Southern Thailand Travel Guide

  • Phuket
    by THLIN
  • Things to Do
    by pfsmalo
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Hat Yai


Ko Samui




Ko Phi Phi Don


Ko Phangan


Ko Lanta


Ko Tao


Ban Khao Lak




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Ko Phi Phi Le


Ko Bulon Le


Ko Phaluai


Ko Kradan


Ko Khai


Ban Khao Lak


Ban Ao Nang


Ko Similan


Ko Muk


Ko Lon


Ban Thale Noi


Ko Lanta Yai


Ao Nang


Ko Tarutao


Ban Patong




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Ko Racha Yai


Ko Lanta Noi


Ko Mai Phai


Ko Libong


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See all 3250 Phuket Tips
  • Phi Phi Islands

    4 out of 5 stars

    Phuket Things to Do

    We booked with Phuket Tours Direct to go on the HongTae Tours trip to Phi Phi island. After travelling an hour to the port and sitting through the 45mins safety session we were informed that my 5 month pregnant wife could not go on the boat. After showing the tour operator her medical certificate (as we knew this could be a problem) they were...

  • Amari Coral Beach Resort

    Phuket Hotels

    Amari Coral Beach Resort is superbly located on a secluded private beach at the southern-most corner...

  • Clubs, bars, go go

    Phuket Nightlife

    Tattoo Bar is opposite Sabai Beach Restaurant Loma Park and is one of our favorite bars; it is right in front of Patong Tattoo which is owned by our very good friends of many years Mit and Wat. It is one of the first places we take friends and family for a drink (and a tattoo) I have lost count of the amount of parties, get togethers and fun...


Hat Yai

See all 383 Hat Yai Tips
  • Thai Massage

    Hat Yai Things to Do

    This trip to Hat Yai, I have my massage in the hotel, The Hansa JB Hotel. Some major hotels like Lee Garden Plaza Hotel and Sakura Hotel run their Thai Massage Services for house guests and walk-in guests. The 90 minutes service is price from 240 baht - 350 baht. Foot massage service are more common, there are along the street, the service charge...

  • Novotel Central Sukhontha Haty

    Hat Yai Hotels

    Novotel Centara is located in the heart of downtown Hatyai. It is on the same building as Central...

  • Street Vendors & Hawkers

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hat Yai Restaurants

    I always like to eat something sweet after a meal, and I look forward to have Thai Coconut Ice Cream, taste like so gooood with peanuts, sweet potatoes, jelly, attap seeds, sticky rice and small pieces of bread. I think I can have two cups of this ice cream and get diabetic!! Its just for 20baht a cup.


Ko Samui

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  • Waterfalls

    Ko Samui Things to Do

    Located inside the Tropical Garden (a very affordable 50baht per person), the waterfall and surrounding tropical forest itself is gorgeous. However, when you pay your entry fee to the garden they practically force onto each tourist a "free bottle of water" as a thank you for their payment. Whilst good intentioned, this leads to many thoughtless...

  • Four Seasons Resort

    Ko Samui Hotels

    After days of activities and excitement in Chaweng , i tried for something different. And yes, four...

  • Reggae Bar

    Ko Samui Nightlife

    The Reggae pub is a great way to ease yourself into a good night out. It starts off really at about 10.30 with some Reggae music and some rock ballads. They have a very good house band caaled "Big Roots" that has been playing there nightly for quite some time now. As the place fills up a bit the band plays more funky dance tunes and some newer...



See all 882 Krabi Tips
  • 4 Island Tour

    Krabi Things to Do

    We went for a tour by Green Planet which cost us 600baht/person by long tail boat (a bit pricey because some paid for 300-400baht, depending on how/where you book the tour) The tour includes to Tup Island, Phra Nang Cave, Chicken Island and Poda Island where we can swim, snorkeling, sunbathing, exploring and photography. The first stop was Tup...

  • Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort

    Krabi Hotels

    Sheraton Krabi Resort is located at Klong Muang Beach which is about a 15 minute drive from Ao Nang....

  • Sasa Restaurant

    5 out of 5 stars

    Krabi Restaurants

    I was recommended this resturant by some english expats running gillihams fishing resort near ao nang and i wasnt dissapointed the food is amazing, iv tried many dishes but by far the chicken saag was out of this world, the hosts were really friendly guys easy to talk with very good english, if ur visiting ao nang i highly recommend you visit sasa


Ko Phi Phi Don

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Ko Phangan

See all 395 Ko Phangan Tips
  • A real good time of culinary and...

