Thailand is an extremely famous country that hosts over 32.59 million tourists each year. People all over the world travel to this land of temples, beautiful beaches, night-clubs, amazing and unique cuisine and the relaxing atmosphere.
The country is the 50th largest in the world in terms of area and has a massive tourism industry brimming with home-stays, hotels, bus tours, beaches, food and nightlife. The Chatuchak Weekend Market is a major attraction of the country that houses over 15,000 stalls and is divided into 27 sections.
The country is so beautiful and loaded with things to do, places to visit and food to eat , that no number of days seem enough to travel through it. The widespread network of our rental car suppliers will allow you to explore every nook and cranny of this beautiful place.
A visit to the country that is mostly surrounded by water, comprising of numerous little islands will not be complete without some beach fun. If you love the water and everything about it, Thailand is one of the best places to visit, with clean and pristine surroundings, friendly services, the coastal land is a real treat.
The area of Krabi, that comprises of over 80 smaller islands is a well known tourist spot. With most of the region now taken care of by National parks , there are a lot of places that you can explore. We have filtered out some of the best beaches in Krabi, Thailand that you can explore while there.
The island of Koh Hong is located in Than Bok Khorani national park and is generally referred to as The Hong Island. The white sand on the beach makes for an amazing landscape. The waters are very clean and you can enjoy the marine life by snorkeling. Food, drinks and alcohol are all readily available , though if you do not wish to splurge on items it is better to carry your own supplies.
Nopparat Thara Beach (also spelled Noppharat Thara) is located 18km west of Krabi Town and adjacent to Ao Nang. It lies between the Hat Nopparat Thara-Koh Phi Phi National Park and has long 3km stretch of sandy path that is lined by casuarina trees.
The beach is excellent for simply lazing around under the shade of thick trees. Like most beaches in Krabi there are no rows of benches , it is therefore better to carry a mat and plant it at any suitable place.
The Koh Pak Bia is a part of the Koh Hong archipelago. The island is perfect for island hoppers and people looking for a relaxing time. The waters are more emerald than turquoise but you can engage in snorkeling for a small distance from the beach and catch a glimpse of the great range of fish species.
The interesting structure of the island is very peculiar with a dome covered with foliage and a thick strip of sand connecting it to a rocky crop. There are vendors to cater to your need for refreshments etc.
Ao Thalane is probably one of the few places in the world that are untouched by business and money making industries. The area will give you the real touch of southern Thailand. The place is accustomed to visitors but the resorts and hotels do not focus on profits but rather like to cater to people looking for peace and mindfulness.
The area is officially the capital of sea kayaking in Krabi. The area is full of mangrove forests and impressive limestone canyons, offering the perfect playground for sea kayaking exploration. Fishing has been the primary occupation of the locals given that the waters are laden with crustaceans and fish species. The area is an absolute delight to walk through and is bound to leave you tranquil and happy.
Koh Poda is one of the most popular islands in the Krabi region located just 6 kilometers offshore from Ao Nang and it takes 25 min to reach the place in a tail boat. Mu Koh Poda or Poda Island group consists of four islands: Koh Poda, Koh Kai, Koh Tao and Koh Mor. Koh Poda however is the largest one , with 1 km diameter area. The sandy beach is pure white crystal when you begin walking around. It is the perfect coastal getaway.
Ao Nang is the ultimate beach experience of Thailand, famous for its truly luxurious and yet simple facilities. It has the feel of a small town and the vibrance and comfort of the city and homes. The town itself is small and a 30 min stroll will take you from one end to the other, yet the place is enchanting regardless.
The place is the perfect cross between the old and the new. You can engage in shopping at the famous city center or dine at the best fine dine restaurants in the area. There are resorts that cater to your every need from food to ferry. The night life is great with a vibrant scene.
The southern strip of sand in Railay Bay is Phra Nang beach. The clear shallow water are safe for swimming, duvet-soft sand and coral reefs make a very beautiful place for the trip. There are white limestone cliffs that offer the picturesque backdrop to the entire setting. These cliffs are a delight for rock climbing enthusiasts and also provide a natural shade in the hot afternoons. Even after all this you have to be there to experience the magic of Phra Nang.
