1. KOH MAK
Koh Mak, an island to the south of Koh Chang, is definitely worth a visit if you plan on exploring this part of Thailand during your holiday. It is a mid-size island which is becoming increasingly popular with couples and families due to its deserted beaches and lack beer bars and ugly concrete block hotels. It’s a haven for people who want to avoid the bright lights and over development of larger islands but still want more than just a basic beach hut.
2. KOH KOOD
Koh Kood (Koh Kut) is located 40Km off the mainland of Thailand just to the north of the maritime border with Cambodia. It’s the second largest island in the Koh Chang archipelago and the 5th largest in Thailand. The island is one of the most beautiful in Thailand and without a doubt the least developed large island in the country. If you want to know what islands such as Samui or Phuket were like when tourism was just beginning in the 1970s and 80s then visit Koh Kood now.
3. KOH SI CHANG
Koh Si Chang is a small picturesque island in the Gulf of Thailand. With its relaxed atmosphere and slow pace of life, the island is a haven of tranquility not far from the hustle and bustle of Pattaya and Bangkok. Among its draws are the beaches with clear waters, beautiful sunsets and outdoor activities as snorkeling, biking and kayaking. The island’s restaurants always have a steady supply of fresh seafood like crab, squid and prawn.
4. KOH LARN
Koh Larn is an outlying island in Pattaya Bay. Because of its beautiful island and beach scenery, Koh Larn has become a must-see site for Thai and foreign tourists visiting Pattaya. The beach is crescent-shaped, and the coast is sandy. The sand is very delicate, making the beach the perfect place to sunbathe. Here you can enjoy underwater scenery, clear water, reefs, and small fish. In addition to activities in the water, tourists can choose fresh and exciting activities like parasailing , motorboating, and diving.
5. HUA HIN
7. KHAO SAM ROI YOD NATIONAL PARK
The main attractions of the national park are Phraya Nakhon Cave with its iconic royal pavilion and huge chamber, Kaeo Cave and Thung Sam Roi Yot Freshwater Marsh. The park is also a nice destination for its rich wildlife in freshwater marsh and mangrove forests, beautiful beaches, limestone islands, trails and viewpoints. It is easily accessible, only 60 km south from Hua Hin and nearly 3 hours from Bangkok.
8. CHA AM
Cheap and cheerful, Cha-am is a popular beach getaway for working-class families and Bangkok students. On weekends and public holidays, neon-painted buses (called chìng·chàp tua), their sound systems pumping, deliver groups of holidaymakers. It’s a very Thai-style beach party, with eating and drinking marathons held around umbrella-shaded beach chairs and tables. The shallow sea is better for strolling and sunbathing than swimming. Entertainment is provided by the banana boats that zip back and forth.
9. BAN KRUT
Ban Krut is actually just the northern end of the even larger Thong Lang Bay (Ao Thong Lang). As you head south, it becomes Don Samran beach, then Thong Lang beach, after which it hits the headland that separates the area from Bang Saphan. That said, the Ban Krut area is probably the best of the lot, and when it’s not overrun by locals on long weekends and school holidays, it’s deserted — if you like stretches of sand all for yourself, Ban Krut could be for you.
10. Prachuap Khiri Khan
A sleepy seaside town, Prachuap Khiri Khan is a delightfully relaxed place; the antithesis of Hua Hin. The broad bay is a tropical turquoise punctuated by bobbing fishing boats and overlooked by honeycombed limestone mountains – scenery that you usually have to travel to the southern Andaman to find.