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Old Sep 7th 2009, 1:52 am
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Appreciate that there has been threads about this, but I can't search, and the info may have updated..

Am off to Thailand in early december to Phuket with the family to do the Laguna Phuket triathlon. Now, we only plan to stay at the resort for 5 days, then we are going to hit another island to chill for a week or so. Last year we went to Koh Samui, which we loved but would love to try something else. Criteria: lovely hotel, nice beach, child friendly, and being scottish--cheap!

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Appreciate that there has been threads about this, but I can't search, and the info may have updated..

Am off to Thailand in early december to Phuket with the family to do the Laguna Phuket triathlon. Now, we only plan to stay at the resort for 5 days, then we are going to hit another island to chill for a week or so. Last year we went to Koh Samui, which we loved but would love to try something else. Criteria: lovely hotel, nice beach, child friendly, and being scottish--cheap!

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You'll have Commanderella with you? In Thailand???

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Appreciate that there has been threads about this, but I can't search, and the info may have updated..

Am off to Thailand in early december to Phuket with the family to do the Laguna Phuket triathlon. Now, we only plan to stay at the resort for 5 days, then we are going to hit another island to chill for a week or so. Last year we went to Koh Samui, which we loved but would love to try something else. Criteria: lovely hotel, nice beach, child friendly, and being scottish--cheap!

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We were in Khao Lak last year, very nice place. It didn't seem as 'touristy' as other places. It's around 30-45 minute drive from Phuket.

La Flora hotel was very good - http://www.lafloraresort.com/sitemap.html
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Appreciate that there has been threads about this, but I can't search, and the info may have updated..

Am off to Thailand in early december to Phuket with the family to do the Laguna Phuket triathlon. Now, we only plan to stay at the resort for 5 days, then we are going to hit another island to chill for a week or so. Last year we went to Koh Samui, which we loved but would love to try something else. Criteria: lovely hotel, nice beach, child friendly, and being scottish--cheap!

Thanks
Kho Phi Phi is amazing, proper amazing, really small though, but deffo worth a few nights mate.

I spent a month at Phuket, stay away from the bit whrere all the hookers and irish bars are (although thats where I was...),

to be fair any of the islands are brilliant, and all cheap as well.
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Kho Phi Phi is amazing, proper amazing, really small though, but deffo worth a few nights mate.
We were in Khao Lak last year, very nice place. It didn't seem as 'touristy' as other places.

cheers guys, will look into this
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The triathlon looks amazing, get to see an elephant at the end

http://www.lagunaphukettriathlon.com/
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Kho Phi Phi is amazing, proper amazing, really small though, but deffo worth a few nights mate.

I spent a month at Phuket, stay away from the bit whrere all the hookers and irish bars are (although thats where I was...),

to be fair any of the islands are brilliant, and all cheap as well.
man, i just looked at phi phi...pretty stunning. Are there luxury hotels there. We will be basically just be chilling with my little girl, so nightlife is not really an option apart from restaurants..
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I am going to Ko Phi Phi in early December!

Staying a few nights at a generic backpacker place with pool and views of the water. Wont' be the best location on the island, but as long as it's small and I can walk around, I don't mind hiking to a good beach.

We are staying for two nights at a more upmarket place called Phi Phi the Beach Resort. http://www.phiphithebeach.com/home.html

About 400 AED for the night for a basic room without sea view.
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was in phuket when the triathlon was on a few years ago, looked fun but get some hill training in fella
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was in phuket when the triathlon was on a few years ago, looked fun but get some hill training in fella
i cycle up the ramp to the Shangri La in Abu Dhabi every Monday, its about a 20m incline. That will do, wont it?
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I am going to Ko Phi Phi in early December!

Staying a few nights at a generic backpacker place with pool and views of the water. Wont' be the best location on the island, but as long as it's small and I can walk around, I don't mind hiking to a good beach.

We are staying for two nights at a more upmarket place called Phi Phi the Beach Resort. http://www.phiphithebeach.com/home.html

About 400 AED for the night for a basic room without sea view.
looks pretty good mate. We really want luxury though
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i cycle up the ramp to the Shangri La in Abu Dhabi every Monday, its about a 20m incline. That will do, wont it?
aye that'll be plenty
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man, i just looked at phi phi...pretty stunning. Are there luxury hotels there. We will be basically just be chilling with my little girl, so nightlife is not really an option apart from restaurants..
then that's the bunny for you mate, I went before the Tsuanami wiped the whole place out, so it's built up again, but it's proper paradise, give it a go, I'd love to go back again.
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then that's the bunny for you mate, I went before the Tsuanami wiped the whole place out, so it's built up again, but it's proper paradise, give it a go, I'd love to go back again.
the bunny?


edit sorry, i thought that was a name of a resort..lol, just googled phi phi bunny...

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http://www.ppisland.com/index.php

this looks pretty damned good though
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the bunny?


edit sorry, i thought that was a name of a resort..lol, just googled phi phi bunny...
heh heh, anything interesting come up?
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