I've spent hours pouring over Fodors and Frommers Thailand books along with internets searches etc. We are planning to go from 7/4-7/15. My younger daughter (23) and I will be arriving in Phuket a day earlier than my husband and older daughter (25). Many people have recommended that we visit Ko Phi Phi. So my questions:
1. What can we expect weatherwise?
2. Where should we stay before taking a ferry to Ko Phi Phi? Trying to take into consideration the safety of me and my daughter, so I think Patong will not be a good idea. Looking at Kata Thani, Le meridien (can use some spg points), Laguna Beach resort?
3. I figured 2 nights on Phuket Island? Wed, Thurs, leave Friday
How many days would be good for Ko Phi Phi? 2 nites,ok? Friday(travel), Sat., leave Sunday
Krabi- Sunday(travel), Monday, Leave Tuesday (someone recommended I stay here or should I just skip and stay in Ko Phi Phi longer or Chiang Mai shorter
Chiang Mai-Tuesday (travel), Wed, Thurs. Friday (leave late for Bangkok-my husband and daughter's flight will leave Sat. morning).
The trip is a graduation gift for my daughter after 5 long years of college and very possibly our last adventurous family vacation....so, I just want to 'get it right'.
I would love your advice.....!