The beaches east of Bangkok to the border with Cambodia.
The area southeast of Bangkok, between Pattaya and Rayong is very touristy. However, as you travel more east, the area becomes less and less crowded. The first few TreasureBeaches can be found on the island Ko Samet and on the mainland east of Ban Phe, about 200 kilometer outside of Bangkok.
On the mainland, the beaches in the eastern part of the Eastern Seaboard are still undiscovered by Western tourists. During weekends, some beaches are visited by locals, but during weekdays the beaches are almost deserted.
Overall, the islands of Ko Samet and Ko Chang are touristy, but even here you can find relaxed beaches. Ko Mak is the first laid-back island in the region, and we think the beaches in Ko Kut are a real paradise.
A diurnal tide cycle in the Gulf of Thailand means there’s one high and one low tide each day. Depending on the time of year, either one of these tides may last up to an entire beach day. You can check www.tide-forecast.com to get information about the tide in various areas in Thailand.
The best time to visit this region is from mid-October to the end of April. The rainy season lasts from May to mid-October, with more than 300 mm of precipitation per month. Exceptions are the island of Ko Samet and the area around Ban Phe. In the months of June, July and August there is less rainfall in this part of the region.
You will find TreasureBeaches near all yellow highlighted placemarks!
Klong Koi, Ko Chang
Ao Ka Noon, Ko Mak
Hat Takean, Ko Kut
Klong Hin, Ko Kut
Thap Thim, Klong Yai