Thailand's Top 8 Islands

What are the top 8 islands that everyone loves to visit in Thailand? Ko (เกาะ) is the Thai word for "Island". This is where the beaches are. This is where most of the parties are. And this is where you can get a sunburn or suntan. Read more for a quick tour.

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Ko Chang (Elephant Island)

Ko Chang (Elephant Island) is my personal favorite. About 4 hours drive from Bangkok and around an hour by ferry. Easy to get to by mini-bus and a chill vibe with many "mushroom" bars where you can get a yummy high on. 

Ko Phi Phi

Pronounced Pee Pee - is a chain of 6 islands. The main island is Ko Phi Phi Don. A smaller island in the chain Ko Phi Phi Le, is where "The Beach" was filmed. Activities are sitting on the beach, scuba diving and beachcombing.


(Pronounced Puket), is one of the largest islands in Thailand and has the most diverse amount of towns, hotels, entertainemnt, cities and populated centers. It's one of the most popular islands in Thailand.

Ko Lanta

If you really want to relax, then Ko Lanta is where it is. It's near to Krabi, and very popular with older visitors who want somewhere to relax away from all the parties.

Ko Lipe

Ko Lipe is really (really) far south, near to the Malaysian border. It is known for diving, snorkeling, beautiful white sand beaches, and a relaxed atmosphere. It has been referred to as "The Maldives of Thailand".

Koh Samui

Koh Samui is only second in popularity behind Phuket in terms of visits and as a quick stopover to the Full Moon party island of Ko Pha-ngan. Lamai and Chaweng beaches are the most popular with Bo-Put being more sedate.

Ko Pha-ngan

Ko Pha-ngan is the supreme party island in Thailand. Home to the full moon party once a month. It does have some quiet places and is a popular place to relax though

Ko Tao

Ko Tao (turtle island) is indeed the scuba diving island of Thailand. It has many places for scuba diving.

Thailand has hundreds of islands, but around 15 islands tend to be the most popular. Want help with your island hopping itinerary? Contact us for a video session to help you plan an amazing time in Thailand!

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