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Which beach?

Posted by joanne1981 on 31/12/2009 at 04:03

Hi,
I am looking for a really nice beach/island in Thailand to stay for 5 nights next year over Christmas. We have stayed on koh Chang before which we loved so would like something similar or even less touristy. I have read so much info that I don't know where to start and would really appreciate some advise from people who have perhaps stayed somewhere really special.
Thanks, Joanne

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Posted by swag on 31/12/2009 at 04:44

Hi i personally like the andaman side of Thailand. Long beach on Koh Lanta or further afield Koh Lipe are both worth checking out.So many choices though and with 5 nights only somewhere like Lanta appeals as its a cheap air asia flight to Krabi then 2 hr minivan via ferry to island.
cheers

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Posted by idreamofdurian on 31/12/2009 at 10:40 TF writer

If you want less touristy you can stay on one of the National Park islands. The new park bungalows are very nice but facilities are limited -- 1 restaurant, no Internet, etc. You can book on their website.

I loved Ko Tarutao and Ko Adang on the Andaman side in Satun Province. Adang is great because it's a 10 minute long-tail boat ride to Ko Lipe and all its facilities if you're craving pizza for dinner.

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Posted by tezza on 31/12/2009 at 17:50

So many places are less touristy than Chang. To narrow suggestions could you give us an idea on what you consider special - landscape, gorgeous beaches, top quality accommodation, good diving and/or snorkelling etc?
And perhaps your budget range - there are a few islands I consider a bit special but they don't have midrange or better.

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