Best beaches in Thailand

People from all over the world go specifically to Thailand to see the amazing white sand, chrystal blue waters, and picturesque beaches. Once you visit, you will understand they are so popular amongst travelers. With over a 1000 islands, each over their very own piece of perfection. Here are the best beaches in Thailand.


Krabi is one of those beaches you always see when googling Thailand. Not only would it be considered the best beach in Thailand, but maybe even one of the best in the world. With its white sand beaches lined with coconut palm trees, life doesn’t get much more relaxing with the sound of the ocean and a coconut in your hand. Krabi offers amazing jewel colored lagoons making you think you were on your very own private island. Krabi is truly magical.

Railey beach

Raiey a beautiful pristine beach that is only accessed by boat. Railey is known for being a bit remote but also its available adventure sports. You can rock climb the limestone karsts, snorkel, sea kayak, and jungle trek all on this island. If you are not one for adventure, bring a book as the island is pretty quiet.


Patong Beach is the largest and most popular beach on the famed Phuket Island. There are plenty of luxury hotels, shopping malls, bars and restaurants along Patong Beach with a truly vibrant nightlife. It is kind of like the Thai Vegas, but beach side! Other amazing beaches along Phuket are Kata Beach, Mai Khao which are just a few miles down from Patong.

Maya Bay

If you have seen the movie ‘The Beach’ with Leonardo DiCaprio, you are going to want to book the first flight out to Thailand and visit Maya Bay. The movie doesn’t do it justice as it is one of the most amazing beach coves out there! Surrounded by limestone karsts and crystal blue waters and boat ride away from the Phi Phi’s, Maya is definitely one of the best beaches in Thailand.

Koh Tao

Koh Tao is the ultimate divers paradise making it one of the best beaches in Thailand. Known for having the cheapest PADI certification course, Koh Tao has an amazing archipelago to explore, along with beautiful beach coves. This island suits luxury hotels over looking the crystal blue waters, to backpacker bungalows along popular beach strands.

Koh Pha-Ngan

Koh Pha-Ngan houses the famous Full Moon Party along Haad Rin. Although the beach may not be the cleanest after these huge over night parties, the experience on the beach makes it one of the best. Grab a bucket, paint your body with neon paint, meet some new friends, and dance the night away while watching the sunrise along the ocean. Koh Pha-Ngan is a fantastic experience on a Thai beach.