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Visa and entry requirements
Tourists and travellers from most countries need a visa to enter Thailand. It can be applied for on https://www.thaievisa.go.th/. Citizens from some countries can enter without visa and stay for touristic purposes only up to 30 days (check details here =>).
Quick island overview
Thailandīs islands (thai=koh) belong to the most beautiful islands worldwide, with nice and clean sandy beaches, coconut palm trees and crystal clear waters. Temperatures are between 28 and 35 degrees Celsius with a soft cooling breeze from the sea. Especially at night, life takes often place on the beaches with seafood and thaifood dinners, feet in the sand and music with fireshows in front of the sea. Itīs a romantic and tropical experience, youīll not forget.
Most flights to Thailand arrive at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport or Don Mueang airport. Traveling from Bangkok to the islands in the south and in the east can be done easily by flight or bus. Most local flights with low cost airlines (Airasia, Nokair, LionairThai) start from Don Mueang airport to Krabi, Hat Yai, Suratthani, Trang or Phuket. Bangkokair flies from Suvarnabhumi to Samui, Phuket or Trat. Flight tickets can be bought online.
Most of the islands are connected by speed boats, express boats or catamarans. Schedule is limited during the rainy season from May to October/November. Boat tickets can be bought at any pier or jetty.
Airasia and Nokair offer combi tickets for flight, bus and boat, e.g. to Koh Lipe or Koh Lanta or Koh Phangan.
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|Big islands in the Gulf of Thailand|
|Koh Samui||Suratthani||Samui||Suratthani and Phangan|
|Koh Phangan||Suratthani||Samui||Tao and Samui|
|Koh Tao||Suratthani||Samui||Chumphon and Phangan|
|Koh Samed||Rayong||U Tapao||boat from Ban Phe|
|Koh Chang||Trat||Trat||boat or car|
|Koh Mak||Trat||Trat||boat from Trat, Chang or Kood|
|Koh Kood||Trat||Trat||boat from Trat, Mak or Chang|
|Big islands in the Andaman Sea|
|Phuket||Phuket||Phuket||flight:Bangkok, international; boat, bus|
|Koh Phayam||Ranong||Ranong||boat from Ranong|
|Koh Surin||Phangnga||Phuket||Khao Lak by boat|
|Similans||Phangnga||Phuket||by boat from Phuket and Khao Lak|
|Koh Yao||Phangnga||Phuket||by boat from Phuket and Aonang|
|Koh Phi Phi||Krabi||Krabi||by boat from Phuket and Krabi|
|Koh Jum||Krabi||Krabi||by boat from Lanta and Krabi|
|Koh Lanta||Krabi||Krabi||by boat from Phuket and Krabi|
|Koh Ngai||Krabi||Trang||by boat from Trang and Lanta|
|Koh Mook||Trang||Trang||by boat from Trang and Lanta|
|Koh Kradan||Trang||Trang||by boat from Trang and Lanta|
|Koh Libong||Trang||Trang||by boat from Trang|
|Koh Sukorn||Trang||Trang||by boat from Trang|
|Koh Bulon||Satun||Hat Yai||by boat from Bak Bara and Lipe|
|Koh Tarutao||Satun||Hat Yai||by boat from Bak Bara and Lipe|
|Koh Lipe||Satun||Hat Yai||by boat from Pak Bara and Lanta|
|Small islands to visit|
|Koh Rayang||Koh Mak||yes||boat from Koh Mak|
|Koh Kham||Koh Mak||yes||boat from Koh Mak|
|Koh Rang||Koh Chang Marine Park||no||daytrip from Koh Chang|
|Koh Kradat||Koh Chang Marine Park||no||daytrip from Koh Mak|
|Koh Ngam||Koh Chang Marine Park||no||daytrip from Koh Chang|
|Koh Wai||Koh Chang Marine Park||yes||boat from Koh Chang|
|Koh Lao Ya||Koh Chang Marine Park||yes||boat from Koh Chang|
|Koh Maisi Yai||Koh Chang Marine Park||no||daytrip from Koh Chang|
|Koh Khram||Sattahip||no||daytrip from Pattaya|
|Koh Pai||Pattaya||no||daytrip from Pattaya|
|Koh Larn||Pattaya||yes||boat from Pattaya|
|Koh Tan||south of Samui||yes||boat from Samui|
|Koh Angthong||west of Samui||no||daytrip from Samui|
|Koh Phaluai||west of Samui||no||daytrip from Samui|
|Koh Talu||east of Bang Saphan||yes||Prachuap Kiri Khan|
|Koh Chang||Ranong||yes||from Ranong|
|Koh Kham Yai||Khuraburi||no||daytrip from Phayam|
|Koh Ra||west of Khuraburi||no||from Khuraburi|
|Koh Phra Thong||west of Khuraburi||yes||boat from Khuraburi|
|Koh Tachai||west of Khuraburi||no||daytrip from Khao Lak|
|Koh Bon||west of Khuraburi||no||daytrip from Khao Lak|
|Koh Nakha Yai||east of Phuket||no||boat from Phuket|
|Koh Maphrao||east of Phuket||yes||boat from Phuket|
|Koh Maiphai||north of Phi Phi||no||daytrip from Phi Phi|
|Koh Maiton||southeast of Phuket||yes||boat from Phuket|
|Koh Hai (Coral)||southeast of Phuket||yes||boat from Phuket|
|Koh Lone||southeast of Phuket||yes||boat from Phuket|
|Koh Racha||south of Phuket||yes||boat from Phuket|
|Koh Rok||Trang: west of Kradan||no||daytrip from Ngai and Lanta|
|Koh Po||east of Lanta||no||boat from Lanta|
|Koh Bubu||east of Lanta||yes||boat from Lanta|
|Koh Petra||Trang marine park||no||strictly no|
|Koh Rawi||Tarutao Marine Park||no||Koh Lipe|
|Koh Thong||Tarutao Marine Park||no||Koh Lipe|
|Koh Adang||Tarutao Marine Park||yes||Koh Lipe|
Healthy coral gardens and a huge variety of fishes provide a paradise for divers and snorkelers. The water temperature is around 25-29 degrees Celsius and underwater visibility is up to 40 meters.
Traveling in Thailand and finding a bungalow or hotel is still easy and cheap. From simple huts for 800 Baht per night, nice bungalows for 2.000-3.000 Baht or luxury pool villas up to 50.000 Baht with full service, privacy and spas in tropical gardens, everybody can find his or her own individual paradise or hideaway at the beach. Find your holiday home right here on this website.
Traveling by bus or boat is easy too and very cheap. And if you want to fly, a choice of low cost airlines provides a frequent flight schedule to all parts of Thailand. Flights can be booked easily online.
I invite you to gather informations about Thailandīs islands on this website, use the links for flight bookings and especially for hotel bookings (safe money and time). Itīs easy, simple and safe. I provide recommendations for the most beautiful, best located or luxury hotel resorts in Thailand, an ideal place for honeymooners or people, who want to spend time in paradise for some days.
Enjoy your planning, keep on dreaming!
- time zone: GMT plus 7 hours
- mobile phone: possible
- electricity: 220 volt with US and Euro plug
- wifi: almost everywhere available
- vaccination: none mandatory (changes may be possible) - during rainy season risk of malaria infection in some parts of the country
- ATM and banks: ATM machines can be found on all big tourist islands
- medical care: very good on the bigger islands, none on the smaller ones