My friend and I are visiting Thailand and will be exploring the islands for about 10 days in early-mid June. My research tells me that the weather will be better on the eastern side (Gulf of Thailand) than in the west (Phuket, Krabi, etc.). We want to get scuba certified in Ko Tao. Is it enough for us to explore the islands in the gulf, or should we make it a priority to see Phuket, Ko Phi Phi, and the islands on that side?
We want to relax at some point, but we are usually pretty adventurous and like to see as much as possible.