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Ao Nang and Krabi

The beachside resorts of Ao Nang and Krabi on Thailand's west coast is a lively and popular spot, with plenty of options to explore the beautiful landscapes and waters of this region. These include sea kayaking amidst the limestone peaks and caves, rock climbing on the famous Raileh Beach and scuba diving in the tropical waters in addition to relaxing on the palm-fringed sandy beach and the warm, crystal-clear waters. The area is renowned for its natural beauty which combines magnificent limestone cliffs rising from the waters, beautiful white beaches, verdant vegetation and numerous small islands. One of these is Phi Phi Island which gained fame as the location for the film 'The Beach'.


Phuket is Thailand's largest island and one of its most popular beach resort regions. As well as exploring historic Phuket Town, the beaches of Phuket and the neighbouring smaller islands are ideal for relaxing, swimming and snorkelling to explore the huge variety of colourful reef fish that are found in these waters.

Samai Archipelago

The Samai Archipelago off Thailand's east coast is a tropical paradise comprising the islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, in addition to the stunning Ang Thong National Marine Park, inspiration for the book 'The Beach'. The islands offer beach resorts ranging from quiet secluded spots to party resorts, the chance for excellent snorkelling amidst beautiful coral reefs and tropical fish and boat trips exploring secluded bays and waterfalls (especially on Koh Phangan).

Travel to Beaches and Islands of Thailand

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