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Underwhelmed with Maya Bay sleep-aboard.

Posted by tezza on 16/12/2014 at 15:36

I've done some great sleep-aboards in Thailand, Australia, Indonesia and Turkey so when I heard some dudes had an overnight version out of PP Don to Maya Bay, I jumped at the chance a few weeks ago. I was not whelmed. I found it uncomfortable and overpriced. The snorkeling was poor, the sights familiar, I got little sleep, rolled on my glasses and broke them and kicked my toe in the dark big time. I was worried I would get rained on when trying to sleep. If you think I'm having a big sulk you ar ...

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Ton Sai Phi Phi still the wrong side of the shark

Posted by tezza on 16/12/2014 at 03:32

About a year ago I posted that Ton Sai/Loh Dalum at Phi Phi had jumped the shark - crowds, rip-offs, rampant development etc was over the top. Following my latest late Nov 2014 trip I judge it even worse. Note other parts of Phi Phi Don are worth a visit - I reckon areas around Long Beach and up the eastern coast can be pretty sweet. Ton Sai and Loh Dalum are further over the shark on account of: * crowds - I figured the Andaman as a whole was 50+% down in tourist numbers compared to November i ...

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Ao Nang-Phi Phi and Phi Phi-Phuket

Posted by edost4 on 14/12/2014 at 19:53

Hey guys, I will be traveling one way between Ao Nang- Phi Phi and Phi Phi- Phuket and was looking for possible ferry options. My impression is that there is really only 1 boat doing these transfer, since any website I looked into it was the same time and length- 2 hours!.. I also noticed that organized trips offer a speedboat that does this distance in about 45 minutes, but it also includes the trip itself! So 2 questions, 1. What are the actual options in terms of taking this ferry (onl ...

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pre book or not for phuket airport transfers

Posted by Northwig on 2/12/2014 at 02:31

Hello, my and my girlfriend will be starting our first trip when we arrive in phuket on Saturday night. We have a 34 km journey to the novotel hotel. Can any recommend a taxi? I've heard that it is possible to be ripped off but just wanted to make sure. Should I ask for a metered taxi on the night or try to sort something good out in advance. Any help or contacts would be greatly appreciated Regards chris ...

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Prachuap khiri khan to Ranong...

Posted by altmtl on 30/11/2014 at 07:47

Is there a bus from PKK to Ranong or will I have take another on in Chumphon? thx ...

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Ko Chang to Bangkok airport

Posted by cwoolston on 30/11/2014 at 12:03

Hi I am looking for a little advice. I planning to travel to Vietnam from Ko Chang in Thailand and have seen a flight which departs Bangkok suvarnabhumi airport at 15.20. I had been told the journey between Ko Chang and Bangkon is approximately 5 hours so was going to get the lonely beach minibus at 7am but now I look into it in more detail I am concerned that it may take considerabley longer than 5 hours. Can anyone advise on the journey time between Ko Chang and Bangkok airport? Thanks ...

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3 weeks in Thailand, both Gulf and Adaman Sea islands?

Posted by feydakin77 on 8/12/2014 at 08:55

Hi Guys, I am going to Thailand for almost 3 weeks arriving to BKK onthe 13th of Jan. After doing some research I booked a couple of places butafter further reading I may have made a mistake with my itinerary. I am travelling solo and after getting my Open water divingcertification I wanted to get more experience with diving so I decided thatafter a couple of days in BKK to head off Koh Tao for a 4 days stay to improvemy skills and maybe do the AOW. But I also wanted to visit the South Adaman ...

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Transport from Phuket - Koh Phangan and Koh Samui - Ao Nang

Posted by edost4 on 9/12/2014 at 18:50

Hey guys, I know it must have been posted already but I couldnt the answer. I will be traveling from Phuket to Koh Phangan for the New Years party on Dec. 30 and was wondering if you could recommend where to book tickets from for the travel (bus, ferrry combo or whatever). All flights are fully booked.. I know its suggested to buy tickets in advance, but I am only arriving on the 28th so that would mean taking a huge risk of not being able to obtain any tickets. For reference, I will be stay ...

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My packing list

Posted by Briareos on 22/12/2011 at 14:26

Leave January 3rd until the 30th. I think I have everything sorted just about rough plans and things to see and do, how to get around etc.. Just making sure I have stuff ready to be packed for when the time arrives (not long to go now woo!) Does this look about right? Money Belt // Mos Repellent spray / Deet // Sun screen Face cloth // Cotton trousers 4 t shirts // compression sacks (2 small 1 medium/ Mesh ditty bags // Combination locks // Universal Charger // Toilet roll toothpaste fleece / ...

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Ko Jum to Ko Kradan - best way to transfer between islands?

