I have just booked a flight only trip for 4 weeks in Thailand (last week of July/most of August), and as yet, I do not have an itinerary (including no accommodation as of yet).
Would anyone be able to recommend some 'must see places / must do activities / good places to stay'. Ideally, I would love to take a beginner course on diving/scuba and as I'm 'quite a big guy' do some one-to-one kickboxing training training, to lose some excess baggage.
Even though it is the rainy season, and from what I've read it seems that it's only for an hour or so a day, what can I expect the rest of the day to be like? Sunny?
Only a fool would predict what the rain situation will be 3 months from now. A look at historical averages is about all you can do. It is going to rain, that much you can count on.
It seems you want some beach time and hopefully a diving course. I would not book anything until you are in Tland. Then you can decide what spot has the best weather while you are there. Perhaps Koh Tao is having better weather than Phuket or Pattaya while you are there. Decide what resort to take your dive course once there.
Here is one place for kick-boxing. At least you have prices to compare with other camps.
I suggest you get up to Chiang Mai/Rai for a trek if you are interested in seeing rural Tland. Ayuttaya, Sukothai might be worth a few days of your time. BKK certainly has 3-4 days worth of sightseeing before you head out for you adventure. Good luck with your planning.
My name is Zoe and I should be in Thailand around the same time as you,Imlooking to go the end of July altho I havent booked anything yet. I too have not booked or planned anything but would love to do some scuba diving,and I have a fascination for the religious culture and meditation of the Buddhist Monks.
Can I ask you where you booked your flights and have you booked anything else since you posted that first post? Imfeeling kinda lost.