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Ramada and Bang Niang Beach

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Ramada and Bang Niang Beach

Hi, very excited we are heading for Ramada on Bang Niang Beach at the end of Feb 12. My brother and his wife who have never ever been to Thailand before are meeting us out there!!. A couple of q's if i might!

What is the sea and beach like at the Ramada - is it tropical anything like Kata Noi Phuket?

We have opted for the cheapest rooms which are I believe located on the 2nd and 3rd floor with more nicer rooms on the ground floor. Is our room just as nice?

thanks in advance everyone!! XX

Poulton Le Fylde...
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1. Re: Ramada and Bang Niang Beach

Hi,

The Ramada is located on the widest and IMO the best part of Bang Niang Beach. This is a long beach rather than the crescent shape of Kata Noi.

Turn left from the Ramada and there a few smashing beach restaurants/bars and massage places and you come to a creek that you can at times wade across or there is a small "ferry" - very expensive, 10 baht! LOL - across to Nang Thong Beach where there are more beach restaurants, bars and massage places. You can walk all the way along to the main township of Bang La On, being suitably refreshed along the way then after lunch there or on the way you can catch a sang thaew (taxi/truck) back or walk again if you want.

Turn right from the Ramada and there are more beach front resorts and restaurants/bars overlooking the beach and, of course, massage places. This leads to another creek where you need to take care when crossing if the tide is in as it gets quite deep with a fast current. No ferry there but often some enterprising young Thai lads will push you across in a canoe. This leads to the more rugged with the highly recommended Sunset Bar (more a restaurant than a bar) perched overlooking the creek. This is a very long beach in two parts, again separated by a creek, taking you past the Orchid Beach, the Andamania and J W Marriott Resorts and more local restaurants etc. at the end there.

Although the typical turquoise in colour, the ocean is not crystal clear because of its constant motion.

Pics of Bang Niang Beach from earlier this year including near the Ramada at https:/…

The upper floor rooms are basically the same as the ground floor ones which are slightly better furnished but the main difference is that the ground floor rooms have a lanai, a large terrace with lounging day beds on them. The top floor rooms are better for having no noise above you and best sea views and especially sunsets.

Pics of the Ramada again from earlier this year when although we didn't stay there we spent quite a bit of time with two lots of friends who did and thoroughly enjoyed it, as did we.

https:/…

Here are some more from a couple of years ago in the first full season after the Ramada opened that shows interiors of the Standard Rooms.

One difference you will find with Kata Noi is that there are not rows and rows of loungers on the beach. They are kept back on the perimeter of resorts or just at the edge of restaurant/bars.

www.photobox.co.uk/my/album?album_id=26335443

I'm sure you and your family will enjoy it.

Edited: 04 October 2011, 16:51
Liverpool, United...
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2. Re: Ramada and Bang Niang Beach

What a brilliant and thorough description. thank you very much. glad to hear about the room, was frightened of looking like the poor relation !! 10baht to cross the creek!! how wide is it?

Thanks again

im getting excited!!

Poulton Le Fylde...
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3. Re: Ramada and Bang Niang Beach

Ooh, it's very wide - about 3-4 metres. LOL But it is an en entry point for fishing boats so does get deep at high tides. You can see it at pics nos 81 onwards in my first link. This was at low tide at about 8am. Lovely spot on either side for lunch, dinner or just a drink (or all three!)

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