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06 Best Islands in Thailand – Beautiful Oases to Explore

Thailand has no shortage of islands; the country is blessed with islets and islands spread across lakes, shorelines and rivers. Thai islands Koh Samui and Phuket are famous the world over offering a taste of how gorgeous these islands are; listed are other beautiful oases.


Savour the Tranquillity of Koh Phayam

Located close to the border of Burma, Koh Phayam is found off Ranong coast. This island is unique offering a back in time ambience to relish, where you get to enjoy the slow-paced lifestyle Thai's enjoyed in days of yore. Just how old fashioned is Koh Phaya? Well, electricity is often reserved for evenings, WIFI connections are dodgy and not all roads are paved. Sounds rustic, and it is, so make your way to this gem before modernisation takes over.


The Similan Archipelagos Largest – Koh Similan

This is the Similan Island groups biggest and is located on the Andaman Sea. The place is a slice of paradise boasting blinding white sand beaches framed by an azure blue ocean and interior borders fashioned by interesting boulder formations. On Koh Similan, you can enjoy some of the world's best snorkelling and scuba diving adventures. The perfect day escape, this island is ideal to experience if you love long drives and day out adventures before heading back to your resort on Koh Samui, which is after all the perfect island escape.


Koh Samui for the Perfect Beach Holiday

Koh Samui is the country's second largest island, located in the Gulf of Thailand. Famous the world over the stunning island is home to some of the world's best beach resorts; in fact, Koh Samui resorts are loved for their tropical vibes, lush foliage and access to Thailand's best beaches like Chaweng, home to Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort. Koh Samui is home to the iconic Big Buddha statue, some of Thailand's best spas and of course loads of water sports which you can enjoy and savour from the comfort of your Chaweng villa resort.


Koh Khram Yai for Solitude

This island is easy to access from Bangkok and is very close to Pattaya. Koh Khram is often overlooked meaning, tourists visiting the place on a day trip can look forward to almost having the island to themselves. This island does not host any resorts, instead, it's a sea turtle sanctuary and is the perfect venue for swimming in the warm ocean, snorkelling, diving and of course, enjoy a spot of sun lying on the white sand beach.


Koh Samet for Exploring Pretty Coral Reefs

This island is bordered by lush coral reefs harbouring a variety of marine life. That's right, don't forget the diving and snorkelling gear, for not only are the waters teeming with vivid and fascinating marine life, but the water is also exceedingly clear and perfect for snorkelling. But, that's not all, Koh Samet boasts some pretty awesome beaches too, where you can chill and work on that suntan.


Koh Tao for Sunbathing

Koh Tao is great for diving and snorkelling and is considered one of the country's best locations for the sport. And, yes! The beaches offer the perfect spot for catching the sun and returning home with that perfect golden glow!