Thailand has always been a popular destination to visit. With tropical temperatures and scenery ranging from mountain peaks to golden-sand beaches, it’s easy to see why. With fresh news of the country becoming the world’s third superyacht destination, we are listing some of the top reasons to plan a February trip to Thailand.

Marvel at the natural beauty

Thailand offers a wealth of natural beauty for visitors. In the North of the country are high mountains and dramatic scenery. Here, you can also find one of Thailand’s most popular national parks, Doi Inthanon. It is famous for its waterfalls, trails, bird-watching, and spectacular viewpoints. The park is also home to Doi Inthanon Mountain, Thailand’s highest mountain which has an elevation of 2,565 metres asl.

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Doi Inthanon National Park. Photo: Bharath Mohan

One of Thailand’s lesser-known beauties is Morakot Cave, which resides in the Gulf of Thailand on Ko Muk Island. The cavern, which is lined with stalactites leads to a gorgeous sheltered cove covered with dense foliage. You have to be prepared to travel through the dark cave to reach this secret hideaway, but that is part of what makes it a truly inspiring place. If you’re lucky you may see the inhabitant monkeys

Some other highlights of the country’s natural beauty include:

  • Kui Buri National Park – This beautiful park lies to the West of Thailand and is regarded as the best place to spot wild elephants in the country.
  • Similan Islands – An archipelago off the coast of Southern Thailand that boasts crystal waters, beautiful beaches, and coral reefs.
  • Freedom Beach – A secluded paradise found on the west coast of Phuket, Freedom Beach is a 300m stretch of white sand that sits between lush jungle and deep blue waters.

Enjoy the sunshine

February falls in the middle of Thailand’s dry season, which spans from November to early April. The dry season is generally considered the best time to visit Thailand. As well as being dry, it’s also the hottest time of year in Thailand, with temperatures ranging between 32-36 with up to nine hours of sunshine a day on average.

Following monsoon season in …, Thailand’s landscape is lush and vibrant. This makes visiting at this time of year especially exciting as you can see a huge array of the country’s flora. Consider visiting in early February to catch the end of Thailand’s sunflower season, for example. The best places to see the sunflower fields are in Lop Buri and Saraburi, just a short drive northeast of Bangkok.

Lop Buri Fields. Photo: Mark Lehmkuhler

Visit Thailand for the 2022 Thai Yacht Show

For those looking for a fun day out, look no further than the 2022 Thai Yacht Show, which is taking place in March. With over 50 yachts and 100 brands on display, visitors will be spoilt for choice during the four-day event, enjoy many activities from live music to sailing lessons. The event takes place in Phuket which, which experiences some of the highest temperatures in the country in March. You can find out more about the Yacht Show here.

Royal Phuket Marina, location of the 2022 Thai Yacht Show. Photo: The Private World

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