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we are a young couple, want a good balance of night life and relaxation

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    Chaweng or Lamai on the east coasts have a good mix of nightlife and relaxation. There are really good cheap spots to stay from around 20aud a night with fan/air con rooms. No beach partys but plenty of bars on and around the beach. over 11 years ago

    Answered by kelly Douglas via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Definitely recommend heading to Koh Tao if you are after something a little quieter..Koh Tao is famous for (PADI) Scuba Diving/snorkelling..A little more laid back and a little less westernised. over 11 years ago

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    I would definitley reccommend Koh Tao for a nice mix of relaxation and nightlife. Head to the Lotus bar for drinks at sunset, watch the fire twirlers and then work your way down the beach bars. over 11 years ago

    Answered by Anna Chaffey via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    You can catch a ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Tao for around 1000 baht. Koh Tao is much smaller but was more laid back and fun than the larger island. It has a great selection of bars that are all in walking distance, and you don't need to use taxis to get around. over 11 years ago

    Answered by Ian C via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    No one's mentioned Koh Phangan yet! It's only 50 minutes boat ride from Koh Samui... much closer than Koh Tao. You can hop on a boat every couple of hours from Big Buddha pier in Bophut, which is north Samui.

    Haadrin has the most stunning beach - I have been so many times and it still never loses that 'wow' factor! It is also home of the legendary Full Moon party, however, I prefer it when it's not full moon time nowadays... still able to party hard in the evenings but the beach is deserted during the day... must be getting old ;)

    In Samui I prefer staying in Bophut or Mae Nam, rather than Chaweng. You can still get to Chaweng for a night out very easily by taxi, or hire a jeep for 700 baht per day. Plus, you have Fisherman's Village in Bophut which is really lovely... amazing restaurants and lots of little bars right on the beach - very romantic and laid back. over 11 years ago

    Answered by Laura Chesters via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Following on from Ian C, if you're looking for an island style experience Koh Tao is the way ahead - much less developed than Samui. Parts of Koh Phangan can also be nice, but apart from the full moon party it's worth staying away from Haad Rin.
    Koh Tao is pleasant, but a lot of the accommodation is very simple and run down. But if like me you don't want to rough it, a very good option for a/c rooms is:
    http://www.kohtaosimpleliferesort.com over 10 years ago

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