HELP ME PLAN OUR THAILAND TRIP?
it’s been my dream for about 8 years to go to thailand, so arian and i are officially going for 10 days in february. just to RELAX and spend some quality time together. you all have given me some amazing advice on this blog that have shaped my trips into wonderful experiences. i appreciate your comments and recommendations more than you know!! to give a quick breakdown, we are flying into phuket but only want to stay there one night and then travel around to some of the other islands. (we’ve heard it’s very touristy in phuket and that’s not what we are looking for.)
i’m looking for resort, food, and travel tips on the areas below. if you’ve been there, please chime in! (bangkok and chiang mai sound incredible, but we want to keep this trip more low key. especially since we only have limited days there. i definitely want to go back to see those places someday though!) i always get a little nervous (type A annoying travel planner) before i go to a new country, so your tips are great. i just want this to be a romantic, stress-free trip for us…
things we are looking for on our thailand trip:
• beach massages & good food
• interesting resorts & bungalows (some more like beach huts, some more romantic hotels)
• islands with pretty scenery
• unique experiences (snorkeling, cool sites, boat rides…)
ps. i haven’t been in the ocean since that crazy crocodile attack, but i am hoping since the water is more clear in thailand i can suck it up and get back in.
the trip i’m considering/ currently planning…
day 1: we fly into phuket, spend the night and take the ferry the next day.
day 2-4: from phuket, we go to phi phi island (by ferry, i’ve heard it takes about 90 minutes and is about $30 per person?)
day 5-6: after a few days we head to Ko Lanta (by ferry i think is under $20?) this is the spot we’re still deciding on. do you think it’s worth squeezing this destination in or would it be best to just spend more days in krabi?
day 7-8: then i think we will end the trip in Ao Nang or some place in Krabi (a day trip to railay bay i’ve heard is awesome.)
day 9: on our last day, we just have to make it to back to phuket from krabi so we can fly home. i thought it would be easy to take a car or ferry back there. hopefully it’s not cutting it too close since our flight is at 6pm. kind of worries me!
UPDATED BASED ON COMMENTS: i think we are going to fly into phuket, go to ko lanta for 4 days and then railay bay. maybe a day trip to phi phi island?
do you have hotel recs & tips for phuket, phi phi, krabi and ko lanta? i wish we could see more, but i think we better stick to just a couple spots and try to just relax. thank you so so much, you guys are the best! -bri