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Sandflies and stuff

Posted: 18 Mar 2014 18:16
by bazfaz
I have a lazy period at the moment and my mind has wandered to next year's holiday. OK, I know most people haven't had this year's holiday yet but we live in the northern hemisphere and like to take our summer holiday in winter (think palm trees).

I like the sound of Bang Saphan. Palm Gardens seems to get universal praise.

I have one query. If we come next year for a couple of weeks at the end of Jan/beginning of Feb will I (my wife isn't affected) be bitten by sandflies on the beach? Some people are lucky enough not to be troubled but I have an allergic reaction and have to slap on antibiotic cream.

Any feedback?

Re: Sandflies and stuff

Posted: 18 Mar 2014 19:00
by buksida
Welcome to the forum, Suan Luang beach doesn't suffer from sand flies in swarms though you may get the odd one now and then.

Re: Sandflies and stuff

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 00:36
by bazfaz
Thanks Buksida.

I have suffered on big Ko Chang but not on Samui or Ko Jum. I think the worst was in the Phillipines on Palawan. The locals called them no-see-ums. A large plastic sheet on the beach defeated the sandflies but lying on plastic is very sweaty.