Top Beach Destinations in Thailand
Ao Nang, Krabi
Ao Nang, in Krabi, doesn't have the most amazing beach in the region, but it still has enough going for it to be a great vacation spot for some visitors.
The Koh Samui Archipelago
What you need to know about Samui and the surrounding islands.
Phuket's Top Beaches
Phuket, Thailand's popular tourist island, has plenty of beaches, from crowded party beaches to quiet, family-friendly beaches.
Top 5 Other Beaches in Thailand
Thailand's Top Alternative Beaches
Top 10 Beaches in Thailand
A list of the best 10 beaches in Thailand. Each is different, so you're sure to find the right one for you here.
Though Phuket’s Karon Beach gets less hype than neighboring Patong Beach, many visitors consider it one of Phuket’s best vacation spots. Karon has soft sand, clear water and plenty of places to lounge out in the sun. Because it’s so big (nearly two miles across), it never feels overcrowded, even during high season. There are plenty of places to stay and things to do when you’re not at the…
Hua Hin Beach, just a few hours by car, train or bus from Bangkok, is one of the most popular beaches in Thailand. The beach itself is a long, flat stretch of sand that slopes gently into the ocean, and it's surrounded by a small town with plenty of hotels, resorts and guest houses as well as places to eat and drink.
Koh Phi Phi
Koh Phi Phi, a small island a couple of hours by boat from Phuket, is an island lover's dream.
Sirinat National Park on Phuket
This beach national park is one of Thailand's smallest but because of its prime coastal location on Phuket, has a lot to offer visitors.
Patong beach on Phuket is the island's most popular beach and probably the most popular beach in all of Thailand. For many vacationers, it's the best of both worlds - a gorgeous, big, wide beach with white sand and warm water and plenty of shops, restaurants, bars and clubs in the surrounding area.
Khanom and Sichon Beaches, Thailand
Khanom and Sichon, near Nakhon Si Thammarat, are untouristed and undiscovered but beautiful and perfect for those looking for an off-the-beaten=path beach experience.
Haad Rin on Koh Pha Ngan is the island's most well known beach and it's where you'll find the best parties.
At about 1 mile long, Sairee Beach is the longest stretch of beach on the island of Ko Tao and it's also the most popular.
Koh Tao, Thailand
Serious divers and travelers just serious about relaxing on a scenic, less developed island will love Koh Tao.
Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand
Looking for a party island? With full moon parties and other mini beach raves occurring every weekend, Koh Pha Ngan has earned its reputation as a place to let loose and go wild. If that scene is a little too intense for you, don't write the scenic island off, as there are quiet, more "grown up" beaches and resorts, too.
Koh Lanta, Thailand
Those who want a quiet island experience but don't want to give up all the comforts and conveniences development brings will definitely find Koh Lanta a great fit.
Koh Mun Nork
Looking for a real desert island in Thailand? Koh Mun Nork, a tiny island in the Gulf of Siam with one small resort and a beautiful beach, might just be one of the only places in the country where you'll feel total peace and tranquility.
Imagine a vacation spot just an hour from an international airport, with beautiful soft sand beaches, a good selection of places to stay, from cheap bungalows to family-friendly resorts, enough bars and restaurants to keep from getting bored for a week and not too much development.
Koh Chang and Surrounding Islands
Koh Chang, Thailand’s second largest island, is just off the coast of Trat Province on the east side of the Gulf of Siam. Koh Chang has everything you’d want in a tropical island.
Pattaya Travel Guide
Pattaya is a seaside city just a couple of hours drive from Bangkok and has plenty of beaches to hang out on and a good selection of hotels from inexpensive to luxurious. Pattaya nightlife is world renown, though not necessarily Rated-G. Read more about Pattaya below.
Phuket Travel Guide
Phuket is all about beautiful beaches, rocking nightlife and great food. Plan your vacation in Phuket with this Phuket travel guide.
Samui Travel Guide
Koh Samui, a large island just off the coast of Thailand in the Gulf of Siam, is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations, and for good reason. Wide beaches fringed with coconut trees, soft sand and plenty of things to do at night make it a great choice if you're looking for a fun vacation.
Koh Samet, the little island just a few hours from Bangkok, used to be a destination for city folks looking for a weekend escape and backpackers enjoying the laid back atmosphere, pleasant beaches and inexpensive bungalows. Koh Samet has changed!