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1. Posted by dar egan (Budding Member 67 posts) 8y

any suggestions on the best thai island to visit in august?looking for a bit of tranquility,have been to the likes of samui,phuket and phi phi and although beautiful just a little too overcrowded for my liking,it has to be suitable for august,have beautiful beaches and if it aint in the guide books all the better!

2. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 8y

Well they are both in the guide books, but Koh Lanta and Koh Tao are great places to relax, as is Koh Phagnan if you hit a quieter beach in the north.
I would say pick the side that is least effected by the rain that time of year.

3. Posted by dar egan (Budding Member 67 posts) 8y

cheers degolasse.

4. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y

Not been to either of the others mentioned by Degolasse, but I have to say I definitely found Koh Lanta more chilled out than other touristy places in Southern Thailand.

5. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 8y

Ko Tarutao in Satun Province

6. Posted by dar egan (Budding Member 67 posts) 8y

is koh taratuo easy enough to get to from bangkok and is august suitable?cheers oposa

7. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 8y

I spend a couple of very chilled and wonderful days on Ko Muk on the Andaman Coast. It's part of the Jao Mai National Park and there's a few more Islands closeby where you can go diving/snorkeling or just simply relax.
We stayed in a hut right by the beach for 800 Baht a night and if you feel like you need some activity after all, you can explore a massive cave in the area. I definitely loved it there!


8. Posted by dar egan (Budding Member 67 posts) 8y

looks lovely steff but im going in august so theres a good chance of poor weather!:(