Thailand, a resort-lovers paradise! Top attractions in Thailand are the southern beaches, Bangkok, northern jungles and more. We opted for the beaches in the south!
Thailand is home to almost 1500 islands. We flew in and out of Phuket (pronounced "Poo Ket”), but made it a point to island hop. Phuket is a very popular tourist location in southern Thailand. Truth be told it felt a bit overrun by international resorts and often an underwhelming atmosphere in the surrounding towns. We have never been to Cancun but that was the analogy a friend made. We spent two days there with elephants and beaches. Then, we hopped on a ferry to see the famous Phi Phi Islands and Railay Beach. There are plenty of other islands that we could have gone to (and wish we had the time) but we are pretty happy with our beach experience in Thailand and have the sunburn to prove it!
As with a lot of our stops, we could have spent more time here exploring the more remote islands. If we go back, it will definitely include a stop in Bangkok and another chain of islands.