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Affordable Luxury Villa along Andaman Coast, Thailand

  • reneejm1

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    Hi I'm travelling to Thailand in February 2014 and will have a few days at the end of my trip by myself, I'll probably be in Phuket so was hoping to see more of the islands. My friend and I are planning on visiting Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui, Koh Phangnan and Koh Phi Phi.

    I was trying to find another island on the Andaman Coast where I could possibly stay in a luxury villa or resort that was rather affordable for two - four nights by myself just for some down time. Note that I'll be backpacking for the most of my trip spending between $10-$30 AUD on accommodation per night. But for the end of my trip I'm happy to spend up to $80(ish) (think thats 2500 baht) per night. Is there any place out there that fits this description and that anyone has a good recommendation of?

    Happy if its outside of my budget or elsewhere in Thailand but all I really want is a really nice place where I can sit by the beach or pool and drink cocktails, relax and read a good book.

    Any help would be appreciated! Cheers

    #1 Posted: 14/12/2013 - 20:44

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  • reneejm1

    Joined Travelfish
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    Posts: 2

    Prices are in AUD by the way!
    So looking at accommodation less than 2500 baht.

    #2 Posted: 14/12/2013 - 20:45

  • tezza

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    I too am a great fan of a few days in a nice resort at the end of a backpacking trip. But the Andaman is expensive these days and February is high season so I'm afraid $aud80 for a villa or similar aint gonna cut it.
    For instance I just paid $101 for a February non-beachfront aircon bungalow at Coral Island Resort just off Phuket . Now the beach is sweet (although popular with day trippers) but this resort is not above 3 star.

    The other thing is February tends to book out - I had a number of places in mind which had no vacancies. I blame those Ruskies (no I don't - it's -60 celsius in Verksoyansk in February; I reckon they are real smart escaping to somewhere tropical).
    My suggestion is to get onto travelfish's linked place-booking site Agoda and see what's available. I reckon your best bet may be Phuket on the basis there's a huge amount of of good quality accommodation on the island. By the way, Phuket has many nice beach areas away from the big 3 of Kata, Karon and Patong. Hell, you can find some nice places at those 3 too.

    Outside your budget - okay, check out Ko Ngai Cliff Beach Resort - nice island and the view from KNCR's high swimming pool is outstanding.
    Another nice island and resort a bit closer to Phuket - Ko Jum Resort on Jum's Ting Rai beach.
    The least expensive rooms at some of the Krabi area's East Railay mid-range resorts can be (relatatively) good value. These are often original backpackers' rooms tarted up with air etc and the resorts have put in nice pools. Plus East Railay is a real good base for the area. Check what's available at Railay Viewpoint Resort and similar.
    Not too far north of Phuket - check for the least expensive at Baan Krating high above Khao Lak's Sunset beach.

    #3 Posted: 16/12/2013 - 20:27

  • LeonardCohe-

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    80 gets a nice room but not a villa. Krabi is cheaper than phuket. Check booking.com for deals

    #4 Posted: 17/12/2013 - 03:43

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