KOH PHI PHI
Island hopping. Just sounds fun, doesn't it. Bouncing between exotic islands that couldn't be more different to life at home.
Again, as it is in Southern Thailand, we recommend visiting between the months November to April, as this is what is known as the dry season. In Koh Samui we typically recommend staying for the most amount of time in relation to the other islands. It is the largest and therefore most populated of the islands, which means it has the most stuff to do. A couple of days in Phangan would be recommended as this is the main party island, depending on how much partying you can take - we would advise you plan your trip around the time of one of the monthly Full Moon Festivals. It will defiantly be one to tick off the bucket list. If you miss it don't worry, they offer daily jungle and waterfall parties also. Koh Tao is the recommended island for diving. If you wanna pre book a diving excursion and chill in a hammock for the rest of your days, Tao is the place.
Shortly after a scenic boat trip and bus through the trees of Southern Thailand you'll hit Krabi. Located on the coast, Krabi is defiantly one of the backpackers' hotspots in Thailand nowadays. Featuring an array of beautiful beaches, hotel resorts and upper-market hostels - it will certainly cater for all.
Following Krabi you will board a quick boat to the Phi Phi islands. Probably the most scenic of all, Koh Phi Phi doesn't have any roads its so small! So renting a bicycle or walking is the preferred mode of transport. Phi Phi is full of hidden beaches and coves, as well as being home to Maya Bay; location of The Beach (2002) with Leonardo DiCaprio. A popular days excursion is to Monkey beach - home to some friendly little monkeys who love to greet tourists and join you for a dip in the sea. Hop on a quick ferry back to mainland Phuket, much like Krabi has some wonderful, white sand beaches, and you'll of completed your full loop of the Thai islands. You can get a bus to Surat Thani and fly back up the Bangkok or embark on your next adventure from Phuket!
In all parts of Thailand you will need to pay in Thai Baht. Some markets on the island will accept US dollars but it is rare.
The native language in Thailand is Thai but most of the locals and event organisers will speak very good English.
Thailand comes under the Indochina time zone which is 7 hours ahead of London (GB) time.