Just a short hop from diving nirvana Koh Tao lies Koh Nang Yuan, the only landmass in the world that present three distinct islands connected by spits of sand. The stunning beachfront is famous among day-trippers, but the dock closes at 5 ‘o clock sharp, which is the point where guests of the island’s only resort have this paradise entirely to themselves. Its topography also enables you to see both sunset and sunrise from the island, either from its lofty viewpoint or the beach itself. The island also intends to be as sustainable as possible, so glass or other easily recycled packaging is used wherever possible, and no outside plastic is allowed. It’s so alluring, in fact, the Red Hot Chili Peppers once rented out the whole island, where they start to write the hit album Californication. Koh Nang Yuan offers an incredible day’s island-hopping with long soft sandy white beaches and shallow waters for water sports and snorkeling with a myriad of friendly fish species.