Thailand's 10 best beaches
With so many drop-dead gorgeous shores to sun yourself on, really, asking us to select the best beach in Thailand is like asking us to choose a fave One Direction member (jokes!).
Hedonist or hermit? Are you seeking a spiritual experience or knock-off clothing? City lights or off-the-beaten-track simplicity? Confounding and confronting, the Land of Smiles is a full-on cultural onslaught from that first hit of humid air.
Whether you’re a seasoned recreational diver or just starting to get your toes wet, there’s an underwater paradise of colourful coral gardens, cavernous sea caves, technicolour aquatic life and some fearsome fish around the world - just waiting for you to take the plunge.