Thailand has emerged as one of the finest holiday spots for Indians. With every passing year, more and more Indians are visiting Thailand for short and long vacations. The tourist crowd includes honeymooners, solo backpackers and families alike. One of the most alluring aspects of Thailand is its amazing coastline. Thailand’s beaches are the envy of the world as they are absolutely spectacular and make for great vacation destinations. Be it the mesmerizing blue waters and white sands of the beaches of Koh Samui or the popular tourist attractions like Ralay in Krabi, Thailand’s beaches are simply stunning to say the least. If you can just find the right beach stay, you are sure to have one of the best vacations of your life. (ALSO SEE Honeymoon package under 1 lakh: Top places to visit in Thailand) Here are the top 5 beach stays in Thailand which won’t cost you a bomb.
Nimmanoradee Resort, Koh Samet
Photograph: Nimmoradee resort website
Tariff: Approximately Rs 5700 a night
Known as Thailand’s weekend party spot, the Koh Samet island is known for its beautiful white-sand beaches. The Nimmanoradee resort lies on the extreme southern end of the island and provides an extremely comfortable stay. Its huts located amidst greenery make for a great stay near the beach. You can relax on the deckchairs gazing at the horizon or take a dip in the swimming pool.
The Mangrove Hideaway, Koh Chang
Photograph: The Mangrove Hideaway FB page
Tariff: Approximately Rs 6000 a night
The Koh Chang National marine park consists of arund 50 islands and islets, prime among which is the Koh Chang island. Its lush green forests and white shore make it spectacular. The Mangrove Hideaway is located at Bailan Bay with a fantastic view of the sea. The wooden bungalows here lovely terraces and a number of hammocks to enjoy the breathtaking views all around. DO SEE The ultimate 10-day Thailand tour package!
Sai Thong Resort, Koh Tao
Photograph: Sai Thong Resort Facebook page
Tariff: Approximately Rs 1000 to Rs 4,800 a night
Koh Tao is one of the smaller islands which has been gaining popularity on account of its amazing corals, shallow waters and easy currents making it ideal for scuba-diving. Sai Thong is the only resort on the quiet Sai Nuan beach. It has some beautiful fan-cooled bungalows with balconies overlooking the beach and private bathrooms.
Kantary Beach Villas, Khao Lak
Photograph: Kantary Beach website
Tariff: Approximately Rs 10,000 a night
Another white sand paradise, the Khao Lak National Park is just an hour away from Phuket. It is one of the best destinations in Thailand to just relax and soak in the sun. One of the best resorts here is the Kantary beach resort which offers massive designer rooms, balconies overlooking great views and a mini-kitchen too. The sea food offered here is worth trying out.
Oon Lee Bungalows, Koh Jum
Photograph: Oon Lee Bungalows website
Tariff: Rs 1100 to Rs Rs 7,300
Koh Jum is one of the lesser criwded islands on Andaman coast hub of Krabi. The white sand beaches and thick jungles of this region will take your breath away. The Oon Lee Bungalows are on a lush green hill and provide great views of the surrounding landscapes. With only nine bungalows, you can be assured that you will get enough privacy while you enjoy the lovely, homely ambiance here.
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