Lonely Beach or White Sand Beach
Well nowadays the question Lonely Beach or White Sand Beach is pretty simple to answer.
I made a little table so just have a look and I’m sure your choice will be easy.
|Topic||Lonely Beach||White Sand Beach|
|location||south west||north west|
|audience||backpacker, flashpacker, mostly younger people||couples, families, some backpackers|
|beach||600m, bit rocky at beginning, nice at the end||over 2 km, very beautiful|
|budget||cheap to medium
accommodation from 400 Baht, Ø 800 Baht
meal from 50 Baht
|medium to high
accommodation from 600 Baht, Ø 1.200 Baht.
meal from 80 Baht
|variety of accommodation and restaurants||anything from cheap dorm to fancy resort, but limited number
anything from thai cuisine over western food, but still limited in choice and number
|biggest variety of accommodation and food places on the island|
|bars, party and loudness||good amount of bars, some party places, noisy at night||many bars, few party places, more quiet|
|business||some mini marts, few shops, massage places, scooter renting, one pharmacy, no 7 Eleven||biggest choice of business of all kind on the island|
|street night/food market||no||yes|
I hope this makes your choice Lonely Beach or White Sands Beach easier!
All in all: If you are a younger backpacker or maybe solo traveler that wants to party at some nights and wish for cheap accommodation and food, Lonely Beach is your place! If you have a bit more budget, traveling with family or friends and want a big nice beach, a large variety of food and shops and want to party just once in a while, White Sands Beach is your choice!
If you have specific questions about both beaches don’t hesitate to contact me. I will give you my advice and update this site with the info.