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Ko Phi Phi, Ko Samui, Ko Phangan, or all three? Do I have time to visit all of them if I only have a week in Thailand?

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hi Zain: Koh Phi Phi, 1 or 2 day excursion; Koh Pangan the same out of Phuket; the remaining days go East to Koh Samui ...
hi zain,
it is not a problem to visit all these within a week.
but the question is, is it worth?
what do you want?
hustle and stress, or fun and relax?
ok for Ko Samui and Ko Phangan because are close together but Ko Phi Phi is to far and the trip to go there take about one day so think about it
Koh Samui and Koh Phangan u can go there cuz it close From Samui go Phangan only 40 min. But Koh Phi Phi far from both :)
Hello Zain
I do not want to put you off, but I run boat charters to Koh Phi Phi from Phuket and the guests that arrive there want to leave as soon as they arrive.
It is dangerous to swim and dive there and is full of people. It is seriously overcrowded.
Just an idea is that the Koh Pangan and the Koh Samui trips would be better suited.
Select one of them and then relax and enjoy. Less in this case is better than more!
If you only have 1 week it would be very difficult to visit all 3. Koh Samui and Kohpangan are only 40 minutes apart by ferry, to get down to Pi Pi would be 1 full days travelling.
You can do all three but it would be a lot of travelling as Koh Samui and Koh Phangan are close together but Koh Phi Phi is a days travelling away. they are all worth a visit but it depends what you want from your time. As it is high season now all the islands will be busy. Koh Phangan and Samui are a lot larger islands so you will want to make time to get around the islands and see the sites. koh phi Phi is easier to see as a days excusion but you won't get to experience everything in such a short time. Koh Phi Phi is a very beautiful island to visit and a lot of people prefer to beaches there to Koh phangan. Snorkelling and diving is good there as well and the beaches nice to swim off. Take a look at the tourist info for all 3 and see what you think.
Ko Phi Phi used to be so beautiful & peaceful, but since the tsunami its character has changed, still beautiful scenery, but more of a party island.... which is fine if that's what you want. It's often visited by daytrippers.... you don't need all that much time to see everything, the question is, do you want to waste precious time getting there? it's on the opposite coast to Ko Samui & Ko Phangan which are very close to each other and I think probably your best choice. They have more to offer and are beautiful in their own right. If you see Phi Phi first, it will be a difficult act to follow, scenery-wise.
Koh Samui for some party, relax at Koh Pangan at the Salad Beach or for more party's go to Hadrin beach.
Forget about Phi-phi.

Have a great time.

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