In the last few decades, Thailand has become one of the most popular touristic destinations in the whole world. Have you ever wondered what are the main reasons for this „Thai boom”? Well, for us the biggest charm of Thailand is its wonderful islands – each one of them truly unique, different from the other and providing a perfect environment for a carefree holiday. Discover 5 most beautiful islands of Thailand with us!
Located on the eastern seaboard of Gulf of Thailand, not far from the border with Cambodia and 310 km from Bangkok, Koh Chang is one of the favourite yacht cruises destinations in south-eastern Asia. The name, meaning „Elephant Island” in the Thai language, comes from its form in the shape of an elephant’s head. It is also connected with the fact that the island’s most famous attraction is elephant trekking in the area of Ban Kwan. The best landscape attractions of Koh Chang are definitely its numerous waterfalls hidden in a juicy green jungle. An absolute must-see in Thailand!
Just next to the famous Koh Chang island, you can find a true hidden gem of Thailand – a small but astonishingly beautiful Koh Mak island. Not so many tourists have reached this wonderful place so far, which let Koh Mak preserve its authenticity and natural charm. It’s not even mentioned in most of the guide books, but we assure you – you should totally stop for a while on this super peaceful jungle island during your yacht cruise!
To the south-east the tiny Koh Mak island neighbours with another lovely spot – the island of Koh Kood. It is mostly known as an ideal place for a snorkelling holiday, with some much-appreciated water sports centres located next to its paradisiac sandy beaches. Hiking and exploring the virgin jungle with numerous lovely waterfalls is also a great option, if you want to make the most out of your stay in Koh Kood.
If you’re seeking an exotic paradise full of coconut trees, wide sandy beaches and stunning coral reefs full of all the colours of the rainbow, you should give Koh Samui a try. Situated near the central part of Thailand’s eastern coast, this island offers an unforgettable stay with many possibilities to discover the vibrant Thai culture. It is especially recommended to visit Koh Samui during the festival of Songkran – Thai New Year, traditionally celebrated on April 13 – when you’ll be able to see colourful parades and water fights on the streets.
Koh Pha Ngan
While cruising along the central part of Thai coast, be sure not to miss out on the beautiful Koh Pha Ngan island, just a few kilometres north from the Koh Samui. Unlike most of the other Thai islands, Koh Pha Ngan is rather flat with the highest point being Khao Ra, 630 m. This is definitely a place to go if you’d like to party – the islands hosts many beach parties on the regular basis, most famous of which seems to be the Full Moon Party held every month on the Hat Rin Nok Beach.
Which Thai island seems to be the most interesting for you?