Thai islands are famous all around the world because of numerous hidden, protected beaches which will bring you peace and relaxation.
You can still find places that are remote and desolate, with beautiful sand and tropical greenery. Views of crystal clear sea and tall cliffy islands will certainly make you want to come again.
Phuket is the largest island in Thailand with a land area of approximately 540 square kilometers.
While there, you should visit Kata Noi beach, a small bay just a short drive from Kata beach. It’s a small beach but the scenery is breathtaking, take some time to relax, walk along the beautiful sands or maybe go for a swim.
Situated in the south of the island is Nai Harn Beach, it is a popular beach with thousands of visitors every year but it is still relatively untouched and maintains a lot of its originality. You will also find various restaurants selling popular Thai cuisine as well as various souvenir shops selling local novelty items as well as beachwear and floats.
If you have more time on your hand, you should definitely visit the huge white Buddha. One of the most famous landmarks in all of Phuket, sitting at the top of the Nakkerd Hills and standing at forty-five meters tall it is very difficult to miss.
From the top of the hill, you are able to get a panoramic view of the island.
Ko Phi Phi
Even though a lot of people think that this is one island and in many guides, it is described so, it is actually an archipelago, with Koh Phi Phi Don as the main island.
The archipelago is located southeast of Phuket, between it and Strait of Malacca. Islands are protected as a national park and like the rest of this part of Thailand, it wasn’t a top tourist destination before 2000.
For visitors with only one day to spend in Koh Phi Phi, snorkeling in Hat Yao should be the top choice of activity.
An exciting destination for a day trip, the water is crystal clear and the temperatures warm, maximizing the chance of seeing an array of colorful and exotic marine creatures. Black-tipped sharks and clownfish are often spotted in this idyllic area.
Sail to The Viking Caves. Towering at the northeastern end of the island, images of longboats have been intricately inscribed along the inside walls of the caves, and many parts are covered in colored chalk.
The legend goes that these drawings are the work of pirates and are more than one thousand years old. Watch out for the enthralling sight of many swiftlets roosting in the caves.
Ko Yao Yai
After Ko Phi Phi you can sail north and visit Ko Yao archipelago, east of Phuket. The main island there is Ko Yao Yai. This island is a little less famous than Phuket or other big centers, but that’s actually better.
For a remote island like Yao Yai, it’s not surprising to have some really incredible untouched beaches here!
If you’re looking for a truly secluded beach with white sands and crystal waters visit the Glow Elixir Beach / Ao Muang Beach.
Ko Lanta Yai
After Ko Yao Yai, take your sailboat and sail close to the coast, enjoy the beauties of the Thai coastline. Sail southeast and soon enough you’ll see Ko Lanta island. It’s located between the Phi Phi islands and the mainland.
The whole island is part of the Ko Lanta District, which is also a National Park. The island itself is a hidden paradise with a lot of places to visit and be perfectly alone or with your significant other.
After you visit these places you can come back to Phuket via Phi Phi or some other islands. Or you can continue the journey.
Thai islands are full of beautiful sand and tropical places, and when you visit these islands once, you will fall in love with them and want to visit them again.
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