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The 10 Most Beautiful Beaches In Thailand


Thailand is known for its beautiful white-sand beaches and clear and warm seas perfect for a tropical vacation. Thailand offers tourists a wide array of beaches to choose from, including secluded gems perfect for diving and snorkelling to bar-lined party destinations crowded with wild party animals. Undoubtedly, Thailand is among the best beach destinations in the world with a relaxing tropical vibe and myriads of water sports activities to engage in. Here’s a list of top 10 beaches of Thailand that you must add to your itinerary.

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1. Patong Beach, Phuket

The 10 Most Beautiful Beaches In Thailand-2 Patong is like the Party Capital of Phuket with its white sand and crescent beaches lined with numerous bars, cafes and restaurants. The Patong beach is very active and social, and there is a lot of action going on even at night, with vibrant nightclubs, go-go bars, beer bars and cabarets within walking distance from the beach. From parasailing to jetski rides, there plenty of options for water sports too. Patong beach is all about adventure and partying, so if you’re looking for a peaceful beach to relax in serenity, you might want to skip this one.

2. Railay’s Phra Nang Beach

The 10 Most Beautiful Beaches In Thailand-3 Surrounded by stunning limestone cliffs, Phra Nang Beach is located at the southern tip of Railay Peninsula. Clear emerald waters, beautiful white sand beaches and shades from the limestone cliffs protecting you from the hot sun, makes Phra Nang Beach one of the most popular beaches of Thailand. Closer to the beach, there’s an island called “Happy Island” which you can walk to during low tide, it is a good spot for snorkelling. The beach is also popular among climbers who enjoy climbing Railay’s massive limestone rocks. One can also hike up to the hidden lagoon- Princess Pool.

3. Kata Beach, Phuket

The 10 Most Beautiful Beaches In Thailand-4 Away from the Hustle bustle of Patong beach lies Kata Beach- a calmer, more relaxed stretch of sand in Southern Phuket. Very famous among tourists and families for its beautiful palm-lined beaches, warm water, amazing restaurants and lively but not raucous nightlife. During the peak season, the beach welcomes the sun worshippers and during the offseason arrives, surfers flock to catch Kata’s intense waves. From souvenir shops and mini-marts to branded showrooms, you’ll find amazing shopping options as well. The place is also blessed with some of the finest restaurants in Phuket.

4. White Sand Beach, Ko Chang

The 10 Most Beautiful Beaches In Thailand-5 Once, a secret beach only known to backpackers but now grown into a resort destination. The White Sand Beach has become popular among tourists but it is still much quieter than, say, the bustling resort areas of Phuket. As the name suggests, the beach is white, sugary and soft lined with palm and coconut trees against the gently sloping hills. there is a wide selection of accommodation available, from four-star resorts to quaint bungalows. Alongside the accommodation, you’ll find a wide array of restaurants, bars, and cafes.

5. Haad Rin, Koh Pha Ngan

The 10 Most Beautiful Beaches In Thailand-6 Located on the island of Ko Phangan, Haad Rin is really known for just one thing — full moon parties and boisterous nightlife. The world-famous full moon parties attract young tourists and backpackers from all around the globe. On full moon day, the beaches are lined up with huge sound systems and crowded with party enthusiasts. Also, because Haad Rin is located on a narrow peninsula, you can enjoy viewing both sunsets and sunrises over the sea at this destination.

6. Ao Nang, Krabi

The 10 Most Beautiful Beaches In Thailand-7 Scenic views of Krabi limestone cliffs in every direction, small islands on the horizon and clear blue waters, keeps draws the crowd to the beautiful Ao Nang Beach. It is a beautifuk mainland beach, easily accessible from Krabi Town. Although there aren’t much shopping malls and outlets yet there are plenty of water sports, diving, and even a jungle zip line on offer. It is also the centre for long-tail boat tours to other beautiful beaches and islands such as Railay Beach and Phra Nang Beach.

7. Sairee Beach, Ko Tao

The 10 Most Beautiful Beaches In Thailand-8 Sairee Beach is one of the most popular and busiest beaches in Ko Tao. Although only approximately one-mile long, Sairee Beach is the longest stretch of sand in Ko Tao Island. It is a popular spot for snorkelling and diving. People still think that it is a place only for divers but in recent years things have changed, Koh Tao has become as much of a party scene as Haad Rin. The place has plenty of Budget accommodations, restaurants and vibrant night clubs. You can reach the island of Ko Tao either by air or by ferry service.

8. Lamai Beach, Koh Samui

The 10 Most Beautiful Beaches In Thailand-9 If you’re looking for a laid-back and lazy resort area, then Lamai Beach is perfect for you. Located in Samui, the second biggest island in Thailand after Phuket, Lamai Beach is a smaller, quieter resort area than its neighbours but with plenty of accommodation, dining and shopping options. With its easy-going atmosphere, soft sand and calm blue sea, Lamai is an ideal destination for a relaxing beach holiday.

9. Hua Hin Beach, Hua Hin

The 10 Most Beautiful Beaches In Thailand-10 Being in close proximity from Bangkok makes Hua Hin Beach a popular destination among tousirts and locals alike. Well known for its spectacualr sunrises, Hua HIn’s main beach is a white sandy strip that slopes almost too gently into the gulf. It’s a great place for families and children with lots of family-friendly activieis such as pony rides, banana boat rides, water sports and much more. For some time with nature, Khao Sam Roi Yot national park isn't too far away. Hua Hin is alaways bustling with ample of oppurtunities for enjoying dining and nightlife.

10. Phi Phi's Maya Bay

The 10 Most Beautiful Beaches In Thailand-11 Surrounded by high cliffs from three sides, Maya Bay is a stunningly beautiful bay on the Phi Phi Island. This gorgeous site on Ko Phi Phi Leh is now known to the world for being the location of Leonardo DiCaprio’s film “The Beach.” Inside the Maya Bay, there are several beaches, the main one is around 200 metres long with colourful coral reefs and exotic fishes, making it a perfect spot for diving and snorkelling. It is a beautiful site and hence over crowded, try to visit early in the morning to avoid the crowd.

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