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 Wai.
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!
Koh Wai is a small little island in the shape of a crescent, located approximately 20 minutes by speedboat from Koh Chang in the Gulf of Thailand. Just 3.9 square kilometers, Koh Wai is a perfectly laid-back island paradise that remains unblemished by human development. You won’t find any villages, shops, roads, or vehicles here. Not even a 7-11! The main reason for its lack of development? There is no electricity on the island. This shouldn’t detract from its appeal because Koh Wai’s northern coast is home to a handful of small and incredibly beautiful white-sand beaches with unbelievably clear, shallow water just perfect for snorkeling. In fact, a coral reef runs along most of the north coast, just 40 meters from the shore!