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Please Help choosing beach destination!!!

Lima
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Please Help choosing beach destination!!!

We are taking our kids 10 and 12 yo on our first time to Thailand. We are Peruvians. Will be in Bangkok, Kao Yai, Siam Reap and Chiang Mai, but want to end relaxing in a beach.

I can't decide where to go, definetly not Phuket, want some place quiet, nice beach, snorkel, scuba, excursions, etc. I am very confuse between koh Samui, Ko Phi Phi, Ao Nang. Ko Pangan, etc.

Which coast do you recommend ? Please help!

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1. Re: Please Help choosing beach destination!!!

When are you going to be in Thailand? Which place you might consider depends on timing, as Koh Samui (day tours will take you to Koh Tao usually, as KS is not really the best for snorkelling) will be in monsoon season at the latter end of the year, hence, not the best, for example.

If not Phuket, maybe Khao Lak is a good option. Good beachs and access to Similan Islands, Surin Islands, and Koh Tachai. However, you'll need to cancel Khao Lak as an option for snorkelling if you were to go during the monsoon season there.

So, all depends on timing of when your stay is.

Edited: 16 October 2012, 02:06
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2. Re: Please Help choosing beach destination!!!

Yes what time of year as weather varies, there are lots of options.

If it it later in January through to September Koh Samui would be a good choice, I would also suggest you included Koh Tao as amazing for very easy snorkeling , you and the children would enjoy it very much.

Koh Samui is a nice tropical island.

You can find nice hotels and beach resorts, many have cottages / cabana / bungalow style accommodation at the beach.

If it is December through to April Khao Lak is great for beaches

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3. Re: Please Help choosing beach destination!!!

Sorry, will be at the beach first week february.Thanks for your opinions!

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4. Re: Please Help choosing beach destination!!!

Well in Februaty you have lots of choices

Ao Nang does not have a good beach, Phi Phi you have to stay quiet area because busy area i bars and crowds of young people partying, not good for family.

With children of that age I would say go to Koh Samui but also have some day on Koh Tao ( ferry ride ), or, just Koh Tao if you want it quieter and are very interested in snorkeling, it is certainly one of the most beautiful places to visit :)

Koh Tao sightseeing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRB-8zmCv2o

Koh Tao

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JPRLQIvqDY

Koh Nangyuan at Koh tao

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvoQvcgi13w

Koh Samui is much more developed, anyway you can look at those options / ideas.

Edited: 16 October 2012, 02:58
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5. Re: Please Help choosing beach destination!!!

Also look at Khao Lak area

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