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Where to stay...Patong vs Krabi?

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Where to stay...Patong vs Krabi?

Hi,

My boyfriend and I are heading to Thailand in February, and spending the last week of our trip in Phuket.

At the moment we are flying into Phuket from Chang Mai, and then returning back to Australia from Krabi.

We have currently planned 4 nights in Patong, and 2 nights in Krabi, but wondering if we should spend more time in Krabi rather than Patong. Any suggestions in how to split up the week? We have 7nights in Phuket in total.

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1. Re: Where to stay...Patong vs Krabi?

Depends what you like doing. If it is shopping and things to do and see and beach then Patong. If you want to laze around and relax then Krabi.

In saying that, you can laze around in Patong if you really want to.

I think 4 nights in Patong and 2 in Krabi would be OK.

Edited: 07 November 2012, 05:44
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2. Re: Where to stay...Patong vs Krabi?

I really like Ao Nang, but its not very big. Good place to do island tours from as well.

But I live in Patong, i like the hustle and bustle, something is always happening.

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3. Re: Where to stay...Patong vs Krabi?

Hard to tell if you haven't been to any the beach here ,both is good to visit, But for me I prefer Krabi and Lanta the most. :)

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4. Re: Where to stay...Patong vs Krabi?

I think your combination of 4 nights in Phuket and 2 in Krabi is the best option as there's more to see and do in Phuket.

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5. Re: Where to stay...Patong vs Krabi?

If you have 7 nights why not do 4 in Phuket then 3 in Krabi as you have to go there no matter what :) plenty to see & do in both places.

Cathy

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6. Re: Where to stay...Patong vs Krabi?

Thanks for all the replies. Your advice is much appreciated!!

We want to mix it up a fair bit between relaxing at the beaches and doing the island tours, along with the adventure of rock climbing and bike riding.

Is it best to do the Phi Phi Island tours and 4 island tours from Patong or Krabi?

We were aiming at 2 nights in Krabi, but taking note that half of one day will be taking a private car from Patong and Ao Nang.

Also in saying that - we were trying to work out in terms of accomodation, which location would be worth spending more money for locatiom and hotel facilites. By the looks of things Krabi seems to have cheaper accomodation.

Any suggestions in which hotels are best to stay in?

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7. Re: Where to stay...Patong vs Krabi?

We will be in Phuket for 2 weeks next year & plan on staying in both Patong & Krabi (oh and maybe Kamala as well but thats another story...)

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