Thailand kicked off our travels 20 years ago and as our plans are still up in the air for 2021, we find ourselves dreaming of the Land of Smiles. As we dream of warm places on this cold winter’s day, I am feeling nostalgic as I make this list of the best beaches in Thailand.
I have been scouring our scrapbooks, reading old journals and as I relive old memories, my wanderlust has been ignited.
Thailand has come through the pandemic quite well over this past year, and once we can travel again, I have a feeling that this country will be one of the first to open up and welcome visitors. So let’s start dreaming again and get ready to be blown away by the beauty of Thailand.
BEST BEACHES IN THAILAND
Thailand has the most beautiful islands in the world. There are countless islands scattered throughout the South of the country in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. With white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, surrounded by limestone sea cliffs nothing can compare to a Thai beach holiday. These are the best Thailand beaches to add to your bucket list now!
RAILAY BEACH – KRABI
Railay is our favorite of all the beach destinations in the country. It is where we first went rock climbing in 2000. The limestone cliffs drew us there, but the beach is what keeps us coming back again and again. Railay’s gorgeous stretch of sand framed by enormous seacliffs is picture-perfect. Railay Beach is not located on an island, but it can only be reached by long tail boat. We first caught a boat from Krabi Town, but you can also take short jaunts from Ao Nang.
Railay itself has four beaches to explore including the above-mentioned Railay Beach and Phra Nang Cave Beach plus Ton Sai Beach which is popular with rock climbers and Railay East which has great beginner rock climbing routes. At low tide, all of them can be reached through paths in the jungle.
- Read more about our rock climbing adventures in Railay – Rock Climbing in Railay
PHRA NANG BEACH – KRABI
I’ll never forget walking through Railay’s jungle path for the first time. As monkeys played overhead as we walked through limestones overhangs from Railay to Phra Nang Cave Beach. Phra Nang Beach is often voted as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. With sea caves, karst islands, and perfect white sand it really needs to be seen with your own eyes.
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