The best beaches in Thailand

We invite you to discover the most attractive, exotic and photographable coasts of the land of smiles: Asian paradises with exciting activities! !

We have all imagined ourselves on white sand beaches and blue seas, drinking a refreshing cocktail and enjoying unwinding, rocked by the relaxing sound of the waves that come and go. We have good news: Thailand is the ideal place to fulfill this dream. That is why we have selected the best 10 beaches where you can relax, explore the coasts and do what you most want.

Hat Tham Phra Nang, Krabi: the best beach for adventure lovers

In a country where incredible waterfront locations abound, Hat Tham Phra Nang remains the benchmark. This beach in Krabi province ticks all the boxes: fine golden sand, warm azure blue waters, and spectacular karst formations emerging from the sea.

Thrill-seekers can scale the tree-covered karst cliffs on the western edge that reward climbers with a view of Ko Kai (referred to as “Chicken Island”), Ko Pada and the other rugged neighboring islands jutting directly out of the Andaman Sea.

Khao Phing Kan Island Beach

In the province of Pang-nga is the island of Khao Phing Kan, one of the most beautiful natural attractions in our country and a true oasis for biodiversity. Its unique shapes and its appearance in the 007 agent movie “The Man with the Golden Gun” have made these coasts a top-level tourist attraction and you can’t miss them! In fact, the popularity of the film is so great that it is already known as “James Bond’s beach.”

A magnificent archipelago situated in the northwest of Phang-nga Bay and highlighted by a dozen atolls of sensational magic, with flourishing forest masses and vibrant colors that you cannot miss.

A fusion of impossible architecture and dream beaches in Pattaya

The sanctuary of truth in Pattaya is a gigantic construction of carved wooden sculptures that decorates the east coast of the Gulf of Siam, joining the most attractive leisure in the country and a coastline as placid as it is natural . Pattaya is a city on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, known for its beaches, shopping malls, cabarets and clubs open 24 hours a day. On a nearby hill is the Wat Phra Yai temple, which has a 18m-high golden Buddha.

Thai tip!

With a deckchair in the sun or a sofa in the shade on the patio, enjoy a very fashionable cocktail in Thailand: “Bird of Paradise”. You can enjoy this refreshing drink made with Aperol, rum, pineapple juice and lime in the elegant Elephant Beach Club on the edge of the best beach in Ko Samui.

Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan: the best beach near Bangkok

A three-hour drive from Bangkok, Hua Hin has the distinction of being Thailand’s oldest spa resort. Developed in the 1920s as an escape for the country’s elite, it became even more popular when King Rama VII built his summer palace, Klai Kangwon, here as well.

Hua Hin is still fashionable today and is a good budget alternative to the southern islands. A renowned night bazaar and seafood galore, restaurants like Chao Lay offer a fantastic range of freshly caught meals.

Sichon, Nakhon Si Thammarat: the best lesser-known beach

For a relatively unknown stretch of sand, mostly untouched by tourists, you have to visit Sichon, in the southernmost province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, an eight-hour bus ride from Bangkok ( or a one-hour flight).

Ko Similan, Phang Nga: the best beach for snorkeling and diving

The Similan Islands are possibly the best places to go in Thailand for water activities. Among the nine islands of the archipelago in the Andaman Sea, the eighth island is the largest and most popular. With average water depths of 25 meters, it offers some of the best diving sites and snorkeling expeditions in the world.

Hat Bang Sak, Phang-Nga: the best for romantic walks on the beach

While the islands that dot the bay get all the attention in Phang-Nga province (including the much-visited “James Bond Island” (it was featured in the 1974 film “The Man with the Gun gold”), the continent has its fair share of overlooked places.

Nui Beach, Ko Phi Phi: the best alternative to Maya Bay

The secluded cove of Nui Beach on Ko Phi Phi Don, with a bar, restaurant and spa, has the necessary infrastructure to welcome tourists. Accessible by 4×4 (prices vary), the bay is hidden 3km through jungle and coconut grove, after the Kata-Karon lookout.

Haad Rin Nai, Ko Pha-Ngan: the best for a Full Moon Party

Located on the Gulf of Thailand off the coast of Surat Thani, Samui rivals Phuket for being the country’s most popular tropical destination. As Samui became overdeveloped and overcrowded, the neighboring island of Ko Pha-Ngan, with its combination of sandy coves and inland forests, attracted backpackers with its laid-back vibe.

Mai Khao, Phuket: the best beach in Phuket

One ​​of our favourites: When you fly to Phuket, remember that the best beach on the island is in Sirinat National Park, just a 20-minute walk from the airport. At 6 miles (10 km) long, Mai Khao is the longest beach on the island; paddle a kayak, stroll through the pine forest, swim to the corals and sea anemones, or pick up your phone and look at the huge plans howling overhead as they approach the runway.

Fortunately, Thailand is a place with an endless number of possibilities to suit everyone’s taste. Among the temples and beaches, you can select the activity you most want because the country of smiles adapts to you. If you can’t enjoy — yet — a trip to the country, you can visit us in the heart of Paseo de Gracia in Barcelona and live the experience of a relaxing and renewing Thai massage in the heart of Barcelona.

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