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The Phi Phi Islands
The Phi Phi Islands The Phi Phi Islands are a tro­pi­cal para­dise with stun­ning sce­nery in the form of im­pres­sive lime­stone moun­tains, caves, cliffs and espe­cially stun­ning beaches with white sand and clear water. Read more about the islands ...
Travel by Bus in Thailand
Travel by bus in Thailand It is very cheap to travel by bus in Thailand, although it also can be very boring and dangerous. You will find buses in many different shapes and conditions. From the ultra-modern VIP buses with TV and entertainment consoles in the seats to old bangers resembling something that were discarded in the west 30 years ago. Read about travelling by bus in Thailand.
Travel by Train in Thailand
Trains in Thailand Travelling by train is very inexpensive in Thailand. However, you should only take the train if you have plenty of time. Or if you want to experience the Thai culture up close, as swarms of vendors board the train at the stations to hawk food, candy, newspapers and drinks for the travellers.
Phuket Phuket is Thailand's largest island and the preferred holiday destination for most foreign tourists. Phuket is the perfect holiday destination, whether you want to laze on the beach or you want a more active holiday sightseeing, jungle trekking, ziplining, riding an elephant, and much more.
Mai Khao Beach
Mai Khao Beach Stretching 9 kilometres (5.5 miles), Mai Khao Beach is Phuket's longest beach. The beach is a part of Sirinath National Park; therefore, it is not developed. Behind a part of the beach, you will find a string of 5-star resorts and a water park.
Sai Khaew Beach
Sai Khaew Beach Sai Khaew Beach is a mostly un­deve­loped beach, rarely visi­ted by tourists. A part of the beach is situa­ted at Phuket's northern side in the channel between the province Phang Nga in the main­land and Phuket with a view to Sarasin Bridge.
Tuk-tuk The tuk-tuk is dange­rous, unplea­sant, and expen­sive. None­the­less, you may want to take a ride in a tuk-tuk on your holi­day in Thailand. Read more about the tuk-tuk.
Nai Yang Beach
Nai Yang Beach Nai Yang Beach is a part of Sirinath National Park in Phuket. At the north end of the beach, you have the option to rent a tent and camp in a small narrow forest next to the beach. Many of the local people go on a picnic here to enjoy their food while sitting under the shade of the trees and enjoying the view of the beach and the sea.
Bang Tao Beach
Bang Tao Beach Behind the middle part of the 8 kilometres (5 miles) long Bang Tao Beach in Phuket, you will find an area known as Laguna. Here a number of five-star resorts are situated. At the southern end of the beach, you will find a very wide beach and some more affordable hotels.
Beaches in Phuket
Beaches in Phuket Looking for crystal clear water and golden beaches? You will find them in Thailand. Not the least in Phuket, Thailand's largest island and the most popular tourist spot in Thailand. In Phuket, you will find more than 40 beaches; small beaches, large beaches, popular beaches, deserted beaches, and picturesque beaches with natural ornaments to please your eyes.
Nai Thon Beach
Nai Thon Beach Nai Thon Beach is not exactly crowded with tourists. In the low season, you can usually have the beach all to yourself. Even in the high season, the tourists may be few and far between. The few guests are mainly because there are not many hotels here and because the beach is off the beaten track.
Banana Beach
Banana Beach Banana Beach is a very beautiful beach. At both ends of the beach, there are rocks; and in the middle of the beach, there is a small dollop of rocks too. On the landside, trees and shrubs surround the entire beach, which shields the beach from the rest of the world.
Layan Bay
Layan Bay In Layan Bay, you will find a beach for dipping your toes not to take a dip. The beach is fine for small children, though, as the water is shallow and there are no waves to speak of.
Layan Beach
Layan Beach The sand on Layan Beach is some of the finest you will find in Phuket and the water quality is fine too. Despite that the junta and the governor of Phuket does not like sun loungers at the beaches, it is possible to rent sun loungers several places along Layan Beach, either under the shade of the trees behind the beach or on the beach itself.
Surin Beach
Surin Beach Surin Beach is one of the best beaches in Phuket. You can rent mattresses and parasols, and you can get food and drinks at the restaurants and stalls behind the beach.
Laem Sing Beach
Laem Sing Beach Laem Sing Beach is a beautiful beach with cliffs and surrounding forest. The quality of the sand and the water is fine; in addition, the water around the rocks at both ends of the beach is fine for snorkelling.
Kamala Beach
Kamala Beach Located just north of Patong, Kamala is suitable if you are a family and if you want easy access to shopping etc. while avoiding the more lively nightlife in Patong. The beach is fine, although a little greyish.
Pon Beach
Pon Beach Pon Beach is pretty, although it has shingles that make the beach less suitable for swimming. However, there should be a great opportunity for snorkelling at a coral reef 100 meters from the shore.
Nakalay Beach
Nakalay Beach Nakalay Beach is not really worth a visit. The beach has a lot of shingles and a rocky seabed, especially at low tide. In addition, the pier would ruin the image of a beautiful tropical beach, even if it were a beautiful tropical beach.
