One of my favourite activity when I go to different island in Thailand is Snorkeling.[ดำน้ำตื้น dam nám dtêun]
There are many islands in Thailand you can snorkeling.Here is the list of island I have been to. But first of all I wan to teach you The word island in Thai is เกาะ [ gòr] but many times you see in the sign Ko or Koh.By the way The correct pronunciation is gòr
1.Koh Larn เกาะล้าน [gòr láan]
1.Koh Larn เกาะล้าน [gòr láan] is the closest island from Bangkok. It is in Chonburi Province.You have to take the boat at Bali hai pier [แหลมบาลีฮาย: lǎem baa-lee haay]
Bali Hai Pier is located in South Pattaya, near Walking Street. You can get there by taxi, tuk-tuk, or songthaew สองแถว [sǒrng-tǎew] (shared taxi) from anywhere in Pattaya.
Here is the video about Koh Larn[gòr láan]
Koh Samed เกาะเสม็ด [gòr Sà-mèd]
2.Koh Samed เกาะเสม็ด [gòr Sà-mèd] Is in the east of Thailand. gòr Sà-mèd is in Rayong province. It is about 3hours from Bangkok.You have to take the boat at Banphe.[บ้านเพ :bâan pe]
Here is the video and useful words and sentences about safety on the boat at Koh Samed.
Koh Chaang เกาะช้าง[gòr cháang]
3.Koh Chaang เกาะช้าง[gòr cháang] is in Trat province. This island you can bring the car and drive around the island,The island is quite big if compare to Koh Samed and Koh Larn. If you have chance to go there you can buy one day trip(join trip) to go snorkeling the in shallow area.But the boat will take you almost 1 hour to the snorkeling area.
Here is the video form Koh Chaang
4.Koh Kood เกาะกูด [gòr gòod]
4.Koh Kood เกาะกูด [gòr gòod] is an island located in the Trat Province of Thailand, near the border with Cambodia. It is the fourth largest island in Thailand.
The most convenient way to get to Koh Kood from Bangkok is to take a flight from Bangkok to Trat. Bangkok Airways operates few flights from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport to Trat Airport, with flight times ranging from 50 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Flying to Trat is the most convenient way but it is also the most expensive way .Why? because you still need taxi to go to Laem Sok Pier ,which is the main departure point for boats to Koh Kood.
Last time when I went to Koh Kood we were driving from Rayong to Laemsok Pier.It took us about 3 hours and 30 minutes. The we took the ferry with air conditioner to Koh Kood.
Here is some video short lesson I took when I went to snorkeling around Koh Kood.
Koh Lipe เกาะหลีเป๊ะ
5. Koh Lipe เกาะหลีเป๊ะ [gòr leě-pé] is a small tropical island located in the Andaman Sea, part of the Tarutao National Marine Park in southern Thailand. Known for its stunning natural beauty, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and vibrant marine life, Koh Lipe has become a popular destination for beach lovers and divers.
The island boasts pristine white sandy beaches, lush tropical vegetation, and a relaxed island atmosphere. It is often referred to as the “Maldives of Thailand” due to its picturesque landscapes and idyllic setting. Koh Lipe is relatively small, and it can be easily explored on foot.
The main beaches on the island are Pattaya Beach, Sunrise Beach, and Sunset Beach. Pattaya Beach is the liveliest and busiest, offering various accommodations, restaurants, and beach bars. Sunrise Beach is known for its tranquil ambiance and breathtaking views of the sunrise, while Sunset Beach offers a more secluded and peaceful atmosphere.
Koh Lipe is renowned for its incredible snorkeling and diving opportunities. The surrounding waters are home to an abundance of coral reefs, colorful marine life, and underwater rock formations. Snorkelers and divers can explore vibrant coral gardens, swim alongside tropical fish, and encounter other fascinating sea creatures such as sea turtles and reef sharks.