on the beach beside the warm, turquoise waters of the
Gulf of Thailand, or enjoy some of the world's most fantastic
scuba adventures among the islands of the Andaman Sea.
Thailand is one of the best, most reasonably priced places
for a seaside vacation. There are hundreds of beaches
to choose from. From the tropical paradise of a bungalow
on Ko Samet off the coast of Rayong province, only a few
hours from Bangkok by comfortable air conditioned bus,
to the luxurious resort developments on Phuket Island,
just a short flight from Bangkok, you can have the best
vacation of your life. More remote venues, such as the
lovely and unspoiled Ko Ngai in the Andaman off the coast
of Trang, make it possible to escape the hustle and bustle
of modern life without spending a fortune.
visitors choose to come after the rainy season ends in
late October and before the hot season starts in April.
But even during the peak of the monsoon season in September
it usually only rains for an hour or so in the afternoon,
and the rest of the time you can indulge in the water
sport of your choice, or just lay in a hammock and chill
Islands in the Gulf, like Ko Chang, are great for a family
excursion. Backpackers will love the wild parties on Phangan
Island off the coast of Surat Thani. For scuba enthusiasts,
exotic Ko Tao is not to be missed. Single travelers may
prefer the uninhibited nightlife of Pattaya Beach. Whatever
your holiday preference, Thailand's beaches and islands
can provide the precise combination of excitement, exotic
locales, recreation, entertainment and leisure that you
Ko Similan National Park
Archipelago National Park is a world famous spot for
seekers will revel in the exotic, cosmopolitan seaside
city, famous more for its riotous and intoxicating nightlife
than its less than pristine beach.
National Marine Park
walls of shining limestone loom above the deep blue
ocean with enticing white sand beaches and green forests
on the islands.