The name refers to a string of beaches, backed by mangroves and jungle-clad hills, so there is plenty to see and do here. There is a great choice of accommodation along the beach, from basic to luxury and boutique, and the area's low-key nightlife means it’s popular with families, couples and honeymooners.
There’s little evidence of the devastating tsunami that swept through the resort in 2004, aside from a memorial and museum.
If you can tear yourself away from the golden beaches and peaceful atmosphere, there are two National Parks within easy reach: the Khao Sok National Park with its impressive wildlife, and the Ao Phang Nga National Park with its dramatic karst formations and secret lagoons. There’s world-class snorkelling and diving at the Similan Islands and Phuket is an easy day trip away.
Our Spin Like several other places in Thailand, local laws dictate you can't build higher than a palm tree which means you can still enjoy uninterrupted views.