Planning on going to Ko Pha Ngan from around the 5-13 February, but I've tried booking at a few places on line and they're all booked up (tried doing it on sawadee.com).
How likely are we going to be able to get a room by walking up to places when we get there? Is it worth calling the places I've already tried? Are we going to end up sleeping on the beach?!
Don't really mind if we can just walk up and get a place, but it's our first time in Thailand (set off on Friday) and it might be quite nice to have a place sorted.
We're looking at the 500-1000 THB price range btw.
We would like to be by a nice beach (not Haad Rin - we want to go to the FMP, but want to be able to get away from it as well!), shower, air con, double room, bit of night life (or close enough to get to a bit of night life), chilled but not dead.
#1 supernickymoreton has been a member since 8/1/2009. Posts: 6
As long as you're a bit flexible, you should be fine. There's a couple of stories related to this on the site, including the following:
Hope that helps
And a couple of others related to KPN you may find useful:
What is a good beach on KPN?
Do I need reservations for my holiday?
Thanks very much for that.
Another thing, our flight back to the UK from Bangkok is at 8pm on Feb 13th - we've booked a flight from Surat Thani to Bangkok at about 1pm on the same day (13th), will we be ok getting a boat from Ko Pha Ngan that morning? Is it easy and quick enough to get from the boat to the airport?
#4 supernickymoreton has been a member since 8/1/2009. Posts: 6
Keep in mind that even if there is a 'scheduled' ferry, schedules can and do change; ferries can be canceled and/or rescheduled. I've been stranded in Thong Sala on a few different occasions (thankfully I didn't have a flight to catch in BKK). Sometimes things just move slowly in Thailand so I would plan accordingly.
#7 cubedweller has been a member since 23/2/2008. Posts: 35
Ok, nice one, guess we'll probably get the boat over the night before then...
#8 supernickymoreton has been a member since 8/1/2009. Posts: 6
I hate to be a killjoy, but you might find your budget a little unreasonable for what you want. When we were on Koh Tao and Koh Phangan we didn't see any a/c rooms for under 1000B. You might be able to bargain if it's not busy, or you could try to make do with a fan room - it depends how much time you plan to spend in the room during the day and how you cope with heat. I find the temp drops a lot at night.
#9 amazon_blonde has been a member since 20/12/2008. Posts: 116