All about the Most Fascinating Islands in Thailand

Thailand is a beautiful country with a lot of beautiful islands. These fascinating islands attract many tourists to Thailand annually. Through this article, you can get to know all about these fascinating Thai islands. Go ahead reading!

What are the Best Islands to visit in Thailand?

            So what are the best islands to visit in Thailand?

  1. Phuket
  2. Koh Phi Phi
  3. Koh Lanta
  4. Similan Islands
  5. Koh Samet
  6. Koh Lipe
  7. Koh Phangan
  8. Koh Samui
  9. Koh Tao

            Now, it is time we told you about these beautiful islands descriptively.

1.     Phuket

            Phuket is Thailand’s most well-known island. It provides plenty of opportunities for relaxation and recreation. And this is Thailand’s second-busiest tourist destination after Pattaya, and it draws throngs of visitors each year yearning for a piece of paradise to call their own. You will know you are in Phuket when you walk into Patong’s raucous and neon-lit streets, where Thailand’s iconic drinking and dance scenes dominate the nearby neighborhood. But you can simply avoid the crowds and head for the hills, particularly those with soothing ocean views wedged between peaceful, sandy beaches.

2.     Koh Phi Phi

            This is a group of islands off the coast of Phuket. Koh Phi Phi Don is the largest and busiest of the three islands, and it’s where you will most likely stay. You can, however, visit the other five islands throughout the day. Regardless of the island you visit, you can expect lush forests, beautiful beaches, and crystal-clear water that is ideal for snorkeling and diving. However, the excellent landscape attracts party-goers; many visitors travel here for the day and party on the dunes until morning.

Phi Phi Don Island Viewpoint, This island is located in Hat Noppharat Thara – Mu Ko Phi Phi National Marine Park, Krabi

3.     Koh Lanta

            Koh Lanta was discovered by Western travelers back in the day. It is serene, welcoming, and carefree. It really has two islands joined by a bridge, one large (Koh Lanta Yai) and one little (Koh Lanta Noi). Snorkeling and diving are available here. Ko Lanta is the ideal blend of developed and undeveloped, with mangroves, coral-fringed beaches, and rainforests. It is part of Mu Ko Lanta National Park, which is home to old caverns, jungle-clad mountains, and waterfalls.

Tanod Cape at Lanta Yai Island in Mu Ko Lanta National Park, Krabi

4.     Similan Islands

            The Similan Islands are one of the most well-known island groupings in the Andaman Sea, owing to the wonders that lie beneath the pure blue seas that surround them. They are located about 84 kilometers northwest of Phuket. This little archipelago is a favorite location for yachties and boat trips, as well as one of the world’s most intriguing diving places. The massive stones that litter the western and southern coastlines of the islands are the most remarkable characteristic of these islands at first look. Another feature is the white coral-sand beaches, which are stunningly beautiful and sometimes uninhabited.

5.     Koh Samet

            Although Koh Samet is one of Thailand’s most accessible islands, it has managed to remain relatively unknown. Because it is one of the closest islands to Bangkok, city dwellers flock to its powder-soft beaches on weekends. By vehicle and speedboat, it takes around four hours, so you may combine the two for a city and beach vacation without taking an extra flight. After the day-trippers and weekenders have gone, Koh Samet is a tiny treasure for recharging, catching up on that book you have been meaning to read, and enjoying the beach all to yourself.

6.     Koh Lipe

            Koh Lipe is a beautiful island located near the Malaysian border. It was formerly home to sea gypsies, but it is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It has everything a beautiful paradise should have: white sand beaches, clean oceans, and a laid-back feel. Sunrise Beach, Sunset Beach, and Pattaya Beach are the three main beaches on Koh Lipe, and a variety of snorkeling and diving areas are noted for their coral-rich waters. 8 Mile Rock, Sting Ray City, and Stonehenge are all popular diving destinations here.

7.     Koh Phangan

            Young holidaymakers flock to Haad Rin every month during the full moon (and half-moon), making Koh Phangan famed for its full moon parties. However, there is another rocky side of the island where you might be so far removed from the wild festivities that you forget there is one at all.

Ban Tai Beach at Pha-Ngan Island, Surat Thani

8.     Koh Samui

            Families and first-timers, honeymooners, and yoga enthusiasts will enjoy the best island in Thailand. Once it drew backpackers and ravers for its sensational beaches with cheap huts and full-moon parties. It now has some of the best luxury beach resorts anywhere in the world, several excellent beach hotels, and some first-class spas.

9.     Koh Tao

            Little sandy coves, lovely lantern-lit eateries, and diving shops border the shore of Koh Tao, or ‘Turtle Island.’ The majority of visitors come to dive here. This island is one of the best places in the world to learn to dive, and the rivalry among dive businesses has made it one of the most affordable. If you do not have the time to commit to a complete course, most schools offer one-day Discovery Dives, which allow you to dive down to 12 meters without having to be certified.

Tao Island, Surat Thani Published in Osotho Magazine Issue: June 2009


            This article highlighted the most fascinating islands in Thailand. Visit them. You will surely be delighted.