As you explore this guide on Thailand’s top destinations, activities and travel options, you may have the same realisation we had – Thailand sells itself. Few places in the world can boast the scenery, culture and diversity of experience that this magical land delivers day after day and year after year. Whether partying into the early hours of the morning with the bright young things, trekking through the jungle on the back of a majestic elephant or diving into the deep azure clear seas, memories are made that last a lifetime. But the best part of Thailand is the fact there is always something new to discover, even for those who have been regularly before.
As you will see, there are plenty of less travelled paths to tread, new resorts to unwind in and new ways in which to get to these unsurpassed destinations. Your clients will love your fresh ideas and itineraries and they will thank you for revealing to them some of the best hospitality in the world. We hope you enjoy the guide and learning more about Thailand as much as we did putting it together. The Travel Daily Media Team.
Boasting a great infrastructure of trains, planes and automobiles, it is easy to uncover the three different aspects of one of the UK tourist’s favourite long haul destinations. Just a one-hour flight north from the capital city of Bangkok and you will arrive in Chiang Mai, the soft adventure capital of Thailand. Head in the opposite direction for an hour and find yourself in Phuket and Ko Samui, the start of 2,500 miles of impeccable beaches. Then, of course, you have Thai food which treats you to spices and flavours ranging from the fish delicacies of the south to the northern delights such as the Chiang Mai sausage (Si Ooah in Thai), with ginger, lemongrass, garlic and a little chilli. Venture out of your hotel to that restaurant along the beach or in that little side street of Bangkok or Chiang Mai, you won’t be dissapointedThere are so many opportunities to try things you would never try at home. Courses in Thai cooking, Thai massage, wellness and spa, Muay Thai (Thai boxing) or even spend the day as a Mahout (elephant carer). So don’t just visit, join in! Thailand is a country welcome to all. For the young and the young at heart. For your wedding, honeymoon or second honeymoon. For the golfer, the diver, the twitcher, the budding chef or masseur. From the city explorer to the island hopper and the jungle trekker. It’s all waiting for you in what we call Amazing Thailand
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Chiang Rai A relaxed vibe runs through Chiang Rai and the top of this leafy province forms part of the so-called Golden Triangle where Thailand meets Laos and Burma around the mighty Mekong. Limestone karts usually associated with Thailand’s coast can be viewed inland as you take a leisurely riverboat ride. Chiang Rai city’s Sunday market for crafts, food straight from the wok, and, if you’re feeling adventurous, the local speciality of deep fried crickets is a must visit. Be sure to sample the regional khantoke food that includes sticky rice. Trekking to see the hill tribes around Chiang Rai with a responsible operator is a fantastic experience while viewing the transformative work done by the Royal Project agricultural schemes that have encouraged replacements for opium crops is a rewarding trip.
Mae Hong Son The mountainous Mae Hong Son province provides the opportunity to quickly immerse yourself in nature. The 600km Mae Hong Son Loop road through the countryside is perfect for quick stops to visit caves and interesting overnight stays at towns and villages. The mainstream backpacker hub is the town of Pai, which is situated in a valley. It’s a popular spot for tubing, trekking and white-water rafting, and you can even soak in natural hot springs in the surrounding area. Though lively, Pai still has a relatively laid-back spirit with the immigrant Burmese cultural heritage overlaid with a western new age influence.
Chiang Mai As the gateway to adventure in the lush north of the country, Thailand’s second city is the launch site for biking, rafting, hiking to hill tribe villages and many more exciting activities. For those who love the big-eared beasts, it’s also the home to many elephant camps, but be sure to choose an ethically accredited one. It is said that Chiang Mai has a temple for every day of the year and the perfect way to view one is to get up with the sun and give alms to the saffron-clad Buddhist monks streaming from the most famous - hilltop Doi Suthep. The city’s also known for having one of the best night markets in Thailand. Quality handicrafts, beautiful local pottery and painted parasols are all part of the wonderful goods on offer. Golfers have access to plenty of courses and temperatures are comfortable for daytime play. Cooking enthusiasts will find an abundance of cooking classes to help you perfect a Thai curry, while massage and meditation classes are also readily available.
Bangkok Without doubt one of the greatest cities in the world, Bangkok is the place to shop, party and uncover a rich and vibrant culture. Bedecked in gold, the Grand Palace complex boasts a famous temple housing an emerald Buddha. Next door is the enormous reclining Buddha at Wat Pho, where his pearl-inlaid feet have been an attraction for years. Take a river trip by long-tail boat past pottery temple Wat Arun and the Royal Barges Museum or hit the river at night with a romantic dinner cruise on a converted rice barge. Bangkok is also a modern city and you can mix with the rich and famous in skyscraper-top cocktail bars and restaurants, or hit the mega malls clustered around Siam Square.
Isaan Isaan is part of Thailand’s undiscovered North East and is perfect for those who have already crossed the country’s most famous spots. The region covers six provinces where you can relax in riverside towns, experience Lao and Vietnamese-influenced-cuisine and explore fine Khmer ruins. Arguably the best Khmer site in Thailand is Phanom Rung in Buriram province, which features the remains of a religious sanctuary built between the 9th and 12th centuries. For greener pursuits, head to huge Khao Yai, Thailand’s most popular national park. Exotic birdlife is plentiful here and if you’re lucky you may catch sight of a gibbon. You can cross into Laos at Nakhon Phanom, a riverside town where Ho Chi Minh lived in the 1920s. Check out the guesthouse where he stayed, which is now a museum.
Kanchanaburi Kanchanaburi is most famous as the location of the Bridge over the River Kwai, built by the Japanese army in World War II using prisoners and local conscripts. There are plenty of artefacts and you can walk on the remaining sections of the ‘death railway’. Other nearby attractions include temples and the heritage buildings of the old town centre. Kanchanaburi province is only 130kms from Bangkok and many visit on day trips, but you can slow things down with a mini river cruise from the capital taking in the mountain scenery. You can also combine Kanchanaburi with the photogenic Damnoen Saduak floating market, where fruit and vegetables are sold daily from hundreds of boats.
Cha Am and Hua Hin Slow things down in the twin resorts of Cha Am and Hua Hin, where midweek a quiet descends. The weekend sees the arrival of Bangkok locals escaping the city, but it’s still the destination to experience the freshest seafood grilled on the beach or at the popular night market in Hua Hin. Golfers aren’t overlooked either and there’s a great choice of courses to tee off on and spas in which to indulge. If you are in the area during the summer, be sure to check out Hua Hin’s acclaimed International Jazz Festival. On a day trip you could also take in historic town Phetchaburi or the 170 Buddha statues in Khao Luang caves.
Ko Samui, Ko Phangan and Ko Tao Offering a great alternative to the rest of the country, nestled in the Gulf of Thailand, Samui has opposite seasons and sees its best weather over the UK summer, making it a perfect choice for honeymooners and families. The most popular beach, Chaweng, is famed for its long stretch of white sands while offering plenty of places to eat, water sports to try and nightspots to party in. A more low-key, romantic place is Bohput where there are boutique hotels and restaurants in old Chinese shop houses. Attractions away from the beach include waterfalls and butterfly farms, easily reached via the island’s ring road. Take a boat out to visit some of the 40 islands in Ang Thong National Marine Park, among which is Ko Phangan, famous for its full-moon (and most other times) parties, and Ko Tao, a top dive spot with good conditions for beginners.
Pattaya, Ko Samet and Ko Chang Fashioned by the fact it is the closest resort to Bangkok and only an hour from the international airport, Pattaya is both a famed party destination, but it is also popular with families and golfers, who can play on 20 courses, including a replica of Scotland’s St Andrews. Jomtien beach is the family holiday hangout, while those looking for a party head straight to the world-renowned Pattaya beach. Dongtan boast the largest gay scene, but there are numerous attractions appealing to everyone including go-karts, paintballing, bowling, waterparks and shopping malls. Need a break from the busyness? Head to nearby Rayong, where you can escape by boat to Sleepy Ko Samet, a honeymoon favourite with un-surfaced roads and luxury hotels on white sand beaches. Leafy Ko Chang is also full of adventurous fun, where you you can zip wire over the trees, snorkel around neighbouring islands and even dive to a sunken warship.
Phuket One of the most popular destinations for holidaying Brits, there is a strong Western influence with plenty of well-known hotel brands. Facing into Phang-Nga Bay with its pretty vertical limestone karsts, the setting is spectacular and there are plenty snorkelling or kayaking trips available. The resort is also known as a great base for diving and sailing, which provide a contrast to the party animals, especially around Patong. But there are also a lot of hotels and attractions for families, boasting quieting beaches and fun kids clubs. The famous circus-style cultural show FantaSea is always a crowd pleaser.
Andaman Sea, the Small Islands One of the best things about a Thailand holiday is how easy it is to combine a major resort with a sleepier offshore island or two. The Andaman Sea is perfect for getting the best of both worlds. Phuket is closest to the Phi Phi islands, which are famed as the setting for Leonardo di Caprio film The Beach and popular with divers and day-trippers. Koh Racha has good diving and stylish boutique hotels, while Koh Yao Noi, off Phuket’s East coast has a villagey atmosphere, a Muslim fishing community offering homestays and luxury hotel options too. Krabi is the best access point for Ko Lanta, a large but quiet island, popular with honeymooners. If you’re more adventurous, head for lesser-visited Trang and join the locals on top snorkel spot Ko Kraden, or explore see the cliff-side swallows’ nests and emerald pool in a cave on Ko Muk.
Krabi Krabi shares gorgeous Phang–Nga Bay with its noisy neighbour Phuket, but it retains a laid-back feel. It’s a great option for a holiday with older children, balancing a less frenetic, though still buzzy, atmosphere with a great choice of excursions. Ao Nang is the main beach, resplendent in long-tail boats whisking tourists to small stunning outlying islands with exquisite sand. You can join the popular five-island hop, stopping to snorkel and sunbathe, or simply make a five-minute long-tail boat ride to nearby Railay, where the beach is framed by spectacular limestone cliffs. Krabi is also the nearest gateway to honeymoon favourite Ko Lanta. A little way inland there are mangroves to kayak and the Tiger Cave Temple where monkeys scamper as you climb to a rewarding impressive view.
