THAILAND BEACH GUIDE
Thailand has grown its reputation as an all-round tourist destination but undoubtedly what initially drew the flocks of tourists were the stunning beaches that Thailand is home to. Here, we break down the best destinations to hit the beach.
Samui is Thailand's second largest island and is one of the country's most popular. Known for its stunning palm fringed beaches, luxurious resorts and its giant Buddha statue, Samui has plenty to offer for visitors of all ages and with all interests.
Chaweng, Lamai, Mae Nam
Wat Phra Yai & Big Buddha Statue, Mummy Monk, Namuang Waterfall
As Thailand's largest island, Phuket remains one of Thailand's most popular destinations for travellers and its not hard to see why. With excellent beaches, glitzy nightlife and plenty of cultural highlights, we predict that Phuket will remain a tourist favourite for many years to come.
Kata, Cape Panwa, Rawai
Big Buddha Statue, Old Phuket Town, Phuket FantaSea
With some of the most spectacular scenery and coast line to be found anywhere in the world, the province of Krabi has gathered fame across the world. With rugged cliff faces, lush green forest and secret hidden beaches, there is plenty to explore in this beautiful part of Thailand.
Railay, Ao Nang, Tub Kaek Beach
Beach Hopping, Tiger Cave Temple, Koh Lanta
Just a couple of hours outside the Thai capital Bangkok, Hua Hin has long been popular with Thai's looking for a coastal getaway. Even the Thai royal family have a summer residence here! However, it is slowly becoming a more popular destination for foreign travellers thanks to the influx of luxury resorts that have opened here in recent years.
Hua Hin Beach, Pranburi, Cha-am
Wat Huay Mongkol, Royal Residence, Hua Hin Night Market
Head west past the seedy town of Pattaya and you will find stretches of beautiful beach that are far less touristy than the rest of the country. For some, that could spell boredom, but if you are looking for the perfect tranquil beach getaway then Rayong district could be perfect for you.