Thailand is blessed with gorgeous beaches and numerous islands. Phuket, which is the largest island in the country, is located in the Southern part of Thailand and is on the west facing the Andaman Sea. The island is home to a lot of luxury seaside resorts, international hotel chains, spas and restaurants. Phuket can get pretty crowded sometimes, and the great thing is that it is has so many islands near it.
If you want to see more and explore away from the tourist resort town, here are several breathtaking islands near Phuket definitely worth it.
Known as Koh Hae, it is an island which is only 15 minutes away from Phuket via speedboat. You can spend your day playing in its beautiful shoreline. There are a couple of beaches here, and the Coral Island Resort offers small bungalows set on the beach.
Koh Bon is another island near to Phuket, which can be easily reached from Rawai Beach on a longtail boat. There are two beaches; one is reserved for Evason Resort’s guests, while the other one houses the Bon Restaurant, a popular place for lunch and a lazy day in the beach, as well as for several water activities.
The Similan Islands are the diamonds of the Andaman Sea. You are not going to need great photography skills to get really striking photos. It is ideal for you to spend two days here, since the trip is quite tiring. But, the best part is you are going to have the beach all to yourself during mornings.
Phi Phi island
Phi Phi is already a very visited island, and after it was featured in the movie The Beach, it grew even more famous. This is the destination for the younger travelers that want to party in a tropical island.
This island is a tiny hideaway located 12 miles south from Phuket, which is around 30 minutes by speedboat or 2 hours by boat. This is known as a clear diving site.
If you truly want to see the islands near Phuket in a different way, a luxurious way, you can also opt for a Phuket yacht charter, where you have ultimate privacy and the choice to go to several islands of your liking. You will truly have a memorable experience, one that you won’t forget the rest of your life.