December winter beach Thailand

There are many day trips to experience and at night the area of Patong comes alive.
Check out Patong for the shopping and nightlife. They have a new mall called Junceleyon that is great for souvenirs. The bottom floor is all you need to bring presents back home. The bars get seedy at night but if you’re young that’s probably the fun place to be.
Go on the island tours!!! This is the only way to see the true beauty of the area. Our favorite is the Phi Phi island tour. Phang Na Bay is also nice and many do this with sea kayak tours of the sea caves which is amazing. If you want to see the Similan Islands you can only go Nov – April so plan accordingly. All the trips include snorkeling in crystal clear waters and private beaches.
Fantasea is a great place for a night out. Its a small theme park with a wonderful Vegas style show. Take a pass on the buffet dinner and the VIP tickets. We did both and wish we didn’t waste the money. The theatre is small so you can sit anywhere and see fine. You can ride elephants here and feed them before the show.
Simon Cabaret:
This is a fun show of all the “ladyboys” dressed up in drag. We had a good time watching them all. If you get a chance to go I would.
Siam Safari Elephant trekking:
This is a must do if you’ve never done it before. You get to ride the elephants, watch them perfom, feed them and see how the caretakers live. It’s alot of fun once. It’s a pricey tour so we didn’t go this time around.