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Which area??????

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Which area??????

We are hoping to go to Koh Samui in June 2012. The more I read, the more confused I become. Does it really matter which area you stay in for swimming beaches and a relaxing holiday? Help needed and will be much appreciated!

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1. Re: Which area??????

Yes, I believe it does matter as all the areas are quite different. Central Chaweng is full on and generally party central, so south Chaweng might be more your cup of tea with a nice beach and restaurants, but without the party crowd. Also Choeng Mon is a lovely beach and much quieter and laid back than Chaweng or Bophut, although Bophut doesn't have the best beach but has some nice accommodation, bars and restaurants.

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Hi

You don't give much away about you (your age, your style) but we are a 50 something couple and we love south Chaweng. It gives us a lovely beach, but all the 'stuff' we might like (restaurants, bars, shopping) is just a 10+min walk!

Bophut is popular but as Cas says the beach is not as nice. Choeng Mon is popular for those looking for a quieter life, but we find it just a bit too quiet for us . . . and we are no party animals!!

What sort of holiday are you looking for, what is important, what is not etc . . . . . that might help us help you!

Have fun!

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We always stay in south Chaweng, the beach is beautiful, whereas Central and North Chaweng have rocks in the sea making it difficult to swim.

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Thank you for your replies. So it looks like South Chaweng. What we want from our holiday TravellingMit is a relaxing place to stay around the 4 star mark or higher if it's worth the money. We don't go away often, in fact we haven't been away on our own for years. We are 48 and 55 years old and I think like the ' stuff ' you mentioned. We don't expect to be waited on hand and foot but if paying for something special want to experience it if that makes sense. So, what we want is great accommodation on a beautiful beach that is lovely to swim in , with a selection of casual eating places to choose from with great food.

I'm really looking forward to more help from you!

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5. Re: Which area??????

South Chaweng sounds right up your street, but suggest you go to the walking market on a Friday night in Bophut if you get the chance, there are some lovely restaurants and bars in that area.

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Poppies and samui Paradise might suit you. Both small so personalized service with lovely Thai style villas and on a lovely part of the beach.

Chaweng cove is also lovely if you choose a villa (poolside, garden or beachfront) rather than the hotel rooms. Very modern rooms with great beds, air-con, bathrooms etc.

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Thanks again. Will research these options. Love this forum!

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