Tri Trang Beach holidays have all the ingredients to create some serious Instagram envy.

Hushed tones

Tri Trang Beach steers well clear of the spotlight, and instead cuts its teeth as a proper under-the-radar resort along Phuket's south-east coast. All eyes are on its better-known buddy, Patong, which is a five-minute drive around the headland. You can hop here for full-moon parties or stay put for peaceful beach strolls – whatever takes your fancy.

Secluded sands

The beach at this place is on the money for uninterrupted sunbathing. Picture the scene – long tail boats drifting off-shore, wispy casuarina trees rippling behind the sand and silhouetted mountains on the horizon. Add a sprinkling of beach hotels and restaurants to the mix, and you’re there. And if you fancy clapping eyes on one of Thailand’s more high-profile beaches, boat trips to the Phi Phi Islands are worth a punt.

Party partner

When the sun starts to wind down for the day, and you’re scooping up your beach-faring bits, Patong starts to whistle for your attention. It’s like the Hyde to Tri Trang Beach’s Jekyll, with all-hours parties and bars slapped right along Patong Beach. Bangla Road’s where most of the action happens, and a tuk-tuk ride home is a doddle.

At a Glance

  • Flake out on peaceful sands
  • Check out Patong’s nightlife
  • Go island-hopping on a boat trip