We're planning our honeymoon next December and I can't make my mind up. I had my heart set on Rayavadee for some time but the more I read on tripadviser the more I am put off. The situation with the beaches not being private and the tons of day trippers is of real concern. I am now thinking about switching to the Trisara in Phuket. This seems much more private although I can't find much info on the beach. Does anyone know what the beach is like here and is it safe to swim in the sea? Has anyone been to both who may have a recommendation.
Following Rayavadee or Trisara we plan to go to the Pimalai in Koh Lanta. I don't have any of the same concerns here. The only downside that tends to crop up is that it is a bit pricey. I don't care about this. I know it's not cheap so I expect to spend a packet when I get there and worry about it when I get home.
If anyone can offer any advice on these resorts it would be very helpful.