Thailand Beach Holidays & Vacation Packages 2024/2025

Best Thailand Beach Holidays & Island Escapes

Phuket
3 Days/ 2 Nights
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Phuket - Phang Nga Bay - Khao Lak Beach
5 Days / 4 Nights
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Chiang Mai - Phuket
10 Days/ 9 Nights
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Bangkok - Phuket - Phi Phi Islands
6 Days / 5 Nights
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Bangkok - Ko Mak - Ko Rang Island - Ko Kood Island - Klong Chao Waterfall - Bang Bao Beach
6 Days / 5 Nights
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Phuket - Phi Phi Island - James Bond Island - Big Buddha
7 Days / 6 Nights
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Bangkok - Phuket
8 Days/ 7 Nights
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Phuket - Bangkok
8 Days / 7 Nights
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Phuket - Chiang Mai - Bangkok
12 Days / 11 Nights
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Bangkok - Phuket
7 Days / 6 Nights
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Chiang Mai - Khao Sok - Phuket
7 Days / 6 Nights
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Phuket - Krabi
10 Days / 9 Nights
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Highlights

  • Sunbathe and relax on Thailand’s beautiful white-sand beaches
  • Participate in an abundance of interesting water activities
  • Taste the typical local cuisine

Tips

  • Check visa requirements
  • Prepare for hot and humid weather in Thailand
  • Bring enough cash
  • Avoid touching other people’s heads
  • Ask before photographing people
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Important Tips for a Perfect Thailand Beach Holiday

Best Time to Visit Thailand Beaches and Islands

It is important to choose the right time for your beach vacation in Thailand. Weather aside, there are actually two main regions to consider with the Andaman Sea to the southwest and the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast. These two great destinations bring together several islands, each with its own attractions and specificities.

Thailand beach holidays

Thailand beach holidays

In the Kingdom of Siam, the European summer period corresponds to the rainy season in the southwest which particularly affects the Andaman coast from May to October, with more intense rains at the beginning and end of the monsoon.

The western part of the Gulf of Thailand suffers less from these rains until the winds reverse, usually in November. For the many Europeans traveling in July-August, we suggest the islands of the Gulf of Thailand to the South, such as Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, and Koh Samet.

Beware though, some travelers book Thailand beach holidays on their own in the well-known islands that are near the Cambodian border, such as Koh Chang, Koh Kood, etc. However, this eastern part of the Gulf is statistically wetter than Phuket in July-August!

During the period of heavy rain, these beach destinations are windswept. Boat trips are impossible or very risky and most restaurants and shops are closed.

Hence the importance, in order not to turn your dream into a nightmare, to entrust the organization of your stay to specialists living on-site who know the seasons and the weather well.

There is a possibility of going on both sides between the beginning of January and the end of April, during the dry season on a scale of the whole kingdom. Then, between the beginning of May and the end of October, it is best to go to the western Gulf of Thailand. While between early November and early January, it is better to choose the Andaman Sea.

Top Destinations for Your Thailand Beach Holidays

In the Gulf of Thailand

Choose Koh Samui for its nightlife, easy access by plane, and a wide choice of activities. For lovers of the seabed, Koh Tao is a paradise for diving and snorkeling. If you’re looking for somewhere less developed than Koh Samui, head to Koh Phangan. For its nature and its beautiful coves. But avoid Haad Rin, the festive part of the island where the full moon parties take place.

Koh Samui

Koh Samui

We also recommend Koh Samet, not far from Bangkok (2h30 by car, then 30 minutes by boat). It is therefore not necessary to travel by plane, which is more ecological and cheaper. The white sand beach is beautiful.

In the Andaman Sea

If you’re looking for bustling beach resorts and vibrant nightlife with restaurants, shops, and bars in Krabi Province, head to Ao Nang instead. Arrive directly by plane and enjoy a range of activities with our local partners. Further north along the coast, several addresses offer attractive accommodations away from the crowds to choose from for your beach holidays in Thailand.

Consider diving or snorkeling on the Phi Phi Islands and avoid spending the night in Tonsai, the most developed part of the island.

Phi Phi Islands

Phi Phi Islands

On Koh Yao Noi, discover nature and local life in several villages, including fishing activities, rubber, pineapple, and oil palm crops. The north of Phang Nga Bay also has beautiful scenery.

What people are saying About Us

An enchanting odyssey in Vietnam

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Nicole Carey

Our 12 in Vietnam was an enchanting odyssey filled with love, discovery, and unforgettable moments. From the bustling streets of Saigon to the serene beauty of Halong Bay, every day brought new adventures and cherished memories. Your attention to detail and thoughtful arrangements of the honeymoon package enhanced our experience. It struck the perfect balance between cultural immersion, relaxation, and romantic moments. We left Vietnam with our hearts full of love and gratitude, knowing that this was a honeymoon to remember for a lifetime. Once again, thank you so much!

