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  • climbergirl

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    Anyone stay there before? Is the water clean?

    #1 Posted: 21/2/2009 - 03:56

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    Which TonSai bay -- there's quite a few.

    #2 Posted: 21/2/2009 - 19:36

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    Abit more info might help!

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    #3 Posted: 22/2/2009 - 02:27

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    What do you mean "is the water clean"? For drinking or swimming? Tonsai Bay Resort itself is nice but very overpriced. There are lots of great places to stay on Tonsai -- check out the Travelfish "accomodation" page for Tonsai/Railay.

    #4 Posted: 22/2/2009 - 15:37

  • crimptacular

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    Actually, there is a resort on Tonsai (not Phi Phi) called Tonsai Bay Resort. As for water, don't drink water from any taps whatsoever anywhere in Tonsai. You can large 6L jugs of it from any of the convenience stores (the farther the store from the beach, the cheaper).

    Any particular reason that you've chosen Tonsai Bay? It's by far the most expensive (and I mean BY FAR) resort on Tonsai. Are you looking for A/C rooms? Mountain View, Dream Valley and Country Side have A/C rooms as well and are less that what you'd pay at Tonsai Bay.

    #5 Posted: 22/2/2009 - 15:39

  • climbergirl

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    Yes, I'm talking about Tonsai Bay Resort on Tonsai. I was looking for a decent place that has A/C, private baths, is clean, and would be a nice place to spend my anniversary without being as expensive as Railey. I didn't know the others has A/C. I'll check it out. Thanks.

    #6 Posted: 24/2/2009 - 06:46

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    Fair enough. I'm not sure what level of comfort you're looking for - I love countryside resort but I don't know if the a/c room has hot water (or if you care when it's that hot). Even if you don't staythere, it's worth visiting the restaurant if it's open as they have the best food on Tonsai IMHO. The owners Wayne and Julie are great people.

    Also, not sure if you realize that while Tonsai Bay Resort has beachfront property none of the rooms are beachfront. In fact, the nicer rooms all appear to be way back in the jungle almost as far as Dream Valley. You may still want to stay here if you get a good low season discount (it is nice). Just want you to have all the info to make your decision ... ;)

    There are places on Railay East that are cheaper than TBR (and have a/c) but IMHO tonsai beach is nicer than Railay East, especially if you are a good climber. You can walk back and forth, but it's far enough that if you plan to climb mostly on tonsai you should try to stay on Tonsai. I found food to generally be cheaper on tonsai too.

    #7 Posted: 24/2/2009 - 07:49

  • climbergirl

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    Thanks for all the feedback. My twin sis went last year and recommended this place, though she hadn't stayed there herself. For just 1 week and for our anniversary, she thought it might be nice. My husband definitely needs a place with A/C, hot showers, and a clean place. I don't plan on swimming, but I wanted to make sure we didn't get sick since we hear that the sewage system there in Tonsai isn't very good.

    #8 Posted: 24/2/2009 - 11:13

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