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Chumphon

Any information on the beaches, accommodation, weather, sights in this area would be great. There has been a suggestion that we may prefer the quietness of this coast rather than Samui. Am going in May. Would like accommodation right on beach somewhere but know nothing whatsoever about this area.

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http://wikitravel.org/en/Chumphon

The area is OK but doesn't have the best beaches etc. Have a look at Nakhon Sithammarat, which is just south of Samui on the mainland. It has many km of good beaches, and is well off the tourist beat.

http://www.everythinginnakhon.info/

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2. Re: Chumphon

Also look at Ban Krut / Bang Saphan north of Chumphon, lots of nice cabana style resorts with pools etc plus sights to see, very relaxing, and you can also go over to Koh Talu for snorkeling.

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3. Re: Chumphon

The beach we stayed on in Chumphon was awful, if you want somewhere quieter as bbtony says take a look at Nakhon Si Thammarat - we're heading there next year.

Great link, thanks bbtony.

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The southern end of Bang Saphan is beautiful (north of Chumphon) we stayed in a lovely hotel opposite the beach called Sunrise Resort, the rooms are little apartments (no cooking facilities). There is also a bbq on the beach for diy dinners with hammocks between the trees, very pretty area and extremely quiet. You would need your own transport.

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I love this short video :) - it just 'so reminds me' of my early days of travel in Thailand and shows it does still exist :) , seafood on the beach at night, thatched little bars, but there are also very nice places to stay, air-con, with pools etc so you don't have to rough it.

Ban Krut

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLC7mfaOZw0

Along that coast and also down to Nakhon Si Thammarat is easy by train or just get a car+driver, coastline is lovely part of the country

Koh Talu island can be reached from Ban Krut / Bang saphan area, a bit pricey but easy and short speedboat ride for day trip or for overnight stay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG68pIcXDJA

Edited: 08 November 2011, 12:17
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6. Re: Chumphon

Just came across another lovely one for Ban Krut

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2scZAcsin8Q

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