Azure seas and rustling palms

Posted on December 23rd, 2015.

Island-hopping around Thailand

Tropical Thailand is a land of white sands and paradise islands. It’s also the perfect place for a spot of island-hopping.

Off the west coast, Ko Phi Phi comes with azure seas and rustling palms. This island has it all: choose from the buzzing town packed with shops and nightlife or the remote, picture-perfect  beaches far removed from the buzz and bustle of Tonsai Bay.

For sheer remoteness, try Ko Raya. You won’t even find a road here, never mind a cash machine. Take the speedboat from Phuket to this small coral island and simply chill on the fine sands and in the glistening waters. Cocktails and seafood wrap up another perfect day in paradise.

Want to live how the islanders live? Try the authentic Thai experience on Ko Yao Yai. Just off Phuket, Ko Yao Yai benefits from being close to the mainland yet offers total serenity, gorgeous beaches and superb snorkelling.

For diving, head to Koh Lanta with your snorkelling and scuba gear. There’s amazing marine life at Hin Daeng and remarkable violet coral at Hin Muang. Add to that the idyllic sands, dense mangrove forests and adventure activities (elephant-riding, anyone?) and you have the perfect island adventure.

Don’t forget your Buddha Beachwear.