Island Vacationing 2020: 7 of Thailand’s Beautiful Islands

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Feb 17, 2020

Vacationing is better on an island - Select from 7 of Thailand’s beautiful islands

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Phuket: Most Popular Resort Island in Thailand
Koh Samui: Beautiful Isle for A Diving Vacation
Similan Islands: Top Diving Site in Thailand
Krabi: Globally Renowned Site for Rock Climbing
Koh Phi Phi Don: Overlooking Ao Ton Sai From an Observation Deck
Koh Tao: The World’s Diving Factory
Racha Island: Diving in A Quiet and Secluded Environment for The New RichLocated

Phuket: Most Popular Resort Island in Thailand

Phuket is an island the Chinese are most familiar with in Thailand. It is located along the Andaman Sea in southwestern Thailand. There are more than a dozen beaches on the island andmore than 30 outlying islands in the surrounding area. You can swim, dive and eat seafood here. You can also get to try out almost any sea-related activities.Fun, food and accommodation are mainly centered on various beaches. Patong Beach is extraordinarily lively, Kata Beachhas splendid scenery and Karon Beach is the biggest among the 3 beaches.The nightlife at Phuket is rich and colorful. You get to see exciting ladyboy shows, and singing and dancing performances along the pedestrian street of Patong Beach.The trip would typically take 5 days, ifyou want to have fun in Phuket. You can spend the first 2 days living on the island. You can visit the major beaches during the morning and watch ladyboy shows at night. For the next 3 days, you can take a trip to other such islands as Phi Phi Islands, Similan Islands and Krabi to eat, drink and have fun.

Island Vacationing 2020: 7 of Thailand’s Beautiful Islands

Koh Samui: Beautiful Isle for A Diving Vacation

Koh Samui is the third biggest island in Thailand. It is located on the Gulf of Thailand and is internationally known for its holiday resorts. It is more tranquil and pristine as compared to popular Phuket.The island is not big, and there aren’t many places of interest here. There aretwo major beaches - Chaweng Beach and Lamai Beach. However, many luxury hotels have sprung up, and it is a good place for a vacation.It is usually possible to arrange for a 4-day trip to have fun at Koh Samui, mainly to enjoy the outlying islands. There are 4 important outlying islands. Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan are diving sites, Koh Pha-ngan is renowned for its full-moon party which thousands of people attend, and the Ang Thong Islands is a place where you can dive and tour the lagoon.

Island Vacationing 2020: 7 of Thailand’s Beautiful Islands

Similan Islands: Top Diving Site in Thailand

Similan Islands is formed by 9 islands. It is the best diving site in Thailand and is located 90km away from Phuket. The place is only open to tourists from November every year to April the following year and you must join a group to visit. You will have to take off your shoes when you reach the island as well. The island's charm is in its pure and pristine surroundings.The simplest way to experience Similan Islands is to take part in a tour for 1 to 3 days of snorkeling. During the multi-day tour, you will stay at the island in simple conditions. You will be living in either a wooden house or tent, and bats and lizards will be your neighbors. Please be forewarned, especially those who are particular about cleanliness. Similan Islands is, after all, a well-known site for diving. The best way to have fun is to stay on the ship and go deep diving. You will eat and sleep on the ship. You get to choose the number of days you want to stay onboard, from 1 to 5 days, and go deep diving 3 to 4 times every day. As the price is slightly higher, it is recommended that you obtain AOW certification first before going.

Island Vacationing 2020: 7 of Thailand’s Beautiful Islands

Krabi: Globally Renowned Site for Rock Climbing

Krabi is located across the sea from Phuket. It is well-known for its fantastic beaches and its beauty as an island. Its coastline gives the feeling of an untraversed tropical island, where palm trees on its beaches sway in the wind, and where there are natural caves and strange rock formations. It is globally famous as a rock climbing and diving location.As compared to Phuket, Krabi is much more tranquil. The cost is cheaper as well. There are many outlying islands which are suitable for diving. Railay Beach here is a globally renowned site for rock climbing, and the lively Ao Nang beach is an exciting place to stay in. There are great diving sites such as Koh Lanta and Koh Rok in its surroundings.

Island Vacationing 2020: 7 of Thailand’s Beautiful Islands

Koh Phi Phi Don: Overlooking Ao Ton Sai From an Observation Deck

Phi Phi Islands is one of the most famous outlying islands around Phuket. It is made up of 2 islands - Koh Phi Phi Don and Koh Phi Phi Le. Among the two of them, Koh Phi Phi Don has beautiful scenery and is stable in development, complete with hotels and restaurants.Koh Phi Phi Le is only suitable for snorkeling, and there are no hotels on the island.There is a vantage point at Koh Phi Phi Don, located in the center of Koh Phi Phi Don. You can overlook the entire Koh Phi Phi Don and even see the Double C Bay back to back of Ao Ton Sai and Loh Dalum Bay. It is especially beautiful during sunset.Follow the street signs and climb the mountain road next to Ao Ton Sai. A leisurely walk will bring you there in around an hour.

Island Vacationing 2020: 7 of Thailand’s Beautiful Islands

Koh Tao: The World’s Diving Factory

Koh Tao, also known as Turtle Island, is located to the north of Koh Samui. It is rich in coral reefs and marine life, and is the most famous diving site in Thailand. At the same time, it is a good place for obtaining your diving license.Every year, 60% of the world's divers obtain their certification here to dive into the blue underwater world.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. Enjoying life on the island is sitting at a restaurant by the seaside every evening, while drinking fruit juice and watching the sunset.

Island Vacationing 2020: 7 of Thailand’s Beautiful Islands

Racha Island: Diving in A Quiet and Secluded Environment for The New RichLocated

12km south of Phuket, Racha Island is one of the best diving sites near Phuket. Unlike noisy Phuket, the environment here is quiet and secluded, just like a “utopia”. People come to Racha Island to dive. Majority of them take a one-day trip to Phuket, but you can sign up to experience diving at the dive centers on the island. Those who have more time can even obtain their diving license here.Hotels can also be found at Racha Island, but the prices are expensive.

Island Vacationing 2020: 7 of Thailand’s Beautiful Islands

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There are direct flights. It can also be transported by car or ship.
1) It seems that there is no. Krabi Town has a shuttle bus to Surat Thani. The land cannot reach Samui directly. Suratani has a boat to sail to Koh Samui.
I suggest you fly to Xi'an in Nanjing and then fly from Xi'an to Samui Island (Tibet Airlines). The flight is more than one o'clock in the morning at 9:00 am.
ADB has a car + boat coupon service, which is mainly cheap and convenient, but the time is definitely longer than the plane. Sumei is a tourist area with no low-cost airlines.

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