ya.. saw d news too.. dun tink its advisable to go leh.. nyny tink u got to pray hard.. coz seems like its not getting any better.. sorry.. i'm not trying to make u worry more.. but better b safe den sorry leh..
it's been ages since i last went to Phuket.... My wife wanna go ley....so planning for one now... May i know which is the better hotel to stay in phuket??? which beach is better??? any new place of visit there???
The same warning came out when I was planning my trip to Krabi in June. Anyway, we still went, and everything there was normal..no sign of violence. I'm not saying that it will definitely remain that way, but honestly, such violence can hit anywhere w/o warning (eg Sep 11 / Bali bombings / Madrid bombings). Any place can be a risk. For me, unless a travel advisory comes out from govt authorities warning us not to go to Thailand, I'll still go and just hope that everything will turn out alright. But that's just me lah. Can't live in fear of terrorism...after all, it can hit us anywhere, any time. The violence right now is far south, near the M'sian border. Its quite far from Phuket/Krabi.
I'm going to Phuket this weekend. Initially a bit worried abt the situation there but I guess shd be alright. We're staying in Kata beach and don't plan to go to Patong area from the beginning coz we prefer more quiet and laid back vacation. Just lazing aroung by the pool, Kata beach, and go for spa. My friend who just came back from phuket said there are a lot of caucasians at night in the pubs/bars in patong and he just avoid those places.
the hotel which i stayed (burasari) is nice.. u might wan to consider that..
as for new places.. have u been to Raya (Racha) island.. if not u might wan to consider too.. as for other places.. i'm not too sure as the previous trip was also my first trip to Phuket..
Its full already???? Why not consider Koh Samui? I stayed at a really nice resort called TOngsai Bay during my honeymoon. All of the rooms are suites..and if u really want to splurge, you can get the villa suites which are really big and lovely. The resort has their own private beach as well. Chk it out at
We changed ard S$400 for a 6D/5N stay and still had money left over. There's nothing much to buy in Krabi. Most of ure money will go into tours and food. A 4-island hop tour only cost us THB300 per pax. The kayak tour cost us THB1,200 per pax. A seafood dinner for 2 cost us ard THB 800 (we had a huge crab, a nice size sea bass, crab meat fried rice, omelette and thai fish cake plus coconut juice...really cheap and the portions were generous). Normal meals at cafes/restaurants probably cost ard THB300 for 2 persons. When r u planning on going?
hi girls! now i'm swayed towards the racha... kept going back to their website to check out the pictures... really lovely... but quite pricey, esp if include the airport transfers... argh can't decide... now considering burasari, racha and central karon village. central has the best rates... racha is the most beautiful, burasari is in between...
my colleague was so lucky that she won a trip to Mauritius w her hubby last year.. really beautiful.. saw the pics and was like awww.. hehe..
hmmm maybe u can check it out with Celtricia coz i believe she's going there nxt year..
she has already booked the package..
when are u planning to go? hmmm
coz tink it's fully booked which Bin has said?
heee.. it's really lovely even though i didn't stay there.. but juz the look at the beach is enuff to make me not wan to leave Racha island!
I was reading the Bangkok post, and they say that tourism in Phuket has not been affected by news of violence in the deep south. Hat Yai is the one suffering coz they are relatively nearer to the hotspots compared to Krabi, Phuket etc. In fact, Phuket is reporting 80-100% occupancy for the upcoming peak season. THey are also upping security as a precaution.
i'm gg on 8 Jan.. i've paid $1899 for 8D6N too.. heh.. i've not come across recommendations for Beau Rivage.. i've bked during the NATAS fair.. all they recommend were The Legends and The Residence.. seems like tis 2 hotels r more popular.. heh.. oh ur fren also staying in Legends!? Great! share his experience wif me too.. hee.. thankz..
Bring more SGD to change then. Better to have SGD on hand than have excess THB at the end of the trip (unless ure like me..make 2-3 trips to Thailand every year). I changed ard SGD400 for a 6D/5N trip to Krabi and still had money leftover. But that was the low season, when tours cld probably be cheaper. If u want to take tours, then better bring more, cost they can cost upward of THB1k per pax per outing, depending on what u want to do.
the money that i changed is spent on massages, mani & pedi and also on parasailing.. maybe that explains how come i spent so much! terrible~! and ya i spent ard SGD100 for a seafood meal for my bf.. hehe to celebrate his bd.. hmmm...
and ya.. shopping.. bought stuff for my new home.. hmmm tat's abt it.. keke oh ya nyny.. u have to remember to set aside 500baht each for the tax to be paid at the Phuket airport
nope dun have any thai baht left.. heeh the remaining.. i bought some donuts at the phuket airport!
wahhh nyny!! so excited for u too!
have a gd time gal~!!
hehe i'm going to KL and Malacca for shopping this long long weekend!!!