Krabi, Trang, Koh Phangan or Koh Samui - what a decision!

Travel Forums Asia Krabi, Trang, Koh Phangan or Koh Samui - what a decision!

1. Posted by spanna76 (Budding Member 11 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hi there

I'm just about to head off on a four week trip through Thailand, Laos and Cambodia with my boyfriend.

The last five days of our holidays we are looking to lie on a beach somewhere beautiful! I've always wanted to go to Krabi cause the scenery is so amazing, but I'm a little concerned that it's extremely touristy. Trang seems like a good option, but I'm not sure that it's so picturesque.

Koh Phangan and Koh Samui are obviously good for beach stays, but I'm not sure that the scenery is so wonderful, or that there's that much to do.

I'd be grateful for any advice on the best possible place to get a beach bungalow and relax for a few days. Spectacular scenery is a must!! Good food and not too expensive. We'd be looking at about 600 baht a night for accommodation.

All suggestions greatly appreciated!!

2. Posted by power1010 (Full Member 18 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!


Any place is so beautiful .I will give you and information all I know
Ko Samui, The coconut island which has become a popular resort for both Thai and foreign tourists . Here are some fascinating attractions of Ko Samui,
Chaweng Beach , is the most famous and developed beach on the east coast of Ko Samui .The 6- km white and clean beach is charming The underwater world is inviting. It offers a big choice of accommodation ,man-med facilities, a wide selection of restaurants and numerous places of entertainment.
Lamai Beach, is the second most popular beach on the island . The thriving is well-known for its twin rock on shore -Hin Ta and Hin Yai, both grotesquely sshaped. Accommodation is available. A combination of nightlife and local life makes the beach attractive to tourists.
Hin Lat and Na Muang , are two magnificient waterfalls on Ko Samui which are very beautiful in the rainy season. Festooned with palms, ferns and creeping plants ,Hin Lat provides a natureal pool for swimming while Na Muang waterfall is not inferrior in the aspect of scenery
Nathon is where express and night ferries from Surat Thani berth . It serves as a local market and provides visitor with necessary facilities- the main post office,banks,a police station,telephone services and a hospital.

Island around Samui
Ko Pha-ngan,located to the north of Ko Samui .Here visitors can absorb the charm of nature. Over a hundred in expensive bangalows buit in nature setting are scattered around.
Ko atao is 45 km to the north of Ko pha-ngan. Here nature is unspoiled and local people live hamoniously with it A very ideal place for snorkelling and diving because of perfect visibility abd the rich aquatic life

Have a nice trip,

3. Posted by travelem (Full Member 117 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Krabi is for sure a lot more beautiful than Samui.

4. Posted by csteadman2 (Full Member 23 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

I had a blast on Koh Phi Phi last month. It is a small island but very charming. Amazing sunsets and fun bars to go hang out at and relax after laying on the beach all day. It's not to hard to get away from the crowds on Phi Phi. I even rented a boat to take me away to another beach away from everyone for a couple days. The nightlife is vibrant with fireshows and dancing too. I found it a great balance of relaxation and fun. Send me a message if you would like more details and enjoy your travels.