The best times to visit Thailand’s beaches are between the months of December and March.
(PRWeb UK) November 8, 2010
As the winter months draw in many Brits are no doubt already plotting their escape to warmer climes, and for those of us dreaming of a beach paradise somewhere on the other side of the world Thailand’s beaches surely represent the perfect getaway. Happily, with the price of Bangkok flights at DialAFlight.com starting at a tempting £395 during November, these idyllic slices of beach paradise might be more accessible than you think.
Songkhla is a popular seaside resort and has a few large seaports. If you’re stopping here, try and make it to Samila Beach where you’ll be greeted by the famous bronze mermaid statue, perched on her rock. It’s an appropriate welcome to the beach, given the fairytale behind it. Locals say that the sparkling white sand comes from a stolen crystal brought over by a cat, mouse and dog. The cat and mouse became the surrounding mountains on either side of the beach and the dog is the Khao Tang Kuan hill that you’ll see from the ocean. It’s a tranquil spot, and if you want to relax and unwind you’ll be pleased to see the shade of the many pine trees and lots of quiet cafes. Helpfully, a local minibus service can take you directly to the beach from the town.
This beach is host to the Full Moon Party, which happens once-a-month. Even if you aren’t that into the crowds, it’s hard to say no to this party as it is a one-off experience. Hitting the beach at night, you’ll find it lined up with bars, clubs and places to eat as well as a circus of jugglers and fire-eaters. Various DJs treat the crowds to drum and bass, techno and reggae as soon as the moon appears over the crescent-shaped white beach. You can really let your hair down and get dancing with lots of like-minded travellers and it should provide one of the many highlights on your travels. Just remember to take care of your valuables and documents and take copies of passports or visas just in case things get lost or go missing when you’re having the time of your life dancing in the sand.
Maya Bay in Koh Phi Phi Leh
Maya Bay is famous for being the setting for the film, The Beach. Beyond that, it is a picturesque area, with coconut palms, sand dunes and cliffs surrounding the white sand. You’ll see fishermen trawling their boats through the sea as well as the odd tourist snorkelling and tanning. Thanks to the popularity of the film, the bay has its fair share of visitors. It’s a recommended spot for diving, and is sure to make a welcome break from being on the road. The most pleasant way to get there is by boat, which you can get from Phuket City, just 48 km from Maya Bay. It can become a little crowded in the mid-afternoon, so if you want a spot it’s good to arrive bright and early. When the tourists get dropped off, you can always grab your siesta under the shade of one of the many cliffs and go back to sun-bathing when it’s cooler and less crowded.
The best times to visit Thailand’s beaches are between the months of December and March when you’ll avoid the rainy season and the heat won’t be too stifling. Visit DialAFlight for help in finding flights to Bangkok and other Thai destinations during these months.
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