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Thailand Beaches

Mae Nam Beach, Koh Samui, Thong Nai Pan Noi, Koh Phangan, Phra Nang, Krabi, Haad Sairee Beach, Koh Tao, Koh Phi Phi Ley, Long Beach and many more.

Thailand Beaches are some of the most stunning and exotic beaches in the world. The bewildering white sand beaches extend within 2000 miles of coastline, including Maenam Beach and Phra Nang Cave Beach. If you are looking for a serene and calm atmosphere, walk along the Sunset beach that overlooks the tallest limestone rocks, and caves in the green water.

The southern end of Thailand is a dream destination for beach lovers as it offers the appropriate beach environment to suit their moods. Tourists from all over the world gather around these beaches to enjoy different water sport activities. The Beaches in Thailand like Koh Phangan also host Full Moon and Half Moon night parties that allow the guests to enjoy, along with their friends, till the early hours of the morning. 

Several massage parlors on the beaches calm and rejuvenate both mind and body, thereby making the vacation more enjoyable. Moreover, Pattaya and Phuket remain the most loved beaches islands in Thailand. The Thailand Beaches are the perfect place to enjoy yourself with your friends and family as you can indulge in a number of water sports like scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking, surfing and many more.Koh Phi Phi Ley

Here are some of the best beaches in Thailand:

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Must Visit Beaches in Thailand

01

Railay Beach, Krabi

This beach is most famous for the high-tipping cliffs that surround the magnificent sea. It has a laid back fun feel and offers an amazing view of the sunset and the sunrise. The Railay beach is linked to the mainland through the Krabi Province but has a secluded island feel to it.

There are no cars that run on the island, so the only means of transport is through the boat and on the island, your feet will take you around.It has a number of restaurants and a serene and relaxed atmosphere. You could unwind in this peaceful ambiance or go for a long-tail boating tour to the 4 islands around.

You can also opt for some of the fun-filled activities to do in Thailand, such as rock-climbing, fishing, etc.

Activities-
 Rock climbing, sunbathing and boating to tour around the place.

Location-
Krabi, Thailand

Getting there-
 Take the airport shuttle bus from Phuket airport to Ao Nang and then take a boat to Railay.

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Nai Harn Beach

 A beautiful beach with an expanse of white sand and crystal clear water, Nai Harn Beach is a peaceful abode for revitalizing and recharging your soul and spirit. The bay is not sprawling in terms of size and has a few hotels and restaurants dotted along the shore.

The conditions for swimming are most ideal from November to April while in the low season, it gets tricky. The time from May to October is best suited for activities such as kite-boarding and surfing.

A few local restaurants on the beach makes it the perfect spot for relaxing and lazing in the sun. 

Location
: Nai Harn beach, Phuket town, Thailand

Timing:
Open all day.

Entry Fees:
None

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Haad Rin, Koh Phangan

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This beach has such soft sand that it feels like it is melting under your feet. There are two sections of the Haad Rin Beach- sunrise beach and a sunset beach. The former is livelier and is the spot for party-goers that also has a monthly full moon night party.

While the other section is much serene, the sunrise beach is the most popular spot due to a large number of accommodation and other facilities available here.

There are also these brilliant fire shows on the sunrise beach that are organized at night. The place is family-friendly and clean despite the rush of the party people.

Activities:
Several boat trips take you to waterfalls and beaches around the island. You can enjoy fishing trips and watersports such as sailing and diving, beach volleyball, beach football and of course sunbathing! There are also some great walks over the hills of the east coast to secluded beaches. This beach is known for its famous Full Moon Party. 

Location:
 Ban Tai, Koh Phangan District, Surat Thani, Thailand

Getting There: 
Take a bus or a train from Bangkok to Surat Thani and then take a boat from there to ferry to the beach.

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04

Phra Nang, Krabi

This beach is located at the extreme south of the Railay Bay. It can be reached by walking from the east end of the bay or on a boat from Ao Nang. This magnanimous Thailand beach has sand just like a soft duvet and the clearest of waters that are shallow and thus ideal for swimming.

The 450 meters of the beach is lined with numerous caves, coral reefs, and two small islands. A complete picture of a perfect beach is completed by the mounting cliffs of limestone that provide shade from the hot sun and also offers opportunities for rock climbing. 

