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It goes without saying that Thailand has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, sun-drenched sugary white sands and waters in a thousand shades of blue.

So, while you’re at home (lockdown), why not start thinking about the first place you’ll visit when this current pandemic is over.

Here are just a few of REm’s pick of post covid19 beach breaks.

LAEM MAE PHIM

Mae Phim beach has to be one of if not the best kept secrets on the East Coast of Thailand, located only 180 kilometers from Bangkok in the province of Rayong and only just over an hour’s drive from the vibrant city of Pattaya this somewhat hidden gem is a must-see to believe.

Although on the mainland Mae Phim has a distinct ‘Island Feel’ so pack your flip flops, grab a coconut and enjoy the beautiful coastline that stretches far beyond the eye can SEA.

Enjoying Mae Phim doesn’t take much planning, let that Island vibe kick in and you’re already winning.

KOH LIPE

Koh Lipe is a beautiful tropical island situated of the Andaman Sea in southwest Thailand, covered with shimmering white sands and bordered by clear waters that are home to abundant marine life.

The Island is hugely popular for snorkeling, with 25% of the world’s tropical fish species found in the area.

Translated into the local Chao Ley language, Koh Lipe literally means “Island Paper or Paper Island.” It is still considered by many an undiscovered secret, one of the few remaining in Thailand.

Koh Lipe is only accessible by boat; the island’s wide beaches are divided by hills and tropical jungles.

KOH SAMUI, CHAWENG

Situated on the East of Samui and is the longest beach Chaweng has beautiful white sand and really is the most happening place on the Island.

Along its 6-kilometer sandy walkway, Chaweng is packed with hotels, bungalows, beach bars, and clubs.

The sea level is safe for swimming and the seabed is less rocky than other parts of the Island.

Chaweng is also close to Samui International Airport which is only a 20-minute drive away.

KOH CHANG, WHITE SAND

Koh Chang is an Island in the Trat Province and is the second largest Island in Thailand. Nowhere near as busy as Phuket or Samui but being of a similar size it’s managed to maintain much of its beauty and character.

The most popular areas are on the West coast of Koh Chang are White Sand beach and Lonely beach.

White Sand beach is the most popular on the island and so attracts the highest number of tourists. Other popular spots on the Island are Klong Prao and Kai Bae Beach.

KOH NAN YUAN

Ko Nang Yuan is a small island close to Koh Tao. It is famous for its diving and its great snorkeling beach.

Many day-trippers come from the islands of Koh Tao, Koh Samui, as well as from Surat Thani and Chumphon.

If you’ve had enough of water shenanigans, try hiking up the viewpoint for a panoramic & postcard-perfect perspective of Koh Nang Yuan.

KOH MAI PHAI

Koh Mai Phai is a small island located between the Krabi coast and Phi Phi Islands.

Another beach great for snorkeling with stunning coral reef being so close to the shore this offers an unforgettable underwater view.

A paradise haven perfect for losing hours at a time. The stunning tiny island is just a short strip of white sand beach which rises from the sea, about 600 meters wide and 700 m long, with a shape like a heart.