Find your paradise at Thailand’s best beaches
Thailand is home to some of Asia’s most enticing settings, from lush forests packed with exotic wildlife to historic cities that offer a glimpse into the country’s unique culture. While there are plenty of sites for history buffs and animal enthusiasts, the destination also caters to travelers who want to sit back with their toes in the sand and the sun on their backs. Thailand features miles of turquoise waters and white sandy shores that attract explorers from across the world.
Get in touch with your adventurous side and find your way to one of Thailand’s hidden gems, or get to know the locals residing among this country’s most popular coastal escapes. Thailand’s islands offer different ocean-inspired experiences. To ensure you hit all of the best beaches on your adventure, refer to this guide of the top locations for sun worshipers to help you narrow down your options.
Thailand’s largest island, Phuket, is where travelers will find 35 breathtaking beaches at their disposal in one central location. All of the island’s seaside paradises offer stunning views that you’ll have to see to believe. The tranquil ocean doesn’t appear to end, with crystal blue waters stretching off into the horizon as far as the eye can see. The water temperature will not disappoint either, as the shores are known for being warm yet refreshing – perfect for snorkeling or swimming. People from across the world travel to spend a day on Phuket’s shores, many of whom make sure to snap a few pictures as priceless souvenirs.
While all of Phuket’s beaches are sure to show you and your travel companions a one-of-a-kind experience, it will save you some time to have your beaches selected before your departure. So which beaches should you make a point to check out while exploring the island? We’ve got some answers for you!
Karon Beach is Phuket’s second-largest beach, and, although it’s one of the island’s top three vacation destinations, it’s wider than many of the area’s beaches, so you won’t feel too crowded. The hotspot is also known for its ideal snorkeling and diving areas. When you’re done swimming, venture over to Karon’s lively city where you’ll find all your needs when it comes to shopping, entertainment and restaurants. The Karon Bazaar is a go-to spot for shoppers looking for locally made souvenirs.
Laem Singh Beach is often considered one of Phuket’s most picturesque seaside gems. Located between Kamala and Surin beaches, Laem Singh is settled comfortably within a hidden bay encompassed by large boulders and palm trees. To get to the small piece of paradise, there are two paths that lead to its sandy shores from the main road. Activities like banana boating and jetskiing are available during high season, which runs from November to late March.
Krabi is a town on the west coast of southern Thailand. Like Phuket, it is known to have some of Thailand’s best tropical paradises. The plethora of beaches in the area have something for everyone, from avid swimmers and scuba divers to travelers planning on grabbing a float and drifting along the ocean as they sunbathe.
Noppharat Thara Beach’s golden sands are littered with seashells and other ocean treasures. The hotspot features a long canal that dries up during low tide to expose one long sandbar where you can pull up a chair and bask in the beauty of your surroundings. Portions of the sandy shores and waters are part of the Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park, which features some of the rarest coral, reptiles and birds. You may even be able to spot a monkey swinging through the trees above as you relax in the sun.
Situated on the coast of Krabi, Klong Muang Beach is where travelers go for a quiet coastal experience. Unlike many of Thailand’s coastal escapes, Klong Muang isn’t home to resorts and entertainment. This beautiful, underdeveloped beach features coconut plants scattered along its shores and quaint, simple restaurants at nearby villages. The waters aren’t only blue and calm – perhaps why many yachts choose to anchor at the northern tip of the beach – but they’re also deeper than many beaches in the area, attracting travelers interested in embarking on underwater adventures.
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