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Five top beach destinations in Thailand for a luxury break

Date: Mon, 06/27/2022 - 20:41
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You can enjoy a fantastic holiday in any of these destinations in Thailand. Whether you’re interested in one of the luxury resorts in Pattaya, Phuket, Ao Nang and Hua Hin, or a rustic beach bungalow on Koh Kao Yai, start planning your tropical getaway today!

If you’re planning a luxury break in Thailand, you’re spoilt for choice as far as locations are concerned. From tropical island hideaways to bustling coastal towns, there really is something for everyone here. To help you decide where exactly you’re going to stay, we’ve put together a short guide to 5 of the top beach destinations in the country.

Whether you prefer a busy seaside town where you can break up your sunbathing time with trips to high-end shopping malls and fine dining venues or a tranquil beachfront village in a remote location, you’ll find what you’re looking for in our list.

1. Koh Yao Noi – A small island, situated halfway between Phuket and Krabi in the Andaman Sea, Koh Yao Noi is the perfect destination for those who are seeking peace and relaxation in a stunning tropical location. Whether you spend the day exploring the rice paddies in the islands interior or lazing on one of the beautiful sandy beaches, you’re sure to go to bed with a smile on your face every night you stay on this island. Accommodation options on Koh Yao Noi range from rustic beach bungalows and tree house villas, to 5-star beachfront hotels with luxurious suites.

2. Hua Hin – This is a more traditional seaside destination that has been popular with both Thais and visitors from overseas for many years. The wide, sandy beach that slopes ever so gently into the calm gulf waters is perfect for families with small children and with a plethora of international-standard courses in the area, it’s great for golfing enthusiasts too. Just a 2 ½ hour drive from Bangkok, Hua Hin is the ideal beach destination to pair with a city break exploring Thailand’s capital. Big name hotels and wellness resorts are dotted around the area, providing plenty of luxury accommodation options.

3. Pattaya – A vibrant coastal town on the opposite side of the Gulf of Thailand to Hua Hin, what was once a small fishing village is now one of the country’s top beach destinations. Whether you want to spend each day working on your tan, shopping in high end retail outlets or learning how to water ski and sail, you will find what you are looking for here. There are many accommodation options too, with numerous luxury resorts in Pattaya that cater to international travellers from all over the world.

4. Phuket – The island of Phuket is considerably larger than the first destination on our list and is more popular with those who are looking for a fun-packed holiday that includes plenty of activities and a wide variety of nightlife venues. However, if you want to relax in a tranquil environment by the sea, there are places in Phuket where you can do that too. You will find everything from palm-fringed tropical beaches to high-rise buildings and busy shopping malls on this island. As you would expect, there is a huge selection of accommodation on Phuket, ranging from inexpensive but comfortable guesthouses to some of the most high-end resorts anywhere in Thailand.

5. Ao Nang – Located in the province of Krabi, Ao Nang is one of the most picturesque seaside destinations in Thailand. However, if you are looking for peace and quiet, you are unlikely to find in on the local beach here, especially during high season. It is more of a destination for those who enjoy active breaks, with plenty of water sports on offer, along with rock climbing and jungle zip lines for the more adventurous. You’ll find some nice luxury hotels in the area, along with plenty of less expensive accommodation.

You can enjoy a fantastic holiday in any of these destinations in Thailand. Whether you’re interested in one of the luxury resorts in Pattaya, Phuket, Ao Nang and Hua Hin, or a rustic beach bungalow on Koh Kao Yai, start planning your tropical getaway today!


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