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Krabi or Ko Samui in January? Weather?

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Krabi or Ko Samui in January? Weather?

I will go this January to Thailand. My idea is to pass four days in a good, quite and romantic resort. I love sunbathing and beaches.

Where is there a better weather in January?

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1. Re: Krabi or Ko Samui in January? Weather?

I'm also planning the same trip and still contemplating between Koh Samui and Krabi. I asked my thai friend and he recommended Krabi over Koh Samui. But he didn't elaborate much. but I think i'm leaning toward Krabi....

I tried to browse around for hotels in Krabi, but there are so many..

Any areas that anybody can recommend in Krabi to stay?

We like quiet, but easy access places....

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2. Re: Krabi or Ko Samui in January? Weather?

Monsoon season along the east coast so best to opt for Krabi.

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3. Re: Krabi or Ko Samui in January? Weather?

Generally Krabi has the better weather, but I've had many a January when it did'nt rain at all in Samui!

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4. Re: Krabi or Ko Samui in January? Weather?

The monsoon on Samui is from Oct. to Dec. January is normally very dry.

Krabi will also have good weather in Jan.

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we were in Krabi 2 years ago,in February it's very very hot,too hot for me i never again

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6. Re: Krabi or Ko Samui in January? Weather?

We were in Krabi and Samui in Jan this year and the weather was fantastic in both places. Personally for three or four days I would go to Railay unles you want a hectic night life that is. Railay has two great beaches, Railay east is not nice but the other two are great.A lovely place to chill for a few days.

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7. Re: Krabi or Ko Samui in January? Weather?

Hi we are also planning on Thailand in January & were debating between Koh Samui/Krabi.

Think we will end up in Krabi - dont want to risk bad weather really as we are only in Thailand for a week.

The plan is to spend first couple of days in Bangkok, then travel down to Krabi.

Can anyone tell me the best way to travel - plane or coach - pros and cons? price, how long it takes - availability of flights etc?

We just want a peaceful relaxing break as this is our second stop of ten countries around the world!!

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8. Re: Krabi or Ko Samui in January? Weather?

Greetings from Aonang, Krabi. Rest assured we have perfect weather in January. It's the best time of year. Enjoy.

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9. Re: Krabi or Ko Samui in January? Weather?

Hello Lost!

As you are a local - any recommendations for hostels?

Thanks