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Koh Phangan and Koh Samui - Hotel suggestions

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Koh Phangan and Koh Samui - Hotel suggestions

Hi,

We will be heading to Koh Phangan and Koh Samui for 5 days in May. Our tentative itinerary is to stay in Surat Thani first night where we fly in, then take Ferry to Koh Phangan through Koh Samui on Saturday morning 5/25 for 1 or 2 nights during Full Moon party, then back to Koh Samui for the 3/4 nights then back to Bangkok.

Since this will be the relaxing part of our trip, we are looking to stay at a luxury hotel/villa on the beach, possibly with private pool/infinity pool with great views. Would also like to be close to restaurants/bars.

Any suggestions? So far it looks like Bophut or Chaewang might be the beaches that I've seen suggested and Tongsai Bay Cottages or Sandalwood.

perth
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1. Re: Koh Phangan and Koh Samui - Hotel suggestions

Hi

I don't have any recommendations in koh phangan but please keep in mind during full moon party most hotel in koh phangan impose minimum 3-5 nights stay.

Both Sandawood and Tongsai bay are not on chaweng beach but they all are in Bophut sub- district.

For locations wise I think Tongsai bay cottage ( beach front resort) is better then Sandawood ( up in the hill side can't walk to beach).

Cheers,

perth
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2. Re: Koh Phangan and Koh Samui - Hotel suggestions

Corrections : Sandawood is infact in Maret sub-district not bophut as stated.

If you want luxury beach front and easy access to locals bars and restaurants then have a look at Vana Belle in chaweng noi beach, the beach are beautiful, quiet. The resort is brand new by Starwood luxury collections group.

Cheers,

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3. Re: Koh Phangan and Koh Samui - Hotel suggestions

hi guys

you say that you are going to Koh Phangan through Samui?

you dont have to do this , you can go directly from Donsak[Surat thani] to Phangan with out coming to samui first

there are plenty of private beach villas [if thats what you require?]

try this site under vacation rentals or

www.airbnb.com

www.holidaylettings.co.uk

www.ownersdirect.co.uk

cheers

Dean Cleeton

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4. Re: Koh Phangan and Koh Samui - Hotel suggestions

Thanks for the suggestions! I just read the ferry goes through samui but either way we will be heading to Koh Phangan. Thinking of finding a nice place not right in Haad Rin where the full moon party is but close enough for a short taxi ride or walk. Any suggestions? we would like something nice but not too pricey maybe $300 max per night on Koh Phangan.

Vanabelle looks really nice but a little too pricey I think. Is there anything similar but in our price range on Koh Phangan and/or Koh samui?

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5. Re: Koh Phangan and Koh Samui - Hotel suggestions

Oh and we are going to try and do 3 nights in Koh Phangan now since there are a lot of minimums. What' the latest boat out there so we can plan our flight accordingly?

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6. Re: Koh Phangan and Koh Samui - Hotel suggestions

For the boat have a look here www.seatrandiscovery.com/home.php www.lomprayah.com/

For reosrt in koh Samui if you want to be in South chaweng beach then have a look at villas style

Samu resotel ( ocean front villas)

Samui paradise beach resort ( ocean front bungalow )

Buri rasa

Synergy villas ( brand new resort just open)

Also have a look at Cheonmon beach ( not too far from tonsai bay)

Sala Samui

Maung Samui villas and suite

Or bophut beach ( the beach are swimmable but the sand is gritty and coarse)

Hansar and Zazen.

Cheers,

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7. Re: Koh Phangan and Koh Samui - Hotel suggestions

Check out mantra samui resort in bophut. We are ataying there for 5 nights this month it looks amazing. And great reviews on here

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8. Re: Koh Phangan and Koh Samui - Hotel suggestions

I love poppies in Samui (nice small resort, but fabulous location).

Then in Phangan we love the Haad Yao beach - several hotels there, also Ao Thong Nai Pan is lovely location - again several hotels on the beaches there.

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9. Re: Koh Phangan and Koh Samui - Hotel suggestions

Just keep in mind mantra ARE NOT on the beach long steep hill ( if beach front is your top priority) then this places is not for you.

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10. Re: Koh Phangan and Koh Samui - Hotel suggestions

It could be easy:

Buri Rasa both on Samui & Koh Phangan. Both direct on the beach.

Alternatively Anantara on Koh Phangan. Private pool, and the beach almost private.