Best Islands in Thailand
Thailand in recent years – one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
Millions of tourists from all over the world come here every year to relax in this vibrant eastern country, enjoy exotic Thai cuisine, see the local nature and amazing sights, as well as visit mysterious ancient temples.
Such an agiotage periodically has not the best effect on saving in the original form of the local nature and cultural heritage, therefore the islands of Thailand, which have retained their idyllic beauty, are especially valuable.
We have compiled a list of 15 islands of Thailand, which can be safely called the most beautiful and picturesque. If you want to see the bright nature of this country in all its gorgeous beauty, take note of these names, and be sure to visit at least some of these islands during your trip to Thailand!
1. Diving: Koh Lipe Island
Located off the south-west coast of Thailand, 70 kilometers from the Andaman Sea, Koh Lipe is a paradise for fans of good diving and clean, cozy beaches. Despite the miniature size of Koh Lipe, it is quite possible to find a neat bungalow on its coast for a small fee.
2. Day trips: Koh Tup Island
Koh Tup, or as it is called, Baran Island is one of the four islands in Krabi. Here you will have an excellent beach holiday and a very good diving: snow-white sandy beaches, clear turquoise water and high rocky cliffs near the coast create all the necessary conditions for this. The only caveat that is worth considering is quite a large number of tourists at peak times.
3. Beaches and Diving: Racha Islands
The islands of Racha, located 12 kilometers south of Phuket, will probably be the best choice in Thailand for fans of beach holidays and scuba diving. Pure white sand, rich water world and small, but comfortable bungalows are waiting for the guests of these islands.
4. Alternative to Koh Samui: Koh Chang Island
If you are looking for an alternative to Koh Samui, Koh Chang would be the only option. More quiet and calm, it pleases travelers with picturesque waterfalls, deserted beaches, interesting diving and the possibility of exciting hiking in the jungle. If you are looking for a good rest and natural wildlife – you definitely need to visit the island of Koh Chang!
5. Night parties: Ko Pha Ngan Island
If you want to see the best night parties in the world, come to the Thai island of Ko Pha Ngan! White sandy beaches, tall palm trees with lush crowns and azure bays here are ideally combined with many bohemian restaurants, cafes and bars, in which travelers can enjoy a lot of music, delicious cocktails and simply unforgettable relaxation under the moon.
6. Diving for beginners: Koh Tao Island
Koh Tao island in Thailand is practically isolated from the whole noisy Thai tourist world. The serene peace that prevails here, the incredible beauty of nature and fantastic diving – what else is needed for those who want to indulge in relaxation during a well-deserved vacation? Diving in Koh Tao offers a fairly large number of operators, and there are always good instructors who will teach and insure beginners making their first dives.
7. Exotic nature: Koh Nan Yuan Island
If your soul is asking for a rest in the lap of truly beautiful wildlife, spend a vacation on Koh Nan Yuan. Here you will find excellent snorkelling, interesting underwater diving, quiet walks under the canopy of tropical trees and, of course, an incredibly relaxing holiday on magically quiet beaches. There is only one hotel on the island – Nang Yuan Diving Resort, and due to the limited number of rooms, it is not always possible to stay here. Therefore, if you decide to visit Koh Nan Yuan, book hotel rooms in advance.
8. Budget Holiday in Thailand: Koh Maak Island
The small, but very clean and tranquil island of Ko Maak is ideal for those who want to rest from the hustle and bustle of a large metropolis, while spending a very small amount of money on vacation.
Clean beaches, clear water, juicy tropical greenery and many options for interesting leisure activities will help to make the rest really bright and enjoyable. There are coconut plantations on the island, along which it is very good to ride while cycling, there are several cook schools, where Thai food workshops are constantly held, there is a diving school and several types of excursions. In addition, small bungalows on the coast can be rented here for quite reasonable prices.
9. Camping: Koh Tarutao Island
Koh Tarutao Island has been granted the status of a national park, thanks to which it is carefully guarded against the encroachments of developers. You can stop here at the campsite or in tents (they can be rented).
10. The most beautiful sunsets: Phi Phi Island
Phi Phi Island is probably the best place in the world to watch sunsets.