Time to Fly to the Islands #thailandinpictures

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Choosing where to go for a Thailand Island Hopping exploration is always a tough decision. Island hopping Thailand is probably the most popular first big trip for young travelers and here's why one can totally understand why!

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Day 1 – Mumbai to Phuket

After a 4.5 hour flight journey, arrive at Phuket airport.

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Tucked away in the charming tropical beauty, Anantara Phuket Villas provides a luxurious refuge that opens out onto unspoiled panoramas. Chill out in your private pool villa surrounded by greenery all over.

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Day 2 – Patong Beach and Bangla Road Nightlife

Spend the day at Patong beach for water activities like jet skiing.

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In the night go check out Bangla Road for some bar hopping and end your night at Illuzion where you can catch a Vegas-style show, combining stage performance, aerial show and acrobatics.

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Day 3 - Phi Phi Island Tour

Situated in Hat Noppharat Thara National Park (about 48 kms east of Phuket), Phi Phi Islands boast of being one among the most renowned attractions in Thailand especially after the movie The Beach.

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Perfect for some snorkeling activities around Loh Samah Bay, Pileh Cove and Viking Cave.

Day 4 – Phuket - Krabi

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Road trip to Krabi. Check in to a hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure to explore Krabi town.

Day 5 – Exploring Krabi

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Visit to Railay Beach that lures one with its spectacular views, limestone cliffs and sparkling waters.

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Visit Thung Teao Forest Natural Park and jump right into the Emerald Pool which is a natural lagoon surrounded by lovely waterfalls and hot springs.

Day 6 - Four Island Tour

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Full day tour of hopping around the beautiful islands by a speedboat. Leave for Chicken Island (Koh Gai), named after its funny rock shape which looks like a chicken.

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Then head to Phra Nang Cave, which is considered sacred by the local people.

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Next, visit the famous Poda Island, where again one can snorkel and discover schools of tropical fish in the coral reef.

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Last stop to Ao Nang Beach, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Krabi.

Day 5 - Krabi - Bangkok

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Quick 1 hour 30 minute flight; spend the day going shopping at shoppers paradise Platinum Mall.

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Must do dinner and drinks at the beautiful Sky Bar Sirocco (at Lebua Sky Hotel) where the movie Hangover was shot.

Day 6 - Bangkok

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Visit to Wat Traimit temple on the edge of Chinatown, which houses the world's largest solid gold Buddha that weighs about 5.5 tons and stands at a height of 3 metres.

Day 7 - Bangkok to Pattaya

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Day trip to watch a Thai cultural show followed by a visit to Pattaya beach where one can indulge in some of the water activities.

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Must visit the Khao Pattaya View Point which is the ideal place to go to see the gorgeous panoramic views of the entire city.

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Day 8: Departure for Mumbai

After a filling breakfast, check out from the hotel and head to the airport for your return journey to Mumbai.

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