Activities
: Swimming, rock climbing, and sight-seeing.

Location:
 Phra Nang Cave Beach, Krabi, Thailand

Getting There:
Hike on a boat ride from West Railay that takes only 15 minutes. You can reach Railay from Phuket airport on a bus.

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Maya Beach, Koh Phi Phi Ley

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This Thailand beach has an amazingly striking bay that is enshrouded by cliffs on 3 sides. The central beach is 200 meters long with mesmerizing white sand. The most suitable time to visit the beach is from November to April when the bay is easily accessible, and the water is calm and clear. The bay is thus mostly crowded, but an early start usually beats the rush.

The place has a small snack station, but no proper food is available here. Tourists can make their own food on the barbeque stand available. Lighting up your own fires is prohibited here.

The beach is popular for activities such as snorkeling and diving. Kayaking is also an organized spot that you could enjoy at Maya Beach.

Activities
: Snorkeling and diving are excellent throughout the bay, large underwater boulders are encrusted with coral and brightly colored fish are numerous. Visibility is excellent. Sea kayaking is also popular. Kayaking tour boats come into the bay and moor while letting clients explore.

Location: 
Hat Noppharat National Park, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand.

Getting There:
Take a long-tail boat, speedboat or a ferry from Phi Phi Don. 

Best Time to Visit
: The best time to visit Maya Beach is between November and April during the high season when seas are calm and access to the bay is easy. Rough seas from May to October may hinder access but rarely deny entry.

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Pattaya Beach, Koh Lipe

This is among the secluded beaches in Thailand with various resorts that offer comfort and luxury. Pattaya beach itself is reverberating with magnetic beauty. While the western coast remains secluded, the eastern end has a good number of tourists.

The beach looks like something out of a painting. The water is clean and clear, and you will find restaurants and bars here.

Activities- Lounge on the beach, soak in the sun, go swimming, watch the sunset and relax.

Location- Koh Samet 60 Moo 4 Tumbol Phe, Amphur Muang, Rayong 21160, Thailand

Getting There- Take a taxi or a minibus from Bangkok bus terminal to the Nuan Thip Pier in Koh Samet.

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Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui

A stretch of 5 km of the best of Thailand beaches, this place has magnificent white sand with several offshore reefs. It has a fun-filled holiday feel to it and has a lovely romantic vibe at night when all the candle lights are lit, and fairy lights twinkle in the dark.

You can get a massage, beer, tattoos, and some little shops to buy souvenirs on the Chaweng beach.

Activities-
 Water sports, sunbathing, chilling

Location-
Chaweng beach, Surat Thani, Thailand 

Getting There-
 Take a taxi from the Koh Samui airport that would take you to Chaweng district from where you can hitch a ride to the beach.

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Freedom Beach

This is a beach where you can spend a relaxing time away from the crowds in a laidback and tranquil atmosphere. Freedom Beach is a confined gem among the Phuket beaches. The 300 m long belt of white sand is set in an amazing bay peppered with granite rocks and surrounded by hills covered with thickets.

You can explore the shallow waters at both ends of the beach which offer splendid underwater flora and fauna.

Activities
: Beach soccer, Beach volleyball, and snorkelling.

Location
: Pa Tong, Kathu District, Chang Wat Phuket 83100, Thailand.

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Bottle Beach, Koh Phangan

One of the most beautiful and extremely remote beaches of Koh Phangan, you will find tranquility and peace in this heavenly abode. Accommodation options include rental bungalows as well as a resort.

There are 2 restaurants that serve a wide variety of food. This beach is your escape ticket to solitude and calm.

This place is perfect if you are looking for some detoxifying time for yourself or a romantic escapade. 

Activities-
Visit the nearby Paeng waterfall, relax on the beach, go swimming and enjoy the peace and calm in the laps of nature

Location-
Bottle Beach, Koh Phangan, Amphoe Ko Phangan, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

Getting There-
Take a flight to Koh Samui or to Surat Thani and find ferry rides from both these places to the beach.

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Ao Prao Beach, Ko Samet

This is among the secluded beaches in Thailand with various resorts that offer comfort and luxury. The beach itself is reverberating with magnetic beauty. While the western coast remains secluded, the eastern end has a good number of tourists.

