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> accomodation over x-mas/new year in ko phangan
starglitter
post Jul 21 2008, 04:33 PM
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Hey All!

I plan on spending x-mas & new year in ko phangan, preferably on haad rin beach or anywhere close (on the beach) Can anyone reccomend any places to stay?!?! Any feedback would be fab!!

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post Jul 21 2008, 04:51 PM
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Hey starglitter, I did a search for Ko Phangan and found some recent blogs. Are you going for the Full Moon Party? Because apparently there are few hotel rooms at that time.

Here are blogs about:

The Last Resort:
http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entri...98480/tpod.html

Phangan Rainbow:
http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entri...60020/tpod.html

Bburi Spa and Resort:
http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entri...44600/tpod.html


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post Jul 22 2008, 04:22 AM
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I think the best thing you can do is rock up in Haad Rin and try to find some place. You may have to search a while but you'll find somewhere eventually. It's not as busy during Christmas/NY as it is during the full moon.

I arrived on Christmas Eve and found somewhere within about 20 minutes. Sure it was a shed but it was good enough for me. A couple of my mates found a more luxurious place within 5 minutes.

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post Jul 24 2008, 02:48 AM
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Hi Cheryl,

You won't have any trouble finding somewhere to stay. At worst you could stay slightly outside Haad Rin, but I don't think it'll be necessary. This month's full-mooner was packed and there were still a few accommodation options..


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post Jul 24 2008, 07:52 AM
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You've heard it from the source folks...no accommodation problems in Ko Phangan! Thanks for that firsthand information, I always feel inadequate when I can't provide it.


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post Jul 24 2008, 02:07 PM
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Hey All

Thanks for all ur advise, i think id feel better knowing i had sumwhere 2 stay instead of worrying on arrival, ive searched a few places which are saying their fully booked already which i find hard 2 believe. Anyone got ne details ov accomodation u stayed in? so long as it has a hot shower nd is quite close 2 the beach am not fussy!
Anyone else heading there 2?

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post Jul 24 2008, 03:19 PM
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Starglitter, are you averse to staying at strangers' houses? If not, try out couchsurfing.com...I'm not sure how popular the site is over there, but you could get free accommodation if you stay at a fellow surfer's house.


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post Jul 25 2008, 04:38 AM
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I doubt there is any couchsurfing on Koh Phangan! It's dirt cheap anyway.

You really won't need a hot shower as it was blisteringly hot when I was there and the cold showers were amazing!


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post Jul 25 2008, 05:05 AM
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I'll second that. The COLD showers are HOT.

Close to the beach? Right now I'm staying in a beach-hut with a bathroom and hammock on the west coast right ON the beach where I haven't seen anyone for days. It's paradise, though a little out the way, and a steal at 200baht per night. If it gets packed in Haad Rin, you won't have any trouble getting in here. Much is the same for the all the other accommodation options along this stretch of coast.

Couchsurfing? IF you can find someone it's an option, though it depends on what floats your boat at the time. Personally, I'm loving the solitude.

Certainly don't worry about it..


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post Jul 25 2008, 05:12 AM
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I went to a place called Bantai on my last day in Koh Phagnan which was only about 15 minutes away from Haad Rin but a whole world away.

I spent the whole day chilling in some restaurant in the hammocks and saw basically no one all day. Paradise!


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post Jul 25 2008, 05:13 AM
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Beautiful isn't it? Just getting a Changarama in for you Rich. The sun's just above eye level on the horizon..


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post Jul 25 2008, 05:15 AM
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Keep em coming! I'm seriously getting pissed off with life in Blighty. I got paid today, by tonight it'll all be spent on rent and bills, but not before I've stashed a bit away in savings for the eventual escape!!

Roll on Sri Lanka in October!!!


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post Jul 25 2008, 05:31 AM
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Oooh, you'll be awfully close there. How long you kicking about for?


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post Jul 25 2008, 05:34 AM
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Couple of weeks hardcore running around the island! Got a hell of a lot to cram into an annual 2 week holiday and I intend to use every second.


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post Jul 28 2008, 10:33 AM
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QUOTE(rbisset @ Jul 25 2008, 05:38 AM) *

I doubt there is any couchsurfing on Koh Phangan! It's dirt cheap anyway.

You really won't need a hot shower as it was blisteringly hot when I was there and the cold showers were amazing!



I know it's cheap there, but it's not about the money, obviously.

I was just giving her some options.


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post Jul 28 2008, 10:37 AM
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QUOTE(ScottWoz @ Jul 25 2008, 06:05 AM) *

I'll second that. The COLD showers are HOT.


Solar showers? Or does the water tank just get that hot?


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post Jul 29 2008, 08:56 PM
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Hi all,

If you like the party , club and many people you should to stay at Haadrin. However sometime you have to take a rest so Haadrin unsuit to do that.

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post Jul 31 2008, 02:50 AM
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QUOTE(starlagurl @ Jul 28 2008, 10:37 PM) *

QUOTE(ScottWoz @ Jul 25 2008, 06:05 AM) *

I'll second that. The COLD showers are HOT.


Solar showers? Or does the water tank just get that hot?

Solar showers? This is Thailand. Yes, it is that hot..


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post Aug 14 2008, 10:23 AM
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Ohhh, I have no clue about Thailand.


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