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bombayteddy Mar 20th, 2013 05:49 AM

In the first place, Koh Samui weather in August is NOT all sunny. I was there Aug 11 to 17 some years ago and on certain evenings it rained cats and dogs, with SCARY storms coming off the sea.
Second, Chaweng is the wrong area to stay if you wish to avoid anything "touristy". I would recommend the (relatively) unspoiled West coast, in particular a lovely family-run hotel called Rajapruek Resort, right ON a quiet beach with amazing sunsets, and very reasonably priced.
Last, for really good weather in August, why dont you fly to Bali? You can get a flight on Thai Airways (or a low-cost airline) from Bangkok.
Hope this helps!

peck1 Mar 21st, 2013 01:33 PM

Hi Lyndie, if your friend is able to, I am looking for a beachfront or near the beach property with pool to accommodate a family of 5. If it is a private villa, ok to be within walking distance of beach and town. If hotel, would like to be on the beach.

Many thanks

Sharron

Treeleaper Mar 23rd, 2013 01:26 PM

I spent a week on Ko Sumai in 1982. That was before "development" happened. Transport to the island was by ferry, travellers were all backpackers looking for somewhere to blob out for a few days after the rigours of South East Asia. Accommodation for us was a one roomed hut on the beach. Sure there were a couple of rudimentary shops near the jetty, selling T shirts but that was the extent of any "touristiness." I understand there is an airport there now and high rise hotels. Holiday makers going there now don't know what they've missed.

LADUDE May 27th, 2013 11:38 AM

I am looking for swimmable beaches in the month of August ie: have water as part of scenery,not rocks and mud. Told Chaweng and Cheong Mon are the two to go for. Many beaches are ugly in August.. ( from posted pics )especially in the south and small private beaches..Understand December to March have nice water.
Any comments are appreciated..


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