(Last Updated On: September 17, 2019)


Thailand, known as ‘The Land of Smiles’ and ‘The Land of the Free’ is a darling destination among travelers exploring Asian tourist spots. All the beautiful places in Thailand make it a memorable destination to visit, and this is why thousands of tourists from all over the world flock in here every year.

Thailand offers its unique terrains with different adventurous excursions. The soulful temples, the markets, the glamorous nightlife, the pocket-friendly travel – everything adds to the value of Thailand being the top choice among the Asian destinations.

The beaches in Thailand get special attention from the visitors and for all the right reasons. With over 1,500 miles of coastline, there is a fair share of beaches which are flocked by the tourists and few which still enjoy the peace and quiet.

If you are one of the ‘beach lover’ kind and are thinking about traveling to Thailand, we’ve prepared a guide for you to know about the six must-visit beaches and where to live near those beaches. You’ll get to embrace the beach vibe and a soulful abode, both together.

Go explore!


1. Railay Beach

If you are looking for a fun engaging activity or want to just lay back and bathe in the sun, you have both the options at the Railay Beach in Krabi. The beach is isolated from the mainland, whilst being surrounded by the Andaman Sea. Along with the sea, it is covered by the lush green forest, limestone cliffs and twisted rocks.

Railay is one of the budget-friendly beaches and you can reach the beach via boat in a 15-minute ride from Ao Nang. The simplicity and detachment from the mainland give Railay a serene laid-back vibe.

Island hopping, Rock climbing, sea kayaking, diving, snorkeling, jungle trekking, white water rafting and quad biking are few of the activities that you can partake while you visit the Railay beach.


Where to Stay


Aonang Krabi Greatest B&B Location and Pool


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An ideal pocket-friendly homestay by HomeAway which radiates its modern yet elegant vibe from the moment you set foot on the property.

Located right near the beach, the waves are just a short walk away from you. With a free cleaning service, private balcony and all shopping points nearby, this is one of the best grabs if you plan to stay near the beach.

Ideal for a romantic getaway and group outing alike, you can choose between a cozy 1-bedroom with double bed or get the arrangements for the party of 25+ members; the choice is yours.

Bring a Date or the Party to this fabulous HomeAway homestay

Average Price: SGD 52 per night


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2. Ton Sai Beach


From Railay Beach, you can take a long tail boat ride and reach Ton Sai in about five minutes, although if you are seeking an adventure, you can also trek through the rainforest for an hour to reach Ton Sai. Once here, you’ll appreciate the calm that Ton Sai offers, with ‘not so many’ tourists flocking the area, it is perfect to get that laid-back feel.

Cool beach bars and perfect rock climbing experience are few of the famous attributes of Ton Sai.

You can rent and paddle around in a kayak, do island hopping, take a dive or just relax while at Ton Sai. Additionally, you can also explore all the reasonable yet amazing food joints and the bars on the beach.


Where to Stay


Pool Beachfront Villa

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To put it simply, this is a lavish experience of vacation-living that is equally beautiful. You get to experience the mesmeric Andaman waters from the HomeAway homestay and the panoramic views over Phang-Nga Bay famed for its crystal blue waters and idyllic sunsets.

Rated 5-star, the property has beautiful attributes along with a private pool and spacious Thai styled living rooms. This rental is apt for family and group vacations.

The HomeAway homestay where beauty meets luxury

Average Price: SGD 342 per night.

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3. Phra Nang Beach


Huge cliffs and a long stretch of white sands describe this picturesque Phra Nang Beach. At one point  of time, it also was rated as one of the ‘Top Ten Beaches in the World’. You can reach Phra Nang via a long tail boat in a short 20-min boat ride.

The calm clean water and the beautiful limestone cliffs define Phra Nang. You can get exclusive stunning views of the Poda Chicken and Tub Island from this beach and interestingly you can take a short walk to the ‘Happy Island’ for snorkeling from Phra Nang.

You can explore the famous Princess Cave, go snorkeling, take a hike to the Holy Princess Pool or partake in sea kayaking.

Where to Stay


Luxury Villa Residence

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Centered around a lush tropical garden is this brand new luxury villa residence. The location is just 5-minutes from the beach and under 10-minutes from the center of Ao Nang. This contemporary property is tastefully decorated and finished to a high level that blends beautifully with the central swimming pool and garden. This is a secure property with staff on-hand who are there to cater to every need of yours, whether it be cleaning or for your very own private chef.

On your vacation stay, experience the visual definition of luxury and grandeur when you opt for the plush HomeAway holiday home.

