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Krabi or Phuket with 3 yr and 1 yr old kids

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Krabi or Phuket with 3 yr and 1 yr old kids

Trying to decide on Krabi or phuket with busy (walking) baby and toddler in July. Interested in calm/clean beach, play area, safe environment (no open terraces). Considering Le Meridien Khao Lak in Phuket and Sheraton Krabi beach resort. Would ideally have smaller boutique hotel (that is family-friendly and maybe more "natural"), but none seem to fit the bill. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Le Meridien Kao Lak is obviously in Kao Lak, not Phuket, which might be a good thing if you like it calm (although there are calm areas of Phuket as well). I would not really recommend mainland Krabi (Sheraton) travelling with small kids - the real point to Krabi is all the wonderful excursions and things to see and do, which very young kids might not appreciate much. The mainland Krabi beaches are bad (for Thailand). We used to go to Koh Lanta in southern Krabi when the kids were young, Chada beahch resort for instance (long transfer from the airport, though). Koh Lanta is very calm with great beaches but not all that genuin. Kao Lak is a nice place, depending on what specifically you want from your vacation it could well be a better choice than either Phuket or mainland Krabi

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