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Please help us find a beach area in Thailand!

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Please help us find a beach area in Thailand!

We are a family with two older teens, who are not interested in nightclubs and drinking. There are so many beaches in Thailand, we don't know where to begin looking and we are going in just over a month.

We don't want totally sleepy and remote. Good snorkelling and scenery is important. Being near some activities and cultural sights would be great. Not too difficult to get to is also important, as we have two weeks, door to door. Suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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1. Re: Please help us find a beach area in Thailand!

Khao Lak is just over an hour north from Phuket Airport. 30km coastline. 9 beautiful beaches, accommodation to suit all budgets, over 300 restaurants serving Thai and other cuisines, laid back atmosphere. Plenty of information in the Top Question FAQs on the right of the forum at https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowForum-g297… when you view it on a PC/laptop/tablet.

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2. Re: Please help us find a beach area in Thailand!

Thanks for your response Arandora. My understanding is that there are some parts of Thailand which are better than others for weather in June. Do you have other suggestions too, so that I can compare?

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3. Re: Please help us find a beach area in Thailand!

If you are going next month in June, the western (Phuket) side of Thailand is at the start of their rainy season. This does not mean it would rain all of the time but seas could be rough which means you can't swim in the ocean and not all boat activities would be available all the time.

However the east coast is not in rainy season and would have better weather. This is the islands of Ko Samui, Ko Phangan and Ko Tao. Ko Tao is great for snorkelling, and you can visit Ang Thong marine park for some spectacular scenery. Not much in the way of "cultural" sights on these islands, however if you are flying in and out of Bangkok you could spend a few days there to see some historical sights.

Samui is easily reached with a direct flight from Bangkok.

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4. Re: Please help us find a beach area in Thailand!

Wow, thank you!

Keep the suggestions coming please!

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5. Re: Please help us find a beach area in Thailand!

There is nothing really to add to Dragonlass's suggestions, the Gulf Islands are probably your best bet. There is lots of different types of area beaches on the islands, from being very busy to being very quiet, it's up to you to decide what type of area you want.

You'll find places in all price ranges too.

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6. Re: Please help us find a beach area in Thailand!

linfdagaf

Sorry, I missed your intended date. Given that I agree entirely with DragonLass. Khao Lak will be much quieter buit less expensive accommodation.

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7. Re: Please help us find a beach area in Thailand!

Thanks everyone. This is very helpful. Trip Advsior at its best.

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