Hello fellow VTers and thank you so much to Samui forum contributors davidjo, ossiecass, jamiesamui, erwinkoo, pfsmalo, popi (greekcypriot) whose answers to FAQs in the forum have been very helpful as I plan this holiday to South Thailand.
I booked a night's bed at Phuket Airport Residence early June. I notice the Airport Shuttle Bus to HKT town starts at 9AM while the Lomprayah Bus to Surat Thani (with connection to Samui on its fast boat) leaves their Phuket town office at 10am.
The best advise i gathered is to just head for Phuket Bus Terminal to have flexibility in travel arrangements.
The last ferry boat to Samui leaves 6-7pm, from what I have gathered in the forum.
Lomprayah quotes THB 1,300 for the HKT-SAMUI transfer, which I believe is not too bad. If HKT town is worth visiting, maybe I should be staying one night at least before heading for Samui? I manage 11 days.
Or maybe I should take advantage of the free bicycles at the Phuket Airport Residence to visit the town and find Lomprayah by bike to book my ticket for the transfer to Samui?
Any travel tips from those who have been there?
Really appreciate VT's service and hope to find friends in this forum too.
I will pay forward the travel tips I get by writing about this experience and contribute
my two cents worth of tips after my travel.
Hi we want to take the night train from Bangkok to Chumphon and then the early ferry to Koh Tao. The train arrives in Chumphon at 4am and ferry oly leaves at 7 am. what can one do in the mean time, are there still restaurants/bars open and which are recommendable?
hi would like to know how much taxi fare to go swiss sheep farm+santorini park + plearn wan from hua hin.
I kindly want to confirm the following:
I heard it's possible to get to Khao Yai from Bangkok by taking a van departing from Victory monument. Is it also possible to head back to Bkk from Khao Yai? Or do I have to get first to Pak Chong from KY and then from there a bus all the way to Bangkok? Thanks
Got 10 days in South Thailand. Booked a flight to Phuket for 2nd week of June. Any suggestions where
I should spend my time ? Thought of visiting Samui. Was told Phuket is not nice and Samui is better. May have to spend the night in Phuket before taking a bus then a boat to Samui. Any good advice? Many thanks!
i am a european single man who 50 years old "solo" Traveller to Thailand ; i like Thailand
but i am non interested with any Asian ladies at all ; i would like to have nice holiday in thailand under palm trees and
i wish to meet some middle age "Western ladies" in thailand for friendship;relationship;entertainment etc. ( they might German; swiss;austrian nation )
where better to stay for me in thailand do you think ?
where most German speaking ladies visiting in Thailand?
HI,i'm travelling to hatyai on 4th dec -7th dec 2015. I wanted to know if anyone here can recommend me a reliable airport shuttles service in hatyai?i need a car which can carry 2 luggages and 2 human :P .i was thinking taking a tuk tuk but it's looks not so convenience with 2 big luggages. The hotel distance from the airport is 11.3km. If anyone hv a suggestion about airport shuttles service in hatyai please do leave a comment with contact details (i'd appreciate if i can contact them via email). Thank you very very much 3
First timers to thailand here. We are hoping to travel to a few places over our month in thailand including bangkok chiang mai phuket krabi phi phi and a couple of the smaller islands. We are not wanting to be fixed on dates for places. Will it be difficult to find accommodation? We are not overly fussy - just wanting our own bathroom. Will it be possible to just turn up in places and find a room for a couple of nights? Or is booking advisable? Thanks in advance for any help
Hi Travel lovers,
I am travelling Solo to Thailand between 16th June to 21st June 2015. I am on a tight budget and would like to know what are the best places to visit, economical accommodation mainly hostels, local transport options, and vegetarian food places to try.
Some pointers - I want to explore the country through ship, train and by road.
I am on a tight budget and hence Hostel accommodations/ couch surfing is preferred.
Suggest some really authentic places. Not the common tourist attractions.
Hi, everyone. I will arrive at Don Mueang on Tues about 11.00 am Bangkok time.
After that I want to go to Chatuchak Weekend Market.
What's the best transport (the most efficient for time and price) to go there?
Also, after that I will go to Khaosan Road, a place where I'll stay.
Please advise me transportation for Don Mueang-Chatuchak-Khaosan.
We'll be arriving in Thailand on June 17th (about a month from now) and spending several days in Bangkok with a full three weeks in the country. We have a hotel in Bangkok, but beyond that, we don't yet have any travel or hotel reservations. I've been busy, but also hesitating to make exact plans because of weather. We'd like to go north to Chang Mai area for about a week, and then south to islands, Andaman coast and gulf coast for about a week. Is it best to travel by air, and if so, do I need to make domestic flight reservations in advance? Any recommendations on airlines to use? What about buses and trains? June -July are low seasons? Do I need to make hotel reservations in advance to get nice places at this time of year? Any recommendations regarding where to go to avoid all-day rainstorms and have some fun in the sun? Thanks.
Hi Guys, I arrive with my partner and 16 year old son to Thailand on 7th July and leave on 27th.
I am looking at 4 nights Bangkok (arrive 01.00 on 7th, so that's 1 night gone). We are meeting my sister who is flying from Australia to meet us. My plans from there are loosely as follows:
Fly to Krabi - 5 Nights (11th-16th)
Boat to Phi Phi - 2 Nights (16th-18th)
Boat to Phuket - 5 Nights (18th-23rd)
Fly to Chiang Mai - (23rd-26th)
Last night in BKK. (26th)
Does this seem OK?
With Phuket, where do you suggest staying? We love a good view but not too bothered about using the beach much, we love to get out and visit shops, markets, temples etc. Our son is 16 and we are really open minded so have no problem with not shielding him from any seediness but I don't want a dodgy area.
I am actually a travel agent and send people to Thailand all the time, they mostly get caught up on 5* luxury and rarely leave the resorts, so location isn't a massive issue to them. We like a good standard and if I get an agents rate then I'm happy to stay in some luxury but happy with a good Holiday inn etc. I have looked at agents rates and Centara have some good options, one located in Patong but colleagues are warning me off Patong!
In Bangkok I think I'm going to go with the Mercure near MBK? Is this OK?
Any feedback is greatly appreciated - weather info would be good!
travelling to Bangkok Mid of June, I don't know where to start but I would like to go to Cambodia (Phnom Phen) from Bangkok, then to Laos (not sure where to in Laos yet) and from Laos to Hanoi Vietnam I'd like to spend 4 days each and back to Bangkok. Highly appreciate itinerary and transportation recommendations about 10 -15 days travel. Thanks
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