5 Best Islands for Escapes in Thailand - Diving & Party

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Mar 6, 2020

Diving & Party on Thailand islands! As a coastal nation, the beautiful scenery of the island attracts even more people to come for a visit. The famous islands such as Phuket, Koh Samui, Krabi and etc. are the preferred destinations for everyone who wants to go to Thailand for a vacation.

Contents

Beautiful Beach and Beautiful Waters —— Koh Samet
Diving Site —— Similan Islands
Diver Training Base —— Koh Tao
Full Moon Party —— Koh Phangan
Pearl of the Andaman Sea —— Koh Lipe

Beautiful Beach and Beautiful Waters —— Koh Samet

Located in the southeast of Bangkok, Koh Samet is the third largest island in Thailand and the closest island to Bangkok.The Koh Samet National Park was established in 1981.The island of Koh Samet is long and narrow, and parts of the island are connected by a small mountain range. The island is full of lush jungle and green coconut trees, which are interwoven into a beautiful picture.Numerous hills and coconut gardens are spread across the island. There are 15 bays, white sandy beaches and strange-looking rocks. A wide variety of water sports such as diving and water skiing etc. can also be carried out.The weather in Koh Samet is suitable for all seasons. Water sports such as windsurfing, snorkeling and water skiing can be enjoyed throughout the entire year. It also has the quiet leisure that Pattaya does not possess.Koh Samet does not only possess beautiful tropical scenery and first-class sea spots for swimming, it also has unique and inexpensive tropical fruits and seafood.

5 Best Islands for Escapes in Thailand - Diving & Party

Diving Site —— Similan Islands

As one of the world's top ten dive sites, the Similan Islands are only opened from November to April for each year.The period from December to May is the season where leopard sharks appear.If you have a diving certificate, a few days of diving from the boat is undoubtedly the best way to have fun and enjoy yourself.Including diving in the morning and at night. a continuous series of dives can be conducted over quite a few days. There is a huge possibility that diving enthusiasts can get addicted to the high level of transparency in the sea water and the rich underwater scenery, especially the beautiful coral reefs and mysterious caves which have fulfilled many divers' dreams of adventure.With the sea breeze waking you up, and listening to the sound of the waves as you fall asleep - just thinking about it causes your heart to beat with excitement.

5 Best Islands for Escapes in Thailand - Diving & Party

Diver Training Base —— Koh Tao

Koh Tao is located in the Gulf of Thailand, on the southern coast of Thailand and on the northern side of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan.It has excellent water visibility, lush corals and rich marine life, thereby providing an excellent diving environment, and carving a name for itself as a famous diving and snorkeling destination in Thailand.It is also a world-renowned diver training base. This small island is only for backpackers and divers. There are very few Asians on the island, as there is only diving and a Western hippie lifestyle here.Although there is no noisy business district here, there is no shortage of food, restaurants and bars on Koh Tao.After comparing the prices of obtaining OW (Open Water Junior Diver) or AOW (Open Water Advanced Diver, AOW's water depth limit is 30m and night diving is permitted) from different locations, you will find that the price of obtaining the licenses over here is similar to the price of a cabbage.Very often, other regions require a price of more than US $400 You can easily obtain it here for over US $200.

5 Best Islands for Escapes in Thailand - Diving & Party

Full Moon Party —— Koh Phangan

A ferry ride from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan takes about 30 minutes. There are a variety of facilities on the island, such as hotels, restaurants, banks etc. Koh Phangan is a first-choice location for many tourists to have fun in.

As one of the world's top three “wild parties”, whenever the full moon period arrives, backpackers and electronic music fans from all over the world will come to the carnival in groups, gathering tourists from many different corners around the world in Koh Phangan.During the event, you will see shops on both sides of the street setting up barrels of beer in front of their doors to attract tourists. The beach will also be filled with the silhouettes of partygoers reveling without any worries.While listening to the awesome music, partygoers can chug down large buckets of vodka. Going crazy with the different varieties of alcoholic drinks and roaring electronic music, the partygoers seem to be vowing that while they are still young, they must get high and be addicted to fun! Such a free, wild and boisterous atmosphere lasts the entire night.

Tips for Thailand travelers 2020: The full-moon party has been cancelled until further notice to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in March 2020.

5 Best Islands for Escapes in Thailand - Diving & Party

Pearl of the Andaman Sea —— Koh Lipe

Koh Lipe looks like a pearl in the Andaman Sea, hidden in the southernmost tip of Thailand.As an outlying island surrounded by the sea, Koh Lipe has warm waters, large coral reefs and abundant marine life, thus providing travelers with excellent diving and snorkeling opportunities.The marine ecology here is extremely well-protected. There are many kinds of underwater fishes and corals forming a superb collection that is a beautiful feast for the eyes to behold when one goes underwater.

5 Best Islands for Escapes in Thailand - Diving & Party

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