Other Islands: An Introduction
There are a number of islands that you may wish to consider whilst visiting the western side of the Thai penisular. Whilst some are better known than others, each has its own individual appeal.
Ko Phi Phi is undoubtedly the best known of these and it is undoubtedly an extremely beautiful island even amongst such an array good looking neighbours! Limestone cliffs, turquoise waters, white sand beaches and miles of trackless forest make Phi Phi a superb option for a day visit or several nights staying in its predominantly basic accommodation. Also growing in popularity are Koh Muk and Koh Lipe
Koh Jum (also known as Pu Island) is located approximately 25 km’s south of Krabi (Thailand) and just to the north of of Koh Lanta Noi. This extremely laid-back island has extremely basic accommodation in the form of traditional Thai huts and baics such as electricity can be unreliable. On the western side of Koh Jum there are several superb beaches where the majority of the bungalows and resorts are located.
Travel further south along the Andaman coast and you will discover several national parks, the pick of the bunch being Koh Tarutao. Practically deserted and with little in the way of accommodation or facilities. Trips can be arranged for the more hardy traveller!