Escape to Thailand this summerThere is no better way to spend your summer than exploring the ‘Land of Smiles’ from the pristine beaches, Buddhist temples, incredible cuisine and endless shopping not to mention the colourful nightlife there is something for everyone in Thailand.
Stopover in Bangkok to get your city fix, the vibrant multicultural city never sleeps, allowing you to shop to your hearts content. Stay at Oaks Bangkok Sathorn, for as little as $72 per night and hit the pavements for some retail therapy. Once you’ve reached your limit enjoy a relaxing Thai massage before heading out again. Make sure you hit the night markets too with Patpong Night Markets only a 25 minute walk from the hotel or a 7 minute ride in a tuk tuk. The popular Loy Krathong Asiatique riverfront markets located right on the Chaopraya River are also a colourful treat or get a glimpse of everyday life on the water by taking a boat tour to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Markets in the traditional long-tailed boats.
Head north to Chiang Mai, Thailand’s northern capital and have a cultural experience like no other. Wander the streets and learn about its enthralling history, treat your tastebuds to some of the most authentic Thai cuisine in the country or explore some of the majestic temples this region is known for. But for a really enchanting experience, head out into the lush green countryside of northern Thailand to one of the elephant sanctuaries or adventure camps. Should you wish to stay at one of the elephant sanctuaries the luxurious Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort is an award winning elephant resort offering unforgettable adventures with these gentle giants. Designed as a traditional mahout village, offers guests unique opportunities such as learning to command their very own elephant through specialist mahout training courses. The resort overlooks the Mekong River with view across the borders of three different countries!
Island hop Koh Samui, Thailand’s second largest island to relax beachside and escape the crowds. Known for its picture-perfect beaches, coconut groves and tropical rainforests Koh Samui’s quieter pace makes it the ideal location for luxury retreats and 5 star spa’s. Recharge your batteries and treat yourself to the ultimate in relaxation and luxury for the last leg of the journey. Our sister brand Anantara has a variety of luxe resorts among the best on the island. We love Anantara Bophut Koh Samui for its full service day spa, impressive infinity pool and a private beach. Treat yourself to the ultimate in relaxation and luxury. Enjoy the summer nights by the sea, visit the 12m all golden Big Buddha statue at the Wat Phra Yai Ko Pan temple only 5 km from the resort or cool off at the lush Hin Lat Waterfall, a 22 km drive away.