1 Island idylls

Tranquillity rules on the uncommercial islands of Ko Phayam, Ko Ra, Ko Yao Noi and Ko Jum.

2 Khao Sok National Park

Sleep in a jungle treehouse or on a lake amid spectacular karst scenery, and wake to the sound of hooting gibbons.

3 Ko Similan

Remote island chain offering the finest snorkelling and diving, and easily accessible on day-trips and live-aboards.

4 Phuket Town

Handsome Sino-Portuguese architecture and some of the most interesting sleeping, eating and drinking options on the island.

5 Sea-canoeing in Ao Phang Nga

The perfect way to explore the limestone karsts and hidden lagoons of this spectacular bay.

6 Rock-climbing

Even novices can get a bird’s-eye view of the Railay peninsula’s fabulous coastal scenery.

7 Ko Lanta Yai

The “island of long beaches”, with an atmospheric old town, offers an appealing choice of relaxing mid-range facilities.

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