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beach destination- koh samui or ko phi phi?

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beach destination- koh samui or ko phi phi?

looking for beach destination in thailand that is not too crowded. party scene is definitely Not a priority! looking more for nice, calm waters for snorkeling and swimming. can anyone give me pros and cons between samui and phi phi? or if anyone has other beach suggestions.

thank you!

perth
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1. Re: beach destination- koh samui or ko phi phi?

Hi

Samui is in the east coast and phi phi in the west coast. Phi Phi is stunning as some of the beach in koh Samui. Koh samui is more developed IMHO. Phi phi easy access via Phuket and Krabi. Koh phi phi easy access to neighboring islands as wells as koh Samui but more choices inland access to and from phi phi Via ferry. Both islands have co trust weather in these months

June - October west coast rainy season

October east coast rainy season

The rest of the year are pretty the same.

Its depends on time of year really !!

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2. Re: beach destination- koh samui or ko phi phi?

To give you better info you need to let us know when you're planning the trip because of the weather patterns.

canton, MI
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3. Re: beach destination- koh samui or ko phi phi?

traveling mid november.

perth
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4. Re: beach destination- koh samui or ko phi phi?

If travel mid November then koh phi phi or any others areas in the west coast will be good as it is their dry season. November in koh samui you will be in the middle of rainy season.

canton, MI
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5. Re: beach destination- koh samui or ko phi phi?

thank you sweetpea6468 for the feedback!

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6. Re: beach destination- koh samui or ko phi phi?

If you choose Phi Phi Island, go away from the main village and pier. There is a beautiful and quiet beach in northern area, transfers only by smaller boats and you need to wade ashore. There are several types of hotels/bungalows such as Holiday Inn and Phi Phi Nature Resort etc. Small local shop selling sodas and beer. One diving shop too.

Great bay for smimming and specially for snorkeling, long reef just outside the bay.

Did spent here 3 weeks some years ago and enjoyed a lot!

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7. Re: beach destination- koh samui or ko phi phi?

How long do you plan to spend at this destination? Phi Phi, whilst quite nice is good for a few days (2-3) then it gets a little ho hum.

Ao Nang (Krabi) has a lot to offer, dining, scenery, day trips, excellent snorkelling etc. if you want to do a day trip or overnighter to Phi Phi that is also easily arranged.

Access is also easy as Krabi airport is just a short taxi ride away.

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