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Accommodations in Thailand

Classic Kameo Hotel

Ayutthaya

Classic Kameo Hotel offers you a comfortable and pleasant stay in Thailand’s ancient capital, Ayutthaya.

Ideally located just a few minutes’ walk from the city’s historic landmarks, you can easily explore some of the city’s attractions on foot.

The rooms at Classic Kameo Hotel are bright and modernly appointed. You can expect spacious rooms of at least. 32 m2, which offer both a sitting area and a kitchenette with standard equipment to ensure you a comfortable and convenient stay. It goes without saying that there is also air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a safe and a flat-screen TV. The bathroom has both a shower and a bathtub, complimentary toiletries, and a hairdryer.

The hotel has good restaurants and café. Be enchanted by authentic Thai specialities and international dishes at The Orchard or tantalise your taste buds with Chinese delicacies at Tapestry. Café Kantary Corner offers both outdoor and indoor serving, and you can enjoy a good cup of coffee and delicious, freshly baked cakes here.

After a day of serious sightseeing, relax and recharge at Classic Kameo Hotel. Visit the well-equipped gym or enjoy a refreshing dip in the hotel’s outdoor pool. For the ultimate in relaxation, you could also treat yourself to a session in the hotel’s sauna and steam bath.


iuDia on the River

Ayutthaya

iuDia on the River sits at an idyllic spot at the banks of the Chao Phraya River in Ayutthaya, surrounded by the city’s historical ruins. Located right next to the city’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, it offers fantastic opportunities to go exploring the culturally rich history of Ayutthaya.

This charming little boutique hotel marries traditional Thai architecture with modern luxury and comfort in the best way possible. You will see the same in the hotel’s elegant rooms, which are furnished with an attention to detail in the classic Thai style. All rooms offer air conditioning, Wi-Fi, TV, coffee, and tea facilities, as well as ensuite bathrooms with rainfall showers and a variety of free toiletries.

At the hotel’s pool area, you can relax, recharge, and soak in the sun with a view of the river. You can also treat yourself to a cool drink at the hotel bar or enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the lovely courtyard.

The hotel also has a cosy restaurant serving exquisite dishes ranging from Thai delicacies to international favourites.

Price for upgrade from Classic Kameo Hotel, per night:
Courtyard view room Per person from:  £18
Poolside room Per person from:  £27
Riverview room Per person from:  £45

Krungsri River Hotel

Ayutthaya

Krungsri River Hotel is located on the banks of the Pa Sak River, close to Ayutthaya’s historical sights, eateries and shops.

The hotel has a total of 202 spacious rooms of at least 30 m2. Each room has air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a safe, a minibar, a TV, a telephone, free bottled water and a kettle for tea and coffee. The bathroom offers a shower and bath tub, a hair dryer and toiletries.

When you are not out sightseeing, you can cool off with a dip in the swimming pool, which is for adults and children alike. Sun loungers are provided, and the tall, green palm trees give a tropical vibe.

As a guest staying at Krungsri River Hotel, you can make use of its 4 restaurants. Dine on Italian at Lieto Italian Restaurant, Chinese at Gu Cheung, international cuisine at Pa Sak Coffee Shop Restaurant and delicious Thai dishes at the cosy Suan Rim Num outdoor restaurant, which overlooks the river.

Additional facilities include a souvenir shop, a gym and spa with the option of a traditional Thai massage, which is warmly recommended if you have achy muscles.


Sleeper seat on the night train from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai

Ayuttthaya - Chiang Mai

Travelling by train in a different country is always an experience as you meet a lot of interesting people. In Asia, it is also a very common mode of transport for the country’s own inhabitants. This is very much the case in Thailand.

The train carriages themselves are clean and comfortable. A couchette consists of a number of screened off compartments – so not a cabin as such. When you want to sleep, the conductor comes along and changes your seat to a bed and pulls a curtain around you for privacy. All beds are made up with sheets, pillowcases and a sealed blanket in clean, freshly washed cotton. There is luggage storage in your couchette.

If you become hungry on board, you can order food from the waiter/waitress who passes through the train. Another option is to bring your own food, or to eat at one of the restaurants near the train station before departure, which is often cheaper.

