Deadsville, Bangsaphan

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Re: Deadsville, Bangsaphan

Post by Mike Parker » 07 May 2016 18:15

Talk today of extending the Hua Hin airport runways to take bigger aircraft.That's if it happened, could take 10 years .Swampy took 30 years from decision to build it.

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Re: Deadsville, Bangsaphan

Post by buksida » 08 May 2016 08:53

Yeah, I started a topic on that here: http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=32320

Cant see that having much affect on BS as Hua HIn is still 3 hours away by road. Now if Chumphon airport was expanded that would be another matter as it is only 45 minutes away.

In true Thai holiday tradition the place is packed this weekend, you cant see the beach for the Bangkok SUVs.

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Re: Deadsville, Bangsaphan

Post by Mike Parker » 20 May 2016 16:36

Just had friends from Australia staying with us in Chiang Mai.They spent a week in a relatively new, luxury resort on the beach in Khaolak which was basically half price with a lot of freebies ,meals ,massages etc thrown in.They book through a web site that specialises in these discounted holidays.I guess when you have multi miilion baht resort and heaps of staff that's what you have to do to keep the place ticking over.

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Re: Deadsville, Bangsaphan

Post by buksida » 21 May 2016 09:42

At least they have customers - 90% of the places here are empty.

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Re: Deadsville, Bangsaphan

Post by Big Boy » 21 May 2016 11:17

Mike Parker wrote:They book through a web site that specialises in these discounted holidays.
Are you going to share that website?
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Re: Deadsville, Bangsaphan

Post by Mike Parker » 21 May 2016 15:46

Thought it wasn't allowed on this forum if that's the case ,please delete.

www.luxuryescape.com.au

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Re: Deadsville, Bangsaphan

Post by Big Boy » 22 May 2016 07:54

Thanks Mike. I don't think the link breaks any forum rules, but I'm sure buksida will advise if it does.
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Re: Deadsville, Bangsaphan

Post by buksida » 23 May 2016 08:46

Looks very cheap and spammy to me, nothing like the booking engines most of us use.

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Re: Deadsville, Bangsaphan

Post by Mike Parker » 23 May 2016 11:56

My friends have actually booked, so far, 3 holidays inc a cruise,seen on this site, but did it through a Travel Agent back in Oz who might well be behind the company. They have been delighted with the value they got and are pretty fussy. They estimated that 75% of the people staying at the resort in Khaolak had booked through the site.

Air fares seem to be dropping ,friend in Bangkok just got Bangkok/London in August for 20,000 b return.

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Re: Deadsville, Bangsaphan

Post by migrant » 02 Jul 2016 05:38

Just updating, been back a couple days and things sure are slow! Yesterday only 3 walkers on the beach where normally there are double digits.

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Re: Deadsville, Bangsaphan

Post by bsb » 02 Jul 2016 06:33

George, welcome to low season

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Re: Deadsville, Bangsaphan

Post by buksida » 21 May 2018 10:05

Low season in full effect - every resort between Why Not and The Theatre was empty this morning.

The only four people on 30 kilometers of empty beach were Trash Heroes.

Many bars and restaurants have now closed down for the long low season.

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Re: Deadsville, Bangsaphan

Post by migrant » 22 May 2018 07:01

Yes, even some of the regulars are gone for a while.

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Re: Deadsville, Bangsaphan

Post by buksida » 09 Jan 2019 09:22

We are in the height of what has previously been described as 'peak season' yet many of the resorts are still empty or running below 20% occupation. Here is a picture of Bangsaphan's most popular beach bar at 6pm yesterday ...
montris.jpg

The only place that seems to have customers at the moment is Lola bungalows.

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Re: Deadsville, Bangsaphan

Post by migrant » 10 Jan 2019 05:30

So empty Montri is even drinking!!

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