Are you tired of the hustle and bustle? Here are ten of the most beautiful islands and beaches of Thailand so you can relax.
Would you like to escape the daily turmoil and immerse yourself in a completely different culture? Looking for some warmth? Want to relax on an incredible beach? Okay, so let’s go to Thailand.
With the help of our experts, recommends these 11 islands (and beaches) in Thailand for their breathtaking scenery.
All these islands are not always accessible by international flights. You can check all departures online to Thailand. On site, guests can reach the islands by boat or via local flights.
1. Koh Kood
With 23 kilometers wide , the island of Koh Kood (who also wrote Koh Kut ), southeast of Thailand, is a real discovery, because it has been untouched by mass tourism and much more Protected than neighboring islands. If you want to party like crazy, this is not the destination you need. But if you are looking to relax and enjoy paradisiacal scenery, take advantage of it to visit this dream island of Thailand.
The most popular Thai beaches in Koh Kut are Tapao, Klong Yai Kee and Chao , which are near the beach at the Kong Chao waterfalls. Phrao Bay is also worth a visit. No matter what you choose, you will not be disappointed.
2. Koh Tachai
Koh Tachai is part of the Similan archipelago but is somewhat isolated from the main islands of the west coast of Thailand and is located about 50 km from the coast of Phuket . The waters surrounding the Similan Islands are considered a paradise for divers … but so are you only looking for white sand beaches and clear waters. Day trips are offered and this island of Thailand is easily accessible by boat.
The island of Koh Tachai is so tiny that the beaches are rare, but you can enjoy 800 meters that look like paradise in the heart of the Similan Islands.
3. Koh Similan
Koh Similan (also known as Koh Pad ) is the largest island and the one that gave its name to the Similan Archipelago. It is part of the National Park and presents fascinating rock formations , among which the “candle”. Like the other Similan Islands, it is known for its diving.
Donald Duck Bay ( Donald Duck Bay ) is a cozy creek, with a particular shape and rock formations that gave it its nickname sympathetic.
4. Koh Surin Nuea and Koh Surin Tai
The Surin Islands are also part of the national park and are located north of the Similan Islands off the west coast of Thailand. The archipelago consists of five islands in the waters of the Andaman Sea and two of them are inhabited: Koh Surin Nuea and Koh Surin Tai , two Thai islands very close to one another.
The picture below shows the amazing beach of Ngam Bay on the west coast of Surin Nuea. The largest bay on the island is Mae Yai , on the east side. On Surin Tai you will find incredible diving areas like the Tao Bay beach. But if you do not want to see the fish close up, you can always lie on the sand and relax.
5. Koh Phi Phi Lee
This is the main island of Koh Phi Phi Don . If you have seen the movie “La Plage” with Leonardo di Caprio, you will certainly recognize Maya Bay because the film was shot there. This is one of the most photographed places in Thailand and the island of Koh Phi Phi is a very popular destination for divers and tourists. The archipelago is located on the west coast of the southern tip of the country.
Phi Phi Lee is a rocky island and you can find many caves accessible by boat , such as Sama or Phi Lee Bay . The boat trip is well worth it and you will see many rock formations and caves off the coast.
6. Koh Tao
Koh Tao is located in the Gulf of Thailand , north of Koh Samui and is only 7.5 kilometers wide . Tourism has developed slowly, but this island of Thailand is now very popular for diving and snorkeling enthusiasts . The island thus has many infrastructures adapted to practice these sports. If you want to discover Koh Tao in its purest tradition, you have to hurry because the island fills with tourists as it develops. And Koh Tao is booming.
The sand of Sairee beach is particularly pleasant. This beach in Thailand extends all over the west coast of Koh Tao and is one of the most populated. If you are looking for freedom, take a ride in the small Freedom Bay , where Chalok Ban Kao Beach is located . But remember that Koh Tao is particularly fashionable.
7. Koh Nang Yuan
Koh Nang Yuan is an atypical island because it is actually three islands connected by a beach . This island of Thailand is a private property, it is a few hundred meters wide and is therefore a small natural paradise without any infrastructure. It is located just off the larger island of Koh Tao, which you can reach quickly by boat.
8. Koh Wua Ta Lap
Koh Wua Ta Lap is part of the impressive Ko Ang Thong Mu National Park , which includes 42 islands in total , accessible by ferry. If you want to live like the locals, rent a bungalow on the island and spend your time among the few tourists and friendly locals.
This almost virgin island of Thailand is home to white sand beaches and is an amazing place to enjoy a view of all the surrounding islands that are part of the national park. If you are looking for a beach in Thailand for a truly heavenly moment, you are in the right place.
9. Koh Lipe
Close to the border with Malaysia (you can even take the boat to this neighboring country from the island) is Koh Li Pe , which is part of the Tarutao National Marine Park and is a relatively popular tourist destination that serves as a base To explore the rest of the islands in the area. This Thai island boasts beautiful beaches, although the border area of Malaysia is not one of the safest in Thailand.
If you are a party fan, you will love Pattaya Beach , although this is not the most idyllic. The sunrise beach is also very developed and is near the small village of Chao Ley. But if you prefer to rest, we recommend you to attend the sunset on the beach of Sunset Beach , a beach of Thailand that invites to romanticism.
10. Koh Lanta (Lanta Yai and Lanta Noi)
Koh Lanta is two islands in one . These Thai islands are divided between Lanta Yai and Lanta Noi . The latter is much less touristy than the more developed Lanta Yai. Koh Lanta is right next to the smaller islands of Koh Phi Phi. Its two parts are separated by a sea arm about 1 kilometer wide and are part of the Mu Koh Lanta National Park .
The west coast of Koh Lanta Yai has many beaches, including Long Beach (Phra Ae) , one of the most popular and tourist. Most of the restaurants, bars, shops and tourist facilities are located in the northern part of this island of Thailand. The southern part of Lanta Yai is much more isolated. The beach of Klong Yak and Bamboo Bay are among the quietest and most intact. This bay is located in the national park and offers views of the lighthouse as you can see in the pictures.
11. Railay Beach
After so many beaches, we offer you as a bonus a dream beach in Thailand. It is the famous Railway Beach, located in the province of Krabi, near the homonymous city in the south of the country. You will also find the impressive beach of Phra Nang, which is home to incredible limestone rock formations.
Thailand consists of hundreds of islands and the mainland also has an extensive coastline dotted with incredible beaches.