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TravelPod Member ReviewsOrchidacea Resort Kathu
Damn fine stay, decent value at GBP35 for room and brekkie, friendly staff, very nice rooms, although on a small steep hill. Good location for Kata yai and Noi beaches and out of the way of the razzamataz.
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Initially, we had arrived from LHR to KL (via Dubai), then transferred easily enough by local bus to KL's domestic terminal – this was the same day as Sepang's F1 grand prix, so we left ourselves a good few hours transfer time, although within 1 hr (including wait time), we were at the terminal and awaiting our flight to …
Over the past 3 days Des and I have been luxuriating by the beautiful pool in Coconut Village, that is, when we haven't been sourcing various things we needed for Skippy. One of the large shopping centres here has a whole fishing junk inside it, very spekkie. It's called Junk Ceylon. Des needed a new belt so it was a good opportunity to check it out.
We hired a motorbike for 200 Baht, ($7.82 ...
... twenty minutes under the water. Can you also ring room serve and ask them for a plastic diaper and three buckets of ice.", requested Battery Boy, "and tell housecleaning to wear their hazmat suits today."
Video Girl and Battery Boy walked down for breakfast. Video Girl had her usual breakfast. Everything. Battery Boy would have had the same as Video Girl but due to his delicate disposition ordered a large bowl of Hexabromocyclododecane ...
... I liked. Probably dragged my bag around town on a hot day for three kilometers in the process.
Got a nice big room with air conditioning, hot shower and [so far] functioning wifi for 450 baht a night. Better than what Lonely Planet was suggesting for the area...and what you would get if you went to their recommended places due to the Lonely Planet Effect (higher prices and reduced experience than what's in the book).
... Phing Kan) it has been a popular tourist spot ever since. Our wonderful guide had all the necessary props for pics...golden gun and all! From there we again traveled to a wonderful beach for a much needed swim as the sun was blazing hot by then. Then back "home" to little America, our ship, just before it left five minutes ago for two and a half days of cruising through the Andaman Sea to the Indian Ocean for our next port in Sri Lanka (home of sapphires and rubies...Can't ...