Going to Bangkok soon and i've got 2 weeks to spend before i go on a tour......heard alot about Ko samui and Ko Pha Ngan but i'm not sure which one i should go to......looking for beautiful beachs and a good night life as well! any recommendations???
Thanks for your help
Do both. Hit Samui first and get a feel for that island. Then the ferry over to Pha Ngan and you have a basis for comparison. The young crowd tend to like the scene on Pha Ngan. Ask everyone in your GH in BKK and you will get plenty of opinions on both islands. Good Luck.
I'd recommend PY over KS anyday. KS seems to be overly touristy whereas PY is more local bp focused. Although am sure whatever you decide you'll have a wicked time.
I would try both too. You can easily get from one to the other by boat. Koh Samui is busier, so therefore has more a bigger variety of nightlife, although saying that most people just seem to head for the same place each night (Green Mango). Check out to see if you are around for a full moon party, if you are, then make sure you are on Koh Pha Ngan for it.
Do both but KP is better. KS is very touristy and money grabbing, if you're a couple you are honeymooners and they try and screw you, if you go out on your own you are a sex tourist! Maybe getting away from the east of KS it would be better. You can do a tree top adventure tho which is cool. KP is a really chilled, cool to meet people type of place. Hat Rin isn't v. pleasent but go to west/north east of island is cool, although it can be a little isolated if u want the fm party. Either has amazing beaches. Personally I thought Koh Tao was the best, but you need to dive to get the full benefit so up to you. Hope that helps. C