About fifteen minutes’ walk south down the beach from the Centara Grand, or 2km by road down Thanon Phetkasem, there’s a little knot of accommodation on Soi 67. Here, facing each other across the short, narrow soi about 100m back from the beach, are a dozen little guesthouses, mainly Scandinavian–Thai run, which share a swimming pool; none comprises more than twenty rooms and most charge about B900. They’re very popular with older European couples, many of whom return for several months every winter, so booking is essential.

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