In 2018, Thailand ranked as the 2nd most popular tourist country and a big part is its islands and beaches, along with some amazing night life in cities like Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket.
In this article we have presented a lost of islands and the cities where they are in Thailand. Plus you will also get details on nearest airports, cities etc. Have a look
1. Pattaya & coral island
Pattaya is one of top three popular beach side city in Thailand which is 140 km from Suvarnabhumi Airport, in Bangkok Thailand. At Pattaya you will find hotel accommodation for as low as $20 per night and the main attractions (beaches) here is the Coral Island beach, also know as Koh Larn.
At Koh Larn we suggest to hire a bike and visit beaches like:
- Samae beach
- Tawaen beach
- Tien beach
- Nual beach
- Tong Lang beach
- Tayaiy beach
Out of these three beaches, Tien beach is the most popular one in Coral island. Here you can enjoy relax at many beachside restaurants, and get busy in activities like Jet-Ski, Paragliding, Banana boat, snorkeling etc.
2. Phuket & Phi Phi island
Phuket is the most popular beach city in whole Thailand and now you can get direct flights from all major Asian cities like Delhi, Singapore etc for Phuket Airport. At Phuket, you must visit the James Bond Island and a minimum of 1 day Phi Phi island tour.
At Phuket, you can visit beaches like:
- Patong beach
- Karon beach
- Kata Beach
- Surin Beach
And apart from these there are 30 plus beaches in Phuket, but I will suggest to visit the one above and leave for Phi Phi island, and visit some amazing beaches there like:
- Monkey Beach
- Maya Bay
- Pileh Lagoon, &
- Viking Cave
There are many boat tour available at Phuket Pier that offer a same day return boat tour of Phi Phi islands, or you can plan a 2 days tour here, where on day 1, explore Phi Phi don and on day 2, visit Phi Phi lee.
3. Krabi and 4 islands
Krabi is 140 km east from Puhket and you can reach here with a ferry, flight or road. I suggest road as it will not take more that 2 hours and its the cheapest option. At Karabi, the 4 island tour is the most popular one and the beaches here are a bit less crowded that Phuket. Some popular beaches & islands in Krabi are:
- Phra Nang Cave
- Tup Island
- Chicken Island
- Poda Island
4. Koh Samui
Thailand is still rated as the best deal for backpackers, as you get cheap transportation, cheap accommodation and the world famous Thai food, amazing and ain’t expensive. And that’s why many luxury travellers skip Thailand (some, if not all). But for those who think that Thailand isn’t that classy, then check out Koh Samui or Ko Samui.
At Koh Samui island, you will find, some of the best:
- Luxury resorts
- Spa & yoga resorts, in whole Asia
- A rain forest & beautifull waterfalls
At Koh Samui, we suggest to book a resort/ hotel in Chaweng Beach, as its one of the most active place to be in Koh Samui. Check our hotels/ resorts like:
- Amaro Koh Samui
- Poppier Samui resort
- And my favorite, Kamalaya Koh Samui
Plus, you can also reach Koh Samui via Air from Bangkok or Phuket, as this small island has a beautiful airport (Samui Airport)