For many people, the visit to Thailand islands is the most anticipated experience, as Thai islands are universally known for their beauty and serenity.
Here is an introduction to Thai islands which can be the highlight of your visit to the country.
Koh Lanta is one of those rare islands in Thailand which is neither crowded nor remote. This island is close to Phuket and Koh Phi Phi, but it is less developed, and this feature makes it a favorite for some visitors. Koh Lanta which is located in Krabi province enjoys a very long stretch of beach and an abundance of jungles. The best time to visit this island is from November to April.
Koh Phi Phi
Koh Phi Phi has mesmerized many visitors in recent years. The scenery in this island group (including Koh Phi Phi Leh and Koh Phi Phi Don) is beautiful, a mix of jungle, beach and rocks. The famous movie ‘The Beach’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio was shot here on Maya Bay, and that is an additional reason for the huge crowds flocking to Phi Phi island. Koh Phi Phi is located in Krabi province and is specially frequented by backpackers and party lovers.
Koh Samet is only six kilometers from top to bottom, but its proximity to Bangkok has always attracted visitors. Most parts of Koh Samet is a national park, but many spots in the island are also frequented by night life lovers and beach lovers. Koh Samet is ideal for snorkeling and diving too.
Koh Kood or Koh Kut is mainly a holiday resort island, located on the Gulf of Thailand. It offers the beautiful scenery of hills, crystal clear waters and a Buddha statue close to the coast. There are waterfalls to see too. All places on this island are not developed, so Koh Kood is ideal for visitors who prefer enjoying private beaches of their own resorts and relax.
Koh Mook or Koh Muk has rightly been named ‘Paradise On a Budget’. This island in the southern Thai province of Trang offers amazing white sand beaches but is way more private than many other well known Thai islands. What’s more, there are inexpensive accommodation options available on the island alongside luxury resorts.