Southern Thailand Travel Guide

  • Phuket
    by THLIN
  • Things to Do
    by pfsmalo
  • Things to Do
    by pfsmalo
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Ko Samui


Hat Yai




Ko Phi Phi Don


Ko Phangan


Ko Lanta


Ko Tao


Ban Khao Lak




Ko Lipe




Surat Thani




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Ban Ao Nang


Ko Muk


Ko Lanta Yai


Ko Kradan


Ko Khai


Ko Bulon Le


Ban Patong


Ko Similan


Ban Khao Lak


Ko Phi Phi Le


Ko Lanta Noi




Ko Lon


Ko Kho Khao


Ko Phaluai




Ban Thale Noi


Ko Tarutao


Ko Racha Yai


Ko Libong


Ao Nang


Ko Yao Noi


Ko Mai Phai



See all 3226 Phuket Tips
  • Phi Phi Islands

    4 out of 5 stars

    Phuket Things to Do

    We traveld with HongTae Tours from Patong Beach. They picked us up at the hotell at least 40 minutes late, and we left with the boat also to late... The boat trip itself, was not good! To many people on the boat, its a long trip and you dont see anything unless you sit in front of the boat. Of course there are differetn boats, but most of them...

  • 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...


Ko Samui

See all 1132 Ko Samui Tips
  • 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...

  • Green Mango

    Ko Samui Nightlife

    Just a tip for those who want to go to this etablissement: Beware of waitresses shortchanging at the Green Mango. Yesterday I gave a waitress a 500 THB bill for a beer (which costs 100 THB) and when she did'nt show up with the change within 15 minutes, I complained to her and then the manager. She blandly denied having gotten 500 (said it was 100...


Hat Yai

See all 379 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.



See all 874 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....

  • Elephant Trekking in Ao Nang

    Krabi Things to Do

    I was very disappointed that I could not fit in a visit to Chiang Mai in my itinerary for Thailand. I was looking forward to taking part in an elephant trek. Turns out, we were be able to do this Ao Nang! We rented a motorbike for the day upon our arrival in Ao Nang and as we were riding around, I saw the sign "Nosey Parker's Elephant Camp" which...


Ko Phi Phi Don

See all 491 Ko Phi Phi Don Tips

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

See all 100 Ban Khao Lak Tips
  • Taxi from Phuket Airport to Khao Lak

    Ban Khao Lak Transportation

    We did fly from Bangkok to Phuket Airport and took taxi from Phuket Airport to Khao Lak for 1,500 Baht. Don't forget to make a bargain at taxi counter in the airport. In the beginning we got a quote of 2,000 Baht for taxi. The journey took one hour and a half drive up north of Phuket to Khao Lak.

  • 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...

  • The Macaque monkeys

    Ban Khao Lak Off The Beaten Path

    The Macaque monkeys are natural in this part of the world, they can live total wild life deep in the jungle away from humans but often they realize that life is much easier being close to humans and live from what is around. I added here few photos of Macaque monkeys is saw by the side of the road on the way back from the national park



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

See all 35 Ko Lipe Tips
  • Boat to Ko Lipe from Lankawi, Pak Bara,...

    Ko Lipe Transportation

    Getting there: offseason only from Pak Bara, november to april also from Langkawi, Satun, Trang (Hat Yao Pier) and Ko Lanta, as well as Ko Bulon and Ko Tarutao.If you come from Langkawi you should change money before, and you will need also some small bills to pay the transfer from the boat to the island (no pier, 50 baht per person)

  • Fresh Fish from the grill

    Ko Lipe Restaurants

    Pick your fish (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, delicious and quite reasonable Barracuda

  • By train and boat fom Bangkok

    Ko Lipe Transportation

    There are 2 trains from Bangkok to Trang (depart 17.05 and 18.30 arrive 8.05 and 10.31), the later and a bit slower Rapid has non aircon sleepers from 521 Baaht, the Express has aircon sleepers from 761 Baht (aircon is usualy to cold for my taste, but in low season, May to October, the only way to get to Koh Lipe is by speedboat from Pak Bara at...



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...


Surat Thani

See all 24 Surat Thani Tips
  • Local Delights!

    Surat Thani Nightlife

    Surat Thani is a rather uninteresting town in the day but the night market can be an eye opener, with food stalls selling exotic local delights and insects that can be a challenge to those adventurous and daring foreigners. The night market is not far after the junction between Th Na Meuang and Wittetad road in the northeast direction. It is...

  • Tapee Hotel

    Surat Thani Hotels

    I have no idea what the place is like because after spending several hours researching a trip to Koh...

  • Suan Mokkh Forest Monastery

    Surat Thani Off The Beaten Path

    This monastery was founded in 1932 by the late Venerable Buddhadasa Bhikku, meditation master and Buddhist scholar.Day visitors are welcome at the main forest monastery where you can wander the many forest paths among monk's "kutees" (small bungalows). Don't miss the unique Spiritual Theater of didactic Buddhist imagery. The monastery is just south...



See all 25 Trang Tips

    Trang Off The Beaten Path

    For NMirzaTrang is a lovely quiet clean town with awesome seafood,dimsum,trang cakes and cold coffee pronounced Ko Pee to die for.Breath taking waterfalls and the amazing Dragon Cave.You have a better choice to rent a car in Phuket or Krabi or Hatyai then Trang.Furthermore the train ride from Bangkok to Trang is long.With Airasia fares as low as...

  • 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...

  • Car rental in Thailand

    Trang Transportation

    I am sending you a couple of web sites that you can view to decide price and what type of vehicle you want to rent. They are decently priced, but I don't believe that the price includes insurance, which I would suggest you purchase. Just make sure that you document any scracthes or other damage that is on the vehicle when you pick it...


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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