I am looking for a quiet Thai island with lovely beaches with bungalows rather than developed resorts. I want to travel with my husband and spend maybe 4-5 days somewhere but am aware that in August there may be a lot of rain. Can anyone recommend somewhere or tell me if I am better looking for somewhere in the Thai Gulf, Southern Thailand or West? Many Thanks
#1 boosar has been a member since 23/3/2013. Posts: 1
You are probably best off going to an island in the Gulf at that time of year. Koh Tao, Koh Samui and Koh Pha-Ngan are the 3 main islands in the southern Gulf, with Koh Tao being the one probably best suited to your needs since you prefer less development. That being said, all 3 are quite developed and have a wide range of accommodation, from budget bungalows to luxury resorts. Koh Pha-Ngan is where the Full Moon Party happens, so it caters more to a young backpacker party crowd, while Koh Samui is highly developed with lots of big resorts and a golf course etc.
The northeast coast of Koh Phangan is quiet and does not attract full moon party goers. Look at Bottle Beach, Thong Nai Pan and Than Sadet.
#4 guava_girl has been a member since 21/10/2010. Posts: 252