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Thailand Island Hopping

Experience island life

With such a choice of idyllic places to visit in Thailand, why stick to one island when you can visit two, three or more?

From luxury paradise beaches and barefoot island getaways, discover why Thailand is such a popular beach destination by extending your holiday on an island hopping adventure. It won't take you long to find your own perfect retreat, with secluded coves and miles of white sandy beaches dotted along the coastline.

We suggest beginning in Krabi which is surrounded by numerous limestone islands, jutting out from the water. Cham Island and Poo Island are easily reached from Jao Fah Pier in Krabi town and offer an insight into the regional culture, with locals cultivating rubber wood, weaving cloth and fishing. Phra Nang Cave, Chicken Island and Poda Island are excellent places for swimming and sunbathing or snorkelling amid the colourful coral and tropical fish.

Another idea – kick off your travels in Koh Samui, with excellent beaches, great diving and snorkelling opportunities and a wealth of attractions like Big Buddha Temple. From Koh Samui, take a 30 minute speed boat ride to Koh Phangan, famous for its monthly full moon party, or Koh Tao, one of the best islands for learning how to dive. Why not end your trip on the paradise island of Koh Yao Noi? Take a short flight to Phuket via Koh Samui and travel by speedboat for some serious relaxation on this idyllic island. No matter what journey you choose, you're sure to find your very own version of paradise.

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"If you ever find yourself on the vibrant isle of Koh Phangan be sure to taste the island's specialities called No Names. These spicy little fritters are served with a delicate dipping sauce and are perfect with a cold Chang beer or a coconut and pineapple milkshake – bliss.”