One of the most gorgeous islands near Bangkok, the Koh Samet is famous for its clear waters and unspoiled beaches. Enjoy serenity and tranquility like never before, as there are no throngs of tourists crowding the place. The island is covered with green forests, so photography enthusiasts will find the island a paradise with the spectacular vistas it offers at every corner.
Enjoy the local cuisine and take long, peaceful walks on the beaches. Explore the local shops for souvenirs and soak up the sun. On weekends, get ready to groove in and enjoy the vibrant beach parties. There is something for everyone at Koh Samet.
Highlight: Clean, golden sandy beaches, pristine waters, serene and peaceful environs
Activities: Enjoy the colorful parties on weekends, Relax on the pristine beaches during the day, Enjoy romantic dine-outs on the beach under the star-studded night sky.
How to Reach from Bangkok Airport: 2-and-a-half-hour drive, or a boat ride to the island from the airport.
If you want to experience some of that quaint old-world charm in classic Hollywood movies, visit the tiny island of Koh Lan. 7 km off the coast of Pattaya, Koh Lan is one of the most beautiful islands around Bangkok. The untainted azure waters, the tangerine sunsets, the golden beaches, and the lush green forests make it an ideal destination.
Enjoy water sports if you love a good adrenaline rush, or lay on a mat all day and simply soak up the sun. Do whatever your heart desires at Koh Lan because there is nothing you can’t do here.
Highlight: Pristine waters, six white sand beaches, deep forests. The island is famous for its gorgeous sunsets.
Activities: Snorkeling, Hiking, Scuba diving, Shooting range, Parasailing, Deep sea fishing, Underwater sea walking, Jetskiing, Banana boat rentals
How to Reach from Bangkok Airport: Take a minibus, hire a ferry boat, or you can take a speed boat to get to the island faster.
Koh Kut is perhaps the most beautiful of all the Islands near Bangkok. With a small local population and limited tourist visits, this is slowly emerging as the perfect place for solitude seekers to enjoy some much-needed respite from the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungles.
The pollution free environs, palm trees gently swaying in the wind, the turquoise blue waters make for a refreshing change from everyday life. The island is the idyllic holiday destination for couples and solo travelers looking to just lie on the beach and relax all day. Book your stay at Koh Kut today and experience peace like never before.
Highlight: Groves of palm trees surrounding the beaches, untainted blue sea, ideal for people looking for seclusion and serenity
Activities: Kayaking, Snorkeling, Sunbathing, Fishing, Swimming
How to Reach from Bangkok Airport: Via bus to the ferry station followed by a boat ride
Koh Si Chang
Life has a different pace at Koh Si Chang. With its quiet beaches, calm waters, serene environs, and the palm trees gently rustling in the wind – time appears as if it has come to a standstill in Koh Si Chang. The narrow, serpentine roads and tiny, colorful houses will make you feel as if you are in an entirely different world.
Visit the island to enjoy new meanings of relaxation. Dig into freshly prepared crabs and lobsters, enjoy the gorgeous tangerine sunsets with a glass of wine, and dip your toes in the virgin waters. Make memories worth a lifetime at Koh Si Chang.
Highlight: tranquil environment, fresh seafood, historical sites and temples, sandy beaches, rocky beaches, meditation center, Chinese temple, the image of Buddha overlooking the sea
Activities: Snorkeling, Biking, Kayaking, Sunbathing, Fishing, Swimming
How to Reach from Bangkok Airport: 45-minute ferry ride preceded by a bus ride to ferry stations from the airport
Located just 27 kilometers off the coast of Pattaya, Koh Khram is one of the most spectacular islands around Bangkok. The island is under the protection of the Royal Thai Navy for protecting natural marine wildlife.
Since it is uninhabited and there is no infrastructure, the island offers a truly unique experience of getting away from everything and enjoying nature in all its naked glory. The salty sea air feels like a breath of fresh air and the lack of pestering vendors on the beaches is truly refreshing. There is nothing quite like a holiday at Koh Khram.
