Need lots of help. Would like to plan trip for 2011 to Thailand perhaps renting a house. Some look fantastic on VRBO. Anyway...can anyone tell me a few of the best places to stay anwhere along the coast. Like beaches, nice home, some nightlife, able to take day trips to different areas. Friends would like to go to Cambodia but I am really pusing towards Thailand. Also there is a big group of islands to the north - I can't find out what they are called but someone suggested they are wonderful for sailing around.
As you can tell I don't know very much about this area at all. Have usually travelled south to mexica, nicaragua and costa rica. Please help in any way you can. Thanks