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New Thailand Infographic and Destination Page

Similan Islands in Thailand with stunningly clear water and beautiful landscabes

Did you see our new Thailand infographic and destination page?

We have been working behind the scenes, and can now present our destination page for Thailand. The page will continuously be updated with more useful material. This page is meant to inspire you and to give you a quick overview of what the country has to offer for travellers and beach lovers.

The Thailand Infographic

Our brand new infographic has five separate sections; Numbers, Price Index, Top Beach Picks, Travel Seasons, and Why Thailand. For your convenience (and because we are delighted to show you again), here is the Thailand infographic:

Infographic on Thailand's Islands and beaches including tourism information, price index, top beaches, travel seasons, and Unique Selling Points for Thailand.You are welcome to embed this infographic on your website. Just go to the Thailand destination page and copy the code provided below the image.

A few notes on the infographic

In the “Numbers” section, you can see that China, Malaysia, and Russia provide the most international visitors to Thailand on a yearly basis. We wanted to stretch this data further to see which foreign countries have the per capita highest visitor rate. The results are shown in “Most Popular Among”-section. We omitted countries directly neighbouring to Thailand.

While the “Top Arrivals by Nationality” will show you which foreign countrymen and -women you are likely to meet on your holiday in Thailand because of their total number of arrivals, the “Most Popular Among” results will inform you of the countries in which the likelihood of any one person from that country will visit Thailand is highest – i.e. where Thailand is the most popular travel destination per capita.

Thailand’s High, Low, and Peak Travel Seasons

Thailand can be visited all year round, but when and where to go essentially depends on your preferences. Do you want to do surfing in Thailand? Then head off to the west facing coastlines of Thailand during summer (April to November). But if you want to dive or snorkel in these areas, the rest of the year is more suitable.

You may want the most pleasant weather conditions (coolest, lowest humidity, less rain) which are generally from November to March. If you prefer better deals and less crowdedness, you should avoid the high and peak seasons.

To help you decide, we included three weather charts on our Thailand page. They essentially show the three main weather areas that are relevant for your beach stay in Thailand. In the rainy season of the respective areas, the snorkeling and diving conditions will not be ideal. It may rain all day or it may rain only for an hour or two. To help you decide your Thailand destination, though, we have included sunshine hours per day and rainy days per month in our annual weather charts. Here is an example:

Annual weather chart for Southwest Thailand on the Andaman Sea side (Phuket, Krabi, Koh Phi Phi, Khao Lak, Koh Lanta and more) including temperature, daily sun hours, rainfall, rainy days, and sea temperature.

Southwest (Andaman)

More to come

We will continue to add useful information on the page, and we will provide links to individual pages for Thailand’s islands and beaches as they go online. In these sections, you will find more detailed information about the specific beach destinations.

Until then, please enjoy our Thailand destination guide and help us spread our beachilicious infographic!

Cover image credit: Tourism Authority of Thailand

Top 5 reasons for low season beaching in Thailand

Naiyang Beach Phuket during low season

Is it worth traveling to Thailand in the low season?

A lot of people look at weather charts or “best time to travel”-advice before selecting their travel destination. This is a very good idea, especially if the activities you want to engage in are season dependent. However, “best time to travel to…” really depends on your preferences, and as such the high season might not be the best time for you to beach. Here are the top 5 reasons, why green season beaching as they like to call it in Thailand, could be the right choice for you.

1. Avoid the crowds 
This means a relaxing holiday with more beach to yourself and less hassle. Most beachers hardly perceive beaching among hordes of tourists, touts, noisy jet-skis, and frisbees flying around as relaxing.

2. Green season can be more colourful 
Since “green seasons” (low seasons) are often more rainy and with unpredictable weather, the natural surroundings are likely to be green and lush. Also, many local festivals and events fall outside the peak and high seasons offering you colourful experiences.

3. Easier and more flexible to book your holiday 
Hotels and tour packages are less likely to be fully booked. It will even be easier to rent a scooter or use public transportation

4. Cheaper beaching 
Great opportunities for price reductions on flights, hotels, excursions etc. Usually you will find long-stay promotions and added value extras.

5. Getting to know your local beacher 
You can get more valuable time with local residents and staff since they will most likely be less busy and more likely to remember you. Engaging with local beachers will surely bring value to your stay.