I've worked out there's a handy connection from Chiang Mai straight to Koh Samui which obviously gives me the choice between Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan.
I've ruled out Samui on the basis of it being overdeveloped and similar to the Spanish costa's going by some reports?
That leaves us with Koh Phangan or Koh Tao. We're basically looking for a relaxing time after the hustle and bustle of BKK and Chiang Mai...few hours on the beach, some fresh seafood, couple of beers, more beach time, etc Plush, stylish accommodation would be necessary as would a first-class beach. Not too fussed about the nightlife or being surrounded by people from back home.
So which island would you recommend? I'd be interested to hear from anyone who's visited both or either one...or is there another piece of Thailand I need to visit to get the above R&R ?
Thanks in advance