Bangkok is an amazingly diverse city, and a gateway to the incredible country of Thailand in the Far East. What’s at the top of most traveller’s minds when they fly into Bangkok, is heading south to Thailand’s incredible beaches and islands. Here we explore our favourite beachfront destinations in under 2 hours from the city of Bangkok, so you can plan your next island getaway in Thailand. Brightsun Travel has numerous cheap tickets to Bangkok from UK, as well as holiday packages and hotel deals to many of Thailand’s famous beachfront destinations.
Pattaya is a resort city located just 100 kilometres from Bangkok. Pattaya boasts incredible beachfront property in North Pattaya, as well as massive shopping centres and a vibrant nightlife in Pattaya City in South Pattaya, which attracts millions of visitors every year. From Pattaya you can go island hopping around its ‘near’, ‘far’ and ‘coral’ island groups, and enjoy a range of diving and snorkelling activities.
An hour’s flight from Bangkok is Krabi, set among limestone karsts and emerald seas. The headliner destinations in Krabi are Ko Phi Phi Island, Ao Nang Beach and the Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park. Ao Nang Beach provides rock-climbing adventures, and the Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park is a marine heaven, with amazing coral reefs that provide incredible diving and snorkelling opportunities.
The beaches of Phuket are the number one draw card for tourists to Thailand. Among them is Mai Khao Beach in Sirinat National Park, boasting white sandy shores set against glorious rainforest, and the closest you can get to a deserted island in Phuket. Phuket is also well known for its luxurious hotels and resorts, vibrant nightlife and authentic night markets. What’s more, Phuket has a fast-emerging arts scene in places like the Rawai Art Village.
Koh Samui is one of Thailand’s most well known destinations, offering a tropical beach setting that draws crowds from around the world. Just a short boat ride from Koh Samui is Ang Thong National Marine Park, made famous after being chosen as the location for the Hollywood blockbuster movie ‘The Beach’. Here you can explore 40 small tropical islands, with picture perfect beaches, dense jungle and beautiful lagoons.
Contact Brightsun Travel about an extensive range of holiday packages across Thailand, as well as discounted airfares to Bangkok, to position you at the heart of this amazing country.