ISLANDS in THAILAND

Multicolored, authentic, aesthetic, loved by many..

...and justly so!

 

 4+ months around Thailand's Koh Tao, Koh Phangan, Koh Samui, Phang-Nga bay, Krabi islands, Phi Phi islands,

Koh Lanta, Trang islands (Koh Kradan, Koh Ngai, Koh Mook), Koh Libong, Koh Sukorn & the Adang-Koh Lipe Archipelago <

We've had the fortune to enjoy many islands around the globe. There are indeed many gems. And the islands in Thailand is one of them!

Our passion for travelling throughout Southeast Asia have led us to Thailand many times, and the more we go there the more we're hooked. The first time we island-hopped around Thailand we hadn't seen much of great Asia, and we were thrilled. The second time, we must admit that our interpretation developed to be too snobbish, too arrogant: Why go there, when you can go elsewhere along less trodden paths? Why bother seeing something you have to share with so many other tourists... Well, here's why: Try it the other way around and visit 10 exotic island groups around the world. Afterwards then go to the Thai Islands to relax, enjoy the beach life, dive, engage with the locals, and eat well. Just do what you usually do when "islanding around". You will most likely be very surprised how alluring and enjoyable these beautiful islands really are.

 

There's the Maldives, the Seychelles, the Pacific islands. All unique, all very beautiful in their own way, and all epitomized as paradise on Earth. We've been to these places, and many others, and we've visited Thailand afterwards. And here's the secret: Thailand is all as unique and beautiful. The Thai islands south of Phuket towards Malaysia, and the islands in the South Chinese Sea all have a deep soul, they are authentic, and they possess an appeal that's very hard to beat. Every time we visit these islands we're completely checkmated: Friendly, funny and open locals; oceans, bays, karst isles, and beaches in wild shapes and colors; superior and affordable sea food, fresh fruits, and some of the best cuisine; Thai massages, hammocks, slow moving time; and still islands to be found that are less developed. The Thai Islands invites for the perfect vacation. And they've provided us with this feeling many times, again and again...

If you are also keen on island hopping in the SEA region see also our island pages on the islands of VietnamMalaysia, Palawan, Visayas, Mindanao, Sulawesi, and Bali & Lombok.

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© Anders M. Pedersen & Jakob M. Pedersen

All photos have been taken by Anders & Jakob.

    Sunset football on the sand bank

    Koh Kradan is a small island along the Andaman coast, which has a extreme ebb tide, where corals and large sandbanks rise from the water at low tide. The local villagers used the sand flats for evening football tournaments and we were invited to join in