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Seven out of the Top Ten Beach Spots in Asia are in Thailand

March 14, 2012

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site*, have announced the winners of its annual Travellers’ Choice Beach Destinations awards. This year, 181 top beach locations were named around the world, covering 21 regions including Thailand and Asia.

Award winners were determined based on the most highly rated beach destinations by travellers in TripAdvisor reviews. Unlike any other honours, TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travellers around the world.

Seven of the top ten rankings of beach destinations in Asia came from Thailand. Koh Phi Phi Don which is known for its classic beaches and rock formations took the top spot for Thailand. It was also ranked the second best behind Boracay in the Philippines which laid claim to the best beach destination in the whole of Asia.

Besides one beach destination in Indonesia and another in India, the rest of the rankings for Asia were given to Thailand. The top ten best beach destinations in Thailand and Asia are listed below.

“Thailand’s beaches are among the finest and most popular in the world. I am honoured that the members of the TripAdvisor community has given Thailand such recognition. Nothing means more to us than to fulfill the vacation wishes of visitors to our country. Thailand will continue to make every effort to ensure our beaches and tourist destinations remain favorite options for our guests,” Suraphon Svetasreni, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

“These beach destinations provide inspiration for travellers who are looking for a quick weekend getaway nearby or planning that perfect tropical retreat in a different country, as identified by TripAdvisor’s community of travellers,” said Jean Ow-Yeong, TripAdvisor spokesperson.

Travellers’ Choice award-winning beach destinations in Thailand:
1. Ko Phi Phi Don
2. Ko Lanta
3. Ko Phangan
4. Koh Tao
5. Kata
6. Chaweng
7. Bophut
8. Karon
9. Krabi Town
10. Patong
Travellers’ Choice award-winning beach destinations in Asia:
1. Boracay, Philippines
2. Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
3. Ko Lanta, Thailand
4. Ko Phangan, Thailand
5. Koh Tao, Thailand
6. Kata, Thailand
7. Candolim, India
8. Chaweng, Thailand
9. Nusa Dua, Indonesia
10. Bophut, Thailand
For the complete list of 2012 Traveller’s Choice Beach Destinations in the world and more reviews, opinions and candid holiday photographs, go to
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