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Ko Samui


Ko Samui is part of the Chumphon Archipelago; a group of islands in the Gulf of Thailand, off the eastern coast of the mainland. Ko Tao and Ko Phangan are also part of the group, with Ko Phangan being right next door. They’re so close that you can see one island clearly from the other, making them extremely easy to combine into a single Thai tour.Ko Samui is the second-biggest island in Thailand,...

6th of June
Tags: Ko Samui, Thailand

An Introduction to Southern Thailand


There’s no doubt about it. Bangkok might be by far the most visited place in Thailand, the country might be home to tall mountain ranges and vast national parks, but one image above all else has come to define Thailand to tourists. That of a longboat – parked half on a perfect white beach, half in a crystal clear sea – with a Thai flag flying off the bow, blue skies visible behind it along with cl...

5th of June
Tags: West Coast, East Coast, Thailand

Ko Lanta


Ko Lanta is certainly one of the more difficult locations in southern Thailand to assess. It’s definitely not a small island – it’s over 30km long, and 6km wide – and yet it still has an unmistakable ‘small island’ feel to it. It certainly feels far less touristic, being a far cry from the hordes of visitors you’ll find in Phuket, or sometimes in Ko Phangan and Ko Phi Phi. There are central areas...

2nd of June
Tags: ko lanta, Thailand

Ko Phangan

Ko Phangan

There’s no doubting what the island of Ko Phangan is most famous for. The ‘Full Moon Party’ has become so internationally famous now that it’s one of the main reasons why backpackers visit southern Thailand in the first place. Unfortunately, to many people, the Full Moon Party has come to entirely represent Ko Phangan. While it’s certainly a big deal, please be aware that the Full Moon Party only...

1st of June
Tags: Ko Phangan, Thailand