6 Best Places to Visit in Thailand for Beach Vacation
If you are looking for a country to enjoy your beach vacation in Southeast Asia, then Thailand which owns dozens of islands with its own characteristics will be your top choice. The islands are renowned not only for their white sand beaches and lush green palm trees but also for their superb nightlife. The fact is that there will always be a never-ending list of things to do during your stay. If you have any questions about applying for a tourist visa for Thailand please check this website: https://www.thaievisa.go.th/.
Phuket – Biggest Thai Island
Phuket is the most popular and busy island that owns pure white sands, aquamarine waters as well as limestone cliffs surrounded by the Andaman Sea. From its accommodations to spa treatments is a relatively low price place compared to other islands. Karon Beach is less developed than Patong Beach, therefore it is more peaceful with a tiny islet sits just offshore. The beach itself is broad, with soft, white sand and decent snorkeling spots at either end.
Best time to visit: November and April
How to reach there: An hour by plane from Bangkok
Accommodation: Anantara Layan Phuket Resort, Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Movenpick Resort, Beyond Resort
Things to do: Diving, Kayaking, Surfing, Jungle Zipline, Temple, etc.
Krabi – Adventure Playground
If you would like to either soak in the natural landscape or sea during your holiday, Krabi has got all you need. Due to its rugged terrain, you can find a wide range of extreme sports available. Especially more than 300 rock climbing routes up its limestone cliffs can satisfy climbers of all levels. Besides the miles of spectacular coastline, there are remarkable caves and hot springs that await your exploration. Thanks to its 150-plus islands not far away from Krabi make it as an Island hopping paradise.
Best time to visit: November and March
How to reach there: One and a half hours by plane from Bangkok
Accommodation: Rayavadee Hotel, Dusit Thani Beach Resort, Centara Gand Beach Resort & Villas, Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort
Things to do: Island Hopping, Scuba diving, Rock climbing, Nature tour, Sunset, etc.
Koh Samui – Romantic Destination
There are 3 main beach towns on Koh Samui offering different experiences. From the hustle and bustle of Chaweng Beach to the relaxed atmosphere of Lamai Beach and the peaceful Fisherman’s Village which makes itself a unique island among others. You can enjoy some truly remarkable sites full of historic, cultural and religious significance as well as breathtaking natural beauty sights. It is famous for orange sunsets that render the entire skyline, extremely rich marine life, spectacular Buddha statues, and exquisite waterfalls!
Best time to visit: December to February
How to reach there: An hour by plane from Bangkok
Accommodation: W hotel, Anantara Resort, Banyan Tree Samui resort, Sheraton Samui Resort
Things to do: Island Hopping, Snorkeling, Diving, Nature tour, Sunset, Kayaking, etc.
Koh Phi Phi – Top Choice Island for Group of Friends
Phi Phi Island national park contains 2 big islands – Koh Phi Phi Don and Koh Phi Phi Le. The national park is also featured in the Hollywood blockbuster movie The Beach. Apart from the vibrant nightlight in Tonsai Beach, the sea is filled with exotic marine life such as docile leopard sharks. With a reputation for unforgettable moments and lots of activities including diving, snorkeling, cliff-jumping, and boat trips to Koh Phi Phi Ley, this place is extremely suitable for your and your friends.
Best time to visit: November to March
How to reach there: Ferries to the Phi Phi Islands take around two hours from Phuket and around 90 minutes from Krabi.
Accommodation: Zeavola Resort, ChaoKoh Phi Phi Hotel and Resort, Zeavola Resort
Things to do: Island Hopping, Snorkeling, Diving, etc.
Ko Kut (Koh Kood) – Refuge of Tranquility
Despite the fact that this place is a very beautiful island, with white-sand beaches and turquoise warm water, the thing that makes it unique is the calm and peace of it. You will not find any 7-eleven shops or other trappings of mass tourism here. Many of the resorts are located well off the main road, in the middle of nowhere. Therefore, you can find yourself spending most of your holiday around the same beach or in jungle clad mountains. So if you are the one who just kicks back and enjoys the sun for a week or two then here is the place that suits you the best.
Best time to visit: November and February
How to reach there: Fly to Trat Airport from Bangkok within one hour, then take ferry.
Accommodation: Soneva Kiri Resort
Things to do: Beach Relaxation, Waterfall Swimming, Kayak, Fishing, Diving, Island Hopping, etc.
Koh Chang – Flora and Fauna Island
Koh Chang is part of the Mu Ko Chang National Park and the third largest island in Thailand. Rainforest covers a good chunk of the island, making it a great destination if you are looking for more than just sun and beach. Construction has been well managed here so that you will not find overdeveloped beaches or high-rise buildings that disturb the stunning natural landscape. A day out to the scenic Koh Chang Archipelago or a chartered yacht trip around the island is the ideal way to explore the island. For the adventurer, hiking through the dense jungle along lush mangroves and dramatic waterfalls should be on your bucket list.
Best time to visit: November to February
How to reach there: Fly to Trat Airport from Bangkok within one hour, then take a 30 minutes ferry.
Accommodation: KC Grande Resort & Spa, Santhiya Tree Koh Chang Resort, Centara Koh Chang Tropicana Resort
Things to do: Nature Tour, Snorkeling, Hiking through the jungle, East Coast Round Trip, etc.
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