The train stops at several stations along the way to Chiang Mai.


SureStay Plus by Best Western

Bangkok

SureStay Plus by Best Western is located in the Sukhumvit area between the Phloen Chit and Nana Skytrain stations, allowing you to get around the Thai capital quickly and easily. Sukhumvit is one of Bangkok’s most popular areas, with lots of great restaurants, shopping centres and markets.

The hotel opened in 2017 and is one of Bangkok’s newer hotels. It is decorated in a fabulous, welcoming and modern style, which continues inside its 85 rooms. All rooms have Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a TV, free bottled mineral water, tea and coffee making facilities, a seating area and desk, while the bathroom offers a shower, bathrobe, toiletries and a hair dryer.

On the top floor of the hotel, you will find the pool area with pools for the young and old alike. Relax on a sun lounger and soak up the sun and the view of the busy metropolis, while the palm trees sway in the tropical breeze. This is also where you will find the hotel’s rooftop bar, where you can sip on a cool drink after a day packed with experiences.

The hotel also has a café and restaurant where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served.

Other facilities include a gym equipped with both weights and various machines.


Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Bangkok Menam Riverside

Bangkok

At the banks of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok sits the popular 5-star hotel Ramada Plaza by Wyndham. With an ideal location, up close to some of the city’s most iconic sights, the hotel makes for the perfect starting point to experience and explore all the city has to offer.

With 501 spacious rooms adorned with traditional interiors, the Ramada Plaza offers a comfortable stay. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, flatscreen TVs, Wi-Fi, minibars, safes, and desks. Their bathrooms are well-furnished with separate bathtubs and shower cabinets, as well as hair dryers and various free toiletries.

When you’re not out exploring the Thai capital, you can look forward to enjoying the pool area, which is practically a little oasis with swaying palm trees. Here, you can unwind with a refreshing dip or soak up warm sunbeams on a sun lounger. You can also head for a workout session at the hotel’s well-stocked fitness centre, which offers a wide range of cardio and strength training equipment to help you stay in shape. If you seek deeper relaxation, you can also book a massage at the hotel’s spa area or treat your body to a visit to the sauna, steam bath, or jacuzzi.

When it comes to culinary experiences, Ramada Plaza certainly does not disappoint. The hotel’s excellent restaurants offer everything from fresh fish and shellfish to authentic Thai dishes and fresh baked goods. Whether you want a romantic dinner at the river or a relaxing lunch in the hotel’s cosy café, there’s something for everyone here.

Price for upgrade from SureStay Plus by Best Western, per night:
Deluxe room Per person from:  £23

Riva Surya

Bangkok

This cosy and elegant boutique hotel offers a first-rate location on the charming street Phra Arthit, which runs parallel to the Chao Phraya River at the heart of Bangkok. This location offers you a wealth of opportunities to explore Bangkok’s main attractions on foot, inviting you to take a deeper dive into the city’s history and culture.

Riva Surya has 68 rooms, each of which is furnished with an exclusive and modern design. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, providing you with a relaxing place to take a break. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a king-size bed, mini bar, flatscreen TV, safe, coffee and tea facilities, as well as an iron and ironing board. The bathroom offers free toiletries, a hair dryer, and bath robes.

Riva Surya also offers a wide range of facilities to help you enjoy your stay to the fullest. Relax with a refreshing dip in the hotel’s rooftop pool as you enjoy the enchanting view of the river and the city skyline. You also have a chance to keep up your exercise routine in the hotel’s well-equipped fitness room or enjoy a relaxing massage at the hotel spa.

Hungry after a long day of exploring this dynamic city? You’re in good hands at Riva Surya. The hotel’s restaurant, Babble & Grill, serves delicious slow-smoked BBQ with quality meats from around the world. You can also enjoy an exquisite cocktail at the hotel’s riverside bar as you admire the sunset over the river.

Price for upgrade from SureStay Plus by Best Western, per night:
Urban room Per person from:  £45
Riva room Per person from:  £58
Deluxe room Per person from:  £65

Sleeper seat on the night train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Bangkok - Chiang Mai

Travelling by train in a different country is always an experience as you meet a lot of interesting people. In Asia, it is also a very common mode of transport for the country’s own inhabitants. This is very much the case in Thailand.

