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Accommodation on Ko Pha Ngan

Posted by supernickymoreton on 19/1/2009 at 18:31

Hi,

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.

Any recommendations?

Thanks

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Posted by somtam2000 on 19/1/2009 at 20:25 admin

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:

https://www.travelfish.org/feature/45

Hope that helps

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Posted by somtam2000 on 19/1/2009 at 20:27 admin

And a couple of others related to KPN you may find useful:

What is a good beach on KPN?
https://www.travelfish.org/feature/17

and,
Do I need reservations for my holiday?
https://www.travelfish.org/feature/101

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Posted by supernickymoreton on 19/1/2009 at 21:05

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?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 20/1/2009 at 14:09 admin

What time is the ferry departure from Ko Pha Ngan you're considering? That would be the weak link in your plans.

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Posted by supernickymoreton on 20/1/2009 at 16:07

Not sure - is there one early enough? Or would we be better staying in Surat Thani over night?

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Posted by cubedweller on 21/1/2009 at 06:21

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.

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Posted by supernickymoreton on 21/1/2009 at 06:43

Ok, nice one, guess we'll probably get the boat over the night before then...

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Posted by amazon_blonde on 23/1/2009 at 08:32

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.

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