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.