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Island hopping is easily possible in Thailand. There are five regions, where you may hop from island to island. But mostly these trips are limited to the season from November till May, due to bad weather conditions in the rainy season.
Koh Samui - Koh Tao: flight to Koh Samui (Bangkokair), boat to Koh Phangan and daytrip to the Angthong Nationalpark (also possible from Samui). Boat to Koh Tao and to the mainland to Chumphon. Then Bus to Bangkok (see Lomphraya).
Trang-Islands: flight to Trang with Airasia or Nok-Air. From Trang to Palian/Youngstar by Taxi or Minibus. Boat to Koh Sukorn, to Koh Libong and Koh Mook by longtail and speedboat and Koh Ngai and Koh Kradan by speedboat. Then back to the mainland to Pak Meng and Trang.
South Thailand: flight to Trang or Hat Yai (Airasia, Nokair, LionairThai). Taxi or Minibus to Pak Bara, then boat to Koh Bulon, to Koh Tarutao and Koh Lipe. From Koh Lipe daytrips to Koh Adang or Koh Tong. By speedboat north to Koh Mook, Koh Kradan, Koh Ngai, Koh Lanta and flight back to Bangkok from Krabi, Trang or Phuket.
Alternative option: start the trip from Langkawi (Malaysia)
Also: Bangkokair offers daily flights from Pattaya/U Tapao to Koh Samui and Phuket.