Thailand is an amazing country in Southeast Asia, in which, at least once in a lifetime, every tourist dreams of visiting. Travelers go to Thailand for, rich in marine life and vegetation, the sea, lush tropical flora, developed infrastructure, numerous entertainment and stunning sunsets. The country has wonderful sandy beaches, ideal conditions for snorkeling and diving, fashionable hotels work. Thailand is home to ancient ruins, lavishly decorated Buddhist temples, and opulent royal palaces. Today in the article from Hotels24 we will talk about the five best resorts of the amazing state.
A few words about Thailand
The Kingdom of Thailand is located in Southeast Asia. The capital of the state is Bangkok – a huge entertainment center for adults and children, a city with unlimited opportunities for shopping. The country is home to hospitable, smiling people.
Thailand is washed by two seas – the Andaman and South China, the Gulf of Thailand and the Pacific Ocean. The water temperature never drops below + 25 degrees Celsius. In Thailand, there are wide, shallow, well-groomed, covered with golden and snow-white sands, beaches with a gentle entry into the sea.
The best period for recreation in the country is the period from November to April. In other months, the sea in Thailand is stormy, there are strong gusts of wind.
The Andaman Sea, with its rich underwater world, is a favorite place for divers. Diving under water gives scuba divers unforgettable emotions. From the coral reefs, underwater rocks and caves is simply breathtaking.
Traditional dishes of Thailand are a sweetish soup with coconut milk called “Tom Kha”, a sour-spicy soup with lemongrass, galangal and lime leaves (“Tom Yam”), “Massaman curry”, which is prepared with the addition of coconut milk, fried peanuts or cashew nuts, cardamom, tamarind, fish sauce and others.
The best, sought-after resorts in Thailand are:
- Koh Samui.
- Koh Chang.
Resorts in Thailand: TOP-5 places for an unforgettable holiday
1. Resort Pattaya
Very popular among tourists is the mainland resort of Pattaya, located in the south-east of Thailand. From it to Bangkok, the distance is 147 km. Beach holidays here are possible all year round. The water temperature, regardless of the season, is kept at + 26 + 28 degrees Celsius. The average air temperature is + 30 +34 degrees Celsius.
In the city, located by the sea, all day long there are restaurants of Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, French, German cuisine, go-go bars and nightclubs. In Pattaya, from south to north, stretch long sandy beaches:
- Palm Beach;
- Dongtan with a promenade.
A refreshing breeze blows from the sea. From Pattaya it is easy to get to the nearby islands – Koh Lan and Koh Sahak, Koh Krok and Koh Phai.
The resort of world importance boasts a highly developed entertainment industry. There was an atmosphere of carelessness and fun.
In Pattaya, you can see an amazing elephant show, visit the Underwater World Aquarium, have a great time in the water parks at the Pattaya Park and Centara Grand Mirage hotels, in the Khao Kheow Open Zoo and the Siracha Tiger Zoo, enjoy an interesting show in the Pattaya Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins.
In the Jomtien area there are several golf courses, a sports club and a school where diving is taught. Pattaya is a great place for fishing, water skiing, paragliding and scuba diving.
What to see in Pattaya?
In Pattaya you can look at:
- park of miniature copies of attractions from around the world “Mini Siam”,
- the Buddhist temple of Wat Phrayai, standing on the Phratamnak hill;
- the temple complex of Wat Chaimonkron, located on South Street;
- the Sanctuary of Truth is a wooden shrine under construction on the shores of the Gulf of Thailand;
- palace and park complex “Ban Sukhavadi”, located in the northern part of the village.
From Pattaya you can go on a fascinating excursion:
- on the river Kwai – Kanchanaburi;
- to the tropical nong nooch orchard and the Silverlake vineyards;
- to the crocodile and snake farms;
- million-year-old stone park and Koh Samet;
- to the botanical garden “Madame Nong Nooch”, located south of Pattaya;
- to the temple complex of Wat Yanasangwararam, erected in 1976;
- to the rock, 109-meter image of the Buddha with a lotus flower (a golden sculpture sits on a mountain on Mount Khao Chichan, at a height of 130 meters).
2. Resort Phuket
Phuket is one of the southern provinces of Thailand. The large island is located in the Andaman Sea, rich in underwater world and coral reefs, connected to the mainland by three bridges. Here you can observe incredibly beautiful nature, lush tropical vegetation, rocky bays and caves.
The most popular for a beach holiday is the western part of the island. It is best to relax in Phuket from November to April. During this period, the resort is sunny, rainless weather. The water off the coast warms up to + 28 degrees Celsius.
The seaside resort of world importance attracts tourists with wide, long, covered with fine-grained, snow-white sand, beaches. The best beach areas are located in Patong. They are equipped with sun loungers and sun umbrellas.
In Phuket, there are numerous shopping centers, fashion boutiques, entertainment centers, restaurants, nightclubs, golf courses. There is a professional scuba diving center. At the resort, you can go on a safari tour, raft on the river, take a walk through the jungle on an elephant, as well as a sea trip to the islets located next door and the mainland provinces.
What to see in Phuket?
