45 Islands in Thailand For An Enchanting Vacation In 2021
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Koh Phayam, Koh Similan, Koh Yao Yai, Koh Phi Phi Don, Koh Lanta, Koh Muk, Koh Jum, Koh Kradan, Koh Khai, Koh Lipe, Koh Tarutao, Koh Adang, Koh Phi Phi Le, Koh Phangan and many more.

Located on the coast of the majestic Andaman Sea, you will be thrilled to visit the islands in Thailand. Hundreds of landmasses scattered along the shoreline, the nation is popular for its picturesque vistas and mesmerizing natural beauty. Some of the larger islands like Phuket and Koh Samui are well known, but there is a host of islands still unexplored that will take your breath away. Besides the regular bar hopping and shopping, try something different on your trip to Thailand this time.

Explore the unparalleled beauty of Thailand islands
with this comprehensive list. Swim with sea turtles and witness the mesmerizing underwater coral reefs. Get away from the bustling tourist crowds and enjoy a moment of quiet introspection. For the adventure enthusiasts, there is an endless list of water adventure sports which will up your adrenaline levels. Try sailing, kite surfing, kayaking, jet skiing and much more as the crystal-clear waters promise to blow your mind away. Make the most out of your Thailand trip with our detailed guide.

Here are some of the best islands in Thailand:

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Phuket

One of the largest and most popular islands in Thailand, Phuket is a rainforest island that offers a perfect fusion of party, luxury and relaxation. The retreat centres, spas, and resorts will offer you a chance to pamper yourself in the most luxurious way, and the busy markets are perfect for shopping lovers.

The nightclubs are bars of Phuket are famous all over the world for the most happening parties in the country, and the LED coloured discos are perfect for dancing till dawn. The resort town is the most famous tourist hotspot in Thailand, and worth checking out at least once.

Location:
Southern Thailand

Best Time to Visit:
November to February

Distance from Bangkok:
844 km.

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Koh Samui

Koh Samui is the perfect blend of everything that Thailand has to offer in one package deal. From lively beach parties on Lamai beach to serene environs of the Fisherman’s Village, from Maenam’s lovely tropical atmosphere to the hustling crowds of Chaweng, Samui certainly appeals to almost everyone.

The malls and shopping centres have plenty of options for fashionistas and retail lovers. The accommodation options are available in all budget ranges, and the white sand shoreline is perfect for a rejuvenating getaway.

Location:
Gulf of Thailand

Best Time to Visit:
February and March

Distance from Bangkok:
763 km.

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Koh Phayam

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One of the most enchanting islands in Thailand is Koh Phayam due to its secluded location and untainted beaches. The tiny Island has a small rural population and two immaculate beaches which serve as an ideal hideaway. Tourism development has not yet taken roots here, so you can still enjoy the quiet and calm settings without encountering bustling crowds.

Enjoy the golden sands and blue waters surrounded by gently swaying palm trees. The locals are helpful and there is almost no crime on the island.

Location: Ranong, Southern Thailand

Best Time to Visit: November to April

Distance from Bangkok: 502 km.

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Koh Similan

It is one of the most famous Island groups in the Andaman sea because of its rich biodiversity of marine life. For the adventure enthusiasts, there is no better place to go diving then the Similan Islands. The colourful coral growths found here are the most spectacular in the world. Yachts and tour boats are also arrangeable.

The Western and Southern shores of the beaches are dotted with huge rock boulders which make for an interesting contrast against the white sand beaches.

Location:
84 km northwest of Phuket

Best Time to Visit:
 Best time to visit is in December and early January.

Distance from Bangkok:
646 km.

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Koh Yao Yai

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For the weary souls who wish to get away from the bustling crowds of Phuket, the island of Koh Yao Yai offers an idyllic getaway destination. Take refuge from the worries of everyday life at this untainted Island. If you are interested in water sports, activities like snorkelling, wakeboarding and kayaking are also arranged.

The pace of life here is quite slow, so don't expect crazy nightlife or 5-star hotels. However, the island has received the World Legacy award for its environment-friendly homestay programs.

Location: Phang Nga Bay

Best Time to Visit: December-March

Distance from Bangkok: 676 km.

