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The food in the resorts and bungalow? I've found pretty much all over Thailand that the bigger and more expensive the resort the less likely you are to get a really good meal. The last time I checked, a number of businesses were for sale in the area. Is that still the case?

Some places serves better food than other places....I have my own favorites, but maybe I don't have the same taste as you, so not easy for me to recommend someone over another. But ONE place I always recommend is Khun Lee's Steak House. This is some of the best Thai food I've ever eaten in my 12 years in Thailand...and my Thai wife agrees with me....

A number of businesses for sale? Yeah.... there are a few for sale....an Australian are selling her shop house at the beach road with good opportunity to start a restaurant or cafe.

A German is selling his restaurant/pub/bakery/butchery in Khanom Town. BTW....they make the best burgers in the Khanom area!!

I also know of 2 resorts for sale, beachfront resorts with pool and from 5 to 8 bungalows. Priced from 25 million THB.

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For 1,500 baht, I can get a 5 star hotel in Bangkok, Phuket or Samui. A beach front bungalow in the latter two places are 100-200 baht cheaper than Khanom. Tell us where this good food is then, please. The only decent place to eat, Khula what?, is now closed.

"Remember, this is the real Thailand, you don't get westernized Thai food here... ! Of course there are a few places where they tend to moderate the use of Thai spices...."

I'm confused. Did you just contradict yourself in the same sentence? What is westernized Thai food then if not for the moderate use of Thai spices... By the way, most Thai spices aren't really Thai, Chili being one of them.

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Thanks for the recommendation to go to Lek's Steak House. Where else? I will be there little over a week from now. If I only had 25 million to buy a resort...

Anyway, I'm looking for a place to relocate to and I'm very hopeful that Khanom is going to offer all that I'm looking for.

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Oh, Khun Lee's

Can you send me the listing on the Beach Road place? I might want to have a look when I get there. I don't want to buy an existing business, but might be interested in a long term rental and opening something different. Not food, but live work space would be good.

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For 1,500 baht, I can get a 5 star hotel in Bangkok, Phuket or Samui.

I go four/five times a year in Bkk and a couple in Phuket. I like also to stay in 4 stars hotels, just for a little confort outside Koh Phangan, but I cannot afford a 5 stars.

So, can you kindly give me some address of 5 stars hotels in BKK for a 1.500 baht/night? (I can reach 2.500 too)?

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For 1,500 baht, I can get a 5 star hotel in Bangkok, Phuket or Samui.

I go four/five times a year in Bkk and a couple in Phuket. I like also to stay in 4 stars hotels, just for a little confort outside Koh Phangan, but I cannot afford a 5 stars.

So, can you kindly give me some address of 5 stars hotels in BKK for a 1.500 baht/night? (I can reach 2.500 too)?

Stick with what you know on the hotel front anguid. The add ons in 5 star places make them poor value for money.

Nice pics by the way.

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Khanom will never get that big due to the fact there is only 1 crappy road heading to Nai Plao beach, it can't be made bigger due to buildings on either side and there are too many mountains. Mosts of the hotels are over priced and the lack of decent food doesn;t help also there isn't any transportation when you get there, so you are stuck unless you rent a bike or a car!!

I have heard the same tune for over 7 years and still nothing......... waiting, waiting.........nope nothing :)

Well....Khanom will be a huge tourist destination within a few years....have you seen the progress the past 3 years????

Khanom is more than just Nai Plao Beach...... this beach is just a small part of what Khanom has to offer....

Of course Khanom is not for everyone to enjoy....if you are the kind of tourist who just loves Pattaya, Koh Samui and Phuket, then you are on the wrong track about Khanom. No go go bars and pizzerias at every corner....

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For 1,500 baht, I can get a 5 star hotel in Bangkok, Phuket or Samui. A beach front bungalow in the latter two places are 100-200 baht cheaper than Khanom. Tell us where this good food is then, please. The only decent place to eat, Khula what?, is now closed.

"Remember, this is the real Thailand, you don't get westernized Thai food here... ! Of course there are a few places where they tend to moderate the use of Thai spices...."

I'm confused. Did you just contradict yourself in the same sentence? What is westernized Thai food then if not for the moderate use of Thai spices... By the way, most Thai spices aren't really Thai, Chili being one of them.

Congrats if you can get a 5 star hotel room in BKK for 1,500 baht....! But hard to reach the beach from this room, no? :D

If you can find beachfront bungalows in Phuket and Samui priced at 1,300 baht per night in the high season, then you are lucky! I dare to doubt. Do you have any links? But wahtever, then you have to share the beaches with thousands of tourists, and it's okay to me if you prefer that :D

Yes, Khula Bhula is closed....did you find this was the only place with decent food?? So you prefer western food in favor of Thai food???

Then, for now, Khanom is not for you to visit. We don't have hundreds of different western food restaurants....

Sorry if I contradicted myself....most restaurants serves traditional Thai food, that is not "westernized".....you get the real Thai food, as the locals like it!

BUT....there are a few places where you can get less spicy and westernized food. One of the is Khanom Paradise. I only yeat there once, and I found the food okay, but I prefer the REAL Thai food, not something that is made to suit tourists' taste!!

If you want real western food, visit Sabai Pub & Restaurant at the main road in Khanom Town. It is a German restaurant with home made bread and German Schnitzels, beef, burger and you name it. Quite good IMHO.

Why is it that somebody always complain??? :)

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ITS the overall crappy rooms and the "I don't give a toss service" that most of the place have there.

Well, I am sure many visitors disagree with you.....

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Some more pics:

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Yeah, definitely the most beautiful beaches in Khanom, and actually I would say in all of Thailand!

This is Thong Ching Bay and Thong Node Beach some 10 kilometers north of Khanom on the way to Don Sak (the ferry port to Koh Samui.)

This is where the old ferry port from Khanom to Koh Samui is located.

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Thanks for the recommendation to go to Lek's Steak House. Where else? I will be there little over a week from now. If I only had 25 million to buy a resort...

Anyway, I'm looking for a place to relocate to and I'm very hopeful that Khanom is going to offer all that I'm looking for.

I don't eat much out, but if you prefer real Thai food, then the best one's I've tried are apart from Khun Lee's (with the best mentioned first):

  1. Baan Thong Ching Resort - at the old ferry port 10 km north of Khanom. Well worth a visit, best view of Thong Ching Bay from the beachfront restaurant.
  2. Kanikas - very good Thai food at the main road of Khanom Town.
  3. Racha Kiri Resort & Spa - Good Thai food, also some international courses.....but I prefer their Thai food.
  4. Sabai Restaurant - German food at the main road of Khanom Town.
  5. Anavilla Resort - located just next to the river just out of town on the way to the old ferry port.

You don't have to agree with me, but these are my favorites in Khanom.

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6 posts in a row? You sound like a worried man Olsen. Until there is an infrastructure, it will never take off. Out of all the farangs I know/knew there, three are left and the others have either died or left with very deep and empty pockets and long faces.

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Yes it is a little hard to get to the beach from a hotel in Bangkok. If you read the whole sentence you will notice that I include Phuket and Samui. Please don't tell me that it is hard to get to the beach from these places because I won't believe you.

Why is it that somebody always tries to make something appear better than it really is???

Worried, I should say so. Just look at that building project that is half complete and a year behind schedule. Thai Royal Residence, if I am not mistaken.

Lets sum it up: No Infrastructure, very little in the way of western food, the Thai food is Thai food(gaeng som anybody?), poor service, and to top it off, sand flies.

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