QUOTE(sk1008 @ Apr 7 2008, 01:17 PM)
never come across such detailed info on a blog. tks fr all yr efforts. i have afew qs if no problem
-i plan to come with my family in june/july. we are a couple and a child of 8 years. no of days no problem.plan to spend 4-5 days in bangkok and want to spend some days in south too. a bit confused about how much time to spend and where. heard a lot about phuket. but some suggested to stay in krabi province (ao nang, railey, phi phi_) better than staying in phuket. but then which of these i should stay. some say that if travelling with only a couple and a child , these places may get "dull" as in this season it's a bit slow and not lively. so your suggestion on where to spend how much time at these places will be useful.
Hi, sorry for my slow reply.
Phuket is quite touristy, but it is a big place and so some quiet areas and some lively areas. Maybe it is a good choice as there is probably the widest range of activities there.
Ao Nang - not really that big and a bit orientated to bars and back packers.
Railey - I like. It has gotten a bit expensive, but I am thinking the 100 Baht places are no longer there or not as many - so you might be beyond that anyway. Great climbing there if that helps. Some very nice beaches and places to stay, but again it is a bit confined / limited in activities. Could do some boat trips from here, and visit the beaches. Hmmm, enough to keep me occupied for a few days or more, but depends on you.
Krabi - a Thai town and nice. Probably much more touristy and developed than when I was last there, but it is less Westerner orientated than Phuket. No beaches in Krabi itself - it is a base to go to other beaches. Also hot springs, temples, river kayaking, etc around.
Phi Phi - I have never been??? I get the impression the beaches are very nice and it is well established to cater for tourists.
Hope that helps.