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Quiet places in Ao Nang, Krabi and Phuket- do they exist?

Posted by callarda on 5/6/2010 at 04:43

Does anyone know any relatively quiet places to stay in Ao Nang, Krabi or Phuket ? Because of ferry and plane schedules I've got to spend a night in either Ao Nang, Krabi or Phuket before I head to Ko Phi Phi in the morning. I know Phuket has a reputation for being a party Island, but are there any spots off the beaten path that aren't filled with the the sounds of thumping music and partiers at night?

If not in Phuket, are there any places that fit this description in Krabi or Ao nang? I am willing to spend 50 - 80 bucks for the hotel bill.

Also, on my way back to Bangkok from Ko Phi Phi, I have about 6 hours (4:30 - 10:30) to kill between when I arrive at the pier on the ferry and when my plane leaves. If I am looking for more serene places, what beach would you recommend I go to. Should I check my bags at the airport first and then go back somewhere? Otherwise, I guess would need to pay for a cheap hotel to store my bags. (If the airport is far from the cool beaches, this might make more sense.) Is the airport far from the pier?

Any tips would be much appreciated!


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Posted by SBE on 5/6/2010 at 16:52

Probably not. You seem to be looking for a "serene" beach experience in some of the most touristy places in Thailand.

Suggest you read what TF says about various islands.

And here's the TF Thailand weather map.

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Posted by mikethediver on 5/6/2010 at 17:50

It seems you are only staying a day in Phuket or wherever, so maybe traveling time is more important than a quiet location.

Anyway, in Phuket you can stay in Phuket Town itself, which is a typical Thai town; some nice buildings and not a party scene.

Out of town there is Rawai beach where Thai food served all along the beach front and not that noisy at night.

Even Kata & Karon doesn't have to be that bad as long as your hotel isn't above the bar complex!

From Phi Phi I think you may arrive at Chalong Pier, which is a good hour and a bit from the airport (but only 15 minutes by bike/taxi from Rawai beach). I don't think you'll have time to go to the airport & back come back again!

Hope this helps,

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Posted by callarda on 6/6/2010 at 20:18


Thanks a lot for your tips. Seems like Rawai is the best bet for a short evening stay or overnight stay, since it is closer to the pier which I will be using for transport to Phi Phi.

Any recommendations of comfortable but not exorbitant (flashpacker) places to stay overnight near Rawai beach?


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Posted by rachelle23 on 8/6/2010 at 11:31

Thank you for great info! Just looking forward to visit soon!

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