Beaches, water sports, historical sites, golf courses, shopping opportunities and much more await visitors to this trio of tropical resorts. Less hectic and more laid-back than Pattaya, they are ideal for families and travellers who want to take life easy while enjoying a never-to-be forgotten holiday in the tropics. Its scenery is inspiring, dining experiences will delight your taste buds, and the hospitality of locals will charm you.
Thailand’s original beach resort is no palm-fringed castaway island and arguably is the better for it. Instead, it is a delightful mix of city and sea with a cosmopolitan ambience, lively markets, tasty street eats, long beaches and a fully functional infrastructure. There’s a lot of money swirling around but because this is a bustling Thai town, seafood is plentiful and affordable, there’s cheap public transport for beach-hopping and it takes a lot less effort (and money) to get here from Bangkok than to the southern islands.