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Ko Phangan: Sarikantang vs Cocohut Village

  • smash

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    Hi all,

    Can I get some advise re which property people prefer (and why) at Leela Beach in Phangan? Was originally looking at Santhiya but have decided we want to be closer to the action seeing as we're going to Phangan for the Full Moon Party... Love the look of Santhiya, but not sure many 'like minded travellers' will be staying at a five-star SLH...

    Don't mind spending around THB3500-THB4000 per night which which would get a Beachfront Suite at Sarikantang. I'm leaning towards Sarikantang as it looks a bit more appealing on their website. We'll be getting towards the end of our trip and want something nicer on Phangan as will be back in wooden bungalows the following week learning to dive on Ko Tao.

    Cheers,
    Ash

    #1 Posted: 29/8/2009 - 03:26

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  • busylizzy

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    I found Sarikantang a nice place to stay as a 'treat' as our trip was ending. It was a nice 'resort' with a range of room options; I stayed in one of the cheaper, aircon rooms that was back from the beach, but it was absolutely fine - plenty of space, and clean. The pool was nice and clean. I remember the beach being OK although I didn't go swimming there.

    We were not there for the FMP's so I can't comment about that.

    I can't compare it to the other property you mentioned, but I would definitely go back to Sarikantang if looking to treat myself.

    #2 Posted: 29/8/2009 - 04:43

  • somtam2000

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    Smash -- all the props on Leela Beach are extremely popular over FMP -- reservations pretty much essential.

    Between Coco Huts and Sarikantang -- six of one half dozen of the other -- though the latter is marginally further away from the road, so slightly quieter.

    It is a glorious beach.

    #3 Posted: 29/8/2009 - 07:16

  • smash

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    Thanks :)

    Out of interest, what is 'six of one half dozen of the other'?

    Sarikantang looks a bit more boutique-ish. Coco Huts is cheaper though and their wooden bungalows look cute.

    Decisions, decisions...

    What is late-May like in Koh Phangan and Koh Tao? Good weather? We're completely skipping Koh Samui - assume we're not missing much by doing this with 5n Phangan, 6n Tao and then 14n Phuket?

    #4 Posted: 29/8/2009 - 08:58

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    Sorry, I slipped into an Australianism -- it means there is little difference between the two.

    May will see some rain, but will be drier than the east coast.

    #5 Posted: 29/8/2009 - 11:38

  • tezza

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    For what its worth, I visited Leela for an update look last fortnight - the resorts are adjacent in the western part of the beach where the sand is real nice. Note like all Phangan's south-coast beaches the water gets a bit shallow at low tide, but at Leela this leads to patches of coral close to the surface with sections of sand between big enough for a few people to sit around with their chins above water checking the scene. And if they have a snorkelling mask it's real neat to stick yer head under to check the fishies etc swimming around the coral.It's a bit hard to swim at lowest tide but no problem away from this.
    I don't think you will go wrong whichever of the two resorts you pick. Coco had upgraded since I last visited and Sarikantang's pool area and beach bungalows looked real nice.

    #6 Posted: 29/8/2009 - 17:19

  • thompson150

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    Hi all,

    I'm hoping to book Coco Huts for the FMP in November 2011.

    However, they asked for a 100% payment upfront via paypal. Is this standard? I usually just arrive on the day and hope to find somewhere nice!!!

    #7 Posted: 5/8/2011 - 16:59

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    You could take your chances if you are getting there a few days before the FMP... but have a backup plan for alternative accom. I would imagine that they get booked up around the FMP.

    You could always contact them directly and ask about paying a deposit only, I guess.

    #8 Posted: 5/8/2011 - 18:08

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    You could take your chances if you are getting there a few days before the FMP... but have a backup plan for alternative accom. I would imagine that they get booked up around the FMP.

    You could always contact them directly and ask about paying a deposit only, I guess.

    #9 Posted: 5/8/2011 - 18:08

  • adampatto

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    Thompson150 did you end up staying at Cocohut in November?

    I would be curious to know your thoughts or if anyone else has stayed at these properties if they have any feedback?

    #10 Posted: 15/1/2012 - 14:41

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