Beach

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Phuket’s Covid-19 new cases fall to 3

    Health officials in Phuket today reported just 3 new Covid-19 cases, substantially fewer than yesterday’s 10 and the continuation of a generally encouraging downward trend. Yesterday was the first time new cases reached double digits since 10 were reported on April 5. 13 cases were reported on April 3. All yesterday’s cases were from the Bang Tao beach community. Travel…

  • Tourism

    Latest Khao Lak hotel report

    by Bill Barnett, c9hotelworks.com Increasing hotel supply in Khao Lak with stable tourism growth reflects a destination market entering a new cycle. Khao Lak is a beachside destination an hour and a half drive north from Phuket Airport in Phang Nga province. The upcoming second Greater Phuket airport (in Phang Nga) is expected to push the destination to diversify offerings…

  • Pattaya

    Pattaya windsurfer discovers floating body

    PHOTOS: The Pattaya News A windsurfer has come across the body of an identified person that was floating around Pattaya’s Jomtien beach. Police heard about the mystery person floating off the beach at 4pm yesterday. They arrived at the beach and found the body of a man, whose age they estimated at somewhere between 30 – 40 years. His nationality…

  • Property

    Top 10 benefits of living at a beach house

    Living in a beach house is an ambition for many people, but the price is often too high in some counties. But in Thailand this dream remains affordable. Instead of 10 million Baht for a beach house in France or 7.6 million Baht for one in Spain, you can get a larger beach house on a tropical island for as…

  • Phuket

    85 year old Swiss man drowns off Mai Khao Beach, Phuket

    An elderly Swiss man drowned yesterday at a beach in Thalang district of Phuket on Thursday afternoon. Paul Brunner, who would have turned 86 next month, was found dead at Mai Khao beach in the northern section of the island around 5.30pm, according to Tha Chatchai police. Police report that he was wearing black swimming shorts. His body was discovered…

  • Patong

    Patong Mayor hands out useless, cheap face-masks

    In a shameless PR stunt, the Patong Mayor Chalermluck Kepsup yesterday wandered along the Patong Beach foreshore handing out ineffective cheap paper face masks to bemused locals and tourists. The beach-walk was in response to the current onset of poor air quality caused by by the intentionally-lit plantation fires on northern Indonesian islands. Whilst the local media took up the…

  • Weather

    Swimmers at Surin Beach left without lifesavers as Council removes funding

    The President of the Cherng Talay OrBorTor (municipality), Ma Ann Samran, has not renewed the monthly contract for lifeguards protecting Surin Beach on Phuket’s west coast. As of yesterday, there are now no duty lifeguards keeping swimmers out of the water when the waves become dangerous, or saving them when they get into difficulty. Police arrived late yesterday afternoon at…

  • Tourism

    New 222 room development announced for Phuket’s Mai Khao Beach

    A new 222 room development for Mai Khao Beach, on the northern coastline of Phuket, is currently undergoing its environmental impact assessment. Thai-Chinese Property Holdings has announced it is partnering with APlan Properties to develop the new hotel and residence project, Radisson Phuket Mai Khao Beach. The development is costing 1.6 billion baht and will be operated by the Radisson…

  • Weather

    Chinese tourist almost drowns after ignoring warnings from lifeguards at Patong

    PHOTOS & STORY: เสียงประชาชน คนภูเก็ต Phuket People’s Voice Yesterday (August 12), a Chinese tourist almost drowned at Patong Beach. Fortunately, a lifeguard was on duty, noticed the man was in difficulty, rescued him and saved his life. The young Chinese man had already been warned once by the lifeguards about the red flags with lifeguards telling him the red flags…

  • Phuket

    Missing Filipino’s body found in Phuket, identified by family

    PHOTO: AsiaOne A body, found washed up on Freedom beach in Phuket on Friday, has now been identified by family to be one of the two missing Filipinos. The family of Noah Ibay arrived at Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday to identify the body and meet the Phuket Governor, Pakkapong Tawipat. Mr. Val Simon Roque from The Philippines’ Embassy in Bangkok also…

  • Environment

    “The water is black and horrible” – Pattaya Beach

    PHOTOS: Sophon TV Sophon TV, ever watchful on the state of Pattaya’s beaches, reports that a 2.6 kilometre stretch of the beach in Pattaya was a “filthy mess”. A local operator is blaming the tourists. “From North to South Pattaya the beach is a disgrace”, according to Sophon TV. “The water is black and horrible.” They note that the tide line…

  • Pattaya

    Big, wide beaches, but where are the stars of the show?

