Southern Thailand Travel Guide

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Southern Thailand Highlights

  • Pro
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    Tina-Perth says…

     Stunningly beautiful with so many natural wonders 

  • Con
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     Little Pricey 

  • In a nutshell
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    spitball says…

     I stayed for 38 days and nights, that wasn't long enough. 

Map of Southern Thailand



Ko Samui


Hat Yai




Ko Phi Phi Don


Ko Phangan


Ko Tao


Ko Lanta


Ban Khao Lak






Ko Lipe










Surat Thani


Nakhon Si Thammarat






Ban Ao Nang


Ko Kradan


Ban Khao Lak


Ko Similan


Ko Phaluai


Ko Muk


Ko Phi Phi Le




Ban Patong




Ko Lanta Yai


Ko Rok Nok


Ko Lon


Ko Bulon Le


Ban Thale Noi


Ko Khai


Takua Pa


Ban Lamai


Ko Racha Yai


Sungai Kolok


Ban Pak Bara


See all 3193 Phuket Tips
  • Phi Phi Islands

    Phuket Things to Do

    We had a one day tour, were picked up from the hotel and taken to the boat in Phuket, and off to Phi Phi island. There were awesome views of the beautiful rock formations and we snorkeled for an hour before lunch. It was an awesome experience,

  • Trisara

    Phuket Hotels

    Stayed here during my honeymoon. The most luxury I've ever stayed in! Got a discounted rate because...

  • Clubs, bars, go go

    Phuket Nightlife

    Well what can I say about Black Cat Bar in Soi Gonzo except we have had many fun nights there. Black Cat's has plenty of seating, dart boards, big screen televisions and fantastic friendly staff. They often have a live DJ and put on delicious barbeques. This is a very hard place to leave, there is no such thing as popping in for a couple of...


Ko Samui

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Hat Yai

See all 379 Hat Yai Tips


See all 824 Krabi Tips
  • Tiger Cave Temple

    Krabi Things to Do

    Take a challenge, climb 1237 steps to the peak of the mountain. Sounds easy, but remember that the steps are all different and most of them are higher than normal are. I sow there young and old but I don't definitely recommend this to people who fear heights or having some kind of coordination problems. The steps are not equal (and some are "knee...

  • Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort

    Krabi Hotels

    Sheraton Krabi Resort is located at Klong Muang Beach which is about a 15 minute drive from Ao Nang....

  • huay tho waterfall elephant experience

    Krabi Things to Do

    I thought the idea of riding on an Elephant in a small harness frame while trecking through a plantation may be something to experience but I was a bit apprehensive about the welfare of the animals. I researched two operators in Ao Nang, the first very well established and well known and another a bit out of town 45 minutes drive. The price was the...


Ko Phi Phi Don

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Ko Phangan

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Ko Tao

See all 218 Ko Tao Tips
  • Best fried rice on the island

    Ko Tao Restaurants

    Small fresh restaurant with amazing food. Everyone working on the restaurant are extremly nice and friendly. Chris and his wife owns the restaurant. Chris is very nice! Lots of food to choose between on the menu plus they have specials everyday. Great traditional Thai food. Fresh and clean toilets which I think is a big plus. Not expensive at all....

  • The most beautiful location with the...

    Ko Tao Restaurants

    MOOV Restaurant & Club is enchanting, playful & imaginative! ​By entering the first feeling was coming into little Morocco ! The design and decor Moroccan style, very cozy atmosphere.The garden is huge and a funny art playground.A big statue, like the once on Easter Island, named Hank, is residing over a gorgeous pond with little Aardvark...

  • Motobike Rental at Jitsin Petrol Station

    Ko Tao Tourist Traps

    BE WARNED! Scammed rental company will hold you at ransom for damages not caused by you!This shop is directly opposite 4P Super Mall / next to Hippo Bar & next to Hippo Bar & Grill.


Ko Lanta

See all 185 Ko Lanta Tips
  • Ko Rok for snorkeling

    Ko Lanta Things to Do

    We went for a day's trip to Ko Rok islands.It was the most amazing place for snorkeling. The boat arrived at 8.15 our hotel near the beach front and picked us up. After stopping at various small piers to pick up other passengers, we stopped a little away from Ko Rok to do snorkeling. The variety of fish was so amazing and it was an...

  • Narima Bungalow Resort

    Ko Lanta Hotels

    Fantastic accomodation in Ko Lanta. It has a small private beach and you have got 32 bungalows with...

  • Four Island Tour

    Ko Lanta Things to Do

    We took the four island tour with the Four Island Tour Company. We were picked up from our hotel at Saladan Pier at 8 a.m.. We drove to the main pier and from there we went on a small boat onto a bigger boat. They served us tea/coffee and warm toast on the boat. We went to Ko Ngai to do some kayaking/snorkeling, then to Ko Mook and the Emerald...


Ban Khao Lak

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See all 59 Songkhla Tips
  • Refreshing coconut dessert

    Songkhla Shopping

    You can easily spot this roadside hawker cart that is usually crowded with locals at the foot of Tang Kuan Hill. This stall sells a very inexpensive Thai dessert that uses coconut as star ingredient. The lady displays skilful strokes to de-husk and cut open the coconut effortlessly in less than a minute; drain off the coconut juice into a...

