I will be travelling through Thailand with my parter and some friends in April and need bit of advice in regards the Bangkok part our trip. The latter part of the holiday includes Chaing Mai, island hopping and excursions however we need help planning the beginning few days.
The pair of us arrive in Bangkok on a Tuesday, whilst the rest of our party arrive on the Saturday. We figure two days in town is plenty, and with our friends in Bangkok for the weekend, they will be the two days. We figure as soon as our plane lands in Bangkok (from Europe) we may as well enjoy few days elsewhere as 6 days in the city may prove too much. So we will probably spend Tuesday night in Bangkok to acclimatise, 2-3 days away and return for the weekend.
Any suggestions of a nice town or beach destination not too far from Bangkok that is affordable (plane preferably) , accessible and recommended?