Surat Thani is the second province in the South of Thailand. Even though Surat Thani isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of travelling to Thailand however it’s home to three very popular islands for tourists. These islands include Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui.
Koh Tao is the furthest island from the shore. It will take you about 5 hours to get there by ferry. Koh Tao is also the smallest island of the three. Koh Phangan is famous for the full moon and half-moon parties. Koh Phangan is the second largest island and it will take you about 3 hours to get there by ferry. The closest island to Surat Thani and also the largest island is Koh Samui. It’s extremely popular among tourists and it will take about 2 hours to get there by ferry.
On the other hand, Surat Thani is visited more and more by tourists every year. The reason for this isn’t just the three popular islands but Khao Sok National Park. Surat Thani doesn’t have a lot to give but what it gives to all tourist is something that you will never find anywhere else.
If it is your second or third time travelling to Thailand you should definitely have Surat Thani on your travel route. Read our travel guides here: