Thailand, sitting pretty on thousands of miles of coastline stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Andaman Sea might go some way in explaining why tourists flock to the Land of Smiles. Add to that, some of the best accommodation options in the country are located along its beaches. From traditional Thai-style beach resorts with incredible sea views to laid-back, luxury resorts with sun-kissed balconies, here’s our pick of the 40 best beach resorts in Thailand under 100 USD.

1. Aonang Villa Resort, Krabi

Set amidst limestone cliffs overlooking the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea, the setting of Aonang Villa Resort is certainly enough to take your breath away. Grown-ups can luxuriate in the spa and lounge around in the lagoon-style coral pool or even the Dolphin pool, albeit with a drink in hand, while the little ones can frolic around in the indoor playroom or an outdoor playground. 

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Cost: 71 USD

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Beyond Resort Krabi

Located along the sandy Klong Muang beach dotted with powdery limestone towers and beautiful views of the Andaman Sea to behold, Beyond Resort Krabi is a perfect place for environmentally-conscious travelers wanting to relax while they revel in Krabi’s sublime scenery. The resort is decked out with luxurious mod cons like a spa, an indoor activity zone, a free form pool with a Jacuzzi, beach bars and restaurants, while successfully maintaining its standards as an eco-friendly resort. Use of natural materials, LED bulbs throughout, heat pumps for hot water and constant recycling of wastewater are some of the resort’s eco-credentials. Privacy and serenity are two other strong suits of the resort consisting of an adult-only area, besides accommodating families.

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Cost: 57 USD

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Deva Beach Resort & Spa Koh Samui

The Deva Beach Resort & Spa has everything you and your partner need, if you’re looking for a romantic cocoon. Enjoy the company of your significant other at one of their outdoor pools, or pamper yourselves at the spa. For couples hoping to enjoy some well deserved recluse for their romantic retreat, opt for private-pool villas that offer stunning views of the island, or enjoy a candle light dinner at the open-air restaurant on site. For those hoping to explore the area, the bustling Chaweng area is just 6 km from Deva Beach Resort. Also, the resort is close to Fisherman’s Village, Big Buddha temple, Bangrak pier, and several diving spots.

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Cost: 55 USD

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Chanalai Garden Resort, Kata Beach

Chanalai Garden Resort is located on Kata beach, one of the top spots for snorkeling. The resort offers panoramic views of the Andaman Sea on one side and the tropical forest hugs the resort from all other sides, offering guests a relaxed atmosphere. During the day, you can lounge in the outdoor pool and grab a drink from the poolside bar to cool off in the sunshine, or even go pump some iron at the fitness centre. While the little ones can have fun at the Kids Club that is staffed from 8am until 5pm, the parents can get a breather.

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Cost: 46 USD

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The L Resort

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The L Resort is optimally located in front of the Ao Nang Beach and you can practically feel the sea waves splashing at your feet as you lap some rays on the sunbed. It is also within walking distance from shops, bars and restaurants that line the main promenade area of Krabi. Aesthetically, it’s tastefully designed and features everything you would want from a luxury resort. The ‘pièce de resistance’ of the resort however, is a set of personal iPads available for all the superior guestrooms, giving you the luxury of being just a click away from ordering any of the in-room amenities, including room service and massages.  The resort also has a great Thai-swiss restaurant, Wanna’s Place Restaurant – do try the hot stone steak here.

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Cost: 74 USD

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Dolphin Bay Resort, Khao Sam Roi Yot

If you’re looking for a family getaway, Dolphin Bay Resort situated along the Samroiyod Beach is the perfect place to stay. Together, families can enjoy a range of activities in and around the resort, such as indulge in water sports at the beach, relax in the swimming pool or spa, explore the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park and Kuiburi National Elephant Reserve located nearby, go bird watching at Thung Sam Roi Yot, and so much more. The sea is also pretty great for kids as it stays shallow until quite far out and is perfect for playing in. When parents need some alone time, there’s a large kids’ playground and a club on-site, with plenty of facilities to keep the little ones occupied.

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Cost: 41 USD

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Swissôtel Resort Phuket Kamala Beach

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If you’re visiting Phuket, Swissôtel Resort is an ideal base, as it is centrally located for all Phuket adventures. It is just a stone’s throw from the serene Kamala beach and about 8 km to Phuket FantaSea Cultural Park and Jungceylon Mall. It’s particularly great for families. Kids can have fun in the Kid’s World, an amusement zone on site that offers a wide range of recreational activities, while parents can laze the day away at the lagoon-style swimming pool or spa. For those who prefer to be outdoors, the resort arranges adventure trips like snorkeling in Kamala Bay, a bike tour of the island, trekking with elephants, fun trips to Phuket FantaSea Theme Park, and more. All of this has earned the resort the 2019 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for being one of the best family hotels in Thailand.

