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Best Island to Visit Late November

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Old Nov 28, 18, 2:21 pm
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Best Island to Visit Late November

I'm looking at a trip to Thailand late November 2019 (I know super early, but good award bookings) -- definitely will be going to Bangkok and Chiangmai, but also would like to throw in an island/beachy destination. I know November is rainy season for a lot of the islands, like Ko Samui, even Phuket seems iffy. I'm considering maybe Krabi? If anyone has any suggestions for a nice beach destination with good weather I'd really appreciate it!
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Old Nov 28, 18, 3:27 pm
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We often go to Khao Lak which is just north of Phuket. It's laid back but has some good hotels and is a relaxing resort.
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Old Nov 28, 18, 4:56 pm
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I'm looking at a trip to Thailand late November 2019 (I know super early, but good award bookings) -- definitely will be going to Bangkok and Chiangmai, but also would like to throw in an island/beachy destination. I know November is rainy season for a lot of the islands, like Ko Samui, even Phuket seems iffy. I'm considering maybe Krabi? If anyone has any suggestions for a nice beach destination with good weather I'd really appreciate it!
How long will you be going for?
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Old Nov 28, 18, 5:26 pm
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How long will you be going for?
All in probably 9 or 10 days. I'm thinking 2 or 3 days in Bangkok, then 3 or 4 days in Chiangmai, and the rest at a beachy place.
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I just did 10 days in the South of Thailand in late October to early November 2018. Island hopped around the Andaman Sea; Koh Lipe, Koh Adang, and Koh Mook. However, you could easily spend a week just on Koh Lipe. The water in the Andaman Sea is so much clearer than in the Gulf of Thailand. The wet season officially ends around mid-October on the Andaman side too, so by November, it's just clear blue skies.
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Old Jan 15, 19, 9:35 pm
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Ko Lipe is indeed beautiful but one needs to understand that these islands, southernmost Thai islands are challenging to reach. Leaving Bangkok quite early, one usually reaches Ko Lipe ~ 3:00 PM (1:00 PM is possible), using a flight to HDY, ground transpo to Pakbara pier, speedboat to island. For a week's stay, no biggie but with limited time be aware that you'll use up nearly two days going and coming. Thai Air Asia sells all in packages, incl. airfare, ground and water transpo.
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