Family vacations - these times are precious and only ours, so we chose to share less than usual. Instead of words, you can see it through Madie’s lens. Here was our trajectory:
3 Days in Bangkok
We stayed at the Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn, where we had the best breakfasts and most expensive tours, though there’s something to be said for French-speaking guides.
6 Days in Koh Samui
For this part of our trip we stayed at a beautiful Airbnb atop the hill near Bo Phut. We rented a car so we could explore the island on our own accord, visiting a waterfall with elephants, grocery shopping for our many homemade meals, and driving to the various beaches around Koh Samui. We also did a one-day fishing trip, and lounged by the pool - by day watching the storms roll in, and by night watching the lightning.
5 Days in Krabi
There’s a lot more to do on this side of Thailand, such as national parks, temples, taking a boat to the amazing Phi Phi Islands, and (of course) beach time. We also stayed at an Airbnb that had complimentary tuk-tuk service, and a wonderful option to have a private chef prepare a traditional Thai dinner.