This may be a silly question but its worth the ask.
We are looking to book a trip to Phuket in Feb2009.
A friend at work has been a number of times and he has told me NOT to pre book accommodation. He said he simply shows up at a resort that he likes and then bargains a rate with them for his stay (usually a week or two) He said travel agents quote him $180 a night and off the street he got a rate of $20 per night?
Has anyone tried this?
Is February considered 'peak' season. I'm wonding if this would only work during off peak as Id hate to be stuck without a nice room in a hotel for my stay!