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8 Best Islands in Thailand: Discover the outside of the city

Discover the outside of the city: 8 Best Islands in Thailand

Whenever we think of Thailand, we just capture its image about its culture, golden Buddhas, food, Muay Thai (kickboxing), and such. Besides these, we may be forgetting something about the Land of smiles. If you are still wondering where to go, here are 8 of the best islands in Thailand that you might include onto your list.

Thailand is one of the countries in Southeast Asia. The country is rich in agricultural lands and home for flora and fauna conservation. A lot of people are traveling into the country to see wild animals, such as elephants. Little did you know, Thailand is also a paradise haven for tourists who are looking for serenity and tranquility for their dream vacation.

Let’s divide and conquer to discover the hidden beauty of Thailand in these islands.

Koh Similan

Discover the outside of the city: 8 Best Islands in Thailand

It is located in the Andaman Sea and is the largest island in the Similan Islands. With its white sandy beaches and crystal-clear sea waters, it is perfect for water activities like snorkeling and beach diving to encounter corals and sea creatures under the sea. The island also showcases its amazing rock formations you may enjoy when you are in the area. Rock climbing is also a must-try activity when you are in the area.

Koh Yao Yai

Discover the outside of the city: 8 Best Islands in Thailand

Halfway between Phuket and Krabi, Koh Yao Yai is also one of the many paradises in Thailand that is located in the Andaman Sea. The beaches here are perfect for kayaking. If you want to treat yourself in a luxurious vacation, this is a perfect fit. A resort, named Santhiya offers a wide range of relaxing treatments, including a spa. There is also a restaurant inside that offers authentic Thailand cuisine.

Koh Yao Noi

Discover the outside of the city: 8 Best Islands in Thailand

This island is less crowded than Koh Yao Yai. Aside from water activities, Koh Yao Noi is perfect for the newlyweds who are searching for a more private place. The island is worth visiting even though it is a remote island, meaning no Wi-fi. This is also a chance to appreciate more the beauty of nature since you will be surrounded mostly by trees. Don’t worry, it is safe here. The locals are very friendly and welcoming.

Koh Phi Phi Don 

Discover the outside of the city: 8 Best Islands in Thailand

This island is a perfect place for hiking. Koh Phi Phi Don is the largest island in the Koh Phi Phi archipelago. The island is also protected as a marine reserve so you get to enjoy the unspoiled beaches. Dive shops are also available in the area. If you want to unwind, this is the best place for yoga activities.

Koh Lanta Yai

Discover the outside of the city: 8 Best Islands in Thailand

Enjoy the sightings of Koh Lanta Yai by riding motorcycles to take a moment to enjoy the scenery. This island is located between the Phi Phi Islands and the mainland. This is also perfect for swimming because of its crystal-clear water and gold-sand beaches. You can also visit the island’s national park to visit the lighthouse with a 200-baht entrance fee. You can also take a walk in the Old Lanta Town to shop and eat nearby.

Koh Muk

This island is an unexploited island located in the Andaman Sea. Koh Muk has secluded beaches and water caves. Jokes on them, Koh Muk is blessed with attractive beach sites and forest. The island also showcases it Emerald Cove. The cove is only accessible by the ocean and during low tides.

Koh Lipe

This island is also located near Satun Province in the Andaman Sea and it is near Malaysia’s border. Koh Lipe means Paper Island, the sea gypsies residing in the area gave its name. Koh Lipe is part of Tarutao National Marine Park. With its reputation, the island is good for water activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving. Kayaking and sailing are also available in the area. Aside from water activities, you may want to experience the nightlife in the area. The island does not have shopping malls but souvenirs and convenience stores are available. Just make sure to bring along some cash since ATMs may not be available in this area.

Koh Pangan

Except for water activities on the beach, you may want to enjoy shopping with their Night market. This is where you will spot different traditional foods in the country. There is also a wide range of food to eat. Also, you may want to look for Herbal Sauna Baan Tai for a unique experience in your stay on the island. You may also want to book a boat ride to spice up your adventure on the island. Lastly, don’t miss out on the awesome view of the Koh Pangan Water Falls which is also a must-try on the island.

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