Here Are 4 Stunning Beaches In Thailand You Should Vacation To

Sun’s finally out

Dreaming of escaping your work desk and diving into clear blue waters? If you still haven’t finalised your vacation plans, or wish to visit a new destination that's still within the Asia Pacific region, we’ve got you covered. Check out our guide to the best beaches in Thailand that are simply breathtaking and of course, IG-worthy.

4 must-visit beaches in Thailand

Best Thailand beaches

The waters are calling. (Photo from: @amazingthailand)

1. Laem Had Beach, Ko Yao Yai

Laem Had in Ko Yao Yai, Phang Nga Province is often called the “Maldives of Thailand” for its stunning views and clear blue waters. During low tide, a white sandy beach in the middle of the sea surfaces and becomes an instant photo spot for tourists. Laem Had was ranked as the top 20th most beautiful beach in the world in 2023 by the World Beach Guide, and has already been featured in several Hollywood movies.

Visit this spot if you love: Snapping Instagram-worthy photos on the beach. 

How to get there: Fly to Phuket International Airport, then take a ferry or speed boat to Koh Yao Yai.

2. Phranang Cave Bay, Krabi

Phranang Cave Bay is home not only to a beach but also a Limestone Mountain and a cliff. The path will lead you to a cave that is surrounded by white sand and azure blue waters. Aside from swimming, tourists and visitors can also enjoy other activities such as kayaking and cliff climbing when vacationing in the area.

Visit this spot if you love: Sweating it out on vacation through physical activities and sports.

How to get there: Take a connecting flight from Bangkok to Krabi Airport, then take a longtail boat from Ao Nang Beach or book a Railay & 4 Islands Speedboat Tour.

3. Lipe Island, Satun

Lipe Island, or Koh Lipe, is one of Thailand’s best-kept secrets. Its name which means ‘Paper Island’, is home to three main beaches, a handful of smaller, privately owned ones and many tropical fish. Fun fact: The tropical fish in the area account for 25% of the world’s species! Activities like island hopping and speed boating can be done here, too.

Visit this spot if you love: Exploring the vast sea and seeing life under the clear blue waters.

How to get there: Take a connecting flight from Bangkok to Hat Yai International Airport, take a bus to Pakaba Pier in Satun, and then get onboard a speedboat to Lipe Island.

4. Pakarang Beach, Phang Nga

If you’re looking for some quiet time while on vacation, Pakarang Beach in Phang Nga is the ideal destination for you. It’s a hidden gem that’s almost deserted but keeps the most beautiful secrets. Also known as Coral Beach, the place is an ideal location for watching the sunset (or sunrise, whichever you prefer) while enjoying some peace and tranquillity with nature. You can also take surfing lessons and go kayaking in the area while on vacation.

Visit this spot if you love: Learning new sports like surfing and kayaking. Plus, there are small restaurants in the area that offer delicious local dishes.

How to get there: Fly to Phuket International Airport, take a shuttle bus to Khao Lak, then ride a taxi or tuktuk to Pakarang Beach.

Which beach has made it to the top of your Thailand travel checklist?

(Cover photos from: @amazingthailand)

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