A Guide to Island-hopping in Thailand

Are you planning for an island-hopping adventure in Thailand and do not know where to start? If you are puzzled about making an itinerary, this blog will give you an idea of all the adventures and sights on each island. You can choose the activities you enjoy from the different options and have a great time in Thailand. Thus you can make full out of your world tour package.

With pristine beaches filled with white sand, wildlife reserves with dense thickets and beautiful hilltops with pure air Thailand is a great tourist destination attracting every world traveler. The place is surrounded by several islands, and each one is famous for some activity. In some you can party hard, others you can enjoy a quiet time, in a few you can involve in rock climbing and adventure activities.

The best islands in Thailand

There are many islands in Thailand. If you want to enjoy an island-hopping adventure, you should know the different activities offered by the islands. Then you can decide where to start and where to spend more time.



One of the famous islands in Thailand, Phuket offers something for everyone. it is the best place to start with your island hoping trip as it has an international airport.

Patong in Phuket is famous for its beach parties and celebrations. You can let go of all your stress and have a great time here. If you want to enjoy some peace and quiet you can head to Mai Khao Beach. It is one of those deserted coasts you will rarely find in your world tour. If you are traveling with your life partner, you can enjoy a romantic long walk through the beach. The Sirinat National park with some wonderful sights is close by if you prefer to visit it.

Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi

Just a 45-minute speed boat ride from Phuket will take you to the island of Phi Phi. If you are a party person, this is the place to be. You can party hard and enjoy the excellent nightlife in the small island. Maya beach here is famous for its picturesque beauty. The crystal clear water, white sandy beach, and lush tropical vegetation give a postcard beauty to the coastline. But if you want to imbibe the best view in the region, you should climb to the Phi Phi viewpoint. The inexplicable view from the top makes it a photographer’s paradise.

Similan Island

Similan Island

If you love scuba diving, Similan island is the best place for you. Enthusiasts vouch for the diversity and beauty of the diving spot. It is hard to find another place in any world tour package with such a variety of dive sites. The Elephant Head Rock and Richelieu rock are excellent spots to experience the incredible marine life. Nevertheless, it is not easy to find a place to stay on the Island. So it is better to visit the place for one day and head back at night.



Krabi is home to two beautiful beaches Railay and Tonsai. What makes the island peculiar is its diverse outdoor activities. If you are an adventure lover you will definitely love this place as the fantastic limestone cliffs present many opportunities for you to be in your element. Krabi is the perfect location for rock climbing, hiking, snorkeling, and cliff jumping. So make sure you pack your trekking boots while planning the island-hopping adventure.

Koh Pu and Koh Jum

Koh Pu And Koh Jum

Though Koh Pu and Koh Jum are the Northern and Southern parts of the same island, they are considered as two separate ones. It is partly due to the great difference in the landscape. Koh Pu is mountainous and rocky whereas Koh Jum is flat and sandy. Located in the Krabi region this is the place to go to enjoy the quiet beauty of Thailand.

Koh Pu is usually deserted as only those who love to disconnect from the outer world come here. The internet connection in this part is poor and hence it is a great getaway for anyone yearning to get off the grid. The rocky cliffs are not easy to climb. So only expert rock climbers opt to conquer the landscape.

Koh Jum is also a quiet place where you can unwind and relax. The beach is small but charming. There are some very good eateries and beach bars. You can grab a beverage and relax in the hammocks by the beach. As there are not many crowds, it is the perfect getaway for honeymooners.

Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta

Located in Southern Thailand amidst the Andaman sea the atmosphere of Lanta island is the coolest in Thailand. The beautiful coastline along the turquoise sea is a great sight. Those who love to swim in the sea can have a great time here. The island is also famous for its excellent dive sights. So if you love diving, do not miss Koh Lanta.

It is also a great place to observe the interesting cultural mix of the land. There are Muslim and Buddhist communities living side by side in perfect harmony on the island. It is quite hard to see such a sight in any other part of the world on your tour.

Start hopping

Hope you have got an idea of the different activities on each island. So choose the ones apt for your taste and make a good itinerary.

Have a great island-hopping.


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