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Islands near Koh Samui

Ang Thong Marine National Park, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan

There are about 60 other islands near Koh Samui, most of which are tropical paradises in their own right. Some have small populations and reputations, such as Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. Others are little more than dots of land in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand, but are home to breathtaking scenery, unspoilt beaches and ideal conditions and surroundings for sailing, scuba diving or just relaxing far from civilisation.

Journey times between Koh Samui other islands is relatively short and each offers something a little different. Koh Phangan’s full moon parties are legendary, as are Koh Tao’s pristine, uncrowded beaches. Koh Taen abounds with history and folklore while the 42 islands of Ang Thong Marine Park are home to a rich variety of exotic sea creatures and plantlife.

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  • Ang Thong Marine National Park

    Ang Thong Marine Park

    The setting for the eponymous 'perfect' beach in Alex Garland's book, Ang Thong really was once home to a group of Read More»

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    Island-hopping is a popular activity in Samui as this tourist hotspot features a good range of other islands lying a Read More»

  • Koh Phangan

    Koh Phangan

    World famous due to its Full Moon, Half Moon and many other parties, Koh Phangan actually only has about 10,000 fulltime Read More»

  • Koh Tao

    Koh Tao

    Once the haunt of sea-turtles, this small island north of Koh Samui has become a magnet for those who really want to get Read More»

  • Koh Mudsum

    Koh Mudsum, also referred to as Koh Matsum, is a small island on the south side of Koh Samui. This is a favourite place Read More»

  • Koh Taen

    Koh Taen is a tiny island that can be found on the southern tip of Samui. This small island is a great place for

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All Islands Near Koh Samui

Ang Thong Marine Park

Ang Thong National Marine Park is a pristine archipelago of 42 islands in the Gulf of Thailand with towering limestone mountains, thick jungle, white-sand beaches, fertile mangroves, waterfalls and hidden coves and lakes to explore. Within sight of Koh Samui, Ang Thong park is a protected area of more than 100 square kilometres of land and Read More...

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Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan, with an overall area of 167sqkm, is Thailand’s fifth biggest island. Located 70km from the mainland and just 12km from Koh Samui, Phangan does not have an airport and relies heavily on ferries from the mainland and Koh Samui.

Predominantly made up of granite, its almost unspoilt beauty is accented by a hilly, lush Read More...

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Koh Tao

Once the haunt of sea-turtles, this small island north of Koh Samui with its quiet undisturbed beaches has become a magnet for those who really want to get away from it all and for divers who come to view the colourful coral beds. Since the main attraction is diving - the beaches remain tranquil and uncrowded Read More...

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Koh Taen and Koh Mudsum

Located a short boat ride from Samui's south coast, these two small islands often come together as a package (with either fishing or snorkelling thrown in) offered as a daytrip by local tour companies and individuals. Koh Mudsum is basically one long beach that is unfortunately rather dirty in places. There's also a dead reef directly Read More...

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