I love the beach. I can sit on the sand and go for a swim for hours upon end. It’s heaven to me. (See above and my love of warm weather). While Thailand has been developed for years and many of the best beaches have been ruined through uncontrolled development, you can still find some pristine, picture perfect islands and beaches around the country. I particularly love Ko Chang, Ko Kood, Surin Island, Ko Adang, and Ko Lanta. Heading down south near the Malaysian border, I think you find the best islands. They all look like the above picture and a place like that is simply heaven to me.
Just beyond Bangkok, the Kra Isthmus, provides an extensive coastline with hundreds of tropical islands and perfect beaches on both sides. On the west coast the Andaman Sea has the well known islands of Phuket and Phi Phi, while on the opposite coast in the Gulf of Thailand – you’ll find Samui, Koh Phangan, Pattaya and some of the upcoming and lesser known islands like Koh Chang.