    The video opens with travelogue music from the 1970s and the rest of the segment was missing the main stars – tourists. MCOT Presenter Preewat Bupsiri explains to the viewers about the 400 million baht that had been spent on new sand to widen the beach from a mere 5 metres to the artificially bloated 35 metres wide. A 2.8…

  • South

    Dead dugong washed up on Trang Beach

    PHOTOS: DNP A dead dugong which was washed up on a beach in Trang today has been sent to Phuket Marine Biological Centre for further examination. The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation reports that Chaiyapruek Weerapong, the head of Mu Koh Libong Non-Hunting Area in Trang was notified that the dugong was washed up on the beach…

  • Phuket

    Officers follow-up on slow loris tout on Phuket beach – VIDEO

    Phuket officials are searching for a ‘loris tout’ who was offering photographs with a slow loris at a Kata beach. (Some video of a slow loris below) ‘Angelina Bratukhina’ posted a video with a message read “Where are the police??!! It’s right now at Kata Noi beach.” The man was offering photos with the slow loris for 200 -300 baht…

  • Krabi

    Suspects arrested on Koh Phi Phi – Attack on 25 year old US tourist

    PHOTOS: Daily News Krabi Police say that they have a second of three young men who attacked an American tourist on Koh Phi Phi back on on March 9. But they are trying to locate 25 year old tourist Stephen Trimble who is now believed to be on Koh Phangan. They want him to give evidence so that they can…

  • Hua Hin

    Thief steals rescuer’s wallet on Hua Hin beach

    A tourist has drowned whilst swimming at Hua His Beach near Soi 69. Tragic indeed. But a foreigner Good Samaritan who went in to help the man has had his wallet stolen from the beach whilst trying to save the man. A video taken around 1 pm yesterday shows a group of foreigners doing their best to revive the man;…

  • Thailand

    Two headless bodies found on Rayong beaches near Pattaya

    PHOTOS: Sanook Two headless bodies have been found on Mae Rampueang Beach and PMY Beach in Rayong. The area the bodies were found is about 40 kilometres from Pattaya. The first one was a naked male headless body. Cut wounds were found on his neck. On his wrist police found found a distinguishing tattoo written in English alphabet. Police believe…

  • Hua Hin

    Hua Hin massage shops blocking the beach

    PHOTO: Juckrit Chotphom The Hua Hin municipality says they’re going to investigate beach massage operators for encroaching on, and blocking, the popular beach in Prachuap Khiri Khan province. Clerk of the municipality, Jirawat Prammanee, says he ordered officials to check on the operators after seeing posts from a Hua Hin resident showing the beach obstructed by massage beds. Jirawat said…

  • Hua Hin

    Hua Hin officials roll up their sleeves to clean the beaches after recent storms

    PHOTO: Talk News Online Hu Hin’s local Talk News Online is reporting that a team of local government officials and soldiers were out in force to clean up the Gulf coast beaches yesterday. The action focussed on Hua Don beach at Khao Takiap causing a lot of selfies to be taken among the large numbers of appreciative tourists using the…

  • Phang Nga

    Leather back turtle egg nest on Phang Nga beach safe after Pabuk

    PHOTOS: DMCR The leather back sea turtle eggs found on a Phang Nga Beach in Tai Mueang a few weeks ago have been checked and they are safe after last Friday and Saturday’s bad weather. About 80-100 eggs were found after a leather back sea turtle laid eggs on the beach in Tai Mueang, Phang Nga last month. Read more about…

  • Phuket

    The Top 10 Beaches in Phuket

    Phuket’s beaches have undergone a substantial upgrade since the 2014 military government swept commercial businesses from the sands of west coast Phuket. Little shanty restaurants, the ubiquitous plastic sun lounges and tatty old umbrellas were removed. After the dust settled we’ve now got limited sun lounges and umbrellas for rent along most of the beaches, not all. You’ll still find…

  • South

    Three bombs found on a Songkhla beach after blasts damage famous mermaid statue

    A bomb squad has discovered three explosive devices at Samila Beach in Songkhla province, hours after two blasts damaged the landmark mermaid statue. The types of bombs are still unknown. The three explosives were found at the beach during a search after last night’s explosions. The landmark golden mermaid statue at Samila Beach was damaged by two explosions on Wednesday…