The train carriages themselves are clean and comfortable. A couchette consists of a number of screened off compartments – so not a cabin as such. When you want to sleep, the conductor comes along and changes your seat to a bed and pulls a curtain around you for privacy. All beds are made up with sheets, pillowcases and a sealed blanket in clean, freshly washed cotton. There is luggage storage in your couchette.

If you become hungry on board, you can order food from the waiter/waitress who passes through the train. Another option is to bring your own food, or to eat at one of the restaurants near the train station before departure, which is often cheaper.

The train stops at several stations along the way to Chiang Mai.


Praiwan Raft House

Khao Sok

Picture a lake with emerald green water, white limestone rocks rising vertically from the water here and there, and small jungle covered islands. Add to it birds chirping and monkeys curiously watching you from the treetops.

That’s the scene at Praiwan Raft House.

The name Raft House describes this accommodation very well. Praiwan consists of small bungalows, all of which are located on rafts in the scenic Cheow Lan Lake. The bungalows, which float by means of large pontoons, are connected via a long, floating footbridge, which also leads to the cosy restaurant.

There are 30 bungalows in total, around half of which have an en suite bathroom and toilet. You’ll be sleeping in one of those. All bungalows have mosquito nets and a private veranda overlooking the lake.

There is no Wi-Fi here, and there is only electricity for a few hours every night when you can charge your camera, etc., and no phone signal to speak of.

But who cares about that when you have the sounds of the jungle, delicious homemade food, windows that can be opened to let the air flow through your bungalow and, not least, a night sky filled with stars that are not disturbed by artificial light.

Children are very welcome at Praiwan Raft House, but you should be aware that there is no designated children’s area, and the walkways do not have handrails. Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children throughout the stay. We recommend that you bring a life jacket with you for very young children, which they can wear during the entire stay.


Panvaree The Greenery

Khao Sok

Imagine waking up in the middle of Cheow Lan Lake in Khao Sok National Park to the sounds of jungle animals and a view of green-clad limestone karsts while enjoying your morning coffee on your terrace. That’s exactly what you get at the floating hotel, Panvaree The Greenery.

Panvaree The Greenery offers rooms built in natural materials in keeping with the surroundings. The rooms might not be large, but they are well appointed and have everything you need, including a small fridge, a desk, air conditioning, a fan and blackout curtains. You have your own bathroom with a shower, hair dryer and toiletries. The biggest plus is the adjoining terrace, from which you have an outstanding view – especially in the evening when darkness has fallen and you can see twinkling stars lighting up the night sky.

The day’s meals are served in the restaurant, which in the morning serves an American breakfast buffet, and in the evening you can enjoy delicious dishes prepared on the grill. And what better way to end an adventure-filled day then with a cold drink and a delicious meal surrounded by nature in its purest form?

And if a location like this isn’t enough of a treat in itself, you can top it off with a massage, which can be booked while you’re there. You can also choose to jump into a kayak and let yourself be enchanted by the magnificent nature.

Wi-Fi is available in the communal area, but the connection can be poor. But what does that matter when you’re busy just being right here in paradise?

Please note that this hotel is on request.

Price for upgrade from Praiwan Raft House, per night:
Superior Raft House Per person from:  £167

Rimping Village

Chiang Mai

Boutique hotel Rimping Village is located in the quiet, green Wat Gate area on the east side of the Ping River. Chiang Mai Night Market and Wat Ket Karam Temple are just a five-minute walk away.

Oozing cosiness and charm, Rimping Village is built in fine harmony with its surroundings and the local history. The style and the unique atmosphere are carried through into the hotel’s 34 rooms, which are furnished with the finest dark wooden furniture. All rooms offer Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a safe, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, free bottled water, a TV, an umbrella and a torch. The bathroom has bathrobes, slippers, a hair dryer and toiletries. Each room also has a small terrace where you can sit and enjoy your morning coffee and the view of the well-kept garden.

It goes without saying that Rimping Village also has a lovely pool area surrounded by palm trees and tropical trees. After a day of adventures, you can enjoy a dip in the saltwater pool and then relax on a sun lounger with a book from the lobby.

