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Koh Tao & Samui vs. Koh Lanta/Railay/Koh Lipe

Seattle, Washington
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Koh Tao & Samui vs. Koh Lanta/Railay/Koh Lipe

What's your recommendation? I'm trying to decide between:

Koh Tao & Koh Samui OR Koh Lanta/Railay/Koh Lipe

Outdoorsy family of 5, kids ages 9, 13, 16. We have 10 days to spend on the islands. We'll be coming from Chiang Mai. Traveling high season end of December.


Mildura, Australia
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1. Re: Koh Tao & Samui vs. Koh Lanta/Railay/Koh Lipe

The west coast has much better weather at that time of year so I would skip Samui/Tao as you may get a lot of rain and rough seas there.

It is absolute peak time for travel all over Thailand so if it is this year you will need to get your accommodation booked ASAP, many popular places will have been booked out months ago.

2. Re: Koh Tao & Samui vs. Koh Lanta/Railay/Koh Lipe

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