Posted by Cocosnowden on 3/12/2014 at 21:56

Hi All, I'm hoping that someone might have guidance on the best way to "transfer" from Ko Jum to Ko Kradan . So far (from online research), it looks like my best chances are to go from Ko Jum to Ko Lanta via the ferry, then take a boat from Ko Lanta to Ko Kradan. The problem with this is that it looks like boats to Ko Kradan leave Ko Lanta before I'd get there from Ko Jum. Is there a way to do this in one day? Any advice, tips, guidance? Thanks, Coco ...

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Thai/Cambodia border crossing: easiest and fastest option from Ko Chang

Posted by JuliaMcD on 29/7/2012 at 18:01

I guess the title is pretty self-explanatory. I am looking for the easiest and fastest way to get from Ko Chang (Thailand) to Siem Reap (Cambodia). Easy and quick, naturally with no gem scam stops on the way. How long does the journey take (more or less), what's the cost? Where and how could I possibly organise a visa for Cambodia before crossing? I heard the officials at the border put rediculous prices on visas and that it would be cheaper to organise one prior to entering the country ? Th ...

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3 weeks on the Andaman coast - itinerary

Posted by Frenk82 on 30/11/2014 at 06:48

In addition to my first question ( i checked all places advised an did some additional reading. I came up with the following itinerary. On the map it looks like an efficient round trip, but have no idea if it will work in real life. I also feel like i may rushing things, so maybe i should skip one place. As other places also sound really good, i also feel like i miss out on some places i didn't include. I would be ...

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Can I get some feedback on why my post was deleted?

Posted by samuiintern on 23/6/2012 at 04:31

I added a post to Travelfish this morning asking for some advice. I am looking to invite travellers to work with me in Koh Samui in exchange for accommodation. I won't duplicate my previous post, but in a nutshell I own several websites and I want some help with blogging. I simply wanted to establish whether this was likely to be of interest to people, or whether I was wasting my time exploring this idea. I thought that a site I have used many times myself planning travel in South East Asia wou ...

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Meltdown on Lonely Planet Thorn Tree

Posted by Captain_Bob on 23/5/2013 at 13:05

Have you noticed the userbase jumping ship on Thorn Tree? Repeated server-down, heavily-moderated postings, mass deletions and buggy interface as they try to resurrect the site. Travelfish is a solid alternative and I've said so over there. Don't shoot the messenger. ...

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Viewed 13,359 times, with 81 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 28/11/2014 at 23:06

Four Islands Tour or Similan Island Snorkelling Tour

Posted by lisagm100 on 28/11/2014 at 05:30

Hi Guys I'm a bit undecided between 2 tours, the 4 Islands (this includes Chicken Island, Miracle Separated Sea, Poda Island, Pranang Cave & Railay Bay) and the Similan Tour (this includes also Honeymoon Bay, Princess Bay, Donald Duck Bay, East of Eden, Barracuda Point and Christmas Point). I'm not sure which to go for really since they're both new to me.....what is really the dilemma is that I've read that Similan Island is very nice however I've also read that Railay Bay is a must see. W ...

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Itinerary suggestions for south thailand and the islands

Posted by mc600 on 22/3/2011 at 19:08

Hi I am planning on spending 19 days in south thailand and the islands next month and would be grateful if anyone could suggest itineraries / places to visit. Looking to do some partying, diving, general sightseeing etc Thanks ...

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Thailand for Christmas

Posted by Morganj24 on 16/11/2014 at 14:43

Next year I'm planning on being in Thailand for Christmas. Can anyone recommend an island/beach to while away the festive season? ...

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Koh Phi Phi to Krabi

Posted by swati8 on 20/11/2014 at 03:27

I need to get Krabi from Phi Phi, to catch a 1:30 PM flight on 1st Jan. Would this be possible? Is there a 9AM ferry from Phi Phi, I havent been able to find a link to book this online. Considering it's high season, is it advisable to book it online or can I book this in Phi Phi? Any help on this would be great. ...

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South of Thailand islands/itinerary

Posted by wheresjess on 26/11/2014 at 19:29

Hello I will be in the south of thailand for 7 nights from 29th Dec to 5th January. I am going with a friend and it is our first time in this part of Thailand. We like water activites, beach. diving, snorkeling. I want to see a mix of parties scene and the untouched scenic beaches. We fly into Krabi, then thinking of going to Koh Phi Phi for nye, then Phuket, since we fly out of there. We were thinking 2 nights in each area. I have one extra night to spare, u think i should do koh phi phi or ...

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Seabreeze Resort Koh Phangan

Posted by lisagm100 on 19/11/2014 at 05:35

Hi Guys.....has anyone stayed in this resort please? I will be in Koh Phangan in April for the Full Moon Party and booked accomodation at this resort but have read mixed reviews about it.....some very good and others quite now I'm a bit concerned. I'm still in time to cancel and maybe (hopefully) find alternate lodging however would be good to hear first hand experiences if any. ...

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