Top 5 Thai Islands for the Adventurous Traveler

Thailand is known for being a gorgeous country of vast diversity, and its islands are especially renowned travel destinations. Easy to get to with a flight and a ferry from Bangkok, and fairly inexpensive to visit especially compared to European islands, Thai islands are true vacation paradises.

But if you’re a Thai first-timer, which island to choose? These top 5 Thai islands are surefire and failproof picks!

Koh Tao

Pretty much the diving capital of Thailand, you can barely walk a few meters without running into yet another dive center. Whether you want to get certified or you’re a seasoned professional, you like traditional diving or you want to try Free Diving, there is a center and a package for you!

Koh Tao is the perfect place to get a front row perspective on laidback island life. You can rent an ATV or motorbike to explore the island with complete freedom, visiting both popular and hidden secluded beaches alike.

With tons of great restaurants, from cheap to expensive, and local to international, you could try a new restaurant every meal of your trip without running out of choices. In addition to the wide range of eateries, there is also a wide spectrum of accommodation picks. From broke budget backpackers to upscale private resorts, every type of traveler will find their ideal room in Koh Tao.

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The only downside? The island is yet to have its own airport (unlikely any time soon), and reaching it will require a flight, bus, or train to Surat Thani and a long ferry from the port.