Me and my husband are meeting a mate in bangkok for a weeks holiday and want to travel on to a nice spot for chilling on the beach, chilled out drinking and a bit of snorkelling. we dont want somewhere really touristy but dont want a dead honeymooners type place either. any suggestions? thining may ko tao? are the beaches nice? Is Krabi really touristy/busy/tacky? Maybe we should head to phi phi again? arghh sorry im rambling
[ Edit: Edited at Oct 30, 2006 3:28 AM by lawlaw ]
Haven't done Krabi so can't comment on that but Ko Tao was amazing, great beaches, amazing for snorkelling and very chilled out. Plenty of places to party though and only a short boat trip to Ko Phangnan to catch the moon parties or from there to Ko Samui for a bit of a livelier night. Ko samui has some more secluded spots as well so its not all lively if you wanted to just stay there.
Another alternative would be to head down to Ko Samet (close to Cambodia), this is where the Thais go to relax and has some great beaches and amazing bars (you may also get to witness the occasional Thai wedding!), definitely worth a look without being on the more beaten track. make sure you take bite stuff though as its pretty bad for mosquitos!
Thanks Tidy boyo Koh Tao is sounding like a v good option, will post and let you know where we end up. under 2 weeks to go HURRAH!