The restaurant, open morning, noon and evening, serves healthy regional dishes made from fresh ingredients. You have the option to eat outdoors under a large Yang tree.

Bicycle rental is also free of charge.


Bodhi Serene

Chiang Mai

Bodhi Serene is a cosy boutique hotel in traditional Thai style located in the heart of Chiang Mai’s Old Town, close to the city’s night market. The hotel is an oasis of calm in the midst of the vibrant city and the perfect accommodation for those wishing to explore this charming, historic city.

Bodhi Serene has spacious, well-appointed rooms that combine Thai aesthetics with modern conveniences. Each room is furnished with care and attention to detail and offers air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a desk, a safe, a mini fridge, a flat screen TV, as well as complimentary toiletries, a hair dryer and bathrobes in the en suite bathroom.

A number of facilities are available at the hotel to meet your needs and wishes, including an outdoor pool where you can enjoy a refreshing dip, or the option of a lovely Thai massage to pamper your body and soul.

Feeling hungry after a day packed with experiences? Then you can look forward to a culinary delight at the hotel restaurant. Authentic Thai dishes as well as international favourites are served here, prepared with a focus on fresh, local produce.


Tamarind Village

Chiang Mai

Tamarind Village is a charming oasis situated at the heart of Chiang Mai. Its location is ideal for exploring the city’s sights, including its lively night markets, temples, and cultural attractions.

As a guest at Tamarind Village, you will experience a feast for the senses and an in-depth experience in Thai culture from the moment you step in the door. The hotel’s architecture reflects the local Lanna style, and the entire hotel is wreathed in an atmosphere of traditional Thai elegance and authentic charm.

Tamarind Village has 46 rooms and suites, each with a gorgeous interior of hand-made furniture and colourful textiles. All rooms provide the modern facilities you need for a comfortable stay, including air conditioning, a mini-bar, Wi-Fi, a safe, coffee and tea facilities, as well as a lovely view of the beautiful, lush gardens with tropical vegetation. The bathrooms are elegant and offer hair dryers, bath robes, slippers, and various toiletries.

After a long day of exploring the wonderful streets and sights of Chiang Mai, you can lie back on a sun lounger at the swimming pool or enjoy a soothing massage at the hotel spa.

The hotel’s restaurant serves authentic Thai dishes, bringing you a culinary experience that reflects the local cuisine.

In other words, a stay at Tamarind Village is a journey into Thai culture and hospitality that leaves you with unforgettable memories.

Price for upgrade from Rimping Village, per night:
Lanna Room Per person from:  £69
Price for upgrade from Bodhi Serene, per night:
Lanna Room Per person from:  £79

RatiLanna Riverside Spa Resort

Chiang Mai

RatiLanna Riverside Spa Resort is a decadent pearl that adorns the banks of the Ping River in Chiang Mai. The resort offers the ultimate in luxury and relaxation with ideal opportunities to experience the charming streets, cultural attractions, and vibrant city life of Chiang Mai on foot.

RatiLanna aims to impress with its spacious, elegant, and stylish rooms and suites. Equipped with Wi-Fi, flatscreen TVs, air conditioning, safes, tea and coffee facilities, as well as a large bathroom with separate bathtub and rainfall shower, bath robes, slippers, and a variety of free toiletries, you can rest assured that you won’t lack for anything. From your private balcony, you can enjoy the view of the lush tropical gardens, which form an idyllic frame for an unforgettable stay.

RatiLanna Riverside Spa Resort offers a wealth of facilities and activities. Relax and soak in the sun in the gorgeous pool area, where you can take a refreshing dip or enjoy an exquisite cocktail from the pool bar. Borrow an exciting book from the hotel’s own library or treat yourself to an exclusive treatment in the spa section. You can also stay active and energetic during your stay by paying a visit to the hotel’s well-equipped fitness room. The resort even arranges cooking classes where you get the opportunity to explore authentic flavours from the Thai kitchen alongside professional chefs.

At the resort’s two restaurants, you can let your taste buds explore magnificent culinary experiences. The restaurant Mira treats you to authentic Thai and Western dishes, while the restaurant Rio offers unique Brazilian BBQ accompanied by an impressive selection of wine and live music.

