LOVE this forum. SO much helpful advice! We have good friends that SO badly want to visit Thailand but haven't ever been there. We were able to go one time and had a ball. Such a neat place. We stayed at the Laguna Beach Resort in Bang Tao Bay with our 3 kids.
Questions I have are- they are planning to go this October and I know it is the end of the rainy season but is the Karon area usually pretty nice that time of the year. I completely get that it is the end of the wet season but wondering if being the end it is usually nicer weather?
Also want to send them somewhere that fits what they are looking for. They aren't picky at all but are definitely intimidated with all of the choices of where to stay. They love the beach and want to relax spending time together. They have been married for 20 years and have 3 kids so a break is well needed! :) They are ready to just pick Hawaii but I have told them once they go to SE Asia they will be hooked. Thailand and Bali are our two favorite places in the world. Airfare will be about $3000 US dollars and they are looking to spend about $1000-1500 for the room for 9-10 nights. Sorry for the rambling but I sure appreciate any advice or help I can pass on to them. It is much appreciated!