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  • teamtremmar

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    Please help!

    Will be travelling to Thailand in early July...unfortunately only have a couple of weeks this time and really want to spend the last few days on a nice beach that is quiet, pretty inexpensive (up to 1000 baht) but has nice food!

    Was originally looking at Ao Thong Nai Pan Yai/Noi but am now a little worried that it might be a bit noisy at night. So am open to suggestions of where is best to go...has anyone got any opinions on Ao Thong Nai Pan Yai/Noi, Bottle Beach, Hat Sadet or Hat Salat?

    And also, I am assuming that I won't need to pre-book and that boats run to these beaches during July? It would be awful to get stranded on one of the beaches and not be able get home!?!?!?

    Thanks in advance.

    #1 Posted: 3/6/2006 - 03:04

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    Hi teamtremmar,

    Welcome to Travelfish!

    Have you seen our story on finding a good beach on Ko Pha Ngan? If not, that's a good start.

    I'm a long-running fan of Haad Salad, though (like most beaches on Ko Pha Ngan) it is a lot more developed than it used to. Thong Nai Pan Noi is stunning, but noise can be an issue at night -- packing some earplugs is an easy solution!

    #2 Posted: 3/6/2006 - 07:08

  • Umpijuntti

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    Hello, teamtremmar.

    I just came home from Koh Phangan, and would like to recommend a remo and quiet bay called Hat Khom: there are 3 or 4 4 bungalow villages there with pricer ranging from 200baht and up for a nice bungalow with fan and bathroom.(Quite affordable I Think!!)
    The beach is really nice with white sand but you couldn't swim in the bay when I were there due to low water level and a lot of corals.
    But the place is stunningly beautiful, quiet and really cheap.
    I stayd at Haad KHom bungalows, -Call the owner and he'll pick you up from the pier free of charge..

    #3 Posted: 3/6/2006 - 18:46

  • Umpijuntti

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    Hello, teamtremmar.

    I just came home from Koh Phangan, and would like to recommend a remo and quiet bay called Hat Khom: there are 3 or 4 4 bungalow villages there with pricer ranging from 200baht and up for a nice bungalow with fan and bathroom.(Quite affordable I Think!!)
    The beach is really nice with white sand but you couldn't swim in the bay when I were there due to low water level and a lot of corals.
    But the place is stunningly beautiful, quiet and really cheap.
    I stayd at Haad KHom bungalows, -Call the owner and he'll pick you up from the pier free of charge..

    #4 Posted: 3/6/2006 - 18:47

  • neeners

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    Hey there!

    I was at Ao Thong Nai Pan Noi about two weeks ago. I stayed at Baan Panburi Village. Oddly enough, I found the place very quiet. I certainly didn't hear any bass in my hut. The food at their restaurant is superb.

    #5 Posted: 4/6/2006 - 22:54

  • Kennyd

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    Teamtremmar,

    How about Hat Yao. Just got back from there and it is still not overly developed with a few choices of places to eat and go out in the evenings without being noisy or too hectic.

    It is also very beautiful just like Tong Nai Pan and very relaxed and laid back. Now it is accessible by road so you will not have to worry about getting stranded there.

    #6 Posted: 5/6/2006 - 01:05

  • thaibeachlo-
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    Hi Keiblitz,
    I'm glad that you're able to confirm my experience of Thong Nai Pan Yai, as so many posters reckon that they didn't hear any noise at night there. I lasted 6 days before quitting, but only because I'd made the mistake of paying in advance ( never again ). In my case, the noise went on till 3am, and like you it went right through my earplugs.
    The only suggestion that has been made to me, is that it happens around Full Moon time, but there's nothing to say that it's not going to happen any time a couple of punters hits that bar and the barman decides to turn the knob all the way up! Lovely beach, good accomodation etc., but no sleep, no fun. I think in future, I'll leave it to the younger crowd, and look for quieter beaches.
    Teamtremmar, Than Sadet is great, if you don't mind roughing it a little bit, and Bottle Beach looks good too, but I only visited during the day. Good luck.

    #7 Posted: 5/6/2006 - 04:31

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