ISLAND HOPPING in THAILAND: Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta, Koh Jum

Reportedly, there are about 1430 islands in Thailand – obviously not all of them inhabited, but sadly, many of them crowded. Charmingly, some of the Thai islands come in clusters and are therefore easily accessible when island hopping.

Andaman Sea in Thailand

The most idyllic way of island hopping is done by the traditional longtail boats.

While formerly, most of Thailand’s islands were uninhabited, more and more have been developed for tourism. However, since the most famous and popular ones are not automatically those that have the most beauty and serenity in store, with a little research – and a tip from me – you can still find your tropical paradise far from the party crowds.


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KRABI and AO NANG – the gateways to paradise

So while I thought places like Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, and Chiang Mai were touristy, thus in an amene way, I didn’t know the half of it till I came to Ao Nang.
It must have been a nice place, albeit today, it is far too crowded.
However, it is the gateway to the paradise of the islets and isles scattered in the Andaman sea.


Longtail Boats at the coast of Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand

Ao Nang’s strongest suit is being a gateway to the countless isles scattered in the Andaman Sea.


The city of Krabi, however, is not much more than the central hub for the adjacent beaches and islands and doesn’t have much to offer. However, waiting for your ride or flight, you can spend half a day checking out the few unspectacular sights.

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