Andaman Sea VS Gulf of Thailand

The Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand are completely different, but both of them carry special characteristics that distinguish them from each other.


Andaman Sea, the Sweet Escape of Thailand


The Andaman Sea is one of the most popular attractions in Thailand. The water is brighter and clearer compare to Gulf of Thailand. Because the Andaman sea has less connection with the land’s river, which results in less waste in the body of the water. The amazing part about Andaman sea is that all the islands are thoroughly scattered, which makes every island feels isolated and more private. There are many well-known coasts and islands that gained a lot of attention.

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Phang Nga Island

Phang-nga island is one of the most popular beaches of the Andaman coast. They are famous for their breath-taking natural habitats. It has been praised as one of the best shallow snorkeling areas in Thailand.

#fbf since I never got a chance to post about our day in phang nga bay. here we were sea canoeing in koh hong.

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Phuket, also known as the king of the islands, is one of the most popular islands in Thailand. It consists of 2 separate islands, “Ko Racha Noi” and “Ko Racha Yai”. Its beautiful white beach and the crystal-clear ocean is what makes Phuket so popular, people around the world are intrigued to visit this gorgeous heaven.

When To Visit

Andaman’s visitors are at its peak around November to March. During this time, the weather and the ocean are clear for diving conditions. We recommended you visit during these times.

Try avoiding visiting around July to October, due to a higher chance of precipitation and monsoon. Some islands shut down completely and transportation services are quite limited.

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The Gulf of Thailand, the Emerald Coast of Thailand

The Gulf of Thailand is the ocean that is connected to a lot of main rivers of Thailand which makes the water a little bit greener and darker than Andaman. Even though it’s not as clear as the Andaman ocean, it still has its own charm that makes people fall in love with the The Gulf of Thailand.

Koh Pha Ngan

Pha Ngan is a beautiful island that lies on The Gulf of Thailand, it is popular for its biggest beach party in the world named “Full Moon Party”. Full moon parties is organized almost every month, they have fire show, fireworks, body paint, and EDM party.

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Koh Samui

Samui is a little different from another island in the Gulf of Thailand because it is far away from the mainland which gives you the private feelings. It is the second largest island in Thailand. The sand is clean, the view is breath-taking, great for family and friends to enjoy their time together.

Andaman Sea or the Gulf of Thailand – The Perfect Time to Visit

Both Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand are different. The weather of the Andaman and Gulf of Thailand are quite the opposite from each other, while the Andaman is raining the Gulf of Thailand weather is mostly sunny. Time and transportation is also needed to be considered, if you have a lot of time and want to visit a beautiful clear ocean then the Andaman is the place to go, but if you don’t have as much time and is not convenient for traveling by plane or boat, then the Gulf of Thailand might be a better destination.

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