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Patong(Phuket) or Krabi?

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Patong(Phuket) or Krabi?

We are planning on taking a 1 week trip to Thai this mid-April (first time going there) and wish to get to visit and experience some of the best Thai experiences

Would you reccommand Krabi or Phuket?

We dont want the place to be very deserted and what is the safest place for 4 female travelers?

Would the weather still be okay?

as well as we'd like to hop on the phi phi tours and visit some other islands such as bamboo, poda etc. how easy is it doing that from patong?

Thank you in advance

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1. Re: Patong(Phuket) or Krabi?

Hi

I don't think you can compares Patong beach to krabi. Patong is the name of the area/beach in Phuket, krabi is the whole province with many beaches and islands. If you are compare say Ao nang beach in krabi to Patong beach in Phuket then is fair fight.

If you want beautiful scenery easy access to both land and islands activities then krabi but if you like shopping, party and beach then Patong is better. As to which is safer place .. Commonsense is the keys, don't do anything you wouldn't do at home.

Keep in mind mid April 13th-15th is Thai new year ( Songkran ) the biggest holiday for the Thais. The transport system usually are in the grid locked pre and post Songkran. Make sure you book transport and hotel well in and advance.

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2. Re: Patong(Phuket) or Krabi?

Hi, i prefer Phuket to Krabi as there are better beaches but instead of Patong you could stay in Kata which is quieter but still has a good choice of bars and restaurants and you could always get a taxi into Patong for nightlife.

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3. Re: Patong(Phuket) or Krabi?

Kata or Karon beaches would also be my preference over Patong

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4. Re: Patong(Phuket) or Krabi?

Very different areas ,

I like both ,

Krabi is less commercial , has a different crowd , more european based , phuket more Australian ,

Krabi probably requires you to get out and explore more to appreciate it

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5. Re: Patong(Phuket) or Krabi?

Stay away from both, they are ugly and lot of crowd.. better pick east cost ko phagnan or koh tao if you are for nice clean beaches or ko samui for something like phuket but less crowded and much cheaper

Imas bolju obalu u albaniji nego u phuketu

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