We are flying into Singapore spending 4 days before heading up to Phuket arriving 4th Feb and leaving on the 23rd Feb. We are all sorted for the period from 9th-23rd staying at the holiday inn with our two young children aged 15 months and 7. We have stayed there before and know its quite a while to do but our son loves it and with our daughter the holiday will be more relaxing not jumping around lots.
I do now have to find somewhere to go from 4th to the 9th. We are arriving into Phuket airport and i did look at maybe heading up north but the flights are really expensive, thought about down to Penang but again expensive flights. I had intended to stay at holiday inn from 4th and then do somewhere after so i was thrown by no availability.
Can anyone give me any advice on somewhere that will be nice, family friendly for us to head to for the 5 nights we need to fill. I visited Phi Phi several times from 1999 and the last time in 2006 did not impress me and reading again about it now doesn't not make me think its right for us. Ive also been to Ko Lanta a few times but not in recent years and think i went from Krabi so no idea of travel times. Ive never been to Ko Lak, so that could be a possibility but then thinking am i better just picking one of the other beaches nearer Phuket to chill for 5 nights?
Any advice welcomed and appreciated.