1. Patong Beach, Phuket
“Pretty and famous and also lots of people”
If you are looking for the largest beach in Phuket, here is Patong Beach. Phuket is also the country’s most popular beach and most attractive scenery for family’s holiday. With a long coastline, crystal white sand, clear warm water of Andaman Sea and plenty of hotels, restaurants and shopping within walking distance it’s impossible to get bored here. The vibrant nightlife attracts a partying crowd and the jet skis keep the volume cranked to high during the day, so those looking for peace and quiet might want to head elsewhere.
2. Railey Beach, Krabi
“Here is a place for tourists who want to spend their lives in peace and quiet and sometimes so
Outside the mainland, Krabi, Railey Beach is only accessible by boat. It feels like a desert island. You won’t find on most of the country’s popular beach destinations. Clear blue waters, small islands on the horizon and majestic cliffs surround the small beach, which is generally not crowded except during peak season.
Aside from rock climbing, swimming and snorkeling, there’s not much else to do here but admire the gorgeous scenery, so bring a book and prepare to relax.
3. Maya Bay, Koh Phi Phi Ley
“It is called a paradise on earth, gorgeous island”
The small crystals of white sand in Maya Bay make its admirable beach and might just have the best scenery of any in the country. Part of a little island adjacent to Koh Phi Phi, the beach is nestled in a small bay and surrounded by tall limestone cliffs. Maya Bay can only be visited on day trips by boat, since there are no accommodations here. Brings thousands of people visit during high season, but the beauty makes dealing with the crowds worth it.
4. Hua Hin Beach, Hua Hin
“Convenient and family-friendly”
This beach is located in the Gulf of Siam. It is popular for locals and international tourists, thanks to the flat stretches of beach, plenty of activities to do and not far distance from Bangkok. The beach slopes very gently into the gulf, so while it’s not the best beach for real swimming, it’s a great place for families with small children.
5. Kata Beach, Phuket
“Calm and Relaxed”
Just three kilometers away from the Patong Beach, it is the quieter, relaxed beach in Southern Phuket. Locals swear, Kata has everything that makes Phuket so popular – palm trees, warm water and nice scenery. The important thing is that there are no high rise hotels or shopping malls in sight. During low season, waves at this beach can be intense, making it a great place to do some surfing but not the perfect spot for those with young children.
6. Lamai Beach, Samui
“The perfect balance island”
In the high season, Samui’s beaches can be packed by visitors. This beach strikes the perfect balance for visitors looking for pretty scenery, good swimming and plenty of other things to do when you’re not in the water. At night, there are several bars and restaurants turn Lamai Beach into a party scene.
7. Sairee Beach, Koh Tao
Here is exclusive base for divers, some visitors are not realizing that Koh Tao has more to offer than just a place to eat and sleep between dives. This is 1.6 kilometers white sandy beach with a beautiful view of small islands in the horizon is Koh Tao’s most popular, with plenty of reasonable price of accommodations and restaurants. The closest airport is in Samui, so getting there involves a ferry trip and keeps the beach relatively uncrowded.
8. White Sand Beach, Koh Chang
“No longer just for backpackers”
The second biggest island of Thailand offers you more villages. This beautiful stretch of beach on the west side
of the island is fringed with palm and coconut trees against a backdrop of gentle sloping hills. Though Koh Chang is still considered more of a backpacker island than a luxury destination, there’s a wide selection of accommodations to choose from.
9. Haad Rin, Koh Pha Ngan
You can get to a party any time, it never stops “Full Moon Party”
Tourists all around the world know Haad Rin just one thing in their heads- Full Moon Party!! Though Haad Rin still provides those looking for a quieter beach experience might want to steer clear. During the day the soft, gold sand and gently sloping coast make Haad Rin ideal for swimming and enjoying the surrounding scenery. However, many visitors still wait for the night out. There is a small peninsula jutting out from the island so while there are places to sleep and eat, it’s still relatively undeveloped.
Have you heard about “Once a month” night out in Haad Rin with all-night bender with plenty of drinking, dancing and music. At other times of the month, the party atmosphere still pervades
10. Koh Mun Nork
“The name of Desert island”
In the northern part of the Gulf of Siam, there is paradise found for anyone looking for a true desert island experience “Koh Mun Nork”. The white sandy beach is surrounded by palm trees and not much else – there is only one resort on the island. Just only 45 minute ferry from the mainland, I guarantee that the beach will never be crowded. see more topics at thailandstayandtravel.com and thailandtraveldiary.com
Story By Jimmy