I'm planning a trip for two weeks to Thailand in August. Because i'm going to be there for a very short time I would just like to stay in one place that hopefully has all that I am looking for. I really need help in picking the spot. The main thing I want to do is just relax on nice beaches and go snorkelling but I would also like to add in a few day trips hiking through mountains and caves and seeing other cool spots.
I've heard a lot about the Krabi area, would this be a good spot? Any other ideas on where would be good to stay?
#1 giguerj has been a member since 6/5/2013. Posts: 7
The Andaman coast supposedly gets a lot of rain in August... be prepared to get a little damp
#3 Trizzo has been a member since 1/10/2012. Posts: 6
Is the rain something that happens for a little bit every day or are you talking about days with rain? Any reccomendations of other places in south east asia that may have less rain and still nice beaches?
#5 giguerj has been a member since 6/5/2013. Posts: 7
Rain isn't that predictable but that period is the wettest period normally. Samui is normally dry at that time of year with good beaches.
#6 LeonardCohen1 has been a member since 24/7/2012. Posts: 2,148
Weatherwise, Ko Samui is the only part of Thailand where the monsoon season doesn't hit until October/November.
Plenty of nice beaches, but very little in the way of caves since the centre of the island is primarily uninhabitable jungle.
It's also expensive to get to by plane since the airport is privately owned by Bangkok Airways which is the main operator and landing fees are exhorbitant.
But if it appeals to you, Wikitravel has a good article on it: http://wikitravel.org/en/Ko_Samui
#7 Xircal has been a member since 24/12/2012. Posts: 95