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Too Many Islands too little time...

Posted by Timetotravel12 on 9/10/2012 at 17:00

Hi Folks,

This question has been asked many times and I'm sorry to ask again, but... what would you recommend is a better area to concentrate on given we only have 8 nights in the area..

We will have already done 8 weeks of extensive travelling so would ideally like to relax and soak up the beaches, snorkel and chill out.. avoiding party central large tourist areas..

I'm stuck with the following ideas...

Fly to Krabi and spend a few nights in Ao Nang, going to Railay Beach on a day trip and then move to Koh Lanta for a couple of days on to Phi Phi for a few days and catch a flight back to Singapore from Phuket...
I'm worried these islands will be too built up as I'd like to go off the beaten track and hide from the general party scenes..
my other option was fly to Langkawi island and start from here then on to Koh Lipe, Koh Mook & Koh Lanta flying from Krabi to Singapore..

I'd really appreciate you're advice and if you think thats too adventurous given we only have 8 nights. Do you think we should just pick two of the bigger islands and do day trips... I worry then I won't soak up the atmosphere that you get from some of the less tourist smaller islands.. we're going in January and have about £100/night to spend.

Thanks Guys,

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Posted by caseyprich on 9/10/2012 at 19:55

For a highly recommended relaxed island (by a friend of mine, I've not been) near Phi Phi.

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Posted by RiniRabbit on 9/10/2012 at 22:36

Koh Lipe, Koh Mook & Koh Lanta these islands are in different province.
Koh Lipe is in Tarutao island at Satun

So I would advice you to stay at Lanta instead ,if you choose to stay at Koh Lanta, you can buy day trips to Phi Phi,Railay bay, and from Lanta can hire speedboat/buy a tour to visit Koh Mook or other islands around there. you also can go to Phuket by ferry (If you're traveling on their season) and can go there by bus or minivan.

perhaps you stay at Ao Nang and then hire longtail boat to Railay,Phranang Cave, Koh Poda,Koh Kai,Koh Hong and buy a day trip to Phi Phi, you can go to Phuket by bus or minivan for faster way to the airport.
you will enjoy your trip if you choose to stay in one place instead.

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Posted by Timetotravel12 on 10/10/2012 at 16:15

Thanks for the info folks,

I think you're right we are going to fly to Krabi in January and stay in Ao Nang for 2 nights then move to Koh Lanta and stay there 6 nights from here we can do day trips to the other places.. I have a feeling we will be exhausted and just want a nice beach(hopefully not too busy) to relax on by the time we reach this leg of our trip..

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Posted by Tilapia on 10/10/2012 at 20:13

Casey gave you a great lead. It's one of the best islands in the area and one of the least visited.

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Posted by Timetotravel12 on 11/10/2012 at 04:14

Yes,after hours of research online I'm still no further forward with my plans! Ko Jum is a strong contender, that website looks fantastic...and accomodation looks great too... we should still be able to do day trips from it too yeah? If we were to base ourselves here from 17th -23rd Jan do you think thats too long..

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