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Beaches in Thailand: The Top 5 activities to experience

The gorgeous beaches in Thailand are among the top reasons for one to visit this beautiful country. Though towns like Chiang Mai and Bangkok offer other facets of the country to experience. Some of the best beaches in Thailand are located in popular destinations like Phuket, Krabi, Koh Samui, and Pattaya. And there are less explored and smaller islands with delicious slices of the coast as well. But what most Thai beaches inevitably have in common are stunning luxury resorts and spas.

If you’re the adventurous sort, here are the top five beach activities to experience in Thailand:

  1. Watch a ladyboy cabaret show at Patong Beach, Phuket

    Patong Beach

    Patong Beach in Phuket features the most exciting slice of nightlife in Thailand with numerous bars and nightclubs. The glamorous and funny ladyboy cabaret show at Phuket Simon Cabaret is a must-watch. With a dazzling display of costumes and colors, this is one evening you won’t forget. Book a stay at Soneva Kiri or Aleenta Phuket Resort and Spa for the ultimate luxury experience while staying close to some of the most amazing beaches in Thailand.

  2. Go snorkeling and sea kayaking at Maya Bay, Krabi

    Maya Bay

    The paradise in Leonardo Di Caprio starrer ‘The Beach’ was none other than Krabi’s Maya Bay. The turquoise waters bordered by soaring cliffs are perfect for snorkeling, diving, and sea kayaking. As you plunge into the water, get ready to see boulders covered in coral and vivid schools of fish. At Maya Bay, you realize why water sports in Thailand are such a draw for tourists. Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, and Rayavadee Resort offer the best of luxury stays in Krabi.

  3. Join a Thai cookery class at Kata Beach, Phuket

    Thai cooking class

    The white-sand Kata Beach is a perfect family destination. Lined with pretty palms, attractive restaurants, and souvenir shops, Kata Beach promises to keep you busy. The cookery class at The Boathouse Phuket starts with a visit to the local market, followed by a chef-guided session where you prepare a four-course Thai meal and have it for lunch later with some Thai wine! While in Phuket, consider staying at Paresa Resort Phuket or The Naka Phuket for an unforgettable luxury holiday.

  4. Enjoy the Full Moon Party at Haad Rin, Koh Phangan

    Full moon party

    The Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan needs no introduction and is definitely among the top things to do in Thailand. Play fire-skipping rope and dance to psychedelic trance music at this famous night-long party. Stay at the quieter part of the beach, called Haad Rin Nai, for a breather from the party scene. Haad Rin is also known for its water sports and boating trips that let you explore the neighboring waterfalls and sheltered beaches.

  5. Hike through mountains at Lamai Beach, Koh Samui

    Mountains at Lanai Beach

    Lamai Beach may be among the most famous beaches in Koh Samui but an unconventional way to explore the region is by hiking through its mountains. Dotted with fruit plantations and scenic viewing points, the trek brings you up close with the Thai way of life. Cool off with an indulgent stay at Santiburi Beach Resort & Spa or Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui. Walking Street near Lamai Beach is abuzz with activity on Sunday evenings.