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Tambon Taling Ngam - shopping, massage, eating places

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Tambon Taling Ngam - shopping, massage, eating places

Hi.

We will be visiting Ko Samui in mid-August and will be staying at Taling Ngam area (Conrad hotel).

Is there a town/village in the area or near the area ?

- are there any good and affordable Thai massage places nearby ?

We would like to get a massage done preferably in late afternoon or evening.

- is there a shopping street or the likes of a night market nearby ?

Intend to get some cheap souvenirs and also Thai snacks to bring home.

- any recommended Thai eating places near the hotel ?

- also, does anyone know the approximate taxi cost to travel between the above and the hotel ?

Understand the taxis do not use the meter, so need an approximate price to bargain with the taxi driver where possible.

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Tambon Taling Ngam - shopping, massage, eating places

Given your location at the Conrad, you are not going to find taxi's waiting, but I would imagine that they would provide a mini bus service once or perhaps twice a day, not sure if complimentary or not.. The closest stores are a 7 11 and Family Mart, roughly 2 kms away. There is not much else in the immediate area.

For Nik Nak shopping Nathon town is actually quite good to wander around... lots of little shops with all kinds of stuff. Just wander down the main street or even some of the side streets, it's the original town, some old interesting buildings to see, allow and hour or two, there are some good restaurants in town too, perhaps stop for lunch. Lucky restaurant is one of my favorites on the water front section of Nathon's one way system..

If you want "up market" shopping then Central Mall in Chawang will give you that, or even Fisherman's village in Bophut Friday evening might be good there as they have a walking street, that is very popular. There is a night market in Lamai, (closer) on Sunday evenings.

But as said, you probably won't find taxis with cheap rates, I'd be surprised if you get away with at least 1000 baht, each way. Perhaps 500 or 600 to Nathon.

You could possibly rent a car, if you are used to Asian driving it's not too different than Malaysia, except more motorbikes here. The West side traffic is generally very light, even as far as Lamai, it's light traffic except possibly early morning and evening "rush hours" in the built up areas ....

Massages are no doubt offered at the resort, I doubt will be cheap, beach ladies, are about 300 baht an hour in many other beach areas, more in an air conditioned shops..

DId I get it all?

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2. Re: Tambon Taling Ngam - shopping, massage, eating places

Is there a town/village in the area or near the area ?

A] not really, there is a small area but not much, a 7Eleven and a couple of little places.

- are there any good and affordable Thai massage places nearby ?

A] not really, you find something a few hundred meters away, but the Conrad clients tend not to want beach or shop massages.

- is there a shopping street or the likes of a night market nearby ?

A] no you will have to head to the other markets and shopping areas.

- any recommended Thai eating places near the hotel ?

A] there isn't really any

- also, does anyone know the approximate taxi cost to travel between the above and the hotel ?

A] it depends where. You could head to Nathon, or Lamai, but you will pay anything from 500-1000thb one way. You are in a remote location, and its a top end hotel.

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