Thailand BK & Penang/Koi Samui in Mid May, Quote & Weather

The Missus and myself want to Honeymoon in Bangkok & either Koi Samui or Chang Mai, or possibly Penang but we are told the latter is very touristy now..

We want the best quality value for the lowest price.

Going for 2 weeks. Prob 5 days in Bangkok and 3 days in two other beach type places.
Ideally want transfers etc all included.
I was told it's better to book via an Operator as a package as they are more efficient in putting you up and sorting things out (if the flights is delayed)than say putting the trip together yourself through say Expedia etc where you may incur charges for cancelling transfers etc
Not fussed about meals, breakfast etc as we will probably eat out as we are Veggie!
Would like to stay in very nice 3*+ plus hotels.
We want to fly out from any London Airport.

Also is there anywhere in Thailand or the surrounding areas that suffer from rain or bad weather in May/June?

Thanks in advance.

H.E. :money:


  • littlereddevil
    Have a look at they have all sorts of statistics on Thailand
  • odowdchr
    odowdchr Posts: 800 Forumite
    We did Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket a few years ago. Advantage is that you can fly to Phuket from Chiang Mai direct without having to go back via Bangkok. Nothing worse than wasting time at airports when you're on a short trip!
    Booked it ourselves, but got all flights through Thai Airways so they were responsible for any delays. Hotel's are easy, taxi's you get at the airport.
    You might get monsoon rain in Phuket, but it's not like dreary persistent English cold rain, just a few short torrential showers and the pavement's dry in minutes.

    You could do Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Langkawi ? They're close together, very cheap internal flights, and you get a bit of everything. It's all Malaysia though, pretty similar to Thailand but a helluva lot cleaner. Georgetown in Penang is Malalysia's "Birmingham", so it's a busy island, but i wouldn't say it's as "touristy" as Phuket or Samui. There's lots of colonial British stuff to see, Chinatown, Little India...more of a working place with beaches.
    Batu Ferringhi is the holidaymaker's place, about 20mins out from Georgetown.
    Langkawi's just wonderfully unspoilt and you can fly from Penang or catch a 2.5 hour boat trip up the coast.
    Airline Network do decent all-in packages if you go from Heathrow.
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