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Koh Phi Phi Don

Located 90 minutes from Phuket, Phi Phi offer some of the loveliest islands in Thailand. The picture-perfect islands offer a refuge from the lightning-paced life of Phuket. The immaculate beaches, mesmerizing rock formations, and saturated blue waters full of colourful marine life will make you feel as if you have stepped into another world.

This group of six islands is one of the most famous tourist hotspots in the country as it is an ideal hideaway from concrete jungles of metropolitan cities.

Location:
Ao Nang, Thailand

Best Time to Visit:
 Between November and April

Distance from Bangkok
: 694 km.

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Koh Lanta

One of the most laid back islands in Thailand, Koh Lanta is a colourful place to leave behind all your worries and just be. There are no big hotels or nightclubs, so it is relatively free from mass tourism and crowded noisy guests.

Palm groves, untouched beaches, and the sound of rustling leaves await you at this tropical paradise where no one sets foot. Go hiking through the jungle, breathe in the natural beauty and feel your worries melting away at this gorgeous island. Feel time slow down at Koh Lanta.

Location:
Krabi Province, Thailand

Best Time to Visit:
December to April

Distance from Bangkok:
861 km.

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Koh Muk

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The dream island of Muk is still one of the most virgin islands in Thailand as this destination has not yet been spoiled by tourism. The silence is deafening, and the quiet beaches are perfect for introspecting and connecting with nature. The idyllic shoreline offers stunning views of the Andaman Sea, a blessing for shutterbugs.

If you wish to spend a few days here, there are some beachfront resorts with spectacular views of the sea. Because of its proximity to Koh Kradan and Ngai, you can also go beach hopping here.

Location:
Trang, South Thailand

Best Time to Visit:
December to March

Distance from Bangkok:
722 km.

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Koh Jum

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The tiny island of Jum is 20 km west of Phi Phi and is a flat piece of land covered by scrubs and rubber plantations. The west coast of the island has some stunning rocky beaches that face the majestic Andaman Sea and some bungalow resorts.

Time slows down an Jum where there is not much to do except being a beach bum and take in the natural splendours around. There is no pressure to be active or do anything, you can just stretch out near the sea and watch the days roll by.

Location:
Krabi Town

Best Time to Visit:
December to April

Distance from Bangkok:
681 km.

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Koh Kradan

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Koh Kradan houses both rocky and sandy beaches. The four main beaches are famous for their attractive locations and mesmerizing vistas. The main beach is quite shallow and perfect for snorkelling, as you can see the corals and marine life easily here.

The southern beach of Ao Niang has a beautiful 800-meter stretch of immaculate coastline. Ao Pai, located in the north, is smaller but no less wonderful, and the west coast beach is famous for the most vibrant sunsets you will ever see.

Location:
Kantang District, Trang

Best Time to Visit:
December to March

Distance from Bangkok:
729 km.

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Koh Khai

The small piece of land tucked away in Phang Nga Bay is one of the most protected islands in Thailand. This hidden gem is unknown to many traditional tourists and that is why it is still protected from travel agencies and hotels ruining its beautiful landscape. You can hire yachts and speedboats to explore the waters, but the wooden rice barges provide an authentic

Thai experience of sailing in the sea. Snorkelling is another famous activity, because of the rich biodiversity of marine life here.

Location:
Phang Nga Bay

Best Time to Visit:
December to March

Distance from Bangkok:
686 km.

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Koh Lipe

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There are three main beaches on this island, and all of them are stunning in their natural unspoiled beauty. However, the Sunset beach is probably the most beautiful, due to the remarkable view here.

The tangerine sun setting over azure blue waters and splashing a hundred different hues in the sky appears straight out of a painting. The main beach of Pattaya is ideal for party lovers and night owls, as the bars and beach parties here are the most vibrant in the nation.

Location:
Satun Province, Thailand

Best Time to Visit:
November to March

Distance from Bangkok:
818 km.

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Koh Tarutao

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The remote island cut off from civilization is protected by the Thai government to preserve its immaculate beauty and historical sites as it used to be a concentration camp for political prisoners of the state. The beautiful beaches are ideal for camping, but there are bungalow resorts too where you can book your accommodation.

Mountain biking on the mainland jungle trail is popular among tourists, as is hiking in the deep woods near Lu Du waterfall. You can also rent a kayak and explore the mangrove forests.

Location:
Satun Province, Thailand

Best Time to Visit:
December to April

Distance from Bangkok:
802 km.