Heartfelt thanks for an incredible tour

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Emma Lord

I want to extend my heartfelt thanks for our incredible tour. The organization was top-notch, and everything ran seamlessly, with drivers and tour guides always punctual. Their pleasant demeanor and generally good command of English greatly enhanced our experience. The hotels we stayed in were excellent, offering delicious food at all times and situated mostly in convenient locations. Once again, I am grateful for such an enjoyable holiday. A special thanks to you for your invaluable advice and endless patience with my continuous stream of questions.

Still great, highly recommend!

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John R. Henry

March 17, 2022

The first trip after covid 19 pandemic, 2nd time I worked with Alex, he was always great with everything we needed in Vietnam. The staff at IDC Travel always go the extra mile to please their customers. I would not hesitate to book with them again and definitely recommend the company.

Well looked after

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Paul

May 1, 2022

We were well looked after by Alex from the start. He built the itinerary, organised hotels, transfers, trips and then during the trip his team was excellent.  

Very well organised tour!

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Iwan Hudyono

June 11, 2022

We contacted Alex a few months prior to our travel to organise a private tour to the Northern Vietnam (Hanoi, Halong, etc). As we neared the date, we had to make some changes as pandemic has caused some changed on our travel plan. Alex is always very responsive and very flexible with our queries. Our trip was very well organised and everything went very smoothly. All the accomodation was booked according to our preferences. The driver and tour guide was very courteous and experienced. If I have to nit pick, I would probably say that the tour guide could do more with giving us more information about our activities. For example, when we did bike tour, it would be great if he warned us that we will be passing through the major road and sharing traffic with cars and trucks. Or how long the walking tour through the village going to be. Overall, we are very satisfied and I do think the tour is value for money, very well organised, and the staff are more than happy to cater for our needs.  

Personalized Tour – Organized, Responsive, and a Great experience!

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Avila Samantha

July 17, 2022

I found IDC travel online because of the good reviews, and after a day of inquiring, Sir Alex responded right away with a detailed itinerary tailored to our preference! He is very responsive and accommodating with our needs, especially during our travel. Our trip in vietnam was organised, smooth, and really enjoyable! Even the organization of the itinerary and payments went smoothly. Some few comments would be agreeing to the previous review, like having the tour guide give us advices/tips about maybe the weather, what to wear, what to expect during the tours or anything important to bring if necessary so we could prepare better in terms of outfit, what to bring, etc. The drivers are very nice, but it would be even better if they greeted/welcomed us once we arrive. One driver did not have proper signage so we were waiting for quite awhile. Nevertheless, Sir Alex listened to our concerns and came up with solutions right away. Overall, we are very satisfied and it was great value for our money too. We booked another tour with them for Thailand this August. We cannot wait to book with them again in the future.

Beyond satisfied

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Michelle Hou

July 17, 2022

We spent 15 days in traveling around Vietnam and Alex and his team organized a very well planned and detailed itinerary for us. Alex was very professional, very responsive and the tour guides were knowledgeable. Well done, thank you and kudos to Alex and the IDC team!    

Amazing 8-day trip from South to North Vietnam

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Keith Turner

August 12, 2022

Alex helped me organize a wonderful trip for my family! He helped me a lot, from choosing locations and activities to shopping and dining details. Our trip was amazing. The tour guides were so enthusiastic. Our hotels were booked in the middle of crowded streets in the downtown areas, which allowed us to explore at night and enjoy the lively local lifestyle. In addition, the trip was reasonably priced and customized to meet our needs. We are grateful to you, Alex, and we can't wait for our next visit.  

Over my expectation

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Lupe Skiles

August 14, 2022

I highly recommend this tour to anyone who travels alone and just has a short-day trip like me. It was so well-organized with 10 days traveling from North to South Vietnam and visiting all the typical places here : Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Ninh Binh, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta. Everyone I met was so nice: my guides, all the new friends that I made, and local people. The service was excellent. I'm really happy with my hotels during the trip, so clean and lovely. Thanks for a great tour!  

Great time in Vietnam

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Owais Ram Mishra

September 3, 2022

I had a wonderful trip thanks to Mr. Alex Duy who was so nice and supportive. IDC Travel's services were amazing and both of us had a great time in Vietnam. We love this itinerary, it was so well organized and so interesting. We will book again with your team if we plan to come back to Southeast Asia again.

 

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