You must indulge in a group stay at this villa and believe us, you won’t be disappointed. There is a separate living room and dining area and a fully equipped kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, refrigerator and front loading washing machine. Other villa features consist of large screen satellite TV in the living room and master bedrooms and high-speed Wi-Fi internet throughout the property.

This HomeAway homestay will spoil you with luxury and solace

Average Price: SGD 1004 per night


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4. Mai Khao Beach

Some beauties are unexplored and Mai Khao beach is one such example. Stretching for 11 kilometers and a part of the Sirinat National Park, the beach enjoys peaceful solace as this part of Phuket has not been aggressively developed in the commercial sense.

You can explore the national park or watch the planes landing! Yes, airplanes landing. The beach is close to the Phuket Airport and you can easily stand under the large planes landing as they get really close to the beach before hitting the runway at the airport.

You can also visit the nearby Splash Jungle Waterpark and Mai Khao Temple.


Where to Stay


3-Bedroom Private Pool Villa

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When functional aspects of living space meet the sense of aesthetic appeal, this HomeAway property comes into the picture. Adorning a gorgeous private pool placed right between the villa, this HomeAway home is ideal for a short group vacation.

This 3 bedroom villa is conveniently located in Bang Tao, a short distance from shops, restaurants and the beach. The living room opens to the swimming pool. You also get access to your own kitchen which is European styled, with all cutlery and dishware available as well.

Master bedroom has a full view of the swimming pool, large sliding doors, and a sofa. This ensuite bedroom features a closet, a desk, air conditioning and ceiling fan.

Where cozy becomes functional and functional becomes luxury: Book this HomeAway rental


Average Price: SGD  575 per night.


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5. Karon Beach


The third longest beach of Phuket, Karon Beach is also one of the most famous spots in Phuket. The beach features a wide spread of sand accompanied with clear water along with its golden white sand on the beach, making it a memorable experience.

The beach is divided into three areas viz Karon Center, the Lake and the Beachfront Road. It also is known as the most family-friendly beach with all the facilities.

You can experience Sap and Thai massage, take on yoga classes, visit Wat Karon Temple near the beach and take an ATV ride on the beach.


Where to Stay


Villa with 8-Bedrooms with Private Pool

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This stunning family villa offers an indoor and outdoor living to suit all ages. Located at the top of a valley within the private development, it has luscious hillside tropical views. Complete with games room, it is an ideal venue for large groups or 2 to 3 families.

The breathtaking magnificence of this HomeAway rental Villa will woo you right from the very first glance.

Furnished with solid teak beds and rich wooden furniture, stylish poly rattan outdoor furniture and huge comfortable sofas, you will adore appreciating the Thai silks and artwork throughout the property.

With its 8-bedrooms, sun terrace, infinity pool and various other inclusions for your comfort, this is an ideal group vacation stay. Bring all your loved ones and enjoy the luxury. You can plan with 15+ people to rent this villa.

You also get access to the western-style kitchen which is fully equipped to meet all your needs, with its own comfortable Thai sitting area.

The HomeAway Homestay right out of your dreams: Book your dates now

Average Price: SGD 525 per night.


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6. Kata Beach


Between the famous Patong and Karon Beach lies the Kata Beach. It is one of the popular beach choices in Phuket. With a large spread of white sand on the beach, the large island standing in the middle of the bay makes for one beaut of a sight.

You can visit the nearby Dino Park, surf in the Surf House, take a nice view of three bays at the Karon View Point, visit the Kata Temple and also experience Parasailing among other activities at the Kata Beach.


Where to Stay


Patong Beach Villa with Infinity Pool

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Dreaming of a dreamy vacation? Well, this is the stay you need to opt for. This HomeAway holiday home is beautifully located a stone throw away from the Patong Beach.

Every day you’ll wake up to the sea view with access to a private balcony in every bedroom. You can take a dip in your very own swimming pool, take a leisurely evening to the lower terrace enjoying the beachside ambiance or soak the sun on the rooftop terrace.

The simplistic yet luxurious attributes of the stay will leave you in awe and you’ll enjoy every bit of your vacation at this stay.

Beware, you might fall in love with the stay and not want to leave the property!

The villa is close to several iconic Phuket restaurants, including the well known White Box Restaurant and Pan Yaah Restaurant. There are even more local oceanside Thai restaurants available at a short distance which can deliver breakfast as well as other meals. Opposite this is the fine Italian restaurant, Aqua. You also can avail the usual delivery services from various fast food chains in Patong: McDonalds, Pizza Hut or KFC based on your preference.

The ample space, 3-bedrooms, swimming pool, two terrace setup and various other included amenities make this an impeccable choice for a group vacation stay.

Experience the unbeatable views, luxurious grandeur and calm: Book your dates now

Average Price: SGD 1368 per night.


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