Thai-Malay Peninsula

Inevitably, the north of the Gulf of Thailand is influenced by the economic centre and mega-city of Bangkok, but the country owes its billing as tropical holiday paradise to the palm-fringed dreamscape down south. Countless beaches and bays line both shores of the Malaysian Peninsula, surrounding a landscape covered in thick brush, and overlooking myriad distinctively abrupt limestone islands. After James Bond visited this breathtaking region for a scene in a 1974 film, tourist development was just a matter of time. While Phuket and Ko Samui fully embraced mass tourism, other islands and coastlines remain much less embroiled. But along with tourism, chances for surf-travel also increased. With overwhelmingly moderate conditions it’s less about adrenaline and more about the journey of discovery, from surf-centres in the tourist hotspots to self-reliant soul-surfing along the backpacker trail…
Thai-Malay Peninsula copyright Howie Choo

Spots in Thai-Malay Peninsula

Bang Saphan
Mae Haad Bay
Thong Sala Beach
Ban Tai Beach
Ko Maa
Ko Samui, Orchid Resort
Ko Samui, Hua Thanon Beach
Ko Samui, Lamai
Ko Samui, Chaweng Beach
Chalong Bay
Baan Had Rawai
Ao Sane
Kata Beach
Karon Beach
Layan Bay
Hat Nai Yang Beach
Nai Yang Beach North
Pukhet Bridge
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