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Top 5 Bioluminescent beaches in Thailand that will blow your mind

The glowing waves may seem like an optical illusion though it makes you feel the fantasy world of Avatar is not far from reality. Thailand is not only known for its gorgeous shores and island hopping. It’s a paradise for holidaymakers to indulge in bioluminescent beaches that comes to life at night. The neon-glowing waves can be seen around the beaches in Thailand. Surely, you won’t leave without experiencing an ethereal glow on your footsteps, and I’ve laid it all out for you! So, there’s no excuse for not seeing the best of what Thailand has to offer.

Ton Sai, Krabi

Ton Sai beach is packed with interesting fun-filled activities for you to count on. The pristine beaches, soft sand and cool waters make it perfect for a refreshing swim after sunset. Glowing waters will make you feel as you are among the sparkling stars and pixie dust. The Bioluminescent planktons are amazing to see during the night of the new moon. So, if you are planning to visit Ton Sai beach especially to witness planktons, make sure to come between November and May as it’s the best time of the year to see planktons around the new moon phase. This will be one of the most amazing swimming experiences you’ll ever have in a lifetime!

Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi is one of the loveliest islands in Thailand, and it’s perfect if you are planning on going for an island-hopping experience as it will take just a 45-minute speed boat ride to explore Phuket and Krabi. Sail to witness a wonderful sunset over a boat surrounded by tranquil waters of Phi Phi shores, and swim with bioluminescent plankton to have a magical experience. As you touch the waters, it glows with luminous blue hues, making it look like you are swimming with stars in the night sky. This picture-postcard island will offer you the ultimate tropical getaway experience that you always dreamt of.

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Ao Nang

Ao Nang is surprisingly not an island, nor in the Pacific, it is a resort town in southern Thailand’s Krabi Province, best known for its beach. There are many things to be seen in this beautiful Ao Nang beach. Especially, the stunning karst limestone stalactites in the beachside can be the best thing you’ve ever seen in your life for sure. Go for snorkelling at night to spot bioluminescent plankton and enjoy seeing certain spots glow from beneath the waters, don’t worry about your safety because there’s always someone to hold your back in every moment. You will be impressed not only with gorgeous sceneries around you but also heartfelt Thai people who are the best in hospitality.

Railay Beach

Railay looks like an island though it’s a part of Thai mainland facing the Andaman Sea. One of the major appeals of Railay is that it has beautiful white sand beaches, amazing viewpoints, lush jungles and soaring limestone cliffs including caves and a hidden lagoon within walking distance to explore. Also, you can enjoy sipping on coconuts and fresh smoothies from seaside juice bars and restaurants. Take a deep dip in the waters of Railay to witness silverfish and a variety of friendly sea creatures in the colourful marine life. Undoubtedly, spotting Bioluminescent plankton will fulfil your trip for a lifetime. With so many things to do in Railay beach, enjoy a once in a lifetime experience in this tropical paradise!

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Maya Bay

Maya Bay is one of the famous tourist spots in Bangkok with hidden beaches. It has been a top destination for travellers ever since ‘The Beach’ movie was released in 2000, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Tourists are more excited to experience the wild and enchanting beaches they have seen in the film. Maya Bay is stunningly beautiful and is encircled by towering limestone cliffs, silky soft sand beaches and colourful corals beneath the waters making Maya Bay a wonderful paradise in the sea. Get ready to dive in and witness a mind-blowing underwater show in an abundance of sparkling bioluminescent plankton.

It’s your call to experience this bioluminescence beaches for yourself! And if you are experiencing it for the first time, please come back and comment on your experience to inspire others. If you are planning to visit these exotic destinations. Travel Center got you covered with amazing holiday deals to Thailand. Call now for reservations!


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1 comment

Hosea 6th March 2021 at 10:55 pm

Having read this I thought it was really enlightening.
I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put
this article together. I once again find myself spending way too much time both
reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worthwhile!


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