How to find the very best rates in Thailand's beach resorts & hotels?
Book direct with the hotel. With no commissions, this saves the hotel money. Some hotels then pass savings back to the guest - but not all. We thus identify all Thai beachfront hotels that GUARANTEE, in writing, discounts for direct bookings. If any particular beach destination has noGuarantee hotels, go use the complete list here on the left. We put you in direct contact with the hotel, and take no commission.
Note that we also sell DISCOUNT ROOM VOUCHERS, the very cheapest rooms available on Thai beaches. Follow the links or contact Jade about those. (


Note: this this site has 100s of pages of info & photos about all Thai beach destinations. They might prove helpful.

Thailand's beaches sparkle

..... and so do their numbers. They offer more than 1,200 true beachfront accommodations, making Thailand one of the world's top beach destinations.
Thailand is blessed with numerous tropical islands and beaches in both the Pacific Ocean & Indian Ocean. Its coastlines are relatively well protected from the violent Pacific typhoons that lash neighbouring countries like Philippines and Vietnam. Such nature-given advantages, plus its tropical climate, gives Thailand an amazing number and variety of beaches worth escaping to.
True Beachfront identifies 18 major beach destinations, and many smaller ones. We have over 150 beach maps along Thailand’s thousands of kilometres of coastline, with more maps of lesser-known beaches and resorts coming.
More than beautiful soft sand beaches, Thailand has added attractions: the gracious Thai service that makes visitors feel thoroughly welcome; a calm, warm winter season; the amazing flavours of Thai cuisine; fresh seafood from its huge fishing fleet and Thai prices that give unbeatable value.
Then there are Thailand's famous beach hotels and accommodations. Thai hotels & resorts are world-winners. And the variety here is also astounding: tiny beach huts of bamboo and thatch, family beach cottages, boutique resorts, luxury spa resorts, creative designer beach hotels and luxury, 5-star internationals.
The services, facilities and activities provided on Thai beaches are hard to beat. Massage, cheap Thai food, cold beer and drinks can be purchased on any beach with more than a few rooms. Then there is kayaking, surfing, kite surfing, banana boats, jet skiing, parasailing, wind surfing, beach-cat sailing and, of course, just swimming in warm, crystal clear waters.
True Beachfront gives an unprecedented look at the islands and beaches of Thailand, and their beachfront accommodations from budget to luxury spa, using detailed beach maps, photos and words.
by John Everingham

Want help in finding the perfect beach and beachfront hotel in Thailand? Our expert John E – who’s photos you can see on more than 1,000 beach hotels and most of the beaches in this website – offers free advice. E-mail

hotels in this destination that

guarantee below-market rates

in private deals, direct bookings

Paradise KohYao
Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa
Cloud19 Beach Retreat
The Nai Harn
Andaman White Beach Resort
Rayaburi Resort Racha Island
Kamala Dreams
Panviman Resort Koh Phangan
Summer Luxury Beach Resort
Milky Bay Resort
The Tubkaak Krabi Boutique Resort
Anyavee Tubkaek Beach Resort
X2 Khao Lak Anda Mani Resort
Apsara Beachfront Resort and Villa
from 43 USD
Nora Buri Resort & Spa
Nora Beach Resort & Spa
X2 Koh Samui Resort – All Spa Inclusive
Chaba Cabana Beach Resort & Spa
The Sarann
Paradise Beach Resort - Samui
KC Beach Club & Pool Villas
Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa
Baan Talay Resort
Lazy Day’s Samui Beach Resort
Peace Resort
Saree Samui
New Star Beach Resort
from 93 USD
Fair House Villas & Spa
Fair House Beach Resort & Hotel
Escape Beach Resort
The Hammock Samui Beach Resort
Laksasubha Hua Hin
Wora Bura Resort & Spa
AVANI Hua Hin Resort & Villas
The Palayana Resort & Villas Hua Hin
X2 Hua Hin LeBayburi – Pranburi Villa
Koh Chang Cliff Beach Resort
Kacha Resort & Spa, Koh Chang
Sea View Resort & Spa Koh Chang
from 2,190 THB
The Emerald Cove Koh Chang
Chai Chet Resort
Away Koh Kood
The Beach Natural Resort Koh Kood
X2 Kui Buri Resort
@T Boutique Hotel
Twin Lotus Resort & Spa
Lanta Sand Resort & Spa
from 1,350 THB
Phra Nang Lanta
Royal Lanta Resort & Spa
Golden Bay Cottage
Southern Lanta Resort & SPA
Nakara Long Beach Resort
Amantra Resort & Spa
Kaw Kwang Beach Resort
from 960 THB