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Beach or island SEA late August with family...help!

Posted by northland on 12/12/2015 at 11:18

Hi, we are a Canadian family with kids from 7 to 16 planning a trip to SEA in mid August. We'd like to start with a nice beach or island, preferably with good snorkelling/diving, not too busy. This is our first August trip so the monsoon has me stumped! We plan to go to Angkor Wat afterwards so Bangkok seems like a good hub but we're open to ideas, thanks and hope to get some good ideas :)

#1 northland has been a member since 4/1/2015. Posts: 5

Posted by Captain_Bob on 13/12/2015 at 20:59

As far as weather and sea conditions in August better to go for the lower gulf islands (Samui/Phangan/Tao) which doesn't usually get rainy season until around October. Koh Tao may be best for you in terms of snorkeling off-beach and dive trips. Downside could be it's relatively small and gets inundated with young backpackers doing their dive courses that time of year. Anyway take a sniff... ;-)
https://www.travelfish.org/location/thailand/southern_thailand/surat_thani/ko_tao

Getting there and back check out http://www.lomprayah.com

#2 Captain_Bob has been a member since 27/5/2006. Location: Thailand. Posts: 1,957

Posted by northland on 14/12/2015 at 00:03

Thanks! I imagine we can find one around there that will work. Are there particular spots that are known for partying so maybe less good for us...?

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