Category Archives: Islands & Beaches

Bangkok Tree House: Review

Bangkok Tree House in Phra Phradaeng

On an artificial island just outside the Thai capital of Bangkok, an eco-friendly luxury resort of tree houses is the ultimate escape from the big city. Continue reading

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We need to talk about Khao Sok

Khao Sok

Khao Sok National Park in southern Thailand boasts impressive limestone karsts that nosedive into a stunning emerald lake, and tranquil floating houses in which to pass away a relaxing, away-from-it-all break. Continue reading

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Amazing seafood at Krua Lung Meuk Pa Lord in Prachuap Kiri Khan

Lung Meuk Pa Lord seafood, Prachuap Kiri Khan

Why go to the beach if not for the seafood? And if you’re going to Prachuap Kiri Khan, there’s nowhere better to start your pilgrimage than at Uncle Squid’s and Aunty Straw’s. Continue reading

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10 things not to miss in Prachuap Kiri Khan

Khao Chong Krachok, Prachuap Kiri Khan

Skip Hua Hin and head straight for Prachuap Kiri Khan, a laid-back beauty of a town that hugs the golden gulf coast heading towards Thailand’s south. Continue reading

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4 reasons not to skip Krabi town

Railway sign, Krabi

Heading to Ao Nang or Railay? You would have to be a fool to miss Krabi town itself – here’s why. Continue reading

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Day Trip: Suan Soan Pradipat Beach – 12km from Hua Hin but a world away

Suan Soan Pradipat beach

Suan Soan Pradipat beach lies just 12km south of Hua Hin but is a haven of peace away from the condos and shopping centres of its royal resort neighbour. Continue reading

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Koh Kret: an island on the Chao Phraya

Koh Kret

Serenity is within easy reach of Bangkok on the river island of Koh Kret. Here’s what to expect from a day trip there. Continue reading

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Koh Si Chang: An island retreat two hours from Bangkok

Haad Tampang, Koh Si Chang

A little over two hours from Bangkok and the closest island to the capital, Koh Si Chang receives less attention than the nearby (ghastly) resort town of Pattaya on the mainland and the white-sand island of Koh Samet further down … Continue reading

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The real Thailand top 20

TAT Top 20 Things to do in Thailand

    Last summer, a friend gave me a booklet produced by Thailand’s tourist body listing its top 20 attractions the country had to offer – the ones no visitor to Thailand should miss. Amazing Thailand Top 20 Things to … Continue reading

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Prachuap Kiri Khan – beyond words

Prachuap Khiri Khan city, at once laid back and buzzing, hugs the coast of the Gulf of Thailand

Prachuap Kiri Khan town, an hour south of Hua Hin, is often considered as one of Thailand’s ‘next big things’ – and it’s easy to see why. Continue reading

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On Koh Pha Ngan

Ban Tai, Koh Pha Ngan, July 2010

    I remember returning home after my first trip to Thailand, and looking at an atlas to pick out the places I had been. Thinking I had been all over the country, I was a little disappointed to see … Continue reading

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