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Trying to revisit bamboo hut experience

Posted by gfong on 27/5/2008 at 02:26

In 1984 my wife and I found ourselves living in a simple bamboo beach hut with a toilet and shower and bed. there were 16 huts in all with a little restaurant affair and the whole complex sat on a calm tree lined white sand beach. Electricity was available for four hours after the sun went down. Before we knew it two months had past. We have never forgotten. That was on Chawang beach in Ko Samui 1984.

Anyone out there can point me to a similar situation in Vietnam, Cambodia or Thailand? I have two kids to disconnect from the digital world for two months.

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Posted by Banfffour on 28/5/2008 at 01:46

If you find it...please let me know! My husband and I have booked 6 weeks off, have the kids in tow (100/11yrs old) and am hoping to relive our experience from 20 years ago!
As well as prove to the kids that you can have a good time somewhere basic that doesn't have room service, and maybe at the same time they might see that not all kids get Wii's, and Ipods for christmas! I am also finding it hard to find basic huts that sleep four people.

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Posted by gfong on 28/5/2008 at 03:22

Where did you go 20 years ago? We spent a few months in thailand and a few months in Indonesia. Back then there was nothing on Ko Samui back in 97 we were flying to Hong Kong when we were horrified to see the neon jungle that it had turned into on som promo they were running on the video. Needless to say we decided to skip Ko Samui.
I think that I have found something in the south of vietnam near the Cambodian border the island is called Phu Quoc. Check it out and let me know if you find something else.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 29/5/2008 at 05:30 admin

If you're planning time in southern Cambodia, there's a place just outside Kampot that could fit the bill. It's riverfront rather than beachfront, but if you're looking to disconnect, it's a good starting point.
Les Manguiers

As already suggested, Phu Quoc Island is another fine spot.

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