Guest Post | Best Quiet Islands in Thailand for Digital Nomads

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Thailand is developing a reputation as the perfect digital nomad destination.


Phuket and other Islands in Thailand set the bar high for Southeast Asia. There are multitudes of coworking spaces, fast internet, and the cheapest cost of living in the world.


Aside from the typical Phuket backpacker on a vacation getaway, digital nomads

converge in the area as well as the surrounding islands on a quest for a quiet nook

for leisure and work. It is easy to spot these intrepid individuals whose goal is to

achieve that perfect balance outside of a typical 8 to 5 work set-up. Below are the

best places for digital nomads to set up their temporary workstation while enjoying

the sun, sand, and waters of Thailand.


Koh Yao Noi


One of the best quiet islands in Thailand can be found on a little gem located in

Phang Nga bay, where limestone cliffs jut out of the waters and quiet fishing

villages cluster near the coastline. A holiday resort on Koh Yao Noi may seem fit for a

relaxing vacation but for digital nomads looking for a quiet undisturbed space to

write or complete a project, this island could be that perfect choice. Coastal Escape

offers one of the best Koh Yao Noi accommodation options. Aside from the resort’s

comfortable amenities such as a private pool and private beach access, they also

offer high-speed internet. Book it now!


Koh Yao Yai

Koh Yao Yai is for the digital nomad looking for a way to merge work and wellness

in one trip. For those looking for the best accommodation option on the island,

Santhiya Resort & Spas offers the best of both worlds. The resort has a massive

free-form swimming pool that blends with nature, a fitness center, and a spa with

expansive services. They also offer free wifi, a must for those on a work-vacation


Koh Bon

For those who like to go scuba diving, Koh Bon has several sites that attract

seasoned divers from all over the world, including its famous underwater stone

formations. Part of the Similan Islands National Park, its waters also attract a

multitude of marine life, from soft corals, manta rays to moray eels. While the

nearest accommodation is just less than 20 minutes away in Rawai, Koh Bon offers

the perfect day trip destination for digital nomads on a break. 

Koh Maiton

Another destination worthy of exploration is Koh Maiton, which is around 30

minutes away from Phuket via ferry. As a privately-owned island, visitors have to

make arrangements with a tour group before visiting Koh Maiton. But for those

who plan on visiting the island on a day tour, the pristine white sand and crystal

clear waters teeming with marine life provides a great destressing experience.

There is also the Maiton Private Island resort to accommodate guests for an

overnight stay on the island. Another option is to find the best place to stay in

Phuket and make arrangements for a day trip to the island.


Koh Racha

The Koh Racha are a pair of islands in Thailand off the southern coastline of Phuket. Known as

Koh Racha Yai and Koh Racha Noi, these two islands can be visited for a day of

snorkeling and scuba diving. For digital nomads wanting to combine work and play,

arranging a visit to the Koh Racha islands provides the perfect balance. For those

planning to stay longer in the island, try the Ko Racha Rai Resort, one of the few

places that provide access to wifi for guests.

Coral Island

Also known as Koh Hae, Coral Island offers a host of activities for digital nomads.

From water sports to hiking and just plain lounging on the beach, there are more

ways to enjoy the island while working on a project from a comfy resort villa. Coral

Island Resort provides the necessary amenities for those on a work-leisure trip.

The above list serves as a quick digital nomad guide for those searching for a

pristine alternative to the urban centers of Thailand. Aside from providing that

much-needed respite from the buzz of city life, these islands in Thailand also offer the cheapest

cost of living in the world. Accessibility should not be a problem since the islands

are accessible via ferry. Plus, the quality of accommodations is comparable to the

best places to stay in Phuket.



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Have you found your Digital Nomad Paradise on another great Thai island? Or maybe you found a really neat spot on one of the islands mentioned above, and you just can't keep it to yourself anymore. Tell us in the comments below!


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2 Responses

  1. sagar
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    Hi, Very nice post, you shared a very nice information.

    • LocalNomads
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      Thanks so much Sagar! Are you headed to Thailand soon!?

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