Im planning a trip to Thailand. I already have Bangkok and Chiang Mai covered and the last leg of the trip will be a little more relaxing in the islands. I've read a lot about the weather in May and it has swayed me to Koh Samui. I want to really experience Thailand the right way since this will most likely be my only opportunity.
I know nothing is a sure bet, but how bad can the weather get in Phuket for the first week of May? Would I really be missing out if I went to Samui over Phuket?
If you think we should go to Koh Samui, which beach/area do you recommend for a young couple from NYC? Prefer more relaxing/great views over the "happening" area.
Thanks for your help!