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We Want to Go to Thailand

Post by LoveBug » Sun, 29 Jan 2006 9:25 am

Hey there,

My husband and I want to take a week long break in Thailand. Can anyone give me any recommendations of places/resorts/bungalows to stay in in Thailand? Who should we see in Singapore to get a good holiday package deal? Can anyone recommend anywhere other than Thailand that would be just as nice?

We want to stay somewhere where we can lie by the beach most of the time but also be relatively close to markets, tourist activities and a bit of nightlife.

Cheers :D

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Perhaps Bali?

Post by laurent001 » Sun, 29 Jan 2006 11:32 am

Thailand is good, depending on what kind of holiday you are planning. Long holiday you mentioned so how long is long? Ko Samui, Phuket is great, bu please do go away from Pataya, the place will not give you the peace.

Bali seem excellent! I know after the bomb, the place is been out of people's mind to travel, but I think the place is now better, quiet, peaceful beach and relatively cheap. You can get a hotel at 100 USD including the breakfast at 5 star hotel. If you need help let me know, I have friends whom I met in Bali who I can introduce( they are in travel industry and looked after me when I got there).

But if you like to go to Thailand. rather than go with the package, go there and make the reservation through local travel agents.. it will be cheaper as they have something called, " Local Rate"

Beach in Phuket, Ko Samui, Bali( Nusa Dua, Semynak etc ) are great.. Bali has more things to do....and perhaps cheaper.

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Post by JK80 » Tue, 31 Jan 2006 11:35 pm

I would recommend maybe to spend maybe two days on an island to enjoy the beaches and then maybe another 2 days in a city to do the tourist thing.

Phuket is most suitable for that. Go to one of the islands around Phuket (Ko Yao Noi, Ko Phi Phi and so on) and than back to Phuket or Krabi. There are many temples and other stuff to visit.

But dont go for a package. Book the flight and everything separately. There are dozens of webpages selling rooms in the hotels and resorts over there and you are more flexible in case you want to change your plans once you are already there. If you can figure out an email or telphone number of the hotel, contact them personally, they will be happy to save the Travel Agent commission, and you might get the better deal. Futhermore they can recommend you which roomtype and so on is best for you.
Travelagents sometimes don't have all available room categories to offer.

Enjoy Thailand

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Post by bigfilsing » Thu, 02 Feb 2006 1:06 am

Just go .........and stop friggin around.Half the fun is the unexpected.....

If you want a package tour then ring anyone of a million company's.

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Post by superfurryanimal » Fri, 03 Feb 2006 9:35 am

bigfilsing wrote:Half the fun is the unexpected.....
Totally agreed, couldn't have said it better myself!

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Post by JK80 » Fri, 03 Feb 2006 5:48 pm

superfurryanimal wrote:
bigfilsing wrote:Half the fun is the unexpected.....
Totally agreed, couldn't have said it better myself!

Thats what I'm talking about. BUy yourself the lonely Planet of Thailand and go there according to the book, if you wnat to get to know the country instead of the Tourist places, thats the only guideline you need. :lol:

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