Originally Posted by lefty
I don't know where you've been in SE Asia, but there are many places worth exploring. Thailand is wonderful, but I would anywhere in the country but Phuket.
Since I'm traveling there in a few weeks, it's on my mind, but have you considered Bali? In my opinion (others may disagree), Bali is one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Bali was one of my top choices, my friend went there just last Christmas, beautiful place.
My friend will be staying at Sheraton Grande Laguna for 3 days then off to somewhere else.
My plan now is to go to Phuket for 2-3 days then either go to Bangkok or KL in Singapore (my university friend lives there now). Always better to have someone who knows the area.