Most scenic islands in Thailand

Koh Tao Jelle Oostrom/Flickr

Koh Tao ©Jelle Oostrom/Flickr

Thailand, a premier tourist destination of Asia, is very attractive for many types of tourists. Whether you are looking for historic attractions, buzzing cities, fascinating natural landscapes, astonishing wildlife or sunny beaches, Thailand will surely has something to offer. In my previous guides I have already presented you numerous aspects relating to this fantastic country and its visitor attractions. Below I will present you the most scenic islands in Thailand, including Koh Phi Phi, Koh Tao, Koh Chang, Phuket and Koh Tarutao. These are considered some of the most beautiful islands belonging to Thailand. I recommend you to visit as many as you can.

Koh Phi Phi

The small archipelago of Koh Phi Phi is considered to include some of the most scenic islands of Thailand. With gorgeous limestone cliffs and astonishing beaches, the islands are extremely attractive among tourists. The largest island is Koh Phi Phi Don. It is also the only with permanent inhabitants. The islands offer stunning landscapes. Therefore, it is not surprising that they are always crowded during peak season.

Koh Tao

The “Turtle Island” of Thailand, Koh Tao is another scenic island. It is an ideal island for sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, diving and hiking at the same time. About 7,000 divers get certified on this island each year, making Koh Tao one of the world’s most popular destinations to learn to dive. Koh Tao is becoming more and more popular among tourists.

Koh Tao Jelle Oostrom/Flickr

Koh Tao ©Jelle Oostrom/Flickr

Koh Chang

The third largest island of Thailand, Koh Chang is also an extremely popular tourist destination. It makes part of the marine park with the same name. The mountainous island is very attractive among visitors. Besides the mountains, the island presents beautiful beaches, waterfalls and rainforests. It is also famous for its colorful coral reefs in the surrounding waters.

Ko Chang beach Travelling Runes/Flickr

Ko Chang beach ©Travelling Runes/Flickr


The largest and one of most attractive islands of Thailand is Phuket. Phuket is surrounded by gorgeous limestone cliffs and the beaches are brilliant. Among the most popular activities offered by the island are swimming, snorkeling, jet-skiing, scuba diving, deep sea fishing and so on. The landscapes of the island are incomparable. If you are looking for an unforgettable experience, you can not miss to visit Phuket!

Phuket edwin.11/Flickr

Phuket ©edwin.11/Flickr

Koh Tarutao

Last, but not least attractive is the archipelago of Koh Tarutao. The 51 composing islands make part of a national marine park. The islands are some of the most scenic in the country. With rugged mountain and jungle scenery, Koh Tarutao is a must for nature-lovers. Most of them are also surrounded by gorgeous limestone cliffs for which this part of Thailand is famous.


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