I know so many people ask this but rather trawl through a mountain of posts and post on every island forum I thought I would give this forum a go. My husband and I are looking to spend 3 weeks in Thailand in december/January (over christmas and new year and a week either side) but are just so overwhelmed by the choice its hard to know where to start. or choose!
I will try narrowing down what we are looking for out of our holiday in the hope that you can point us in the right direction...
We definitely want to be on the beach, possibly in a private villa/beach hut somewhere. We dont have tons of money to spend but I dont want to be sleeping rough either (i like a bit of comfort). We are not too fussed on clubbing or mad partying (nor do we want to be kept awake by it either - i am a very light sleeper!) but we do like a drink and love love love food!
We would also like to be able to go off an do day trips to other places so somewhere accesible is a must. In terms of day activities my husband and i are a bit split - I like to worship the sun, drink cocktails and read whilst he loves snorkelling and doing something a little bit more active.
My question is this...is there somewhere that exists in Thailand?
Also, we will fly into bangkok - do we get a connecting flight down to Phuket/Koh Samui then boat etc onto wherever we are going or do we go overnight train then boat?? We basically want something fairly easy but fun!
Is there a guidebook anyone could recommend that might also help me find answers??