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Thailand Island in Late July

  • mrhesed

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    8th April, 2014
    Posts: 1

    Hi everyone!

    I'm doing my first ever solo trip overseas, lookin for some adventure, just for 4 days.
    thinking of just heading over to islands in thailand, krabi province! :)

    After lookin up some review, there are so many on it about the island and resort/hostel what to do etc.

    my budget around 400-450USD

    What would you guys would have done if you were me? :)


    #1 Posted: 8/4/2014 - 20:24

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  • tezza

    Joined Travelfish
    13th April, 2006
    Posts: 1331
    Total reviews: 61

    Answering this is kind of tricky without further info.
    "Looking for some adventure" - um, are we talking snorkeling, diving, hiking, moped touring, climbing, partying etc?
    With only 4 days to spend, your entry point is important - are you flying into Krabi , Phuket, elsewhere - or is your arrival point flexible?

    Sounds like you are landing in Krabi or Phuket. With only 4 days you really don't have time to cross to the southern Gulf (Samui/Phangan/Tao) where the weather that time of year tends to be better. In the Andaman, July is in wet season - but no matter, I've had many holidays there in wet season and have always had enough sun for a good holiday and never lost a full day to rain. And July tends to be statistically not the wettest of wet season - look to Sept/Oct in the typical year.

    I reckon for first time Thailand visitors, the Railay area of Krabi is hard to beat, with some of the most spectacular landscape/seascape around. There is plenty of adventure - you can climb, snorkel, do free-jumping, hike and there are some really good day-trips out of Railay. Because it's low season, you will find some very good accommodation deals both at Railay West, Railay East and the nearby town of Ao Nang. The latter is probably best if you like to party hard and explore the surrounding area on motorcycle, but the beach is inferior to West Railay and adjacent Phra Nang which you can reach by a 15 minute boat trip.
    A caveat - I'm not too sure of how lively the area is in July. I visited a few years back in June and the area was dead. But last year I was there in early August, the northern hemisphere summer holidays had kicked in and it was quite lively without being overcrowded as it usually is in high season. I've never visited in July.

    You can easily spend all four days in this area. If you feel the want of a small change why not split them - 2 days Railay/2 days Ao Nang?
    If you feel like an entirely different area the nearby island of Phi Phi (Don) can be quickly accessed by ferry out of Ao Nang/Railay and is good for hiking, snorkeling, partying, scenery and has a few outstanding daytrips such as to "The Beach" on the neighbouring National Park island of Phi Phi Ley.

    #2 Posted: 9/4/2014 - 05:36

  • LeonardCohe-

    Joined Travelfish
    24th July, 2012
    Posts: 2148
    Total reviews: 11

    Id just pick a nice hotel near ao nang and do some tours. 4 days isnt long.

    #3 Posted: 9/4/2014 - 05:45

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