10 Best Beaches in Thailand

Country’s Motto: Chat, Satsana, Phra Maha Kasat

Thailand is blessed with so many beaches, making this process extremely difficult. So we apologize in advance if we left out a beach/Island you think should be in the top 10 and if so, please write to us or write in the comment section below. With that said… we present our 10 best beaches in Thailand.

1# Railay Beach – Krabi

The beautiful Railay Beach.

No beach in Thailand (or arguably the world) has had as many photos taken of it by tourists as Railay beach. It is one of the most visited beaches in the world and it is no surprise. The huge limestone cliffs, sandy white beaches, crystal clear waters, and the sourrounding beauty are absolutely breath taking. The only way to get to Railay beach is by boat. Very serene with a lot of nearby resorts… laid back, relaxed. We are 100% confident you will love it.

2# Patong Beach – Phuket

Patong Beach in Phuket

If you want to party and play… come here! By far the most famous beach in all of Phuket and for a good reason. The beach faces the beautiful Andaman Sea… in the resort town of Patong. Forget just Thailand, Pa Tong beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world! Restaurants, bars and shops line up the beach ready to satisfy all your pleasures (almost all of them!) both during the day and at night. A beautiful and fun beach. Definitely deserves a spot in the top 3.

(Not the best photo as most are copyrighted… the photo above does NOT do this great beach justice).

3# Karon Beach – Phuket

Karon Beach in Phuket

Karon beach is a beautiful golden sandy beach that attracts a lot of tourists. It is one of the best and cleanest beaches in Thailand. It is serene and peaceful. The beach has a good and inviting atmosphere, with nice size waves – good for surfing. We recommend checking out the fruit stand as you enter the beach for some tasty refreshing fruits such as pineapples, mangoes and more. You will have a great time here!

4# Kata Noi – Phuket

Kata Noi Beach Phuket

One of the most peaceful and quiet beaches in all of Phuket. So if you are on Phuket Island and looking for a quiet and relaxing beach gate away vacation that is not flooded with Tourists, then come here. The currents here are strong, especially during monsoon season, so don’t drift off too far. Beautiful surroundings, quiet and peaceful… top 5 on our list for sure.

5# Long Beach (Pra-Ae) – Koh Lanta

Long Beach in Koh Lanta Thailand

Living up to its name, Long beach (also known as Pra-Ae) is Koh Lanta’s most popular and biggest beach. The water is clear and the sand nice. If you like walking, then you will really enjoy this beach. The beach is at least 5 KM, so you will get a nice walk in. Excellent restaurants (sea food heaven!) to quench your taste. The sunsets are to die for… so don’t miss them.

6# Hua Hin Beach – Hua Hin

Hua Hin Beach

Hua Hin beach is a small but cozy and comfortable beach located in the town of Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan. From humble beginnings as a place for fishermen to a booming beach destination, Hua Hin has come a long away. Not too busy with tourists, quiet and calm waters make the conditions good for swimming.

7# Lamai Beach – Koh Samui

Lamai Beach

A quiet, excellent beach for people who love to swim. Not a busy beach, thus perfect for families and couples who want some peace and quiet. There are nearby restaurants on the main strip. The food is delicious and at good prices. The sea level is higher in the morning. It is regarded by many as the best beach in Samui.

8# White Sand Beach – Koh Chang

White Sand Beach in Koh Chang

White Sand Beach is not in our top 5, or even 6 or 7 but we think this beach is definitely in the top 10 because the north section of the beach is very nice, quiet and beautiful views overall. No annoying crabs that dig and make holes in the sand. The food is delicious at the nearby restaurants. Definitely try the fried fish! Not recommended you go on weekends because it gets really crowded… so go during weekdays. All in all, this is a very good beach.

9# Sunrise Beach – Haad Rin, Koh Pha Ngan

Sunrise Beach – Haad Rin

Another beach popular with party goers with the yearly full moon parties and other events that happen on the beach. A lot of people are voiced their complaint that things are pricey here so watch your wallet. Definitely a fun and exciting place to be.

