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#16 hearts_in_asia

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 10:28 AM

OI! What's wrong with backpackers? mad.gif tongue.gif (jk)
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Posted 23 March 2006 - 10:34 AM

laugh.gif nothing, I probably would still class myself as one!

But do you want pissed up spewing backpackers shagging on the beach next to you?

Broad generalisation, but there would be some pretty raucous parties

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 10:41 AM

QUOTE (L&H @ Mar 23 2006, 10:34 AM)
But do you want pissed up spewing backpackers shagging on the beach next to you?

You shag on the beach? huh.gif

Must try that.... wink.gif
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Posted 23 March 2006 - 10:43 AM

Langkawai is nowhere near as nice as Thailand, except maybe th rooms are a bit swisher...The water is much nicer in Thailand, and it's better value for money.


Both Koh Samui and Phuket are MEGA touristy, why not turn one of them into a trip to lovely Koh Lanta - there are great rooms there, it's more peaceful and has amazing snorkelling.

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 10:54 AM

QUOTE (missmookz @ Mar 23 2006, 10:41 AM)
You shag on the beach? huh.gif

Must try that.... wink.gif

laugh.gif not saying I do that...but consider the sand...

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 10:56 AM

just a word of advice from experience

if you stay somewhere for 2 nights you tend to arrive on the first day then sleep off the travelling to wake up to 1 full day of experiencing that place before you have to pack your bags before sleeping the second night and be ready to check out the following morning

in my opinion that is just not fun as you pay for 2 nights accomodation but only really get one day of experiencing the place

better to stay in one place and truly enjoy each other on your honeymoon and save the action packed adventure holiday for later (perhaps your 1 year anniversary?) -

unless of course lying by the pool cuddling all day is boring for you and you thrive on adventure - then i would say go for your fast paced honeymoon

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 10:56 AM

Great thanks Kimba! We'll look into Koh Lanta smile.gif
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Posted 23 March 2006 - 12:25 PM

I think your original honeymoon sounded pretty full-on but the revised one looks much better. We had 2 night in Bangkok and 10 nights in Koh Samui and I seriously could have stayed at both places longer but there's no way I would have wanted to spend any more time travelling. It's so great to be settled so you can just relax and enjoy each other's company and not have to worry about packing and unpacking all the time and getting to airports etc. Where abouts are you staying in Bangkok and Koh Samui? We stayed at the P@thuwam Princess in Bagkok then the Am@ri Palm Reef Resort. Both places were just awesome - espcially the Amari. It was divine!!!!
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Posted 23 March 2006 - 12:29 PM

If you'd like any help, SE asia is my speciality.

Drop me a PM and we can chat.



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Posted 24 March 2006 - 10:12 AM

Firstly, you are so lucky going to Asia for your honeymoon. You'll have a wonderful time wherever you go, because the people are just so beautiful there.

IMO, I think the key to sorting out your travel woes is to choose either Koh Samui OR Phuket. They are both very similar and I wouldn't spend the money and time going to both on this trip.

You can go to Phi Phi for a day trip from Phuket - either slow boat or speed boat depending on your budget - so don't worry about that. Bangkok is fab - you can do great day trips down the river and to the river Kwai and to see the floating markets (you just have to be prepared for the 5am start).

I went to Sabah a few years ago and stayed at the orang utan sanctuary and it was one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had - the orange men were climbing on our balcony!

I know you want to go to both places, but I think you'd be better to choose either Malaysia OR Thailand and spend longer in each place. If you go to Malaysia, go to KL (very different to Bangkok BTW) then Kota Kinabalu (lovely beaches and relaxing) then Sabah. If you go to Thailand, I would go to Bangkok, then Phuket and have day trips to Phi Phi Island. I stayed at Bang Tao Beach in Phuket last month which is a beach resort about 20mins from the main strip in Phuket, Patong Beach.It's very beautiful, very romantic and very cheap.

Good luck - sounds like you have an amazing holiday to look forward to, wherever you choose.
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Posted 24 March 2006 - 01:33 PM

Hi, Just a quick one, the weather is starting to turn a bit on the Koh Samui side of Thailand when you are looking at going.

I used live on an island on the west coast of Malaysia and that is when the workers, tourists etc would start migrating south to avoid the monsoon???

You can do Phi Phi on a day trip from Phuket but you will only see Phi Phi Ley (where they filmed the beach) where you can get out and Snorkel and Tonsai Bay on Phi Phi Phi Don.

It depends what sort of honeymoon you want, there are some great resorts on Phi Phi Don they are nowhere near Backpackers bars. I guess it depends on if you wnat to laze around the pool or go snorkelling, para-sailing, rock climbing etc???

Koh Lanta is very nice we stayed there for a few days a couple of years ago.

BTW I am jealous as, we are hoping o get over there for 10 days at xmas..fingers crossed..

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 03:16 PM

Thanks Jenn and Kimba, have PM you both smile.gif
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Posted 29 March 2006 - 03:40 PM

OK, I agree with some of the comments already made, including that I think you will be better off limiting your destinations so that you can spend longer in one or two places.
Choose either Thailand OR Malaysia. I don't know as much about Malaysia, but Thailand would be (is) my pick.
Then once in Thailand, you should choose either Phuket OR Koh Samui. And as someone already said, they arean't really that much the same, so it depends what you are after. Koh Samui is sort of half way between koh Lanta and Phuket, in terms of Koh Lanta being more quiet, relatively unspoilt, genuinie culture, non-commercialised VS Phuket being packed with tourists and locals a bit greedy for tourist money, more commercialised and more spoilt (polluted, etc.). You can get something in the middle and to each extreme depending on what beach on Koh Samui you choose. If you go to Chaweng, ypou will get an experience closer to Phuket style, but try a quite beach like Lamia or Bophut (or some others even more remote, can't remeber names) and it will be more like Koh Lanta. But then you can always jump in a taxi and hit Chaweng if you feel like a night full of action.
Once you choose your beach, you are going to need to choose a resort, which is even harder. PM me if you want some advice, cos I have done a LOT of research on resorts all over Thai Islands. We are going to N0ra Be@ch Re$ort on Koh Samiu, just north of Chaweng. We are staying for a lovely long 13 nights in an Ocean Villa. I highly recommend this resort, based on what I've seen and heard so far.

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 09:07 PM

I was in Thailand last year for the whole month of September and was there for the start of the wet season, with some overcast days, rainy days and some beautiful blue sky days. Towards the end of the month, it gets more consistently rainy.

If you are heading to Phuket, stay away from Patong as it is has the girlie bars, aggressive touts and cheap fakes markets. Staying on another beach and heading to Parong for the day is easy as motorbikes are an easy way to get around.

Again the main beach of Koh Samui, Chaweng has alot of backpackers, pubs and hostels which is hardly romantic wink.gif we styaed at the Beach Club on a clift top which was nicely secluded but quite basic and only accessible by 4WD - the views from the pool were amazing, though. Thailand is also a good place to explore scuba diving if you are into that kind thing. Staying off the main beach area will give you a more exclusive secluded stay.

i found Bangkok quite hectic, polluted and really just not a nice place to stay but of course, good for shopping!

I haven't had a chance to visit malaysia yet but would love to....have you booked all of your flights throughout the region or just flights into Bangkok or KL as tiger airways has really good deals flying around Thailand and surrounds.

Good luck with it all - it so hard to decide.....




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