Help me choose - Koh Phangan or Koh Samui or Koh Lanta?
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Mar 20, 2012 5:00 AM Last Post By: Linguse
Mar 17, 2012 9:04 PM
I want to check out Krabi, so was thinking either to bus from Phuket - or ferry from Phi Phi. I also want to see Koh Samui/Phangan as I've not been there yet, but reading through forums I found Koh Lanta which also looks lovely.
I am only looking at 2-3 days at each place which has always been enough for hubby and I. We basically like to rent a bike, and do our own sightseeing, get massages and eat. I love the white sands and clearest water!
So which islands do you recommend??
Mar 17, 2012 9:41 PM
Mar 17, 2012 10:11 PM
2I'm going 14-28 June this year. My plan was going to be something like:
2-3 days - Phuket
4 days - Krabi - bus to Surat Thani
1 night Surat Thani
3 days - Koh Samui
2 days - Phangan
Then fly from Surat Thani to Bangkok.
Or --- should I just go to Koh Lanta? I guess I really want to go to Koh Samui because I've never been there and I want to do all the main areas on Thailand, but am I wasting my time? IS there anything different/better that I would see that I wouldn't get elsewhere?
Mar 17, 2012 11:31 PM
Mar 18, 2012 3:56 PM
Mar 18, 2012 4:35 PM
5June is a good time to go because it's quieter and cheaper.
Phuket-Lanta-Krabi makes sense. Go via boat.
Samui/KPN are too far away and more hassle and not worth it.
There's heaps of tours around pha nga bay from krabi or phuket including phi phi.
You can fly krabi to bangkok with air asia at the end.
Mar 18, 2012 10:06 PM
Mar 18, 2012 11:46 PM
Mar 19, 2012 4:28 PM
8lanta and koh phangan are too far away. lose 8 hrs in transit. not good for short trip. much more things to do around krabi.
Mar 20, 2012 2:22 AM
9^^ If Lanta is too far away, I fail to see how Krabi is a winner!
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