So I have around 3 weeks in Thailand before I move on to OZ. I've spent around 2 months in Thailand in the past and have visted what I consider to be the most popular areas...
Bangkok, Chang Mai, Ko Samui, KPN, Phi Phi, Krabi, Rei Lei Beach, Phucket.
Question is... where else do I go? Any recommendations on islands areas? I'm looking for a lively place with decent beaches but without the prolific sex tourism.
You can try to go to Koh Chang. It is a place to relax for Bangkokians during their weekends. Other than Koh Chang, you can relax at Hua Hin. The beach there is very beautiful!!
Koh Tao is great.
I've heard alot of great things about Koh Chang and Koh Samet - that'll be on my next trip.
Not lively, but I would defintely recommend doing a snorkelling/diving expedition to the Similan Islands. I only did a day, but wish I had done a liveaboard for a couple of nights.