We are travelling to Phuket at the beginning of March - we have 4 days from landing in Phuket before we join a 4 day dive trip to the Similans.
We are looking for a pretty beach, but really don't want anywhere too busy or touristy. Just want to relax, swim and go to some decent Thai restaurants in the evening. We are also keen to see the Phang Nga bay area.
So far, the beaches on Phuket don't look too appealing - is there anywhere nice and peaceful to hide away for a few days? Or would people recommend we travel a bit further to Khao Lak area? Our budget is in the medium range - not too extravagant but don't mind paying for a nice place.
Would it be too far to try and get to Railay beach area, considering we have to be back in 4 days?
Finally, after the dive trip we have another 6 nights, so considering travelling to Ko Lanta, Phi Phi area then.
Any advice would be much appreciated!