27 Mar 2017

5 of Thailand’s Most Pristine & Secluded Beaches

 

Many people visit Thailand for the country’s many incredible beaches.  From the outskirts of Bangkok to Phuket, Koh Samui and more, Thailand has your dream palmtree-fringed escape virtually all over.  If you’re going to Thailand and looking for a truly remote space to relax and read a good book, search no more—here are my personal faves!

 

1. Hua Hin Beach – What was originally a hot spot made popular by the Thai royals and aristocrats (there’s still a royal residence there today), has now become one of the most luxurious vacationing regions in the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan.  This is a friendly and relaxed beach region with a small town feel, far away from many of the usual beach party scenes.

 

2. Koh Lao Liang – Comprising mostly of tall limestone cliffs, travellers will enjoy the region’s untouched flair as well as the water’s beautiful coral reefs.  With minimal space for lazing around on the beach, this keeps the area free from crowds, and travellers can partake in many activities such as cliff climbing, canoeing and snorkelling.

 

3. Karon Beach – One of the less-frequented beaches in the Phuket area, Karon beach stretches long and wide so there is plenty of ground to walk along so the beach rarely feels crowded, even when there are plenty of visitors each day.  The beach’s fine white sand also squeaks beneath your feet as you walk, adding to its pure look-and-feel!

 

4. Koh Phayam Island – Beautiful and pristine, this small Thai Island is both beachy and has a rich forestry area too.  Surrounded by much natural beauty, there are rarely any cars on the road – mostly motorcycles – and there are very few resorts, which add to the “non-touristy” charm of Koh Phayam coupled with its small population of around 500.

 

5. Koh Nang Yuan – Not too far from the iconic Koh Samui are three tiny islands separated by strips of white-sand bars that make up this pristine region.  Please note: there is an entrance fee to access the islands as a way to keep them secluded and there is a plastic-free policy on the islands to keep the small islands clean and environmentally friendly.

 

 

Written By: Taryn (Destination Specialist)  

While there are many touristy regions in Thailand, I often like to couple some well-known “hot spots” with relaxing, unspoiled places too when designing my traveller’s itineraries.