The beach looks like something out of a painting. The water is clean and clear, and you will find restaurants and bars here.

Activities-
 Lounge on the beach, soak in the sun, go swimming, watch the sunset and relax. 

Location-
Koh Samet 60 Moo 4 Tumbol Phe, Amphur Muang, Rayong 21160, Thailand

Getting There-
 Take a taxi or a minibus from Bangkok bus terminal to the Nuan Thip Pier in Koh Samet.

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Mae Nam Beach, Koh Samui

The beach offers privacy like nowhere else as the resorts are located at the end of the long twisting paths. It is a low budget place where you can spend as much time as a couple of weeks without feeling bored.

There is everything here from low budget bungalows to high-end resorts. The restaurants also have the traditional Thai cuisine for you to relish. 

Activities-
Lounge in the sun, go swimming or enjoy the local food

Location-
2 Tambon Mae Nam, Amphoe Ko Samui, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84330, Thailand

Getting There-
 Take a taxi or a minibus from the Samui international airport.

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Thong Nai Pan Noi, Koh Phangan

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This is among the tropical beaches in Thailand and is charming with coves that are located here. It has a homey rural atmosphere.You will find ample of choices in terms of accommodation, restaurants as well as shopping facilities.

The beach has impeccable sand and lovely palms fringing the shore and. The waters are turquoise and welcoming.

Activities
:  massage, diving, fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, boating, Jet Skiing, and bodyboarding.

Location:
  Ban Tai, Ko Phangan District, Surat Thani, Thailand.

Getting There: T
ake a taxi or a shared minibus from Thong Sala to Thong Nai Pan Noi.

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Haad Sairee Beach, Koh Tao

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Stretching to 1.85 km on the western coast of Koh Tao, this is the longest beach on the isle. It is a great spot to go sunbathing or enjoying activities on the beach such as a game of beach football, volleyball or Frisbee. A beautiful coral reef is located at a distance of 30 meters from the shore and is perfect for snorkeling and discovering exotic species of fishes and anemones under the surface.

The beach has soft white sand, and the water is shallow enough to go swimming. It is a popular family spot, and you can also relax watching the sunset on the horizon. 

Activities:
 Snorkeling, beach games such as Frisbee, volleyball, sunbathing, swimming, relaxing on the beach

Location:
 Haad Sairee Beach, Koh Tao, Thailand

Getting There: T
ake a high-speed catamaran ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Tao which only takes about one and a half-hour.

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Long Beach, Koh Lanta

This beach is the most popular spot among tourists and is only a 10-minute drive from Saladan village. It has a long stretch of 5 kilometers of the softest golden sand. The shore is dotted with towering pines.

The water is well-suited for swimmers who enjoy themselves in the water on a hot day. The beach is massive and uncluttered as the resorts, restaurants, and bars are set way back.This stretches its image and gives it a beautiful picturesque view.

It is the ideal spot to enjoy the sky smoldering with the colors of magnificent sunsets.The horizon seems unreal, and the entirety of the panoramic view of the island is why it is among the most spectacular beaches in Thailand.

Activities-
Watch magnificent sunsets or swim in the clear waters.

Location-
Krabi 81150, Thailand

Getting there-
take a taxi from Phuket Airport to Rassada pier and take the ferry ride to Koh Lanta.

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Kata Beach

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Located a short drive away from Karon Beach, this place is enchanting with its soft sandy bays and crystal clear water. The palm trees lining up the shore, various restaurants as well as easy accommodation facilities available closely make it a pleasant site to spend quality time with your family. It is lively even during the night, but there are no wild parties as such.

The beach remains open throughout the year. From May to October, several people come to surf while November to April finds people who want to enjoy the sun. The beach has two primary divisions; the Kata Centre up north and Kata South.

There are several little shops that sell souvenirs, resorts, fashion stores and a large variety of fine eateries and street food stalls. 

Location
: Karon, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100, Thailand

Timing: Open all day.

Entry Fees: None

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Lamai Beach, Koh Samui

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This beach has a characteristic calm and peace with all the amenities that you may require. It has several dining options, spa and massage places to relax and lots of shops for tourists to buy local Thai souvenirs.

