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Side trip to Phuket/Koh Samui or Krabi?

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Side trip to Phuket/Koh Samui or Krabi?

Looking at coming to Bangkok in a few weeks, and am looking at perhaps doing a sidetrip for a few days to one of the beach resorts (not Pattaya!!).

Looks like you're playing with dice with the weather with Phuket, and i don't want to be soggy downed with rain while i'm there.

But looking at Koh Samui the beaches look a bit rubbish !

I really want a great beach, and naturally a little bit of life and entertainment at night (although not too wild, as we're bringing a little one ... just some shops, people watching, restaurants, live music, etc).

Any advice?

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1. Re: Side trip to Phuket/Koh Samui or Krabi?

If you think the beaches on Samui are rubbish then you've been very spoilt. Chaweng Beach is one of the nicest beaches on Samui, but being the nicest it also has a lot of people on it. South Chaweng is about 15 minutes from nightlife and a very nice beach with plenty of shops, restaurants, bars etc.

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2. Re: Side trip to Phuket/Koh Samui or Krabi?

I agree with Cassnu. South Chaweng beach is really nice and the weather should be OK.

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3. Re: Side trip to Phuket/Koh Samui or Krabi?

This is the first time i am hearing Koh Samui beaches looks Rubbish. From where you got this information.

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4. Re: Side trip to Phuket/Koh Samui or Krabi?

South Chaweng and Choeng Mon beaches are beautiful so someone gave you the wrong info.

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