Situated in the south-east of Phuket, Coral Islands offers its visitors a bustling array of options for a fun vacation. With its lovely beaches and coral reefs, tourists are free to spend the day doing a number of activities - ranging from enjoying relaxing massages to taking scuba-diving and snorkelling lessons a variety of other water sports
Bamboo Island is one the six islands in the Phi Phi Island group. It is named after the dense bamboo growth in the middle of the island flaked by clean white beaches. Take a day trip here with family or friends to experience a bit of both the jungle and the beach on a hot day.
Known For : Diving and Snorkeling Elephant Trekking Koh Chang waterfalls
Koh Chang is one of the most beautiful islands of Thailand with pristine white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, great for snorkeling and diving. There are also some breath taking mountains and jungles where hiking is very popular. All in all, Koh Chang is an idyllic destination for a backpacker looking for adventure and parties in equal amounts.
Best Time: November to March
Known For : Scuba diving in Koh Samet Wat Ko Kaew Pitsadan Sai Kaew Beach
Pristine blue waters, colorful corals and with more than 16 white sand beaches, Koh Samet is a gorgeous T-shaped island 200 miles from Bangkok. It has become one of the most popular islands of Thailand with countless tourists and backpackers visiting.
Best Time: November to February
Reach Koh SiChang on a ferry in 45 minutes from Sri Racha. Among all other Thailand islands, only Koh Sichang has a palace which is worth visiting one. One can find a number of the budget as well as posh accommodations on this island. The island can be travelled in a day as well.
Coral Island, or Koh Larn, is a gorgeous island situated at a distance of around 7 Km off the coast of Pattaya Beach. With the Bay of Bangkok present on the northeastern end and Gulf of Siam on the western side, Koh Larn is synonymous to paradise on earth and is a must–visit place during your trip to Pattaya.
Koh Klet Kaew is popularly known as Monkey Island. If you think that there are monkeys on this island, then yes, you’re right. The population of monkeys on this island is more than that of human beings. The human-friendly monkeys on this island are fun to interact with, and often pose for pictures in return for some fruits, seeds, nuts and water. On this tropical sanctuary, one will also find a swarm of hundreds of crab-eating macaques on the shores, trees and on the boats as well.
Koh Khram is a beautiful, huge island located to the southwest of Pattaya. Apart from having unbelievably beautiful coves, beaches and inlets, this island has nothing on it and is completely uninhabited, which makes it even more beautiful and calmer.
Situated 8 kilometres from Pattaya, Koh Krok is filled with white sand and bright, colourful corals and is a great place to visit for one-day trips. This island is a popular spot among tourists for diving and snorkelling as the coral leaves are studded with thousands of sea anemones which look like bright, colourful sea flowers. Even though the island is not thoroughly developed, there are a couple of bars and restaurants but no resorts or lodges for accommodation
Don't just restrict your trip to only Pattaya, visit these islands for experiencing Thailand and Pattaya completely, to immerse yourself in cultures and traditions of people of different tribes and more.