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    Koh samet

    I had planed taking my kids to koh samet but am being told by the FIL that the sea will be rough and dangous for the kids. Is this right ?
    Also what another place that can offer warm weather clean beach and easy to get to.
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    You could fly to Krabi or Phuket

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    Go to Krabi mate, good family destination.

    Or for something a bit closer to Bangkok, try Koh Larn.

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    Thanks for ideas, can anyone confirm weather and wave conditions on koh samet

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    There's not much response on here to your question bud.

    You could phone a hotel on the island and ask them.

    At a guess I would say Koh Samet and Koh Chang should be ok. I was of the impression it was mostly Chumphon and South Hua Hin that were getting battered, I might be wrong

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    Usually it's ok there. My tip is go to Suan Son area on mainland, cheaper.
    Actually search Bexar county stud threads for other tips for that area.
    samet used to be one of my favorite places on the planet, unfortunately thay've ruined it now.

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    I can't see the sea being any different from Koh Chang at the moment, and it is very calm this time of year. I was on Samet in Oct. once and it was calm then.

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    Go three hours more to Chang. Cheaper, more to do, and much more adventure. The beaches are very nice, but not the beautiful white sand of Samet. I was going in Oct, and did not go because of the floods. But the poster pickel was very helpful with weather reports and encouragement to get down there.

    If your kids are over like 120 centimeters go to TreeTops, a cable adventure not to be believed. Take the island tour. Cheap as chips and pickel can arrange that for you, he offered for me. Much more bang for the buck.

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    chang is great.
    Only one real beach though, cheaper, lots to do for the kids.. elephants, waterfalls etc.
    More to do for you in the evening if you know what I mean.
    Malaria though.

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    Check out WindGURU: Thailand - Koh Samed, Rayong

    It should be OK now.

    The east facing beaches and islands on the west coast of the gulf have been getting a battering lately, but over the east coast seems a lot calmer.

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    Northerly winds not having much effect there.

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    Samet looks good all weekend.

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    Our restaurant is on the beach road in Hat Mae Rumphueng, that's about 10 minutes from Ban Phe where you get on the ferry to go to Ko Samet. Just called the wife, asked her about the water and weather, says all is good.

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    how is the restaurant.
    didn't get a chance to come last time.
    next time me thinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the dogcatcher View Post
    how is the restaurant.
    didn't get a chance to come last time.
    next time me thinks.
    We're doing great. Of course it's high season, but even during low season we did good. Put in an outside bar with a 32 inch flat screen tv, have all the sports channels,good selection of beer and liquor, expanded the menu, put an additional roof over the other side of our outside seating. We've got the best place on the beach, at least that's what everybody says, but I think so too. The name on the sign is MIKELS, just down from Mel's Place. Come see us sometime.......Sam

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    well done, cos Ice and Jim were pulling their hair out cos of lack of custom.

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    Yes, things were slow during low season. Alot people just close up for a while, not Christies of course, and the flooding in Bangkok didn't help even though we didn't get any flooding. It still kept people from coming to Thailand. It effected the tourist industry in a negative way. The food, drink and atmosphere is a lot better now that we have Mikel's. Also, we don't have the overhead that Jim has and it makes it easier for us when things are slow. Jim has a great place and I like to go there when I'm home. He and his wife also come to our place and usually brings friends with them. When people ask about other places to go we always send them his way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Go three hours more to Chang. Cheaper, more to do, and much more adventure. The beaches are very nice, but not the beautiful white sand of Samet. I was going in Oct, and did not go because of the floods. But the poster pickel was very helpful with weather reports and encouragement to get down there.

    If your kids are over like 120 centimeters go to TreeTops, a cable adventure not to be believed. Take the island tour. Cheap as chips and pickel can arrange that for you, he offered for me. Much more bang for the buck.

    Agreed 100%. The extra time traveling to Chang is well worth it. Imo, Samet is very overpriced these days. Better value for money and food on Ko Chang.
    Make sure that your trip to Ko Chang doesn't coincide with Thai public holidays though, as the queue for the ferry is literally miles long..
    The Treetop Safari adventure on Chang is unbelievably good. If you are in the Rayong area, you could also just pop along to the Brookside Valley Resort for something similar, for a great day out.

    http://www.brookside.co.th/
    Last edited by kmart; 30-12-2011 at 10:51 AM.

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    Is that place where you can swim with dolphins still open

    If I remember right that was on the way to Koh Chang

    I just googled it, you can still stop off and see the shows

    Were Sorry..Swimming with dolphins is temporarily closed
    Oasis sea world is still open and the Dolphins show is still available for booking. However due to unforseen circumstances the swimming with dolphins activities are still being suspended. Once work is finished there will be so many improvements but alas we have to wait until the new year ! The health and living conditions of our beautiful dolphins is the only concern and the main reason for such a delay.

    Estimated opening Date for swimming with dolphins

    JANUARY 2012
    Swim with dolphins in thailand at oasis sea world

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