Thailand: 9 Beautiful Beaches

Thailand’s sugar sand beaches are legendary: frequented by backpackers or booked by high end luxury travelers, Thailand offers beaches for everyone. Each beach has its own distinct personality: sporty beaches for windsurfers and scuba divers or festive beaches for raucous Full Moon Parties. Whatever your taste and budget, there is a beautiful beach in Thailand waiting for you. Here are our top 9 choices for the most beautiful beaches in Thailand:

1. Maya Bay, Koh Phi Phi

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Photo by Ashley Wanders.

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Get On Island Time

Islands live in our dreams and myths. They represent a place to leave your worries, cares, and in some cases, your whole identity behind. We here at Trover have ventured into the seven seas to find you the most beautiful islands to visit and find out the real meaning of island time.

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

With sugar sand beaches in Grace Bay and craggy Chalk Sound, there are endless opportunities to snorkel, scuba, sail, and paddle board on this exceptionally beautiful island.

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Photo by Rebecca Pattee.

Maui, Hawaii

In addition to some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world, you can play hide and seek in a bamboo forest or drive the road to Hana with towns that still run on old fashioned Hawaiian time.

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Photo by Waterlogged Travels.

Roatán, Honduras

This tropical paradise offers diving in the second largest coral reef in the world along with land adventures such as horseback riding on the beach.

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Photo by Krassi Hristova.

Santorini, Greece

The iconic images of Santorini’s white washed houses set on cliffs high above volcanic ash beaches promise relaxation. Wander the beaches, stroll through charming Greek villages, and learn about the history of Greece through archeology sites..

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Photo by Joey Tristan.

Ko Tao, Thailand

Less developed than Ko Samui, Ko Tao is popular with 20-something backpackers.

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Photo by Serendipity Tess.

Madeira, Portugal

Hike above the clouds in the morning on one of the many great hiking trails and enjoy a glass of the sweet wine in the afternoon.

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Photo by Phototravel360.

Bali, Indonesia

Pristine beaches, amazing scuba diving, and a rich cultural heritage make Bali a fantastic island to explore.

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Photo by Jewelzee.

Mauritius

This luxury travel destination was once home to the humble Dodo bird, now extinct.

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Photo by Christy Woodrow.

Bora Bora

Part of French Polynesia, this beautiful island with flourishing coral reefs and beautiful beaches also offers world class French cuisine.

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Photo by Herbert Nikus.

Fernando di Noronha, Brazil

A UNESCO World Heritage site due to its unique environment, this island located 220 miles off of the coast of Brazil offers amazing flora and fauna to a select few.

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Photo by Claudia Macambira.

Looking for more castaway destinations? Take a look here. Find more amazing destinations on Trover.com.

Get Lost! Remote Islands

Travel to some of the world’s most remote islands to get away from it all and switch your clock to island time. There are still islands in the world where very few people live and even fewer travelers get a chance to visit. Trovers from around the world have trekked far and wide to find some of the most remote and romantic islands for your next trip. Here are 5 places that are off the map:

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Put on your flippers and find amazing snorkeling in coral reefs close to the pristine beaches.

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Coxen Hole, Roatan, Honduras

Snorkel and scuba in the morning and zip line in the afternoon.

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Ko Tao, Thailand

The famous turtles of this island will keep you company on white sand beaches.

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Madeira, Portugal

Pour yourself a glass of the famous wine and enjoy sweet days on this sunny island.

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Find a hammock and pretend no one will ever find you at this beautiful island in the Pacific.

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Azores Islands, Portugal

Located in 800 miles east of Portugal, the Azores showcase the best of natural beauty.

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We have many more beautiful beaches for your hammock in our Gorgeous Beaches list. Even more remote and romantic destinations at Trover.com.