Thai Island Hideaways

Thai Island Hideaways

Escape to southern Thailand’s tropical islands where mile long beaches are lapped by the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. Travel by speedboat to Koh Phi Phi for craggy cliffs and shallows reefs where stingray and white-tip sharks swim. Kayak through mangroves and swim in the jet-ski free waters around Koh Lanta before exploring Koh Yao by bicycle, scooter or tuk tuk. Looking for nightlife? Head to Ko Phangan famed for its electric Full Moon Parties where drinks are served all night long and fire eaters perform on the sands.


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Island Hideaways Travel Information

There are no direct flights from the UK to Thailand’s Island Hideaways – you will have to take a connecting flight in Bangkok.

  • Currency: Baht 
  • Time difference: (GMT+6) 
  • Flight from UK: 11 hours to Bangkok, plus connecting flight and boat journey 
  • Visa: Tourist visa (on arrival) 
  • Language: Thai 
  • National drink: Mekhong 
  • National dish: Pad Thai
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Island Hideaways Activities


It’s all about the water (almost)! Surrounded by clear blue seas abundant with tropical marine life, it comes as no surprise that snorkelling and scuba diving are two of the most popular activities when staying on Thailand’s islands. On solid land, scale the limestone cliffs or jump off one, hike to the top Phi Phi’s viewpoint for iconic images or head to Koh Phangan’s infamous full moon parties – complete with endless drinks and fire shows.

Island Hideaways Food & Drink


As with most places in Thailand, markets are the best place to try local street food. The waters around Phi Phi, Koh Lanta and Koh Phangan are teeming with lobster, prawn and crab resulting in some of the freshest seafood dishes you’ve ever tasted. Start mornings eating fresh coconuts, set your tastebuds alight with spicy southern curries before quenching the inevitable thirst with local Thai beers.

Island Hideaways Attractions


With stunning scenery, white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, Thailand’s southern islands are an attraction in themselves. See depictions of longtail boats carved into rock at the Viking Caves and swim through cliffs to the Emerald Cave - you'll be rewarded with a small lagoon and beach. Relax with a herbal sauna at the Buddhist temple Wat Pho in Koh Phangan and see waterfalls in Thansadej National Park.

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