I am thinking about taking a birthday trip to Thailand in February 2019. Yes I know that is soon. I had a different destination in mind in the US where I live right now, but that might change. So last night I thought about traveling to Singapore and taking a trip over to Thailand while I'm there. So I have lots of questions as I am in the very beginning stages and do not have a lot of time since February is only 3 months away.
My trip would start around February 1 or 2 out of the United States of flying to Singapore. I would stay there for 6 days. And then fly to Thailand. From reading TA forums, it sounds like Phuket is a good destination for a good beach getaway.
I am a woman in my mid-30s traveling solo. I will be celebrating my birthday (yes, solo, thats ok with me since others do not travel like me.) I want to go somewhere different for this birthday and fam/friends do not travel as much.
My question is what are good locations in Phuket for a clean beach that is good for swimming? I think that I want to stay at a moderately priced resort to enjoy the amenities there and go on some day activities or trips. I will stay for 4 days then fly back to Singapore on Feb 13 to be there for the CNY parade on the 15. I want to stay somewhere safe since I am a woman traveling solo. I want to be near good transportation options also.
Is there anything that I should know about traveling there in February? I read that it will be getting hot. It is low tourist seadon, right?
I am a US citizen with a passport. Will I need a visa? Looks like I do not need a Visa for Singapore, but do I need any document to go from Singapore to Thailand as a US citizen?
I am thinking about flying from Singapore to Thailand using Jetstar. Is that the best airline option? I am not familiar with the other regional and low cost carriers that pop up in the search.
How do I get from Phuket airport to the resort?
Also, am I right that Phuket is a good choice? In Signapore, I will have a city experience. In Thailand, I want a relaxing beautiful beach experience but also want to explore with activities some.
Your suggestions will be appreciated.
What do you think about this plan overall?
Thanks so much!