Holidays and vacations call for everything beautiful and splendid. Planning where to go, when to go, travel details, hotel stay and various other administrative functions need our time and effort. But the relaxation and enjoyment in the end is all worth it! Everyone travels for a different reason; some to explore history and some for adventure. But the one thing that lures every traveler is nature and its abundant beauty. Nature offers us so many things and discovering treasures of nature is everyone’s ‘must do’ during a holiday.
Thailand has grown to be one of the most popular tourist destinations over the years. It has so much to offer in terms of culture, diversity, food, natural scenery, relaxation, excitement, adventure, shopping, entertainment and numerous other factors. Everyone finds something that interests them and makes up for a great holiday. Thailand is also popular for the many splendid beaches it offers. It has a pool of spectacular beaches that are sure to leave any traveler asking for more! Relaxing on a beach, sipping your favorite drink and soaking up the sun can rejuvenate anyone’s mind and body. Here’s a list of Top 10 Beaches in Thailand that must be a part of every traveler’s itinerary when travelling to Thailand.
Kata Noi is a splendid beach on the southwest side of the island of Phuket. This beach is just a short drive away, over the hill, from the busier and crowded Kata Beach. Kata Noi is less crowded and offers a much more serene and peaceful experience. Catching a splendid sunrise or sunset from here can make an everlasting impression on your mind! There is immense wonderful natural scenery to admire and completely be lost in! You could walk along the beach or spend some energy swimming or snorkeling. During the monsoon season this becomes a popular place thronged by surfers. You could also drive up to the Kata Viewpoint and be enchanted by the most mesmerizing views over the three bays- Karon, Kata and Kata Noi. Kata Noi is the perfect spot to completely lose yourself in the beauty of nature and soak in spectacular views.
Nai Harn is another glorious feather to Phuket’s hat! This is the most thronged beach by the locals for the relaxation and fun it offers. And as they say, the locals always know the very best spots in any city! It’s a fantastic beach for a swim during good season and excellent for relaxation all through the year. It has some amazing restaurants around that serve the most delectable food menus. The food is even better with the sunset views and fresh air! At very short distances there are some great snorkeling and diving spots. You can choose to eat to your heart’s content and relax by a splendid view or get a little adventurous and snorkel to view underwater glory! The beach is a complete haven of natural beauty and relaxation. A complete holiday must visit beach!
Koh Lipe is probably the most popular place for people looking for serenity and calm. The place is offers much relaxation and natural beauty to every traveler. The Sunrise Beach at Koh Lipe lives up to it’s name by offering the most fantastic sunrise views! The Beach also goes by the name of Hat Chao Ley amongst the locals. This lovely white sand beach stretches over 2 km to the west of Koh Lipe. The white sand is beautifully complimented by crystal clear blue water and a large and extensive marine life. This makes it a great beach for snorkeling and diving. The views above and below the water are equally mesmerizing. It’s beautiful but does not attract a lot of tourists, making it a quiet and calm experience. Relax, have fun and be sure to catch a glorious sunrise! Get ready to be enchanted…
Travelling to Thailand is incomplete without visiting the mystical Ao Nang province. Take a 20 minutes’ boat from Ao Nang and head to Phra Nang beach for the most exquisite experience one can imagine. The beach is recognized as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world! The scenery is the best you can imagine and a proof of nature’s glory. It’s a great beach to relax or indulge in sports like swimming or rock climbing. You could also add some more fun by cliff jumping right into the clear waters. Pack in a great lunch or maybe carry the whole barbeque to treat all your senses at the same time! Every direction you look will leave you spellbound! The beach is very clean and well maintained that adds to the charm of the place. Holidays deserve relaxation and rejuvenation and Phra Nang Beach promises bountiful of both!
Railay is a small peninsula between Krabi and Ao Nang. The only way to go to Railay is by a boat as a result of high limestone cliffs that make access through other ways impossible. The Railay Beach attracts many for the ethereal beauty and calm atmosphere it offers. Passionate cliff climbers are also lured by the many thrilling opportunities here. There are in fact many beaches at Railay and all are unique and beautiful. You could just relax by the beach or hike up to the viewpoint for the most fantastic views over Railay. Diving, snorkeling, swimming, eating, relaxing, hiking, climbing… the Railay beach offers it all and much more!
Patong refers to the beach and town on the west coast of the very popular and attractive Phuket. Patong is the hub of shopping and nightlife and always abuzz with energy and an environment of excitement. The very light, white sand beach is a splendid experience and a must visit for every traveler in Thailand. After an excited day reveling in the high energy of Patong, head to the beach for the much needed relaxation. You could also start your day with a splendid sunrise view at the beach before enveloping in the thriving nightlife of Patong. The beach is surrounded by hills and has numerous trees to one side making it the perfect getaway right in the middle of beautiful nature. It’s a great place for snorkeling; offering spectacular views of the pristine marine life. There are few, but great, restaurants to the south end of the beach that treat your taste buds while you soak in the natural visual treat the beach offers.
No one wants to be pushed and shoved by a swarming crowd on a holiday; especially a beach holiday! Thailand is a popular beach destination and unfortunately most beaches are always full of large crowds and activity. While it’s fun to be a part of such an energetic atmosphere, sometimes a more secluded break is what one really needs. If you are looking for a getaway from maddening crowds head to the calmness and serenity of Thong Nai Pan Noi. There are two beaches here, at 15 minutes of hiking distance from one another, Thong Nai Pan Noi being the smaller of the two. It’s an absolute delight to be here, surrounded by excellent natural scenery and complete relaxation.
Koh Chang, the second largest island in Thailand, is home to the beautiful and pristine White Sand Beach. The northern end of the beach is glorious and magnificent with clean and clear white sand and water. The southern end of the beach is the start of cliffs and rocks. You can enjoy a relaxing day at the beach and then head to the many restaurants and bars around the beach. It’s a popular tourist destination that is always abuzz with good and happy energy. It’s very clean and well maintained, adding to the great experience. The beach is a complete haven of natural beauty and relaxation; mixed with a lot of fun and excitement all around.
This beautiful white sand beach offers excellent diving and snorkeling opportunities. You can get there by a long boat or a sturdy car for the semi paved road that leads to the Tanot Bay. The corals here are beautiful and display the very best of colors. You can also see a varied variety of beautiful marine life. You can spend your day relaxing by the beach, taking a walk on the clean white sand, snorkel, and swim or just sit and admire the beauty all around you. Koh Tao has a number of great restaurants and a flourishing night life. A complete mix of relaxation and fun! Ao Tanot is a great place to rejuvenate and enjoy a fantastic day by the beach.
The very popular and famous Phi Phi Island is home to many splendid beaches and Laem Tong Beach being one of the most fantastic of all! The place is magical that promises relaxation like no other beach can! It is fairly secluded, making it the perfect getaway for a quiet and calm holiday. The coral islands are at a little distance but easily accessible by boat. You can experience the best of marine life by snorkeling or diving. There are some excellent restaurants around that make it a complete package of a day well spent! Walk, relax, swim or just admire the views… the choice is yours!
Thailand is without a doubt one of the Top 10 places you should be putting on your bucket list and visit at least once in a lifetime. Spectacular beaches with clean and clear water, reach underwater life, will ensure your Thailand journey are spectacular.