Highlight: Uninhabited island, features endangered wildlife like the giant sea turtle, unspoiled sandy beaches, no infrastructure, lack of beach vendors
Activities: Snorkelling, Observing the marine life in its natural habitat, Strolling along the virgin beaches
How to Reach from Bangkok Airport: The ferry ride from Bangkok and Pattaya to Koh Khram is available, but the island is not open to the general public around the year.
Shaped like a whale and blessed with abundant natural beauty, Koh Talu is the most mesmerizing of all the islands near Bangkok. It is easy to lose the sense of time and space as you drift into a ceaseless vacation mood at Koh Talu. Days roll by as you stretch out at the beach, bathing in the golden sunlight.
There is no comparable feeling to being caught in a whirlpool of vibrantly colored fish while snorkeling, or watching an adorable sea turtle meander on his way towards the sea. Most of the island is covered in deep green forests, and the local population is small, making Koh Talu the perfect destination for solitude-loving travelers.
Enjoy the calm and peace far from the city life and experience the true meaning of holiday at Koh Talu.
Highlight: Coconut plantations, five-star resorts, forests covering the majority of the island, coral reefs, white sandy beaches
Activities: Snorkelling, Kayaking, Swimming, Sunbathing, Biking
How to Reach from Bangkok Airport: The ferry ride from ferry stations of Pattaya and Bangkok
Discover picture-perfect beaches at this tiny island off the mainland. With clear blue waters that you can almost see through, untouched beaches, dense green forests encircling the beaches, and only a handful of tourists – the views at this island look as if they have been photoshopped.
The pristine shores and virgin waters call out to you. Once you set foot on the island, it will be difficult to return. The dense green forests are a visual treat too. Enjoy exploring the beautiful trails through the deep woods and take stunning photos of the picturesque vistas around you.
The locals are friendly, the food is delicious, and a stay at Koh Kood will make you want to keep coming back again and again.
Highlight: Known as a home to the best beaches in all of Thailand, five-star resorts with incredible views of the ocean and mangrove forests, Ao Yai viewpoint offering great views of the sea and the forest, delicious seafood
Activities: Swimming, Fishing, Snorkeling
How to Reach from Bangkok Airport: Bus ride to ferry stations from the airport, after which you can take a ferry boat to the island from Bangkok
Koh Chang is the third largest of all the islands near Bangkok and it offers perfect yet peaceful holiday destination for individuals traveling solo or with their better half. If you are looking for a few days away from routine and worries of everyday life, this is the place for you.
The beautiful sandy beaches and clear blue waters are the perfect companions. Enjoy empty days sleeping off on a hammock or reading a book on the beach. If you are on a romantic getaway, the island has world-class resorts that will arrange romantic dinners under the stars for you.
Highlight: The white sand beach, 5-star resorts featuring world-class hospitality, serenity, and tranquility due to fewer tourist hoards and the small local population.
Activities: Elephant trekking, Scuba diving. Jungle trekking, Picnic near waterfalls, Snorkeling, Swimming, Fishing.
How to Reach from Bangkok Airport: Bus ride to ferry stations from the airport, followed by a ferry ride to the island.
The weekend market at the island is a great place to shop for authentic Koh Kret pottery and other handmade craftworks.
Highlights: Wat Poramai Yikawat, Century old shops selling potteries and Thai crafts
Activities: Cycling, Biking, Pottery workshops
How to Reach from Bangkok Airport: From Bangkok airport, take a taxi to Saphan Taksin Central Pier in Bangkok. Then, take the Chao Phrayaexpress boat to Nonthaburi. From Nonthaburi, take a longtail boat to Koh Kret island.
Koh Khram Yai
The shoreline is blessed with powdery soft white sand that creates that magical tropical island aura. The island is uninhabited and the waters of the bays and coves on the island invite tourists for a water adventure.
Highlight: Crystal clear waters, water activities, Sea turtles
Activities: Swimming, Fishing, Snorkeling, Boating
How to Reach from Bangkok Airport: Take a bus or taxi from Bangkok airport to Pattaya. From Pattaya, you can take a speedboat to Koh Krum which usually takes about an hour to reach.