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Phi Phi or Lanta or ? what is the nicest?

  • rastguu

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    I am planning to go to Thailand first two weeks of March. Is it best to be in southeast or southwest at that time? (because of the monsoon)

    I am there with my girlfriend and want a very nice beach, bar and people when I want to and privacy when I want to. Another thing is: I want to dive and a budget housing directly at the beach.

    Does anybody have advice?

    Thanks a lot!


    #1 Posted: 3/1/2007 - 19:32

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  • manatchaya_b

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    4th January, 2007
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    Have u ever heard surin naitonal park?, it is very nice. I went there two year ago . I saw sharks and my friend saw manta and also big turtles,, If you interested, pls check this website http://www.talaythai.com/issue/surin_park/9754-01.php3

    Have fun :)


    need more info, pls let me know...


    #2 Posted: 4/1/2007 - 00:43

  • somtam2000

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    Hi Richard,

    Both coasts are pretty good in March. If you're tossing up between Lanta and Phi Phi and want to dive, then Phi Phi is the better choice. Lanta has a larger range of budget rooms, but Phi Phi far better diving -- and, if you hunt around you'll get a reasonably priced room...

    #3 Posted: 4/1/2007 - 08:46

  • cathrionas

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    Hi there,I went to Lanta a month or so ago and loved it - stayed at the cheap and basic but lovely huts at the Sanctuary and couldn't fault it. Didn't see much else as the scooters available were not automatics and I was a bit chicken but what I did see of Ko Lanta was lovely. I went past PP on the ferry and I heard later that there isn't enough accommodation so people were having to sleep on the beach - worth booking ahead I think even if its only for the first night.
    Have a great time.

    #4 Posted: 4/1/2007 - 09:49

  • Laura_B

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    Personally I prefer Phi Phi, but it does get pretty crowded and is more expensive. Koh Lanta is a lot more chilled out, you feel like you have more space and you get a bit more for your money. I was in Phi Phi/Lanta in March last year, Phi Phi was still very busy, but Lanta was quiet, therefore on the boat from Phi Phi to Lanta I had a lot of touts trying to sell me accomadation.

    #5 Posted: 4/1/2007 - 22:32

  • sutida15

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    15th January, 2007
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    Phi Phi is better for diving. Many diving points to see.
    Phi Phi will have more tourist than Lanta but on March ,it will not too busy.

    #6 Posted: 15/1/2007 - 14:21

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