Top 5 Beach Sunsets in Thailand

on October 7, 2014

Thailand is home to some of the most picturesque sunsets imaginable. There are so many different islands and beaches scattered throughout Thailand’s coastline, all with their unique attractions. We set out to find the top 5 sunset beaches present in the tropical paradise known as Thailand. Enjoy!

Railay Beach, Krabi

Sunset of Railay Beach in Krabi, ThailandLocated in Krabi province in the Andaman Sea just south of the town of Au Nang is Railay Beach. The beach is connected to Krabi’s mainland but hidden away and cut off by gigantic limestone cliffs which create the feeling of being on a private and isolated island. The mesmerising sunsets here will have you never wanting to leave. Photo by GEO Reise Community

Kantiang Bay, Koh Lanta

Beautiful sunset over Kantiang Bay Koh Lanta, Thailand

The majority of Koh Lanta’s beaches are located along the west coast of the island, making it incredibly convenient to catch the exquisite sun rays retiring over the horizon every evening. This photo was captured on Kantiang Bay, located further south where things are a bit more quiet than further north in the likes of Klong Nin, Long Beach, Klong Khong, and Klong Dao. Nevertheless, if you find yourself on Koh Lanta one day, be prepared to witness a vast variety of eye-capturing hues extending over the Andaman coastline at the end of each day.

Sairee Beach, Koh Tao

Sunset over Sairee Beach on Koh Tao Island, Thailand

Koh Tao is one of the most beautiful islands located in the Gulf of Thailand. Over time it has gained popularity for diving and snorkelling and as a result has seen a fair bit of development over the years while at the same time retaining its beauty and landscape – something that a lot of the more popular islands in Thailand haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing. Picturesque sunsets can be seen throughout the coastline but Sairee Beach has to be one of the best spots to head to for some sundowners while watching the sun go down over the Gulf of Thailand. Photo by DJL Diving

Sunset Beach, Koh Lipe

Purple sunset of Sunset Beach, Koh Lipe

Koh Lipe is a tiny island situated far south in the Andaman Sea just before the Malaysian border. The name kind of gives it away and spoils the surprise but that doesn’t mean that it’s not worth a visit – if anything, Sunset Beach should be at the top of your itinerary when planning a trip to Thailand, especially if you are a sucker for rare sunsets that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Photo by Arzunet

Koh Mak

One of the top 10 beach sunsets in Thailand - Koh Mak

Rightly so, we have saved the best for last. A small and hidden gem located far east in the Gulf of Thailand, this is the perfect island to visit if you are looking to escape the tourist crowds of the more popular islands in Thailand. Venture here fore some peace and tranquil relaxation and arguably the best beach sunsets in Thailand. Photo by Beach Do

Click here for more information on the best island destinations in Thailand

Click here here if you would like to find out more about TravelBud’s Teach in Thailand program

You might also want to read:

About Stu Brown

Stu has always carried with him a passion for exploring the world through work and travel experiences.

After a year-long adventure working at a school in London and travelling throughout Europe, Stu began his tertiary studies at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa, obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in Social Dynamics.

He also holds a 120-Hour internationally accredited TEFL/TESOL certificate and understands what it takes to teach and travel responsibly. As TravelBud CEO he understands that truly exciting and life-changing adventures only happen when you step outside your comfort zone; and not a day goes by when he doesn’t challenge the team to do the same!

Filed under  Thailand 


TukTuk Through Thailand: The Northern Region

TukTuk Through Thailand: The Northern Region

Sa-wa-dee-kaa! Thanks for joining us on this TukTuk Through Thailand as we begin in the Northern Region, which I feel to be one of the most underrated regions in the kingdom! It’s easy to conjure...

A Weekend in Manuel Antonio: Our 5 Favorite Activities

A Weekend in Manuel Antonio: Our 5 Favorite Activities

Manuel Antonio boasts beaches, coral reefs, rainforests, and one of the biggest concentrations of biodiversity in the world. There are endless ways to spend your time in this sunny sandy playground. We’ve made it easy for you and rounded up the top ten attractions for you to check out on your stay!

Teach English in Vietnam – Paige’s Story

Teach English in Vietnam – Paige’s Story

After taking a leap from the comfort of home in Scotland – Paige began her teach abroad journey in Vietnam with TravelBud in February of 2020. Since completing our In-Class TESOL Course + Job Placement Program in Vietnam, Paige has navigated her teach abroad experience with grace and confidence over the past year and a half. Paige has already positively impacted so many of her students and her journey has only just begun.

Introducing Aubrey K: TravelBud’s Newest Support Co-Ordinator!

Introducing Aubrey K: TravelBud’s Newest Support Co-Ordinator!

Everyone at Team TravelBud is thrilled to welcome Aubrey Krzynski on board as our newest Support Co-Ordinator! After teaching English in Thailand through TravelBud, Aubrey has returned home and is now applying her experience and expertise by assisting TravelBud teachers as they begin their pre-departure process. We’ve asked Aubrey a few questions to get to know her better, and gain insight from her own pedagogical prowess!

Vegetarian in Vietnam: A Crash Course

Vegetarian in Vietnam: A Crash Course

When I visited Vietnam for the first time as a vegetarian I was naturally curious and slightly nervous about enjoying the incredible culture and food with dietary restrictions. I think I can speak...

¡HOLA Costa Rica! – An Interview with Teacher Alexandra

¡HOLA Costa Rica! – An Interview with Teacher Alexandra

I took a bit of a trip across the Atlantic Ocean from the comfort of my office chair when I chatted with one of our TravelBud teachers who’s currently teaching in Costa Rica. Alexandra Griffin jetted off to start her adventure in San Ramon in February 2021, doing our TESOL Course + Paid Teaching in Costa Rica program. Needless to say, all of us here at TravelBud are a little jealous of the incredible time she’s been having!

On Quarantine, Gimbap, and Catching the Bus: Mallory’s Start in South Korea

On Quarantine, Gimbap, and Catching the Bus: Mallory’s Start in South Korea

A few days ago I had a moment to catch a glimpse of what life is like as an EPIK teacher in South Korea. The oh-so-kind Mallory Cordeiro shared some of her experiences and wisdom with me, which I can now share with you – all the future English teachers yearning to head over to culturally diverse and beautiful South Korea.



Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Pin It on Pinterest