Good evening, Ladies and Gents!
After stalking this forum for a while now, and spending hours reading the very helpful comments, tips and advice, I have joined the ranks of tripadvisorers and I myself now have something to ask from you lovely people.
Just as a little background, I`m a Brit, that was brought up in Ireland, now living in Germany, as my wife is German. We've both traveled Europe extensively, normally spontaneously, and I have also spent 3 months in the Guyanese jungle, building schools. So this will be our first "proper" holiday. In other words, we went to a travel agent to find us a deal of filghts and hotel.... scary experience, never done it before....
Myself and my wife are taking our first trip to Thailand, Khao Lak specifically, indeed our first time to Asia, at end of April, for 2 weeks. After recommendations and research, (and mainly because we got a good deal) we are going to the Sensimar resort. As mentioned, this is to be our first, proper, relaxing, holiday.
So, what do you recommend?
Snorkeling is on the agenda, as is perhaps something to do with elephants (I am aware of the ethical question marks, and the way elephants may be treated, but probably unavoidable in this touristy area), various trekking possibilities in the jungle, and so forth.
Is it possible and/or wise to hire a 50cc scooter? Motorbikes, i know one can, but scooters? And what about renting a car? I have looked at budget and am holding this as a possibility, but am open to more interesting or thrifty ideas. For a day or two when we fancy going out to Khao Sok, or further up the coast.
Food. We will be in Thailand, and would like and expect to eat as the Thai do. I know there are good restaurants near-by, any worth a mention?
I apologize for my monster question, but any feedback will be HUGELY appreciated!
We are very much of the opinion to wait til we get there, and THEN have a look, but it would be nice to have a rough idea what to look out for, and if there is anything we might need to book earlier on.
I say a presumptuous THANK YOU, and look forward to more tripadvisoring in the future!