I'm visiting Thailand next year in June 2014 (dates are flexible after May) and I'm wondering where is better to visit- Phuket or Ko Samui? I was initially thinking the latter because it seems like there are less people there, the beaches are more beautiful but after reading some forums there seems like there might be more to do in Phuket?
I'll be staying there for 7 days, I'm definitely one who likes nature, hiking, seeing different things and definitely experiencing some of the culture (and delicious Thai food, of course).
I'm just wondering where people would suggest to go based on activities and money. How much should I save for both places? (I'm single and a 24 year old female- So I wouldn't have to pay for anyone else, just myself).
If I went to Ko Samui, I know I have to take Bangkok airways to get there and back, but is there plenty to do on the island so I don't have to fly back and forth more than when I'm going & leaving? Also, is there grocery stores on the island?
Any Advice would be greatly appreciated!!