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august suggestions for 2 weeks ,

Heading to Thailand for 2 weeks at the beginning of august and looking for some suggestions on where to go. We have planned to go to Koh Sumai as the weather isnt meant to be as bad down south. We are beach people but like to do plenty of sightseeing aswell. Would two weeks be too long in Koh Sumai and if so can you suggest some other places worth visiting for a few days. Thanks for any info .

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1. Re: august suggestions for 2 weeks ,

"....can you suggest some other places worth visiting for a few days."

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Are you skipping a visit to Bangkok? Bangkok is always worth a visit and the city is cheaper than some good beach areas.

Many flights first land at Bangkok anyway. If you fly home from Bangkok at least spend a few days at the end of your holiday and not fly in at the last minute. Replacing a missed flight home can be expensive!

Up to you.

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2. Re: august suggestions for 2 weeks ,

Yes we will be having a day either side in Bangkok as that's where we fly into. So we have 12 days to do koh sumai and maybe some islands close by ??

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3. Re: august suggestions for 2 weeks ,

Two weeks on Samui, would be fine, August can be a busy month on the gulf islands, you could also include Koh Phangan or Koh Tao for a few days, but as Infidetal says it would be better not to leave it to the last day for your flight back home.

You can bus ferry to the islands, with Lomprayah Ferries, from Khao San road, then over night on bus then ferry, which stops at Koh Tao and Phangan (scenic boat ride) or fly to Surratthani on bus ferry to the islands.

Book direct with Lomprayah for best fare, you can do on line.

There are also bus/ ferry trips via Surratthani/ Donsak, but a longer bus ride.

Or you could fly direct to Samui but is much more expensive with Bangkok Airways, possibly all booked now.

It's worth looking up Air Asia or Nok Air for cheaper flights to Surratthanni... be aware of luggage restrictions on Air Asia on the cheapest flights.There is a bus / ferry combo ticket to the islands, which can be done at the airport or online before hand.

Just Google the names, for checking ferries or flights for each company.

I hope that helps!

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4. Re: august suggestions for 2 weeks ,

Thanks for the info .. I think we will fly to Surat thani and get the boat to koh sumai . Mainly stay there with a couple of nights of koh tao and koh p also .

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