Thailand is a paradise. The southern islands of this tropical getaway are unmissable. The long white beaches, crystal clear waters and cheap resorts make it an amazing place to relax. Depending on what type of holiday you’re after there are different Thai islands to visit. You can find relaxing, family friendly or party till you drop islands. Or if you really want you can hop between them to make the most out of your escape from reality. No matter what you’re after here is our guide to four of the best Thai islands to visit.
Thai Islands To Visit: Koh Samui
Koh Samui is the gateway to party central Koh Phangan. But it’s a lot larger and more built up and is a great spot to go if the thought of hideously drunk tourists doesn’t really do it for you. The great thing about Koh Samui is despite it having a build up area there are still plenty of beach side bungalows that you can stay in. These are quiet and relaxing places to get away from it all before or after you try to down Red Bull and Whiskey buckets at the Full Moon Party.
If you want to party in Thailand this is where you go. In fact if you want to party anywhere in the world Koh Phangan should be somewhere at the top of the list. The notorious monthly Full Moon Party has to be on the list of the most crazy parties you could ever go to. The beach party sees throngs of backpackers and young and tanned bodies materialise out of nowhere to party until dawn.
If you want a party, this is the place to be.
Phi Phi Islands
Phi Phi Islands are the quintessential Thai tropical paradise. Sitting in Krabi province the islands came to fame after they were featured in the movie The Beach. Since then tourism has exploded – not necessarily for the best. The islands, despite being only accessible by boat have been over run by tourists to the point that local government is looking to put in place restrictions on tourist numbers or even have a temporary ban to allow the local environment to recover.
Despite this influx in people it remains one of the most amazing Thai islands to visit.
Phuket is one of the beautiful resort islands of Thailand that is truly family friendly. If you’re looking for a full resort experience with cocktails bars in pools that you can swim up to (because why wouldn’t you?) this is your jam. Resort packages here go for pretty cheap but do keep in mind that Phuket is a large island so look to get something beach side.
Want to see more of Thailand?
Thailand is an amazing country of beautiful tropical islands and massive metropolises. If you’re looking to stop by Bangkok on your way to your bungalow check out a local Bangkok tour guide.