Other than Phuket and Ko Samui, which have their own airports, expect to travel by boat or ferry in Thailand if you plan on doing any island hopping. And let’s be honest, who goes to Thailand and doesn’t intend on exploring any of the tropical islands or stunning archipelagos?
Phuket is one of those places that tends to stir up mixed emotion when brought up. It’s a top tourist destination and a lot of travelers love it. But almost an equal amount of people hate it.
Common complaints include “it’s too dirty” “it’s too touristy and crowded” “it’s too expensive” “it doesn’t have an authentic Thai feel”, and I have to say, I agree. Continue reading