#1 8-14-2017 2:40 PM

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cannot decide on krabi or ko samui

hello,

i'm visiting Thailand soon and cannot decide if I should visit koh samui

I have 6 days, so i'm thinking of splitting 3 days for each location or shall I spend the whole 6 days in one location like krabi and explore the other surroundings islands

which location would you spend more time in krabi or koh samui

 

#2 8-14-2017 3:33 PM

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Re: cannot decide on krabi or ko samui

I've been to both island Krabi and Koh Samui. My preference is Koh Samui, there, you have choices from different beaches. While Krabi is not much more than a long strip of restaurants, hotels and other establishments, so 2 nights in Krabi is sufficient

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#3 8-15-2017 3:54 AM

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Re: cannot decide on krabi or ko samui

Depends on what you'd like...

I'm also contemplating on choosing between Phuket and Krabi. Ko Samui would have been my 3rd choice and I dropped it after checking out some videos.

I'm more in for the scenery and I think Krabi tops the others. So, I'd choose Krabi if I were you. It seems more beautiful.

I am also looking forward to my first trip to Thailand!

Have a great trip!

 

#4 8-15-2017 7:49 AM

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Re: cannot decide on krabi or ko samui

i'm not just a beach person, i like to get out and explore etc

i went to phuket last year amazing place, so much to do

i think i might end up going to both places krabi and ko samui

 

#5 8-15-2017 9:03 AM

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Re: cannot decide on krabi or ko samui

jess95 wrote:

i'm not just a beach person, i like to get out and explore etc

i went to phuket last year amazing place, so much to do

i think i might end up going to both places krabi and ko samui

I agree, visit these two islands, Krabi has beautiful green environment  while Koh Samui has beautiful white sandy beaches 😊

 

#6 8-15-2017 10:33 AM

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Re: cannot decide on krabi or ko samui

for white sandy beaches where is the best location or is it all over the island coast

 

#7 8-15-2017 10:37 AM

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Re: cannot decide on krabi or ko samui

where would be the ideal place to base yourself in krabi if I wanted to visit the other islands like maya bay, phi phi

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#8 8-15-2017 11:06 AM

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Re: cannot decide on krabi or ko samui

jess95 wrote:

for white sandy beaches where is the best location or is it all over the island coast

You'll find sandy beach all over the island

 

#9 8-15-2017 11:10 AM

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Re: cannot decide on krabi or ko samui

jess95 wrote:

for white sandy beaches where is the best location or is it all over the island coast

There are beaches all around Samui, but I wouldn't say they were exactly white sand. The only real white sand I found was on a day trip by boat to Koh Nuanyang near Koh Tao. Lamai has a gentler slope than Chaweng when entering the water. On the western side there are some nice beaches, pretty flat. The south side beaches are a little rocky, but the beach near Laem Set is a nice cove.

 

#10 8-15-2017 11:15 AM

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Re: cannot decide on krabi or ko samui

jess95 wrote:

where would be the ideal place to base yourself in krabi if I wanted to visit the other islands like maya bay, phi phi

Ao Nang will be a good choice, if you want to stay near the beaches and nightlife

 

#11 8-15-2017 11:25 AM

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Re: cannot decide on krabi or ko samui

jess95 wrote:

where would be the ideal place to base yourself in krabi if I wanted to visit the other islands like maya bay, phi phi

To get to Phiphi and then Maya Bay you will need to get along  to the western side of Krabi at the embarcation point past Nopparat Thara beach.  In general agencies will arrange a pick-up from your hotel to take you. You should know, before booking that Krabi town is nowhere near the main beach area of Railey and Ao Nang. Plenty of choices in Ao Nang at reasonable prices.
So you must take a boat first to Koh Phiphi and from there another tourist boat that goes out to Maya beach.
Know also that there is a fee to pay on Phiphi to get onto the island, and also (probably since the film) at Maya Bay there is a 200 baht tax to get onto the beach. Some tours may include this in their price. If you do not get off the boat, there is no fee to pay.

 

#12 8-15-2017 11:31 PM

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Re: cannot decide on krabi or ko samui

Nov-Jan go to Krabi

July-August go to Samui

 

#13 8-17-2017 12:45 AM

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Re: cannot decide on krabi or ko samui

I would stay on one side...unless you want to waste the travel day getting to the other side to Surat Thani and then to Samui. Why waste the day? Even getting to a plane and then flying over and then transport...? Why. Krabi is chill. Ton Sai Beach is laid back...(it was) and you can easily get to Railay. A less than 2 hour ho to Phi Phi with nite life and all of that. Rock climbing and boating all around. Samui is much larger with way more to do as it is a major tourist island (not that Krabi isn't but more chilled). And I love Samui but with a short time I would pick a side. Koh Lanta is an option too!

 

#14 8-17-2017 1:11 AM

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Re: cannot decide on krabi or ko samui

I visited both location  krabi  and  koh samui .I think both are great .However ,Samui  not full with activities like Krabi.

 

#15 8-17-2017 2:53 AM

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Re: cannot decide on krabi or ko samui

Bojasem wrote:

I visited both location  krabi  and  koh samui .I think both are great .However ,Samui  not full with activities like Krabi.

Depends what activities you want.....

 

#16 8-17-2017 8:17 AM

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Re: cannot decide on krabi or ko samui

Bojasem wrote:

I visited both location  krabi  and  koh samui .I think both are great. However ,Samui  not full with activities like Krabi.

Every one has its own opinion, as mentioned it depends what kind of activities. So many islands in Thailand, but my favourite island is Koh Kood, an unspoiled piece of paradise in Thailand. There is no nightlife even restaurants are scarce, going there is purely relaxed away from the crowds.

Last edited by shavy (8-17-2017 8:17 AM)

 

#17 8-18-2017 7:10 PM

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Re: cannot decide on krabi or ko samui

Splitting it in half is a good idea, especially for your first time there. I really love Krabi though. It's more laid back then Phuket. Beautiful limestone cliffs everywhere

 

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