10 Islands Near Bangkok That are Too Mesmerizing to Skip!

Islands Near Bangkok

1. Koh Samet
2. Koh Lan
3. Koh Kut
4. Koh Si Chang
5. Koh Khram
6. Koh Talu
7. Koh Kood
Koh Chang
9. Koh Kret
10. Koh Khram Yai

There are a lot of islands near Bangkok that offer a completely secluded holiday far away from the lightning-paced city life. Although Bangkok is famous for quite a lot of things but traditional holiday packages and glittering nightlife, it is something which makes the tourism of the tropical city. The tiny islands scattered in the Gulf of Thailand offer a wide range of holiday destinations to tourists

If you love a quiet holiday where you can get away from people and enjoy a book, slowly drifting off to sleep in a hammock – check out Koh Kood. And if nighttime is your zone and partying on the beach is why you are in Thailand, get yourself on a ferry to Koh Samet. There is something for everyone in Thailand. Here is a comprehensive list of the most gorgeous islands off the coast of Bangkok and Pattaya that offer a serene and tranquil holiday destination.

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Koh Samet

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.

 Clean, golden sandy beaches, pristine waters, serene and peaceful environs

 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.


Koh Lan

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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.

 Pristine waters, six white sand beaches, deep forests. The island is famous for its gorgeous sunsets.

Snorkeling, Hiking, Scuba diving, Shooting range, Parasailing, Deep sea fishing, Underwater sea walking, Jetskiing, Banana boat rentals

How to Reach from Bangkok Airport: T
ake a minibus, hire a ferry boat, or you can take a speed boat to get to the island faster.

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Koh Kut

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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.

Groves of palm trees surrounding the beaches, untainted blue sea, ideal for people looking for seclusion and serenity

 Kayaking, Snorkeling, Sunbathing, Fishing, Swimming

How to Reach from Bangkok Airport:
 Via bus to the ferry station followed by a boat ride

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Koh Si Chang

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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.

 tranquil environment, fresh seafood, historical sites and temples, sandy beaches, rocky beaches, meditation center, Chinese temple, the image of Buddha overlooking the sea

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

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Koh Khram

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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.

 Uninhabited island, features endangered wildlife like the giant sea turtle, unspoiled sandy beaches, no infrastructure, lack of beach vendors

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.

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Koh Talu

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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: C
oconut plantations, five-star resorts, forests covering the majority of the island, coral reefs, white sandy beaches

Snorkelling, Kayaking, Swimming, Sunbathing, Biking

How to Reach from Bangkok Airport: 
The ferry ride from ferry stations of Pattaya and Bangkok

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Koh Kood

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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.

 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

 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

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Koh Chang

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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.

 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: E
lephant 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.

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Koh Kret

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One of the least explored Bangkok islands, Koh Kret sits in the middle of the Chao Phraya river and is popular for its rustic atmosphere and laidback lifestyle. Pottery is the primary livelihood of the inhabitants of the island and there are many century-old pottery shops that sell handmade potteries in various sizes and shapes.

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.
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Koh Khram Yai

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Shortly known as Koh Khram, Koh Kram Yai is one of the largest Bangkok Islands near Pattaya. The waters around this island are crystal clear and thrive with abundant marine life, corals and reefs.

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.
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23 January 2020
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
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.
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09 November 2020
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.
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The package tour was well organized by Thrillophilia.All transfers and arrangement was provided as per tour itinerary.Accommodation and food were very nice.
I booked this from Bangalore to Bangkok with my partner while we were on a vacation. And it truly did feel like one, as we travelled the whole day visiting places though we had long days, but still we felt energetic, because we had nothing to worry about, we did a lot of shopping and enjoyed the nightlife. It was all possible only because it was preciously managed and looked after. Cheers to the team.
I booked a trip this trip from Kolkata, tough it was not my first time being there, but still was a different experience as this time I wasn’t the one worrying about anything, we had and tour operator for that who has managed and booked everything for us in advance and it was undoubtedly one the best journey I have ever had.Thank you.

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

    1. Koh Samui, Thailand: This archipelago is a Heaven of Earth with pristine white sanded shoreline fringed by palm trees, hotels and resorts to fit every couple’s budget, adventure sports, relaxing spas, and lush greenery inviting couples for an astounding honeymoon.

    2. Phuket, Thailand: The largest of all Bangkok islands, Phuket brims with thriving Nature, posh resorts, vibrant nightlife, a plethora of adventure sports, and is extremely tourist friendly making it a great destination for an idyllic honeymoon on the island.

    3. Phi Phi Islands, Thailand: Phi Phi islands are a group of six Bangkok Islands that are extremely popular amidst honeymooners for their lavish accommodation options, cozy environment, private ferry rides, and an enthralling tropical scenery that create romantic vibes everywhere around.

    4. The Elephant Island, Thailand: This white sanded island is famous for its mountains and is a great place to holiday for couples who love hiking, nature walks, wildlife spotting, and bird watching. Accommodation at this island is extremely pocket friendly!

    5. Turtle Island, Thailand: One of the most visited islands within the Champhon archipelago, this island is the go-to place for water babies to indulge in swimming, diving, and snorkeling. The electrifying nightlife here is a great way for the couples to party together.
  2. What watersports can we do at the islands near bangkok?

    1. Scuba Diving: The thriving coastline around Bangkok makes diving a popular water sport and divers can enjoy swimming with whale sharks, leopard sharks, and manta rays. Head to Koh Samui, Phuket, and Similan islands for the best diving experience.

    2. Banana Boat ride: A fun-filled group water sport, families and group of friends can enjoy an amazing ride on the inflated yellow boats. The rides are extremely popular in Phuket and Pattaya and cost about 700 THB for a group of 6 persons.

    3. Jet Skiing: As you Scooter through the wind and water, feel the water splash on you! Tourists can enjoy jet skiing in most parts of Thailand, however, it is very popular in Phuket and Pattaya.

    4. Kite surfing: This is an extremely adventurous water sport where the surfer on the surfboard maneuvers through the wind with the help of a power kite. Tourists to Bangkok can experience this sport at Phuket, Koh Samui, and Hua Hin Beach.

    5. Kayaking: Gliding through the waters slowly as you revel in the richness and beauty of Thailand, you can experience the best kayaking in Koh Panek and James Bond Island in the months of November to March. You can paddle by yourself or hire a guide to paddle for you.
  3. Which is the biggest Island in Bangkok?

    Phuket is the largest island in Thailand. The island's length, from north to south, is 48 kilometres (30 mi) and its width is 21 kilometres (13 mi).
  4. What is the closest island to Bangkok?

    Koh Si Chang(also known as Sichang) is the closest island to Bangkok which is 75.1 km away from the capital city.
  5. How far is Koh Si Chang from Bangkok?

    Koh Si Chang is about 75.1 km away from Bangkok and there are government buses that ply every hour between Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit) or Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekamai) and Koh Si Chang island. Alternatively, you can also take a ferry from the pier on Ko Loy to reach Ko Si Chang.
  6. What is the best time to visit Bangkok?

    Since Bangkok falls in the tropical zone, the best time to visit this city is during the winter months from November to March when the temperature and humidity is less. Also, precipitation is scarce during the months which makes the winter months ideal for sightseeing trips and outdoor activities.
  7. Is Koh Chang expensive?

    No, Ko Chang is cheaper than many other islands in Thailand and it costs about ?1,418 ($45) per day on your vacation here.

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