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Somewhere special for a special occasion .....

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Somewhere special for a special occasion .....

.... for a special lady.

During our 12 week "Home away from Home" stay in Khao Lak next January/April, "She who must be obeyed" and I will be celebrating our Ruby (40th) Wedding Anniversary at the end of March. I would like to take the better half to (and bring her back from, if she behaves) somewhere different and special for a couple of nights.

As we will have a hire car, it can be anywhere from Ranong to Krabi to Phuket (and anywhere in between). I'm not looking for the most expensive place, more somewhere "different" on a nice stretch of beach or on a mountain top with views but not in the jungle. Good accommodation with good dining options for THE night is top of the list.

The Paradise Koh Yao, the Andaman Club on Thahtay Kyun Island, Myanmar, are suggestions I've picked up as well as several places in Krabi.

So any experience of these and all other suggestions would be gratefully received.

Thanks in anticipation......

Cape Panwa, Thailand
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1. Re: Somewhere special for a special occasion .....

Hi Alan,

Congratulations. You have probably looked at the best some others to look at are

Ban raya resort Racha Island

Baan Mai Resort Koh Lone islands

Maiton resort maiton island ( honeymoon island )

Next to KL i love Krabi if you have never been.So much beauty in one place amazing.My choices there would be Tubkaak, Amari vouge. Chawan resort.

My other suggestion would be private sea plane to phi phi to island village resort or holiday inn.Arrive in style.

Julie

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2. Re: Somewhere special for a special occasion .....

Thanks Julie,

Seems like you have expensive tastes like The Special One. I'm only a poor OAP you know!!! :))

We last visited Krabi in 1999 so your recommendations are high on the list.

I fancy Koh Lanta too but that's a bit of a trk, although we have plenty of time.

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3. Re: Somewhere special for a special occasion .....

How about Bor Saen? I have heard some good reports about it.

http://www.borsaen.com/

Poulton Le Fylde...
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4. Re: Somewhere special for a special occasion .....

Thanks Athena,

That looks idyllic. Rates not out for next year yet so I've sent an enquiry.

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5. Re: Somewhere special for a special occasion .....

Hello, we just spent a night at the new Sala Phuket north of the airport in Phuket.

I have never stayed in a place so luxurious.

We had a pool villa (I think most rooms there are pool villas)

The staff was great. the room was incredible.

The pool was ideal.

We ate in 2 out of 3 dinners and the other one was at the restaurant by the beach.

Real high class place.

My 3 year old boy even kept saying: WOW! WOW! WOW!

All in all a great experience and highly recommended for a romantic couple.

Poulton Le Fylde...
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6. Re: Somewhere special for a special occasion .....

Thanks for that - another one to be added to the list. Sounds great.

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7. Re: Somewhere special for a special occasion .....

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Dan

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8. Re: Somewhere special for a special occasion .....

Congratulations guys on a great achievement.

I particularly like the Krabi area and have been many time. Yet to really impress SWMBO but I would seriously consider Rayavadee Resort on Railay Beach.

Here are some pics and stories of our travels to the area www.thebobmarsh.com

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9. Re: Somewhere special for a special occasion .....

Thanks Bob,

Visited but didn't stay at the Rayavadee in 1999. Maybe this time ......

Great website!

Cape Panwa, Thailand
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10. Re: Somewhere special for a special occasion .....

Hi Alan,

Can recomend the Rayavadee it is an amazing place. Did not recomend before as it is mega bucks and you do need a fat wallet. When i went they had a free half board offer and free nights which made it more affordable. The thai restaurant here is in a truly beautifull setting and they also have a restaurant in a cave like a grotto where you can have a candle lit dinner on the beach very romantic.I would imagine this hotel would set up a special evening for you as they also have their own private sppedboats ect and do sunset dinner sailings and things like that from mmemory though quite expensive. I fouind the best rooms at the rayavadee to be by the railay pool sea facing front row.The spa pavillions and pool pavillions are in the jungle setting and some can be quite dark with monkeys every where. The ones by the pool were in more of an open setting with glorious views of the limestone cliffs.

Julie