    Ko Phangan Restaurants

    During my stay in Koh Phangan, friends recommended me the Delicate & Sens restaurant in a coconut grove at the Coconut Lane Villas resort.The restaurant offer food only for lunch. It had just opened and we were one of the first clients.We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and at a very reasonable price. We only paid 180 THB /...

  • Panviman Resort - Koh Pha Ngan

    Ko Phangan Hotels

    Everything top notch. Stayed way longer than we planned. Each day we'd find an excuse to stay...

  • beware of taxi driver from haad rin -...

    Ko Phangan Warnings and Dangers

    beware of a taxi (songthaew) driver picking up customers in haad rin. this man robbed our friends (1 male/1 female) after driving them to their resort at 3am.this is a photo from the police, that is the man who robbed them. he is well known to police, and commits robberies and druggings regularly. he is known to be aggressive. please be careful and...


Ko Lanta

See all 186 Ko Lanta Tips
  • you need luck to survive k k travel and...

    Ko Lanta Transportation

    My first trip to Ko Lanta will also be the last one for as long as K K Travel and Tour owns the monopoly position in transportation to the island from Trang. Our way there was just ridiculous and reminded me of cattle transportation to the butcher. There is simply no space left in the minibus once the backpacks of the passengers plus around 15...

  • Lanta Sea House Resort

    Ko Lanta Hotels

    Nice bungalows near the beach Very good standard! The hotel have a nice restaurant and the...

  • Ko Rok for snorkeling

    Ko Lanta Things to Do

    We went for a day's trip to Ko Rok islands.It was the most amazing place for snorkeling. The boat arrived at 8.15 our hotel near the beach front and picked us up. After stopping at various small piers to pick up other passengers, we stopped a little away from Ko Rok to do snorkeling. The variety of fish was so amazing and it was an...


Ko Tao

See all 219 Ko Tao Tips
  • Good scooter rental experience on koh...

    Ko Tao Warnings and Dangers

    We had a good experience with scooter rental in ko tao. We meet a guy that been rhere for a while that tipt us of a shop that didn't scam you. Good bikes with good tiers, 200 bat a day and you had to leave your passport. The woman owning it helpt us point out the scratches and returning it three days later worked just fine. The place is called koy...

  • Sunset Buri Resort

    Ko Tao Hotels

    As I have said elsewhere in tips I do not like to give a really negative report on a place but I...

  • Best fried rice on the island

    Ko Tao Restaurants

    Small fresh restaurant with amazing food. Everyone working on the restaurant are extremly nice and friendly. Chris and his wife owns the restaurant. Chris is very nice! Lots of food to choose between on the menu plus they have specials everyday. Great traditional Thai food. Fresh and clean toilets which I think is a big plus. Not expensive at all....


Ban Khao Lak

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  • Khao Lak Explorer Dive Center

    Ban Khao Lak Things to Do

    We had a great onboard the liveaboard, the crew was very nice, great food, and the diving was amazing. The Similan islands national park has a great diversity of dive sites and during the 4 days liveaboard we dove them all. We saw, manta rays , whale shark, squid, stingrays, white tip reef shark, turtles and lot of macro life. High recommended,...

  • Ramada Resort Khao Lak

    Ban Khao Lak Hotels

    Lovely and quiet with an amazing view of the sunsets This fabulous resort if situated right on the...

  • Similan islands liveaboard

    Ban Khao Lak Things to Do

    We had a great onboard the liveaboard, the crew was very nice, great food, and the diving was amazing.The Similan islands national park has a great diversity of dive sites and during the 4 days liveaboard we dove them all.We saw, manta rays , whale shark, squid, stingrays, white tip reef shark, turtles and lot of macro life.High recommended,...



See all 59 Songkhla Tips
  • Eat & Shop at night

    Songkhla Nightlife

    This nightmarket at Chana road is bustling with loads of activities when the sun sets and the whole stretch of road is blockaded from vehicular traffic access.The rows of hawkers selling many fabulous inexpensive local delights, souvenirs, novelties and clothing apparels bring life and great spectacle to an otherwise quiet nightlife in this part of...

  • V.L. Hatyai Hotel

    Songkhla Hotels

    1-3-5-7 Niphat Uthit 1 Road, Hatyai, Songkhla, 90110, Thailand

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Refreshing coconut dessert

    Songkhla Shopping

    You can easily spot this roadside hawker cart that is usually crowded with locals at the foot of Tang Kuan Hill. This stall sells a very inexpensive Thai dessert that uses coconut as star ingredient. The lady displays skilful strokes to de-husk and cut open the coconut effortlessly in less than a minute; drain off the coconut juice into a...