The laid back feel of the beach combined with affordable amenities, this place is a paradise location to spend your holiday. The impossible beauty of this place obviously attracts hordes of tourists every day.

The Silver Beach nearby is set at the foothills of cliffs and offers a beautiful 250 meters long sand strip.

Activities
: Swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing 

Location
: Lamai beach, Surat Thani, Thailand

Getting There
: Take the flight from Bangkok to Koh Samui, and then a bus or a minivan would take you to the beach.

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Patong Beach

This is one of the best beaches in Thailand popular for its wild and crazily themed parties. Patong beach is always crowded with people due to its stunning views, massage parlor, and amazing nightlife. This place is simmering with energy and has several nightclubs, cabarets, bars, little tourist shops and restaurants.

The beach spans across 2.2 miles in length. You can reach the beach via bus or a private car available at Phuket airport.

Activities
: During the day enjoy all the beach-type activities from sunbathing to beach volleyball. Restaurants abound featuring every type of cuisine from seafood, noodle and rice vendors along the beach promenade.

Location: Kathu District, Phuket, Thailand

Getting There:
You can reach here by bus, a minibus or a cab.

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Hua Hin Beach, Hua Hin

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Among the most magnificent Beaches in Thailand is known for its beautiful sunrises, this beach has a massive 4 km long strip of marvelous white sand. Hua Hin beach is never too crowded because of its sheer size.

You can enjoy tons of activities with your family over here such as lounging in the sun, going for pony rides and taking banana rides.The extreme end of the main beach has a formation of rocks that gives the town its name, ‘stone head.’

Tourists are often seen taking a long stroll on the sand.You can also go to Suan Son Beach just nearby, that remains mostly secluded. The ambiance of the beach is very relaxing and pleasant. 

Activities
: Jet Ski, parasailing, lazing in the sun, pony rides, water skiing, and windsurfing. 

Location:
 Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand

Getting There: 
take a bus, minibus, taxi or a train to traverse between Bangkok and Hua Hin district where the beach is located.

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Donald Duck Bay, Similan Islands

Named after a formation of rocks that resemble Donald Duck’s head, this place is located on the northern end of Koh Similan. The top of these rocks provides a picturesque view of the spell-binding waters and the islands that surround it.

The place provides snorkeling experience during the day and turns into an excellent location for skydiving during the night. The coral reefs in the water are accompanied by a myriad of different species of shrimp that make a distinct sound in the night.

One also gets to see many squids, cuttlefish and decorator crabs over here. Species of green turtles and eels can also be seen at night. 

Activities- Night diving, rock climbing

Location-
Andaman Sea Koh Similan, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket, Thailand

Getting There-
Take a speedboat that comes from Phuket and Khao Lak, and you could also take the live-aboard tour boats available.

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White Sand Beach, Koh Chang

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The northern end gives you the most spectacular beach experience, and the southern end has several rocks and cliffs to give a complete panoramic view of the island. This is among the most popular beaches in Thailand.

Several options for accommodation, including rental bungalows, resorts, huts, hostels, and guesthouses, are available. You would find Thai street food as well as barbecue and seafood on the island.

It also has a few nightclubs, pubs, beer bar areas, beach bars and sports bars for a fun and lively night. The White Sand beach is quite crowded and justly so, given how magnificent it is with its soft white sands and turquoise waters.

Activities
:  Diving and snorkeling are very popular on the beach; you can go trekking in Koh Chang.

Location:
 
White Sand Beach, Trat, Thailand

Getting There:
 
 Take a bus from Bangkok to Ao Thammachat Pier and hitch on a ferry ride to the beach.

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Phi Phi Don, Koh Phi Phi

Also known as Thailand’s superstar, this is one of the most popular beaches among tourists across the globe. It enchants visitors with its majestic beauty like nowhere else.

The island enjoys a high royal seat on the sea and the soaring cliffs followed by jungle and then the wide blue waters complete its picture-postcard feel. The Phi Phi Don is so relaxing that it takes you to another timescale.

Phi Phi Don does not have any roads which add to its allure and attracts people for the peace that it offers. It is the perfect detox spot with no rushing or commotion, just long stretches of time to be spent relaxing.