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Cost: 54 USD

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Baan Krating Phuket Resort

With a private beach right in front of the resort, surrounded by a lush jungle and forested hills, you’ll be treated to the best of both worlds at Baan Krating Phuket Resort. This feeling of duality extends to the rooms as well, that are set high on the verdant hills and come with private terraces offering forest or ocean views. If you’re looking to spend a romantic time with your loved one, head to the beach bar and enjoy the stunning sunset with a drink, or visit the on-site restaurant with a sea-view terrace and savor Thai and international food. The island is popular for kayaking and snorkeling, so rent the equipment from the resort if you wish to indulge in these activities.

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Cost: 41 USD

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Centara Karon Resort Phuket

Right in the heart of Karon Town, the Centara Karon Resort Phuket consists of four residential zones and boasts a picturesque setting, complete with lush hills in the backdrop and the Andaman sea out front. You can be on Karon Beach within a couple of minutes of waking on, but there’s also a plethora of things to keep you occupied in the resort itself. Cool down in the outdoor pool, stroll through the garden, enjoy a traditional spa therapy or savor Thai and European food at one of their several on-site restaurants. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a kid’s club and several water slides to keep the younglings happy.

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Cost: 51 USD

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Chanalai Flora Resort, Kata Beach – Phuket

Nestled on Phuket’s west coast along Kata Beach, the Chanalai Flora Resort is ideal for families. While things can get lively at night as the place is close to the buzzing nightlife of Patong, it’s perfectly laid-back during the day and families can find a lot to do here. There’s a kids’ club to keep the babies and teens happy, while adults can relax in the pool, hit up the fitness center or take a break in the serene gardens. The resort also offers pool bars and two food outlets serving local and international cuisine, so everyone’s taste buds are catered to, including kids.

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Cost: 76 USD

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Vongdeuan Resort, Koh Samet

Overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, Vongdeuan Resort offers easy access to not one, but four beaches – Nah Dan Pier, Sai Kaew Beach, Ao Phai Beach and Ao Prao Beach – where you can lounge, sunbathe and indulge in canoeing, snorkeling and various other water sports. After a long day at the beach, lay your sun-kissed feet back at the resort – choose from their fully equipped residences, poolside cottages, traditional Thai houses or beach houses.

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Cost: 87 USD

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The Regent Cha Am Beach Resort, Hua Hin

Set on the Cha Am beachfront, the Regent Cha Am Beach Resort is one of the finest resorts in Thailand, with 559 beautifully furnished rooms. What is especially appealing is that rooms in the main wing have private balconies allowing guests to leisurely sit outside and soak in the refreshing sea breeze. If it’s more privacy you’re seeking, book Anavana Villas & Suites situated just steps away from the beach, within the landscaped garden. For leisure, there’s an outdoor pool, spa, tennis courts, jogging trails, gym, a bike park, a kids’ club, restaurants, and more. Besides the beachside location, the resort is also quite close to the popular attractions of the city, including Hua Hin Town and Night Market.

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Cost: 53 USD

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Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach

Located along the white sandy Mai Khao Beach, each room at the Holiday Inn Resort Phuket offers unbeatable vistas of the Andaman Sea with water stretching as far as the eye can see. The most notable feature is certainly the infinity pool outfitted with a swim-up bar. Families with kids will particularly rejoice here, as there is an array of activities to keep them occupied, including a separate pool for them, a kid’s club with indoor games, movies and special-themed kids’ activities. Meanwhile, parents can enjoy their off-duty time either by taking a refreshing dip in the infinity pool or treating themselves to a relaxing spa. Shuttle services are on offer to the popular attractions nearby, but at a fee.

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Cost: 88 USD

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Sunrise Tropical Resort

Beachfront resorts do not get any more exclusive than Sunrise Tropical Resort, only accessible from the mainland via a traditional long tail boat ride from either Ao Nammao Pier or Ao Nang Beach. The resort is set on Railay Beach with 28 Thai-style villas and is surrounded by lush foliage and palm trees. It has an ATM, laundry service, barbecue facilities and a coffee shop. There’s also a restaurant on the premises that serves an assortment of Thai, European and American food, meaning you don’t need to venture far if hunger strikes.

