Koh Phayam, for laid-back island living
Off the coast of Ranong, close to the Burmese border, Koh Phayam promises a slow and enticing pace that takes you back to old Thailand. Enjoy simple living on an island where only a few places can enjoy 24-hour electricity. Explore the quiet beaches around the island’s perimeter, hike (or motorbike) along rugged paths through rubber plantations and forests, or simply laze on a hammock in the sunshine. The waters may not be the clearest around this island, but the relaxation, lack of major development, and natural vibe make it beautifully delicate.