We'll be in Thailand in January for two weeks. We plan to spend about 1 week up North (Chiang Mai/Pai/Chiang Rai) and the other week visiting the beaches. Any suggestions on whether we should visit Phuket/Krabi or Ko Samui? Thanks!
#1 olsons has been a member since 18/8/2007. Posts: 1
In January you can select either East or West coast because weather is good in both places.
If you will stay in Phuket you can visit nearby places - Phi-Phi, Racha Yai, Pha Nga bay (007-island, sea gipsy village), get trip to Similan islands etc.
If you will stay in Samui you can also visit nearby Koh Phangan, Koh Tao (real paradise for divers and nature/relax lovers!) and marine parks.
Of course you can read additional info in TravelFish guides: