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Which Island first - Koh Tao or Koh Phangan

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Which Island first - Koh Tao or Koh Phangan

Will be travelling in June and plan to spend a week in Koh Tao and a week in Koh Phangan. Is it easy to get to Koh Tao from Koh Phangan - how long does it take and anyone recommend best place to book with.

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1. Re: Which Island first - Koh Tao or Koh Phangan

Check the Lomprayah Catamaran website for their current timetable, which might help you decide which island to visit first. The ferry leaves Koh Samui, stops at Ko Phangan first (about 1/2hr) then goes on to Ko Tao(about 1 1/2hr)

We went to Ko TAo last year and the ferry left Koh Samui around noon, but coming back to Samui, it left Ko Tao around 9.30, getting back around noon.

Happy travels.

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2. Re: Which Island first - Koh Tao or Koh Phangan

They are close but can depend on your routing, if you were flying to/from Koh Samui then either way around I guess, Koh Phangan much nearer though.

If you were for example using Lomprayah bus+ferry down the coast and across or using the Solar Air flight to koh Tao and then Lomprayah, then as the ferry goes via Koh Tao to Phangan then makes sense to do Koh Tao first and then Koh Phangan.

Bus + ferry on Lomprayah ( these work for me fine on Internet Explorer but not so well on Firefox, so if you have both use IE )

http://www.lomprayah.com/E/route.htm

Flight + ferry with Solar Air and Lomprayah

http://www.lomprayah.com/E/route_solar.htm

I do think though that as the islands are different and Koh Tao in particular for snorkeling or scuba diving you may want to do that either first or second, that is up to you.

Edited: 11:40 am, February 13, 2011
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3. Re: Which Island first - Koh Tao or Koh Phangan

That should read flight to Chumphon and connecting with Lomprayah to Koh Tao

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