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Koh Adang

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A hike to the Koh Adang viewpoint will offer you the richest and most spellbinding view of the Andaman Sea. Located near Koh Lipe, the island is a paradise for weary souls with frayed nerves and tired minds. The raw natural beauty abundant here will cure you of all your exhaustion and rejuvenate your soul.

For the wildlife lovers, you can also visit the Tarutao National Marine Park to watch the indigenous marine animals in their natural habitat. Hiking through the forests will introduce you to some of the most gorgeous views in all of Thailand.

Location:
Ko Tarutao, Thailand

Best Time to Visit:
November to April

Distance from Bangkok:
813 km.

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Koh Phi Phi Le

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The uninhabited island of Koh Phi Phi Le is truly paradise perfected with its sky-high cliffs covered with verdant green foliage. They cliffs offer an interesting contrast against the white sandy beaches and azure blue waters.

The sea is teeming with vibrant marine life and colourful coral growths. You can visit Phi Phi Le on organised boat tours which are conducted regularly Or if you want to soak in the natural beauty on your own, you can hire a private boat too.

Location:
1.5km from Phi Phi Don

Best Time to Visit:
 Between November and April

Distance from Bangkok:
701 km.

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Koh Phangan

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One of the largest islands in Thailand, Koh Phangan is a granite beauty dotted with lush green hills, emerald tropical jungles, and stretches over white sand beaches. For the adrenaline junkies, this is the perfect holiday destination, as the island hosts over 20 diving sites.

Tourists flock to Koh Phangan from all over the world on New Year’s Eve when the locals' host Full Moon Party, Black Moon Party and other moon beach parties celebrating the full moon. Since the island is still unspoiled, the road conditions are not the best and it is not advisable to go here in adverse weather conditions.

Location: 
Near Koh Samui

Best Time to Visit:
December to March

Distance from Bangkok:
768 km.

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Koh Samet

Koh Samet was named after the Samet trees which are abundant here. The island is a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. The azure sea stretched out as far as the eye can see, white sand beaches, happening parties, vibrant night bars - Koh Samet has it all.

But beware, the popular island is packed with tourists because of its stunning beauty and plethora of party spots. Accommodation is available in all budget ranges, but pre-booking is advised as the island is always fully booked in the peak season.

Location:
Gulf of Thailand

Best Time to Visit:
October to May

Distance from Bangkok:
168 km.

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Koh Chang

Part of the Mu Koh Chang Marine National Park, Chang is one of the largest islands on the east coast of Thailand. Far less known than Phuket and Samui, this place is perfect for people who crave silence and peace. The backpacker beach huts here offer a cheap place for accommodation, although you can also book the luxury resorts.

Elephant trekking and scuba diving are extremely popular, and the jungle treks offer a chance to reconnect with nature and its splendour. You can also hike to the majestic mountains.

Location: 
Eastern Thailand

Best Time to Visit:
November to March

Distance from Bangkok:
348 km.

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Koh Wai

The barely visited island of Koh Wai is a hidden gem in Thailand with its secluded location and picture-perfect panoramas. The picturesque beach is accessible from Koh Yao Nai along winding and curving paths.

Stretching out for miles, the coastline is so pure and untainted by human touch, that you will feel as if you have stepped into another world. Dazzling blue skies, emerald green forests and natural limestone formations await you at this little piece of heaven on Earth.

Location:
 Near Koh Yao Nai, Thailand

Best Time to Visit:
December to March

Distance from Bangkok:
292 km.

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Koh Racha

One of the most famous islands in Thailand, Koh Racha is famous among watersports lovers for its adrenaline-inducing activities like sea diving and snorkelling. As soon as you step on the main bay, you will be struck by the mesmerizing beauty of this place. Clear blue waters, powdery beaches, dazzling skies - everything at Racha is ideal for a holiday getaway.

The island is uninhabited, so the shoreline is still immaculate and clean. Strolls along the sea are inspiring to the soul, and diving here will unveil a magical underwater world to you.

Location:
Phuket

Best Time to Visit:
December to March

Distance from Bangkok:
722 km.

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Koh Lanta Yai

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The remote location of Lanta Yai works for its advantage as the pristine beaches here are devoid of trash and noisy tourist crowds. Located 70 kilometres from Krabi, the paradise island offers an escape route for people who are exhausted from their daily routine.

