As a tourist destination, Thailand has gained huge popularity. There are some things you need to know before visiting the country. But overall it’s a fantastic destination for all types of holidaymakers. Whether you’re an adventurer keen to explore nature or you’re simply wanting to wind down and relax in a tropical paradise, Thailand most definitely has you covered.
Wherever you end up, you’re pretty much guaranteed to enjoy Thailand’s rich culture. Be it in the local cuisine, by having a muscle-melting seaside massage, or simply enjoying some of the best service you can get anywhere in the world. Similar to the symbols featured in the Thai Paradise slot game, its local beauty, elephants and gorgeous accommodation options make Thailand a desirable destination for millions of holidaymakers each year. It’s a fantastic country to explore.
With so many of Thailand’s islands offering stunning sunsets, white sandy beaches, fresh coconuts, and beautiful palm trees, it can be hard to know where exactly to go. Below is a look at five of the best options.
If you’re keen to party the night away and live in a swanky villa with a pool, then Phuket is the place to go. Arguably the most famous island in the country, Phuket is also its largest. Patong is full of partygoers and buzzing with life. Whereas Kata Rocks is a gorgeous resort where you can relax with a stunning cliffside view and feel at ease with a soothing massage. Phuket can essentially cater for any type of holidaymaker.
Koh Samui is known to be a crowd-pleaser thanks to its all-around solid offering. Its latte-coloured beaches are unlike anywhere else in the country, the nightlife is catered towards a more mature audience, and the island’s giant golden Buddha is a sight everyone needs to see. If you’re travelling with kids then there are plenty of things for your little terrors to do, from water sports to snorkelling. The island is also popular with divers.
Koh Phi Phi
Known for its natural beauty and memorable beach parties, Koh Phi Phi’s Maya Bay is where The Beach was filmed. Although Maya Bay is closed to tourists at the time of writing, there are plenty of other pristine beaches to enjoy on the island. Phi Phi Viewpoint offers stunningly beautiful views, Koh Phi Phi Don is full of partying, and there is so much jungle to explore, not to mention an array of infinity pools and coves too.
You could certainly take children to Koh Lanta, although it is probably best suited as an adults-only Thai destination, mainly because it’s peaceful and doesn’t have the child-friendly entertainment options some of the other islands do. Koh Lanta is essentially two small islands that are connected by a bridge, but wherever you end up you’re guaranteed to experience bohemian vibes and a paradisiacal feel. To sum up how relaxed it is, motorised water sports aren’t on offer in Koh Lanta, instead only offering peaceful activities such as snorkelling and diving. Layana Resort & Spa is a great option in terms of accommodation.
From the more relaxed to the more chaotic, Koh Phangan is the place to go for a party. The full moon and half-moon parties are worth experiencing if it’s your sort of thing, but so too are its mountaintop views as you embark on a hiking adventure. The island is brimming with natural beauty on top of its hedonistic offerings, with gorgeous natural pools and waterfalls worth exploring too. If you’re keen to have fun but also switch off, then Koh Phangan is a great option.