The overhanging spa at Four Seasons Tented Camp in Chiang Rai took 15 minutes of trekking to reach, but the sublime setting amidst the bamboo forest is well worth it.
Katie, Original Diver
Thailand is a vibrant blend of cultures and breathtaking natural scenery and, understandably, the most popular destination in South East Asia. Energetic, cosmopolitan Bangkok combines the feel of a modern Asian city with reminders of the past, and contrasts dramatically with the serenity of the ancient temples and tranquil villages of the interior. Thailand's long coastline and the many islands that lie just offshore offer superb beaches, snorkelling and diving. The north offers a completely different experience, with trekking, jungle and some outstanding new hotels opening in recent years around Chiang Mai.
Why we think you’ll love it
- Some of the best beaches on Earth with endless white sand and turquoise waters.
- Incredible opportunities to explore the culture and nature of this beautiful country.
- Excellent choice of hotels , everything from the supremely luxurious to good value.
- Beautiful liveaboards for diving around the Similan Islands.
- Did we mention the food?
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Our Guide to Thailand Diving Holidays
The country is also renowned for its fabulous food, making this a destination of many attractions, and Original Diving consultants have visited and revisited several times in the last few years to keep up to speed with new hotels and activities.
Thailand has some of the most beautiful coastline in the world, with dramatic scenery, superb beaches, warm seas and a number of top-class beach resorts. To the south lies Phuket, the largest island in Thailand. Mountainous and heavily forested, the island has a tropical climate and beautiful stretches of coastline. The surrounding region also boasts some of the most magnificent scenery in Asia.
To the west of Phuket lies the Andaman Sea and the Similan Islands, while to the east lies the protected Gulf of Phuket, home to Phang Nga Bay and the beautiful islands of Koh Phi Phi. The islands make great day-trip destinations by boat, and also offer superb scuba diving with the biggest draw without a doubt being the Similans, still a world-class diving destination. While the islands are most conveniently dived by liveaboard (we can arrange that too) you can also access them from the coast.