Southern Thailand, comprising a swath of land from Chumphon to Narathiwat, is a fantastic place for those who love sea, sand, Nature, fascinating rock formations, sailing, water sports and most of all, beautiful beaches and white sand. Everyone has heard of Phuket’s legendary beauty, but more and more people are discovering southern Thailand through visits ... More>to Krabi, Railey Beach and Ao Nang. Cultural richness abounds here with the beautiful wats (Buddhist temples) of Nakhon Sri Thammarat, the lively art scene in Phuket and countless local dances and customs. The stark beauty of Phang Nga Bay with its limestone ‘cathedrals’ of karst formation rising perpendicularly out of its waters is definitely a highlight of the southern Thai region and the rich and varied culinary scene in Phuket is another reason to pay the area a visit. Accommodation in southern Thailand is like the region itself, varied, rich and attractive with highlights being Six Senses in Phang Nga Bay and Amanpuri on Phuket’s west coast.