Now if we can't cruise, what can anyone suggest about Phuket? Or anyplace else in the area? Where to stay, what to do, tours to do, etc. There will be 2 lazy parents and 2 teenagers. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
I forgot -- one more thing. Since your kids are of the right age, you may want to plug them into an organization called Hands on Thailand. I'm not sure in what capacity they are still operating, but they run a tsunami relief and clean-up operation in and around Phuket. Last year my kids went and did beach clean-up for a day. It was hard, but they really appreciated it afterward.
hello, that was very helpful... we're going to phuket next month and we're so excited. do you have any idea how much would it cost for their watersports like their waverunner rent? where can we get the elephant ride? is it near patong too? how was it? how bout their spa? where to find around the area and what are the ranges? im so excited!!! =)
wow, thanks for that info... that was very informative. thanks for sharing. =) give us more info when ur back from ur trip k? =) i wonder how much does their spa costs there. i hope it's not as expensive as Banyan Tree
We've been to Phuket many times, though I'd agree with CD and mention that Krabi (Aonang to be precise) and Samui are more pleasant.
It's very easy and cheap to rent a jeep for 500-800 baht and drive along the coast, stopping off at lots and lots of places that are breathtaking and interesting.
We tend to spoil ourselves in terms of hotels and such - why stinge when on vacation?! - and the choice is huge.
Eric mentioned Patong - umm, maybe not the best place to go with your kids when the pubs open - unless you crave drunk english/german/dutch/italian/australian overnight ladies-men. (Watch for bafana, though, he's a regular when he's not trawling Pat Pong)