Traveling to Thailand is a dream for beauty and calm lovers. So are you planning to go to Thailand for your next vacation, but you don’t know the best places to visit in Thailand? Let yourself be tempted by our selection of the 5 most beautiful islands in Thailand that are worth a visit. Say goodbye to the crowded beaches, and go off to discover these paradise islands. From the best beaches to the best islands in Thailand, you’ll find what you’re looking for in this article.
1- Koh Phangan
You may have heard of this festive island, but Koh Phangan is bigger than its reputation suggests. The beach of Haad Rin that hosts the Full Moon Party is of course the festive center of the island, but if the beach bars and “buckets” are not to your thing, you will find peace and tranquility on other beaches of the island. The best beaches are in the west, and the most tranquil and meditation are in the north. And if the silence becomes too heavy, return to Haad Rin, for its shops and cocktail bars as it’s one of the best places to visit in Thailand.
2- Koh Samui
How to resist a morning swim when waking up at such a place? ‘Samui’ means ‘refuge’ in Chinese and this beautiful island of the Gulf of Thailand is indeed a place of choice for all types of travelers. The northeast is the party-lovers’ corner. For a more authentic side, go south where are the fishing villages, palm groves, and some secret bays. The northern beaches are more cosmopolitan, and more expensive, much like those found in Phuket, but rent a scooter and sink into the land and you will find more authentic lands.
3- The Similan Islands
The Similan Islands are known for being one of the most beautiful dive spots in the country, but also for its coral sand beaches and warm, crystal-clear waters. If paradise exists, it is undoubtedly there. This archipelago made up of 9 Virgin Islands of all civilization reveals all the beauty of the Andaman Sea. Between snorkeling, scuba diving, dolphin watching, whale watching, and bird watching, this is a true sanctuary for nature lovers. You will not find any resort on these unspoiled islands, but wooden bungalows, where you can enjoy an absolutely incomparable change of scenery.
4- Koh Wua Ta Lap
This Thai island as paradise as the previous island with white sand beaches! Do you dream already? Well, you can! The island also offers a panoramic view of all the other islands in the area. Together (42 islands in all and mostly uninhabited), they are part of the Ang Thong National Park, located 32km north of Ko Samui. You can visit it and get there thanks to the ferry. This marine park is incredibly beautiful and you will not regret it! Between snorkeling, swimming in turquoise waters and local cuisine, you will leave full of memories of landscapes of unparalleled beauty.
5- Koh Phi Phi Lee
Koh Phi Phi Lee is the main island of Koh Phi Phi Don. It is so sublime that it is one of the most photographed places in Thailand. Koh Phi Phi also attracts many tourists and diving enthusiasts. It’s is a rocky island, where you can explore the different caves like Sama or Phi Lee Bay by boat. A boat trip that will not leave you unpleasant. You will want to return very quickly to Thailand.