Beach holidays to Thailand
Phuket, off Thailand’s southwest coast will leave you spoilt for choice where beach holidays are concerned; from the fast pace and neon lights of Patong to the isolated and almost deserted Ban Tao Beach. Cape Panwa on the southern most tip is hoping you’ll pass it by unnoticed whilst Mai Khao Beach stretches as far as the eye can see, and then some.
Karon and Kata Beach are lively affairs with plenty of facilities whilst Kamala, Nai Thon and Tri-Trang take you right back to basics with only the palm trees to keep you company.
Khao Lak could easily slip under the radar as even the hotels here blend in with the scenery. Great care has been taken to ensure the region remains unspoilt and the three national parks in the area are awash with mangroves and waterfalls making the inland area just as stunning as the beaches.
Krabi is easily recognisable by the rocky formations that line the coast and rise from the translucent sea. Fish dart around just below the surface making this a snorkeler’s paradise and the tiny surrounding islands are just waiting to be explored. Phi Phi Island is perhaps the most well known of all as it was used for scenes in ‘The Beach’ featuring Brad Pitt.