If you prefer a more ‘old school’ Thai beach experience, then you should definitely consider Koh Lanta. Here are some short video clips that I took of the place. This island has everything from basic bungalows to first class resorts. And since it hasn’t been overrun yet with development you can still find that Robinson Crusoe experience with a gorgeous beach all to yourself while at the same time there are wonderful restaurants and bars just a beach or two away. You probably ought to try to go pretty soon though, because I’ve heard the Thai government is in the process of building a huge bridge to the island which will of course bring in more people and more development in due time.
So enjoy paradise not yet lost while you can!