Stunning Beaches of Thailand – Part 1 – The Gulf

Thailand is famous for it’s beaches and it’s easy to see why. There are countless beaches with pristine white sand and beautiful blue water that surround this beautiful country.  Add to that the warm weather in Thailand and you have a perfect recipe for going to the beach.

I thought I would hand select my favorite beaches from the Gulf of Thailand.  It wasn’t an easy task, with so many to choose from.


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Above photo is an edited photo from google maps.


Noi Na Beach – Koh Samet

Located on the north side of the island you will find one of my favorites.  It has far less traffic than the busy Hat Sai-Kaew (which is also a great beach), which makes you feel far more relaxed. This secluded beach is a paradise for any couple.  Just sit back under a palm tree and soak in the atmosphere. You will definitely feel relaxed here. From this beach you can see all the way back to the mainland.


Tapao Beach – Koh Kood

Koh Kood is one of the least developed islands of Thailand, so is great for just getting away from it all.  My favorite beach here is Tapao Beach (also known as Haad Tapaw and Aw Taphoa).  This one kilometer long beach is usually fairly quiet.  You will get to enjoy the powder white sand and blue waters to yourself. It is best to visit at low tide.


Koh Samui


Lamui Beach – Koh Samui

This beach is well protected from the weather and great for relaxing.  there tends to be a few people on the beach with you, but there is more than enough room to sit back and relax.  I was here for 3 weeks once.  It was amazing.  I was still happy even after finding a bottle of workout supplement Betancourt Nutrition Bullnox Androrush washed up on shore on day.  Unfortunately there was no treasure inside!  Also there are plenty of shops, food and entertainment in the area to keep you busy.


Mae Rumpheung – Rayong

You can find yourself alone on this beautiful beach.  This area of Thailand is often empty of tourists. I suggest you take the time to hang around for sunset.  You won’t be disappointed.


Koh Phangan


Thong Noi Pan Beach – Koh Phangan

The best way to get to this beach is by boat.  It allows you to enjoy the stunning coastline of Koh Phangan on your voyage there.  There are a handful of beaches on the east coast of the island that could have made this list, but Thong Noi Pan is my favorite.  It has great swimming and beautiful white sand beaches in a stunning jungle setting.


Jansom Bay – Koh Tao

This list wouldn’t be complete without including a beach from the stunning Koh Tao.  Known for it’s unbelievable diving it also hosts some of the best beaches not just in Thailand, but all of Asia. Jansom Bay is my pick of the bunch.  There is a small fee for entering the beach (as you need to enter via Charm Churee Villa Resort), but it is well worth it. Because it is associated with the hotel the beach is kept spotless.  Don’t forget your snorkel as there are plenty of fish to see (people have even spotted sting rays here).


There are plenty more beaches in the Gulf of Thailand that could have made this list, but I had to draw the line somewhere.  I hope that you can use this list in your future travels, but you can’t go wrong with most of the islands and beaches here.  That’s why Thailand is such a great holiday destination, particularly for those that love beaches.


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