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Thai Beach Hut

Any ideas on a good place to settle by the beach and rent a hut for a while??
17 years ago, May 12th 2006 No: 1 Msg: #5636  
Hey, so I arrive in Thailand in a month, and I really just want to rent a little beach hit, and chill out and relax for a while. I have heard of many people doing this, so I though I would ask if anyone has some extra special places that they would like to recomend??
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17 years ago, May 21st 2006 No: 2 Msg: #5797  
You can get cheap little huts in the AoNang/Krabi area near the beaches that they filmed "The Beach" at. They were about 200 baht a day but don't have hot water, or AC (some might not even have indoor plumbing of any type). Never stayed in any of them but heard some of the backpackers talking about them while were there rock climbing.

I am sure there are others in the Phuket, Koh Samui, and other beach areas. Pattaya is such a tourist area, prices are inflated so you might not find what you are looking for there. Reply to this

17 years ago, May 29th 2006 No: 3 Msg: #5946  
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Back in 2004, I had the opportunity to see a few island off the eastern coast of Thailand. I went to both Koh Phang Yang and Koh Toa and I recommend both. In Koh Phang Yang, I recommend trying to go around the full moon because it is well know for their parties. We stayed on the less tourist side of the island where the huts from our porch looked out over the ocean and since it was a more secuded beach we were allowed more privacy and more relaxation. These huts were 200 bht per night. You can always rent a scooter and make it to the other side of the island (and during the full moon party, there is shuttle service). I am not sure about the accomidations on the less secluded side of the island but I imagine that during that were more expensive and less peaceful. As for Koh Toa, it was perfect. It is one of my favorite places I have ever visited. It has a beautiful stip of beach and we rented a hut for 200 bht a night. The strip is small but it has all you need. Plus, this place is reknown for its scuba diving and lessons can be taken right there by your hut. They have a place called shark bay and it is a secluded beach that you can either access by water canoe, by scuba diving, or by taking a shuttle to a spa resort that overlooks this point. If you are interested at all in having a day full of pampering, I suggest finding this place. For a mere $30, you will be treated like royalty as you are pampered where the rooms are designed so that you may experience the beautiful landscape at all times.

I have not heard too much else about the other islands but am planning a trip to Koh Phi Phi this summer where it is known for its rock climbing. Imagine rock climbing where the view below you is the ocean and the view above is the sky and all around you are beaches. Reply to this

15 years ago, November 4th 2007 No: 4 Msg: #21948  
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I did my time in Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand beautiful!!!!!!!! check this website out. www.thongtapan.com. if you stay more than 5 days they give discounted rate too. Clean and simple hut. Reply to this

15 years ago, November 6th 2007 No: 5 Msg: #22057  
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15 years ago, May 10th 2008 No: 6 Msg: #34854  
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Steve did you find what you were looking for?

I want something like this very basic but functional in Koh Tao or Nangyuan area when I go this June.
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15 years ago, May 11th 2008 No: 7 Msg: #34950  
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I would recomend Koh Tao. perfect for diving. Hat Ton Sai in Krabi is also a nice and relaxing place. This is next to Riley Beach and Ao Nang. If you want more action and drinking I would recomend Koh Pha Ngan or Koh Phi Phi.

Simen Reply to this

15 years ago, May 11th 2008 No: 8 Msg: #34973  
Hello Steve 😊

Here is a thread which may interest you .
Thailand in July

Mel Reply to this

15 years ago, May 12th 2008 No: 9 Msg: #35018  
N Posts: 4
I would recommend Koh PhaNgan, Tongtapan Resort. I am here at the moment... man nothing is better than warm sea and local beers. Reply to this

15 years ago, May 12th 2008 No: 10 Msg: #35033  
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Thanks for the link Mell 😊

Jsmith - Hows the accommodation like and what are the rates? Every 100THB I save lets me stay longer !!
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15 years ago, May 13th 2008 No: 11 Msg: #35107  
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http://www.thongtapan.com is the website i book through, enter the date want to come and it will tell you the total. i dont know when you are coming here. I am paying 900thb a night but i got hot shower, private bathroom in my room, well maintain bush around me so it is awesome for the price. further end to the beach if you face the sea, ther is a cheaper sort of run down hut shared toilet, ya can have it for 400thb NOT BAD ha. up to you. i am like my luxury still 😊

i am sooooo loving their bbq at Thongtapannoi Restaurant. Mon to Fri all the fresh seafood.

