The most spectacular Andaman Sea beaches – with at least one true beachfront resort nearby
Where are the most beautiful beaches in Thailand? There are so many amazing beaches on Thailand's islands and coastlines, but they fall into two distinct groups along the two geographic zones of the country, the Pacific and Indian Oceans. On one side we find the the deep blue sea, on the other a wide, shallow Gulf. The Andaman side (Indian Ocean) is geographically spectacular and sparsely habited, while the Gulf of Thailand (Pacific Ocean) is the crucible of much of Thailand's modern Thai culture.
Thus, to avoid comparing durians and jackfruit, we have separated the two and offer the Top 10 most beautiful beaches on each ocean. And since we know people would like to be able to see these selections for themselves, we have left out beaches with stunning beauty that are virtually inaccessible. Each of the beaches here has true beachfront accommodation of one sort of the other, be it only backpacker-style bungalows (Ao Yai Beach on Koh Phayan) or 5-star resorts (Mai Khao Beach on Phuket).
But we haven't forgotten Thailand's dazzling, remote beaches far from habitation and difficult to find. Those can be seen in photos of Thailand's most amazing beaches – and that's not limited to ten.