Tips to Choosing the Perfect Resort for You

Whether you’re taking a gap year from school, planning your honey moon or going on a vacation, you have to plan ahead. Even though Thailand is a paradise to behold, not everything will work according to your schedule. There are various things to look out for when planning a trip to Thailand and here are some basics.

1. Is it Monsoon Season?
You may be excited to finally begin your journey to paradise on earth, it wouldn’t be fun though to have to remain indoors because of the rain while nirvana is just outside the door.
For the islands and provinces along the Gulf of Thailand coast, rains are heaviest between mid-August through to December. For the islands and coastlines along the Andaman Sea, monsoon rains are experienced between April and November. The islands in the southern provinces of Rayong and Trat provinces are in Monsoon season between May and October.

2. What holiday are you looking for?
Before settling on a Thailand resort, you should consider what type of holiday you are looking for. Different islands are geared towards catering to different types of tourist needs.
If you want to go snorkeling, scuba diving or visit marine conservation areas, islands such as Koh Tao and the Man Islands would be a good fit for you. If you are looking to let loose and dance your way to oblivion in all night parties, Phi Phi Islands and Koh Phangan are good examples. If you are looking to explore nature and the flora and fauna of the Thai islands, then Koh Kut, Koh Chang and Koh Samui are great examples.

3. What will it cost?
Thailand doesn’t have a formalized criterion for classifying hotels. Most brochures and hotel booking services showcase only the best on offer, which may be a bit out of your reach. Good thing is we’re living in the digital age and finding something for you is just a click away.

4. How do you get to Thailand?
As from 2015, there are no direct flights into Bangkok. You will have to get connecting flights from Sydney, Singapore, Dubai, Seoul, Tokyo, Amsterdam, London and others. Once in Thailand, you can use local carriers to get around to your place of choice.