I'm a 19 year old female and me and my friend (20 year old female) are planning an 11 day trip to thailand in March next year. We are not as lively as other girls our age and are not after a partying destination but rather beautiful white sand, clear sea beaches that aren't completely over run by tourists however we would like there to be some restaurants and shops and definite possibility of trips to other islands for the day ect. We are interested in going shopping (however most of that will take place in bangkok) elephant rides/baths, yoga, spas ect. We are looking for 5* accommodation and a true taste of thailands culture not an extremely touristy spot.
We are flying from Newcastle, so are going to Bangkok first and are planning on spending 3-5 days there. We were thinking of staying at centara grand at central world as it is near central world mall however, does anyone have any recommendations of where is a great place to stay to see all the sights of bangkok? we'd like to visit temples, parks, markets ect. The hotel would need a pool.
After our 3-5 days in bangkok we want to take an internal flight into a beach part of thailand. We have ruled out phuket, but need help deciding between krabi, koh samui ect? Or anywhere else that we could easily get can internal flight to? we would be staying here for 4-6 days so there would need to be quite a few things to do but also daytrips to different islands for the day. Where do you believe would be best to go?
is thailand full of tourists in march time?
Any general advice would help.