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Thailand for Christmas / New years - Opinions needed!

Posted by alt on 7/10/2011 at 18:51

Hi folks,
Myself and the GF are 'flash packing' (I hate to use that word but it's the best way to describe us) through SE Asia for 3 months, landing in Bangkok 12th November.

We'll head North, then to Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. We plan on crossing back into Thailand on or around 20 - 22 December, and spending Christmas / New Years in Thailand (not too far from Bangkok for logistical reasons) before heading down south to spend a month exploring down there.

Now, here's what we can't decide on.... what to do for Christmas / New Years

We're a mid 20's couple travelling who enjoy the company of others. We'd like a nice mix of having our own time to chill-out, but being close to civilisation and other people.

We are completely open minded as to where we go or what we do - the only pre-requisite for Christmas is that we're on a beach with lovely scenery and are around other people. New years we just want to be able to party :)

So, with that, I ask for your suggestions. Ko Chang was recommended but it may be a little too chilled out for us. My main attraction was that it was close to the Cambodian border, but we don't mind travelling so long as we're chilling out by no later than 23rd Dec.

Can anyone offer any suggestions? Many thanks for any help offered

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Posted by guava_girl on 14/10/2011 at 23:47

Koh Phangan would be the obvious choice for the New Years Eve party. If you stayed on a quieter beach in the north like Thong Nai Pan Yai or Haad Salad you could enjoy a nice christmas and then get a taxi or boat to the party on New Years Eve.

You can get there quickly by flying with Bangkok Airways to Samui and then a ferry across or through NOK Air which has an all in one air, bus and ferry.

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