Daring beach-goers won’t want to miss the chance to swim in the Gulf of Thailand in their birthday suits. Don’t strip down at just any beach in Thailand though; it’s illegal to be naked in public, and can lead to tourists being deported.
Everywhere, that is, except for private Leela Beach on Koh Pha-ngan, where everyone sunbathes nude.
Considered to be the most hippie-friendly island in all of Thailand, Koh Pha-ngan offers clothing-friendly beaches, too, including romantic Bottle Beach. If you’re in the mood for a wild party, be sure to plan your trip here around the moon cycle to attend the infamous Full Moon party, featuring live music, dancing, juggling, fire-eating and fireworks.