Much like how Bali is the island to visit in Indonesia, we too are guilty of picking only the popular beach locations in Thailand for our island getaways like Phuket, Koh Samui, or maybe even Pattaya. These beaches can get rather crowded though, and not quite the idyllic beach life that we envisioned when we booked the island getaway.
The party life at Phuket can get rather loud, and once you’ve been there enough times, every other bar begins to look the same. You revisit the same bars, dine at the same restaurants, and lounge at the same beach. It’s then you realise, that you need to spruce up your social media with images of another side of our neighbouring country, Thailand. That is precisely why we want you to explore lesser-known Thai islands.
Some of these lesser-known Thai islands are in fact, closer to Malaysia than we think, like Koh Bulan Lae, which is located on the south of Thailand, close to the border of our country. An additional benefit to these lesser-known Thai islands is that they could be smaller in comparison to the more developed islands, which means you get close to nature minus the herd of people. Lush, unspoiled nature — now doesn’t that sound like a dream? Read on for a list of lesser-known Thai islands. When you’re done, allow us to point you towards Indonesia and perhaps event rent your own private island.