Hello TA experts! I will be traveling to Phuket in late August 2014 - I've been doing a ton of research on Trip Advisor, there is a ton of great info which just makes everything more confusing. We will be coming to Phuket from Bali last week of August for about 5 days. We want to avoid the nightlife and super touristy areas. I've realized that Phuket is pretty touristy... Best beach Kata or Surin?
Weather reports are all over the place. I understand there will be rain. But ALL day? And are ALL the beaches too rough to swim in? What about the beaches on Phi Phi Don and Koh Lanta? We also want to stay a night on Koh Phi Phi Don and Koh Lanta, instead of just the day trip. I read ferries are not running to Koh Lanta until November - true? If so, what is the fastest way to get from Phuket to Phi Phi to Koh Lanta and back?