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5 Breathtaking Islands in Thailand You Must Visit

By on March 2nd, 2016

The Islands in Thailand are famous among tourists for a reason. Hundreds of amazing pristine beaches, incredible culture and many alternative ways to travel sustainably – Thailand has it all! Whether you want to admit or not, despite the increase in tourism, Thailand still holds a place in our hearts.

There are at least 200 different islands in Thailand perfectly suitable for every traveler interest. Today I’m listing the top 5 so you will gain some interest to book hotels somewhere by these beautiful beaches. 

Sun, sand and sea – the perfect way to kick back and relax!

Koh Lanta

The sacred silence, fascinating Thai cuisine and inspiring national park. This island is just perfect for those looking for peace and quiet. The atmosphere on this island is peaceful and perfect for all people who lack time to be with themselves.

As a result, there are not particularly large numbers of tourists here, leaving Koh Lanta to the wild and the peace seekers. Cozy cottages, kayaking, massages, fresh seafood and entertaining cooking lessons are all offered on this stunning island. 

Islands in Thailand

Ko Samui

This is one of the most visited islands in Thailand. The island is especially loved by newlyweds, who come here for their honeymoon. Why? Due to the fine white sand, transparent sea, palm trees and a wide choice of accommodation ranging from tiny cottages to the spectacular and beautiful villas right on the coast! As the tourist rates are increasing, be sure to avoid activities that are unsustainable for the environment and the local citizens. Avoid elephant riding, water sports and other motorized and inhumane activities. 

Islands in Thailand

Phuket

This is the second most visited place in Thailand after Bangkok, so I must mention it too. Particularly dynamic and large – that is the Phuket Island. Idyllic white sandy beaches, clear water and colorful boats attract tourists from all over the world to come and fall in love with this land of Thailand. Don’t be drawn away by the night district, there are still some wonderful hidden gems in this wild city. 

In additional, those who want a calmer rest can find a ton of things do to here as well: golf lessons, museums or historical monuments. 

Islands in Thailand

Ko Chang

Ko Chang is also known as Elephant Island. It is hidden away in the jungle and nearby the Kingdom of Cambodia, making this a great stop to explore both countries. This island is picturesque, colorful and bright, attracting people from all over the world. It is the third largest island in Thailand, and it is known for a number of spectacular waterfalls, coral reefs, tropical forests and white beaches. Be sure to educate yourselves ahead of time on how to protect these beautiful and natural wonders. 

Islands in Thailand

Ko Phi Phi

This island is popular for travellers but perfect for those looking for a mix between recreation and unique sensations. The clear water will open up the world of underwater beauty. The adrenaline fans have the opportunity to enjoy the thrilling experience of jumping off the islands cliffs. 

Islands in Thailand

Are the any other islands in Thailand that you’d add to the list? While I might not have mentioned any off the beaten track islands here, I’d love to hear your travel stories and opinions so that my next adventure in Thailand will dive deep into the countries most serene and unseen locations.

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  1. Reply

    Rashaad

    June 10, 2016

    I love Thailand – I have visited the country four times officially. My favorite Thai island is actually Ko Samet. I can get the perfect mix of solitude and nightlife there.

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    Trees Rotteveel

    May 24, 2017

    I love the photos! Great post!

    • Reply

      Jenna

      May 24, 2017

      Thank you very much! 🙂

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