Maya Bay in Krabi Achieved Fifth Place in 2024 Golden Beach Award


BeachAtlas, a UK-based startup that specializes in beach-related information, has unveiled the results for the 2024 Golden Beach Award, showcasing the top 100 beaches worldwide.

Thailand’s Maya Bay achieved a remarkable fifth place, following closely behind Bora Bora in French Polynesia, Boulders Beach in South Africa, Waikiki Beach in the USA, and Copacabana in Brazil, which secured the top four positions respectively.

Maya Bay is renowned for its crystal-clear turquoise waters, dramatic cliffs, and pristine white sands. The bay gained international fame from its appearance in the movie “The Beach,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, making it a sought-after destination for tourists around the globe. This year, a broad range of selection criteria for the awards were introduced, including the beach’s natural beauty, its contributions to local communities, and cultural significance.

The rankings also highlighted other Thai beaches, with Pattaya Beach securing the twelfth spot and Railay West Beach ranking sixty-sixth. The inclusion of diverse criteria this year allowed for a comprehensive evaluation, celebrating a wide array of beaches for their unique qualities and appeal.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.