Thinking of staying in either Medewi or Balian for 5 nights. Keen surfer, have a partner that doesn't so any advice welcome?
I am not a surfer so take that under advisement
I stayed at Balian for 3 nights and was getting bit bored.However I had just come back from 3 nights at relaxing at a previous location so that might have had something to do with it
Neither area has a beach a non surfer can use.Rocks,heavy surf etc
Balian did seem to have lots more services including a big fancy hotel with a beautiful spa which might interest your partner as well as massages on the beach at Pondok Pittaya
Hired a car for a couple of hours and checked out Medewi.Not that many places to stay and eat,pretty small and not as nicely located
My guide told me the surf was not as strong there,it was more of a beginners place
Check out my review on the Balian forum of the hotel I stayed at
Hope that helps
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