HOPPING ISLANDS IN THAILAND
Thailand is the most fulfilling place on every traveller’s list. While travelling to Thailand, most of us prefer to board off at Bangkok and then set off to Phuket.
HOW TO GET THERE?
Some of the low cost airlines operating in Thailand are :
- AIR ASIA
- NOK AIR
- THAI AIRWAYS
- TIGER AIR
BEST TIME TO VISIT:
- December to March
- Months after April get increasingly hot. Up to 35 degree.
Thailand offers a diverse experience ranging from delicious food, scenic beauty, opportunities for rock climbing, adoring the Turquois Sea in long tail boat and much more. In this article, we would primarily focus our travelling on hopping the islands of Thailand. One thing that is assured of Thailand is – YOU WILL NEVER GET BORED.
And so let the adventure begins…
For a first time traveller to Thailand, the islands may appear confusing without a well thought out plan. Thailand is dotted with numerous islands. Listed below are some of the most attractive and popular ones.
It is the most famous and busiest of the islands in Thailand. It has a lot of activities to offer along with great accommodation facilities. It is well connected to other major and laid back islands.
- PHI PHI LEE
Have you watched the movie ‘The Beach’? Yes! This is the very beach where it has been filmed. The beach has exceptionally clear water and displays a beautiful bay surrounded by green limestone cliffs. Accommodation is not available here. The long tail boats take you around the island but it is difficult to hire on during the peak hours, that is, noon time.
- PHI PHI DON
The beach offers a lot to do by attracting the young and energetic crowd ready to party. It is the right place to make new friends. It offers snorkeling and night beach parties. The island feels like a tropical paradise if you chose the right tour. Accommodation is available but is more expensive than other parts of Thailand. The beach gets overcrowded by the noon and one may not even find space to park their boat.
- KOH PODA
This is exactly that one place we always get tempted to experience the best adventure at. It will definitely be the best beach experience in your trip to Thailand. It offers the real Thailand beach experience. An entire day at Koh Poda would seem less when you will step down from your boat at this paradise. Spend an entire relaxing day at the most beautiful of the beaches.
- KOH LANTA
It is made up of several islands among which the famously known is Kon Lanta Yai. It makes for a great tropical getaway. The sunset observed from this beach is spectacular.
It accounts for a decent number of restaurants catering well to the tourists with the local delicacies. For those who seek solace, few minutes’ drive south of the island will take you to the most isolated part of it where you will find not a soul around but nature in its full bloom. It provides for a perfect breather for your trip. It is a great place for family vacations and romantic getaways. Staying up in Koh Lanta cannot be less than 3 to 4 days.
There are numerous hotels and resorts alongside the road opposing the beach. The accommodation is affordable due to great accessibility of the island and stiff economic competition among the hotels.
Not to miss is the Tuk-Tuk ride that takes you to the beach at one-third of the price offered by private cars or cabs.
The beauty of the islands is undeniable. The clear turquoise waters. The backdrop with limestone cliffs. All tied in nicely with delicious food, amazing value in shopping items and extremely nice local people. A true tropical paradise it is.
When you plan a vacation, it must be to a place like Thailand. It has something to offer for everyone.. Families enjoy it, lovers cherish the experience, travellers live the adventure and at last, one finds solace in the laps of nature..
So, just let the travel begin…!