10# Phi Phi Don – Koh Phi Phi

Phi Phi Don – Koh Phi Phi

Turquoise waters, marine life, tropical beaches… beautiful nature, and more… much more are waiting for you at Phi Phi island – a “must visit”. Phi Phi is an island only accessible by boat. Be sure to bring your camera or phone and take plenty of pictures because you will be blown away by the beauty and quality of pictures – a true topical gate-away.

The 10 best beaches in the United States

Country’s Motto: In God we trust

We tried to “spread the love around” as much as we could, but the states of Florida and Hawaii have the best beaches in the United States. But there are nice beaches elsewhere as well as you will see on the list below. A little bit for everyone. The United States definitely has nice beaches as well, so if you want to keep those American dollars at home or don’t have a passport, the options below will more than suffice.

With that said, here the 10 best beaches in the United States. What do you think? Comment below!!

1# Clearwater Beach – Florida

Clearwater Beach in Florida

Clearwater Beach, appropriately named – is consistently ranked in the top 3 of all beaches in the United States of America. Beautiful white sands, clear blue waters and the sense of peace and calm this beach offers is on different level. Parasailing, and Jet-skiing are just a few of the activities you can do. Rivals most beaches in the Caribbean.

#2 Pensacola Beach – Florida

If you want to know what a beach in the Caribbean feels like without getting on an airplane and leaving the United States, then Pensacola beach is as good as it gets. With its white sands and crystal clear waters, it rivals many beaches in the Caribbean. So for the many people who don’t have passports or are afraid to fly, we highly recommend Pensacola beach.

#3 The Island of Maui – Hawaii

Maui has it all, beaches, waterfalls, nature, etc

Because it is an island with more than 1 beach, it would be an injustice not to have Maui in the top 3. Natural beauty everywhere you look with some of the best beaches in the world. The 5 stars resorts, the beautiful beaches, and natural beauty… Maui is as good as it gets. Words like “beyond beautiful”, “incredible”, “amazing”, “paradise on Earth”, etc are the norm when describing Maui.

#4 Kailua Beach Park, Oahu – Hawaii

Kailua Beach Park, Oahu in Hawaii

A serene beach destination, a top 5 beach destination in the United States. Busy, but to busy like some of the other beaches in Hawaii. An excellent destination for family and kids to play its calm and clean clear waters. Also perfect for dog walkers!

#5 South Beach – Florida

South Beach is part of Miami beach.

Rounding out our top 5 is South Beach, a neighborhood of Miami Beach. Millions of people from all over the United States and world flock here not just due to beautiful picturesque beach but the nightlife, shops, celebrity chef eateries and more. It is Miami after all.

#6 Myrtle Beach – South Carolina

Myrtle Beach in South Carolina

Mrytle Beach is a very popular beach destination in the United States, with the same layout of expensive Hotels and apartments lining up along the beach. Its very busy here so if you are not into crowds then this beach may not be the best option for you.

#7 Coronado Beach, San Diego – California

Coronado Beach in San Diego

One of the best beaches in all of San Diego. A great place to spend the day with the family. A clean and well kept beach that you are going to like and enjoy. Highly rated and recommended by many beach goers. It is recommended you use the bathroom due to a lack of public washrooms though.

8# Nantucket – Massachusetts

Nantucket in Massachusetts

A hidden gem where many of the rich and powerful call home during the summer months (many actors, billionaires, politicians, etc have a home or multiple homes here). Nantucket has a lot of beautiful beaches, and offers excellent sunsets. It is very beautiful, calm and relaxing.

9# Panama City Beach – Florida

Panama City Beach in Florida

Clear waters, white sand… what more can you ask for? This is a beautiful beach, one of the best in Florida and in the country. Perfect for families and couples. There is a lot to do for kids, shopping, etc.

10# Newport Beach – California

Newport Beach in California

Arguably the most famous beach destination in all of California, this is a beautiful beach that attracts a lot of people, mostly Californians. The big waves are great for surfing.

