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So close yet so far: Thailand’s hidden gems

On the East coast of Thailand, a mere 20 minute speedboat journey away from Koh Samui, and approximately 60 minutes between Surat Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat airports which has 3-5 flights from Bacngkok per day, you will find the pristine beaches of the Greater Khanom Area. Pink dolphins, hidden caves and beautiful waterfalls line this coast making it truly unique to Thailand. This area is remote and untouched, perfect for those who are looking the Thailand of 30 years ago. But for those who are looking to excape in luxury Aava Resort and Spa offer exclusive accommodation on a secluded waterfront location. Famous for it Southern Thai cuisine, which is unlike any other, the bays in Greater Khanom Area are a fantastic place to try new and delicious dishes. Tong Ching and Sichon Bay are two of the beautiful beaches that can be found along this coast. Tong Ching Bay is a true hideaway, featuring only one quiet resort, a large white sand beach and beautiful oversized rock formations and Sichon Bay is a beautiful step into a Thai fishing village, filled with culture and tranquillity.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. This is not surprising Thailand is very rich of stunning beaches and islands that made more popular to international tourism. That is why they are one of the pride of South East Asia that draws more local and international visitors.

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