Explore the beauty of Thai Islands - despite all the publicity, the experience is definitely not overrated 

Dramatic scenery during the boat ride between Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. There is an airport in Koh Samui whereas Koh Phangan is only accessible by boat

While the ocean can get rough, the islands are home to calm coves and secluded beaches. They are as beautiful as featured in the movie the Beach.. 

Bottle Beach in Koh Phangan Island is one of those coves to enjoy with a cold beer in your hands. There is also a cabin style lodge where you can spend the night.

You can travel between the coves and beaches with these traditional and affordable boats. 

Koh Tao and Koh Phandan are my two favorite Thai islands - they are smaller and usually more secluded than Koh Samui hosting an airport.

For more about Thailand - you can visit my Asia based travel blog Bizarre Journeys.