Taking a Break in Thailand (Phuket and Koh Samui!)


Kathleen M. - RCI Subscribing Member Travel StoriesBack in the 90’s, I lived and worked in Japan as an English teacher.  In November of 1997, I was in dire need of a vacation so I decided to venture to Thailand all by myself for ten days.  After speaking with others who had visited Thailand, I decided to go to Phuket and Koh Samui.   I would spend 6 days in Phuket and 4 days on Koh Samui.  My first reaction when landing in Thailand was “WOW, this place is paradise and affordable!” I remember being able to stay in two really nice hotels and eat very good food.

Here’s a list of some of my fondest memories while I was on my vacation:

• Thailand has some of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. 
• The Thai people are extremely gracious and kind.
• Phuket gets many German and Australian tourists so I met many interesting people.
• Koh Samui is considered the “hippie” island.  Very laid back.  I got an hour long massage on the beach and I think it cost $5.
• Most of the restaurants let you pick out your seafood from a large display.  They would then cook it to order and it was delicious. 
• Renting a scooter for the day is a great (and inexpensive!) way to get around and explore paradise

This week on the RCI blog, we’ll be sharing photos and stories from RCI subscribing members who have taken a trip to Asia. Plus, one of our RCI Vacation Guides in Asia will be blogging about Nha Trang, a city on the south central coast of Vietnam. Be sure to check back!

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