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


Photo by Ashley Wanders.

2. Patong Beach, Phutket


Photo by Vicky Putra.

3. Railey Beach, Krabi


Photo by World Travel Joy (Kalyakorn Kasemsri).

4. Hua Hin Beach


Photo by Moons Around The World.

5. Kata Beach, Karon


Photo by Moons Around The World.

6. Lamai Beach, Ko Samui


Photo by Sena Nic.

7. Sairee Beach, Ko Tao


Photo by Why Not Now.(ME).

8. Koh Chang


Photo by Victoria Smith.

9. Haad Rin, Ko Pha Ngan


Photo by Ashley Wanders.

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