Guide to the Tropical Islands in Thailand

Thailand has a number of tropical islands that offer panoramic seaside scenery. Phuket Island offers a wide range of recreational activities and entertainment venues which are open till early in the morning. Some of the recreational activities you can perform at Phuket Island include diving, fishing, jungle trekking and swimming. Once you arrive at Phuket Island, you can go to Laem Promthep which is located at the southern end of the island to watch beautiful sunsets  If you like the scenery of the Andaman Sea, you can visit the Karon viewpoint which has spectacular coastal scenery.

There are many hypermarkets, supermarkets and specialty shops in Phuket to service tourists needs. You will also find restaurants that offer delicious local Thai cuisine. Phuket is well known as a high class beach resort and most parts of the island are covered by lush forest and vegetation. You can bathe in the crystal clear waters when staying at one of the many resorts on the island. The resorts offer a wide range of accommodation including single rooms, deluxe rooms, VIP rooms and bungalows. Yachts can be rented for additional charges at the beach and there is a world class golf course at Phuket. Tourists can also observe the Sino Portuguese style mansions left behind by people that lived between the 19th and 20th centuries. There are several rubber plantations and coconut plantations which you can visit. You can reach Phuket flying Thai Airways International from many cites worldwide and there are also direct flights with other major airlines to Phuket from countries such as Germany, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia.

Another popular island in Thailand are the Phi Phi islands. Phi Phi islands are actually formed from the two islands called Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Ley. They offer the most beautiful and spectacular scenery in Asia. Tourists can engage in recreational activities such as kayaking, mountain climbing and scuba diving. Once you are at Phi Phi Island, you can take a boat to explore the many secluded coves. The islands have many shrub covered cliffs and lush green vegetation is plentiful.  There are many restaurants that serve delicious local Thai cuisine. You can reach Phi Phi Islands by taking charter boats from Phuket and Krabi. The charter boats depart from a number of piers on the island. You can take the ferry boats at Krabi from two piers including Chao Fah pier and Ao Nang pier. The islands are not accessible by car so you will have to ask your travel agency to arrange suitable transport.

Tourists can also visit the Koh Lanta islands. Koh Lanta islands are gaining more and more popularity among tourists. They are made up of a group of 52 islands. Most of the islands are small and not inhabited by people. The main feature of the Koh Lanta islands are the long beautiful white sandy beaches. There are a lot of mangrove swamps at  Koh Lanta. The islands are covered with many green hills and forests. If you go scuba diving in the sea, you will be able to view a variety of coral reefs. There is also a marine national park at Koh Lanta. The marine national park consists of 15 islands that are included in the group of Koh Lanta islands. Ko Rok Nok is the most beautiful of the islands because it has crescent shape bay and lush forests.

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