This is another relatively undiscovered island but like any Thai island, it won’t be long before it succumbs to development, so make sure you reach this destination before it’s too late. Located in the Andaman Sea, near the border with Burma, it’s home to all the usual tropical islands clichés of long white beaches, coral reefs and clear blue sea. It also possesses a happy vibe and the island is often said to be similar to Koh Samui was in the 1980’s before the tourist masses arrived. There are two main beaches on the island and both have their fair share of accommodation options. If you want a taste of Thailand before it all started, then Koh Phayam is probably the island for you.