You can even make a visit to the resort’s small shop, where you can buy a little souvenir to bring home as a memento of a wonderful tour.

Price for upgrade from Rimping Village, per night:
Deluxe Garden Room Per person from:  £45
Deluxe Riverside Per person from:  £53

Legend Chiang Rai Boutique River Resort & Spa

Chiang Rai

Legend Chiang Rai Boutique River Resort & Spa is stunningly situated on the Mae Kok River with beautiful views of the lush countryside and the mountains in the distance. Chiang Rai city centre itself is a few minutes’ drive away, and there is a free shuttle bus to the city’s night market every evening from 6 pm – 9.30 pm.

The resort is built in traditional Lanna style, in fine harmony with the surroundings. The buildings are spread out over the large plot, which consists of shady paths, lotus ponds, flowerbeds and a large lawn with sun loungers where you can relax and enjoy the view of the river.

There are 76 rooms of at least 56 m2, all simply and brightly decorated. All rooms have Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a bed with a mosquito net, bottled mineral water, a minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, a safe, a TV, a telephone and a desk, while in the bathroom, you will find bathrobes, slippers, a hair dryer and toiletries. In the morning, you can enjoy a cup of coffee on your private terrace and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

After a day of adventure, you can take a dip in the infinity pool or have a traditional Thai massage in the Chiang Saen outdoor day spa before dinner.

The resort offers several dining options and a bar. The main restaurant, Sala Rimnam, is located by the river in green surroundings, and its open kitchen offers both Western and Thai dishes. The La Casa Italian Restaurant serves delicious Italian cuisine, while Suan Chainam, located on small terraces in the garden, serves BBQ and tapas as well as cool beers, exotic cocktails and wines.

In reception, you can, among other things, rent a bike and book various activities.


Rest Detail Hotel

Hua Hin

Rest Detail Hotel is located in peaceful surroundings just outside Hua Hin town centre with a perfect beachfront location and views of Siam Bay. Within walking distance of the hotel are Hua Hin Night Market, restaurants and small supermarkets. The hotel also has its own shuttle bus, which runs to Hua Hin town centre, more specifically Hua Hin Clock Tower, five times a day.

The hotel itself is cosily decorated in bright colours. This style carries through to the 56 welcoming and spacious rooms. You will find everything you need for a comfortable stay here: Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a minibar, a safe, a kettle for coffee and tea, bottled mineral water as well as desk/dressing table and seating area. There are even beach bags, clothes and sandals. In the bathroom, there are toiletries, a hair dryer and bathrobes. All rooms also have a private furnished balcony from which to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.

The beach in front of the hotel can unfortunately be affected by the tide, but this has been taken into account by Rest Detail Hotel by making its own beach section with a beautiful view of the sea. If you are more of a pool person, there are two lovely pool areas with sun loungers where you can relax under a swaying palm tree. There is also a pool for the little ones.

As a guest at the Rest Detail Hotel, you have access to the two restaurants, Rest Gastro and Rest Scene. Rest Gastro is a breakfast restaurant, where you will be greeted by the aroma of freshly baked bread, juice and fresh fruit as soon as you enter. Rest Scene, on the other hand, is open for lunch and dinner, when you can enjoy Thai and Mediterranean-inspired dishes as well as light snacks and drinks.

Additional facilities include a day spa offering various massages and facials, as well as a good souvenir shop.

You also have the option to do yoga and various fun art and cookery courses.

Price for extra night:
Rest Green room Per person from:  £85
Price for upgrade:
Pool Village room, 3 nights Per person from:  £240
Beach Village room, 3 nights Per person from:  £308

Hintok River Camp

River Kwai

Hintok River Camp enjoys one of the most scenic and idyllic locations in Thailand, overlooking the historic River Kwai.

The camp consists of 38 luxurious canvas tents of between 26 and 32 m² which are raised half a metre above ground. All of them have proper beds, a private bathroom with hot water, a hair dryer and toiletries as well as a private veranda from which you can enjoy the silence and the lush surroundings. All tents also have Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a dressing table/desk, complimentary bottled mineral water, a fridge and an electric kettle for tea and coffee. After 10 pm, it’s quiet time at the camp – so no loud music, just the sounds of the jungle.

