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Krabi+Koh Lanta or Koh Samui+Koh Phangan?

Posted by sarabanda on 18/1/2009 at 22:03

Posted from within Vietnam.

Hello all!

I am in Vietnam and about to fly back to Thailand to finish off my SE Asia trip on the beach before returning to cold Europe....

I am torn between flying to Krabi and kayaking, then going to chill out in Lanta and doing some snorkelling (don't dive), OR flying to Koh Samui, maybe stay a couple of days then go to Koh Phangan...

Any tips from someone who's been to both places?

Am I taking a risk by going to the East Coast in January, weather-wise?

Please also bear in mind I am a lone female traveller, I like the quite but a bit of socialising would be nice (anyone reading heading out there?), and also that I was in Koh Lipe in December - v. near Lanta....

Thanks for any advice!


#1 sarabanda has been a member since 29/12/2008. Posts: 2

Posted by travelrock on 19/1/2009 at 09:56

Jan is ok east coast weather wise. late octg to to dec is the worst.

Samui and Krabi are the best from those 4.

If you have 8 nights do 4 in both, otherwise just pick one.

#2 travelrock has been a member since 19/4/2008. Posts: 209

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