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The problem is Samui has a bad reputaion for expensive flights + high general expenses 

Domestic Thai visitors, which already are coming in some numbers, have other preferences than Western foreign visitors, so showing images of the deserted beach road in Chaweng – again and again – wont

..and for the low low price of 500,000 baht you too can witness the glory of the new Koh Samui!   better be quick and get em while they're hot x    

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19 hours ago, GeorgeCross said:

 

its a dedicated tourist area - when i was there pre-covid there was as many asians walking around as westerners

 

 

That is rightthere were a lot of Chinese as well.  Not all trourists were foreigners !!  Other parts of the island are quiet but definitely not deserted.  I live in the North and currently pretty much every villa is full with Thais or Expats from from Banfkok.  Perhaps a third of restaurants and bars have closed but the rest are still getting by , although with less customers than before.  If you run a business here,  especially tourist related it is a dire situation.  If not it is probably better than before.  Traffic is quiet and outside of the mai tourist ghettos restaurants are open and have dropped their prices.  For a visitor villas are much cheaper.  Even Bangkok Air are realizing they have to offer some better deals.

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13 hours ago, Aeiou7 said:

 

What I personally love the most on Koh Samui: the ferries to Koh Phangan ! 😁

Overpriced flights to Koh Samui can be avoided by flying to Suratthani instead, the extra time spent on longer ferry rides is worth the 1000s of baht saved on flights.

 

 

Yup I know - thats what we usually do.  We also love Koh Phangan and I hope they develop it much better than Koh Samui or not at all 🙂

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"Rumak,  why are you hardly ever on thaivisa anymore? "

 

"C'mon !    it's the same old posts over and over .     TAT said this,   so and so minister said that .

FACT :   there ain't gonna be tourists for a long long time with the restrictions in place..and added.. and changed... and added...and explained....and  and  

 

FACT:   members are going to keep posting stuff critical of how ridiculous this all is.    but,  letting the gates open will probably see the whole virus thing surface again and we will all be put in lockdown mode again .        THAT  you can bet on,  since just 2 or 3 cases and its STOP EVERYTHING !

 

FACT:    seems to be no good solution.    just one that i  really think is needed.   Let the retired people and  those with property and relationships back in !    

 

back to Netflix...........

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It is ironic that islanders begging tourist to visit Koh Samut in a healthcare outbreak and in a  same time Koh Samui Airport and all country's private healthcare system in a pocket of the only person - Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth.

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On 11/11/2020 at 2:53 PM, canopus1969 said:

The problem is Samui has a bad reputaion for expensive flights + high general expenses 

Agree 100%. During the good times they exploited the farang visitors, IMO and Thais know it, IMO.

There are plenty of places along the Gulf coast and around Krabi that have lovely beaches and reasonable prices. They also don't have to take a ferry to reach them.

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17 hours ago, Jimbo2014 said:

 

Yup I know - thats what we usually do.  We also love Koh Phangan and I hope they develop it much better than Koh Samui or not at all 🙂

Phangan was saved when the airport project failed, IMO. Long may Phangan be airport devoid.

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4 hours ago, thaibeachlovers said:

Phangan was saved when the airport project failed, IMO. Long may Phangan be airport devoid.

 

Oh god that would ruin the island (we intend to move there).  I hope they never revisit that project.

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On 11/12/2020 at 2:33 AM, Aeiou7 said:

 

What I personally love the most on Koh Samui: the ferries to Koh Phangan ! 😁

Overpriced flights to Koh Samui can be avoided by flying to Suratthani instead, the extra time spent on longer ferry rides is worth the 1000s of baht saved on flights.

 

Agree. Nothing better than a ferry or catamaran ride across the a Gulf of Thailand  

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2 hours ago, Henryford said:

Is Bangkok Airways still ripping off tourists? I won't be going anytime soon.

 

Bangkok to Samui next few days - 2,160 THB.

Bangkok to Suratthani return 1,033 THB (Air Asia)

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2 hours ago, Henryford said:

Is Bangkok Airways still ripping off tourists? I won't be going anytime soon.

 

Please define ripping of? Their airport. Their aircraft.  

If you wish to go to Suratthani and take the ferry it is your prerogative. No one is forcing you to fly direct. 

Same maybe said for Bangkok to Phú Quốc one doesn't have to fly direct?

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why dont they accept the gravey train is over and done and wont be back so move on with new ideas like fishing and coconuts ...garden centres need coconut husks manure so get shoveling

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