The Gulf of Thailand is a multi-island paradise with two major cruising regions. One based around the island of Koh Samui with its luxury resorts, tropical beaches and vibrant nightlife and the famous Ang Thong Marine Park. On the other side of the Gulf is the Koh Chang Archipelago, an area of incredible beauty that has managed to stay under the radar of popular tourism.
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AROUND KOH SAMUI
In the western part of the Gulf of Thailand the Koh Samui archipelago has 80 stunning tropical islands. The island of Koh Samui itself is one of the most well-known destinations in Thailand, and it has grown into one of the most sophisticated as well. The beaches here are rightfully renowned for their soft white sands, crystal clear waters and picture-perfect looks, many featuring large granite boulders.
KOH ANG THONG NATIONAL PARK
This national park is a pristine group of islands featuring impressive limestone mountains, thick evergreen forest, soft sand beaches, coral reefs and hidden bays, waterfalls and lakes to explore. This protected region offers a rich bio-diversity with snorkelling, sea kayaking, diving, hiking, or just simply relaxing all being the things to enjoy while exploring Ang Thong. Even with its growing popularity these islands still provide picturesque simplicity and tranquillity.
A tiny island on the south tip of Koh Samui Koh Taen is the perfect place to enjoy peace and quiet away from the major tourist spots. Beautiful long white beaches and colourful coral reefs teeming with marine life add to this islands charm. There is abundant wildlife including monitor lizards that make the large mangrove forest on the southwest of the island home.
Koh Madsum is an even tinier island off Koh Samui with even more beautiful beaches and sublime snorkelling. What makes Koh Madsum exceptional are its amiable residents, the wild boars! Soak up in the sun and enjoy the stunning scenery of Koh Samui on the horizon, while the friendly pigs are wandering around – welcome to the Bahamas … Thai-style!
The fifth largest island in Thailand Koh Phangan is a gem of an island with a myriad of natural features including pristine powdery beaches with turquoise fringing waters, mountains, jungles and waterfalls. The flora and fauna of the island of Koh Phangan is extraordinary with rare pink dolphins being seen in its waters. Below the waves are some great diving experiences on offer - colourful fish, coral and exotic marine life such as whale sharks and stingrays can all be spotted. And if you are looking for a high-octane party the Full Moon Parties held here at Haad Rin Beach are one of the most famous parties in the world.
Koh Tao – meaning 'Turtle Island' – lives up to its name, with an abundance of sea turtles living on its palm-fringed shores. It is also the scuba diving destination of choice in Thailand. While relatively small the island offers some exceptionally beautiful beaches. Sairee Beach is the perfect spot to sit back and admire the most perfect of perfect sunsets!