beach resorts in Thailand

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  1. y0ud macrumors newbie

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    heading over in Augest. very keen on a beach front/beach view villa'esk accommodation. looking at phi phi/krabi/koh samui area but are open to suggestions of other places. boat hire/beach lounging/snorkeling/lounging/beaching is on the agenda, not keen on anything that doesn't involve sand or water!

    any suggestions? we want the prettiest most relaxing place we can get.
     
  2. Randman macrumors 65816

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    Also consider Phuket. Some nice resorts away (but close enough to visit) from tourist strip. Can make day trips to some of the other islands as well.
     
  3. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    I love that word. Phuket. Just an accent away from getting my face slapped.

    "How would you like to go to Phuket, honey?"

    "A family vacation? Phuket, we're going."

    "Let's go to Thailand. Phuket, they have beaches."

    "Phuket! I'm ready, here I cum."

    I think I'll stop now, the others scrolling through my pea brain are rather raunchy....;)
     
  4. y0ud thread starter macrumors newbie

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    we have heard that phuket is a little to touristy and busy for what we are after
     
  5. Randman macrumors 65816

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    Except it's Poo-Ket, not Fuh-ket.

    The main area is touristy but so are places like Koh Samui. But if you look around, you can find nice resorts away from the strip. Any beach, really is going to be ok.
     
  6. petermcphee macrumors 6502a

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    I was in Thailand last winter with my wife and some friends. I would suggest Khao Lahk, which IIRC was a little North of *****et. We stayed in the Le Meridien there, which was heavenly.

    I believe Khao Lahk was about one hour outside of *****et. I was a quiet beach community with a ton of great relaxation opportunities and great seafood. There is an elephant sanctuary not far from there where you can go and visit with the elephants (even the babies! OMG! Cute!). As with the majority of Thailand, we encountered nothing but friendly people.

    I just found the link to her pictures from that trip. Here's the Khao Lak set:
    http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/kate-lar/sets/72157603703235975/

    Also, if you get up north near Burma, check out the little village of Soppong, specifically the Soppong River Inn. If I get back to Thailand, I am going to spend at least a week there.

    Cheers
     
  7. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Hey, in North Carolina it's the latter.:D We have problems syllabalizing.
     
  8. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    phuket can be wonderfully touristy in some places but in other places quiet and laid back. It just depends on what you want. I spent some time in patong several years ago and enjoyed it a lot, but it's quite busy and full of activity....On the other extreme, I also went to phi phi and if you're looking for a strictly beach and ocean experience, it would be hard to beat phi phi.....great beaches, great diving, all that sort of thing....and not much in the way of shopping or restaurants and all that
     
  9. y0ud thread starter macrumors newbie

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    we have looked at koh samui. it has made the cut haha.


    if you guys could recommend some resorts from personal experience, that would be good. so many conflicting reviews on travel forums.

    i want to be able to see the ocean from bed
     
  10. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    Krabi and Koh Samet if you want somewhere relatively quiet.
     
  11. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Go to Phi Phi if you want a mix of beach and other people walking about. It's not the quietest place (depends on where you are though), but it's also not a busy place. There are lots of quiet areas.

    However, Phi Phi was devastated by the tsunami, where nearly the entire island was wiped out. It's probably quieter than before. :confused:
     
  12. InvalidUserID macrumors 6502a

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    Phuket and Krabi are very nice.

    Phuket is nice after dark too.
     

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