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Bang Bao Bay Ko Kut Thailand

Many of the beaches that rim 111 square-km Ko Kut are not only some of the best that you'll come across in the Ko Chang archipelago; they also rank among the finest beaches found anywhere in Thailand. Calling all sand lovers.

A couple of beauties with solid selections of resorts include centrally located Khlong Chao Beach and Bang Bao Bay with its picturesque piers. Both of these and many others deliver silky white sand, but you can’t go wrong with any beach on Ko Kut and there's not a big difference between them when it comes to the vibe. They’re all quiet and popular with families and honeymooners. Solo travellers might feel out of place in the swankier resorts.

Thailand with kids

Popular – and lesser-known – places to visit in Thailand with the family

If you're coming to Thailand with kids I'm sure the obvious contenders will already be on your radar: the temples of Bangkok, a cooking class in Chiang Mai, maybe an elephant sanctuary, one of the islands, and call it a wrap. Yes, these are all worthy additions to a family-friendly trip to Thailand, but take my advice: I've been living in and writing about Thailand since 2011 and I can tell you there is so much more to the country that doesn't make the standard "top 10" lists and travel brochures. If you're even vaguely interested in getting off the beaten path and seeing some of the 'real' Thailand with the kids, this guide is for you...read more

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