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Cost: 48 USD

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Sand Sea Resort, Railay Beach

The Sand Sea Resort provides access to three beaches – Railay, Nammao and Pranang – and that should be reason enough for it to feature on every beach lover’s stay list. Guests can stay out at the beaches during the day and indulge in kayaking, paddling, snorkeling and other adventure activities held along the coast (ask the reception to arrange it for you). At night, you can check out the hotspots within the resort, such as the seafront restaurants, Thai spa, and more. Those looking for some privacy can book the individual bungalows spread across the tropical gardens and surrounded by lush green vegetation.

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Cost: 98 USD

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Koh Chang Kacha Resort & Spa

Koh Chang Kacha Resort & Spa is nestled on the White Sand Beach of Koh Chang Island. Here, scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing opportunities are available and can be booked from the tour desk. Within the premises, there are seaside and hillside rooms with private terraces to choose from, two outdoor pools with a bar to cool you off on those hot summer days, a gym for the active traveler, a spa offering massages, hydrotherapy, body and facial treatments, a kids’ club that’s got an extensive range of playthings, an entertainment room with a pool table and Karaoke, and a library and internet room.

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Cost: 61 USD

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Chang Buri Resort & Spa

Set along the White Sand Beach, the Chang Buri Resort & Spa is one of the quieter resorts in the neighborhood of Koh Chang. Each room comes with a private balcony, while villas have private pools with sundecks and a beautiful sea view. In addition, the resort has its own private beach where couples looking for a romantic experience can enjoy a lovely, candle lit dinner. If you’re an adventurous soul, the resort can arrange for a wide variety of trips for you, including snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, sailing, jungle trekking, elephant trekking, kayaking, and more.

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Cost: 45 USD

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Crown Lanta Resort & Spa

Nestled on the west coast of Koh Lanta Island overlooking the Andaman Sea, the Crown Lanta Resort & Spa is great for families and couples. It has a free-flowing swimming pool that keeps trickling down the resort’s centre, and a private beach, perfect for quiet afternoons of soaking the sun up without a sound. The rooms are decked out in Thai style, offering stunning sea or pool views. The resort also has a poolside restaurant, a gym, a spa and plenty of other things to do without leaving the grounds. In the evenings, you can sip a cocktail at the seaside reggae bar and watch the setting sun. Kayaks, snorkels and mountain bikes are on hand to explore the island.

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Cost: 78 USD

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Tonsai Bay Resort

Located on the secluded Tonsai Beach, Tonsai Bay Resort is an ideal setting for those looking for a relaxed, peaceful beach holiday. It can only be reached by ferry from Phi Phi Island or by a long-tail boat ride from Ao Nang Pier, making it really private. Another feature of the resort is that it is set amidst popular rock climbing cliffs and remains surrounded by rainforests, making it perfect for nature lovers and adventurers. Each room has ample natural lighting and is kitted out with a small garden, while villas in the backyard open up to a jungle view. For an ultimate romantic experience, dine at the restaurant set on the beachfront, serving up delicious Thai and international food, along with a beautiful scenery of the ocean.

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Cost: 35 USD

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Briza Beach Resort & Spa

The location of Briza Beach Resort & Spa is the first thing that makes it an appealing option for families, just a 15-minute walk from the Samui International Airport. What’s even better is that the lively Chaweng Beach is in front of it and just a quick walk down a lovely path from the villa. Some of the villas also have private pools and decks offering gulf views. Like any five star resort, it has every imaginable facility to keep your body, mind and soul relaxed and stress-free.

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Cost: 85 USD

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Pakasai Resort

Sitting amidst lush tropical gardens, the Pakasai Resort is an environment-friendly haven. Designed to fit its surroundings, the rooms have green services, ranging from energy efficient appliances to locally made in-room amenities. During your stay, you can lounge on its rooftop freshwater infinity pool offering unhindered sea views, while the active guests can take advantage of the gym, Thai boxing classes organized on site, or go for a mountain biking excursion to the local village nearby. Those looking to do nothing more than relax can spend a day at the spa that offers soothing body care treatments and massages.

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Cost: 52 USD

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Sensimar Khaolak Beachfront Resort

Honeymooners, adult singles looking to make new friends or parents looking for a romantic getaway will find this resort to be paradisaical as it has a child-free environment. Although this adult-only resort is just a few minutes walk from Khao Lak center, its setting is awesome, on the Khao Lak Beach and amidst the palm sprinkled gardens. The resort has five palm-lined swimming pools, surrounded by sun terraces perfect for romancing couples.  

