With so many things to do in Thailand, it can be hard to know which area is best for your holiday. The good news is that you can easily explore by land or sea, no matter which Thailand resort you decide to book.

To help you plan your holiday, we have put together a mini guide that showcases three of the country’s top travel regions. From Phuket to Ko Samui and Krabi, we have hand-picked the best things to do in Thailand.

Best Things to Do in Thailand

You can find almost anything here: thick jungle as green as can be, crystal blue waters that feel more like a warm bath than a swim in the ocean, and food that can curl your nose hairs while dancing across your taste buds Some of our recommendations on the things to do in Thailand within these key areas include the following:


A lush, mountainous island lying in the Andaman Sea, Phuket is a heady blend of beaches, rainforest, nightlife and relaxation. There are a number of spas found here, along with magical resorts, a bustling capital, resort town and plenty to see and do.

  • Phang Nga Bay
  • Old Phuket Town
  • Bangla Road Nightlife
  • Big Buddha on Nakkerd Hills
  • Wat Chalong and Phuket Temples
  • Phi Phi Island
  • Phuket FantaSea Show
  • Muay Thai (Thai kickboxing)

Phuket resorts include Centara Kata Resort, a modern 4-star resort; Centara Villas Phuket, a dreamy 4-star retreat; and Centara Karon Resort Phuket, a 4-star resort in Karon Town.

Ko Samui

Thailand’s largest island, Ko Samui is found off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus. Highlights here include palm-lined beaches, coconut groves and lush rainforest, along with luxury resorts and spas, the massive 12m tall Big Buddha statue at Wat Phra Yai Temple, a beautiful national park and plenty more besides. Top things to see and do here include:

  • Ang Thong National Marine Park
  • Visits to Big Buddha and Wat Plai Laem
  • Fisherman’s Village
  • Hin Ta and Hin Yai Rocks
  • Koh Tao (Turtle Island)
  • Na Muang Waterfall
  • Shopping at Central Festival
  • Chaweng Beach

Resorts in this part of the country include the spectacular 5-star Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, which is right on the beach, along with the gorgeous 3-star Chaba Samui Resort, also found on Chaweng Beach.


The capital of Krabi Province, this resort town lies near the Andaman coast, surrounded by limestone karsts and mangrove forest. Highlights here include Tiger Cave Temple – a Buddhist site offering mesmerising views, Khao Kanab Nam slanting hills and Andaman Sea destinations such as Phi Phi Islands.

  • Railay beaches and caves
  • Koh Poda, Phi Phi and other islands
  • Emerald Pool at Thung Teao Forest Natural Park
  • Koh Hong islands
  • Wat Tham Sua (Tiger Cave)
  • Klong Thom Hot Springs at Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve
  • Krabi Town
  • Ao Luk Mangroves

Resorts here include the lovely Krabi Thai Village Resort – a 3-star resort and spa found in walking distance from Phra Nang Bay.

For more expert advice on planning your dream Thailand holiday, get in touch with the Travel Break team today. We will help you choose the perfect resort, and also offer even more tips on things to do in Thailand.

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