Activities-
Detoxify, stroll along the beach, swimming

Location-
Phi Phi Islands, Krabi, Thailand

Getting there-
Take a bus from Phuket to the pier, and an hour-long drive would bring you to the Phi Phi islands. 

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Cha-Am Beach, Phetchaburi

This beach is located close to the famous Hua Hin beach and has gained popularity through it. It is a spot for escaping the hustle-bustle and worries of daily life, and its 3 kilometers long beach provides ample opportunities for those on the lookout for activities of their choice.

Several hotels and eateries are available here. You could easily rent bicycles and go out seeking adventure or rent a deckchair and an umbrella and lounge in the sun by the beach. One can easily take a Tuk-Tuk ride or a Songtaew from the bus stop in the Cha-Am town.  

Activities-
 Go cycling or enjoy the sun lounging on the beach

Location-
Cha-Am beach, Phetchaburi, Thailand

Getting there-
 Take a taxi ride from Suvarnabhumi airport to Cha-Am. You could also avail the bus service on the same route.

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Rawai Beach, Phuket

This is one of the oldest tourist spots making it one of the most well-known Beaches in Thailand. A drive of about 17 kilometers from Phuket brings you here where you can enjoy your time on the beach lined up with casuarina trees.

There is the opportunity to go out for an excursion on a boat to see the various islands around Phuket. You can visit Koh Lone, Coral Island, or Racha Island. You could also go snorkeling where the water is crisp and clear that you can see these brilliant creatures move down there.

You could also go fishing on the Rawai beach as it is a famous fishing spot for local fishermen.  

Activities: 
Go exploring the nearby islands, snorkeling or go fishing.

Location: 
Mueang Phuket District, Phuket, Thailand

Getting There: 
 Take a minibus or the airport shuttle from Phuket Airport into Phuket town. From there, take a taxi to Rawai.

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Karon Beach

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The third-longest beach located between Patong in the north and Kata to the south, Karon Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Phuket. It is also wide enough for the beachgoers to not feel crowded. It has spots for snorkelling and diving at its southern end.

Karon is divided into three main areas, each very distinct: Karon Centre is a lively small city that has a lot of options for food, shopping, nightlife, and a Buddhist Temple hosting a bi-weekly market. An ideal place for evening strolls, Karon Road boasts of several large resorts, restaurants and shopping areas including Karon Bazaar.

The third main area is towards the south end of the beach which flaunts excellent restaurants and more rowdy nightlife spots of the town.

Location
: Karon, Mueang Phuket District, Thailand.

Timing: Open all day.

Entry Fees: None

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Ban Tai Beach

Famous for the amazing nightlife and known as the Fun and Party Central of Thailand, Baan Tai is a beautiful white beach in Koh Pha Ngan.By the day, it’s a paradise for beach lovers and a beautiful place to chill and at night it becomes the hub of parties and amazing nightlife.

Much of Baan Tai is peaceful with palm trees and blue waters while some part of it is packed with bars.

Activities:
Most popular for the renowned Full Moon Party, which takes place every month, Baan Tai is a Hub for Raves and Party lovers. It is perfect for those who like to paddle and fly kites during the day and party in the night. There are great options for foods available here at cheap prices at different restaurants and bars.

Location:
It is located in the southern coast of Koh Phangan and is the most accessible beach as it is next to the port town Thongsala.

Getting There:
Arrive from Koh Phangan via a ferry to Thongsala. The main road between Thongsala and Haad Rin is parallel to Baan Tai beach.

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Ao Nang

This beach has the characteristic taste of Thailand because it welcomes you in the laps of nature with all the luxuries of modern life. This Thailand beach is a small secluded spot.

One can reach Ao Nang from Krabi on a 20-minute drive. Several adventures on the water are easily available here. The town is quaint and serene, and it takes only a 30-minute leisurely stroll to discover it.

This part of Thailand is not susceptible to modernization and mechanization anytime soon because of the impossibility of terrain and limitation of space. Although, it surely promises to be a peaceful abode. 

Activities-
detox on the beach, engage in adventure water sports

Location-
Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81180, Thailand

Getting There-
take the public bus or a taxi from Krabi airport to the beach.

