Why should you visit the Beaches
- Thailand's islands are a year round destination
- Relax on the beach followed by a Thai massage
- Visit the local markets followed by a day’s cooking course
- Watch the sunset with a drink in hand, the perfect end to a day
Our Specialists Must Do
- Visit the more remote islands such as Koh Kood and Koh Yao Noi
- Relax - it's time on the beach, don't feel guilty
- Consider a staffed villa or one attached to a hotel
A little more about Thailand's Beaches
The southern Thai islands stretch from south of Bangkok down to the Malaysian border and are one of the many attractions Thailand has to offer. From diving off Koh Tao, to climbing in Krabi, a Thailand beach holiday has something to offer for all interests.
The most visited of the southern islands are Phuket and Koh Samui, however the outlying islands, which include Koh Pha Ngan, Koh Lanta and Koh Tao are worth considering. 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 of simple beach huts, this has now dramatically changed and luxurious resorts take priority. Each of the resorts are set in prime locations on the coast and offer sublime beaches, world class service, outstanding food and stylish accommodaion.
The east coast islands and beaches are also well developed and are now easily reached from the mainland. For diving enthusiasts Koh Tao's crystal clear waters offer perfect conditions, and the coral and marine life is phenomenal. Reached by speedboat, Koh Kood is the most easterly Thai island before reaching the Cambodian border. Offering authentic simplicity for those who like slow holidaying with the added advantage of the luxurious Soneva Kiri being quietly present, providing a luxury option.
The Thai beaches offer a magical quality; they are a great place to relax, for snorkelling or diving in the magnificent coastal reefs and the perfect 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.