Thailand is one of the top tourist destinations in the world thanks to the weather, local culture, Buddhist temples, and beautiful beaches. If you are already in Thailand or plan to make a trip there soon, you should make sure you check out at least one of the country’s famous beaches. To make it easier for you to decide which, we have compiled a list of top five beaches in Thailand.
5. Koh Yao Islands
This beach is a popular stop for tourists because it is a great place to vacation. The Island has a hilly terrain that is perfect for hiking. If you aren’t into hiking, you can spend your time on the beach relaxing, swimming, or snorkeling. You can also rent a small boat and sail around the Island if you’re feeling adventurous.
4. Railay Beach
The first thing that catches your eye on this beach is the scenery. It is located on an island that is surrounded by mountains and close to local resorts. While it is a tourist destination, it usually isn’t very crowded, which means you can relax on the beach and enjoy the sunrise or sunset without a lot of interruption.
There are a lot of activities to do at Railay Beach. You can go hiking, rock climbing, diving, or just relax in the beach and enjoy the local cuisine.
3. Freedom Beach
This is a popular destination for tourists, so don’t be surprised to see large crowds there, especially in the summer. The beach is close to some local hotels and resorts, so you can either walk there or ride a bike. There are a lot of activities to do, which include jet skiing, parasailing, snorkeling, or hiking around the beach. If you feel like taking a nap, there is a place at the end of the beach where you can rent a bed.
2. Surin Beach
This is a great beach to visit especially if you don’t want to be around large crowds. While it might not get as many visitors as the other beaches on this list, there are still a lot of things to do while you are visiting. There are restaurants by the beach as well as a lot of the water activities at the other beaches.
1. Nai Harn Beach
As far as the beaches in Thailand go, this is the best, which is saying a lot because there are a lot of great beaches there. Like Surin Beach, this is another of the less crowded beaches, but don’t be surprised to see large crowds there at certain times during the year.
There are great restaurants by the beach where you can get both local and international cuisine. You can spend the whole day just relaxing and enjoying the view of the clear water, or enjoy some outdoor activities.