9 Paradise Islands in Thailand

I will take you to float away with the tide to 9 Paradise Islands in The Southern of Thailand.Speading over both the gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea, these islands offer not only picturesque beaches,underwater life featuring colorful coral reefs and huge variety of fish, but also extremely relaxing lifestyle that will make everyone’s trip impressively unforgettable.

Koh Kradan,Trang (The most Romantic Island)

Renowned for Thailand’s most romantic and classic island, Koh Kradan, Trang is selected by the Tourism Authority of Thailand as location of mass underwater wedding event. Despite a small island, natural surrounding of Koh Kradan is spectacular, including the forest,the endless powdery white beach and the undersea life where star fish inhabit the coral reef.Even after the Tsunami,Koh Kradan remains fascinating tourist attraction for travelers to seek the memorable experience.

Koh Lao Liang, Trang(Adventurous Experience in the Andaman)

After years of closure for bird’s nest concession, stunning twin islands of North and South Lao Liang has revealed its beautiful nature to the eyes of visitors.The vasr of limestone cliffs resembling a bark of North Lao Liang or Lao Liang Nong challenge rock climbers with various routes. For those who are scared of height,water activities are ready for their pleasure ‘snorkeling or kayaking’.If you don’t miss the adventurous experience in the Andaman Sea, make plan in advance since Koh Lao Liang open from November to May only !

Moo Koh Surin Trang (A Wonderful World of Coral Reef)

No island in the North Andaman Sea can beat the beautiful and fertile Surin island.It not only features white sandy beach and crystal clear water that permits a great view of water creatures underneath, but also gathers a ‘Top’list, namely the largest area of coral reef of 7 square kilometer with a long stretch of 1,200 meters, the top variety of fishes with over 200 species and the oldest stretch of coral reef proven by the Blue Hole,Koh Surin Nua, Koh Surin Tai, Koh Torilla, Koh Pajumba and Koh Stock, as well as beautiful underwater Stonehenge in this area offer a great opportunity for visitor to experience the wonder of coral reef and wide variety of fish.

Koh Lipe, Satun (Paradise Island with Natural Beauty)

Koh Lipe, the center of civilization in Koh Tarutao located in Thailand’s southern sea,is fertile with evergreen forest, mangrove forest and hoenbills.Visitors can enjoy Koh Kai with natural stone bridge or take a boat trip to visit the white sandy beach at Koh Adang and Ravi, underwater Stonehenge and Koh Hin Ngam,the only place in Thailand where there are many thousands of round stones on the beach. The charm of Lipe is Supplemented by the South bay, Ao Phattaya 2, a center of seafood restaurants and resorts. Visitor can complete the trip by admiring the sun as it sinks into the sea and visiting Chao Le Villagers who live in a small cottage and earn their living on fishing.

Koh Tao, Surat Thani (A must premier Diving Spots)

Koh Tao, part of Koh Phagnan in Surat, is one of premier diving locations in the Gulf of Thailand with several dive shops, attracting thousands of diver and visitors. It vast open bay provides a wide variety of natural coral reefs and various school of fishes that is best for diving. Koh Tao also offers different scenic such as Haad Sai Ri, Haad Cho Po Ro or Haad mae haad.Visitors who are staying at luxurious resorts in Koh Tao are rewarded with many activities such as banana boat, beach volleyball, jet ski or take a boat for a skin diving at nearby Koh Nang Yuan.

Koh Phi Phi Leh,Krabi (Crytal Lagoon in the Andaman)

Ao Maya, the half-moon bay of Phi Phi Islands hidden in mountain cliffs, seems like the mysterious world hiding itself from the visitors. The bay provides secluded beaches with white sand and magnificent coral reef making the site perfect for snorkeling. Ao Maya is paradise for sea lover to enjoy sunbathing or swimming in a private place surrounded by blue sky, emerald crystal sea, and mountain cliffs. No wonder why Hollywood had chosen it as the location for filming the world’s famous movie, The Beach !

Koh Kai, Koh Tab, Koh Mo, Krabi (The Amazing Thale Waek )

Krabi is famous for its beautiful hundred islands of Andaman Sea.Among the 130 limstone islands, 3 islands namely Koh Kai with a chicken head shaped stone and 2 smaller Koh Tab and Koh Mo, are exceptional. During high tide, they look like 3 nearby ordinary island but during low tide, the sea is separated by the white sand dune that appears to amazingly connect the three islands like a natural bridge, called ‘Thale Waek’. The best time to experiences this phenomenon is 5 days before and after the full moon, just take a short boat trip from Ao Nag or Raileh !

Koh Ngai, Krabi (Gorgeous Scene of Sunrise)

Koh Ngai is one of the spectacular islands in Krabi sea, a must destination of the travelers around the world. The island which can be reached by oat from Krabi or Trang is surrounded by scenic natural beauty and magnificent resorts. The head of the island is home to stone shrine of Kuan Lm Goddess and a place to admire the sunset. A recommended night activity is ‘chicken crab’ searching in the forest, where the crabs are making noise of claw clapping like a noise of chicken crying. Visitor can’t afford to miss the sunrise at Koh Ngai which offers a gorgeous scene of Koh Ma and Koh Chuak sparkling n the serene sea under the sunlight !

Koh Lanta, Krabi (From Sea Port to Tourist Spot)

Transformed from sea port in the past to one of the energetic tourist attractions today, Mo Koh Lanta offers tranquil surroundings for those who prefer serenity. Koh Lanta consists of three major islands namely Koh Lanta Noi, Koh Klang, and Yai, Koh Lanta Yai. From Hauhin village, visitors can travel by ferry to Koh Lanta Yai to enjoy the local lifestyle, then drive to Tanode cape at the edge of the island to visit the beach forest , the white sandy beach up to the cliff where a white beacon is gracefully situated. Admiring the sunset at Laem Tanode before trip back to Ban Sala Dan, the Downtown of Koh Lanta, is a must to complete a happy holiday !

Information from : Men Intrend Magazine

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