Welcome to Thailand's Islands & Beaches

Best Beach Ever

Thailand’s beaches are legendary. Palms angle over soft white sand, warm turquoise seas conceal colourful coral gardens, and beach parties beckon everyone to let their hair down. With two long coastlines and jungle-topped islands anchored in azure waters, Thailand embraces the hedonist and the hermit, the luxury lover and the budget backpacker. Scale Krabi's sheer sea cliffs, dive with whale sharks off Ko Tao and the Surin Islands, toe the curling tide alongside Trang's gypsy fishermen, stroll Ko Lipe's crescent beaches, feast at Hua Hin's sizzling seafood stalls or delight in luxury Phuket digs. The choice is yours.

Yummy Thailand

Beaches may bring you to Thailand, but it’s often the food that lures you back and then sends you in search of it when you return home. Thai cuisine embodies the country's culture: generous and warm, outgoing and nuanced, refreshing and relaxed, delicate and surprising. With its tropical bounty, the varied national menu twirls around four fundamental flavours: spicy, sweet, salty and sour. And it's exquisitely hot and salty in the seafood-focused south. Dishes build on fresh, local ingredients, from pungent lemongrass, juicy yellow mangoes and searing chillies to just-caught seafood, plump tofu and crispy fried chicken.

Sun-Kissed Smiles

Whether it’s the glimmering eye of the meditative wâi (the palms-together Thai greeting) or the joyful grin of passers-by, it’s hard not to be charmed by the Land of Smiles. The name is apt. Thailand has long been Southeast Asia’s most friendly country, inviting travellers from near and far to indulge in the kingdom’s natural splendours. While development has had an impact on Thailand's beauty, the welcome is still as delightful as ever and on the islands and beaches you're still greeted by a heady mix of sparkling seascapes, limestone towers and equatorial sunshine.

Outdoor Adventures

Thailand's natural beauty is all the more intoxicating for the different ways it can be savoured. From white-knuckle jungle ziplines and river rafting, to seaside horse rides and stand-up paddleboarding, Thailand's activities menu is endlessly exhilarating. Outdoor lovers can hike sultry jungles in Ko Chang and Khao Sok National Parks, kitesurf off Phuket, Ko Lipe, Ko Samui and Hua Hin, practise yoga on Ko Lanta and Ko Samui, kayak past Ao Phang-Nga's limestone spires, rock climb Railay, and dive deep under the blue sea across the South. Post-adventure, let the region's brilliant masseuses twist and click you back into place.

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$21.42 Transfers & Ground Transport

Phuket Shared Arrival Transfer

Travel from Phuket Airport to your Phuket Hotel. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed immediately and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. Vehicles used: SHARED - Air-conditioned Minivan / Minicoach At time of booking, YOU MUST include the following flight and hotel details: Arrival Flight Number Arrival Time Arriving from (City name) Hotel Name (where you would like to be dropped off) Hotel Address Don't forget to book your Hotel to Airport transfer!

$21.42 Transfers & Ground Transport

Phuket Shared Departure Transfer

When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your accommodation details. Your shared transfer will be confirmed immediately and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. 24 - 48 hours prior to your Hotel to Airport transfer, you will be required to reconfirm exact pick up times and places (the contact number will be provided on your travel voucher).Vehicles used: SHARED - Air-conditioned Minivan / Minicoach Don't forget to book your Airport to Hotel transfer!

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Phuket Introduction City Sightseeing Tour

Phuket town offers an interesting mix of architecture including Sino-Portuguese. This town has been the backdrop for many western movies as it is said to be very similar to Indochina.

$97 Water Sports

Phang Nga Bay Tour from Phuket by Speedboat with Hotel Pickup

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Phang Nga Bay, Ao Phang Nga National Park, Phang Nga ProvinceExploring and sightseeingDuration: 1 day

$131.76 Water Sports

Phang Nga Bay Sea Cave Tour from Phuket with Lunch, Dinner

Your tour starts with pickup at your Phuket hotel and transfer by minivan to your motorboat. After boarding, start your tour to several locations on Phang Nga Bay, part of Ao Phang Nga National Park. As your boat cruises across the turquoise waters to your first destination, your crew serves up a light lunch. Then listen to a safety briefing from your experienced guides, and enjoy a birds of prey show. When your boat arrives at the first island, step into a sturdy inflatable kayak that seats two people plus one guide. The custom-designed kayaks were made in the USA by a premier white-water rafting manufacturer, ensuring safety and comfort. Take in the scenery as your guide paddles your kayak through different hongs (Thai for 'rooms') full of spectacular rock formations and hidden lagoons. While you glide along, listen to your guide's informative commentary about the geology, flora and fauna of the region, and keep your eyes open for wildlife like macaques, water monitors, kingfishers, mudskippers, egrets, sea eagles and brahminy kites. Visit several other spots in the marine park, and enjoy time to rest and snack on the motorboat in between expeditions into the caves. As the day begins to wind down, watch the sunset from the water, and participate in a ceremony inspired by the Thai holiday Loi Kratong, named after the kratong, a small floating bowl made from banana leaves and decorated with flowers and candles. Make one of your own, and set it afloat on the water with a wish. The flickering candlelight from the kratongs combined with fireflies in the sky and the bioluminescence in the water create an unforgettable natural light display. While you make your way back toward the shore, feast on a buffet Thai dinner cooked on the boat by the crew, who shop daily for high-quality ingredients like fresh seafood and free-range chicken. You'll return to the pier two hours after sunset to say farewell to your guides and hop in the minivan for transfer back to your hotel.

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Canoe Cave Explorer Phang Nga Bay Tour from Phuket

This is a unique experience that takes you into the famous Phang Nga Bay. Made famous by the James Bond Movie - Man with a Golden Gun. The newly discovered sea caves and 'Hongs' are an exciting feature. Hong is the Thai word for room. These Hongs are open-air cliff-lined cylindrical tidal lagoons connected to the outside world only through stalactite-filled tunnels which were undiscovered until the spring of 1990.Of course, there are many secluded beaches here and this trip would not be completed without visiting one for swimming.