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  • time2fly

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    Anyone has any experience with this? Do you advise for or against it? Just thought it would be a good way to explore the Island.. Also how does Insurance work?

    #1 Posted: 31/3/2012 - 10:03

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  • busylizzy

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    I haven't done it in Samui, but have rented a small jeep in Koh Phangan a few times. It's an excellent way to get around and see some areas that you wouldn't be able to easily get to otherwise. The last time I hired one was in 2010, 2000baht for 3 days. Insurance? What insurance? They take your passport as insurance!

    Seriously, I had an issue with leaving my passport. Even said 'forget it', walked away for an hour before going back with tail between my legs. I tried to leave a photocopy, but they wouldn't have it.

    I hired from a small local place (a cafe opposite the pier) in KPN. I would imagine there are more options in Samui, including some of the larger, but more expensive firms that might have insurance options.

    #2 Posted: 1/4/2012 - 01:57

  • time2fly

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    Thanks so much lol... So you did leave your passport?
    I may just rent it in Koh Phangan
    So in exchange for insurance they take your passport. So if you are to get in an accident you pay cash I assume? Thanks again, I will probably check the place out that you rented from..

    #3 Posted: 1/4/2012 - 06:29

  • time2fly

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    Hey Lizzy, Just read your other posts...Questions answered!!! Thanks again

    #4 Posted: 1/4/2012 - 06:32

  • busylizzy

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    No worries - happy to help!

    #5 Posted: 1/4/2012 - 15:02

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