In addition to a beach holiday, Phuket is interesting for tourists with its historical and cultural attractions. Vacationers can get acquainted with the ancient architecture of the settlement, made in the Portuguese-Chinese style.
There are several museums on the island – Tai Hua and mining museum, Thalang National Museum and Sea Shell Museum.
3. Koh Samui Resort
The island of Koh Samui, thanks to its incredibly picturesque nature, coral reefs and coconut palms, is called the “pearl of the Gulf of Thailand”. It is the third largest in Thailand, famous for its magnificent snow-white, fine-grained sandy beaches. Around it there are many small islands. In total, there are thirty-four beaches in the resort of Koh Samui.
The island has an excellently developed tourist infrastructure, you can stay both in a bungalow, guesthouse, and in a luxurious five-star hotel.
The “high” tourist season in Koh Samui lasts from the beginning of January to April inclusive. During this period, it is most comfortable to rest, since precipitation practically does not fall, there is no sweltering heat.
Off the coast of the resort, the water temperature is kept at around + 26 + 28 degrees Celsius. During the day, the average air temperature here is + 31 +34 degrees.
Koh Samui is a top place for diving and snorkeling. In the resort area there are Buddhist temples, there are SPA salons, nightclubs, discos, restaurants, the High Park Samui attraction. You can go on an excursion to the jungle and to the waterfalls.
The best beaches of Koh Samui are concentrated on the east coast of the resort island. The most popular among tourists is the Chaweng recreation area. There are small sandy beaches with a total length of 6 km.
What to see in Koh Samui?
On the island of Koh Samui there are interesting, historical and cultural sites.
The main attractions of Koh Samui are:
- Angthong National Marine Park.
- Wat Khunaram Temple, which houses the mummy of the monk Luang Pho Deng.
- Oceanarium with an amazing collection of tropical fish and the “Tiger Zoo” with its inhabitants – leopards and Bengal tigers.
- Laem Sor Pagoda at Laem Sor Temple.
- A large statue of Buddha with a height of 12 m on the mountain, to which the “Dragon Staircase” leads.
- Rock “Grandparents”.
4. Resort Koh Chang
Koh Chang is the second largest, after Phuket, Thailand island. It, along with several neighboring islands, is part of the National Marine Park of Thailand.
Koh Chang impresses with untouched nature, impenetrable jungles, fruit plantations, mountains and beautiful waterfalls.
The resort is more suitable for lovers of a quiet, secluded holiday. The “high” (dry) season here lasts November to May. In March and April, Koh Chang is quite hot.
Here, surrounded by palm trees, there are wonderful beaches with snow-white sand. The sea at the resort is shallow, the entry into the water is gentle. Accommodation in Koh Chang is represented by bungalows, small houses and low-rise hotels.
In Koh Chang, the infrastructure is well developed, there are restaurants of Thai cuisine. Vacationers, in addition to a beach holiday, entertain themselves with hiking, kayak trips, a boat to neighboring islands, riding a bike around the island, snorkeling and diving under water with scuba gear.
People who come to Koh Chang can also go to the waterfalls, the observation deck, ride elephants, play paintball, climb the rope park, visit the fishing village of Bang Bao and watch a fire show.
What to see in Koh Chang?
The main attractions of koh Chang Island are:
- Waterfalls Klong Plu, Tan Mayom, Klong Nuang.
- The temple of the Russian Orthodox Church in the name of Sergius of Radonezh.
5. Krabi Resort
The maritime province of Thailand – Krabi – consists of numerous islands, of which there are over one hundred and thirty. The coast of Krabi is indented by karst caves. There are snow-white beaches and impenetrable jungles.
Popular Krabi beaches are Ao Nang and Hat Rey Le, Hat Nopharath Thara and Hat Tham Phra Nang. It offers vacationers – massage, SPA procedures, rental of sun loungers, sun umbrellas, boats, mountain bikes. The sea in the recreation area is very warm, the average water temperature is kept at around +29 degrees Celsius.
At a distance of twenty kilometers south of the resort is the picturesque bay of Ao Nang with numerous restaurants, cafes and diving centers. This place is adored by adherents of rock climbing, windsurfing, diving and snorkeling. At the foot of the limestone cliffs there is a beautiful beach covered with snow-white sand.
At the resort, sea safaris on the islands of Koh Poda, Ko Tab, Ko Khai and Ko Talu, kayaking on the river in the town of Phang Nga, kayaking to the rocks on a kayak are very popular with tourists.
Vacationers are offered excursions:
- “Hot Springs and Swimming in the Lagoon”.
- to the islands of Hong, Koh Samui, Phi Phi.
You can book a tour to the coast of Ao Talani.
What to see in Krabi?
Among the attractions of the resort of Krabi, it should be highlighted:
- Bokkhorani National Park.
- Caves with stalactites and stalagmites, such as Tham Lod, Tham Sadet, Khao Khanap Nam and Tham Phi Hua To Tham.
- Ethnological Museum.
- Hua Said and Klong Haeng Waterfalls
- The monastery in the “Tiger Cave” of Wat Tham Sua, to which one thousand two hundred and thirty-seven steps lead.
- Wat Tham Sua Temple (located at a distance of 7 km from Krabi).