Hi we (hubby & me) have 3 weeks in Thailand in July/August. So far we have almost decided on:
Day 1 - 3 Bangkok
Days 3 - 6 Kanchanburi
Day 7 - Flight Bkk to Samui
Days 7 - 20 ?????????
Day 20 - Flight Samui to BKK
Day 21 - home
So we have nearly 2 weeks to fill up in the middle and dozens on questions! We are both early 40s and like snorkelling, hiking, relaxing & experiencing local culture. We don't want 5 star resorts just a nice beach, sea we can swim in and simple beach accommodation. My other half wants to see Samui (on the recommendation of a friend) but I am concerned that it will be too commercialised in some places. I am quite keen on going to Thong Nai Pan beach in Phangan as it looks and sounds great. Originally I wanted to go to all three islands - as I couldn't choose one:) but I have realised that we would use up valuable holiday time by travelling too much, so I thought we could just do 2. So does anyone have any recomendations - which island/s? How long to see each one,where to stay on Samui? Also I read that there is a ferry direct to Thong Nai Pan beach from Samui, does anyone know how often, where from and how to book this?
Sorry for such a long post but this is our first time to Thailand and I am VERY excited! : )