West Coast Thai Beach Holidays: An Overview

Travel down the coast of Thailand and veer west for crystal clear waters and spectacular marine life that make it a favourite amongst divers and snorkelers, as well as miles of white sand beaches and magnificent scenery - the perfect setting for a luxury beach holiday.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • You'll love how the West Coast beaches are dramatically stunning. Spend your holiday amidst vast limestone formations, jungles, vibrant turquoise water and picturesque traditional long tail boats bobbing up and down on the sea
  • There's lots of watersports - for the best diving, head to the Similan Islands, which are a 70 minute speedboat journey from the mainland coast and Phuket
  • For those after a cultural fix, the temples give Thailand its distinct character and charm - and there's lots of them to see in the area

Luxury West Coast Thai Beach Holidays

Phuket, the largest island in Thailand, has a tropical climate and long beautiful stretches of coastline. The surrounding region also boasts some of the most magnificent scenery in Asia, and this diverse landscape is mountainous and heavily forested.

To the west of Phuket lies the Andaman Sea and the Similan Islands, while to the east lies the protected Gulf of Phuket, home to Phang Nga Bay and the beautiful islands of Koh Phi Phi. The islands make great day trip destinations by boat, and also offer superb diving. As well as stunning beaches, the hotels we have chosen on and around Phuket offer first-class accommodation and facilities such as watersports, tennis, spas and delicious Thai cuisine. Phuket also has a number of good golf courses, as well as the nightlife of Patong Beach.

On the mainland of Thailand sits Khao Lak, which boasts no less than three national parks and beaches stretching as far as the eye can see. It is also home to the Sarojin, a favourite of Original Travel's. The island of Koh Lanta is nearby. Less developed and more deserted, the beaches and rainforest are spectacular, and the odds of bumping into fellow beach-goers are favourable.


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Original Highlight

The colours, the contrast of the jungle and the beaches, the wonderful beach shacks where you can stroll in and have a sundowner.

Katie, Original Traveller

A note on price

Thailand is great value for money, and can be done on a real range of budgets. Direct flights to Bangkok cost around £650 per person, and domestic flights are reasonably inexpensive. Super-luxe holidays that include stays at beautiful tented camps in the jungle and private beach villas on the coast will cost around £10,000 per person. However, choosing quaint boutique hotels means you'll pay more like £1,800 per person. Learn more about our pricing

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Flight from London

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Top picks for West Coast Thai Beaches

Banyan Tree Phuket

Banyan Tree Phuket

West Coast Thai Beaches

Banyan Tree Phuket resides in Bang Tao Bay within the larger resort of Laguna Phuket, an area encompassing five miles of beautiful beachfront. This is elegant five star Thailand just showing off.

Where to stay

The Tubkaak

The Tubkaak

West Coast Thai Beaches

The Tubkaak is a lovely rustic boutique hotel located in the prime location of Krabi's Nopparat Thara National Park, on a wonderfully secluded beach looking across the Andaman Sea at an archipelago of 13 beautiful islands. In fact, two of these islands - Koh Yao Yai and Koh Yao Noi - provide the perfect shelter from the southwest winds, so Tubkaak’s beach and calm waters really can be an oasis all year round.

Where to stay

Amanpuri

Amanpuri

West Coast Thai Beaches

Accommodation consists of traditional Thai-style pavilions and villas scattered amongst the towering coconut palms; all rooms feature king-size beds and private outdoor terraces.

Where to stay

Six Senses Yao Noi

Six Senses Yao Noi

West Coast Thai Beaches

Set in a landscaped rubber plantation on a small island in Phang Nha Bay, the Six Senses villas offer the highest in luxury island living. The resort is committed to environmental sustainability, including water recycling and energy efficiency, without compromising its dedicated personal service.

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Pimalai Resort & Spa

Pimalai Resort & Spa

West Coast Thai Beaches

An hour by boat from the mainland, this secluded resort on the island of Koh Lanta is worlds away from the crowded beaches of many Thai islands.

Where to stay

The Aleenta Phuket

The Aleenta Phuket

West Coast Thai Beaches

Luxury boutique hotel The Aleenta is located in Phang Nga, overlooking the Andaman Sea at Natai Beach. Although just a 20 minute drive from Phuket international airport, it feels a world away, on a picturesque stretch of sandy bay.

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