I will be island hopping around Koh Samui, Ko Pha Ngan and Koh Tao, between 20th August and 20th September. I am planning on taking Â£2000, I have no accommodation booked either will Â£2000 be enough for spends and accommodation combined?
(quick calculation...) £2000*45(current exchange)=THB90,000/30 days=THB3000/day.
That's a fairly healthy budget, allowing for some aircon accommodation near the beach, some nice sit-down meals plus happy hour and then some. By comparison the typical cheapo backpacker gets by on about 1/3 of your funds.
Me and my boyfriend were withdrawing Â£200ish every 5 days, so Â£1200 per month, probably about Â£1400 once we'd travelled around a bit and bought some souveniers. That included accomodation, travel, excursions, food, snacks, souveniers... You'll be absolutely fine.
Bare in mind that we don't drink alcohol or smoke though - that might make a dent x
Booze and women man. Those are the budget eaters. For a place to stay and food - assuming you aren't staying at four star hotels an eating lavishly, you're good to go.
#4 MADMAC has been a member since 6/6/2009. Posts: 6,957
Booze is cheap from 7/11s. Hotels, flights and speedboat tours would be the most expensive items (apart from bargirls that is). 3000 baht a day is a good mid range budget. There's plenty of good resorts with rooms between 1000 and 1800 baht. Food/non alcholic drinks 300-500 baht a day. Beers from 7/11 40-80 baht. Beers in bars can be double that. There's some cheaper tours starting at 500 baht but speedboat tours are 1000-2000 baht. If you stay in 1000 baht rooms then you have plenty of room for other things.
#5 LeonardCohen1 has been a member since 24/7/2012. Posts: 2,148
That budget is more than enough. As Mad Mac mentioned. The big expenses are the women and drink. Easily get carried away after a few drinks, you know what it's like. 60-80 THB a beer is cheap but after having a few, followed by a few shots and buckets, your bill will soon add up. Evening saying that, you have a sweet budget so i wouldn't worry at all. I would even suggest you take less if you need the money.
#6 simond1 has been a member since 6/6/2013. Posts: 4