Khao Lak An absolute must for experienced divers, Khao Lak is on the mainland just above Phuket and is the nearest departure point to the world-class dive sites of the Similan and Surin Islands, Burma Banks and the Merui Archipelago. Many choose to experience a live aboard vessel, giving you the maximum time possible to explore the stunning depths and allowing you to maximise your underwater exploration. Recently the resort has become quite stylish and romantics and young families are joining the divers. Three national parks are within day-trip distance, with attractions like waterfalls, wildlife and Buddhist cave shrines.
Those who like to stay on top of the water and test their wits against the fish below are spoiled for choice. Thailand’s game fishing credentials are second to none and you can choose between heading for the deep sea from any resort, or hunt giant catfish in lakes near Bangkok. And with all this in mind, it should be little surprise that Thailand is a top spot for newlyweds. Honeymooners have their pick of affordable luxury hotels from big-name full-facility accommodation to stylish boutique boltholes. They can live it up in Bangkok then bliss out on an offshore island, perhaps mixing in a bonding activity like caring for elephants, or learning to give a relaxing massage.
While Thailand’s beaches are a constant draw, there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained. There are more than 200 golf courses to choose from with great value green and caddy fees, many designed by legendary names in the sport such as Jack Nicklaus. While you may want to keep your golf ball out of the water, divers flock to Thailand to get in it!Boasting warm waters, good visibility and a variety of world class dive sites, it is little wonder Thailand is considered a top global destination for underwater explorers. Whale sharks and manta rays are among the star attractions, but there are spots and experiences for all levels of divers. Khao Lak or Phuket are perfect for the more experienced, Pattaya has wrecks waiting to be explored, while Ko Tao near Samui is ideal for beginners and those looking to get their PADI qualifications.
Located just 80km west of Bangkok, Ratchaburi province offers some truly local flavors as it mixes ingredients from both Thailand and neighboring Myanmar. Ask your clients if they’d like to learn and try their hands at making some pottery at a factory where the Chinese-origin family’s secrets were brought to Thailand hundreds of years ago.
Thailand is without a doubt tourism’s crown jewel in Southeast Asia. With that distinction, however, comes an unwelcome reputation as being yesterday’s news and no longer “off the beaten path.” That, somehow, if you’ve traveled to Bangkok and Chiang Mai, you’ve discovered the best of Thailand. In our unyielding pursuit to provide quality, authentic and sustainable tourism, Khiri Travel is pleased to give you a sneak peak of the first two of several new destinations we’re unveiling in 2017 that recreate Thailand as it once was, before it became the undeniable tourism success it is today.
Or suggest a visit to Chanthaburi province, on the exact opposite side of Thailand from Ratchaburi, nestled on the coast alongside Cambodia’s southern-most border. Your culture-oriented clients can marvel at Chanthaboon Old Town, whose French heritage survives over one hundred years later, after ruling the province for just twelve years.
Phuket International Airport, But no matter the destination in Thailand, you are guaranteed a luxurious travel experience with Qatar Airways’ Middle Eastern hospitality and world-class service. Settle into your own personal space with plenty of room to eat, sleep and stretch out comfortably. Award-winning chefs have created sumptuous onboard menus to whet your appetite before your Thai culinary adventure. There are also more than 3000 entertainment options as part of the onboard audio-video on-demand service ORYX ONE, which boasts the latest and most popular movies, TV box sets, audio, games and much more. Alternatively, you can just sit back and enjoy your spacious sanctuary in the sky.
Thailand is renowned for its exceptional hospitality, vibrant cuisine and extensive entertainment options, which is why Qatar Airways, an airline boasting exactly the same qualities, is the obvious choice to travel to and from this special destination. Qatar Airways flies to more than 150 destinations worldwide with its modern fleet of 189 aircraft.Proud to be one of the youngest global carrier to serve all six continents and, due to its popularity, the fastest-growing airline in the world, Qatar Airways also serves three destinations in Thailand. Bangkok and Phuket already host services from the award-winning carrier and, proving the airline’s commitment to servicing Thailand, Qatar Airways will launch daily flights to Krabi in December. The service will conveniently arrive at Krabi International Airport only 15 kilometres from the city centre. Most Qatar Airways flights to Bangkok arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport, while flights to Phuket land at
Finding serenity just steps away from Patong’s nightlife is rare indeed, but the Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas is a tranquil hideaway tucked behind Phuket’s Andaman seafront. Memories of a lifetime are made at the resort, a place that captivates the senses and delivers an exceptional guest experience. The resort features 314 rooms, comprising 252 Superior Rooms, 38 Deluxe Pool Access Rooms, 10 Suites and 14 Pool Villas, ideally suited to intrepid young travellers as well as families and friends keen to explore and experience Phuket from a comfortable base in the heart and soul of Patong. Your daily activities are fuelled by a sumptuous buffet breakfast which keeps everyone satisfied with its mix of European, Asian and local specialties, homemade pastries, tropical fruit juices and freshly brewed coffee at Bubbles Restaurant. As the day progresses, indulge in a delicate pastry at Chou Chou Deli Shop, a poolside Chalong Bay Rum mojito which is a natural handcrafted cane spirit from the Phuket based distillery, or an imported ale at our popular Craft Beer Lounge. And when it comes to the resort’s recreational activities, there are a wealth of options for the most discerning traveller including the award-winning Ryn Spa (Luxury Emerging Spa in Asia 2016), a Kids Corner, a modern fitness centre, Thai cooking classes and even the chance to experience Thai Boxing.
