Bangkok has two international airports, Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Maung Airport. Both airports are located in different directions from Bangkok City Center. Make sure you are aware of which airport you are landing on when catching a flight to Bangkok. The taxi fee or other transport fees you will pay to your hotel will be quite different. This information will also help you find hotels in your budget if you want to stay close to the airport. We decided to stay close to Suvarnabhumi airport and picked on Regent Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel.

My internal flight was scheduled from Bangkok to Surat Thani Airport on Air Asia which was a one and a half hour comfortable ride. I chose to land at Surat Thani because the fare was low as there were options to go to Phuket or Koh Samui Island which were relatively expensive. From Surat Thani, I travelled on the double-decker bus to Fiery Pier in Dansak from which the tickets to Koh Phangan and Koh Sumai were available through fairies. My friends also joined me at Koh Phangan.  

Koh Phangan is famous for the full moon party and its scenic landscapes. We travelled to Koh Samui on a 2-hour ferry ride and once reaching our destination we decided to go to Lamai. We stayed in Lamai Buri Resort which charged 2000 Bhat per night and the room was near the pool with a very clean and tidy environment. Lamai has a beach and an entertaining night market. We hired bikes on 300 Bhat per day and covered the whole island which is a 52km road with beautiful landscapes. There were Jet Skis and restaurants on the beach. The speed boat rides were also available from Koh Samui to Koh Phangnan for the full moon party and they were available throughout the night. We took the fairy to Dansak next day and travelled to Krabi. We opted to stay at a beach resort in Krabi and because of the weekend the prices were a bit high. However, we rented bikes the next day and went on to see Tiger Temple which is 1237 stairs on the mountain with monumental value. The beaches and bars in Karabi were quite but the landscape was amazing.  We opted to go to Phuket through speed boat which was well managed as the bus picked us from the hotel and after speed boat, we were taken to our hotel which was an hour-long drive in the same package.

In Phuket, we stayed at Alpine Nalina Resort which has a great location near the beach. The resort is equipped with Spas, outdoor Pools and nice restaurants. In Phuket, there are many activities including the Tiger Kingdom where you can get up close and personal with the Tigers. Then there is Go Kart and 4 wheel Buggy Ride which takes us in the jungle and it is worth the money spent. Patong beach walking street is possibly the biggest in the whole of Thailand and offers clubs and all recreational activities for adults. The beach itself is amazing. We rented a car for 1500 Bhat per day and travelled the whole Phuket. The shopping is quite cheap and the street food is amazing. We left for the Don Muang Airport in the morning and reached Bangkok. 

Having just one day to spend in Bangkok, we chose to stay at Regent Hotel which is just ok for a layover as one can get better options. In Bangkok, our main stop was MBK Mall with loads of shopping options and Platinum Mall for electronics.

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I have been exploring South-East Asia for over twenty years and have visited some of the best destinations in the region. Through my blog, I want to share some interesting travel tips, my experience of driving across Asian destinations and some of the best places to explore in this region. I have undertaken hundreds of road trips, across Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. Most of the information in this blog comes through my own road trips and adventures in the exotic locations I have visited. 

I have, in the past followed in Anthony Bourdain's footsteps and visited most of the restaurants his team explored in their shows. Join in on my adventures and follow my trails on Instagram & Facebook Page. 


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