Island Hopping in the Gulf of Thailand

In the event you fancy a spot of island hopping during your holiday in Thailand but can’t decide which island to visit, then have a look at these helpful hints on some of the best island hopping destinations to help you plan the greatest Thailand travel experience. lapu lapu island hopping

Ko Tao, Ko Samui and Ko Phangan are a little cluster of of the islands in the Gulf of Thailand, readily available from Bangkok by overnight sleeper coach and ferry, or an internal flight to the quirky airport on Ko Samui! With the added bonus of being saturated in sunshine almost all year round, the Gulf of mexico of Thailand is the definitive destination for your island hopping trip in Thailand. 

Each island possesses its own unique selling point and in addition, they are all simply a short ferry drive away from one another- an added bonus when you’re planning your perfect Thailand holiday. Ko Samui is blessed with a landscape of breathtakingly beautiful beaches, turquoise seas, luxurious rainforests and waterfalls; offering a truly idyllic setting up for your Thailand trip. It is the most bustling of three islands, with a great infrastructure, a great deal of bars and restaurants, its own waterpark, an elephant camp and even its own temple, so there’ll be plenty to see and do during this part of your Thailand trip.

The East Coast of Ko Phangan also has lovely big beaches and is great swimming. However, it has really a rustic, peaceful and ‘off the beaten-track’ vibe, using its rocky highways, mountainous jungle and coconut grove backdrop! Unless you wish to join in the entire moon party across the other side of the island on your Asia travels, you could simply laze by the beach in your hammock, or hike up to the top of the island for incredible views and any sighting of outrageous monkeys and pigs- it can completely up to you!

Ko Tao, otherwise known as ‘Turtle Island’ is the smallest of the hawaiian islands. With a wonderfully relaxed island atmosphere, beautiful small powdery white sand beaches and a mellow nightlife, a trip to Ko Tao is sure to be considered a real highlight of your Asia trip. What’s more, this idyllic island is also renound for its amazingly clear waters or ‘underwater aquarium’, which is simply a diver and snorkelers’ paradise!

Each one of these beautiful islands is exquisite for an island jumping adventure, as both incorporate their own unique qualities- rendering it difficult to choose which one to incorporate in your Thailand holiday. If you have the time, I actually would recommend visiting all three!