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Choose between Koh Samui, Phuket and Bali for honeymoon

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Choose between Koh Samui, Phuket and Bali for honeymoon

Hello there,

My fiancee and I are planning to go for our honeymoon to either Koh Samui, Phuket or Bali during the second week of June, 2014. Am finding it hard to choose between both destinations. Would really appreciate any suggestions or thoughts on the same. To give a small background,

- We are from Bangalore, India

- We'v travelled quite a bit in South East Asia

- Our budget is about INR 100,000

- Looking to stay for 5-6 nights

- Prefer a good beach with less rainfall

- Some good partying options nearby

Any thoughts are welcome.

Thanks, Subbu

Miranda, Sydney
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1. Re: Choose between Koh Samui, Phuket and Bali for honeymoon

Great beaches, good weather - I would recommend Koh Samui.

Cheers,

Sandy

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2. Re: Choose between Koh Samui, Phuket and Bali for honeymoon

I vote koh samui too - nicest place for a honeymoon

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3. Re: Choose between Koh Samui, Phuket and Bali for honeymoon

Hard choice for me.

But as it's your honeymoon, I agree with veg-tony that Koh Samui has the nicest beaches :)

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4. Re: Choose between Koh Samui, Phuket and Bali for honeymoon

Never been to Koh Samui, but I would have thought that there would have been a greater risk of rain there than in Bali at that time... Having been to both Bali and Phuket, I'd certainly recommend Bali over Phuket. I found Phuket to be over-priced and tbh a bit crass. We previously stayed at the Laguna in Nusa Dua and are returining in May of this year.

Edited: 26 February 2014, 08:46
Miranda, Sydney
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5. Re: Choose between Koh Samui, Phuket and Bali for honeymoon

Koh Samui weather in June is lovely - the opposite of Phuket in June.

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6. Re: Choose between Koh Samui, Phuket and Bali for honeymoon

100000 rupes is a pretty tight budget, is that excluding airfare?

I'd much prefer Goa or Hikkaduwa, but I guess that's to close to home for you guys. :)

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7. Re: Choose between Koh Samui, Phuket and Bali for honeymoon

Koh Samui fo sho

Edited: 26 February 2014, 09:42
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8. Re: Choose between Koh Samui, Phuket and Bali for honeymoon

Think I'd prefer Koh Phangan or Koh Tao over Koh Samui. They're just a ferry ride away from Samui.

Either that or the Gili Islands?

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9. Re: Choose between Koh Samui, Phuket and Bali for honeymoon

If beaches and partying are your priority, then look at Chaweng in Koh Samui. I have just come back from there with the mother of all hangovers thanks to 70THB cocktails. If a spot of culture is on your radar then I would lean towards Bali.

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10. Re: Choose between Koh Samui, Phuket and Bali for honeymoon

All good options, Bali for culture, either Phuket or Koh Samui for beaches. By far, the best value in June will be Phuket. It is definitely not overpriced. June is in their low season, meaning regular accommodation discounts of up to 70%. Be mindful that in June, the beaches in Phuket can be too rough for swimming. But if you stay at a good resort, you will have the resort pool for all the swimming and lazing that you would need.