With a prestigious location in the heart of central Bangkok, Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel is only steps from Phloen Chit BTS station.It’s the perfect haven of tranquillity and style as well as the ideal base to explore the incredible city of Bangkok. Built on the site of Kandhavas, the former home of a Royal Thai princess, inspiration is directly drawn from the original palace into the design of the hotel. The effort has been rewarded with the property winning the Five Star Asia Pacific Property Award for Best Hotel Interior Thailand. Boasting spacious guest rooms and suites, exclusive meetings floor, a lobby bar, bakery, all-day dinning venue and tropical lagoon swimming pool, the hotel manages to showcase a unique cultural blend of Royal Thai heritage, modern design and the latest technologies. The exclusive Le Royal Club offers business travellers a host of additional benefits and facilities, the 24hr fitness centre makes staying in shape a pleasure and the hotel is also home to some of Bangkok’s best Thai, Japanese, Cantonese, French and International dining experiences.Proving its commitment to sustainability, Plaza Athénée Bangkok is the first hotel in the
world to achieve ISO 20121 certification for designing and delivering sustainable events throughout its 5,600 square metres of prime space. As part of this sustainable business model, the hotel is moving ever closer to its goal of 100% organic operations. It has already converted to serving only organic rice throughout. The hotel is also a leading participant in a new “Farm to Function Project” that supports local communities by only buying rice directly from farmers.The result is one of the most stunning hotels in Bangkok, offering impeccable service and peace of mind.
The Racha has to be one of Thailand’s premier sanctuaries for mind, body and spirit. Located on Racha Yai, one of the Andaman Sea’s most beautiful islands, the resort offers ultra-luxurious accommodation for guests who wish to ‘get-away-from-it-all’ without taking anything away from the environment. Eco-tourism is embraced at the highest level, so guests staying in one of the villas can rest assured they are being responsible travellers when staying at this incredible sanctuary. Unobstructed, breath-taking sunrises and sunsets beckon daily at Racha Yai’s lookouts, a short trek from The Racha. The resort’s PADI five-star Racha Dive Center delivers unique diving experiences in one of the world’s premier underwater destinations. Back on land, ozonated pools cooled by ocean breezes keep you rejuvenated, while the award-winning Anumba Spa is a haven of relaxation. And when high octane kicks are needed, Thai boxing lessons and ATV adventures are sure to get the adrenaline pumping. Guests can then unwind with a yoga lesson or try their hand at a Thai cooking class where they can learn to impress friends and family when they return home. It’s no wonder that so many honeymoon and wedding couples choose to celebrate at The Racha. Alternatively, there’s the luxury of simply watching the world go by.
It is little wonder why couples and Honeymooners choose Outrigger Koh Samui. Romance abounds at this premium all-pool suite and villa resort is located on a secluded 300-metre stretch of beach, overlooking the tranquil clear waters of Hanuman Bay.Spectacular granite headlands and swaying palms create a stunning backdrop to finding true relaxation. The suites with plunge pools and pool villa boast a wow factor outside and in, providing a sanctuary within a sanctuary. Catch the scent of tropical flowers on the warm sea breeze from your terrace or balcony, and enjoy intelligent design combined with quality fittings and amenities.Guests can escape, indulge and relax with a variety of restaurants, Navasana spa, and a range of activities to suit couples and families. Whether you plan to simply lounge by the sea or take part in more energetic pursuits, there are options to suit everyone. Snorkeling on the reef, just 200 meters offshore is spectacular, or take a kayak or paddle board and explore under your own power. There is also the opportunity to pick up a new skill with cooking, Thai language, batik painting and massage classes all available. But whether you choose to unwind at your villa, immerse yourself in the many activities, or a perfect balance of both, Outrigger Koh Samui is the paradise in which to do it.
