Thailand has more than its fair share of islands, and for the first time visitor, picking the right Thai island can be a pretty daunting undertaking. If you’re looking for a private piece of paradise away from Thailand’s tourist masses, follow our lead to some of more serene escapes. You can book flights to Thailand here.
Few islands offer such an abundance of sandy beaches and clear waters as Phuket. Some of the world’s finest beaches that still boast remote stretches of sand are located in the north.
Koh Adang, part of Ko Tarutao Marine National Park, has beautiful beaches, inland waterfalls and hiking trails.
Koh Lao Liang
You can arrange a boat tour in Koh Lao Liang, where colorful reefs teem with clownfish and swaying anemones.
Koh Lipe conjures castaway fantasies with a thick jungle interior and perfect cove beaches lapped by crystal water.
Nai Harn Beach
Nai Harn Beach, on the southern end of Phuket, is a favorite destination for locals.
Koh Chang’s beaches include the national park’s rocky bays and white sandy beaches on the island’s west coast.
Southern Coast, Koh Chang
For the region’s best snorkeling and diving, take a long-tail boat to the tiny islands off Koh Chang’s southern coast.
The isolated beaches at Koh Kood are dotted with luxury accommodations near waterfalls and lush hiking trails.
Perched outside a thatched bungalow at Railay Beach with a frosty Singha beer, you’ll feel aeons away from the real world.