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
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.
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
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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.