Away from dry land, Thailand's expansive coastline snakes along the Gulf of Thailand to the East as well as the Andaman Sea to the West, being graced with some of the world's most idyllic beaches, bays and islands.
A phenomenal prehistoric landscape with craggy limestone stacks rising from the water; Phang-nga Bay and Krabi are lands that time forgot. truly the stuff of dreams, the crystal blue waters are home to an abundance of fantastical marine life and thriving coral reefs, with the waters around the uninhabited Similan and Surin Islands considered among the world's top dive sites. The tropical southern islands of Phuket appropriately known as the Pearl of the Andaman, along with Koh Samui and Koh Chang, are firmly established with regular visitors as a family-oriented feel-good resort. Those seeking tranquillity and solitude can seek out their own Robinson crusoe adventure at marine parks like Mu Ko Angthong or Tarutao on the Malay border.