Best beach in Thailand to work from home /digital nomad

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1. Posted by _winston_ (Budding Member 14 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Hello, I’m looking for a nice beach town with cheap flights or communications from Bangkok to spend one week and “work from home”.

Would like a medium busy place, nice beach nearby, many good outdoor cafes with electrical sockets and preferably a nice view =). A gym. If possible nice snorkelling.

Due to cheap flight tickets I’m currently looking at ao nang/krabi or Phuket. However, I don’t really get the feeling of ao nang. Are there many nice cafes to work from there?

Thankful for any advice!

Cheers

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3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 5656 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Below is a map of Thailand. Popular beach areas show distance from Bangkok.

https://travelhappy.info/thailand-map/

Sometimes you do not get everything in one place.

Good beach area depends on the month you show up.

Closest to Bangkok is Pattaya - Jomtien. Beach is not clean enough for most tourists to swim in but okay for walking and jogging. Some tourists swim at nearby Koh Larn Island a cheap short ferry boat away. But other beaches are much better.

Positives for this area are a cheap bus from Bangkok. Local transportation by Baht Bus probably the cheapest in Thailand. Hotels cheaper than Bangkok. (For me, Bangkok hotels are cheaper than Phuket.) Easy city to adapt to. Most hotels have free wifi. Lots of cheap restaurants, modern malls and hospitals, nightlife available or ignore. Jomtien Beach only slightly better than Pattaya Beach. If Gay, choose Jomtien. *Some cheap hotels have small pools.

Other beach areas not that far from Bangkok are Koh Chang and Hua Hin. Do a search and see if okay for you.

Phuket more expensive than Bangkok and for a short visit flying from Bangkok is recommended. Phuket has better beaches than beach areas closer to Bangkok. But also, more expensive for hotels and local transportation is not cheap.

Month you visit will determine the weather you get.

Up to you!

4. Posted by kshreya (Budding Member 2 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Koh Samui is a beautiful place for remote work in Thailand. It is good destinations for stable wi-fi connection, convenient transportation and affordable living.

5. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 5656 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

What month will you be in Thailand?

The month you visit will determine the beach weather you get.

Do you still intend to first fly to Bangkok round trip?

https://travelhappy.info/thailand-map/

Up to you!

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7. Posted by LilyT22 (Inactive 6 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Consider areas in:

  • Phuket: popular for its beaches, nightlife, and water sports (great choices of cafes can be found here)
  • Chiang Mai: A historic city known for its temples, markets, and outdoor activities like trekking and elephant sanctuaries (most of digital nomad friends stay in this area)
  • Pai: small town in northern Thailand, surrounded by stunning scenery and known for its laid-back atmosphere and outdoor activities
8. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 5656 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

" ..looking for a nice beach town with cheap flights or communications from Bangkok to spend one week and “work from home”."

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One week. How is your budget for flights to distant locations? Know that different months different beach quality! You can visit a beach area any time of the year but for diving or swimming maybe okay if you are a fish but you may have lots of rain! Rain is water but it would interfere with enjoying your "dry" environment!

https://www.asiahighlights.com/thailand/best-time-to-visit#:~:text=If%20you%20are%20a%20beach,July%20to%20September.%20%3E%3E%3E

Totally up to you!

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