5 Spots to Escape the Crowds in Thailand

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Almost any tourist who comes to Thailand dreams of isolated white beaches lined with palm trees complimented with the abundant availability of exotic cuisines. If you are visiting Thailand on a couples holiday then you’ll probably be looking for a romantic and peaceful break. However, with Thailand being one of the most advanced hospitality industries in the region, isolation in Thailand is hard to find. But away from the eye of the crowds are raw and unexplored destinations. Here are five of the best places in Thailand to avoid the crowds.


Koh Mook

The Had Farang Beach on the island of Koh Mook may be small in size but it is beautiful in every way. The small piece of land lights up during the stunning sunsets with visitors being blessed with extraordinary views of the superb rocky cliffs in the sea. The clean sands and the crystal clear water make Koh Mook ideal for swimming sessions as well. The best part about this place is that there are only a few locals who live there allowing tourists to make this paradise their very own for the time they spend there.

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Koh Lanta

Adventures that cause the ultimate adrenaline rush thanks to the spectacular belvederes – there’s simply too much to try out in Koh Lanta. The beautiful and sunny beaches, however, tempt most tourists to relax throughout the day and get tanned. However, for the ones who are restless, the option of going Sea Kayaking and exploring the mysterious caves of Ko Lanta may be too tempting to pass. Tourists can explore the waters in peace since the tour packages only allow 10 people at a time.

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Koh Kradan

This small yet astonishing strip of land in the Andaman Sea is a part of the Hat Chao Mai National Park. Hence, there really aren’t any villages or even suitable roads to interrupt a tourist on their Tintin-esque adventure. The main beach is where the tourists are advised to stay. Following the cashew trees, they can then proceed to watch the sunset at Ao Chonglom, a remote stretch on the west side with rocky limestone ridges. Hopping on a traditional boat to visit the adjacent island of Koh Muk for exploring the famed Emerald Cave is also a great idea.

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Koh Phra Thong

Not many places in Thailand are more beautiful than this small stretch of land close to the Myanmar border. A preferred nesting place of the sea turtle, the island boasts the heaviest sea turtle in the world. Sit close to these creatures and listen to them cackle, a sound which quite often will be complemented with the calls of oriental hornbills and the shouts of the demur sambar deer. Protected and unpopulated, Koh Ra Thong is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. If you want to volunteer in Thailand then you can get involved with turtle conservation, or volunteer with elephants, but just make sure you use a reputable company.


Koh Phayam

This island of sparkling and silvery sand and emerald tropical forests has managed to stay out of the public eye for a long time. With a small population of 500 locals, the small yet beautiful set of bungalows in Koh Phayam is the perfect getaway spot in Thailand.

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Often without a single person in sight or a hint of urbanization, these places are the best to avoid crowds.


Where is your favorite spot in Thailand? If you’ve never been, where do you most want to visit to get away from the crowds? Tell me in the comments ⇓

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