These beautiful sun-drenched Thai islands are regular hashtags on Twitter
Thailand is blessed with many remarkable islands with their fair share of white sandy beaches, secluded bays, dramatic limestone cliffs and lush jungle. With such bountiful natural beauty, plus a host of fun activities on offer including kayaking, snorkelling and scuba diving, it’s no surprise that the islands regularly appear on Twitter. Here are the 5 most Tweeted islands; take a look and you’ll soon want to add them to your bucket list, if you haven’t already been!
Koh Lipe is a breath-taking island located in the warm azure waters of the South Andaman Sea. Famous for its pristine beaches, this island is a great place to get away from it all and spend plenty of hours soaking up the sunshine and splashing in the sea.
How to get there: Catch a flight from Bangkok (BKK) to Hat Yai (HDY), then catch a taxi to Pak Bara, from where you can board a boat to Koh Lipe.
The Phi Phi Islands are a group of islands located out in the sea between the country’s western Strait of Malacca coast and the popular tourist isle of Phuket. Koh Phi Phi Don and Koh Phi Phi Leh are the two biggest islands and are much loved by tourists, the latter gaining notoriety thanks to its appearance in the film The Beach. There is plenty to do during your time here, including snorkelling, island hopping trips, and canoeing.
How to get there: Catch a flight from Bangkok (BKK) to Phuket (HKT) or Krabi (KBV) and from there simply hop on a ferry to Koh Phi Phi Don.
Koh Chang is one of the biggest islands, lapped by the crystalline waters of the Gulf of Thailand. Its wild, remote beauty is sure to take your breath away and you are sure to love exploring the island and its many picturesque beaches and bays. To experience a way of life that has remained relatively unchanged, be sure to check out the atmospheric villages of Ban Salak Kok and Ban Salak Phet.
How to get there: You can catch one of three daily flights with Bangkok Airways (PG) to Trat Airport (TDX), and then catch the ferry to Koh Chang. Private transfers are the easiest way to do it, as everything is taken care of for you and you are picked up for the trip directly from your hotel.
Koh Samui is one of Thailand’s best known islands and also one of the most popular to visit. Blessed with atmospheric towns, stunning beaches, luxury resorts and a host of outstanding restaurants and spas, there are so many reasons to visit this tropical jewel.
How to get there: The easiest way to reach Samui is by catching a direct flight from Bangkok with Thai Airways (TG) or Bangkok Airways (PG). Alternatively you can fly to Surat Thani (URT) and then board the ferry to the island. Watch our video on Getting to Koh Samui from Bangkok.
You may not have heard of it but Koh Kradan is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular of Thailand’s islands. This tiny isle, located off the coast of Trang, boasts lush green hills, azure waters and an impressive stretch of milk-white sand which offers the perfect place for swimming, sunbathing and snapping some gorgeous tropical selfies.
How to get there: You can catch the Tigerline Ferry, which leaves Phuket at 8am and arrives at the island at approximately 11:30. Alternatively you can hire a longtail from Trang’s Kuan Thung Khu pier.
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