My boyfriend and I (late 20s) are going to Thailand (our first time!) during the first two weeks of November. We are spending 4 days in Chiang Mai, and then want to spend the rest of our time (7 days) in the islands.
Thing we're looking for:
-beautiful beaches to relax, read and swim
-clear, clean ocean
-not a super touristy vibe (we don't need a party scene or super modern/fancy accommodations, but are also open to splurging on something really nice for a few nights)
-sun! (from my research, it seems like Ko Lanta might experience more rain and less sun than Ko Chang at the beginning of November)
-not overrun with lots of families and small children
-relatively easy to get to the other islands (ideally we'd do 2-3 islands during the 7 days)
Would love any feedback on which group of islands you'd recommend.