Families, couples and groups will fall in love with this premier beachfront property. Sat on the stunning white sands of Bangtao beach, the resort offers spacious accommodation options with modern interiors subtly accented with contemporary Thai touches. The swimming pool boasts a thrilling 55-metre water slide, which is a hit with kids and the young at heart. Children also love - Koh Kids - a club that knows how to keep the youngsters entertained, while adults can unwind with access to the Banyan Tree and Angsana day spas. The variety of culinary experiences on offer reflects the rich diversity of Thai and International cuisine. And with signing privileges at more than 30 local restaurants and bars that form part of the Laguna Destination Resort.And when it comes to meetings and events, the hotel houses Laguna Phuket’s largest MICE venue boasting an impressive 720 square metres. Natural daylight, a ballroom, break-out rooms, plus indoor and outdoor dining venue options, are just part of the exceptional MICE offering. Activities are seemingly endless, with a tennis centre that includes indoor and outdoor courts, squash and badminton courts and a spectacular array of sports including golf. On the water, windsurfing, sailing and kayaking provide plenty of fun and the chance to skim across the surface of the glittering water.
Then there is the rejuvenating spa, a host of water sports to try or the chance to book an excursion to one of the nearby cultural and natural delights. Chaweng Regent Beach Resort truly has it all.
A honeymooner’s dream destination, this five-star luxury resort is set on the private Thongson Bay with a beautiful beachfront, 15 minutes away from Chaweng and Bo Phut.Guests immediately realise why Melati Beach Resort and Spa has been awarded the Best Asia Boutique Hotel on a Beach. Nestled in 15 acres of tropical gardens, there are only 77 spacious rooms and villas, all of which can fit families of two adults plus two children while larger rooms are available for up to seven people. There are plenty of activities and excursions to keep all ages of guest happy. A Kids Club entertains the younger members of the family, allowing the adults to relax at the spa or sip cocktails at The Sea View Bar. The all-inclusive option is also popular with anybody looking for an idyllic, hassle-free holiday.
Guests can choose from the finest Thai cuisine at Kan Sak Thong and fresh seafood with Mediterranean twist at The View. Melati, truly unique and an experience like no other.
This four-star plus resort is nestled in the heart of Chaweng, providing unrivalled access to the beach on one side and the vibrant shopping and leisure district on the other.The atmosphere at Chaweng Regent Beach Resort is peaceful and relaxed, with couples enjoying strolls around the lush, mature tropical gardens or taking a dip in one of the two inviting freeform swimming poolsWith its Thai village layout, individual bungalows and low-rise two-storey buildings, guests will all benefit from a private terrace overlooking the stunning grounds of the property. And when it comes to food, you couldn’t be in better hands. The award-winning Red Snapper Bar & Grill has often been crowned Thailand’s Best Restaurant! Alternatively, dining on the beach is a romantic experience to be treasured for a lifetime.
This spacious and comfortable hotel couldn’t be more convenient for business and leisure travellers looking to explore the delights of Bangkok. With its fantastic location, adjacent to BTS SkyTrain – Ploenchit Station, guests are also within easy walking distance to Central Embassy and Sukhumvit Road. Nearby leisure attractions and shopping malls include Siam Paragon, Siam Square, CentralWorld and The Emquatier. Bangkok’s central business district like Sukhumvit, Silom and Sathorn is also easily accessed within minutes by hopping on the SkyTrain. The 370 guest rooms are bright, spacious and modern, offering a sanctuary from the vibrant bustle of city life outside. All rooms also feature free wired and wireless Internet access, ideal for relaxing catching up with friends and family on social media or catching up on work. Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit Hotel also features The SQUARE Restaurant, an all-day-dining outlet divided into different cuisine zones. Dee Lounge and Beer Garden are among the best bars in Bangkok, perfect places to unwind with a drink and enjoy live entertainment. Additional facilities include a fitness centre, sauna rooms and an outdoor swimming pool. Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit Hotel offers an ideal combination of a convenient location, efficient facilities, and exceptional service.
Escape to the beautifully placed four-star Novotel Phuket Resort hotel, where the stunning three-tiered pool immediately captures the eye. Having undergone a complete redesign and refurbishment, Novotel Phuket Resort offers first class accommodation and service culminating in the ultimate resort experience. Only 45 minutes to Phuket International Airport and five to 10 minutes from Patong Beach or Bangla Road, the great location is perfect for families looking for fun on their doorstep. The property is also only 10 minutes to the impressive Jungceylon Shopping Centre and 30 minutes to the many delights and nightlife of Phuket Town. Alternatively, explore the shopping and nightlife of nearby Patong, all easily accessed thanks to a free shuttle service, where attractions keep you entertained such as the world renowned Phuket FantaSea. But it will be hard to pull yourself away from the resort, with its many activities, great facilities and ways to unwind. Why not enjoy a Thai massage on the beach while the Kids' Club keeps the children entertained? Then head back to the wonderful Family rooms, ideal for spending cozy evenings together and waking up smiling in the morning.
With safe play areas and balanced menus, Family & Novotel ensures children are pampered guests and parents are, quite simply, relaxed and happy.For a little more romance, consider the ultimate freedom and enjoyment of Deluxe Pool Access. The large 38 square metre room boasts a Jacuzzi and direct access to a 5x60 meter pool.And as the sun sets over another day in paradise, head to The Hourglass Bar, where live bands entertain as guests sip their favourite tipple.
