I have read and noticed some comments about times of year to visit different islands. I am going to Thailand in August and was wondering if Ko Chang is a good choice or if there is other island(s) that I should pursue instead. Is there a particular region of islands that would be best considering the time of year?
Thanks for your thoughts and information!
#1 karyn has been a member since 10/6/2006. Posts: 30
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Sugust on Ko Chang is wet wet wet - in fact it is the wettest month of the entire year. -- you'd be better off to head south to the Gulf Islands - Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngan and Ko Tao - all of which have far better weather at that time of year.
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Thanks for the information! I now have noticed that there are two Ko Chang islands! Is it the northern one that would be likely mentioned in travel information compared to the southern one? In the south, would you suggest only staying on the eastern side?
#3 karyn has been a member since 10/6/2006. Posts: 30
You're right about there being 2 Kho Changs. I never heard about the one near Phuket before, but I just googled it. Travel information is usually about the one near the Cambodian border. When I went there, I found it to be expensive and overated. Much better beaches down south, but as I've never been to the southern Kho Chang I can't comment on that particular island. If you're asking about staying on the eastern side of the southern Chang, there don't appear to be any resorts on that side. People usually stay on the west coast for better beaches and the sunsets. If you're asking about the east coasts of Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngan and Ko Tao you can stay either side. Depends if you want sunsets, though Hat Rin on Ko Pha Ngan has them as well.
#4 thaibeachlovers has been a member since 25/5/2006. Posts: 38
Thanks Thaibeachlovers! I was wondering if the Phuket side of Thailand was off season for islands. Have you stayed on any of those three islands? If so, if a person was going for 4 days or so, would you recommend staying on one or hopping and going to more?
#5 karyn has been a member since 10/6/2006. Posts: 30