Whatever your dream beach vacation is, you will never be short of the options for it in Thailand. From remote beaches with just rustic bungalows on them to luxury resorts on famous worldwide beaches, just choose any you like.
Phuket is the largest island of Thailand. Phuket is situated in the Andaman Sea waters off the west coast of Southern Thailand. The island is among the finest beach destinations in the world offering magnificent bays, fine palm-fringed white sand beaches, glittering seas, picturesque small surrounding islands, delightful Sino-Portuguese architecture and memorable hospitality of local people to millions of visitors.
Koh Phi Phi is a small archipelago of six islands in Southern Thailand. Koh Phi Phi islands are widely considered to be amongst the most beautiful islands in the world. Koh Phi Phi are one of the most popular islands in Thailand especially after they came to fame worldwide after the Leonardo Di Caprio movie “The Beach” was filmed in Maya Bay.
Railay (or Rai Leh) Beach is a small peninsula with four beaches in Krabi. Though the area is on the peninsula, Railay feels like an island because it is accessible only by boat. Here you will find a tropical paradise with tranquillity, gorgeous white sand beaches, aqua blue sea, incredible limestone cliffs and caves. Even if now Railay is quite developed and can be overcrowded, especially in a high season, the beach and scenery are still impressive, making Railay one of the most beautiful areas in Thailand.
Ao Nang (Krabi)
Ao Nang is Krabi's most developed beach and the place where most of the visitors to Krabi end up. Ao Nang is a seaside strip of hotels, guesthouses, bars, restaurants, and souvenir shops. Ao Nang Beach is not the prettiest beach in the area, but if you are looking for some nightlife and a lively atmosphere it might be a good place for you.
Koh Samui is an island located in the Gulf of Thailand, on the east coast of Southern Thailand. Koh Samui is one of the most popular destinations to visit in Thailand. The island has wonderful nature, beautiful white sand beaches, crystal clear seas, stunning viewpoints, beautiful temples, and various tourist activities like scuba diving, cooking courses and others.
Koh Chang is an island in Trat Province, Eastern Thailand. Koh Chang is Thailand's second largest island after Phuket, and by far the largest island in Eastern Thailand. Even if tourism and development has increased significantly over the last few years, Koh Chang is still not heavily populated and nowhere near as touristy as Phuket or Koh Samui.
Koh Phangan is an island off the East Coast of Southern Thailand. Located roughly a third of the way from Koh Samui to Koh Tao, the island is known for its world famous full moon parties and coconut trees.
Pattaya is a resort city in Eastern Thailand. It is situated on the eastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand, only about 150 kilometres south-east of Bangkok. Pattaya is the closest to Bangkok major beach resort of Thailand making it very popular with tourists.
Hua Hin is a seaside resort city in Thailand, only about 200 km south of Bangkok. It’s the oldest and most traditional holiday resort in Thailand. Here you can find the comfort and attractions of a modern travel destination mixed with the charm of still active fishing port. Hua Hin is popular not only with foreigners but with Thais too, especially Bangkok residents.
Koh Samet is a nice small island in a national marine park. Koh Samet has a number of wonderful beaches scattered around the island and is a perfect place for a relaxing beach holiday not far from Bangkok.
Koh Larn, also known as Coral Island, is an idyllic island with beautiful beaches located just 7 km west of Pattaya. Koh Larn beaches are the nicest around Pattaya making them a perfect day-trip destination. If you would like to spend your day swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing, jump on the boat and visit this nice little island.
Koh Phayam is a nice island in the Andaman Sea about 35 km from Ranong. It‘s a laid-back and one of the most beautiful of Thailand‘s islands. Koh Phayam is a perfect place for those who want to get away from everything and just spend some time in one of its wide and uncrowded beaches.
Weather in Thailand Beach Destinations
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