Guests will be left in little doubt as to why Grande features in the name of this luxury five-star accommodation. Set in the heart of downtown Bangkok, Pullman once again proves that an oasis of class and calm can be created in the heart of the most energetic cities in the world. Commanding staggering views over the Central Business District, the property is next to all of Bangkok’s major public transportation networks. The BTS Skytrain’s Asok station and MRT underground Sukhumvit Station are within walking distance, offering the safest and most reliable links around the city. There are many delights and options for entertainment in the vicinity of the hotel, being only steps away from the fabulous Terminal21 and EmQuartier shopping malls, as well as the renowned nightlife that pulsates around Sukhumvit. As one of Bangkok's premier business hotels, the convenience of having the Queen Sirikit National Conference Center nearby is a major boon. Within the property are 325 spacious rooms and suites, all boasting large bathrooms with seperate shower and bathtub, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, spacious work desk, high-quality bedding, 24-hour room service and stunning views over Bangkok. And when it comes to unwinding after a day of work or a night of exploration,
guests can enter an oasis of relaxation at Antidot Spa where traditional Thai massages, body scrubs, manicures, oil massages, a sauna and a Jacuzzi are waiting. Professional therapists are on hand from 10am to 10pm to ensure guests are feeling relaxed and well during their stay. Back to business, the hotel features 10 meeting rooms and two fabulous ballrooms that can welcome up to 580 persons, and can be configured for any function from intimate events to large conferences, conventions and exhibitions. Every meeting area comes with IT butler service, free Wi-Fi, innovative breaks and state-of-the-art technology. Whether business or pleasure, Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit is perfectly placed to ensure the most incredible stay in the legendary Bangkok.
Located in the heart of the wonderful Patong, Novotel Phuket Vintage Park seamlessly blends contemporary South East Asian architecture and modern facilities, with the warmest of traditional Thai welcomes. Perfect for those who want a prime location on Patong Beach, the hotel is also only steps away from the shopping malls and the famous vibrant Patong nightlife. But the 303 rooms with pool views are the place to unwind from the hustle and bustle of the town and beach. They are all modern and spacious offering a private balcony, sofa and free Wi-Fi, but some of them have some special delights. Many are tempted by the Pool Access with Jacuzzi accommodation, while those needing more space for families can opt for the family room, which provides bunk beds, sofa beds and the convenience of two restrooms. And the family perks don’t end there! There is free accommodation for two children under age 16 who share the same room with their parents or grandparents. Breakfast is included and a Kids Club will keep them entertained as the adults relax and unwind. Speaking of which, the award-winning In Balance Spa, is one of the best spa resorts in the country! Families of all ages will love Novotel Phuket Vintage Park, a jewel in Patong.
Perfectly situated a few minutes’ walk from Khaosan Road, this vintage Ibis Styles hotel blends the ambience of Bangkok’s old quarter with the three key values of the Ibis family: modernity, simplicity and well-being. The hotel’s 215 rooms include a range of options including the Standard King Double, which can accommodate two adults and one child, while the Standard Hollywood Twin is a groovy, colourful room exuding fun and relaxation. The bright and spacious Family Room can accommodate three adults and one child. In addition to complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi, the hotel provides a three-in-one food and beverage venue with large terrace on the vibrant Rambuttri Road and a pool. Meetings and events for up to 200 people are also easily taken care of with a range of dynamic all-inclusive packages. The hotel’s food and beverage outlet Streats is open daily from 6am to 2am. Located on the ground floor
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with a large outdoor terrace directly accessible from the main street, it features three F&B concepts: an all-day breakfast buffet, a casual Thai a la carte menu, and a French-style bakery.
Everything you could ever want from holiday can be found at this beautiful Thai resort. Nestled on the picturesque shores of Markham Bay, Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort offers unrivalled sweeping views of the Andaman Sea. Boasting a contemporary design, the resort also embraces its natural surroundings, natural wood and open spaces combine effortlessly to create a sense of cultural tranquillity. The three swimming pools and Kids Club ensure adults and children have plenty of space to play, while the 24/7 gym area and award-winning Talay Spa are ideal for unwinding.And in keeping with Thailand’s culinary credentials, the resort offers sumptuous delights in its two restaurants and swim-up bar. It’s nothing short of bliss to sit with a cocktail on the beach and watch evening descend over the Andaman Sea. But it’s not just leisure where Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort excels. Offering the latest technology, customised meeting spaces and inventive break activities, the meeting and event offering is impeccable.
start to finish. Whether it’s quiet solitude, restful relaxation, a fun family holiday, or an action packed adventure, the resort’s staff are ready to transform dreams into reality.
