6 Best Islands In Thailand For Your Next Vacation

Thailand is one of the tourist hotspots in Asia. This country has a lot of beautiful islands. Island-hopping is a famous activity in Thailand. They offer great opportunities for action-packed activities and sightseeing during your vacation. Angthong Marine National Park is a spectacular archipelago that comprises 42 stunning islands. It’s one hour by speedboat northwest of Koh Samui. Two of those islands are our Top 6 list below. 

Koh Phangan and Koh Tao are two huge islands. They’re located 12 km and 60 km north of Koh Samui. These islands offer an exciting getaway for the day, or for longer stays. In this guide, we’ll cover some of the 6 best islands in Thailand perfect for your next vacation.

Koh Mae Koh

Koh Mae Koh means Mother Island in Thai. It’s located one kilometer north of Koh Wua Talap island. It’s the second most visited island in Angthong Marine National Park. It’s famous for its two stunning viewpoints. 

Most of the beautiful photos you see of the Angthong Marine National Park are from these islands and an emerald lagoon named Talay Nai in Thai. This beautiful green ‘small sea’ contains sea water surrounded by limestone cliffs. It has underground tunnels. The island also has a cool beach bar and kayaks available for rent.

Koh Wua Talap

Angthong Marine National Park headquarters’ location is on Koh Wua Talap. It means “Sleeping Cow Island” in Thai. It’s the second largest island in Angthong Marine National Park. The island has bungalows, restaurants and a sea kayak rental desk. 

It is on the circuit of the day trips in Angthong Marine National Park. Koh Wua Talap island has a lovely, clean beach. It also has stunning coconut trees, lush vegetation and a nature trail to Hua Boke cave.

Koh Tao

Koh Tao means Turtle Island in Thai. It’s one of the greatest scuba diving destinations in southern Thailand. The crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Thailand surrounds Koh Tao white-sand beaches.

Koh Tao is around 60 km to the north of Koh Samui. It became popular in 1980. It has a lot of hotels, budget guesthouses, beach bungalows & five-star luxury resorts.

Koh Taen

Enjoy snorkeling and fishing day trips at Koh Taen. This small island of 7.5 km² is five kilometers from Samui’s south coast. The Koh Taen Conservation Society has built helpful blue signs in Koh Taen. This helped in identifying plants and buildings of historical interest. Most of the day trips to Koh Taen also include a neighboring island called Koh Mudsum. Koh Mudsum is also an interesting island to visit or stay at. 

Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan is Thailand’s fifth largest island. Ferries from Samui are leaving here throughout the morning and early afternoon. It features a lush tropical jungle environment. It also has long white-sand beaches and over 20 nearby dive sites. It also features a good choice of accommodation options for all budget types, Koh Phangan is famous due to its several Black Moon, Half Moon and Full Moon parties held on the beach of Haad Rin.

Koh Samui

Koh Samui is the best island in Thailand for first-timers and families. It’s also best for honeymooners and yoga retreat lovers. It has some of the best luxury beach resorts in the world. It also has several excellent beach hotels and first-class spas.

Koh Samui is ideal for those who want the fun of a luxury holiday in Thailand. Honeymooners can choose their pick of super-luxe hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants and beach clubs. Parents can go for resorts with childcare, private infinity pools and Western food. Koh Samui is also one of the best yoga and spa destinations in the world. It’s famous for spa and wellness retreats.

Samujana Villas has been recognized as a 2020 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award-winner for Vacation Rentals in Koh Samui, Thailand. Based on a full year of TripAdvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, award winners are known for consistently receiving great traveler feedback, placing them in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the globe. 

To know more about Samujana Villas in Koh Samui Thailand, email us at reservations@samujana.com or call +66 (0) 77 423 465. 

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