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BANGKOK 25 March 2019 15:09
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Driving from Pattaya to Phuket with halfway point stay

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Hi all,

 

We're thinking of making the  driving trip from Patters to Phuket but not in a one day journey.    We'd like to stay in a decent hotel at the mid way point  if possible.    Looking at  Google Maps, I didn't find many hotels on the menu.     Anyone who has made the journey have any comments about the drive in general?    Neither of us have seen that area of Thailand south of Hua Hin.

 

Any suggestions?

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22 minutes ago, watcharacters said:

Any suggestions?

Ocean front in the town of Prachuap Khiri Khan

 

or on the beach in Bann Krut

 

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As said there are many hotels but most of the higher priced places will require travel from Highway 4 to coast.  See many when ask for hotels in google maps.

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2 minutes ago, NCC1701A said:

Ocean front in the town of Prachuap Khiri Khan

 

or on the beach in Bann Krut

 

Pkk is a great option. theres a modern hotel a bit back from teh beach. We stayed there. You will find it on trip advisor

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If one driver I would make 2  stops. Highway 9 is like a car park. I suggest Hua Hin stop1. City Beach Hotel.  Car park and walk to many restaurants.

Surat Thani stop 2. Keep to the speed limits on 4 and 41. Boring as 90 kms per hour is I guarantee you will get the new electronic speeding ticket in the post. I got 4. Don't pay and you will not be able to get car tax renewed next time.

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9 minutes ago, pontious said:

If one driver I would make 2  stops. Highway 9 is like a car park. I suggest Hua Hin stop1. City Beach Hotel.  Car park and walk to many restaurants.

Surat Thani stop 2. Keep to the speed limits on 4 and 41. Boring as 90 kms per hour is I guarantee you will get the new electronic speeding ticket in the post. I got 4. Don't pay and you will not be able to get car tax renewed next time.

Can you indicate what month (2019?)  you was refused the road tax renewal and the date on the speeding tickets

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2 hours ago, pontious said:

If one driver I would make 2  stops. Highway 9 is like a car park. I suggest Hua Hin stop1. City Beach Hotel.  Car park and walk to many restaurants.

Surat Thani stop 2. Keep to the speed limits on 4 and 41. Boring as 90 kms per hour is I guarantee you will get the new electronic speeding ticket in the post. I got 4. Don't pay and you will not be able to get car tax renewed next time.

Never paid one speeding ticket here, when did this happen?

 

As far as i know the highway dept and the land and transport dept are not linked?

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9 hours ago, JaiLai said:

Never paid one speeding ticket here, when did this happen?

 

As far as i know the highway dept and the land and transport dept are not linked?

But things are changing - many reports of tickets in the mail last month or so - after using for traffic violations in cities it is now on many highways it seems.  Even cars on top of trucks have received such tickets so it is making the news.

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Many thanks  to all for the replies and suggestions.

 

I have some researching to do now to check  the suggestions given.

 

The Mrs. likes to drive so the boring aspect can be dealt with by my riding shotgun and reading on the Kindle app.

 

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, lopburi3 said:

But things are changing - many reports of tickets in the mail last month or so - after using for traffic violations in cities it is now on many highways it seems.  Even cars on top of trucks have received such tickets so it is making the news.

So, it's confirmed that all speeding tickets that are not paid accumulate and you pay when trying to renew vehichle tax?

 

I renewed tax on one of my vehicles December, no fines to pay and i know for a fact there is outstanding tickets.

 

Sorry for straying off topic!

 

I used to drive from Phichit to Phuket many many years ago, always stopped at Chumphon for a night, little out of the city on a clean beach, forget the name.

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Hi, I made this journey a few months ago and asked the same. I was advised that Chumpon is the best bet for a halfway lay over. This is what we chose to do. Found a couple of clean inexpensive hotels for an overnight each way. Had a look around but didn't seem to be much to stay for other than the rest and drive break. Good luck, check out Booking.com or some other accommodation search.

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Prachuap Khiri Khan province is the obvious choice.

 

In Pranburi I suggest Baan Pran Boutique Resort ( 12.374197, 99.927572 )

Perfect place to relax during long trips between south/north and vice versa. Property features at agoda.com, pool, wi-fi, parking, breakfast, cable TV, hot water, beautiful rooms and nicely landscaped gardens. All for THB 1,000.

 

 

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