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Ton Sai Beach, Krabi

Located in the middle of the Railay and Ao Nang, this beach has a classic structure with a stunning beach enshrouded by towering cliffs. During low tide, the silt and rock basin is exposed.

The beach remains mostly crowded, but quieter spots can be found on end towards Railay. You can enjoy rock climbing on the beach or play games such as Frisbee.

Kayaking and diving are popular activities here. Freedom bars involve jumping off the cliff while you remain tied up by suspenders. The beach is mostly thronged by the young, but several families can also be seen here. 

Activities-
rock climbing, volleyball, Frisbee, freedom bars, partying

Location-
Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand

Getting There-
take the shuttle ride from Krabi airport to Ao Nang where a long-tail boat takes you to the beach.

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Mai Khao Beach, Phuket

Mai Khao is situated on the northwestern end of the coast of Phuket. It is a massive 11 km long beach and remains untouched by mechanization.

The white expanse of sand is coarse and remains like a place outside of time. The beach is so calm that you wouldn’t encounter a single human soul when out on long walks of several kilometers.

The water is ideal for swimming but only up till a short distance after which it takes a sharp drop and merges with the Andaman Sea. Swimming in the months between May and November can get really dangerous here.

Activities-
 Take long solitary walks,and swimming.

Location-
Mai Khao Beach, Mai Khao, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand

Getting There-
Take a taxi from the Phuket international airport that takes you straight to Mai Khao.

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Kantiang Beach, Koh Lanta

Considered as one of the best beaches in Thailand, this is a peaceful place with the softest golden sand. The beach spreads out to a sprawling 2 km length in a crescent shape with the flat calm of the Andaman Sea.

The mountains that line the road complete the picture-perfect view of the place. 

Activities-
 Kayaking, rock climbing, and exploring caves.

Location-
Kantiang Bay, 152-152/1 Moo 5 Kantiang Bay, Ko Lanta District Krabi 81150, Thailand

Getting There-
 A minibus or a taxi can take you from the airports in Krabi, Phuket or even Trang to Koh Lanta from where you can easily reach the beach.

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Choeng Mon Beach, Koh Samui

The beach has a welcoming atmosphere and beautiful white sand that is soft to the touch. You will find several options for accommodation depending upon your budget for the stay.

The beach is a short 10-minute walk from the village area, so you are never short of supplies. 

Activities-
 Take a lazy stroll during the sunset, enjoy the vast selection of food, enjoy a massage, and a lot more.

Location-
Choeng Mon Beach, Tambon Bo Put, Amphoe Ko Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand

Getting There-
 Take a bus or a taxi from the Koh Samui airport to the beach.

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Thongtakian Beach, Koh Samui

Popular as the “Silver Beach,” this has glorious white sand that feels like a cushion. The beach is mostly quiet and serene. It is undoubtedly among the most spectacular beaches in Thailand. The water is clear and shallow, and all the amenities are available on the beach at affordable prices.

Several restaurants are also available nearby that serve excellent Thai food. The beach is best known for its sand and the overall majestic view. 

Activities-
Snorkeling, bathing in the sea, paddling, get a massage

Location-
Silver Beach, Tambon Maret, Amphoe Ko Samui, Chang Wat Surat Thani, Thailand

Getting There-
It takes only 30 minutes’ drive to reach Thongtakian from Koh Samui.

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Haad Yao, Koh Phangan

Considered as one of the most beautiful beaches in Thailand, this beach has beautiful palms swaying in the winds and shallow water perfect for swimming. It has several resorts and even a supermarket and a bookstore.

The beach is covered on the two extremes by large granite boulders. It has a picturesque beauty that isn’t something to be missed.  

Activities-
Beach football or enjoy sunsets, stroll on the beach, lounge on deckchairs

Location-
7-11 Tambon Ko Phangan, Amphoe Ko Phangan, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

Getting There-
Take a flight from Bangkok to Surat Thani and take a ferry ride to the beach.

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Haad Salad, Koh Phangan

The beach is quiet and not very expansive. It is a tranquil spot to purge you of everyday stress. It has several beach swings and restaurants that face the beach.

The sand is pure white, and the water is clear. The beach is not crowded, and several resorts are present on the coastline.

