While in Thailand, we were looking for a charming island and we found it. We were dreaming about a spot nested between a rainforest and a sea and we got it. We wished to avoid the “get-a-bucket-of vodka-and-dance-all-night” zones and we succeeded.
What we were not expecting and we hit upon it there, was the amount of rubbish on the sides of some roads and in the forest. In Koh Lanta, each tourist has to pay 10 THB/$ 0.30 upon arrival to keep the island clean and you cannot overlook the reason why. We just couldn’t see how they use the cash they collect daily.
Thailand has a big array of islands to offer and a bit of research needs to be done before you choose a place that will meet your expectations and your budget.