I have moved to Oz from the Uk and so Thailand is a great 'meet me halfway' spot to holiday with my parents. Having traveled a little around Thailand i am trying to show them a taster in two weeks.
We are flying into Phuket and planning on staying there for 1/2 days- we want a not too touristy spot but close enough for us to travel into some nightlife. Any recommendations?
I also heard you can surf in Phuket- When are the waves good for this and what beach?
We are then going to travel up to Khao Sok and spend 2-3 days here.
After this I am unsure. We want to island hop and i guess it depends on the weather (Early May)
Is is possible to visit Ko Yao Noi from Phi Phi?
Would it be better to travel to Krabi or Ao PhangNgan from Khao Sok and on to Ko Yao Noi/PhiPhi/Phuket.
I have visited Lanta and loved it but as i have been would like to try somewhere else.
If the weather is not on our side we can travel to KPN/Tao then fly back from Samui.
I am open to suggestions
#1 clairebear16 has been a member since 10/12/2010. Posts: 1
May isn't going to bring good weather to the Andaman Coast - I'd be inclined to still go to Khao Sok, but then continue on to Ko Pha Ngan Ko Samui or Ko Tao. For Phuket - most places are pretty well developed for tourism, but you'll find some good deals on hotels in May, so I'd do some searching and let the hotel choice decide which beach.
No boat from Ko Phi Phi to Ko Yao Noi - you can only go from Phuket or Krabi.
#2 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,651
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Check out this website for surf reviews of Phuket's many beaches -- http://www.phuket.com/sports/surfing.htm I know I've seen people surfing at Kamala Beach in May.
Not too touristy but close enough to the nightlife? I'd stay in Kamala - one town up from Patong.
If you want some surf, head to Kata beach. I've not seen bigger waves than that anywhere else on the island. Just don't expect a bus between Patong and Kata - although they're two towns away, you have to go via Phuket Town.
Catch a tuk tuk, taxi, or throw mom on the back of a rental bike if you're really game.