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    Chanthaburi beaches good durian

    Coming to Thailand in June Would like to find if possible a laid back beach area with close proximity to durian ( I love Durian) Any tips? Want to stay in a bungalow. Thanks Govinda

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    Never been, but I've heard good things about this place:

    Faasai Resort & Spa

    SMALL FAMILY OWNED INDEPENDENT RESORT
    The owner-proprietors of Faasai Resort and Spa are Surin and Bronwen Laopha. Surin has a diploma in all aspects of Thai Massage from Wat Po, the most pre-eminent school of Thai massage in Thailand and more than 15 years experience working as one of the elite professional massage therapists there. A New Zealander who is a former journalist and broadcaster, Bronwen’s experience and passion for the environment has helped to create the unique atmosphere at Faasai Resort and Spa.




    I've found tripadvisor.com to be pretty reliable in finding good places. Here's the user submitted reviews for Faasai.

    BTW, most if not all accommodations in Thailand forbid Durian in guest's rooms.

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    There a hundreds of places along the eastern seaboard coast leading towards Chanthaburi and Trad and the beaches are mostly clean and quiet. Just follow the signs and you will find a treasure for about 500 Baht per night I am sure.

    This region is famous for every type of tropical fruit imaginable and the roads and people down this end of Thailand are wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    There a hundreds of places along the eastern seaboard coast leading towards Chanthaburi and Trad and the beaches are mostly clean and quiet. Just follow the signs and you will find a treasure for about 500 Baht per night I am sure.
    Hundreds? That's quite an exaggeration. It's not Hua Hin. And unless you've got a lot of time on your hands, it helps to have a plan. For example, "just following the signs" to the so-called beach in Klaeng will lead you to a barren marshy wasteland.

    Also, the coastline can be quite scenic, but that doesn't mean there's beaches or anywhere to stay nearby. For example:


    We're not talking about miles of uninterrupted beaches here.

    There are some nice beaches/areas for sure. Not sure about those 500 baht per night treasures, however. Those days are pretty much long gone all over Thailand IME. Even the Thai family resorts (you know the type, 10 people to a room, card games & karoake sessions outside your window until 4am) charge more than 500 baht per these days.

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    Socks with sandals, big no-no.

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    Thanks for the tips so far. Bummer about not being able to keep durian in rooms. I will check out Faa Sai. I have lived through monsoon seasons in India. Does it get oppressively rainy in this area as it can be in India?

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    Several beach's within 15-20 min. of Chanthaburi and several still have 500-800bt rooms with air-con and great food....Look around

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    Quote Originally Posted by navynine View Post
    ...several still have 500-800bt rooms with air-con and great food....Look around
    Very doubtful. 800 to 1000 range IME. Unless you can name, I call BS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bexar County Stud View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by navynine View Post
    ...several still have 500-800bt rooms with air-con and great food....Look around
    Very doubtful. 800 to 1000 range IME. Unless you can name, I call BS.
    Hotel Siri - Authentic Thai Hotel - Chanthaburi Thailand

    this web link out of date the prices up since last yr; we're staying there from tomorrow will report back; quoted 700/night but we wanted more space with 2 kids - booked bungalow [at]1200
    will let you know

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    Quote Originally Posted by genghis61 View Post
    - booked bungalow [at]1200
    will let you know
    Yeah, that's what I thought. The OP specifically said he/she was looking for a bungalow, and those don't go for 500 baht FFS.

    Anyway, the goal is to find a nice place, not a race to the bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bexar County Stud
    Hundreds? That's quite an exaggeration. It's not Hua Hin. And unless you've got a lot of time on your hands, it helps to have a plan. For example, "just following the signs" to the so-called beach in Klaeng will lead you to a barren marshy wasteland.
    Its not an exageration at all.

    I have done the trip on many occassions to visit my wife's property in Trad and (for those that are interested )there are hundreds of small, medium and large Bungalow style resorts, right on a nice beach and off the main Road to the right as you are driving along the coastline between Rayong and Chantaburi which takes about 2 hours to drive.

