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Crotia or Koh Samui For Honeymoon ??????

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We are in the stage of selecting our honeymoon at the moment. Our destination will either be Dunrovnik, and Hvar İsland in Dalmatian shores of Crotia. The other alternative is quite different Koh Samui. Regarding that our honeymoon will be during the dates June 26-July 2. Which alternative wolud be a better & more enjoyable for our honeymoon. PLEASE DO SHARE YOUR VİEWS & COMMNENTS. It is urgent and WILL DEFINITELY APPRECIATED...Thanks in advance( Ps. We will fly to our honeymoon destination from ISTANBUL)

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    Only you know what you want out of your honeymoon. Those are two very different places. Have you been to either? What are you looking for?

    Personally, I wouldn't suggest you fly to Thailand and only visit Koh Samui. WHile it's lovely, it is simply an international beach resort. You'd want to visit at least one other location in Thailand to get some feel for the culture.

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    Wow, it’s hard to think of two places which are more different! I don’t think you would be unhappy with either, but each would offer quite a different experience.

    You have less than a week, which is a short time for going all the way to Thailand, so my first thought is that Croatia is a better choice. From what I can see, it’s a 14 hour flight each way, and you lose a day going out. As you have to transit through Bangkok, between the long flights, the transfers, and the jet lag, going to Thailand may not be as relaxing a honeymoon as you would want.

    First is the weather. Thailand is very hot and quite humid. It’s tropical, so there will be a little rain, although June and July on the east coast of Thailand is on the dry side so you won’t get days of downpours like you can in other places. You may get the odd afternoon shower. It’s mostly very hot and very humid, the humidity is more than 90% much of the time. It can be a shock to people who are not used to it.

    Croatia will be warm to hot, but a bit cooler, comparatively, than Thailand. Highs there are in the 25 C range, highs in Thailand are 30 C. It is also much less humid, so it will feel cooler and more comfortable. One other thing is that days will be much longer in Croatia in June and July, you will have sun until like 9-9:30 pm in the evenings and twilight until later. In Thailand, there is about 12 hours of sunlight every day. Sunset is about 6:30 and it is dark by 7 pm. There are pluses and minuses to both I guess. You can get more sightseeing in with longer days. You also don’t have the gorgeous sunsets here in the tropics that you get in more northerly latitudes: the sun is up and then down; you really don’t get those lovely sunset colours.

    Koh Samui is relatively flat, there are some hills, and water colour is really lovely and the contrast between land and sea is very pretty. I believe Croatia offers some fairly dramatic scenery with the Dalmatian coast and mountains. But as I have not been to Croatia, it’s hard for me to compare. I think the opportunity for things like walks, hikes, treks, horseback riding and long drives along the coast or in the countryside would be better in Croatia. Both would offer good watersport activities, with some good snorkeling and diving in Koh Samui.

    The food of course is vastly different, although in Koh Samui in addition to Thai food you will be able to find Italian and other European restaurants. You won’t, I don’t think, be able to find many Thai or other Asian restaurants in Croatia.

    I have not been to Croatia, but I believe you would find much more of historical/architectural interest there than on Koh Samui. Other than some minor temples, which are not of great architectural beauty, IMO, there is very little sightseeing on the island. It’s all about watersports and sitting in the sun. Croatia will have the little medieval villages to explore on foot or by car, and I imagine them to have some grand buildings as well as charming cottages with windowboxes full of flowers. You will not find that on Samui. (One thing to also bear in mind with your hotel is that it may or may not have a swimmable beach. Many hotels are on rocky beaches that make swimming impossible. You may want to check on this if a swimmable beach is important to you. That of course may be the same in Croatia, which I understand has rocky beaches as well.)

    The Thai people are warm and friendly, I don’t know anything about the Croatian reputation for hospitality.

    I agree with Kathie above that going all the way to Thailand to simply sit on a beach seems like a bit of a waste. There are places to see historical/cultural sights (like Bangkok), it is just that Koh Samui is not one of them.

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