  • Queen Hotel

    Songkhla Hotels

    20 Traiburi Rd., Songkhla, Thailand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Eat & Shop at night

    Songkhla Nightlife

    This nightmarket at Chana road is bustling with loads of activities when the sun sets and the whole stretch of road is blockaded from vehicular traffic access.The rows of hawkers selling many fabulous inexpensive local delights, souvenirs, novelties and clothing apparels bring life and great spectacle to an otherwise quiet nightlife in this part of...



See all 37 Chumphon Tips
  • Cowboy Country Chumphon

    Chumphon Things to Do

    We were on our way from Thung Wua Laen to see the Prince Chumphon Memorial but did not go back to the main highway; instead we took the back roads to Pac Nam Chumphon. It was a lovely drive but we thought we were seeing things when we started to see teepees. I know Thailand has a huge Cowboy and Indian culture but really did not expect to see what...

  • Tanisa Resort

    Chumphon Hotels

    87 Moo 10, Uthumporn Road, Muang, Chumphon, 86000, Thailand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • World War II Youth Volunteers Monument -...

    Chumphon Things to Do

    On highway 4001 very close to the Tha Nang Bridge there is a nice monument to the World War II Youth Volunteers. It was built to commemorate the fight against the Japanese Army’s invasion at Kho Son Beach on 8th December 1941, a very brave deed by Battalion 38, police officers, local Thai’s and the Youth Volunteer Unit 52 from Sriyapai School.The...


Ko Lipe

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  • Boat to Ko Lipe from Lankawi, Pak Bara,...

    Ko Lipe Transportation

    Getting there: offseason only from Pak Bara, november to april also from Langkawi, Satun, Trang (Hat Yao Pier) and Ko Lanta, as well as Ko Bulon and Ko Tarutao.If you come from Langkawi you should change money before, and you will need also some small bills to pay the transfer from the boat to the island (no pier, 50 baht per person)

  • Fresh Fish from the grill

    Ko Lipe Restaurants

    Pick your fish (either a small whole fish or 200-300 gram from a big one like barracuda), you will get it with vegetable, rice and if you like a spicy thai sauce, delicious and quite reasonable Barracuda

  • By train and boat fom Bangkok

    Ko Lipe Transportation

    There are 2 trains from Bangkok to Trang (depart 17.05 and 18.30 arrive 8.05 and 10.31), the later and a bit slower Rapid has non aircon sleepers from 521 Baaht, the Express has aircon sleepers from 761 Baht (aircon is usualy to cold for my taste, but in low season, May to October, the only way to get to Koh Lipe is by speedboat from Pak Bara at...



See all 17 Sadao Tips
  • good food and good view

    Sadao Restaurants

    Situated 7km from danok, sadao is a restaurant surrounding a small lake. Water View is where you get great local food at affordable prices plus you get to enjoy the calm view of the lake. Food is brought to your table by a motorboat from the kitchen across the lake. Very warm hospitality from the waiters and waitresses there Tom Yam of course. Not...

  • Ancient Thai Massage

    Sadao Things to Do

    Thailand is flooded with massage parlours each offering almost the same price packages. Found one here is Sadao which offers 300BHT for a 2 hours massage. A bit pricey in my own opinion as the ones in Hat Yai are only charging 240BHT for the same 2 hours. Nevertheless, it really is a good 2 hours of relaxing session.

  • Check your hotel doors

    Sadao Warnings and Dangers

    I found that there is a crack in our hotel room door. Looks as if someone has kicked the door open. Check your room doors, better be safe than sorry.



See all 25 Phangnga Tips
  • Boat trip though Phang Gna bay

    Phangnga Things to Do

    Take a full day boat trip through the national marine park of Phang Gna. The trip takes you to the most amazing Karst mountain scenery, with small abandoned beaches and stops also at a muslim village completely build on stilt in the sea. Very strange to see this, there's even a mosque. You can do the tour also from Phuket but it will cost you...

  • Phang Nga Bay Resort Hotel

    Phangnga Hotels

    With very few places to stay in Phang-Nga Bay, one might decide to stay at the Phang-Nga Bay...

  • Real Thai food

    Phangnga Restaurants

    Duang is a nice small restaurant in the main street of Phang Nga town. Lot's of local people eat there, we even found the whole police department of Phang Gna eating there. The menu is Thai food and written in English also. we had vegetables with oyster sauce and rice which was delicious...and very cheap. The icetea is great too. Vegetables with...



See all 25 Trang Tips

    Trang Off The Beaten Path

    For NMirzaTrang is a lovely quiet clean town with awesome seafood,dimsum,trang cakes and cold coffee pronounced Ko Pee to die for.Breath taking waterfalls and the amazing Dragon Cave.You have a better choice to rent a car in Phuket or Krabi or Hatyai then Trang.Furthermore the train ride from Bangkok to Trang is long.With Airasia fares as low as...

  • Anantara Si Kao Resort & Spa

    Trang Hotels

    This is one of my favourite hotel so far in Thailand. Located about 40km from Trang City Centre but...

  • Car rental in Thailand

    Trang Transportation

    I am sending you a couple of web sites that you can view to decide price and what type of vehicle you want to rent. They are decently priced, but I don't believe that the price includes insurance, which I would suggest you purchase. Just make sure that you document any scracthes or other damage that is on the vehicle when you pick it...


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