It is the perfect romantic escape and has an overall friendly atmosphere. 

Activities-
 Stroll on the beach, laze on the beach swings, lounge in the sun

Location-
64 Moo 8, Haad Salad, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

Getting There-
 Fly from Bangkok to Surat Thani, and a ferry ride from there will bring you to the beach.

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Thong Nai Pan Noi, Surat Thani

Located on the eastern end of Koh Phangan, this is a cove that has a wonderful tropical feel to it. This beach has a hippy-ish charm to it and has a kind of rural atmosphere about it.

Several rental bungalows, as well as luxurious resorts, are lined up on the shore. There are many restaurants, bars and shopping facilities that you could enjoy on the beach.

The ambiance is basically to chill out and have a great time. The water is beautiful and is suitable for swimming or lounging on the beach.

Activities-
Relax on the beach, go for a swim or chill out in the bars

Location-
Thong Nai Pan Noi, Surat Thani province, Koh Phangan, Thailand

Getting There-
Take a boat from Koh Samui to Thong Nai Pan Noi.

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People Also Ask About Thailand

  1. Which are the best water sports to do on Thailand Beaches?

    1. Scuba Diving in PattayaOne of the most prominent watersport activities to do on Thailand Beaches is scuba diving. You can witness leopard sharks, whale sharks, and manta rays while diving in the deep seas of Thailand. You only have to dive along the coral reefs and be a part of the vibrant marine life.

    2. Jet Skiing:
      If you are the one who loves thrill and excitement in your life, jet-skiing remains the best sport for you. All you need to know is how to ride a bike. Moreover, this adventure sport is exhilarating for solo travellers. Pattaya is the ideal destination for jet skiing in Thailand.

    3. Kite Surfing: Kite surfing is another watersport to do on the Beaches in Thailand if you want to push your limits. It is gaining quite a popularity among the Thai people. The kite takes you to a world of distinct adventures around the waves. If you want to learn to kitesurf, you can even train yourself for three days and enjoy the sport to the fullest.

    4. Snorkelling in Phuket: Snorkeling is a water sport activity that lets you view the astonishing bright underwater life dazzling around you. Thailand offers some of the best snorkelling experiences in Southeast Asia in its crystal clear water and among a myriad of fish species.

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  2. Which are the best things to do in Thailand?

    1. Have A Thai Massage: Thai massage is world-famous for its unique style. It relieves your body of any stressors while working on the pressure points. The entire experience will make your body calm and relaxed. Every town in Thailand has a massage parlour that offers Thai massage to the guests.

    2. Take A Trip To Koh Phi Phi:
     Another best thing to do on the Beaches in Thailand is to take a trip to Koh Phi Phi Island. It has a classic beach that was featured in Leonardo DiCaprio's movie 'The Beach’. The island is breathtakingly beautiful, where you can enjoy adventurous water sports.

    3. Have A Water Fight During Songkran: If you are planning to visit Thailand during April, don’t forget to be a part of the traditional Thai New Year called Songkran. People celebrate this festival by sprinkling water throughout. The festival symbolizes the washing of your sins and bad luck. 

    4. Go To A Full Moon Party: Koh Phangan hosts one of the best Full Moon parties on the Beaches in Thailand. Several tourists gather around the beach to celebrate every full moon night with a party. The parties are filled with nonstop music, colour, and drinking that seems to last forever.

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  3. What is the best time to visit Thailand?

    The Winter season, i.e., November to early April is the ideal time to visit Thailand. It is the coolest and driest month to enjoy water sport activities. The temperature varies significantly from 29 to 34 degrees Celsius allowing the tourists to explore the famous attractions of Thailand with ease.
  4. How do you get to Thailand?

    - By Air: One of the convenient ways to reach Thailand is by aeroplane. The Suvarnabhumi Airport in Thailand is one of the busiest airports and is just 30 km east of Bangkok. You can take a flight from anywhere in the world to reach this airport in Thailand.

    - By Road: Buses are the best mode of transport that connects different islands of Thailand. Regular buses keep on functioning in the routes of Nakhon Pathom, Surat Thani, Phuket, and Krabi.

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  5. Is Thailand expensive?

