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No vacation to Thailand would be complete without spending a few of your days sipping coconut juice on some of the sunny exotic Thailand Island. Thailand is littered with hundreds of Islands. The most common Island are those in the Gulf of Persia and those in the Andaman Sea.
Most of the Thai Islands are best known for their glamorous party atmosphere and bewitching white sandy beaches. However, some of the top rated Islands in Thailand offer more than that; they provide plentiful of opportunities for leisure, recreation, exploration, and spiritual purposes.
Below is a rough guide to some of the top rated islands that you should consider on your next visit to Thailand.
Attracting more than 1.5M visitors per year, KohSamui is the second largest island. The island is known to offer luxurious first-rate products; from exotic beaches such as Taling, secluded resorts, and spas to jungle waterfalls.
But what probably separates the island from the rest is the availability of coconuts. Thai locals use the coconut basically in everything; from cooking, drinking, and other cultural rituals.
2) Koh Tao
Koh Tao is unique due to its ability to hold on its natural beauty despite the ever bulging list of visitors it accommodates every year. Compared to other islands in Thailand and worldwide at large, Koh Tao provides the best diving experience, hence a numerous number of diving schools on the island such as the iconic Big Blue.
Apart from diving and snorkeling, Koh Tao is famed for its vast stretches of white sandy beaches, colorful underwater and plenty of coastal hideaways.
This is Thailand’s most developed island. Its proximity to Bangkok and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport makes the island a convenience to many. Additionally, it`s close to some five-star resort such as Villasanyanga resort (villasanyanga.com) and other major resorts.
The island also has some scenic beaches ideal for swimming, diving, and surfing. The beaches have attracted numerous resort accommodations, shopping centers, golf course, prosperous nightclubs and historical museums.
4) Koh Phi Phi
This island is an ideal choice if you`re traveling alone or with a single friend. Having starred in the “The Beach,” a movie filmed at Maya Beach, the island has experienced a steady stream of both local and foreign visitors.
Although the island was devastated back in 2004 by a strong tsunami, rendering the infrastructure worthless and inaccessible, swift redevelopment has made it possible for tourists to experience the luxurious beach once more.
5) Koh Chang
Koh Chang provides a quick way to evade the busy mainland. A five-hour drive from the city will bring you to a mountainous island that is full of life. From the vast beaches, thriving coral reefs, rainforests, and waterfalls.
One of the prominent beaches in the Koh Chang Island is the Lonely Beach. The Lonely Beach is the premier party beach in an island beleaguered with an array of lively bars, resorts, and hotels. Moreover, the small town set-up in the island will present you a chance to interact with the friendly locals who are willing to show you around.