    Yes, I ain't comparing it with shitty little Hua Hin and have no idea where you got that from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    I have done the trip on many occassions to visit my wife's property in Trad and (for those that are interested )there are hundreds of small, medium and large Bungalow style resorts, right on a nice beach and off the main Road to the right as you are driving along the coastline between Rayong and Chantaburi which takes about 2 hours to drive.

    Yes, I ain't comparing it with shitty little Hua Hin and have no idea where you got that from.
    That's straight up bullshit. I've lived in Rayong for 8 years and there are not hundreds of resorts between here and Chantaburi. You're probably referring to Lae Mae Phim, which is the most built up in terms of variety and number, but again we're not talking about hundreds.

    Furthermore, it's not as if you can pull off anywhere on the road between Rayong and Chantaburi and find resorts and beaches. Perhaps you pulled off the road in Rayong, saw the beaches and accommodations, and imagined that it continues all the way to Chantaburi - it does not.
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    Well obviously we have been to different places along the coastline.

    Along one stretch of beach there was probably 20 to choose from and the ones we stayed in were around 500 Baht for the night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bexar County Stud View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    There a hundreds of places along the eastern seaboard coast leading towards Chanthaburi and Trad and the beaches are mostly clean and quiet. Just follow the signs and you will find a treasure for about 500 Baht per night I am sure.
    .......... . It's not Hua Hin.
    YES, it isn't hua Hin and that is what makes it so much nicer. and hundreds are not necessarily an exageration. Heck, Ban Chang is the city of 3 beaches... Phala, Pyoun, and Nam Rin (sp). Just West of Ban Chang there are several nice Thai Navy and Marine beaches. and on the road toward Chanthabur and Trad, there are many more. IF I had the name of particular beach resorts I'd give them but that is info that I don't readily have and given the time could be located easily enough with a search. No hand holding in this case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Well obviously we have been to different places along the coastline.

    Along one stretch of beach there was probably 20 to choose from and the ones we stayed in were around 500 Baht for the night.
    Sorry dude, I didn't mean to bite your head off, but having lived/traveled in the region, and recommended it's charms on several occasions/threads on this forum, I feel passionately the appeal of the place is precisely that it DOES NOT have hundreds of resorts. Thank god it doesn't! It's one the last few places left. You can't just turn off the road and find anything you want, as in Hua Hin - and that's a good thing.

    So, yeah, come explore but keep an open mind and don't be so zeroed in on finding 500 baht rooms, which is no longer the norm, thank goodness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bexar County Stud View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Well obviously we have been to different places along the coastline.

    Along one stretch of beach there was probably 20 to choose from and the ones we stayed in were around 500 Baht for the night.
    Sorry dude, I didn't mean to bite your head off, but having lived/traveled in the region, and recommended it's charms on several occasions/threads on this forum, I feel passionately the appeal of the place is precisely that it DOES NOT have hundreds of resorts. Thank god it doesn't! It's one the last few places left. You can't just turn off the road and find anything you want, as in Hua Hin - and that's a good thing.

    So, yeah, come explore but keep an open mind and don't be so zeroed in on finding 500 baht rooms, which is no longer the norm, thank goodness.
    Always good to have a plan.... a flexible plan that can be modified and adjusted as need be. and lets all remember that the term "resort" here in Thailand can mean many different things. Bottom line is that there are many (what ever that number might be) reasonable beaches on the Eastern Seaboard between Sattahip and Trad. Some better than others but excellent seafood almost anywhere along that discussed streach of real estate.

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    comments on beaches - area around Laem Sing not suitable for swimming (this week anyway) - presume due to all the rains as it's not far from the rivermouth/estuary and so many prawn farms upstream, but the water was filthy brown, apart from the colour the beach at Laem Sing was littered along the high tide line with dead fish, dead jellyfish, and plastic waste. Not a good look.

    We did a day trip to Trat and further south to Laem Ngob where the ferry leaves for Koh Chang - water was similarly brown there.

    We moved 20km up the coast to Chao Lao (pic) it was what we wanted, clean white sand beach, very few people about, and clear water ideal for kids.


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