A beginner guide to the top 8 most beautiful islands in Thailand
From Phuket to Koh Samui Becki Enright of travel blog Borders of Adventure goes island-hopping.
With a cluster of islands containing emerald lagoons and secluded beaches, mountainous plains and jungle terrain, it’s not surprising that Southern Thailand tops the list as one of Southeast Asia’s best-known pathways to sun-drenched paradise.
We can't guarantee you'll find DiCaprio, but use this guide and get to know Thailand's Kohs. There are so many must-see islands scattered off the shores of this Southeast Asian hotspot, it's tricky to know where to begin and which ones to put at the top of your holiday wishlist.
To help you out, and to make sure you don't miss a thing, here's a guide to eight of Thailand's most popular islands to get you started:
To the east...
1. Koh Tao
Koh Tao has been a backpacker favourite for years. It’s not only the first accessible stop on the east island-hopping trail, but, despite a growing tourism industry, has managed to retain its natural beauty - both on land and beneath the waves. Best known for its world class diving and snorkeling, this is an island that combines a colourful underwater world with idyllic long stretches of beach and coastal hideouts. One of the biggest dive schools on the island is Big Blue, which offers full PADI training and accommodation packages. Koh Tao can be explored on foot, by moto or quad, depending on your need for speed. When the island starts to feel a little small, hire a long boat taxi to take you to Koh Nang Yuan, another tiny patch of paradise about 15 minutes sailing time from Koh Tao. Bring some baht though - Nang Yuan is a marine nature reserve so you must pay 100baht to visit.
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