Asia Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Gutted! Koh Samui August with family

Jump to last reply

Hi there, I am planning a kind of trip of a lifetime with my family by coming to Thailand in August (school holidays)

After researching I deduced that Koh Samui would have the best chance of dry, sunny weather this time of year as that, and a nice white beach is important.

I'm doing Chiang Mai for 4 days and 2 days in Bangkok but am gutted after reading some posts on here about Koh Samui not being "authentic" Thai island.

I have booked a lovely hotel on South Chaweng beach as that seems to be a nice beach but am really upset that the whole area may shatter my Thai dreams!

What do people think? Is there anywhere else in August that I could go to which will have nice sunny weather which is less commercialised or do you think Koh Samui is not as bad as people think?

Thanks so much.

23 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Connaught Place
  2. 2 Busan in two weeks January 2015, coping with the cold.
  3. 3 Trip Report vietnam and laos
  4. 4 questions about trip to Mrauk U
  5. 5 A Thailand holiday vacation 9 years in a row!
  6. 6 Trip Report Burma - Our Mad Dash Across Too Much
  7. 7 Bangkok: Shangri-La, Penninsula, Mandarin Oriental
  8. 8 Trip Report My SEA trip - photos update
  9. 9 Bali - seeking feedback on 3-week itinerary
  10. 10 Which to see first - Kyoto or Tokyo?
  11. 11 First trip to Vietnam! Help me with my itinerary please!
  12. 12 6 Hour Layover in Hong Kong what to do
  13. 13 One night stand in Tokyo: what area/hotel to stay in?
  14. 14 Trip Report Travel Report to Siem Reap + Angkor + Northwest Cambodia
  15. 15 You're Not Going to Japan AGAIN?
  16. 16 Hotel or Air First for Japan?
  17. 17 First trip to Japan-17 night Itinerary in Cherry Blossom season
  18. 18 Elephants in Northern Thailand
  19. 19 Trip Report From Ryokan to Buddhist Monastery: Two Weeks in Japan
  20. 20 Best country to visit 1st time in Southeast Asia
  21. 21 What did you think of Mumbai?
  22. 22 1 week in Southeast Asia
  23. 23 Drink Rec for Sri Lankan Food
  24. 24 Jewelry shopping in Bangkok
  25. 25 Great place for a honeymoon destination?
View next 25 » Back to the top