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Michael C 676 posts

Agree with BJ. Didn’t want to comment on Samui as the topic was on Vietnam. But yes, it’s a big premium to pay for just a similar coastline. Samui is good if the top priority for you is privacy and cost isn’t a concern.

Weather in August is supposedly better in Ko Samui than Phuket so this is the driver. Other than flights, prices don’t seem to be eye watering different. Plan is to rent a villa and chill.

I would not bet on that! It is generally true but there is not as much in it as many would have you believe. It could just as easily rain every day you are in Samui whilst same days are dry in Phuket. Having said that I spend a week in Phuket once where the rain hardly stopped for five days. Given the rest of your itinerary, Da Nang or Nha Trang would be very much safer bets for the beach in August.

I was thinking along those lines, @BJ – OP could skip the extra trip to Samui, just get a chauffered car to our beloved Hua Hin, then a car back to BKK for a direct flight to Da Nang!

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