Thailand’s coastal line is surrounded by many islands that are filled with tropical forests, clear waters, and sandy beaches. The country is popular for its many tourist destinations. It has options for couples looking for a destination to spend their honeymoon, especially in the summer.
You may be wondering, what’s the best island in Thailand? Well, the choice can be tough to make but here is a list of some of the best islands in Thailand for couples, honeymooners and people who want to have a vacation.
1. Koh Yao Noi
Koh Yao Noi will make the perfect romantic getaway for couples because the Loh Paret and Loh Jark beaches are rather secluded hence it is possible to enjoy some private time. There are a plenty of things you can do in Koh Yao Noi, ranging from kayaking, rock climbing, scuba diving and spa. The waters from the Andaman Sea surrounding the island are warm and there is enough shade from the trees to shelter from the Thai sun.
More interestingly, from the island, it is possible to get a magnificent view of the palm and rubber plantations. The waters are filled with coral reefs that you can carry home as a reminder of Koh Yao Noi. The island also has fishing villages where you can practice fishing or even boat rides.
2. Koh Samui
Koh Samui is the second largest island in Thailand. The island experiences tropical savanna climate thus the weather is warm and humid for the most part of the year. However, the best time to go to Koh Samui would be mid-December to February when the weather is less humid.
The island is surrounded by Angthong Marine National Park. Visitors may choose to explore the park or enjoy the scenery from the island. Newlyweds can enjoy a great range of things to do in Koh Samui. One of the most popular things to try is a massage and spa days from posh places around the island. Also, the island is easily accessible because there is an airport located within Koh Samui and that is connected to the roads.
3. Koh Kai
Koh Kai is located in the Krabi region and is known for the ancient rock formation with the resemblance of a chicken head and neck. The islands have warm clear waters where fish swim to the shores for visitors to enjoy. It is the best island in Thailand for a honeymoon because they are filled with exciting beaches especially if you love places with many people. You can also ride on speedboats while at Koh Kai islands.
Phuket is the largest island in Thailand and it offers a myriad of activities for its visitors. Though Phuket seems to be a bit too touristy at times, it is one of the best romantic islands in Thailand. Most spas in Phuket offer a couple session, perfect for honeymooners.
Phuket offers a lot of other activities you can think of. The island also has many water sports that visitors can engage in while enjoying their stay. The island also has stunning sandy beaches such as Kata Noi and Patong, and also beautiful shores and beach resorts. Phuket Island is the best island in Andaman for couples.
5. Koh Phi Phi
Phi Phi islands are six in total and are one of the best islands in the Andaman Sea. Koh Phi Phi Don is the main island of Koh Phi Phi archipelago. It’s known for its white-sand beaches and clear bodies of water. The islands have limestone cliffs, caves as well as beaches with white sand. The islands have quiet places such as Viking Beach and Laem Thong. However, if you love nightlife, there are options for you.
Maya Bay is another site that couples cannot miss. The bay is known because the movie ‘The Beach’ was filmed there. Phi Phi islands do not have a motorized transport system but instead, have longtail boats that tour visitors from a beach to beach. The environment at the islands is well maintained with green plantations and clear waters that are beautiful scenery for tourists. The islands have an abundance of marine life and are good diving destinations.