There’s no doubt that Thailand has so much to offer to the rest of the world. From its delectable cuisine, famous landmarks, fantastic beaches, unique culture down to its humble people, there’s just so much to explore and experience.
When you tick off the land of the smiles off your bucket list, the chances are that you’ll head over to the capital that is Bangkok. You may enjoy the busy capital during the day and binge drinking at night, but once you’re done, you have the option to either go north or south of Thailand.
Confused? We’ll make it easier for you by deciding on the route for you to take. We recommend that you take the opportunity to explore the best of what the south of Thailand has to offer. Here’s why:
1. The hustle and bustle
Sure, Bangkok is a busy and hectic capital, but the kind of the hustle and bustle you’ll experience in the south is totally different. Consider exploring several islands in Krabi, Phuket, and other famous places. These places are popular among many travelers from across the globe where you can go island hopping and move from one place to another for a few days. While you’re at it, you can do a lot of fun-filled activities—swimming, snorkeling, parasailing, diving, and so much more. Everything’s absolutely fun, exhausting, and all worthwhile!
2. The amazing beaches
If you’ve decided to visit Thailand for the amazing beaches, then the south is the best place to be. There are too many beach options to choose from that you’ll end up being spoiled. Many of these beaches boast of their long stretch of white sand, blue seawater, and stunning views sprawled all over the place. You can certainly enjoy bathing in the crystal clear water and basking under the heat of the sun.
3. The breathtaking diving destinations
When you’re in the south, you should definitely try scuba diving. Among other places, take time to visit the small island of Koh Tao, where you’ll have plenty of opportunities to dive. Yes, this island is stacked with several dive shops; but one thing’s for sure, the vibe here is chill. You can explore the environment of the ocean and the sea creatures underwater. If you even want to get qualified for diving, Koh Tao provides you the chance to do so at an affordable price.
4. The unlimited partying
Well, who doesn’t want to party once in a while, especially when traveling? If you’re heading to the south and up for partying, then you have a handful of options. First off, you may want to drop by Koh Phi Phi, which is a non-stop mini-island version of partying you’ll see in Bangkok.
Phi Phi is a party paradise with tons of events, boat trips, bars, and drinking.
Second, you may want to visit Koh Phangan known for its huge beach party. Never miss out on the Full Moon Party held on Haad Rin beach in Koh Phangan, which appeals to the thousands of travelers each month.
5. The best of Krabi, Maya bay, and Phuket
While you’re in the south, do not forget to visit the best of Krabi, Maya bay, and Phuket. For one, you can see and do a lot in Krabi—from going on pub crawls in Ao Nang to visiting the majestic Phang Nga Bay to sizzling on Railay Beach. Two, Maya Bay boasts of its lagoon hidden by limestone rocks with white sand and crystal clear waters. This nature’s paradise is where young Leonardo Di Caprio starred in the paradise-gone-wrong blockbuster. Finally, Phuket has a lot more to offer—seaside resorts, spas, restaurants, old shophouses, busy markets, and nightclubs, among many others.
Truth be told, there’s just so much to do and see in the south. The chances are that you’ll have enough of partying at the Full Moon party and in Phi Phi, scuba diving in Tao, exploring the best of Krabi, Maya bay, and Phuket, getting soaked in the amazing beaches and enduring the hustle and bustle of the south.
Once all experienced, you can go back to the north, get back to nature, and chill at the local side of Thailand. Ultimately, the south of Thailand is indeed a great travel destination for travelers, tourists, and holidaymakers—and that’s an understatement! We’re a resort based in Krabi, get in touch today to book your stay.