    Thailand is one of the highly expensive countries to visit in Southeast Asia. However, the prices are adequately less than those in the western countries. Many people can spend their vacation for weeks on the northern Thailand Beaches without hampering the budget. The northern areas of the country are relatively affordable. Food and accommodation are also expensive. Nonetheless, you need to do an advance booking of the rooms as the spaces fill up quickly.

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  6. What is Thailand famous for?

    Thailand is prominent for its pristine beaches. The place is also famous for its several national parks and mountain terrains. Tourists worldwide flock to this country to witness the astonishing rural villages that represent Thai culture. The place is also famous for the smallest mammal in the world called the bumblebee bat.
  7. Is Thailand worth visiting?

    Yes, Thailand is worth visiting for people who want to experience both serenity and adventure at the same place. This exotic destination offers access to several Thailand Beaches, delicious cuisine, vibrant history, cultural sites, and magnificent scenery and temples. Therefore, the place is definitely a value for money.

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23 January 2020
Excellent
It should be a must in Bangkok visit, specially with kids. Hotel pickup service was fantastic, in time. Children enjoyed most the orangutan and dolphin shows. Better to skip the river cruise which I felt like wastage of money. The last part of coming out through the open zoo was fantastic- all openly moving animals including lions and tigers were roaming near the bus.
The best experience of sea life till date. It overseeded my previous experience at underwater world pattaya. Getting tickets was hassle free - just show the QR code and get your ticket from Information Desk. Best feeding shows observed here. The sea otter feeding show was specially enjoyable with the otters asking for more food by shaking their hands above their chests. Next the penguin show, diver show, sea life 3D show, shark feeding show, etc. were awesome. You can chill around as it is cool inside with cafeteria everywhere. Those sharks in giant aquariums really amazed me and they are living in harmony with other fishes for the past 10 years (as learnt). The ambience was great with dim lights everywhere. A great place for kids to enjoy. There were numerous fishes as well, including the famous Giant of Siam - an Amazon fish.
"awesome experience. with good food, breeze views. loved it."
13 May 2019
Excellent
Best jungle tour ever! Safari world is great where you can observe wildlife closely that includes birds, giraffes, rhinos, etc. The main attractions are tiger feeding and lion feeding inside safari world (which we were lucky to see) where a woman in the rear of the car inside a cage feeds the tigers and the lions from inside. As learnt only she can come near to them as they know her scent. It was nearly a half an hour tour through the jungle life and it was a thrilling experience. The Marine park was also great with many human and animal shows such as Orangutan show, Cowboy stunt show, Spy war, Bird show, etc. and the notable Dolphin show which was best among all. Guys please do not miss this show. The international buffet was also great with varieties of dishes though you can try out Indian buffet as well. Thanks to thrillophilia for making this trip memorable.
This was a great experience and I found the cheapest ticket on Thrillophilia. There was no admission issue. When showing the voucher printout at ticket window, we found that they already had a list of online bookings and they verified our names against it and let us enter. The ocean tunnel was great - we saw sharks, sting rays, large fishes and "giant of siam" - huge fishes bigger than humans. the feeding shows were awesome! the sting rays were cute and the diver hugged them and fed them small shrimps. The fishes were fighting for the bread crumbs and small fishes that the diver was feeding. It was worth visiting and truly a memorable experience. It may not be as big as the Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World in Bangkok but the price is really very cheaper than it. A must visit for anyone visiting Pattaya.
09 November 2020
Excellent
A beautiful piece of island standing Rock solid as if it's the admirer of every one else staring at him. The place is beautiful yet remote and hence it closes by evening and the island becomes completely out of reach.
09 November 2020
Excellent
A very wonderful place to spend half day taking pictures & selfies with our famous actors, actresses, politicians,social activists, freedom fighters of all time. Try to allocate half day as you will be busy with taking pictures & videos of real life wax statutes.
Excellent
Great service and it was fun 2 hour speed bpat ride from Koh Samui To Koh Tao
The place is just lit with people and colours and the food is mindblowing. Thanks a lot to Thrillophilia for making my trip comfortable and truly memorable!!”
It was a totally amazing experience. Everything was very well coordinated and arranged. All thanks to Thrillophilia for this amazing trip.

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