Visiting the Unmissable Islands of Thailand

Islands | | January 25, 2013 at 5:02 am


The Gulf of Thailand remains as one of the world’s truly great outposts and continues to attract visitors from all over the world. The beautiful scenery, hot weather and diverse culture make it like no other and at Thailand CH we believe no trip to Thailand would be complete without a visit to the islands of the Gulf.

The islands are small and sometimes remote but they are surprisingly accessible. They are a short boat trip away from the mainland and this is where your adventure truly begins. From the first moment you set off you realise that you are about to experience something special, from the colour of the water to imposing terrain.

Life on the islands is also great and is home to some of the world’s top hotels. Luxury is never far away but if you are planning a visit you should consider which islands you have time for. For new adventurers it can be difficult to choose but we would recommend some of the following.

Koh Samui for Wildlife and Beaches

Koh Samui for Wildlife Koh Samui Beach

Koh Samui is home to both an abundance of wildlife and tropical beaches. Some would argue that other islands have better beaches but Koh Samui`s fine white sand make it a must. Of course you might just want to take to the beach and relax for the rest of your holiday while others might want to take in some local culture. The island hosts exciting events all year round and it is well worth researching these before leaving. This includes the Ten Stars Samui Art Party and Buffalo Fighting Festival.

Koh Phangan for Spas, Temples & Great Parties

Koh Phangan for Spas Koh Phangan Temples

Each year Koh Phagnan hosts the increasingly popular Moon Party which has become a favourite amongst backpackers and holiday makers. It is a truly electrifying party that is held on Haad Rin beach. Others might rather head to the Buddhist Temples or wonderful Spa resorts. Again, Koh Phangan is very easy to get to by air or sea and is surprisingly affordable. The facilities on this island are some of the best and is a must visit.

Koh Tao for Fresh Fruit, Diving and the Great Outdoors

Diving in Koh Tao

Koh Tao is the third largest island in the region but is probably the most exciting. It sometimes gets overlooked but it is growing in popularity. The adventure and water sports on offer are excellent and are a favourite for divers. The clear waters and the diverse marine wildlife make it truly unique. You could literally spend weeks under water exploring.

These are just a few on many islands you could visit in Thailand. However, these are probably your best option if you don’t have much time to spend in Thailand. They are all relatively close and their growing popularity means that prices are very competitive. So why not start your adventure today and visit this truly stunning region.

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