When is the best time to visit Thailand? Cheap beach hols in Phuket, Khao Lak, Bangkok & Pattaya | The Sun

THAILAND is at the top of most travellers' destinations when it comes to winter sun holidays.

You'll find amazing beaches, wildlife, food, culture, weather and people that will make it a memorable holiday.

The best time to visit Thailand is between November and early April, as temperatures average between 32 and 36C, and there are up to nine hours of sunshine every day.

To make it even more appealing, some of Asia's most stunning beaches are in Thailand.

There's accommodation for every budget in Thailand, from luxury spa resorts to thatched beach huts and hotels.

If you'd like to stay close to the lively capital of Bangkok, Pattaya and Ko Chang are relatively near the city and feature incredible white sands and resorts.

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If you're planning a family holiday, Pattaya is filled with family-friendly resorts and activities.

Phuket is the biggest island in Thailand and is full of hotels, miles of sandy beaches, restaurants and nightlife.

In the southern Gulf of Thailand, you'll find luxurious beach resorts on Ko Samui, Ko Phangan, and Ko Tao islands.

Some of Thailand's most breathtaking landscapes can be found on the beaches and islands of Krabi Province.

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The best deals come from holiday companies like TUI, British Airways and Travel Republic.

The cheapest holiday we've found is seven nights at Ibis Pattaya cost from £884pp with British Airways.

Here are some of the best deals we've found:

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  • 7 nights at Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Hotel – from £899pp in March 2023
  • 7 nights at Centara Karon Resort in Phuket – from £966pp in March 2023
  • 7 nights at Cha Da Thai Village Resort in Krabi – from £999pp in January 2023
  • 7 nights at TUI BLUE Mai Khao Lak in Khao Lak – from £1,080 in January 2023
  • 7 nights at Best Western Premier Bangtao Beach Resort and Spa Hotel – from £1,099pp in March 2023
  • 7 nights at Dusit Thani Laguna Hotel Phuket – from £1,499pp in March 2023

Flight-only deals are also available from £444 on Skyscanner, however, it usually works out cheaper to buy a package holiday.

If you'd rather book a hotel stay and figure out your flights later, there are plenty of options starting from £45pp a night on Booking.com.

Prices are based on two adults sharing accommodation.

You could also visit Dubai's cheaper alternative Ras Al Khaimah from £519pp, including flights.

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If you'd like to start planning your 2023 holiday, check out the TUI Lapland Christmas holidays, including flights, hotel, Santa meets & sleigh rides.

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