Poles apart from the hustle-bustle of the more traditional tourist spots, Ko Jum is like a breath of fresh air. The entire place is super peaceful with no agencies trying to engage you in activities. The place offers you time that is your own. You can saunter near the waters or bask in the sun reading a book or perhaps just simply lay around. This get-away is bound to rejuvenate your mind and body.
The famed Tubkaek beach became famous after it was used for a couple of scenes in the Bradley Cooper starrer ‘Hangover 2’, but the beach has always been a fabulous and famous spot with the tourists. Located north of Klong Muang and south of Ao Thalane, the beach lies south of some other famous adventurous hiking trails (Dragon Crest Mountain viewpoint).
The Tubkaek beach however is perfectly quiet although there are a lot of resorts lining the coast. You can lounge around, dine at the finest restaurants and indulge in self care at these places. Almost all resorts offer dining under the stars in the open, with nature as the ultimate backdrop for a great night.
Railay West is the main beach in Railay. The place has a designated walking street that houses shops (convenience, beachwear, handicraft), bars and restaurants. The walking street links the east and west Railay and is a 15 minute stretch. Railay west has some of the most daunting cliffs and rocks that are a major hit with rock climbers. Nature adds a special flavour to the area and the entire scenery is made so much more beautiful.
The beach is facing the west, so the evenings are generally lost with people enjoying the sun set over the cliffs and down the ocean. It really is an unforgettable experience. Hire a car rental for Krabi and discover the magic of Thailand. You can easily drive to these beautiful places in a rental car, with absolutely no hassle.
This 6 km long beach is home to two resorts, Thai Life Homestay Resort and The Hip Resort; flooded with cashew nut and coconut trees, this beach of Bang Muang is usually deserted.
Located on Khanom Bay’s south, this beach is a beauty; in the absence of heavy tourism, the beach can be enjoyed to the brim from its white sandy allure to its palm-tree-dominated backdrop.
Lacking slope, its sand is not as per one’s wishes; money-valued delicious seafood comes as a saving grace; nearby national park gives access to numerous, though secluded but ‘better’, beaches.
With a broad shoreline, the beach, about a kilometer long is home to dance festivals like Full Moon Party; nightclubs, restaurants and accommodations like bungalows dominate its southern portion.
This 500 meter of land is a quiet place to be at; it offers dining options through a set of quality restaurants in addition to vendors; Casuarinas trees and numerous rocks add meaning to its appeal.
This beach acts as a symbol of Songkhla and is specifically most noted for the statue of Mae Thorani as the mermaid; as it is such a crowd puller, it is easily accessible through Hat Yai-Songkhla buses.
This isolated beach is a true gem, its 180 meters of sea-soaked land is home to a single seafood restaurant; with its unusually clear water, swimming is a good option from November to May.
Clear water and soft white sand are its main highlights; only accessible via long tail boats, enjoy the transfer to this beach which despite being the most populated one is quite quiet and welcoming.
Crescent in shape, this 4 km stretch of a beach offers numerous things ranging from high-end resorts to floating restaurants to diving boats to rush adventures like parasail and jet skiing etc.
This 6 km stretch of land is a bit controlled and quieter than is neighbors in the North; still it is a great hit because of its numerous attractions and a beach whose biggest highlight is its clear and untainted water.
Also known as Nopparat Thara, it comprises of a 3 km of a quiet sandy beach and the fact that it is a part of Hat Nopparat Thara-Koh Phi Phi National Park, assures an eye-pleasing natural backdrop.
In addition to white sand and limestone cliffs, this beach is also home to Tham Phra Nang Nok, a cave where the local fishermen come to pay respect through offerings like wood carved sculptures etc.
Biggest in Koh Samui, this beach, in addition to accommodation and eating options is most famous for its notorious nightlife fuelled by numerous bars and pubs capable of meeting the needs of all.
Second-largest resort hub after Chaweng, Lamai beach is as gumptious as they come with numerous eating, shopping and stay options plus the availability of numerous water activities.
Dotted with numerous Bungalows and resorts this beach is just a small walk away from Khao Lak town, hence, various shopping venues and restaurants can be visited anytime as per one’s wish.
Located on the south of headland, this beach marks the southern boundary of the region; though a small beach, it is most popular among the travelers for its quality resorts and hotels.