For backpackers and adventure seekers, there are plenty of treks and trails to explore. Rolling hills and deep woods are in abundance, and the sandy beaches offer a relaxing retreat from life itself.

Location:
Krabi province, Thailand

Best Time to Visit:
January to April

Distance from Bangkok:
861 km.

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Koh Tapu (James Bond Island)

Since it was first featured in a James Bond film, the island, along with Khao Phing Kan, is famously known as James Bond Island. It is essentially a limestone rock island covered with shrubs and evergreen trees. The beaches are immaculate and clean, but tides can be quite high here. The souvenir shops near the beaches sell corals and shells you can buy for keepsakes.

It is a strange and mesmerizing sight to look at this mushroom-shaped mass of land in the middle of the sea. Like millions of tourists who come to visit it, you will want to take pictures of this curious landmass, so don’t forget to take your camera.

Location:
Phang Nga Bay

Best Time to Visit:
 Mid-November to April

Distance from Bangkok:
647 km.

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Koh Yao Noi

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Discover paradise at this tiny beach island still undiscovered and untainted by tourist agencies. If you want to kick off your shoes and relax at the beach without being bothered by hawkers and noisy travellers, this is the place for you.

Golden sand and azure waters gleaming in the sun surrounded by emerald green forest and clear blue skies above will make you feel as if you stepped into a painting. However, this place may not be for everyone as there is no Wi-Fi or any other modern facilities.

Location:
Phang Nga Bay

Best Time to Visit:
 Between December and March

Distance from Bangkok:
660 km.

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Koh Khram Yai

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One of the most beautiful islands in Thailand, Koh Khram is under special protection by the Thai government because it houses the endangered sea turtles. It is not open to the general public throughout the year and is completely uninhabited.

As a result, the island is pristine and unspoiled from human overtures. Its powdery white, sandy beaches and deep green woods are the most spectacular in all of Thailand. Witnessing the natural splendours of this island will be the highlight of your Thailand tour.

Location:
Pattaya

Best Time to Visit:
 Between November and April

Distance from Bangkok:
122 km.

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Koh Tao

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The Turtle Island is the preferred scuba diving destination in the nation, because of the rich variety of marine animals, including sea turtles, and coral reefs abundant here. The beaches around the island are perfect with their white sand and contrasting blue sea.

Rolling hills and green jungles cover almost the entire surface of this mass of land, and hiking is another popular tourist activity here.  Koh Tao has something for everyone's taste - beach bungalows and 5-star resorts are abundant, as are chic restaurants and vibrant night bars.

Location:
Gulf of Thailand

Best Time to Visit:
November to April

Distance from Bangkok:
413 km.

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Koh Munnork

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Just a 3-hour drive from Bangkok is one of the most stunning Thailand islands. The private beach here is accessible only by a private boat, but it is totally worth the hassle. The immaculate white sand shoreline surrounded by groves of pine trees and pristine forests provides a serene and tranquil environment.

There are some luxury resorts located on the beach where you can book your stay, or you can simply spend a few hours relaxing in the sun before continuing your island-hopping tour.

Location:
near Bangkok

Best Time to Visit:
November to February

Distance from Bangkok:
185 km.

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Koh Mak

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The tropical island of Mak is one of the hidden gems in the crown of Thailand, as it is still protected from bustling tourist crowds and hounding travel agencies. This paradise island is secluded and secure from the fast-paced life of Phuket and Samui.

A haven for people who want to use their holiday for relaxation and rejuvenation, the island is a treasure trove of quiet beaches surrounded by gently swaying palm trees and cool sea breeze ruffling your hair. Experience serenity and tranquillity like never at Koh Mak.

Location:
Ko Mak, Thailand

Best Time to Visit:
November to March

Distance from Bangkok:
303 km.

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Koh Sukorn

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The tiny landmass of Sukorn is the most secluded of all the Trang Islands. With very few tourists visiting the place, you will get to experience true serenity and tranquillity here. Learn about the local life, walk through the agricultural lands, and explore the rubber plantations.

The scenery from the beaches is spectacular, but there is so much more to experience on Sukorn. Rent a scooter and ride it through the winding roads, stroll the rubberwood forests, and smell the massive watermelons growing in open fields. Fall in love with the authenticity of Koh Sukorn.

