ROMANTIC ISLAND DESTINATIONS IN PARADISE
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your next beach trip in a fabulous resort on less-known islands that promise the experiences of world-class island destinations.
Koh Nangyuan has always been popular among beach lovers and divers, and it is arguably one of the top ten island paradises in the world! During low tide, the white sand beach connects the 3 islands of Nangyuan together, creating 3 beautiful private bays and the perfect snorkeling spot. Watch schools of fish swim through crystal clear water above beautiful coral reef and observe colourful clownfish playfully swim in and out of the anemone.
If you prefer the view from above, climb up the highest peak of Koh Nangyuan for an amazing 360-degree view of the Gulf of Thailand. Make sure you plan your day trip well because Koh Nangyuan opens daily from 9.00 – 16.00
You have to travel to Samui before getting to Koh Nangyuan. From Samui’s Lom Praya or Bangrak Pier, Koh Nangyuan is about 1 hour 45 minutes away on speedboat.
Most tourists would head to Koh Chang, Koh Kood, or Koh Mak when traveling to the eastern sea of Thailand. Although those three famous islands are proven to be famous tourist destinations, the nearby island of Koh Kradat is making its way into the local’s favourite. From the sky, the island looks like a piece of paper floating in the sparkling sea.
The fairly flat landscape of Koh Kradat means spectacular sunrise and sunset sceneries, and you will be wonderfully surprised by large flocks of deer waiting to greet you!
How to go
Catch local longtail boat from Laem Ngop to Koh Mak (approximately 1 hour), then you have to contact the resort for a private pick-u p to Koh Kradat (another 10 minutes ride).
Koh Madsum’s unique thin and long shape means you could literally walk from the eastern ashore to the western shore in minutes. Visitors come here not just to enjoy the pristine beach, snorkeling, and the magical sea, but meet the famous local celebrities, the friendly and photogenic pigs, that live freely on the island as well. Koh Matsum is the destination to really relax and enjoy the nature and the company.
From Samui, take a 30-minute boat ride from Thong Krut Pier to Koh Matsum.
Kho Khao Island
Located in the naturally rich district of Takua Pa, Koh Kho Khao’s tranquil atmosphere is perfect for travelers looking for a private getaway. Enjoy the slow-life by the beach and explore the hike around the island that promises rare discoveries like mini lotus, Tropical pitcher plants, and various species of ferns, and end your fun day with a romantic sunset dinner.
Twenty minutes boat rides will take you from Ban Pak Koh Pier, Phang Nga, to Koh Kho Khao.
Koh Kradan is another jewel of the Andaman you have to experience once in a life. The island is a peaceful sanctuary where soft powdery beach kisses the romantic turquoise water. Go for a fun snorkeling and let the magic of the underwater world erase all your stress away. Explore the corals reef– see beautiful sea fans and find different varieties of lives on the reef
Make your way to Trang and head to Khuan Tung Ku Pier. Hire local longtail boat to take you to Koh Kradan. The trip from Trang Airport to the pier and the boat ride take around 45 minutes each.
Yao Noi Island
Kho Yao Noi is the perfect reflection of the magic of Andaman Sea. Spectacular sceneries, clear water, and pristine beach await lucky visitors who crave peaceful environment to relax and recharge. The island is also the choice for many couples of their honeymoon. Besides relaxing activities, “Koh Yao Noi Ecotourism Club” offers the true local homestay experience. Eat like the locals and explore the local ways of life. Learn about batik making, lobster farming, and fishing, and see how the sea nourishes lives on the island.
Koh Yao Noi can be reached by a public boat ride from Ban Rong Pier, Phuket, or book a private speedboat to the resorts at Yacht Heaven Pier. Travel time is about 1 hour
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