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Thailand's islands

Visit Thailand's islands

Introduction

To the south of Bangkok lie the beautiful beaches and islands of Southern Thailand. With the Andaman Sea to the west and the Gulf of Thailand to the east, you can be assured a paradise stretch of coastline is never far away.

Thailand's outstanding natural beauty is hard to match: miles of white sand beaches, warm clear waters and teeming coral reefs and a unique cultural heritage reflected in grand temples, palaces, Buddhist monasteries and vibrant festivals.

The stunning western Andaman Sea coast is celebrated for the popular beachside resorts of Phuket, Krabi, Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta, while on the eastern coast the islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan are fringed by the warm, shallow waters of the Gulf of Thailand.

Top itineraries in Thailand's islands

Bangkok, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan

16-day tailor-made journey from £1,970 pp incl. flights

The Gulf of Thailand offers fine beaches, superb snorkelling and world-class diving in clear, warm seas. You'll explore two of its most popular islands – Koh Phangan and Koh Samui – on this tailor-made trip, which also includes a city stay in Bangkok.

Thailand discovery: Chiang Mai, Bangkok & Krabi

17-day itinerary from £2,010 pp incl. flights

If ever there was proof that long-haul travel doesn't have to cost the earth, Thailand is it. It's classic combination of history, culture, city and beach, alongside quality, affordable accommodation, is showcased in this tailor-made tour.

Hidden treasures of Thailand

13-day tailor-made journey from £1,980 pp incl. flights

A crowd-pleasing concoction of culture, city and beach, has made Thailand one of the most popular destinations for travellers the world over. Wonderful food, almost guaranteed sunshine and a wealth of accommodation options to suit almost every budget has ensured Thailand's appeal.

Bangkok, the River Kwai & Elephant Hills

13-day tailor-made journey from £2,600 pp incl. flights

Offering a flavour of three very different regions of Thailand, this tailor-made tour explores the vibrant capital Bangkok, before a cruise on the River Kwai and the wildlife, rainforests and beaches of the tropical south.

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Top places to stay in Thailand's islands

Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa

Contemporary resort

Just a 20-minute speedboat ride from Phuket, the Santhiya Koh Yao Yai is a brand new five-star resort and spa surrounded by 38 acres of tropical forest, untouched white-sand beaches and the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea.

Trisara, Phuket

Accommodation

Situated on the north west coast of Phuket, Trisara offers stunning accommodation with panoramic sea views and infinity pools, complemented by a white sand private bay and plenty of activities. A resort perfect for both couples and families.

Absolute Sanctuary. Koh Samui, Thailand

Accommodation

Absolute Sanctuary is a premier boutique spa resort on tropical Koh Samui, offering a comprehensive range of holistic detox, yoga, exercise and nutritional programmes in a stunning hilltop location.

Kamalaya Koh Samui, Thailand

Accommodation

One of WEXAS spa collection’s favourite holistic resorts, Kamalaya Koh Samui offers immersive detox, fitness and relaxation programmes in a serene hilltop setting with ocean and forest views.

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Where to go in Thailand's islands

Koh Phangan

Largely undeveloped Koh Phangan is famed for its bohemian atmosphere and youthful outlook. Powdery beaches, calm bays, accessible corals, excellent dive sites and a forested interior make it perfect for nature lovers.

Koh Samui

Koh Samui is a tropical island paradise in the Gulf of Thailand; it's quickly making the transition from backpackers' retreat to sophisticated beach resort with the arrival of major hotel and spa projects.

Khao Lak

The small seaside resort of Khao Lak is a popular departure point for live-aboard scuba diving trips out to the Similan Islands, part of a marine park that contains some of the world's most famous dive sites.

Khao Sok National Park

The chance to see wild elephants, tigers, deer, gibbons, cloud leopards and other wildlife in their native habitat is a great reason to visit the vast Khao Sok National Park, where limestone peaks rise up to 900 metres and numerous streams and waterfalls sparkle among the greenery.

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