Hello Trip advisor experts,
I have been researching Thailand islands for the last week or so and I am more confused then when I had originally started. My husband and I are travelling to Thailand for only 7 days (2 little kids at home) for our 10 year anniversary. We are planning on spending 2 nights in Bangkok and then we would like to spend 5 nights in a beach area. We were told to either pick Koh Samui or Phuket (going end of June) but I am still unsure of which one is best suited for us. We are really looking for the post card Thailand beach views with a luxury resort. But we would also be like to close to the action so we can experience the lively beaches and beach bar experience. I was looking at the four season in Koh Samui, I really liked the luxury with Thai charm but it seems a little too secluded and away from the action. Is there a similar resort closer to Cheweng?
Island with culture (temples, markets, sightseeing) , gorgeous beaches and lots of activity
Resort: 5 star luxury but not too far from active beach and nightlife
Possible day trip to neighbouring islands?