Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 26 to 33 of 33
  1. #26
    Newbie

    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Last Online
    22-07-2019 @ 04:34 PM
    Posts
    16
    Quote Originally Posted by Phuketrichard View Post
    Giving the choice between Chiang mai, ( where you could easily spend 1 week and have a great time renting a car an visiting lots of places and see lots.

    vs Penang, (i assume u mean Georgetown, which i love) only, as the main land is nothing to see, 2 days is plenty to take in all the sites and nothing really a toodler would find interesting or exciting other than the tram ride up Penang Hill

    Langkawi offers not much compared to phuket, outside of self contained resorts.
    KL; is the only city in SE asia i went an didn't really care for and out of 35 years here, never went back

    Obviously you now see there is not one answer on where to go an spend your time.

    Good luck

    Phuket ranked #6 in top destinations .https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/phuk...d-trip-advisor




    Hi, thanks for replying. do you think we should try and make it Chang Mai?
    We probably do have the time but we don't want to travel around too much.
    I haven't been and was trying to convince my wife last night but she isn't sure it is worth the extra travelling.
    What do you think Chang Mai can give us that differs from the rest of Thailand. I know about the hill trekking etc but guessing none of this is suitable for a toddler

  2. #27
    Newbie

    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Last Online
    22-07-2019 @ 04:34 PM
    Posts
    16
    Quote Originally Posted by Phuketrichard View Post
    Giving the choice between Chiang mai, ( where you could easily spend 1 week and have a great time renting a car an visiting lots of places and see lots.

    vs Penang, (i assume u mean Georgetown, which i love) only, as the main land is nothing to see, 2 days is plenty to take in all the sites and nothing really a toodler would find interesting or exciting other than the tram ride up Penang Hill

    Langkawi offers not much compared to phuket, outside of self contained resorts.
    KL; is the only city in SE asia i went an didn't really care for and out of 35 years here, never went back

    Obviously you now see there is not one answer on where to go an spend your time.

    Good luck

    Phuket ranked #6 in top destinations .https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/phuk...d-trip-advisor


    Thanks everyone again for great advice.


    We have almost nailed our itinerary now:


    A few days in Hong Kong when we arrive.
    A week in Phuket, then a couple of nights in Khao Sok
    A week in Yao Noi
    A week in Koh Lanta
    A week in Koh Lipe (takes us up to 30 days with Visa)
    The down into Malaysia for a week in Langkawi.


    We then have one week left to fill and I think is a decision between spending another week in Malaysia probably on Penang (maybe 1/2 nights in KL) or flying north and spending a week in Chang Mai. We aren't really interested in Singapore just don't fancy a huge city with a little one in tow.


    Just interested if anyone has any opinion about which of these locations they think would be more interesting / easier with a toddler. As you can see we have plenty of beach time already so looking for something different with this final week.


    Any advice much appreciated! Thanks in advance

  3. #28
    Fookin' Fumin'
    Dillinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    33,320
    If you are talking February in Chiang Mai, forget it, they start burning everything then and you don't wanna subject your kid to that.

    I found Chiang Mai quite boring tbh although I didnt do anything nature wise.Everywhere closes at midnight and its full of backpackers.

    The mountain would be worth a look but you wont see it from 20 feet away in February

  4. #29
    I'm in Jail

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Last Online
    11-12-2020 @ 01:11 AM
    Posts
    11,610
    Keep the nipper away from the Monkeys, i suffered the devastating loss of two pasties once from these thieving B'stards

    5 weeks in Phuket area with a toddler ... what would you do? Help appreciated :)-dill-diet-jpg
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 5 weeks in Phuket area with a toddler ... what would you do? Help appreciated :)-dill-diet-jpg  

  5. #30
    Fookin' Fumin'
    Dillinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    33,320
    Quote Originally Posted by jay7777777 View Post
    A few days in Hong Kong when we arrive.
    A week in Phuket, then a couple of nights in Khao Sok
    A week in Yao Noi
    A week in Koh Lanta
    A week in Koh Lipe (takes us up to 30 days with Visa)
    The down into Malaysia for a week in Langkawi.
    Looks good. Hire a car in Phuket and go and take in Phang Nga, take a longtail to James Bond island, then drive around and spend a night in Ao Nang. Take in the 4 island day tour via longtail with nipper ..Very picturesque with the atolls.





    Just googled where that Yoo Noi is, above yoo yai in the middle of Ao Nang and Phuket. Take it all in.

    And dont forget to come back on here and do us a photo thread

  6. #31
    Member

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 11:34 AM
    Posts
    431
    Rawai Park near Rawai beach front, large children's swimming pool and all sorts of other things to keep young children happy and amused
    Also has food and drinks on site, our grandchildren love it, they are now aged 5 and 7 years old and have been going there for about 1 year

  7. #32
    Hansum Man! panama hat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Last Online
    Today @ 12:41 PM
    Location
    Way, Way South of the border now - thank God!
    Posts
    26,439
    Probably he biggest differences between Langkawi and Penang and Phuket and the like is that Malaysian resorts or holiday areas serves a different type of tourist. Much of the 'seedier' aspects of Thailand are not in evidence in Malaysia, where the beaches are probably cleaner in Langkawi.

    Penang is not only George Town by any imagination. George Town is a city, a busy city with a lot of history, durian cendol and fantastic food . . . but not ideal for an infant.

    There are several beaches and resorts that might be worth it, but try to stay away from the Shangri-La on Batu Ferringhi . . . the sand is coarse and touts are everywhere. The resort itself needs a lot of work and has odd rules with their swimming pools

    Definitely try some of the fantastic food in Penang

    (Also, everyone in Penang and Langkawi speaks English)

  8. #33
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Last Online
    Today @ 01:05 PM
    Location
    Sanur
    Posts
    4,944
    Phuket with a 3 year old? Is this someones idea of revenge? You must have been a bad boy.

    Hong Kong is getting very interesting just now .....
    Last edited by Switch; 18-08-2019 at 09:00 AM.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •