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skinnylizard Mar 16th, 2012 10:54 AM

Thailand - 8 days in August.
 
Hi, I am going to be visiting Thailand in August for a friends wedding in Phuket. My a lill plan is below and would appreciate some feedback or suggestions. The wife and her sister are traveling along with so will be a party of 5.

Water sports, good food, shopping is preferred to partying and drinking.

Plan 1
Get in 8th afternoon. Spend time in Bangkok take overnight train to kranti.
9th day n night in Krabi.
10th, 11th, 12th in phuket for the wedding.
13th phi phi or similans
14th, 15th in Bangkok.
16th early morn departure.

plan 2
Get in 8th afternoon, fly to Krabi.
9th Krabi
10th, 11th, 12th Krabi
13th phi phi or similans
14th, 15th in Bangkok
16th early morn departure

Thoughts, ideas, suggestions please. Be happy to add or remove a location.

skinnylizard Mar 16th, 2012 10:56 AM

Sorry I meant 10, 11, 12 in plan 2 as Phuket for the wedding and not Krabi.

Hanuman Mar 16th, 2012 03:52 PM

The Similans marine national park will be closed and the sea will be rough. A lot of beaches in Phuket will be red flagged because of dangerous conditions as well.

For August I would not count on much water sport unless the type of sport you play in a swimming pool.

skinnylizard Mar 17th, 2012 01:17 PM

so what would an ideal itienary be for folks who have to be in Thailand at that time, water sports or no water sports?

JamesA Mar 18th, 2012 07:15 AM

As Hanuman has advised, Similans will be closed to visitors that time of year

There is no train to krabi, you would have to take the train as far as Surat Thani and then then either get a bus from Surat Thani or arrange a car service ( perhaps from krabi ) to collect you, then it would be about 3+ hrs depending where in the Krabi area you are staying, bus would be longer.

As you have to be in Phuket for the wedding you have to stick with that and hope for ok weather, but is is the rainy season.
I don't think you have enough time to go to Koh Samui area where the weather is much better, yes, you can fly from Phuket in 50 minutes to Koh Samui but it would be a lot of moving around for a couple of days.

skinnylizard Mar 19th, 2012 07:51 PM

We skipped the train and will be flying into krabi...


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