Islands Near Bangkok

Explore these secluded Thailand islands near Bangkok and find some amazing Thailand beaches and great places to stay. 

I have visited all of these Bangkok Islands over the past few years and hope this information helps.

Adventure to Islands Near Bangkok

Koh Chang

Best Bangkok beaches abound on Koh Chang

Chang Island is about 5 hours from Bangkok and if you want to go from Bangkok to Koh Chang it is simple to drive yourself, or take a bus or van.

Koh Chang is the second largest island in Thailand and is still relatively undeveloped.

Some of the best beaches in Thailand are located on Koh Chang and the accommodation is relatively inexpensive and the place is not over developed.

Koh Kut (Koh Kood)

Ko Kut is one of Thailands best islands

The island of Ko Kut or Koh Kood as it is often known is located to the South East of Bangkok, down towards the Cambodian border.

For many years it was a disputed territory between the two nations and consequently Ko Kut has very limited development but if you like to get back to nature then this is one of the best of Thailand's islands.

Koh Lan

Ko Lan for beaches close to Bangkok

Surprisingly Ko Lan is one of the nearest islands to Bangkok and is just off the coast of Pattaya.

You can visit Ko Lan for a day trip from Bangkok, if you start early enough and there are a range of different beaches to head for on the island.

Being just a few kilometres off shore of Pattaya the water around Ko Lan is surprisingly clear and this is often referred to as Coral Island. Explore Koh Lan now.

Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi is one of the best islands in Thailand

Ko Phi Phi is the furthest of the Thailand islands from Bangkok and you first need to take a plane to Krabi Airport and then a ferry boat from Ao Nang.

Phi Phi Island is extremely popular with tourists and rightly so as it  has some the best beaches in Thailand. But if you want somewhere quiet it may not be for you.

Ko Phi Phi is one of the most popular of the Thailand islands.

Koh Samet

The Koh Samet fireshow is held nightly outside the Ploy Talay restaurant

Koh Samet is a short 3 hour bus ride from the Bangkok Eastern Bus Terminal and sports the magnificent Had Sai Kaew beach that hosts the crispest finest sand you can imagine.

If you have a long weekend then Koh Samet is worth the visit as it is only three hours by bus from Bangkok.

Koh Samui

Sipping cocktails on Koh Samui near Chaweng Beach

Located south of Hua Hin along the Eastern coastline and a short plane flight from Bangkok to Koh Samui Airport is the well developed island of Koh Samui.

Koh Samui is a destination in itself, but for many it is a stopping off point to the Full Moon Parties on the neighbouring island of Koh Phangan.


I hope you have enjoyed this summary of Thailand's Islands and if you choose to go to the islands near Bangkok or venture further afield you are sure to have a great time.

When going to the beach make sure you are aware of the jet ski scam and if you liked this, then you may also like to find out more about other beaches near Bangkok.


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