Trat is Thailand’s eastern-most province. With over 50 large and small islands featuring white, sandy beaches and unspoiled coral reefs, Trat offers delightful scenery and tranquil hideouts for beach and nature-lovers.
The best time to visit:
Trat is located on the Gulf of Thailand’s east coast. The high tourist season in this region is from November to April as there is less rainfall.
How to get to Trat from Bangkok:
By Air: Bangkok Airways operates daily flights from Bangkok to Trat and the journey takes approximately 40 mins.
By Land: Trat is about 4 hour drive east of Bangkok. There are regular buses departing from Bangkok’s Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekkamai) and the journey takes approximately 5 hours.
Trat is suitable for travellers looking for a tranquil holiday or eco-tourism. Activities on offer here are:
• Sea Kayaking & Canoeing
• Snorkelling & Scuba Diving
• Spa and wellness
Ko Chang National Park comprises an archipelago of 52 islands, of which Ko Chang is the largest and the second largest island after Phuket. It features rainforests, steep hills, cliffs, waterfalls, fine beaches, coral reefs and plentiful marine life. Other islands include Ko Mak, Ko Kut, Ko Wai, Ko Lao Ya, Ko Kradat, Ko Kra and Ko Rang. These islands are good for snorkelling and scuba diving.
Ko Kut is a romantic getaway with charming scenery away from the crowds, perfect for couples to blissfully enjoy the romantic landscapes.
Koh Ngam is an enchanting island with a very narrow sand dune that creates two spectacular crescent shaped lagoons. It’s a splendid sight to see. Active visitors can hike up the rocks to a viewpoint 100m above the ocean, for a glorious view over the island.
Khlong Phrao Beach is perfect for families as it is easily accessible, uncrowded and has a unique natural environment.