Theres 2 of us going for 2 weeks in september (10-24th), ive gone through most the forums and while its quite helpful and given us a base start some of it is a few years old now or doesnt really match our circumstances.
Does anyone have any helpful tips? We are all inclusive and already prebooked all our trips so also wondering about spending money (most ive read people say 100 a day but that seems to alway include food and trips which we dont need to worry about, but i dont know how expensive souviners, taxis etc can be, and i cant haggle for beans 😂)
We're also fully prepared for it to rain a little bit but there seems to be differing accounts of the weather. Some places say itll rain for an hour or 2 but thats it, where as ive seen others say that theyve been there and its rained nonstop... whats the appropriate clothing during this time? Most sites say you still want shorts and a vest top but take a rain coat/poncho, but then in the next article ive read about how the streets are prone to flooding and for some reason i cant seem to see me walking through flood water in shorts ahd flip flops :p
We're staying in the merlin resort so quite prepared to have to spend a bit on transport with us only having the village nearby (neither of us have ever ridden a motorbike before and dont think thailand is the best place to learn). And we've already hired a private taxi to take us around phucket for the day but are we likely to seriously struggle to go anywhere without our own means of transport? Other than taxis/tuk tuks are buses easily accessible/easy to use?
We go in 4 weeks and ive been googling like crazy but always get the same advice that counteracts each other. Has anyone got any handy dandy advice for us that you wish you knew before you went?
Any help you can give will be much appreciated :)