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 Phra Thong
Koh Phra Thong is a very unusual Thai island. Located in southern Thailand on the Andaman Sea, Koh Phra Thong reminds many visitors of Africa. The nature in this island is savannah-like, and the animals that inhabit Koh Phra Thong are not similar to the other nearby Thai islands. Koh Phra Thong has even been named as the best place in Thailand for bird watching. So it is no wonder that Koh Phra Thong attracts a certain kind of visitor: those interested in nature, those who do not mind staying in basic bamboo huts instead of luxurious resorts, and those who prefer to spend time in a remote and tranquil place instead of partying in other islands.
Koh Phangan is one of the most popular thai islands and the home to the famous Full Moon Parties. This party which is now held monthly on most of the beaches of the island, has its own ups and downs, and sometimes people go absolutely crazy by drinking and dancing at the beach till dawn. As you may guess, it is not to everyone’ liking. So if you are traveling with family or prefer to stay away from such parties, don’t worry. Koh Phangan has a lot else to offer. Only stay away from Haad Rin (Hat Rin) beach during full moon dates, specially in the months of August, December and January, and you will enjoy the absolute serenity of the island.
Koh Lipe is a small Thai island located on the Andaman Sea. Many people like this place because it is remote and there are no cars to disturb their peace. But Koh Lipe is also considered one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand, and the sunset here is specially magical. Koh Lipe is a favorite for family travelers too, as the water is clean and shallow and the resorts are family-friendly.
Koh Jum is another small Thai island in Andaman Sea, with a chilling atmosphere and beautiful beaches. It has stayed relatively unknown to some visitors, despite its proximity to Krabi and Koh Lanta. Actually Koh Jum is one of the islands that is good for staying even during Thailand’s rainy season. Better still, Koh Jum enjoys lush forests alongside the beach which look pretty awesome, come rain come shine. The island is also ideal for snorkeling.
Koh Kradan belongs to Thailand’s Trang province, and is on the Andaman Sea. Despite the relative anonymity of this island, it has managed to attract visitors who always come back to its amazing beaches and underwater world, and many has even chosen Koh Kradan as having one of the best beaches in Thailand. The island is part national park and part resorts, with the best of the two worlds available.