Ko Lipe

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  • Family Song restaurant

    Ko Lipe Restaurants

    The Family Song restaurant is right on the beach with has regular Thai food (if you like spicy you have to tell them) and some western dishes like pasta. Also fresh grilled fish which you chose (either a small whole fish or 200-300 gram from a big one like barracuda), you will get it with vegetable, rice and if you like a spicy Thai sauce,...

  • Koh Lipe Backpackers Hostel

    Ko Lipe Hotels

    The Koh Lipe Backpackers Hostel has dorms for 400 Baht, in high season 500, and free if you dive...

  • Nice restaurant on the beach

    Ko Lipe Restaurants

    The Family Song restaurant is right on the beach with has regular Thai food (if you like spicy you have to tell them) and some western dishes like pasta. Also fresh grilled fish which you chose (either a small whole fish or 200-300 gram from a big one like barracuda), you will get it with vegetable, rice and if you like a spicy Thai sauce,...



See all 37 Chumphon Tips
  • Cowboy Country Chumphon

    Chumphon Things to Do

    We were on our way from Thung Wua Laen to see the Prince Chumphon Memorial but did not go back to the main highway; instead we took the back roads to Pac Nam Chumphon. It was a lovely drive but we thought we were seeing things when we started to see teepees. I know Thailand has a huge Cowboy and Indian culture but really did not expect to see what...

  • Tanisa Resort

    Chumphon Hotels

    87 Moo 10, Uthumporn Road, Muang, Chumphon, 86000, Thailand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • World War II Youth Volunteers Monument -...

    Chumphon Things to Do

    On highway 4001 very close to the Tha Nang Bridge there is a nice monument to the World War II Youth Volunteers. It was built to commemorate the fight against the Japanese Army’s invasion at Kho Son Beach on 8th December 1941, a very brave deed by Battalion 38, police officers, local Thai’s and the Youth Volunteer Unit 52 from Sriyapai School.The...



See all 29 Trang Tips
  • Getting there

    Trang Transportation

    From Bangkok Don Miamg Airport Air Asia and Nok Air have cheap flights. To Pak Bara for boats to Ko Lipe and Ko Bulon are minibuses for 200 Baht ( but only in the morning, if you arrive in the afternoon you wan't cach the boat), maybe also to Ko Lanta.There are also 2 overnight trains, the faster (aircon only) leaving at 17.05 arriving 8.05, the...

  • Anantara Si Kao Resort & Spa

    Trang Hotels

    This is one of my favourite hotel so far in Thailand. Located about 40km from Trang City Centre but...

  • Dim Sum for breakfast

    Trang Restaurants

    I didn't see a name, on wifi it is copi1, if you come out of the train station (minibuses have there stop nearby) it's the first place to the right. Dim Sum, only in the morning, sort of steamed dumplings usually with pork, shrimp, etc inside, 20 Baht per plate in this place, it can easy add up to several hundred if you are hungry.They also have...



See all 36 Satun Tips
  • Ti Baan

    Satun Restaurants

    As a frequent traveller to Satun I discover this new ( open 6 months ago) small restaurant, eatery in the city. Run buy a very nice Thaï women, I appreciated the Thai, French, fusion, international menu, evrything is write on black board hanging on the wall here !! Nice and simple decoration ( Bit of french touch as the owner have a french...

  • Pansand Resort Ko Bulon Lae

    Satun Hotels

    82-84 Visetkul Road, Muang district, Satun, Thailand

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Taxi from Port

    Satun Transportation

    If you enter Satun by boat from Langkawi,you will arrive at Tammalang pier,which is about 6 miles from the town centre.Once you leave the port building,you will see many vehicles that look like orange pick up trucks.These are called songthaew,and are a type of Thai taxi.We were charged 50 baht for the journey into town,but I am not sure if this is...


Nakhon Si Thammarat

  • Pink Dolphins of Khanom Tour

    Nakhon Si Thammarat Things to Do

    We have been out on the Pink Dolphins tour 5 times now and have been lucky enough to see the dolphins 4 times. There is no guarantee that you will see them at all and many people do not. We go in a long tail boat booked by Charlie at CC Beach Bar and drive to the Khanom Marine Base to meet our boatman Bond. If you do not have transport to get to...

  • Thai Hotel Nakhon Si Thammarat

    Nakhon Si Thammarat Hotels

    There are good eatery outlets opposite the Hotel and location is convenient. The receptionists are...

  • Dusty Gecko

    Nakhon Si Thammarat Restaurants

    We were looking forward to having dinner at Dusty Gecko due to the good reviews they have on Trip Advisor but have to say we were disappointed with some of our main courses. We did go during low season and the menu is not the huge menu full of choices that we were expecting. Six of us went and all the entrees were delicious, so things started off...


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