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Planning a trip in November is this a bad time?

Posted by JAP on 20/4/2006 at 20:09

Hi there.

We're meeting some friends from Australia in Bangkok, will be spending 2nights and days in Bangkok then dont know....

After looking at various sites I notice that the southern islands will be wet, (I think) and after looking at the Eastern islands Ko Kut etc, they don't look as beautiful and breathtaking, (is that just the pics ive been viewing)?

Haven't concidered travelling to the North! And after looking at your message board and site im really confused as where and what to do, and am thinking maybe this is the wrong time to plan a trip coz we're slightly restricted re weather.

Our wish list as it were isTravel from Bangkok by train somewhere and then get a ferry to an island: A less touristy island with gorgeous beaches staying in a luxury beach hut right on the beach, an island we can discover by foot, er...yeah I think thats about it.

Well this is a bit bumbling but any advice you can give would be great.

Cheers JAP

PS. After searching on the web for hours your website was a breath of fresh air.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 20/4/2006 at 20:35 admin

Hi JAP,

Welcome to Travelfish and glad to hear we're a breath of fresh air!

November isn't a bad time to be travelling at all -- particularly if you're arriving later in the month. The islands on the south west coast (Ko Phi Phi, Lanta, the islands off Trang, Satun and of course Phuket) are all swinging into their high season and the weather should be great -- perhaps a touch of rain, but nothing too torrential.

Ko Chang and Ko Kut on the other hand will still be pretty sodden that time of year.

"A less touristy island with gorgeous beaches staying in a luxury beach hut right on the beach, an island we can discover by foot, er...yeah I think thats about it."

hmmm -- that's a common request! If you have the time, consider perhaps Ko Lipe off Satun -- it's a long way from Bangkok, but you can fly to Hat Yai or Trang from where it is just a hop skip and a jump...

Otherwise, take a look at our directory of Thai islands, in conjunction with our Thai weather map and you should be able to find something that suits.

More questions - ask away!

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Posted by cedezlepassage on 22/4/2006 at 03:13

Try Koh Lanta. The weather was great in mid november when I went. The island is still quiet then but plenty of places to mix if you want. Easy to get to from Krabi or Phuket. As its shoulder seaso there are some good deals to be had. Try Relax Bay, some nice bungalows right on the beach and the food is to die for

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