I will be travelling around South East Asia in April and May. As I will be using very basic acommodation during my trip I would really like to treat myself with 3-4 nights at the end and stay on Koh Phangan at the Rasananda resort. My Budget could just about handle the acommodation, but it now seems that what they charge for the transfer from Koh Samui Airport will make a stay there impossible. They have quoted me a price of 2500 Baht one way by public ferry and land transport or alternatively 3500 Baht one way by speedboat and land transport.
This seems extremely expensive considering that the Lomprayah High Speed Catameran for instance offers return tickets of about 400 Baht in May, but obviously this doesnt include land transport all the way to the East Coast where the Rasananda Resort is.
So I was wondering whether any of you can recommend a reliable alternative option to get from the ferry port on Koh Phangan to Rasananda Hotel? (Reliable because I have to make sure I catch my connecting flight in Koh Samui around 1 p.m. on my last day to get to Bangkok in time for my international flight home at midnight the same day.)
Many thanks!!! :-)