A truly wondrous and spectacular kingdom, Thailand features spectacular islands, exotic wildlife and Buddhist temples. With a unique culture that patronizes delectable and traditional Thai massage and food, and a fascinating history to boast, the country is home to one of the most modern capital cities in Bangkok while its friendly people epitomize Thailand’s reputation as the “Land of Smiles.”
When it comes to stuff of castaway fantasies, nothing beats the charm and elegance of the islands in and around Thailand. A turquoise sea lapping at the shores, a hammock swaying gently between two trees in the breeze, rustic-chi shacks on the beach and white sand under your feet, you just cannot get enough! Each of these beaches and islands have their unique identity and characteristics and with so many possible options to choose from, it often becomes difficult to determine which one suits you the best.
Best beaches in Thailand
A veritable paradise of dramatic, breathtaking islands, sugary white sand and warm aquamarine water, the tropical beaches in Thailand are world-renowned for their splendor and beauty. Here we take a look at some of the best beaches on offer from Thailand.
If you are looking for a place with an abundance of opportunities for you to kick back and relax, then Phulay Bay is just the place. Located along the bay on the Andaman Sea and set in the midst of dramatic limestone karsts and lush jungles, time on this island is best spent if you can stay at the Ritz-Carlton resort that holds a prime location on the water. And when relaxing makes you feel tired, head over to the nearby elephant reserve and enjoy some exotic thrills.
If you are expecting a meet with Leonardo DiCaprio, then you are sure to be disappointed as it is unlikely he will be around. Nevertheless, this stunning bay with its expanse of placid water in the middle of a ring of limestone cliffs was where DiCaprio’s chilling paradise-gone-wrong movie, The Beach was filmed. The fame that Maya Bay gained from the movie has made it a popular stop on the trail of the tour boat, so if you were thinking about having the place all for yourself, it won’t happen. The place, though, remains worthy of a visit.
Renowned and popular all around the world because of the fascinating scenes of its nightlife this famous beach, stretching for three-and-a-half kilometers on the Phuket Island, is definitely the place to be. Apart from the dazzling beauty of the sand and sun on the beach, the array of offerings from this place pretty much meets all the needs of any reveler- from go go bars to discotheques and pubs. While you can start the evening by having some fun on the beach, you can head over to one of the club complexes to complete your enjoyment for the rest of the evening. And while in Phuket, make sure you stay at the DoubleTree Resort for making the most of your stay on the island.
Railay Bay is set on a narrow peninsular region close to the town of Krabi. The beaches on both the western and eastern sides of this island are protected by steep limestone cliffs that make for a tough challenge for all the rock climbers who visit the place to try their luck and test their skills at rock climbing. You can arrive by ferry from the nearby town and then set yourself down at one of the many cheap bungalows that are located along the beach.
Although the name makes this place feel quite repulsive, the views on this island, especially during the hours of sunset, are comparable to none. For the half-day trippers residing in the nearby Ko Phi Phi Don, this place is a favorite. After some snorkelling during the day, relax at the Mosquito Islands while sipping on champagne and taking snapshots of the sun going down over the waters.
Thailand and its famous beaches are fit for tourism on every holiday, festival and season of the calendar year. Irrespective of the time of the year, you can always have a wonderful getaway in this beautiful country. So think not- pack your belongings and head out on the next available means of transportation to explore some of the best beaches that Thailand has to offer.