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Cost: 76 USD

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The Emerald Cove Koh Chang

The Emerald Cove Koh Chang is a luxurious resort set amidst swaying palm trees on the golden sands of Klong Prao Beach. You’ll find yourself in the lap of luxury and nature as every room and suite comes with a private balcony, providing you unbeatable views of the ocean. In fact, even if you’re at the outdoor swimming pool or restaurant, you won’t be able to leave the stunning view behind. If you want to party the night away, there’s no need to leave the resort grounds as there is a nightclub on site, with happy hour specials running everyday. For those wanting to opt for adventure excursions and activities like diving, snorkeling, sailing and hiking the waterfall, the resort can organize these for you.

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Cost: 69 USD

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Thai House Beach Resort

If you want to be in the thick of the action, the Thai House Beach Resort is your best bet. It is settled on a white sand beach in Lamai and a stone’s throw from the City Centre. The rooms are relaxed with Thai accents and each room is en suite with a private balcony offering garden or sea view. The outdoor pool is surrounded by palm trees and comfy seating areas, making it ideal for a relaxing afternoon. On top of it, the resort’s beachfront restaurant provides a romantic setting wherein you can enjoy European and Thai food with some incredible views. To enhance the experience, live music is also played on some evenings. Those interested in gaining an insight into the Thai culinary culture, sign up for Thai cooking classes held on site.

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Cost: 88 USD

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Nimmanoradee Resort

Tranquility is one of the most attractive offerings at the Nimmanoradee Resort, set at the end of Koh Samet Island on the isolated stretch of Ao Pakarang Beach. It has beachfront octagonal bungalows for guests to bed down in while listening to the ocean waves gently crashing on the shores. Don’t miss the adventure activities that are offered by the resort, including kayaking, snorkeling and fishing. Cap off your day at the open-air restaurant that serves local and international fare at fair prices.

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Cost: 61 USD

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Surin Resort

Sitting on the Surin beach in Phuket province, Surin Beach Resort boasts of an infinity pool and sun terrace that look out at the tranquil beach surroundings. All the rooms have ocean views, while some also have direct pool access. There are plenty of other amenities, such as a fitness centre, spa and a restaurant serving Thai and international dishes, not to mention a tour desk that helps in arranging day trips to nearby places.

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Cost: 90 USD

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Pacific Club Resort and Spa

The Pacific Club Resort and Spa’s beautiful location on the hillside with glorious views of Karon Beach below makes for a great romantic setting. You can set off for snorkeling or diving along the Karon Beach Lagoon located nearby. After a day of action, descend into the spa for a Thai massage, indulge your senses and unwind with a drink by the rooftop pool offering panoramic views of the island, or relax in the herbal sauna or waterfall Jacuzzi. There’s also a dining room that offers Thai, Indian, Tex Mex and international cuisine.

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Cost: 50 USD

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Chaweng Garden Beach Resort

Vacationing families have been flocking the Chaweng Garden Beach Resort since 1990s and it’s easy to see why. Idyllically situated in the heart of Chaweng Beach and within walking distance from several restaurants, nightlife and shopping arcades, this family-run resort has everything you need at your doorstep. Its rooms, villas and bungalows offer a zen experience with its hardwood furnishings, whirlpool tub, tropical landscape view and Samui hospitality. In addition, the resort’s amenities are seemingly endless – an infinity pool, a reading corner, two oceanfront restaurants, a bar, conference room, and more. There’s also a coral reef nearby, offering great opportunities for watersports.

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Cost: 93 USD

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Pattaya Modus Beachfront Resort

Situated on the tranquil Wong Amat Beach, the Pattaya Modus Beachfront Resort is a perfect place for sun worshipers, offering a quiet stretch of sand to relax on. The rooms and suites come with private balconies, while the premium rooms have direct pool access. There’s also a canoe, three outdoor pools, a spa, fitness center, kids’ club, play room and other recreational facilities and there’s seemingly no reason to step out of the property for more luxury. Many of Pattaya’s top sights are just a short drive away.

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Cost: 95 USD

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Samui Palm Beach Resort

The Samui Palm Beach Resort is spread over a 270-meter long beach area overlooking the Bophut beach and Ko Pha Ngan island. The most striking feature of this resort is its swimming pool, which is perhaps the largest in Koh Samui. Each guestroom is seemingly more lavish and modern than the last, suitable for everyone from couples and honeymooners to families and friends. For an impeccable beach view, opt for private villas that are also equipped with Jacuzzi tubs. When it comes to mealtime, the resort has a beachfront restaurant serving seafood, Thai and international food.

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Cost: 82 USD

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The Senses Resort and Pool Villas

Nestled strategically amidst the lush forested hills of Patong at a short distance from Patong beach, a breathtaking view is guaranteed when staying at The Senses Resort and Pool Villas. The resort is environment-friendly and it is spelled out via its warm colored decor, eco-friendly cleaning products and low energy consumption appliances. Furthermore, it comprises of 10 different styles of villas, all themed around nature coupled with modern day facilities. Each villa is raised with thick shrubs in-between, providing guests peace and quiet.  