Experience a Great New Experience with the Pullman Concept of “Our World Is Your Playground” Pullman Bangkok King Power is located between Soi Rang Nam and Sri Ayutthaya Road, next to the King Power Duty Free Downtown Complex, with easy access to the BTS Skytrain at Victory Monument Station. Transfer to/from Suvarnabhumi Airport is about 45 minutes via the Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail Link - Phayathai Station, which is within walking distance.Based on the Pullman concept of “Our World Is Your Playground”, the hotel is going through a multimillion dollar renovation to bring guests a brand new experience.With 354 newly renovated rooms, consisting of 4 room types including 18 new Deluxe Balcony rooms aswell as 5 restaurants and bars and 16 meeting rooms including 2 ballrooms.Following the new hotel lobby design “The Junction, The New Lobby by Pullman”, the refurbishment will feature a novel rotating food and beverage theme with enticing food-to-go for those on the move, as well as a unique “pop-up” evening cocktail bar.The new pillar-less ballroom ‘ETERNITY, caters up to 500 guests for cocktail reception with natural daylight and a versatile space with distinctive designs and an elegant environment, complete with the latest technology, a striking seven meter-high ceiling and an abundance of glass.The innovative signature aspect of the Eternity daylight ballroom is the engaging experience of interacting with our Executive Chef Dominique Ferchaud and his team in a unique open show kitchen or theatre kitchen concept thus far unseen in a Thai hotel. An additional entrance from the adjoining car park enables the ballroom to easily accommodate equipment or vehicles for exhibitions.
As Southeast Asia’s flagship for Sofitel Hotels, Bangkok is in love with the refined French elegance of Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit. The iconic 32-storey, art deco-inspired hotel occupies a prime location in the heart of vibrant downtown Sukhumvit, steps away from the MRT Subway (Sukhumvit station) and BTS Skytrain (Asok and Nana stations). Known as one of the best hotels in the city, business and leisure travellers enjoy a choice of 345 exquisite guestrooms, including 37 spacious suites and 75 stylish Club Millésime rooms. A unique aspect of Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit is the fact it’s the only hotel in Bangkok to house an art gallery. Food lovers are catered to with a wealth of award-winning restaurants and chic bars. Intimate and distinctly Parisian, L'Appart is an elegant
rooftop bar and restaurant perched on the hotel’s 32nd floor. Diners can savour a menu of French cuisine with a touch of Asian influence, sip fine wines, Champagne and cocktails, while listening to cool DJ music and enjoying spectacular 180-degree city views. There are also a wealth of options for health and wellness fans, with an award-winning urban spa designed by Le SPA with L’Occitane, a So FIT gym and a beautiful outdoor pool.
With a hotly anticipated opening in March 2017, this hotel couldn’t be better placed in the heart of bustling Sukhumvit Soi 11 in Bangkok.Moments away from Nana BTS station and the vibrant entertainment and shopping districts, this newly-renovated, tech-savvy and spacious property boasts 236 rooms and a breath-taking rooftop swimming pool.The numerous lodging options within the hotel include the colourful and contemporary Deluxe Rooms with 42’ TV screen, complimentary Wi-Fi, shower room and working desk.Privilege Room exude creativity, while the Suites, resplendent in fresh modern décor, are furnished with an authentic Thai look running throughout. The culinary offering is mouth-watering. El Gaucho Argentinian Steakhouse features traditional steakhouse gastronomy with a modern ambiance, only using high-quality, locally-sourced and sustainable products. One & One French Brasserie is the all-day dining option featuring the finest French cuisine. Located on the 16th floor, The Privilege Club at Mercure Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 elevates the guest experience to new heights with thoughtful life-enriching benefits and personalised service.
Complimentary snacks and beverages are available throughout the day, and there is a selection of books and magazines. Alternatively, head to the Pool Bar, the perfect place to relax and enjoy a refreshing snack or a cool drink. Guests can stay in shape at the Wellness Center or unwind with signature treatments at Le SPA with L’Occitane, an award-winning spa located in sister property, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit just minutes’ walk away. It’s little surprise that excitement is building for this welcome addition to Bangkok.
For a truly memorable day, the Andara’s private motor yacht, a luxury 35-metre boat available for use by guests of the resort, will provide the perfect vehicle for escapism. If you feel like exploring, you are able to use the boat to traverse the stunning coastline and visit the many nearby islands; complete with high end service and luxury food and drinks. Such a spectacular resort experience would not be complete without immersive and creative dining. Guests can choose to dine privately in the villa, or venture out for a culinary journey at Silk restaurant and bar; one of Phuket’s best dining establishments. It’s here that the finest Thai ingredients are brought to life with love and care, providing guests with an unforgettable meal in a magical setting.Dining is either indoors or alfresco, complemented by Thai art, dramatic high ceilings and stunning views.Allan Zeman, the visionary creator of Andara, had a dream to bring to life the best of the high-end resort offer; making luxury accessible and endlessly memorable. He has achieved that vision and more.
