Top islands in Thailand
Thailand in recent years is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
Every year millions of tourists come here from all over the world 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 excitement periodically does not have the best effect on saving the pristine nature of the local nature and cultural heritage, which is why 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 vibrant nature of this country in all its magnificent beauty, take these names on a note and be sure to visit at least some of these islands during your trip to Thailand!
1. Diving: Koh Lipe Island
Located off the southwest coast of Thailand, 70 kilometers from the Andaman Sea, Koh Lipe Island is a true 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 also called, the island of Baran – one of the four islands in Krabi. Here you will have an excellent beach vacation and very good diving: snow-white sandy beaches, clear turquoise water and high rocky cliffs off the coast create all the necessary conditions for this. The only caveat to consider is a fairly large number of tourists at peak times.
3. Beaches and Diving: Racha Islands
The Racha Islands, located 12 kilometers south of Phuket, will probably be the best choice in Thailand for beach lovers and scuba diving fans. The guests of these islands are waiting for clean white sand, a rich water world and small but comfortable bungalows.
4. Alternative to Koh Samui: Koh Chang Island
If you are looking for an alternative to Koh Samui, Koh Chang will be the only right option. More quiet and calm, it pleases travelers with picturesque waterfalls, deserted beaches, interesting diving and the possibility of fascinating hiking in the jungle. If you are looking for a good vacation and natural wildlife – you definitely need to visit the island of Koh Chang!
5. Night parties: Koh Pha Ngan island
If you want to see the best night parties in the world, come to the Thai island of Koh Pha Ngan! Snow-white sandy beaches, tall palm trees with lush crowns and azure bays here are simply perfectly combined with many bohemian restaurants, cafes and bars, where travelers will find a lot of music, delicious cocktails and simply an unforgettable vacation under the moonlight.
6. Diving for beginners: Koh Tao Island
The island of Koh Tao in Thailand is practically isolated from the entire bustling Thai tourist world. The serene peace reigning here, the incredible beauty of nature and just fantastic diving – what else is needed for those who want to indulge in relaxation during a well-deserved vacation? Scuba diving on Koh Tao offers a fairly large number of operators, also there are always good instructors who will train and secure beginners making their first dives.
7. Exotic nature: Koh Nan Yuan Island
If your soul asks for relaxation in the bosom of truly beautiful wildlife, spend a vacation on the island of Koh Nan Yuan. Here you will find excellent snorkelling, interesting scuba diving, relaxing 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 your hotel in advance.
8. Budget Holidays in Thailand: Koh Maak Island
The small, but very clean and calm island of Ko Maak is ideal for those who want to relax from the hustle and bustle of a large metropolis, while spending a very small amount of money on vacation.
Clean beaches, clear water, lush tropical greenery and many options for interesting leisure activities will help to make your vacation truly bright and enjoyable. There are coconut plantations on the island, along which it is very good to ride during cycling, there are several cook schools, where Thai cuisine master classes are constantly held, there is a diving school and several types of excursions. In addition, small bungalows on the coast here can be rented at very affordable prices.
9. Camping: Koh Tarutao Island
The island of Koh Tarutao was given the status of a national park, so it is carefully protected from the encroachments of developers. You can stay here at the campsite or in tents (you can rent them).