Fancy island life a little different to the norm? If you’re prepared to leave the beaten track, we’ve discovered some right gems for you! …
Koh Lanta : The largest of the four, and becoming increasingly popular, Koh Lanta is easily accessible from Krabi, and a great alternative to the more touristy islands of Phuket and Koh Phi Phi. The island has 9 white sandy beaches along it’s west coast, and although it’s not a huge party island like nearby Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta certainly has a lot to offer as proven by the increasing number of backpackers.
Koh Muk : If you’re not content with whiling your days away relaxing in the sun, then Koh Muk has more of an active vibe, which could be perfect for you. Hiking, Kayaking and snorkelling are among loads of activities you can do here. One of the highlights is the Emerald cave, which is an amazing snorkling spot. So, if you’re feeling adventurous don your head torch and do some exploring! It’s stunning!
Koh Lipe : Located 150km from Koh Phi Phi, is the paradise island of Koh Lipe. This very small island has loads to offer and is becoming increasingly popular. So get there while it’s still exclusive! Koh Lipe offers some great diving and snorkelling opportunities, picturesque beaches and a range of accommodation to suit all budgets.
Koh Lao Liang : If you’re in for a serious Castaway experience, then this island will be a treat for you. With only one resort which accommodates 60 people, you really will be getting away from it all. You stay in tents directly on the beach, under the shade of a nearby forest. The local Thai food is absolutely to die for and the island is known for its incredible rock climbing. This isn’t an island for those seeking a luxury beach resort, this is about roughing it in paradise, so if you’re keen, grab yourself a “Wilson” and head on over! The island is only open for visitors between November & May.
Can’t choose which island to visit? Why not head over from nearby Krabi and hop between the four? These are guaranteed to be amongst the beach beaches you’ll ever see!
Krabi is easily accessible from Koh Phangan, the last stop on our 10 day Ultimate Tour of Thailand, and the perfect place to continue your travels with your new friends!