come to Thongtapan Noi people, it is the place fullmoon party but i am gonna miss it (19/05/08)!!
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15 years ago, May 13th 2008 No: 12 Msg: #35134  
BTW the cheapest huts are not bookable on the internet.
You can get huts with double bed and bathroom for as little as 140Bahts per night.
If you are planning to stay for a while they often offer you a discount especially if it is not tourist season. The one I stayed in on Koh Pha Ngan cost 200 Bahts per night. The owner said if I stay for a while I can have a discount. I said I would stay for 2 weeks. She then reduced the price to 140 per night.
Bargaining is difficult because asking for a discount is not considered polite but accepting one when offered is.
It might be OK however if you are planning to stay several weeks to ask for a discount. They like when people stay for a long time because then they dont have the work of cleaning out the huts and looking for new customers.

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15 years ago, May 13th 2008 No: 13 Msg: #35150  
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yes the cheapest is not available on the net. the one i am staying now offering 500thb a nite, paying 7 nights in advance. the older ones on the other side are like 200-300thb also paying in advance i am quite sure. But yeah bargain does not goes quite well but asking for how much for long stay will be better
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15 years ago, May 13th 2008 No: 14 Msg: #35160  
N Posts: 34
Thats true, the bargain places wont have an online presence 😉 Since June is also the fag end of the 'season' Im guessing finding accommodation wont be an issue.

Anyone idea if Koh Tao has places with those kind of rates? Id rather be there than Phangan.

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15 years ago, May 13th 2008 No: 15 Msg: #35162  
One issue you might have is getting on to the islands in the first place.
Sometimes the seas are too rough for the boats to go during the rainy season.

I have not been to Koh Tao but my Lonely Planet book lists places for 250 Bahts per night. This book is a few years old so checking the prices with somebody who has been there recently would be wise.

You could also consider Phukett. When I was there I stayed in a cheap hotel room for just 120 per night in Phukett town. From the day market in the town you can take the local buses to the various beaches. You wont have any problem getting to Phukett during the rainy season. The bus drives onto the island via a bridge or some type of connection. I went there last year during the rainy season.

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15 years ago, May 13th 2008 No: 16 Msg: #35166  
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From reports Iv read from June 2007 the weather doesnt seem to bad around those parts. Anyway will have to wait and see once Im there.

My itinerary is something like this :

June 1 - 4 : BKK
June 4 - 8 : Patong
June 8 - 20 : Koh Tao/Phangan(have to meet someone at the FMP)
June 20 - 26 : Laos
June 27 - 28 : BKK

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15 years ago, May 13th 2008 No: 17 Msg: #35169  
The weather is certianly good enough. Most of the rain conveniently falls at night. Reply to this

15 years ago, May 15th 2008 No: 18 Msg: #35317  
I recommend for some total chill out and a great place for a while is Bottle Beach in Koh Pha Ngan, only accessible by boat lots of beach front huts we stayed at one through BB2 was 550 bahts a night.

From Thong sala get a taxi to Chakalom and get a water taxi round.

We loved it there and was there for 9 days. Beware should the seas get too rough the boats wont come in . Reply to this

15 years ago, May 17th 2008 No: 19 Msg: #35556  
I recommend Koh Chang and its neighbor islands. The huts here are cheaper than on Ko Samed. For both islands you find pictures, videos and reviews of hotels and huts here:
Ko Chang: Travel to Ko Chang
Ko Samed: Travel to Ko Samet Reply to this

14 years ago, October 30th 2008 No: 20 Msg: #52993  
Hi there guys,

I am hope someone here can help me. when went to thailand about 6 or 7 years ago i stayed in a place just out of Krabi. i dont know what it was called but i would like to go there again. to get there you had to cross a creek by boat and walk a bit of a way. there wasnt much there. just some huts and one area to eat and drink. The only power they had was generators. it was right on the beach.
i would imagine there are a few of them around but if anyone can help it would be great.
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