Boutique island-hopping through east coast Thailand

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Duration (in days): 9

From: Koh Tao

To: Koh Samui

From

£900

Exc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing) 
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Overview

Enjoy a week of island-hopping along the south-east coast of Thailand on this 9 day boutique adventure visiting the islands of Koh Tao, Kho Phangan and Koh Samui.

Visit 3 of the best-known islands in this region which are packed with opportunities for blissful relaxation or adventure. Snorkel over the stunning coral reef just off the coast of Koh Tao, visit the Big Buddha Temple on Koh Samui or get into the party atmosphere in Koh Phangan. Whether you’re looking for pure relaxation or exploration, you’ll find it here.

First, you’ll head to the divers paradise, Koh Tao where you can swim off access the reef from the shoreline with a snorkel. You can explore the array of aquatic creatures right on your door step or head out on a boat trip to discover why this island is one of the world’s best places to dive.  

Next, you’ll sail over to the rustic island of Koh Phangan. By day, you’ll find there’s a laidback hippie vibe, and by night, the island is home to the world famous ‘Full Moon party’. Indulge in a night of hedonism on Haad Rin Beach or simply enjoy some delicious food and tasty cocktails in the comfort of your hotel.

End your trip on the largest of these three islands, Koh Samui. Take a journey round the island visiting the local highlights or simply stroll along the long beaches, with plenty of bars and restaurants nearby there will be plenty to keep you entertained on the last few days of your Thai adventure.

This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.

Highlights 

  • Relax in boutique accommodation
  • Discover an underwater world at one of the world’s top diving spots in Koh Tao
  • Chill out of the rustic island of Koh Phangan
  • Get to grips with Thai history and culture on Koh Samui
  • Lie back with a book in hand on Samui’s long sandy beaches
Itinerary

 

Itinerary in brief:

  • 3 nights Koh Tao
  • 3 nights Koh Phangan
  • 2 nights Koh Samui

 

Day 1: Arrive in Koh Tao

Arrive at any time in Chumphon, where you'll be met by a local representative and transported to the catamaran boat over to Koh Tao. The boat can take up to 2 hours so sit back, relax and enjoy the views.

On arrival in Koh Tao you will be taken to your hotel to check in, the rest of the day is at leisure.


Day 2: Koh Tao

Although it's smaller than the other islands along the east coast, Koh Tao offers plenty to do. The island is renowned for its incredible snorkelling and diving opportunities with its abundance of marine life from colourful coral to sharks, rays, turtles and schools of tropical fish. Koh Tao is one of the top places to learn to dive in the world and with dive schools scattered along the beach you won’t be short of options, if you'd like to get dive qualified here.

If you fancy lingering a little longer to learn this new skill simply ask one of our travel consultants to add some extra days onto your trip.


Day 3: Koh Tao

Today is yours to continue enjoying Koh Tao, be it simply relaxing on the beach by your resort or making the most of the nightlife in the town by night. If you prefer to stay on land, there are several scenic hikes twisting through the jungle into coastal pathways where you can enjoy stunning views across the island.


Day 4: Koh Tao to Koh Phangan

After breakfast, you will transfer to the pier and continue on to Koh Phangan by catamaran.

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.


Days 5 & 6: Koh Phangan

Home to the famous Full Moon parties, Koh Phangan is always ready to party, with bars and restaurants lining the ocean front, all serving up delicious cocktails and traditional Thai food. Dine on the beach with the sand between your toes surrounded by the twinkling lights of the island. Being so close to the ocean is great for sea food – try a spicy prawn curry or stay safe with a delicious plate of pad thai and som tam.


Day 7: Koh Phangan to Koh Samui

Enjoy breakfast at your resort before your next transfer to the pier to board a speedboat over to Koh Samui.

Upon arrival on Koh Samui, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.


Day 8: Koh Samui

Koh Samui is the perfect destination for relaxation with white sand beaches and idyllic views. If you fancy delving into the island’s history, there are lots of hidden Buddhist temples to explore, including the Big Buddha Temple, which is well worth a visit.


Day 9: Depart Koh Samui

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before being collected by a representative and taken by private transfer to Samui Airport for your onward journey.


Info

The Southern region of Thailand has two seasons ‘wet’ and ‘dry’. On the east coast most rain falls between September and December with dry and sunny weather typically for the rest of the year.

This itinerary is purely a suggestion, and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you

What's included: 

  • All accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Private air-conditioned transfers
  • Roundtrip jshared boat transfers between Koh Tao - Koh Phangan – Koh Samui.
  • Roundtrip transfers on Koh Tao and Koh Phangan between the resort and pier.

Not included: 

  • International and domestic flights
  • Any additional activities or excursions
  • Any meals not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Visa services
Accommodation

8 nights in 4* standard boutique accommodation. Hotels in this category include:

  • Haadtien Beach Resort, Koh Tao

  • Buri Rasa Village, Koh Phangan

  • Buri Rasa Village Resort & Spa, Koh Samui

 

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