The 10 best beaches in Thailand
Makes a spoke of the 10 best beaches in Thailand in an article that has been very successful time. And now, I will name which for me are the best beaches in the islands, the best beaches in Thailand. While living in Bangkok I have not much time to escape to see islands I've been to almost all then I name, in some more than once, as in my beloved Koh Chang or Koh Samet.
The Lonely Beach on Koh Chang
Beach Lonely Beach (Hat Tha Nam or) is one of the most spectacular in Thailand but has lots of character thanks to the backpacker atmosphere that appeals. This beach is a little haven of backpackers looking to stay in cabins at good price and enjoy a more alternative scene. The island of Koh Chang is famous for its festival, is large and quiet, but in Lonely Beach can be found a more lively atmosphere. Learn more about Koh Chang.
Ao Pra Beach in Koh Mak
The beach at Ao pra is almost 100% virgin. No hostels, bars and restaurants. You can reach there by walking from nearby Ao Ao Suan Yai and Kao. Worth visiting this little paradise. When I went with my partner, there was no one and it was a great experience.
Beach Hat Thong Nai Pan Noi in Koh Phangan
Beach Hat Thong Nai Pan Noi is in the northeast of the island of Koh Phangan. In spite of partying fame that the island, this beach in particular is perfect for family and relax. It's very secluded so there is no party. The road to get was under construction, I hope that have already finished. The full moon beach party (the party of the full moon) is called Hat Rin.
Ao Pai Beach in Koh Samet
Ao Pai Beach is known as one of the beach from Bangkok, as the island of Koh Samet is quite close to the city. Koh Samet is a small island but has nearly 20 beaches.
The beach of Koh Tao Koh Nang Yuan
The island of Koh Tao is famous for diving at a good price. This small island has a very nearby island called Koh Nang Yuan. The beach of this islet is film, in fact it is the image of many tourist campaigns Thailand. Pay attention to the cover of the free map of Bangkok;) Learn more about Koh Tao.
The Ao Phra Ae Beach in Koh Lanta
The beach at Ao Phra Ae (or Long Beach) is one of the longest (2 km) of Koh Lanta. The island of Koh Lanta is famous for family tourism. Maybe there are little nicer than Ao Phra Ae beach, but this is the coolest among large you will find on this island.
Na Beach on Koh Similan
The Koh Similan National Park is made up of 9 beautiful islands, considered the most beautiful in the world and best for diving. One of the best beaches is Na, which is on the island of Koh Miang, the same island where you will find the park headquarters. More information on the Similan Islands.
The Maya Beach in Koh Phi Phi
Maya Beach is the same in which the film was shot Beach (The Beach). Live view is spectacular, the only penalty is that it is very touristy and you must keep in mind what time going if you do not want to arrive and find 30 boats in it. More photos of Koh Phi Phi.
Tham Phra Nang beach in Railay (Krabi)
The Phra Nang beach is the one I liked Railay Beach near Krabi. It is a beautiful beach where you can go rock climbing or rent a kayak to explore the surrounding rock formations. It is well worth a visit.
Mae Nam Beach in Koh Samui
It's hard to say which is the best beach in such a large and developed as Koh Samui island. I chose Mae Nam because it has the reputation of being the backpackers and where to find the best price cabins. Find more info in the article on Koh Samui.
Practical information for visit the beaches
The best time to visit the islands and Thai beaches ranging from September to May, because during the months of June to August rains, is the monsoon season. However, despite the statistics, every year is different so do not worry too much and even find something usually rains hard rain but little while and then the sun comes out. More about the climate of Thailand.
Take as in any beach plus you need to spend a few days in a guest house or hotel. In almost every island there 7-11 (mini supermarket) so you can always buy anything you forget how: mosquito, sunscreen, sunglasses, sandals, etc.
Once you get to the islands by boat (only Phuket and Koh Samui airport there) you have to use the songtaew (buses cars) or rent a vehicle moved away and get to the best beaches. The Bat songtaew cost about 100 (2.3 €) route, while renting a bike can cost from 100 to 300 Bat per day (2.3 to 7 €). More info about transport in Thailand.