Koh Tao is leading the top 5 Thai islands which are most popular as per the latest Trip Advisor Ranking in 2015 for the top ten islands in Asia.
The resort island in Surat Thani province was ranked the best in Asia ahead of Bali in Indonesia, according to the survey.
Phuket came third followed by Koh Samui, also in Surat Thani, and Lombok in Indonesia.
Koh Lanta in Satun province was voted the sixth favorite place, followed by Koh Phangan in Surat Thani, and Boracao and Palawan islands of the Philippines. Popular Langkawi Island in Malaysia finished up the top 10 choices.
All the top ranking came from the South East Region.
Thailand’s Sports Minister was excited about the top result to be representative in Asia’s Top Ten Islands with 5 horses in the race ranking in excellent positions.
This result is balm for the rattled image of Koh Tao. Lately this island was in the focus of world media due to the murderer of two British tourists. It was voted the fifth best island in the world.