Rayee Beach
Rayee Beach Rayee Beach is divided into two beaches by rocks. Nonetheless, even though you get two beaches here, you will realise that quantity does not trump quality. Rayee Beach is neither suitable for swimming nor for sunbathing.
Patong Beach
Patong Beach Patong Beach is certainly not the best beach in Phuket; however, it is by far the most developed beach and the most crowded beach in Phuket. Read more about the many offerings at Patong Beach.
Kalim Beach
Kalim Beach You will find Kalim Beach north of Patong Beach. A couple of hotels lies near the beach; however, if you choose to stay at one of them, you should be prepared to go to Patong Beach if you want to visit a beach. There is not much beach at Kalim Beach. Certainly not anything that resembles the wonderful tropical beaches you will see in travel magazines and brochures.
Karon Beach
Karon Beach Karon Beach is one of the best beaches in Phuket. The almost 3.5 km (2,1 miles) long and straight beach of fine white sand is more quiet and peaceful than Patong Beach, yet still have many offerings. The beach slopes gently into the water and is especially at the northern end suitable for small children.
Kata Beach
Kata Beach Kata is suitable for a family vacation or for travellers who want to have some distance to the "hectic" life in Patong. Nonetheless, it is only a short tuk-tuk drive away from Patong, should you want to go shopping or enjoy the nightlife there.
Kata Beach
Kata Noi Beach Kata Noi Beach is a nice beach; snorkelling is possible at the rocks at both ends of the beach. In the monsoon season, the beach is popular with surfers.
Yanui Beach
Yanui Beach Yanui Beach is a small beach with cliffs, a small rock formation on the beach and a small island, Koh Kaeo Noi, a little off the coast which breaks the flat horizon. You can rent mattresses and buy cold drinks and some food on the beach.
Laemka Beach
Laemka Beach Laemka Beach is not much of a swimming beach, and the sand is not particularly fine; nonetheless, it is one of the best beaches on Phuket's east coast. It is easy on the eyes with rocks and a view to an island.
Rawai Beach
Rawai Beach Rawai Beach is not very suitable for swimming. The seabed is rocky, and the beach hardly slopes into the sea. At low tide, you have to walk quite a bit to get wet ankles. However, the beach is suitable for a picnic, offering you a view over the sea and several islands.
Friendship Beach
Friendship Beach Friendship Beach is not a beach for swimming, nor is it a beach for working up a tan. At high tide, a good part of the beach has all but disappeared. At low tide, the beach can be very wide, at some places more than 100 meters (110 yards) wide.
Freedom Beach
Freedom Beach At many beaches in Thailand, you will find that the sand is a bit coarse and somewhat yellowish rather than fine and white; however, there are exceptions and one of them is Freedom Beach in Phuket. I cannot recall having visited a beach in Phuket with finer and whiter sand than the sand at Freedom Beach. Read more about Freedom Beach.
Tri Trang Beach
Tri Trang Beach If you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of Patong Beach, yet be close to Patong, Tri Trang Beach may be the beach for you. Tri Trang Beach is a quiet beach, although an ugly green fence put a damper on the natural beauty of the beach.
Relax Beach
Relax Beach The five-star hotel Le Meridien Phuket owns the land in front of Relax Beach, and the hotel does not allow strangers access to the beach during the daytime. If you want to visit the beach, you can rent a long tail boat and arrive by sea, or you can stay at the hotel.
Climate and Weather
Climate and Weather Thailand is known for its sunny weather and its beautiful beaches; however, Thailand also has a rainy season. Read more about the seasons and why the rainy season may not be as bad as it sounds.
Paradise Beach
Paradise Beach Most people visit Paradise Beach not only for the sand, water and sun, but even more so for the music, parties and fun. Here, you find full moon parties, half moon parties, foam parties and parties for whatever reason the "owners" of the beach can think of.
Merlin Beach
Merlin Beach Merlin Beach is an unattractive beach with pebbles. Directly behind the Beach, you find a hotel; however, the guests will probably prefer the pool rather than going to the beach.
Nui Beach
Nui Beach Nui Beach does not look like the typical tropical beaches you see in glossy magazines and brochures. Instead, Nui Beach is a small, natural, rock-filled beach and the sand is full of pebbles. The beach is for lovers of nature, not for lovers of photos in glossy magazines and brochures.
Trisara Beach
Trisara Beach Trisara Beach is a small beach in a beautiful natural setting. Despite the natural beauty of the beach, you can have it all to yourself. Read more about why Trisara Beach often is empty when less attractive beaches are full of people.
Phuket Zoo
Phuket Zoo If you love animals or if you bring children on your vacation to Phuket, you may want to visit Phuket Zoo. However, don't! The conditions for the animals are terrible and a far cry from how they treat the animals in a normal Zoo. Read more about Phuket Zoo...