Location:
Province of Trang, Southern Thailand

Best Time to Visit:
December to March

Distance from Bangkok:
747 km.

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Koh Bulon Leh

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One of the most peaceful Thailand islands, Koh Bulon Leh is home to spotless white sand beaches that gleam like diamonds in the sun. The swaying casuarinas, the cool breeze on your face, and the salty sea fragrance serve to calm the mind and please the soul.

The spellbinding views are perfect for photography, and since the island is not yet fully developed, you can rest assured that there will be no tourist crowds disturbing your beach holiday. Just put up a hammock near the sea and nap away.

Location:
Pak Bara

Best Time to Visit:
Between November and May

Distance from Bangkok:
777 km.

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Koh Ngai

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Gorgeous beaches, tranquillity and blue sea as far as the eye can see - these are the things that define Koh Ngai, also known as Koh Nai. The island is secluded and calm, and there is not much to do here except sit down by the beach and watch the days roll by. 5-star hotels are unheard of, but there are a few comfortable resorts.

There are no roads either, so you will have to explore most of this piece of heaven on foot. You can go kayaking to the famous Emerald Cave sit at the tiny beach there, soaking in the natural beauty.

Location:
Trang Province

Best Time to Visit:
 Between November and April

Distance from Bangkok:
719 km.

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Koh Libong

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The largest island in the province of Trang, Koh Libong has a variable landscape and rich cultural heritage. The other sand beaches and azure blue sea are surrounded by magnificent mountains whose peaks disappear into the clouds.

The mangrove forests are full of indigenous wildlife, and the island’s locals are friendly and enthusiastic towards tourists. The fishing community is mostly made of the Muslim population and it is interesting to listen and learn about traditional life on the island.

Location:
Province of Trang, Southern Thailand

Best Time to Visit:
November-April

Distance from Bangkok:
735 km.

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Koh Sirey

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The 20 square kilometres of Koh Sirey is certainly the most peaceful place you will find so close to the concrete jungles of Phuket. The island is delightful and pleasing since there are no tall skyscrapers to mar the gorgeous view.

Besides hanging out by the beach, you can also take a tour of the rubber plantations, drive by the panoramic east coastal road, and enjoy the local delicacies at the humble restaurants. There is even a recreation park where you can watch adorable monkeys playing on the trees.

Location:
 Near Phuket

Best Time to Visit:
December to March

Distance from Bangkok:
848 km.

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Koh Ra

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The long stretches of Koh Ra are perfect for those of you who are travelling with your partners. You can walk on the powdery white sand beaches hand-in-hand, sharing intimate moments and making unforgettable memories. For solo travellers, snorkelling is the way to go. Explore the rich underwater sea life and swim with the majestic creatures.

For those travelling with family, a picnic by the beach would be perfect. Since the vistas are so stunning, you won’t be able to resist taking countless pictures, even if you are an amateur.

Location:
Near Khao Lak, Thailand

Best Time to Visit:
November to April

Distance from Bangkok:
563 km.

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Koh Phra Thong

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Located about 40 km north of Khao Lak is one of the most diversely landscaped islands in Thailand - Koh Phra Thong. Also known as Golden Buddha Island, it has a rich geography with dense mangroves, sandy beaches, and African savanna-like jungles.

With a population of just 300, the island is still untainted by human touch, and it is evident in the pristine geography. Stay in a bamboo hut, take walks on the beach, and learn more about the local life at this simply gorgeous landmass.

Location:
Near Khao Lak

Best Time to Visit:
November to April

Distance from Bangkok:
571 km.

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Koh Si Boya

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It is not easy to get to Koh Si Boya as there is only one route via sea. There are also not many accommodation facilities, except for one bungalow resort. But what it lacks in amenities, it more than makes up for in natural splendour.

The mangroves flank the forests - the green of the jungles next to the blue of the sea makes for an exceptionally beautiful sight. Local food is available cheaply and is delicious and spending a few days at Si Boya works as an excellent detox from life and its problems.

Location:
Near Koh Lanta, Thailand

Best Time to Visit:
November to April

Distance from Bangkok:
591 km.

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Koh Nang Yuan

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Just a few kilometres from the diving ports of Koh Tao, Nang Yuan is famous for its postcard views and white sand beaches. The rocky terrain offers an excellent backdrop for photography against the turquoise waters.

