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Need a quiet place to stay

Posted by OlgaGa on 8/9/2008 at 17:17

Hi, please advise a peaceful place to stay on Krabi.
Firsttime in Thai. fly in on 23 of Oct.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 9/9/2008 at 06:52 admin

Have you taken a look at the accommodation page in our Krabi section?

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Posted by travelrock on 9/9/2008 at 08:03

where in krabi?

town, ao nang, khlong muang? railay?, nopphorat?

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Posted by OlgaGa on 9/9/2008 at 09:31

2somtam2000
yes, I have. Still, it is not quite clear which is peaceful :)

2travelrock
we fly in on 23 oct from BAngkok to krabi airport.
can go anywhere around Krabi, but would like to stay for 3 days in a good place, at the coast (i guess all of them are at the cost :). Not too long to get to.

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Posted by OlgaGa on 9/9/2008 at 09:33

My husband is turning 30, where would you stay on your burthday, if you wanted peace?

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Posted by RotPickup on 10/9/2008 at 00:22

Try Ko Jum. You can take the sharetaxi/songthaew from outside the airport to nuakhlong.Then to LaemKhruat.
See post "Which Island to go to in November?"

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Posted by OlgaGa on 10/9/2008 at 10:25

2 RotPickup

Thank you!
I looked at the map, seems ok.
is there any hotels you could reccomend?

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Posted by RotPickup on 10/9/2008 at 13:31

There are no Hotels on KoJum; only Bungalows.
For the perfect Birthday: KoJumLodge; very nice but expensive:SeaViewCottage 3000Baht.
Also nice: Woodland Lodge:500-800Baht; Ao Si Bungalows:400-800 Baht; Oon Lee:400-800Baht.
there are about 15 Places to stay on the Island; some very basic; some hard to get to.

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Posted by OlgaGa on 10/9/2008 at 16:26

Thanks!
which beach is more romantic on Ko Jum?
More bounty like?
Sounds too touristy, but when you live in Siberia, you do long a coconut palm and white sand :)

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Posted by RotPickup on 10/9/2008 at 16:47

The so-called Andaman/GoldenPearl Beach is the longest Beach on the Island where most of the resorts are.
OonLee has only a small stretch of beach in front but about 10min. away by foot there is a fantastic deserted beach.
Find out all about Ko Jum here: kohjumonline.com

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Posted by OlgaGa on 10/9/2008 at 17:15

Yes, i've been through this site already.
thanks again.
and if there are any boats from Luam Kruat to Ko Jum
around 19-30?
We fly in Krabi in 18-25...

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Posted by tezza on 10/9/2008 at 17:30

I'm a Jum fan - I honestly think the North Beach is closest to Bounty style, but there are are only budget style bungalows there.
Ting Ray and Onlee at the middle beach have gained a lot of good posts on travel forums in the past, and these places have better grade bungalows.
I stayed at Season Bungalows on Golden Pearl, a nice place with a range of bungalow styles.
I'm not absolutely sure, but I think the longtail taxi boats go across to Jum on demand from Luam Kruat.

For my favourite Bounty style beach in the Krabi district in low season check TRAVELFISH for oft praised Phi Phi's Toh Koh Bungalows on the laid back sheltered east coast. I have a fair bit of info and pix on the Newspaper Article page in the link below.

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Posted by OlgaGa on 10/9/2008 at 19:33

thanks, tezza!
we are going to travel around Krabi islands.
Book 2 first nights to have rest and then will move on to the next island.
Guess there is not much problem to find a hotel when walk in?

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Posted by tezza on 11/9/2008 at 16:59

No problems walk-in in late October/early-mid Oct. Note that some ferries don't start running until November - although I think I read somewhere that Lanta-Phi Phi kicks in in mid/late Oct.

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Posted by OlgaGa on 13/9/2008 at 11:58

Also, Woodland answered "THE FERRIES FROM LEAM KRAUT LEAVE AT 1, 3 AND 5 PM A SPECIAL BOAT CAN BE ARRANGED LATER BUT WOULD COST ABOUT B1500"
Is it possible to find a boat at arraival in LEAM KRAUT at 18-30? are there any "water taxisrts" or individual carriers?

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Posted by RotPickup on 13/9/2008 at 19:34

It might be possible to find a local to take you there but the rate may be very high. Also it gets dark after 18.00 and going by boat in the dark is not recommended. Stay one night in Krabi; enjoy the nightmarket and take the 13.00 boat. Then there will be enough time left to have a look at several bungalow-places.
The boat leaving laem kruat is actually some kind of large speedboat with a hood; bring earplugs.

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Posted by OlgaGa on 13/9/2008 at 23:15

nightmarket? sounds good :)
where I can read more about is?

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Posted by RotPickup on 14/9/2008 at 17:18

There is a small rather touristic nightmarket at the old pier in town and there is a larger one at maharat 10 road; both are easy to reach by foot.

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Posted by OlgaGa on 21/10/2008 at 09:36

Hello!
is there any difficulties at getting from Ko Jum to the other part of Thai island - I mean Ko Samui?

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Posted by RotPickup on 26/10/2008 at 16:25

Just go back to Krabi. Zillions of options there.

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Posted by tezza on 28/10/2008 at 06:34

Apparantly the Lanta- Krabi ferry has been running from Oct4 so you can hop on as it passes Jum and go to one of the small travel agents in the Krabi pier's terminal and get a minibus/ferry ticket thru to Samui.
Or you could catch a songthaew up to the bus station at Krabi , get a big coach across to Surathani on the Gulf coast and buy a ferry ticket to Samui.

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Posted by OlgaGa on 8/11/2008 at 13:29

Thanks to all you guys for help very much! Just got back from Thailand.
Been to Ko Jum, Krabi (ao nang), Phi-Phi, Phuket (patong, karon, kata, nai yang beaches), couple days is Bangkok.
Answering my own question: best for peaceful is Ko Jum (really wonderful), and Nai Yang beach of Phuket (right near the airport, long, deserted. Thai people spend their week-end there).
Best wishes to all.
If have questions - welcome to ask :)

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Posted by tezza on 8/11/2008 at 16:00

Olga, where did you stay on Jum (costs?), Phi Phi and Nai Yang?

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Posted by OlgaGa on 8/11/2008 at 23:41

Ko Jum - Andaman beach "Woodland Lodge" bungalow 500 and 800 tb\night
Phi Phi - Ao Po beach "Last Paradise" 500 tb\night (very basic), "Phe-Phe beach resort" at Long beach 8800 tb\3 nights.
Nai Yong - Nai Yong House 600\night

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Posted by OlgaGa on 9/11/2008 at 00:14

Here are contacts:
Nai Yang House a man called Lui - naiyanghouse@hotmail.com
076 327488, 327348

on Phi-Phi Ao Poh beach bungalow: Philippe (french guy) 0810 891235 and Philippe - 08 73836020
mobow42@hotmail.com

Woodland Lodge and Phi Phi Bech resort at Long beach are on the internet :)

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Posted by OlgaGa on 9/11/2008 at 00:16

Sorry, the second guy in Ao Poh is Thibalt

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