East coast vs. West coast?
18th August, 2007
We'll be in Thailand in January for two weeks. We plan to spend about 1 week up North (Chiang Mai/Pai/Chiang Rai) and the other week visiting the beaches. Any suggestions on whether we should visit Phuket/Krabi or Ko Samui? Thanks!
#1 Posted: 20/8/2007 - 07:07
In January you can select either East or West coast because weather is good in both places.
If you will stay in Phuket you can visit nearby places - Phi-Phi, Racha Yai, Pha Nga bay (007-island, sea gipsy village), get trip to Similan islands etc.
If you will stay in Samui you can also visit nearby Koh Phangan, Koh Tao (real paradise for divers and nature/relax lovers!) and marine parks.
Of course you can read additional info in TravelFish guides:
#2 Posted: 20/8/2007 - 11:27
Krabi (IMO) is the most beautiful out of the 3. After that, samui and then phuket. Phuket is a rip off (IMO) compared to other places and is very touristy.
If you stay in samui check out Lami.
#3 Posted: 27/8/2007 - 18:29
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