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Phuket or Ko Samui late august

Posted by xtrinh on 31/5/2006 at 04:19

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

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Posted by somtam2000 on 31/5/2006 at 06:00 admin

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!

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Posted by wolfman on 31/5/2006 at 20:42

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

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Posted by xtrinh on 31/5/2006 at 21:47

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.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 1/6/2006 at 06:16 admin

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.

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