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  • Kiwi1234

    Joined Travelfish
    21st October, 2012
    Posts: 2

    I am currently travelling thru Asia and in my last week from 28th November to 4th December, I would like to go to one of the islands to chill out before my return to NZ. Having problems in trying to decide on which island, I don't want anything too touristy, just a nice long beach where the sunsets are beautiful, not into party scene either. Would like a place where there is hammock under a tree and I can read without interruption, a room which has air conditioning, very close to beach or on beach bungalow and nothing too expensive, will be travelling from Bangkok and back to Bangkok for flight home, would appreciate recommendations? Also need wifi

    #1 Posted: 21/10/2012 - 22:20

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  • greg121

    Joined Travelfish
    24th July, 2012
    Posts: 22

    Ko Chang near Trat, closer to BKK then the southern Islands, the weather is good in November.

    http://www.rocksand-resort.com/ just one well known place to sleep, make sure to check out the accommodation tips on travelfish!

    #2 Posted: 22/10/2012 - 04:25

  • tezza

    Joined Travelfish
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    Posts: 1289
    Total reviews: 61

    Hell, reading the Kiwi's requirements I immediately thought of the less visited northern end of White Sand Beach on big Ko Chang . And I scroll down to see that greg21 is right onto it.
    Actually there is a whole bunch of budget/flashpacker beachfront joints clustered around Rock Sand, plus a lower midrange place White Sand Resort further north.

    Kiwi, you might also do some research into Ao Bang Bao, Ao Klong Chao, Ao Noi, Ao Jark and Ao Phrao on attractive Ko Kood further south from big Chang - and over in the north Andaman Ao Yai on little Ko Chang and the beach with the same name on adjacent Ko Phayam, Phayam's Ao Khao Kwai gets the magic sunsets on its northern quarter (it has a decent curve) and sure is long and laid back enough.
    Can't promise wi-fi everywhere but my findings recent trips is that a hell of a lot of even small bungalow joints offer it.

    #3 Posted: 25/10/2012 - 00:29

  • Kiwi1234

    Joined Travelfish
    21st October, 2012
    Posts: 2

    Thanks Greg121 and Tezza, I will do some more research. Read a review of Rock Sand and it was being renovated and if I go there will check that renovations have been completed. :)

    #4 Posted: 25/10/2012 - 04:01

  • RiniRabbit

    Joined Travelfish
    31st July, 2012
    Posts: 78

    Koh Lanta in Krabi , There is really nice place for relaxing , chill out at the beach , also nice for snorkeling nearby island around there.
    Or Koh Samet in Rayong , this is near Bangkok you can take bus or minivan just 3 hours and boat to there 45 mins, Lungdum beach is nice to stay. = )
    you can snorkeling there also

    #5 Posted: 25/10/2012 - 21:59

  • Twerto

    Joined Travelfish
    20th November, 2011
    Posts: 36

    Ive just returned from Koh Samui after deliberating for weeks where to end my trip round SE Asia.. Koh Samui had exactly what we wanted quiet end of the beach at the south end of Changwen and if i wanted to socialise I just headed a km or two north into the centre of Changwen. I looked at going to Koh Chang and would possibly of preffered there but after all the treking i had done.. Koh Samui appeared much easier to get to

    #6 Posted: 26/10/2012 - 08:33

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