Set amongst lush greenery, offering views over the sparkling Andaman Sea, Andara Resort and Villas is a property that boasts a rare characteristic. It offers joyous escapism, but within easy reach of Phuket International Airport. Getting away from it all has never been easier and despite the resort’s isolated feel, the precincts surrounding it offer a multitude of dining, shopping, golfing, nightlife and local culture. The residence suites and pool villas that range from one to six bedrooms, each offer a space of unrelenting quality in a range of configurations to suit different needs. Whether it’s a romantic celebration or a fun-filled family adventure, guests can enjoy private infinity-edged swimming pools, bedrooms with ocean views, indoor and outdoor showers, spacious living areas and private dining spaces. More social areas include the 40-metre-long central pool and Jacuzzi, while the Andara Spa boasts six luxurious treatment rooms, two couple’s rooms, a beauty salon and steam room. Guests can also choose to have treatments in their villa for the ultimate private experience. For those travelling with little ones, the kid’s club will put a smile on their faces as they engage and explore with the lovely resort staff.
Once onboard, tasty meals and attentive crew will ensure you enjoy your journey from departures to arrivals. Bangkok Airways is truly the way to explore Bangkok and beyond in style and comfort.
Taking off daily with over a hundred flights per day from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok Airways flies travellers from around the world to more than 26 destinations across 11 countries in Asia. The current fleet comprises of eight Airbus 320s, 12 Airbus 319s, 8 ATR 72-500s and 7 ATR72-600s, each aircraft beautifully decorated in liveries of various exotic destinations.With more than 45 years of experience, the trusted carrier has developed an award-winning boutique experience for its passengers and is the only airline to win Skytrax Best Regional Airline in Asia for six consecutive years. From the moment you arrive at the airport you’ll be met with wide smiles and impeccable customer service. You can then enjoy the benefits of the boutique lounges – open to all Bangkok Airways passengers at no extra cost – where you can have a drink, eat and check your email for free.
This fabulous boutique, five-star experience property in the heart of Sukhumvit is the place to experience Bangkok’s fervour for fashion, business, entertainment, nightlife and shopping.Just a short walk to the BTS & MRT stations, Dream Bangkok blends the drama of the exotic East with the whimsy of the West. The ‘haute couture’ design evokes a sense of avant-garde surrealism to your stay, supported by modern communication and entertainment. The rooms are nothing short of luxurious, boasting wonderful quirks and special moments, such as the unique Blue Therapy Light that ensures a deep sleep.All the 195 guest rooms and suites have complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, 24-hour room service, in-room coffee and tea and amenities across the seven categories.Guests love having access to the latest IPTV with free HD movies and ULED TV technology.When it comes to dining, there are numerous sumptuous options including the delightful Flava Restaurant & Bar. This eatery serves an eclectic blend of Thai and Western foods to satisfy every diner’s gastronomic desires. Boasting a Salvador Dali-inspired theme, guests can relax on plush furniture while watching Bangkok life unfold through a wall of windows.
Head to Flava Lite, the spectacular bar by the rooftop swimming pool, perfect for a sunbathing session no matter what the time of day. You can also enjoy light meal, snack and exotic cocktail to keep yourself properly refuelled while you relax. Guests also have access to an exercise and fitness centre that boasts the latest LifeFitness equipment, complimentary bottled water and towels.Alternatively, treat yourself to a pampering spa retreat at Ritual spa, which will take you to a world of total relaxation.
Opening this March, the Mercure Bangkok Makkasan is set to be a fantastic addition to the city’s hotel offering. Set in Bangkok’s Makkasan district, the four-star property is conveniently located within walking distance of the Bangkok Airport Link station and Petchburi MRT station. The 180 guestrooms are split between 158 Superior Rooms, 18 Executive Rooms and four Executive Suites, all featuring bright and modern interiors, an en suite bathroom and amenities such as smart TV, a work desk, coffee and tea maker, minibar and personal safe. Those travelling for business will love the superb meeting and event facilities at the property, which boasts three function rooms all featuring high ceilings and plenty of natural daylight. The largest of these is Makkasan I and it can hold 152 guests theatre-style, and 200 for a reception. Two smaller rooms can each accommodate 80 guests, perfect for more intimate events or meetings. There is also a web corner situated in the lobby, providing easy access to computers to catch up on work or check in with family and friends online. When it’s time to refuel, no matter the time of day, an all-day restaurant named The Station is on the 8th floor, and features both international and Asian cuisines. Both a buffet and a la carte options are available, with an impressive live cooking station showcasing the work of the chefs. Head up to the 10th floor for an unobstructed view of the Makkasan area while relaxing with a glass of wine or cocktail at the The M Wine Lounge. There is also a tempting menu of international and Asian dishes. Alternatively, you can unwind at the hotel swimming pool, which is located on the same floor. The Pool Bar is perfect to grab a drink or snack while the fitness centre is adjacent to the pool. For those looking to explore more of Bangkok, Sukhumvit Road, the fashion wholesale area of Pratunam, and the world-class shopping malls of Rajaprasong, such as CentralWorld, Gaysorn Plaza, Siam Paragon and MBK, are all easily accessible by car. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is 25 kilometres distant, taking an average of 45 minutes by car, or a 15-minute ride on the Bangkok Airport Link. Don Mueang International Airport is 24 kilometres distant, about 40 minutes by car.