Want to stay away from the crowds? Say goodbye to Koh Phi Phi and Koh Samui, say hello to these extremely scenic and unspoiled islands in Thailand that remain off the tourist radar! Today let's visit Koh Phayam.
Thailand is certainly the best place for beach lovers and island hoppers, with the likes of big-name vacation destinations from Koh Samui to Koh Phi Phi dominating many travel bucket lists. The result is an influx of visitors to these places, resulting in not just crowds but increasing demand for infrastructure and commercial activities. Step off the beaten tourist track and discover our list of eight amazing hidden islands in Thailand untouched by the masses, complete with pristine beaches, clear waters full of marine life, and undisturbed sunbathing spots. Read on!
An awesome tropical island atmosphere that rivals Koh Samui, just not as crowded! Koh Phayam is a 45-square-kilometer island off the coast of Ranong Province, located near the Myanmar border. Sitting in the Andaman Sea, the island is home to all of the quintessential tropical island must-haves: long white-sand beaches, clear blue waters, coral reefs, dense rainforests, and a wonderful vibe that many say is very similar to what Koh Samui had been in the 1980s, before it became a major tourist hub. Fun fact: Koh Phayam is also famous for cashew nuts, which are grown on the island!