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Tongsai Bay & Taxis

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Tongsai Bay & Taxis

We are thinking of staying at the Tongsai Bay for our honeymoon in August, 2006 but still wanted to be able to go out at night in Chaweng Beach. I know that it is about a 15 minute ride, but how easy it is to obtain a taxi to and from Chaweng, especially at night?

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1. Re: Tongsai Bay & Taxis

To get a taxi from Tongsai to Chaweng might be bit of a hassle as the resort is secluded and not directly connected to a main road. Back from Chaweng to hotel no problem, but it will cost you. Expect to pay Baht 350.- per way (or more)

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Sorry Bernds

You are wrong on this one.

There is a group of cabs that sit outside the Tongsai Bay at call for the hotel guests.

Tongsai Bay have a fixed price cab menu so there is no worries about being ripped off, the cab that takes you to Chaweng will arrange to bring you back to the hotel at a predetermined time and place and don't even want the money until you get home.

If you want a private driver go and see Mr Bee at Bongoes restaurant on Choeng Mon beach, he is very reliable and has good english.

Enjoy

Cheers

Robert

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3. Re: Tongsai Bay & Taxis

Thanks for the clarification....all new to me.....cannot imagine a bunch or meter taxis waiting for clients outside Tongsai Bay a whole day.....will check it out and let you know. Was there a few weeks ago and seen nothing. Keep you posted.

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Getting a taxi from the hotel is effortless, reception make a call to the fleet of taxis waiting nearby.

Great drivers and cars there for you in no time. 200 baht into Chaweng and give him a time and he'll be waiting to bring you back. Only about 10 mins don't be put off by not being in the middle of Chaweng it's actually a bonus

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5. Re: Tongsai Bay & Taxis

i had same experience in phuket stayed at a hotel away from the main drag and local taxis took us to main area and picked us up later absoutely no problem,

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6. Re: Tongsai Bay & Taxis

Thank you all for your comments! They have been extremely helpful!