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 Samui is one of the most popular islands of Thailand, specially among families. This island on the Gulf of Thailand has white sandy beaches and clean waters alongside fascinating temples and entertainment sights, and has been described as ‘the calmer sister of Phuket’ and ‘the tropical paradise on earth’. There are always too many things to do in Koh Samui, due to the abundance of festivals and events on the island.
Koh Tao or Turtle Island is a world renown island located in the Gulf of Thailand. This island was basically known as the scuba diving heaven of Thailand. But in recent years, a mixed set of visitors have flocked to Koh Tao. There are excellent places to do rock climbing, hiking and fishing there, and what’s more, the accommodation options range from budget to luxury.
Koh Surin is actually one big Thai national park, with lush forests, white sandy beaches and shallow reefs. There are no luxury resorts, and most visitors stay in tents in the national park; an experience beyond words.
James Bond Island
James Bond island (Khao Phang Kan & Koh Tapu) is located in Phang Nga bay near Phuket. This set of tiny islands are famous due to the James Bond movies which was shot here, The Man With the Golden Gun (1974). The limestone cliffs jutting out of water has been engraved on many viewers mind, and encourages them to visit the location of this memorable movie. Apart from visiting James Bond island, there are options to do other activities like kayaking and sailing, as well as long-tail boat riding.
Koh Tarutao is an unusual Thai island, due to its interesting history. It has been a detention center for criminals in the past; the obvious reason why it has always been a mystery for many travelers. But History aside, Koh Tarutao is an amazing place, with jungle, mountain and beach sceneries-specially sunsets-to take your breath away. There are also interesting and unusual accommodation options available on the island, namely bungalows and camps.