10 Top Beaches in The Dominican Republic

Country’s Motto: Dios, Patria, Libertad (God, Fatherland, Liberty)

When Christopher Columbus landed on this beautiful Island, he knew instantly that this island was special.The Dominican Republic is a beautiful little island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean shared with Haiti. With its sunny blue skies year-round, unique Latin culture, serene Caribbean Sea, the beautiful tropical landscapes with palm trees and beaches as far as the eye can see, the Dominican Republic is the most popular destination in the Caribbean with over 2 million visitors annually. It is blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

We are proud to present to you the top 10 beaches in the Dominican Republic. Feel free to disagree in the comments section!

1# Bávaro Beach – Punta Cana

Bávaro Beach in Punta Cana

Punta Cana has many beautiful beaches but none like Bávaro Beach. It is a world class beach that attracts millions of tourists from all over the worl. Punta Cana is the economic engine of the Dominican Republic, and one of the most popular destination in the World, so it makes sense that its beaches are first class and among the best of the best.

2# Playa Dorada – Puerto Plata City

The Beautiful Playa Dorada in Puerto Plata City

What used to be a public beach has been completely privatized by the resorts and hotels. Nonetheless, Playa Dorada – located in Puerto Plata is our second most beautiful beach in the Dominican Republic.

3# Playa Sosua (Sosua Beach) – Sosua

Playa Sosua (Sosua Beach)

Sosua beach is a public beach, open to all – locals and tourists, located in the resort beach town of Sosua. I have been to Sosua beach more times than I can count, and each time I visit… I am inspired and in awe. Truly, Sosua beach is one of the most beautiful beaches not just in the Dominican Republic, but in the world. It is a huge golden sandy beach, located in a sheltered cove with Mount Isabel Del Torres in the Distance. The beach attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors a year – both locals and tourists from abroad. Lining the beach is a plethora of restaurants and little gift shops.

4# Cabarete Beach – Cabarete

Caberete Beach in the town of Caberete.

Caberete beach is one of the most romantic beaches in the country due to the beautifully decorated lights that light up the beach at night. Caberete beach is a couple’s dream come. It is a very romantic beach that hosts a lot of weddings, birthday parties and other events.

5# Playa Boca Chica – Santo Domingo Province

Boca Chica is about 30 minutes away from the capital Santo Domingo

Perhaps the most calm and peaceful beach in the whole country, this beach is located about 50 minutes from the capital Santo Domingo in a small town called Boca Chica. The beach faces in the Caribbean Sea and is beautiful and very calm. Not as much sand as the other beaches in the country, it has a rockier feel to it but a beautiful beach, nonetheless. The beach attracts a lot of tourists, in particular – European tourists due to Boca Chica’s proximity to the capital Santo Domingo. They fly into the capital and make their way to Boca Chica.

6# Bahía de Las Galeras

Bahía de Las Galeras is Excellent

A highly rated beach, almost everyone who visits gives it a 5 stars rating on Google reviews, and other places. It is located in the Municipal district of Santa Bárbara de Samaná. Not much more to add other than go! We highly recommend it.

7# Cayo Levantado – Samana

Cayo Levantado

This remote island of the coast of the Samana Peninsula is perfect for those who grave privacy. Not only is this place very private but boasts some of the best beaches in the country. The island is home to Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado, a breath taking beautiful 5-star resort. The word “Woah” is the most popular word for newcomers.

8# Kite Beach – Caberete

If you love surfing, or Kite surfing, then this beach is for you. It is the best Kite surfing beach in the Dominican Republic and is very popular for hosting a lot of water sports. This fun and sporty beach is located in the small town of Caberete.

9# Playa Rincón – Samana

Playa Rincón – Samana

Can a beach be one of the best beaches in the whole country but remain largely undeveloped and remote? Yes… welcome to Playa Rincon. This beautiful beach is in the eastern part of the Samana Peninsula. The water is stunning, clean, and great to swim in. It is quiet, relaxing and is the perfect hideout spot for individuals who like to be alone, and enjoy a quieter and more peaceful atmosphere.

10# Playa Juan Dolio – province of San Pedro de Macoris

Playa Juan Dolio in the province of San Pedro de Macoris

And last but not least, Playa Juan Dolio could just as easily be in the top 5, but it will round out our top 10. It along with Boca Chica are some of the most quiet and peaceful beaches in the Dominican Republic. It is an excellent place for a fun family vacation.