If you are planning to go to Thailand and do not want to stay at the crowded touristy areas such as Phuket, then the five-star resort Zeavola on Phi Phi island is definitely your dream place. Zeavola is the most luxurious resort on the north coast of Phi Phi Don. It is in a quiet Read More
Thailand or the Land of smiles is one of the friendliest countries in Asia. From the intact, romantic islands to the lively cities, it is a popular destination for packed tourists, backpackers and gap year travellers. The tropical country has a perfect location in Southeast Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea, the Gulf of Thailand, Laos Cambodia, Malaysia and Myanmar.
Million tourists visit Thailand annually. The capital city of Bangkok is on the top of the attractions’ list for holiday-makers. During the day the place is crowded with bikes and local taxis – tuk-tuk roaming along streets lined with high rise buildings, Buddhist temples and markets. At night, the capital city of the kingdom glitters with beautiful lights.
Thailand islands and beaches
However there is a lot to see in Bangkok, we have seen only the city’s international airport. The focal points of our three visits in Thailand were the magnificent islands and beaches. The most attractive islands in the gulf are Ko Samui, Ko Samet, and Ko Pha Ngan. The Andaman Sea is rich in beautiful islands like Phuket, Similans, Phi Phi Islands and Ko Lanta. In the Southern coastal area there are spectacular marine national parks and coral reefs. Phangnga Bay also features hundreds of islets with majestic limestone formations and secret caves.
Thailand islands are famous throughout the world for the snorkeling and diving opportunities and the overwhelming beauty of the white beaches. Phuket is the largest and most developed island, linked to the mainland by two bridges. Similan islands are the wildest destination where there are no hotels. Tourists can stay on the archipelago in a tent for a couple of nights. This type of tourism provides a memorable experience.
The twin islands Phi Phi are considered to have the best beaches in the world. Phi Phi Don offers luxury accomadation while Phi Phi Lei is an inhabited and secluded place. Boat trips are available to the Maya bay on the smallest island but the tour is too short to explore this marvellous land. Every hour dozens of boats approach the bay and it is hard to feel the natural atmosphere of the place. The booming tourism is also pushing the prices of daily tours up. Moreover the food and accomodation in the area are becoming increasingly priced.
When To Go To Thailand
The rainy season is between mid-May and mid-December. The best time to go to Thailand is in dry period – from mid-December to mid-April. In the cool season you can explore the country’s natural beauty. For example, the boat trip to Similan islands is available only in winter. Yet, there is always something interesting to do in Thailand even in rainy days – exploring Buddhist temples, handicrafts and visiting traditional Thai villages.
For an insight in Thailand’s highlights, islands and beaches see our travel impressions.
Our tropical vacation in Phi Phi Natural Resort, Thailand made us feel as if we were a piece of the wild nature. We stayed in this hotel in 2017 and were very satisfied with our choice. A couple of years ago we stayed at Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort and since then we have Read More
Just steps away from the thriving Patong beach and Andaman Sea, Holiday Inn Resort Phuket, is a great place to stay during a tropical vacation in Southern Thailand. It is settled in lush tropical environment. The popular Patong beach is just across the road. Location The Holiday Inn hotel is closer to the the south Read More
Nestled among beautiful tropical gardens but only few minutes from the Patong Beach and the beating heart of the nightlife – Bangla Road, the Thara Patong Beach Resort and Spa boasts great location. It is a family and young couples friendly hotel on the east coast of Phuket Island, Thailand. The combination of relaxing ambiance Read More
Thailand or the Land of smiles is one of the friendliest countries in Asia. From the intact, romantic islands to the lively cities, it is a popular destination for packed tourists, backpackers and gap year travellers. The tropical country has a perfect location in Southeast Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea, the Gulf of Thailand, Laos Read More
Patong beach is the beating heart of nightlife in Phuket. At night this vibrant place is full of bright lights. The allure open bars attract people who want to have fun. Numerous 4- or 5 star hotels are located in the area. Many of them are beachfront settlements with enormous tropical gardens. The beach is 2.2 miles long with fine, golden sand. Compared to other beaches in Phuket, the water of Andaman Sea in the area looks cloudy and opaque. Read More
Phi Phi Island chain has become a synonym for a dream tropical land. Phi Phi Don, Phi Phi Lei and especially the breathtaking Maya bay attract millions of tourists looking for postcard natural beauty. The archipelago includes six relatively small islands in Southern Thailand, near the Phuket Island. The chain is a top destination for snorkeling, diving and exploring the landscape of Krabi Province. Read More
Some passionate travelers are convinced that Similan Islands are far more beautiful than the Phi Phi archipelago but the fact that they are farther from the mainland makes them less visited. Even if it’s true, the more difficult access to Similans has preserved the unique nature in the area. This group of nine islands in the Andaman Sea was declared a marine national park in the mid-80s. The islets feature steep granite mountains with amazing formations. Read More
When fed up of noise, strong flavors and crowds, the best idea is to get around Phuket. There are beautiful places in close vicinity such as Freedom beach. Only a few miles from the lively resort this secluded beach can be accessed only by boat. It never gets overcrowded and you can enjoy the beauty of the blue Andaman Sea and the fine, white sand. Read More
Duangjitt Resort is probably one of the best located hotels in Patong beach, Phuket. Just 100 meters from the beach, it is far from the excited crowds roaming the beachfront area. The hotel buildings are surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden. There are three swimming pools, an excellent restaurant, a lobby bar with live music in the evening and a luxury spa center. Studious and rooms are spacious and quiet. Read More