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  1. Elizabeth
    September 25, 2019 @ 7:02 am

    I have been wanting to go island hopping in Thailand for so long now! I almost went once on a trip and I remember being overwhelmed by all the options. This guide is really helpful in deciding which islands to visit. Koh Chang caught my attention with the jungle trekking and kayaking. I love the sounds of Koh Phayam too. I like the idea of no cars and it not being as well known.

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    • dankiteski
      September 28, 2019 @ 10:10 am

      Thank you, Elizabeth, I’m glad you got some useful tips for your trip and I hope you get the chance to go island hopping in Thailand soon.

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  2. Jane Dempster-Smith
    September 25, 2019 @ 9:44 am

    This is such a great article, I have been looking for an article with a list of the islands with travel information. I am definitely bookmarking this. We are off to Bangkok in a few weeks and have a couple of days spare so we will definitely think of heading off to Koh Si Chang. I have not heard of it before. Thanks.

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    • dankiteski
      September 28, 2019 @ 10:12 am

      Thank you, Jane. I’m glad this post helped you plan your trip to Thailand and I hope you have a great time in the Land of Smiles 🙂

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  3. Adele Gee
    September 25, 2019 @ 12:25 pm

    This could not have come at a better time as I will go island hopping in Thailand next month. I’m praying the weather co-operates. thanks for the information on all the islands both big and small – I want to avoid Phuket and Phi Phi as they are too touristy. Ko Yao and Ko Noi are on my list. I would actually love to visit Lipe but it’s just too far from where we will be in Aonang.

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    • dankiteski
      September 28, 2019 @ 10:14 am

      October is usually the last month of the rainy season and in my opinion, a great time to visit. I hope you have a great time, Adele and I’m glad you found some useful tips in this article.

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  4. Lisa
    September 25, 2019 @ 9:40 pm

    It’s been a long time since I was last in Thailand, so reading this brought back some great memories for me. Island hopping is one of my favorite activities to do here, and you’re right, you can do it without booking a tour. You’ve given some excellent tips, and I’d love to see Koh Munnork and Koh Tao; both look wonderful.

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    • dankiteski
      September 28, 2019 @ 10:15 am

      Koh Munnort and Koh Tao are just lovely. I hope you visit them on one of your next visits to Thailand.

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  5. Blairvillanueva
    September 26, 2019 @ 4:58 pm

    I agree on not booking a tour when in Thailand. Because it is easy to navigate. I would never get tired of experiencing Thailand.

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    • dankiteski
      September 28, 2019 @ 10:16 am

      Indeed, Blair 🙂

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  6. Yukti Agrawal
    September 27, 2019 @ 6:59 am

    Wow, what a perfect guide on how to do Thailand Island tours without booking expensive island hopping tours. I would definitely try island tours on my own as to ride in local ferry would be very interesting. Koh Chang looks perfect for me and even that Koh Tao as it is photogenic. Thanks for sharing a wonderful guide on the Thai islands.

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    • dankiteski
      September 28, 2019 @ 10:20 am

      Absolutely, Yukti. One doesn’t need overpriced island hopping tours to explore the best of the Thai islands. I hope you get the chance to visit soon and see for yourself 🙂

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  7. Annick
    September 28, 2019 @ 1:32 pm

    I was at a travel convention recently and the Thailand representative was doing a good job of trying to push visitors away from the Phuket/Phi Phi train. Which makes this list incredible because it’s so much more detailed that what they were offering! I know you didn’t want to share it but I agree that Koh Ngai is absolutely gorgeous! Now I want to explore some of these before they get overcrowded too!

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    • dankiteski
      September 30, 2019 @ 6:51 am

      Thanks, Annick. I am glad you’ve liked it BDW totally with you on Koh Ngai, its one of the few obscure places in Thailand before it is filled with a horde of tourists,

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  8. Jennifer
    September 29, 2019 @ 11:32 pm

    I have heard of Phuket, but the others are new to me. I also had no idea that Thailand was so good for solo travelers. So interesting! I would love to take one the ferries and explore an island. The photos are lovely, too.

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    • dankiteski
      September 30, 2019 @ 6:49 am

      Thanks, Jennifer. You should give it a try, I am pretty sure you’ll love it.

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  9. amar singh
    September 30, 2019 @ 2:07 pm

    I must admit even after travelling a fair bit around the world one of my most favourite holiday destination remains to be Thailand and the islands. I love the pristine beaches and the food as well which both make me want to visit it again and again. As you said traveling and getting around Thailand is super-easy and very affordable. You can get some great transportation on budget and thats why it attracts a lot of solo travelers and back packers as well. Some great tips on the islands and the ones to visit . Thanks for sharing a very informative post.

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    • dankiteski
      October 2, 2019 @ 5:43 pm

      Thanks, Amar. I am glad you’ve liked it and it’is truly said that Thailand is one of the affordable holiday destinations, yet it is worth every penny.

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