Koh Bulon – backpacking to Thailand`s paradise!


Where are the last gems of Thailand? Are you looking for a quiet, idyllic and native Island in Thailand? A place far up from mass tourism, rave parties and 7Eleven?

We have the ultimate insider tip for you:

Koh Bulon – one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand


Koh Bulon – a paradise for backpackers

Wow – what an island! Koh Bulone is a postcard island – with its white sand, palm trees, and turquoise water – the most beautiful beaches – And the best is, that this island is still an insider tipp! We had done lots of Island hopping in Thailand – Ko Bulon surprised us the most. If you are planning to see some the best islands of Thailand, you should definitely visit this place.

It’s such a paradise for beach lovers – the water is so clear, you can see fish swarms swimming around you. And on the land there are even lizard’s strolling around! Ko Bulon became quickly our favorite of all islands in Thailand.

If you are looking for banana boat, goa parties or fancy cocktail bars you are definitely at the wrong place. There are just a handful of cute beach huts, small restaurants and quite bars, instead of air-conditioning you will find ventilators and most of the showers are cold. There are no ATM’s on the island, so make sure you’ll have enough cash.


Soon you are going to get a real Robinson Cruiso feeling – the ideal place to calm down and escape the hectic daily routine.

There is nothing to do on this Island – probably that’s why it is also so special. Just hang around all day in a hammock and enjoy the idyll! It’s so nice just to strawl around the beaches, playing some games with friends and hanging out in one of the few beach bars.

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The water is extremely clear and turquoise blue, and in the distance you can see tiny islands.

Now back home, we really wish we had stayed a bit longer!


How to get to Koh Bulon?

Best to reach Ko Bulon by speedboat. They are operating among others from Krabi, Phuket, Ko Lanta and Trang. For the timetables you can check out 12Go.Asia . As soon as the ferry arrives at Ko Bulon, a long tail boat will come out to catch up the transfer passengers. (50 baht)


Accommodations on Koh Bulon

There are just a few resorts and bungalows on Ko Bulon island. If you are traveling in the main season you should make a reservation to make sure you get a hotel room for the required period . We stayed at the Bulonhill Resort, which was a budget option. If you would like to stay in a middle class resort we recommend the Pansand Resort and the Bulon Resort. There are no luxury resorts until now 🙂

Note! The most hotels are closed from the period around June to October.


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  1. So—this is an island for people who really just like islands, for all the things that being an island brings. Focus on the sand, the trees, the water. I think I would get awfully bored there in a few days but until then, that water, those trees, that sand, look pretty good. (Still Thai food though, yes?)

  2. Gorgeous pictures! But I definitely agree with Tom – the seclusion would get to me after a while! haha

  3. You had me at Robinson Crusoe, my favourite childhood book!

    We were talking yesterday – in the depths of a rather snowy British winter – about getting some sun on our bones. I really feel as though I’ve had a little taste of that through your pictures. I’m also rather attracted by the idea of nothing to do but explore, and swim, and watch the wildlife. That island’s so very beautiful.

  4. Koh Bulon is my kind of place it looks like .. Love the quite bars and small restaurants 🙂 I had been to Fiji and had been to some places of these kind . Really good …

  5. Love this post! I adore Thailand, but must admit to always being a bit dissapointed that I never found my perfect paradise island a la Leo’s ‚The Beach‘. Looks like you found it for me! I’ll definitely be checking this one out the next time I’m in Thailand!

  6. Isn’t Thailand just absolute paradise?! I spent about seven weeks there a few years back and fell in love. I’ve been wanting to go back, and now I have a new place I want to visit! Ko Bulon looks AMAZING. I’ve only been to one of the islands (Koh Chang) and seriously debated on moving there forever. Doing nothing but reading and writing and soaking up the beach life… You’ve definitely sparked my wanderlust for SE Asia today! 🙂

  7. I love the “Robinson Crusoe” feel – what a gorgeous, isolated spot! Your photos look so stunning! Thanks for the awesome inspo 🙂

  8. It really does look just like a post card! I actually have a friend who is planing to backpack through Thailand. I will be sending this to her for sure, thanks for sharing 🙂

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