Islands to visit in Thailand

Posted on 29 May 2024 By Nomvelo Masango

Also known as the Land of Smiles, Thailand effortlessly finds itself on the bucket lists of many travel enthusiasts. The destination boasts an interesting culture, a rich history, great cuisine and of course, many breathtaking islands.

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Moreover, it is ideal for solo travellers and those travelling internationally for the very first time. If you desire to enjoy some island living in Thailand, here are just a few of the many islands worth visiting:



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As the largest and busiest island in Thailand, Phuket is a paradise of idyllic beaches. It is also the place where you can find charming colourful buildings, as well as plenty of interesting things to see and do. As you enjoy the island lifestyle which Phuket has to offer, be sure to also try out the island’s flavourful cuisine. The markets are also worth visiting, both for the scrumptious local flavours and the opportunity to stumble upon some really amazing souvenirs.

Koh Samui

Koh Samui is an island ideal for honeymooners, families and first-time travellers. It boasts first-class spas, as well as sensational beaches lined with palm trees. You can also expect mountainous rainforests and hidden waterfalls.

If you would like to enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating beach holiday in Thailand, Koh Samui is the destination to consider. It is ideal for wellness retreats, as well as activities such as boating and snorkeling.

Koh Tao

If you are a fan of water activities, the island of Koh Tao is worth visiting. Also known as ‘Turtle Island’, it boasts an irresistible charm and an amazing nightlife. Moreover, it is ideal for scuba diving. New to diving? Worry not. There are a number of dive schools to help you get started.

Additionally, Koh Tao is relatively smaller and you can easily walk to most places on the island. Expect the famous crooked palm trees and beach bars where you can thoroughly enjoy yourself.

Koh Phi Phi

Also known as the Phi Phi Islands, the Thai group of six small islands boasts breathtaking exotic beauty, stunning rock formations and pristine beaches with golden sand.

Young woman at snorkeling in the tropical water. Image: Getaway Gallery

Koh Phi Phi also offers an exciting nightlife worth exploring, especially during full moon parties which are quite popular around the area. If you fancy some water sports, scuba diving and snorkeling are quite popular on the islands too.

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