Since it is so close to Tao, the island is on every traveller’s list, so it can get crowded here. Boat tours are famous for offering comprehensive tours of the place, and there is a private beach at one of the resorts where you can hang out away from the crowds.

Location:
 The southern part of the Gulf of Thailand

Best Time to Visit:
November to April

Distance from Bangkok:
411 km.

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Koh Kood (Koh Kut)

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Koh Kood is one of the veritably stunning Thailand islands with its gorgeous beaches, deep jungles, and majestic waterfalls. For nature lovers, there is the sheer variety of natural splendours here waiting to be explored. Just rent a scooter and go sightseeing on this beautiful piece of land.

Enjoy hiking on the mountains and trekking through the woods, celebrate picnics on the beaches, and take a dip in the clear waters of the falls. Mass tourism has barely taken roots here, so enjoy the pristine surroundings to the fullest.

Location:
 Near Koh Mak

Best Time to Visit:
October to May

Distance from Bangkok:
322 km.

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Koh Kret

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Koh Kret is an island village located a few miles off the coast of Bangkok in the middle of the Chao Phraya River. Local boats can be taken for getting there, and the journey itself is quite thrilling. Hang out near the beach reading your favourite book, fish along the river bank, or go sightseeing in the paddle boats.

Escape the hustle and bustle of Bangkok for a few hours and reconnect with your senses at this tiny hamlet. Experience relaxation of mind and soul for a few hours at Koh Kret.

Location:
 The province of Nonthaburi

Best Time to Visit:
November to April

Distance from Bangkok:
17.5 km.

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Koh Rattanakosin

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Nestled away near the Chao Phraya River and situated north of Chinatown, Rattanakosin is the old part of Bangkok is famous for housing the sacred historical sites of the city. It is not an island, but it features the greatest tourist hotspots of Bangkok.

Take in the majestic setting of the Grand Palace, enjoy the spectacular beauty of Wat Phra Kaew, and visit the traditional learning centre of Wat Pho. Walk through the grounds of Thailand’s first university, and visit the National Gallery to learn about the rich cultural heritage of Thailand.

Location:
Bangkok

Best Time to Visit:
November to April

Distance from Bangkok:
2 km.

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Koh He

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Located south of Phuket, Koh He is a small, gorgeous island. Also known as Coral Island, the vibrant, shallow reefs here are the reason why this place is famous for snorkelling. Although it does get crowded during peak season, there are some quiet spots for people who desire privacy.

You can also go parasailing and jet skiing at the 800-meter stretch of Long Beach. On the other hand, Banana beach is more peaceful and perfect for just hanging out and relaxing.

Location:
Phuket

Best Time to Visit:
November to May

Distance from Bangkok:
707 km.

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Koh Thmei

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Off the coast of Cambodia lies the virgin island of Thmei untouched by industrial wastes and human garbage. The pristine sea is perfect for diving in and cooling off the heat from the tropical sun.

Since mass tourism has not yet developed here, this place offers the perfect escapist getaway from cities. Feast your eyes on the breathtaking views, hang out by the sea, and try your hand at fishing. If you want, you can go hiking near the Prek Koh Krabei River to view the beauty of the island from a higher vantage point.

Location:
Cambodia

Best Time to Visit:
November to April

Distance from Bangkok:
508 km.

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Ko Lamphu

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Less than a kilometre long, you can cover the entire length of this tiny island on a morning walk. Celebrate a picnic at the beach or explore the winding streets on foot, this unspoiled landmass is a perfect holiday destination for escaping the modern cities.

Play badminton at the local sports area, get some fresh fruit from the local vendors and enjoy the famous Thai iced tea at the beach. Watch time stand still at this laid-back, hippie island, and enjoy the little things about life.

Location:
Bang Kung district, Surat Thani

Best Time to Visit:  
November to April

Distance from Bangkok:
442 km.

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Ko Phithak

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Ko Phithak has two main beaches, both of them are stunning in their own right. The 400-meter stretch of the Eastern coast is peaceful and calm, perfect for quiet deliberations and introspection. The Western beach is smaller and houses most of the locals.

There are several vantage points on the island from where you can get magnificent views of the sea. You can also try diving at Ngam Noi and the National Park if you are an adventure sports enthusiast.

Location:
Chumphon Province, Gulf of Thailand

Best Time to Visit:
November to April

Distance from Bangkok:
544 km.

