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Koh Tao or another island close to Koh Samui

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Koh Tao or another island close to Koh Samui

We are going to Koh Samui next year and were thinking of spending 5 nights on Koh Tao or another island close by. We are not divers and not so young anymore but very active. Advice from anyone who has stayed on KohTao or another island would be appreciated..

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1. Re: Koh Tao or another island close to Koh Samui

Hi

There are 3 islands next to each others

Koh Samui - koh phangnan ( if you look at the map, koh phangan is in the middle) and koh Tao. There are ferry / boats operates between them daily.

Koh Tao are best known for diving and snorkeling sites. Koh phangan are smaller than koh Samui and more laid back with beautiful beaches. However koh phangan are usually full on during full moon party. best to avoids that time unless you want to participates.

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2. Re: Koh Tao or another island close to Koh Samui

If you don't dive but want an island near Samui then I think Koh Phangan would suit you but you don't say when you're planning the trip it's important to know because of the weather patterns.

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3. Re: Koh Tao or another island close to Koh Samui

Thank you for your reply, we will be going in July.

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4. Re: Koh Tao or another island close to Koh Samui

Thank you, I'll have to do some research into the dates of the full moon parties in July next year.

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5. Re: Koh Tao or another island close to Koh Samui

July the weather will be best around theses islands as it is their dry season. That said these islans or Thailand for that matters are in tropical so expects some odd shower here and there. This is the full moon party schedule fullmoonpartykohphangan.com/schedule_dates/

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