Why should you visit the Beaches
- Island hop, and stay in basic beach huts to exquisite resorts with award winning spas
- Thailand's islands are a year round destination
- Spend time with the sea gypsies, the nomadic Moken people, reached from Koh Surin
- Visit the local markets followed by a day’s cooking course
- Try your hand at climbing at Krabi, famous for its limestone cliff
Our Specialists Must Do
Indulge in slow holidaying - visit the more remote islands, such as Koh Kood, and the lesser visited mainland beaches of Khanom.
A little more about Thailand's Beaches
The southern Thai Islands stretch from just south of Bangkok down to the Malaysian border and are one of the many attractions Thailand has to offer. From diving off Ko Tao, to climbing in Krabi, a Thailand holiday has something to offer for all interests.
The most visited of the southern islands are Phuket and Ko Samui,however the outlying islands that include Ko Pha Ngan, Ko Lanta and Ko Tao are just a small selection of the vast expanse on offer. Over the past few years this region of Thailand has seen the largest amount of development, including the range of accommodation options. Once a coastline comprising of simple beach side huts, this has now dramatically changed, and luxurious resorts take priority, including Pimalai Resort & Spa, in Koh Lanta, The Sarojin in Koh Lak and Rayavadee Resort in Krabi. Each of the resorts are set in prime locations on the coast and offer sublime private beaches amongst additional sumptuous extras.
The east coast islands and beaches are also well developed and are now easily reached from the mainland via ferry connections or internal flights. For diving enthusiasts Ko Tao is the best place to go, the majority of the other islands offer superb diving as the crystal clear waters offer perfect conditions and the coral and marine life around the islands is phenomenal. Reached by speedboat, Koo Kood is the most easterly Thai island before reaching the Cambodian Border. Ko Kood offers authentic simplicity for those that like slow holidaying with the added advantage of the luxurious Soneva Kiri being quietly present to provide a higher comfort level to the more discerning traveller.
The Thailand beaches offer a magical quality; they are a great place to relax after spending the day snorkelling or diving in the magnificent coastal reefs and the perfect way to end a holiday to Thailand or Indo China.
When to go
Southern Thailand temperatures are more consistent throughout the year; with less variation the closer you get to the equator. The rainy season hits the Andaman coast of the southern peninsula harder than anywhere else in the country: rainfall can start in April and usually persists until November.
One area of the country, the Gulf coast of the southern peninsula, lies outside this general pattern. With the sea immediately to the east, this coast and its offshore islands feel the effects of the northeast monsoon, which brings rain between October and January, especially in November, but suffers less than the Andaman coast from the southwest monsoon.