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Ko Sai

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One of the most popular islands in Thailand, Ko Sai is part of the Wiang Kosai National Park which offers picturesque views of the sea. Within the park, there are two magnificent waterfalls where you can celebrate a picnic and soak in the natural splendour.

Take a walk through the place to get lost in the mesmerizing vistas and enjoy breathing in the fresh air. Get acquainted with the local flora and feel your mind and soul rejuvenated.

Location:
2 km offshore on the west side of the Gulf of Thailand

Best Time to Visit:
December to March

Distance from Bangkok:
460 km.

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23 January 2020
Excellent
It should be a must in Bangkok visit, specially with kids. Hotel pickup service was fantastic, in time. Children enjoyed most the orangutan and dolphin shows. Better to skip the river cruise which I felt like wastage of money. The last part of coming out through the open zoo was fantastic- all openly moving animals including lions and tigers were roaming near the bus.
The best experience of sea life till date. It overseeded my previous experience at underwater world pattaya. Getting tickets was hassle free - just show the QR code and get your ticket from Information Desk. Best feeding shows observed here. The sea otter feeding show was specially enjoyable with the otters asking for more food by shaking their hands above their chests. Next the penguin show, diver show, sea life 3D show, shark feeding show, etc. were awesome. You can chill around as it is cool inside with cafeteria everywhere. Those sharks in giant aquariums really amazed me and they are living in harmony with other fishes for the past 10 years (as learnt). The ambience was great with dim lights everywhere. A great place for kids to enjoy. There were numerous fishes as well, including the famous Giant of Siam - an Amazon fish.
"awesome experience. with good food, breeze views. loved it."
13 May 2019
Excellent
Best jungle tour ever! Safari world is great where you can observe wildlife closely that includes birds, giraffes, rhinos, etc. The main attractions are tiger feeding and lion feeding inside safari world (which we were lucky to see) where a woman in the rear of the car inside a cage feeds the tigers and the lions from inside. As learnt only she can come near to them as they know her scent. It was nearly a half an hour tour through the jungle life and it was a thrilling experience. The Marine park was also great with many human and animal shows such as Orangutan show, Cowboy stunt show, Spy war, Bird show, etc. and the notable Dolphin show which was best among all. Guys please do not miss this show. The international buffet was also great with varieties of dishes though you can try out Indian buffet as well. Thanks to thrillophilia for making this trip memorable.
This was a great experience and I found the cheapest ticket on Thrillophilia. There was no admission issue. When showing the voucher printout at ticket window, we found that they already had a list of online bookings and they verified our names against it and let us enter. The ocean tunnel was great - we saw sharks, sting rays, large fishes and "giant of siam" - huge fishes bigger than humans. the feeding shows were awesome! the sting rays were cute and the diver hugged them and fed them small shrimps. The fishes were fighting for the bread crumbs and small fishes that the diver was feeding. It was worth visiting and truly a memorable experience. It may not be as big as the Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World in Bangkok but the price is really very cheaper than it. A must visit for anyone visiting Pattaya.
09 November 2020
Excellent
A beautiful piece of island standing Rock solid as if it's the admirer of every one else staring at him. The place is beautiful yet remote and hence it closes by evening and the island becomes completely out of reach.
09 November 2020
Excellent
A very wonderful place to spend half day taking pictures & selfies with our famous actors, actresses, politicians,social activists, freedom fighters of all time. Try to allocate half day as you will be busy with taking pictures & videos of real life wax statutes.
Excellent
Great service and it was fun 2 hour speed bpat ride from Koh Samui To Koh Tao
The place is just lit with people and colours and the food is mindblowing. Thanks a lot to Thrillophilia for making my trip comfortable and truly memorable!!”
It was a totally amazing experience. Everything was very well coordinated and arranged. All thanks to Thrillophilia for this amazing trip.

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  1. Which are the best Islands to visit in Thailand on a honeymoon trip?

    1. Hua Hin: Hua Hin, a wonderful mash-up of architecture, culture, shopping, and cuisine, is one of Thailand's greatest honeymoon destinations. You'll get the opportunity to relax and rest before heading out to see the night market in Thailand Islands, the Sam Pan Nam Floating Market, the Cicada Market Cha-am, and the Spa Patcharapat.

