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Top Islands and Beaches You Should Visit in Thailand
Synonymous to tropical beaches and pockets of paradise, Thailand entices with idyllic clear, blue waters and white powdery sands fringed with palm trees bringing honeymooners and vacationers to its shores. The country is made of hundreds upon hundreds of islands (locally called kos or kohs) within the Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea.
With so many to choose - from popular holiday getaways to lesser-known vacation spots - we round up some of the best islands Thailand has to offer handpicked by VELTRA's Thai expert to help you plan your next island-hopping trip. These islands are easily reachable from top destinations like Phuket and Samui. Get your swimming and snorkeling gear ready!

1. Similan Islands - Open only for half a year, the Similan Islands stun with their white sand beaches especially those at Princess Bay and Donald Duck Bay.
2. Phi Phi Islands - Home to the famous Maya Bay, the Phi Phi Islands are easily the most frequently-visited island group. Visit nearby Bamboo Island.
3. James Bond Island - Located in Ao Phang Nga National Park (Phang Nga Bay), Ko Tapu got its nickname from the Bond movie, The Man with the Golden Gun.
4. Ang Thong National Marine Park - Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park is a protected wetland area within the Gulf of Thailand covering over 40 islands.
5. Koh Nang Yuan and Koh Tao - Two picturesque islands, Koh Nang Yuan and Koh Tao are linked together by a sand strip that you can walk on during low-tide.
6. Maithon Island - Enjoy the private island experience on Maithon (Maiton) Island also known as Honeymoon Island, once off-limits to the public.
7. Khai Nok and Khai Nui Islands - The remote Khai islands are small but also magnificent. No need for goggles to see its waters teeming with marine life.
8. Ko Hae - Koh Hae (Ko He) is a coral island south of Phuket with two popular beaches, Long Beach and Banana Beach, both belonging to a marine reserve.
9. Ko Racha Yai - One part of the twin Racha islands with Racha Noi, Racha Yai boasts one of the bluest waters near Phuket, perfect for cruising, snorkeling and diving.
10. Ko Larn - The hilly Ko Larn (Ko Lan) island is a coral island located near Pattaya and home to eight beaches.
18Activities

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  1. Spend a day in the marine paradise of Similan Islands with a convenient speedboat day tour from Phuket. Set out for 2 snorkeling spots and spend some leisure time on white sand beaches at Princess Bay and Donald Duck Bay.
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    USD129.78

    Daily
    8 - 9 hour(s) (morning)
  2. Experience nature at its finest with a visit to the beautiful Similan Islands by speedboat. On this guided full-day tour, snorkel, swim, sunbathe and enjoy a traditional Thai buffet lunch.
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    USD106.49

    Daily
    10 - 11 hour(s) (morning)
  3. Beat the crowds and enjoy the beautiful sunrise and serene ambiance of the Andaman Sea on this early morning tour of Phi Phi. Visit the spectacular Maya Bay, Loh Samah Bay, Pileh Lagoon and Bamboo Island.
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    USD129.78

    Daily
    9.5 hour(s) (morning, night)
  4. Soak up the sun and explore Phi Phi Islands for a whole day. Save precious time as you ride on a speedboat to the islands' shore where you can swim, relax, dive or snorkel. Stop at Pi Leh Cove, Viking Cave and the island paradise of Khai Nai.
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    USD106.09

    Daily
    10 hour(s) (morning)
  5. Embark on an adventure to Phang Nga Bay and discover the wonders of this world-renowned destination. Explore the clear waters of Hong Island by canoe, enjoy lunch at the fishing village in Panyi Island and see the famous James Bond Island!
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    USD104.82

    Daily
    10 hour(s) (morning)
  6. Sail Phang Nga Bay aboard the June Bahtra. Visit the bay's storied attractions including James Bond Island (Khao Phing Kan) and the floating Panyee Village (Ko Panyi). Enjoy a Thai buffet on board!
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    From USD116.80

    Group Discount
    Daily
    10 - 11 hour(s) (morning)
  7. Sail to Ko Mae Ko, one of the islands comprising the Ang Thong National Marine Park, by local boat on this full-day tour from Koh Samui. Then, see the Thale Nai and enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch!
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    From USD78.20

    Daily
    9 - 9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  8. Visit Koh Mae and Koh Wau Talap in the Angthong National Marine Park. Swim in the turquoise waters, relax on white-sand beaches or trek for incredible views of the seascape and emerald lake!
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    USD61.16

    Daily
    9 hour(s) (morning)
  9. Hop on a speedboat and head to the beautiful islands of Koh Nang Yuan and Koh Tao. Relax on the beach, discover diverse marine life while swimming in clear waters or enjoy a short hike!
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    USD87.78

    Daily
    8 - 9 hour(s) (morning)
  10. Enjoy a snorkeling adventure in the tropical waters of Koh Tao in Thailand. Swim among the many kinds of beautiful marine life and the vibrant coral reef. This is the ultimate sea experience especially for beginners.
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    USD113.14

    Sun, Tue, Thu, Sat
    8 - 9 hour(s) (morning)
  11. Experience an exciting full-day tour to Maithon Island from Phuket by catamaran. Go snorkeling in the clear waters, relax on the beautiful beaches and savor a gourmet lunch at Baba Pool Club.
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    USD149.74

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    7.5 hour(s) (morning)
  12. Sail along the pristine waters from Phuket by catamaran as you head to Maithon Island. Go snorkeling, see the vibrant marine life and be treated to an amazing Thai buffet lunch with seafood BBQ!
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    USD139.76

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning)
  13. Visit two paradise islands just off the coast of Phuket for some fun under the sun. Head to Khai Nok and Khai Nui islands and relax on their sandy beaches or go snorkeling in the crystal clear waters.
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    USD73.21

    Daily
    10 - 10.5 hour(s) (morning)
  14. Coral and Racha Island Full Day Tour from Phuket Phuket
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    Visit two islands known for their pristine waters and beautiful beaches. Head to Racha Island for an exciting snorkeling adventure. Then, visit Coral Island for some leisure time at the beach.
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    USD93.17

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    8 - 9 hour(s) (morning)
  15. Cruise Phuket in style aboard a deluxe catamaran! Sail to the islands of Coral and Racha Yai on the HYPE luxury boat. Enjoy clubbing at sea with live DJ entertainment and a tasty finger food buffet.
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    USD109.81

    Daily
    7 - 8.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  16. Take a boat ride for a fun-filled day under the sun at the beautiful Racha Yai Island. Enjoy various water activities such as kayaking and snorkeling and have a tasty breakfast and lunch on board.
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    USD92.84

    Daily
    11 hour(s) (morning)
  17. Spend a day on the idyllic Coral Island (Koh Lan) off the coast of Pattaya. Immerse yourself in its environment of immaculate beaches and clear blue water. Try snorkeling or just relax on the beach.
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    From USD28.82

    Daily
    9 - 10 hour(s) (morning)
  18. Koh Larn Island Tour from Pattaya by Speedboat with Lunch Pattaya
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    Take a speedboat ride to Koh Larn Island from Pattaya for an amazing beach getaway! Take a dip in the pristine waters or relax at the beach. Enjoy a day of leisure in this sought-after destination.
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    USD28.29

    Daily
    7 - 8 hour(s) (morning)