My husband, 9 year old boy and I are travelleing to Bang Tao Bay and staying at Laguna beach Resort in late March but am not sure about how easy it is to get around from here. Any views would be appreciated as do not want to spend the whole time on resort or on set excursions.
#1 Howet has been a member since 1/1/2012. Posts: 2
There are plenty of taxis that can take you from Baan Tao to the rest of Phuket. There are also songtaews (basically a truck that has had bench seats put in) that run through the entire island and go from beach to beach. So you should be able to get around easily.
There are plenty of restaurants in the area as well as in nearby Surin beach that you can easily walk to.
#2 guava_girl has been a member since 21/10/2010. Posts: 252
The Laguna property is both sprawling and pretty isolated. As guava_girl says you'll be able to get a taxi to elsewhere but it is a good old drive to anywhere else and I'd imagine the taxis will come up with some pretty hefty fares to anywhere.
The closest spots worth visiting IMO are the beaches just to the south, between Bang Tao and Kamala -- but it may work out more cost effective to grab a hire car than rely on the cabs.
If nothing else, walk down to the southern end of Bangtao -- there's a bunch of more reasonably priced beach bars and when I was there earlier this year there were elephants playing around in the waves -- was fun!
#3 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,789
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Thank you both. A bit of a difference of opinion here. Suppose all we can do is see when we get there.
#4 Howet has been a member since 1/1/2012. Posts: 2