We will be in Thailand next week and are looking at staying at Thung Wua Laem Beach at Chumphon for a couple of days before heading over to Koh Tao.
Can anyone recommend some good accommodation at Thung Wua Laem Beach. We are looking for Bungalow resorts if they exist.
Also does anyone know how easy is it is to get to Thung Wua Laem Beach from chumphon Train Station.
Thanks for any info...
#1 woodyuk has been a member since 14/1/2007. Posts: 25
#2 woodyuk has been a member since 14/1/2007. Posts: 25
OK ... you want an answer.
I don't know much, but I'm pretty sure I saw a sawngthaew when I was out there. To get to the road to the beach you would walk straight out from the station to the next big intersection - not far. Otherwise there's taxis. It's about 16km.
There's a few places out there. The beach looked nice but Lady Fondo got mercilessly attacked by sandflies.
I went to Hat Thung Wua Laen for a day but didn't stay overnight so can't name any bungalows. But I did stay on Sairee Beach (aka "Had Sai Ri") about 20km out of Chumphon town, at a place called Nong Mai Sai Resort (น้องใหม่ ทรายรีสอร์ท sorry no English sign but the local taxi/tuktuk guys all know where it is) See pic on my Flickr set here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/captain-bob/4408281765/in/set-72157621919706647 Click the next picture to see the bungalow - 900 baht for very clean nearly beachfront unit plus big restaurant with excellent seafood. The Lomprayah high-speed ferry pier is just a bit further down so it could be convenient for Ko Tao.
Thung Wua Laem Beach is great!!!!!!!!!
Not sure of the exact route from the train station, but you need to get to the market which is not that far from the train station, in fact I think you can walk it, and get the yellow songthaw (different colours go to different places - simple but effective (if you know it!)) If you need to give directions from the train station ask for the 'Yellow sangthaws'.
Once there, there are many bungalows cant remember the name of the one we stayed at but he bungalows are on the left and the beach is on the right!
When you want to leave, your resort will need to phone for the songthaw as they don't normally drive the beach road but bypass it by a few 100 yards.
No jet skis, no loud music, no girly bars, no beach umbrellas - a lot of locals at the weekend, a great place!