"The Rough Guide to Thailand's Beaches and Islands" is the ultimate guide to these glorious destinations, from the enchanting and little-known islands of Ban Krud and Suan Luang to the hip beach resort of PakNam Pran. A full-colour 24-page section introduces the highlights, with stunning photography of the best the islands have to offer. This new edition includes two brand-new full-colour inserts: 'Southern Thai Food' and 'Sea Kayaking'. The authors provide expert recommendations on all the top places to visit, from the best party beaches and luxury resorts to remote national park islands and bases for diving, snorkelling and kayaking. The guide includes full coverage of Bangkok, the main point of arrival, a sophisticated metropolis and gateway to the coasts. There are detailed maps for every region and informed advice on activities - from Thai cookery and boxing to scuba-diving and white-water rafting.
Lucy Ridout has been travelling in and writing about Asia for the last 15 years. She is co-author of Rough Guides to Bangkok, Thailand and Bali and Lombok. Paul Gray has been a regular visitor to Thailand since he taught English for a year in Chang Mai in 1987.