First off, a hat-tip to everyone at Travelfish- its a great site, full of information, and with that 'casual yet full of substance' feel I like the most.
My wife and I are off to Thailand in October (yes, not exactly the best time, but there is a job to hold on to!).
As far as the islands go (which we plan to hit around Oct 13 just for a few days), I understand that Ko Samet seems to be the most 'monsoon proof' of the lot, yet someohow I am, instinctively, a bit disinclined towards it.
The stories and experiences coming out of Phi Phi, Tao and Pha Ngan are extremely enticing but we're still pretty undecided about where to go. Which one offers the best chance of sunshine and clear waters....or is the difference too little to matter?
thanks for the help! ( there shall be more, different questions to follow!)
#1 shakester has been a member since 5/9/2006. Posts: 37
there is-normally-a difference, as the rain comes and goes from the east.chances of a bit of sun are heaps better in the east(the islands off trat, koh samet)as in the south.
personally i can recommend koh mak and koh wai.
#2 wolfman has been a member since 31/5/2006. Posts: 80
Thanks wolfman. Think we have decided on the gulf side....now to where exactly!
#3 shakester has been a member since 5/9/2006. Posts: 37
koh wai-i can rec. the paradise bugalows,just to the right from the pier, simple,no frills bugalows on a nice stretch of sand, if you want to do a reservation call nong-she owns und runs the place:006617622548 or as mentioned koh mak f.e. island-hut bungalows, simple as well with attached bathroom for 250 a night. ko kood is another option.
hope this helps a bit
#4 wolfman has been a member since 31/5/2006. Posts: 80