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Phuket or Koh Lanta

  • bliprogers

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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Seeing a few islands in Thailand over 5 weeks and wondered whether Phuket was too touristy or whether Koh Lanta would be better option??

    #1 Posted: 4/10/2006 - 17:47

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  • somtam2000

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    Hi blip,

    Very very very different islands -- depends what you're after. Sleepy beaches, little nightlife, Ko Lanta. Lots of shopping, entertainment, activities and still some great beaches, then Phuket. Phuket is quite a bit pricier too.

    #2 Posted: 4/10/2006 - 20:42

  • Laura_B

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    Phuket has some stunning beaches & is world class for diving! It just doesn't feel very much like you're in Thailand. Lanta is a lot quietier and more rough around the edges. I didn't think the beaches were that nice, but that was probably because I had just come from Phi Phi which was stunning. Lanta ok just to have a quiet few days. What I liked about it was a lot the restaurants had tables on the beach, it was quite romantic having a meal, while hearing the sound of waves & looking up at the stars.

    If you have 5 weeks you could easily do both as they are quite close together.

    #3 Posted: 5/10/2006 - 15:32

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