The Tourist’s Guide to Southern Thailand

If South East Asia is in your thoughts for this year’s annual break and you love to experience a tropical paradise, then southern Thailand is the ideal region for you. There are several very popular islands in the southern part of Thailand that are appealing to tourists, with white sandy beaches and clear blue waters that are home to some amazing marine life, and in the article, we will look at the premier resorts that are found in this part of the country.

  • Krabi – A quiet fishing town on the East coast of Thailand, Krabi is a firm favourite for many European tourists; indeed, Scandinavian people love to spend half the year in this idyllic southern town that sits on the Andaman Sea side of the isthmus. Krabi is very much the old-style Thailand, with teak Thai houses and the scenic coastline presents a stunning backdrop for your holiday experience. Located between Phang Na and Trat, Krabi is the ideal place for some real rest and relaxation, with more than 150 small islands that bathe in the Andaman Sea.
  • Phuket Island – The island province of Phuket is the number one destination for both tourists and expats alike, and when looking for a hotel in Phuket, look no further than the Internet, where you can make a booking for your preferred dates. The town of Phuket offers local markets, small stores for souvenirs and local handicrafts, with many fantastic bars and restaurants, all serving fresh seafood and other local delights. The nightlife along Patong Beach is legendary, with reggae pubs and discotheques all along the beach and they are open until the early hours. Phi Phi Islands are only a short boat ride away, and you can purchase a ticket at the dock.
  • Samui Island – Koh Samui falls under the jurisdiction of Surat Thani province and the island can be reached by ferry from the port of Surat Thani and the trip takes about 45 minutes. You can fly to Samui Island from Bangkok, as they have a small airport on the island and many flights from Europe land on Samui Island, which is very busy during the high season. There are premier hotels and resorts all around the island, ranging from economy to five-star luxury, so there’s bound to be holiday accommodation to suit every budget.
  • Phi Phi Islands – Perhaps the best known of all southern Thai tourist spots, Phi Phi Islands offer idyllic beaches with limestone rocks that majestically rise from the sea  and you can hire a kayak and go exploring the many scenic coves and bays that can only be found in this tiny slice of paradise.

The Internet is a great source of information and with a little research, you can plan the perfect tropical holiday for you and your family. Once you find the perfect hotel, you can make a reservation online and prepare yourself for what will surely be the holiday of a lifetime in southern Thailand.