If you have traveled into Thailand and you want to see more locations other than the place you are staying at, try visiting the Southern part of Thailand. There are many different places to visit, places where you can just go and get away. The first location is Koh Samui is Thailand’s third largest island and it is located a little further south of the Gulf of Siam. Koh Samui has nightlife, the days are quiet and peaceful, and there is sunbathing, shopping and great dining as well. One of the attractions is that from anywhere on Koh Samui you can see the water. There are beachfront hotel rooms available and it will fit any budget. You can get there by plane or by ferry.
Next you can visit the smaller islands that are located a short boat ride from Koh Samui. These islands are Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. The Koh Phangan is mostly known for the Full Moon Parties and the Koh Tao is basically a diver’s island. A place where divers meet and plan out diving expeditions. The Phuket Island is located on the opposite coast and is surrounded by the Andaman Sea. It has been called the Pearl of the Andaman. The beaches are developed the interior of the island is green with beautiful hills and some rainforests. The island has something for everyone.
The main attraction to this island is the white sand beaches and the clear blue water. The island offers diving and yachting as water activities. You can take a ferry over and actually drive onto the islands, where the others you cannot. There is also an international airport. On the bay of Phang Nga on Phuket’s east coast, sits the islands of Koh Phi, Koh Yao and Koh Lanta, these are smaller islands with also beautiful beaches and many water activities.
The main reason to go on vacation is to get away, if you are looking for a getaway and not a site seeing vacation, then the southern part of Thailand is where you want to be. Because of Thailand’s location to the equator, the waters are warm and the sun is warm as well. Take extra precautions if you decide this is where you want to be. The islands are breathtaking and the experience is once in a lifetime. Take advantage of this great opportunity.
You can visit the mainland and see the big cities like Bangkok and at the end of the day come back to the peacefulness of the islands. It will be a vacation to remember.