    2. Krabi: Krabi continues to amaze tourists with its abundance of things to do. Expect to see limestone slopes, mangrove wetlands, and rubber plantations, among other sights. Krabi has the advantage of being one of the less-frequented Thailand Islands. The clean and gorgeous scenery of caverns, coral reefs, and unspoiled beaches make love-struck couples feel on top of the world.

    3. Chiang Mai: Chiang Mai, sometimes known as "the rose of the north," is one of Thailand's most romantic destinations. It is the ideal of tranquilly, with temples aplenty. This is definitely one of the finest locations to visit in Thailand for a honeymoon, since it is blissfully peaceful and laid-back.

    4. Koh Lipe: Healthy coral reefs and dazzling white beaches surround Koh Lipe, one of numerous hidden islands in Thailand. This place is ideal for a honeymoon in Thailand since it offers a wide range of budget, standard, and luxury hotels to meet every need.
  2. Which are the best islands in Thailand for water sports?

    1. Koh Lanta: One of the most sought after islands in Thailand for water sports, Koh Lanta is not to be missed for its gorgeous beaches, world-class diving centers, massage parlors, delectable seafood, and friendly fishing communities. Island hopping, snorkelling, kayaking through a mangrove jungle, and beach tours are all options for visitors.

    2. Koh Tao: On Koh Tao, there are essentially two sorts of visitors: those who want to do scuba diving and those who want to take a scuba diving course. There are advanced diving classes such as night diving, wreck diving, shark diving, and Nitrox diving in addition to standard diving training.

    3. Coral Island: Coral Island is a fantastic place to go parasailing and scuba diving. Parasailing, which is one of the finest ways to experience the beauty of Coral Island, allows one to enjoy the tranquil vistas of the island. The total cost of the excursion is between INR 3300 to INR 5600.

    4. Loey Phu Rua: Loey Phu Rua is one of the fantastic Thailand paragliding sites and the finest place to enjoy the north winter winds. During gliding season, the majority of the terrain is steep and covered in a thick blanket of clouds, making it visually appealing.
  3. What are the best things to do at Koh Phi Phi Don Island?

    1. Hike to the Phi Phi Viewpoint: The island of Koh Phi Phi Don is shaped like a dumbbell, and the Phi Phi Viewpoint provides an excellent overhead perspective of the island's curves. Depending on your fitness level, the trek up the steps to the overlook takes around 20 - 40 minutes. The view from the summit is breathtaking.

    2. Take a Boat Tour to Koh Phi Phi Leh: A boat excursion is one of the most popular activities in the Phi Phi Islands. The majority of excursions take you to all of Koh Phi Phi Leh's highlights, including Maya Bay, which was featured in Leonardo Di Caprio's film "The Beach." You'll also be taken to the greatest snorkelling and cliff jumping spots on Koh Phi Phi boat trips.

    3. Indulge in the Nightlife: On Koh Phi Phi Don, the nightlife is noted for being a little rowdy. However, if you're searching for a great night of dancing and mingling, one of the finest Phi Phi Island activities is to indulge in the magnificent nightlife.

    4. Check Out Tonsai Village Market: When seeking for things to do on Koh Phi Phi, go to the Tonsai Village Market to get some inexpensive vegetables and mix with the locals. Although there are few tourists in this area, there are several food booths and tables serving fresh fruit and seafood.
  4. What is the best time to visit Islands in Thailand?

    The best time to visit islands in Thailand is during the dry season from April to November. Temperatures are 25-30 degrees during this time, which is adequate to indulge in beach activities or simply an outing or trek. Tourists don't have to worry about the oppressive humidity of Thailand or rain showers and can enjoy the best of this tropical island.
  5. Which is the biggest Island in Thailand?

    Phuket island, set in the Andaman Sea is the biggest and most popular island in Thailand. It is a pilgrimage of beautiful beaches, luxury resorts and bustling nightlife attracting tourists from all over the world.
  6. What is Thailand famous for?

    Thailand, also called the land of smiles is famous for its beautiful and extravagant beaches, with blue turquoise water, lush green palm trees and warm dsands. It has a very famous nightlife with abundant bars and pubs. It also accommodates some of the world's most famous and cheap markets for shopalcohics. Apart from this, Thailand is also home to many Buddhist temples of religious significance in mythology and heritage of the South Asian countries. It is one of the most sought after tourist attractions for bachelors.

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