Thailand's top beaches offer fine sand, crystal clear water, a vibrant underwater world and a vibrant nightlife. Divers, connoisseurs and active holidaymakers will find fantastic conditions for their beach holiday on one of the tropical islands and along the coast of Thailand. Let us help you discover the best beaches and enchanting, hidden coves - look forward to your journey into the land of smiles.
Full moon parties on a white, sandy beach in a tropical setting - this attracts the tourists every month to Sunrise Beach on Ko Pha-ngan. Especially young and party-loving people from all over the world dance here through the night to electronic music on the beach. Backpackers often opt for one of the numerous, simpler bungalows right on the bay. However, there are also exclusive spa centres and sports camps that offer a special programme.
Our tip: Do yoga on the beach with other travellers.
The island is located on the Andaman Sea in south-western Thailand, its main beach is a good starting point to explore the diving areas off the coast in the north. Water sports enthusiasts choose from a variety of options in Patong. The wild nightlife is awaiting you in the numerous bars on the crescent-shaped beach of Patong. Shopping enthusiasts take advantage of vendors' offers, who offer their goods directly at their berth or coincide with the numerous stalls on the beach.
Our tip: Turn the night into day and celebrate with the locals in the beach bars.
Near the town of Naklua and not far from Pattaya and Jomtien is the beach Wong Amat. It offers some rest from the extravagant party life in Pattaya and invites you to relax on the fine sandy beach with numerous loungers. This section in the south promises to provide a beach holiday without commotion, where the rocks tower out of the water. Urban hotel buildings in the background and picturesque palm trees in the foreground - Wong Amat offers contrasts.
Our tip: Whilst everything else is still sleeping, take an early morning stroll along the beach and just absorb it all without the hustle and bustle.
Hua Hin is the oldest seaside resort in Thailand and the summer residence of the royal family. If you are an early bird, you will meet Buddhist monks on the beach at Hua Hin at Morning Prayer. The main Khao Takiab beach is very popular with water sports enthusiasts and is considered one of the most beautiful and extensive beaches in the region. It also runs so flat into the water that you can splash around with your children.
Our tip: Climb up the famous Chopstick Hill at the southern end of the beach and visit the temple at its top.
Ko Samui, the largest island in the Gulf of Thailand, offers beaches lined with palm trees and rainforest. Chaweng Beach, like its little brother Lamai, is known for its bustle and party atmosphere. Flying vendors offer everything that sun worshippers and water sports enthusiasts need to spend an exciting day out. The dream beach spreads its beauty over a total of six kilometres in length. In the towns there are numerous pubs and nightclubs. Go a little further and see magical sunsets on Thong Krut Beach.
Our tip: Get a traditional Thai massage right on the beach.
Lush vegetation surrounds the 25 km long, sandy beach of Khao Lak, which includes Bang Niang Beach. It is one of the second largest regions on the island and is a paradise for families, peace seekers and holidaymakers who appreciate a grandiose backdrop to swimming. You will not find any bigger buildings than those here, you will hear the crickets chirping and the geckos shouting.
Our tip: Meditate in the stunning nature overlooking the water.
A kilometre-long, fine sandy beach on the Andaman Sea is provided by Ao Nang in the province of Krabi in the south of Thailand. The offshore islands are known for their diving spots, which are wonderfully accessible from the bay. Holidaymakers relax in the shade of the trees and look forward to their next excursion starting from one of the piers. If you want to try one of the delicious Thai dishes, head over the main street to one of the restaurants.
Our tip: Learn to climb - the rocky Ao Nang beach and its surroundings offer ideal conditions.
The free-living monkeys on Monkey Beach, also called Yong Gasem Bay, are an attraction of the famous Ko Phi Phi archipelago off the west coast of southern Thailand. They are one of the reasons that make this beach a recommendable stop during an island tour. The islands are surrounded by coral reefs, which are exceptional in their biodiversity, thus attracting many water sports enthusiasts. The rocks rise steeply from the water and offer divers ideal conditions.
Our tip: Go snorkelling, you will be amazed what you will discover!
Long Beach, also known as Phra Ae Beach, is one of the most beautiful beaches found on the west coast of Ko Lanta. In a hammock in the restaurants or running your feet through the sand in the bars on the beach with a cocktail in hand - this is a holiday on Long Beach. The island is known for its relaxed atmosphere and breath-taking nature, which you can enjoy on long beach walks. The crystal-clear water promises to cool you off.
Our tip: Take a picture of the sunset from the beach and take home a great holiday reminder.
Ao Kao Beach is the most famous stretch of coastline on Ko Mak Island near the Cambodian border. It is surrounded by rugged rocks and mangrove forests, and offers the newcomers who arrive here by speedboat a first chance to completely relax. Coconut palms and a mirror-smooth water surface guarantee romantic hours on the beach. The number of resorts on the island is manageable, tourism is developing very slowly here, which accommodates nature lovers and peace seekers.
Our tip: Rent a bungalow right on the beach and let yourself be lulled to sleep by the sound of the sea.