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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.
6Activities

    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. 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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    Meal Provided

    USD128.30

    Daily
    10 - 11.5 hour(s) (morning, night)
  2. 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.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD111.85

    Sun, Tue, Thu, Sat
    8 - 9 hour(s) (morning)
  3. 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.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD148.04

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    7.5 hour(s) (morning)
  4. 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!
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD138.17

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning)
  5. 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.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD91.79

    Daily
    11 - 11.5 hour(s) (morning)
  6. 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.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD28.49

    Daily
    9 - 10 hour(s) (morning)