The beaches and islands of the Andaman Sea along the southwest coast of Thailand are dream destinations that attract many travellers from all over the world. With these paradisiacal places scattered across the Gulf of Thailand, the country has some of the most exotic beaches. Thanks to varying degrees of development and tourism, there are islands that are perfect for backpackers, party people, newlyweds, families and almost any type of traveller. Below you will find what awaits you on some of the leading islands.
String Koh Phra : Island to be favoured by bird lovers
Ko Phra Thong is a sparsely populated island in the Andaman Sea. There are only a few seaside resorts, making it the least developed and most remote destination. Apart from the low impact of tourism, it is the landscape that makes Ko Phra Thong truly unique. The interior is characterized by an arid savannah site with beautiful trees. Ko Phra Thong is also home to many species of birds, including horbills, Brahminy kites, egrets and kingfishers. At sunset, the island buzzes noisily to the sound of the bull cicada. Cicadas are insects that produce a piercing mating call to attract female mates.
Koh Jum: the ideal island for pure relaxation
Koh Jum (Koh Pu or Koh Po) is close to the islands of Phi Phi and Koh Lanta. Although more lively than Koh Phra Thong, tourism is still poorly developed compared to other Andaman map islands. Even in high season, the place is peaceful. Koh Jum is a good option for those seeking peace and relaxation. Most of the complexes and bungalows are located right next to the beach. In addition to the variety of rubber plantations, Koh Pu offers many activities: swimming and diving, kayaking, hiking on the mountain, but also countless culinary discoveries. To reach other parts of the Andaman Sea, you can rent a motorbike.
Koh Mook: a karstic island with beautiful beaches
Koh Mook (or Koh Muk) is a delicious corner of paradise in the Andaman Sea map, located south of Koh Lanta. It is easy to explore the island on foot or by renting a taxi. The tourist beaches are exceptional – especially the one called Charlie and the nearby Sivalai Beach. You can kayak along the karst coast to the emerald cave and Sabai Beach. Be sure to bring snorkelling equipment, as there are great places to see colourful fish.
The best way to get from Koh Jum to Koh Mook is to break your trip to Koh Lanta. By stopping there, you will have the opportunity to opt for a cheaper transit: ferries instead of speedboats.