5 of us, all around the age of 25 are planning a trip to Thailand this September. Our itinerary will include the first 2 nights in Bangkok where we fly into and stay for shopping and the nightlife. We are then looking to move on to a nearby island for another couple of nights.
Here;s what we would love:
1. Proximity to bangkok - given that our entire trip is just 4 nights we would not like to spend more than 4-5 hours traveling between the two destinations
2. Pretty (less polluted) beaches
3. Bars/shacks on the beach and some bit of nightlife (basically we do not want to be stuck at the resort)
4. A good mix of tourist and local crowd
Please suggest islands that we could look into..
This is on Ko Samet page since that currently seems like our best bet.