What comes into the mind of travellers when we talk about sea, sun and sand? Phuket must
definitely be one of the answers. A number of exciting activities can be found on this
island. The island's long history has shaped the Phuket of the present with its diverse
ethnic groups, culture, architectural influence, and fine cuisine. These attributes have
made Phuket a complete tourist destination that offers a lot more beyond its natural
heritage of sea, sand, forest, and world-renowned diving sites. Sino-Portuguese
architecture casts its spell delighting travellers to the city, while Phuket style of
hospitality has never failed to impress visitors from all walks of life.
Krabi is an almost otherworldly region of labyrinthine archipelagos, where islands seem
to erupt vertically out of the sea and secluded beaches are only accessible by colorfully
adorned long tail boats. Krabi’s myriad of bays and coves have sheltered pirates, merchants,
and sea gypsies for thousands of years and archaeological evidence indicates that Krabi was
originally inhabited as early as 25,000 - 35,000 years ago! With attractions including hot
springs, a wildlife sanctuary, sea caves, flourishing coral reefs and exotic marine life,
limestone cliffs that draw rock climbing enthusiasts from around the world, and national parks
that include the island paradises of Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta, one could easily spend weeks
in Krabi and leave yearning for more. If that wasn’t enough, Krabi features some of the most
photogenic sunsets in Thailand, often accompanied by spectacular displays of cloud to cloud
lightning, that are best enjoyed from a beachside bar or restaurant. Meanwhile, with all the
tourists spread out among various beaches and islands, life goes on in Krabi Town, the somewhat
sleepy provincial capital.
Ko Samui, Thailand’s second most popular island destination, is located in the Gulf of Thailand.
Samui is the third largest island in Thailand and the largest in an archipelago of more than 80
islands that includes the Ang Thong National Marine Park, a kayaking paradise and day trip from
Ko Samui. While Samui is small enough to be circumnavigated in just a couple of hours by motorbike
or car, the island features such a variety of beaches and activities that it would be impossible
to experience everything in a single visit. Activities around Ko Samui include cooking courses,
yoga instruction, Muay Thai training, scuba diving, and even golf. Ko Samui has developed into
its own style of island paradise, retaining much of its natural beauty while offering nearly
every imaginable activity or service for the ultimate beach holiday.
Khao Sok and Cheow Lan
Khao Sok National Park in Southern Thailand is an amazing place. It is covered by the oldest
evergreen rainforest in the world, huge limestone mountains shooting straight up in the air,
deep valleys, breathtaking lakes, exciting caves, wild animals and much more. Khao Sok is
perfectly situated on the mainland between Phuket, Krabi, Khao Lak and Koh Samui, the most
popular destinations in Southern Thailand. Close and personal elephant encounters, jungle
trekking on foot, canoeing and Truck Safaris are all possible activities, which will give
you the experience of a lifetime. We also recommend tours to visit various locations in Khao
Sok. One of the most interesting areas is stunningly beautiful Cheow Larn Lake in the heart
of the National Park with its floating raft houses and luxury tents – an absolute must-see!