The best seaside towns in Thailand for work and life


Living and working in Thailand is not only possible, but many who land in this beautiful country on vacation decide to stay for the long term. So those who love live by the beach, can find our list of the best beaches towns to live and work in the Kingdom.

The best seaside towns in Thailand for work and life

1. Phuket

The island of Phuket is known as the “Pearl of the Andaman”. And, her beauty does not disappoint. Located in the southeastern part of the island, Phuket is one of the most famous beach towns in all of Thailand. Moreover, its wide range of accommodation, activities and attractions makes life in Phuket always exciting. Turquoise waters and rocky jungles undoubtedly add a serene backdrop to your working day. With a large expat community, it’s easy to find others who are working from home. Additionally, due to the large expat community and inbound tourists, the developers have ensured that shopping malls, restaurants, and other attractions are top rated.


2. Hua Hin

Water sports enthusiasts will love having fun in Hua Hin. This popular expat, the seaside town is known for its fun activities and kid-friendly attractions. As it teems with a population of longtime expats, the attractions here are of high quality and rival those of others in the world. Moreover, Hua Hin is famous for its golf courses, hiking, boating, cycling, fitness and snorkeling. The city moves at a slower pace, which makes it ideal for those who just want a relaxing life. Since the city is cheap, it’s a great place for retirees and families who want modern medical and other facilities at a fraction of the price they would get in their home country.

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Hua Hin

3. Koh Samui

Koh Samui is the 2nd largest island after Phuket and is home to many longtime expats. Known for being an upscale spa paradise, the island certainly has some top-notch attractions and accommodations. In addition, the island has many international hospitals and schools, which makes it perfect for those who wish to live here for the long term. Its beaches also rival those of others and are perfect for postcards. Despite its lively vibe, the nightlife here is not as shabby as Pattaya, which makes it family-friendly. In addition, water sports enthusiasts will find a wide variety of activities to do both on the water and on land.

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Ko Samui

4. Prachuap Khiri Khan

Located in southern Thailand, this city has long been a favorite among Thai tourists. As it becomes more and more popular with expats, it is a great idea to relocate here while it prepares. The city is known for its pineapple and coconut industries, which makes it quite serene. Thus, a lower cost of living is included in the more serene and relaxed city. For expats who want a seaside town without the hordes of tourists and all that goes with it, Prachuap Khiri Khan is a great choice.

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Prachuap Khiri Khan

5. Pattaya

Known for its popular nightlife, this is the place to go if you are looking for a more energetic setting. As many expats live here, you can be sure to meet other digital nomads. Although the nightlife is quite famous around the world, Pattaya during the day is ideal for families. Boasting international schools, hospitals and shops, this exciting seaside town caters to all types of visitors. Plus, getting to nearby islands only takes around 15 minutes, so it’s fun to go from island to island in Pattaya.

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Thailand’s seaside towns are popular with expats looking to settle. As they offer beautiful oceans, water sports and other outdoor activities, these nature lovers will surely enjoy it all. Plus, since there are many others doing the same thing as you, it’s easy to build a community and a home away from home.

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