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Cost: 79 USD

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Centra by Centara Coconut Beach Resort Samui

Perched on the Thong Tanote Beach, the Centra by Centara Coconut Beach Resort Samui is a quiet retreat. The best thing about the resort is that it offers easy access to Koh Mutsum and Koh Tan islands, popular for snorkeling and diving in Thailand.  The rooms feature balconies with either beachfront pool view or direct pool access, while the villas are just steps away from the beach and come with whirlpool tubs, thus offering greater relaxation. There are a lot of other leisure facilities on offer that make this resort worth a stay.

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Cost: 44 USD

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Splash Beach Resort by Langham Hospitality Group

Set on Mai Khao Beach, the Splash Beach Resort is a family-friendly resort with plenty of land and water activities on offer. The highlight is the waterpark on site, with water slides for all age groups. Accommodations range from spacious rooms and suites with balconies to apartments with kitchens to penthouses with private pools. It also has eight restaurants serving a range of cuisines, so you do not have to venture out for late night feasts, lunch, dinner or breakfast.

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Cost:96 USD

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Chivapuri Beach Resort

Perched on a private beach and surrounded by tropical greenery, the Chivapuri Beach Resort has Thai-style rooms and villas, with decor embracing the natural surroundings. As well as sight of the sea from practically every room, you can also soak up the sun from the comfort of the infinity-edge pool. The pool also has an in-built Jacuzzi for adults who want things to be a bit steamier. Guests can also enjoy a body massage on the beach or partake in island excursions organized by the tour desk.

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Cost: 76 USD

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Baan Laimai Beach Resort and Spa

Baan Laimai Beach Resort and Spa is a great spot for those seeking a superb getaway while enjoying convenient access to the nightlife, shops and restaurants of Patong Town, all located just a short stroll away from the resort. The guest rooms have a traditional Thai decor and come with balconies, where you can inhale the fresh sea breeze and enjoy the sunshine. Patong beach is seconds away from the resort and guests can indulge in water sports here. The resort also has a large lagoon style pool with a bar where you cool off and soak up the sun.

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Cost: 72 USD

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Khao Lak Orchid Beach Resort

With Khuk Khak Beach just a few steps away, outdoor pools for kids and adults, restaurant and bar with a view of the sea, full service spa, tropical gardens and colonial Thai-style architecture, the Khao Lak Orchid Beach Resort is everything you could want from a beachfront resort and more. In fact, it will be hard for you to leave this peaceful haven.

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Cost: 45 USD

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Chaweng Cove Beach Resort

It’s hard to go wrong at Chaweng Cove Beach Resort. To start with, it is situated on Chaweng Beach, where you can spend time snorkeling, diving or simply lazing around. Then there are charming guest rooms and bungalows surrounded by tropical gardens, and each guarantees to deliver a gorgeous sea, garden or pool view. Also, there is a spa, library, internet station, mini gym, swimming pool, and even a kids’ club for parents looking for a few kid-free hours. There’s nothing that this beach resort doesn’t have covered.

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Cost: 69 USD

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Sunda Resort

The Sunda Resort features cottage-style rooms with inviting balconies, garden, pool or canal views that’d be hard to leave if it weren’t for the abundance of activities nearby. The on-site restaurant, snack bar and two swimming pools make for a complete resort experience, while the lively Ao Nang Beach at a short walk, is packed with buzzing nightlife and entertainment spots. The resort offers Tuk Tuk shuttles to the beach, as well as rental motorbikes, available to explore the surrounding areas.

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Cost: 33 USD

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The Heritage Pattaya Beach Resort

Located at a prime location by the beach, guests can expect a blend of contemporary and traditional Thai touch at the Heritage Pattaya Beach Resort. It has three buildings, one with the view of the ocean and two on the poolside. Other than that, it is well furnished with recreational facilities, including swimming pools, fitness center, a spa, a bar and more, to make your stay even more relaxed and fun filled.

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Cost: 94 USD

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Anyavee Tubkaek Beach Resort

If you’re looking for ultimate solitude, Anyavee Tubkaek Beach Resort is one of the best options. It sits pretty on the Tubkaek Beach with modern, Asian style rooms and villas offering gorgeous views of Ao Nang Bay. If you want more privacy, there are also rooms that have their own plunge pools and Jacuzzi. The resort also arranges half and full day excursions, should you wish to explore the area.

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Cost: 58 USD

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