I will be traveling to Thailand in March and will be there for 9 days. I would like to spend 2-3 days in Bangkok and then head out to the beaches. I want thinking I would spend 1 week in one resort (to avoid moving every 2-3 days) and simply taking day trip to other islands/areas.
Can anyone recommend a hotel in Bangkok - close to the shops, restaurants, bars, etc. and a good island to stay at, that is close enough to do a few day trips to other islands?