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Phuket or Ko Samui late august

  • xtrinh

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    Hi,

    I planned to go to Phuket on late August but it seems to be a bad time because of the Monsoon. Which beach would you recommend at this time of the year for nice beaches, great hotels, calm and quiet?
    I thought about ko Samui, what do you think?


    Xuan

    #1 Posted: 31/5/2006 - 04:19

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  • somtam2000

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    Hi Xuan,

    In August you'll get a little bit of rain everywhere, but you'll get far less on Samui than you will on Phuket, so Ko Samui should be a good choice. I'm on Samui at the moment and the weather is great and there is certainly no shortage of fine hotels!

    #2 Posted: 31/5/2006 - 06:00

  • wolfman

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    in august best bet is: samui,phangan and koh tao as well . these islands have a micro-climate , a chance to escape monsoon!

    #3 Posted: 31/5/2006 - 20:42

  • xtrinh

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    Thanks for the info, I think we'll change to thise area and avoid too much rain.
    Actually my friend already booked flights Bangkok to Phuket.
    Is it easy/far/safe to go to Koh samui or Phangan from Phuket by bus or can we rent a car for a reasonable price? Or shall we lose our tickets and take new ones to the island directly by plane?
    Thansk again.

    Great web and message board, by the way.

    #4 Posted: 31/5/2006 - 21:47

  • somtam2000

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    Glad you like the site!

    Yes it is straightforward to get from Phuket to Samui - easiest way is combined bus/ferry ticket which any agent in Phuket can handle -- bear in mind door to door the trip will take the best part of a day, so if the flights were cheapies and you have limited time, consider writing them off.

    #5 Posted: 1/6/2006 - 06:16

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