We're debating between the Phuket area and the Koh Samui area for our vacation next July. Obviously, Koh Sumui would be the better choice weather wise, but I am really drawn to the interesting coastline and other activities in the Phuket area -- plus we're flying home from this leg of our journey (to Chicago) and the flight options are better from Phuket. If you've been there in July, what was the weather REALLY like? Were your days a complete wash-out, or just brief tropical showers? I don't mind a little rain, but I don't want to have to sit in the hotel everyday either.