Thailand is a place where you have multiple Islands, one of the popular tourist destination place where you find the white sands, beach shacks, hammocks at the beachside of any popular places. With being visited by many tourists every year, Thailand is sure one of the beach-friendly countries and the Islands are more beautiful when visited. Here are a couple of islands which are some of the best Islands of Thailand and you can plan your visit to these places when you plan your visit to this amazing country.
Koh Yao IslandThe Koh Yao islands are the collection of 2 Islands Koh Yao Yai and Koh Yao Noi which witness fewer tourists every year. The beaches are calm and empty as this is not a party Island which has many nightclubs lining the beach and this is where you can enjoy the offbeat regions of Thailand.
Both the Islands have rubber plantations and rice paddies which one can explore renting a scooter. Driving across you will meet friendly locals, animals and beautiful nature. The Koh Yao Yai is the Big Long Island and Koh Yao Noi is the Small Long Island which one can visit to escape the touristic places in Southern Thailand.
Koh Si Chang
One of the closest beach destinations from the capital of Thailand, Koh Si Chang is a popular island for locals here who head over to this Island to spend their weekend as this Island has green surroundings and fishing villages. The place is generally foreigner free and it is yet to have some of the luxurious hotels, however, this place is guaranteed to serve you with calm waves of the beach and let off the popular touristic places which are filled with tourists.
The Similan Islands are the collection of 9 Islands which has some of the best views and beaches where Koh Similan is the largest. Each of the islands here is beautiful than the rest and if you visit here, you can also take a trip to the national park located in this Islands. The islands are not connected by road hence you need to take a boat for island hopping and this is one of the beautiful Islands of Thailand which one should visit on their stay here. Also, note that these Islands are closed to tourists from May – October.
Koh Lipe is said to have some of the best beaches of Thailand and this is one of the 51 islands which make up Tarutao Marine Park. It is located near to Malaysia hence it has some of the offbeat vibes. The island is small and can be explored by foot, however one needs to stay at this Island for minimum 3 days to explore everything and indulge in the quiet surroundings of Koh Lipe.
Also called Turtle Island, Koh Tao is one of the places in Thailand which is popular for divers. This island is one of the top places to learn diving where you can get PADI or SSI Open Water certificate with a cost-effective method.
There are many instructors offering you Beginner, intermediate or Advance PADI diving courses where one can learn with friendly instructors however if you are already certified then you can explore the beautiful waters of Koh Tao and also explore the Island and indulge in its nightlife.