As a guest at Hintok River Camp, you can relax after an eventful day with a Thai massage or in the natural pool, scenically situated by the river.

The camp restaurant is elevated above the ground and offers a beautiful view of the countryside. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and serves a delicious, varied menu, and there is a barbecue in the garden every evening. The bar offers a wide range of drinks, wine, beer and soft drinks.


Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort

Khao Lak

Situated between swaying coconut palms right on Bangsakin beach overlooking the Andaman Sea, with lush mountains as its backdrop, is Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort.

The resort offers a shuttle bus service to the popular Bang Niang market and Khao Lak Center, which are a 15–20-minute drive away. Stalls selling delicious street food, good restaurants and shops are to be found here.

The resort has 158 spacious rooms, suites and villas, all of which are light and modern, in harmony with the surroundings. All rooms have Wi-Fi, a minibar, complimentary bottled mineral water, a safe, an electric kettle for tea and coffee, a TV, a telephone and an iron and ironing board. In the bathroom, you will find complimentary toiletries, a hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers. In the morning, you can sit out on your private balcony or terrace and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea before the day really gets going.

After a delicious breakfast at Mala Kitchen consisting of pancakes, waffles, tropical fruit, cheese, freshly baked bread, etc., you can make use of the resort’s private beach. Parasols and sun loungers are at your disposal here, allowing you to laze to the gentle lapping of the waves. If you are more of a pool person, Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort has a lovely infinity pool overlooking the beach. There is also a small pool for the little ones.

For lunch and dinner, you can visit the resort’s other restaurant, Edgewater Restaurant & Bar, which is located down on the beach and serves authentic Thai dishes, pizza, juicy steaks, fresh seafood and delicious salads. You’re welcome to watch your food being made by the chefs in the open kitchen. For dessert, you can enjoy a range of ice cream from the popular ice cream bar.

Along the beach, you will also find good local seafood restaurants if you don’t want to eat at the resort every night.
Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort also offers relaxing massage treatments, a gym, yoga, beach volleyball, various water sports activities and a free kids’ club.

Price for extra night:
Deluxe Garden Balcony Per person from:  £46
Price for room upgrade, per night:
From Deluxe Garden Balcony to Deluxe Garden Terrace Per person from:  £19
From Deluxe Garden Balcony to Pool Villa Per person from:  £138

La Flora Khao Lak

Khao Lak

The cosy La Flora Khao Lak Hotel is situated right by the Andaman Sea on the golden Bang Niang Beach. So, you’re never many steps away from the ultimate holiday feeling of just throwing yourself into the waves.

The centre of Khao Lak is within walking distance from the hotel, if you need a cosy coffee shop, want to try different restaurants or simply want to explore the many stalls at the Bang Niang market, which sell all manner of knick-knacks and local snacks. You can also stay at your hotel and enjoy La Flora’s own restaurant and bar, which serves delicious beachside Thai and international dishes as well as cold refreshments and snacks.

The resort consists of 3 hotel wings, each with cosy pool areas. There is also a fantastic infinity pool, where time almost stands still when you rest your head on the edge of the pool to the view of swaying palm trees and the beautiful emerald-green sea. The resort also has a pool area for children offering plenty of opportunity to splash about in the water and have a little go on the water slide.

Inside, there are also activities for children and adults alike. For little ones, there is the kids’ club’s play area with a ball pool and slide, while adults can have fun in the hotel gym. Need a spot of pampering? You can relax at the hotel’s day spa, where massages and various treatments can be booked.

The modern rooms are decorated in light colours with wooden furniture. There is a desk and a small seating area with a sofa and coffee table. All rooms offer air conditioning, a safe, coffee/tea facilities, a TV, a minibar and a small fridge. The bathroom has a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and slippers.

Depending on what room type you choose, it either has a balcony or a small terrace with direct access to one of the wing’s large pools. It’s wonderful to be able to end the day outside in the warm evening breeze – whatever the room.

Price for upgrade from Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort, per night:
Flora Room Per person from:  £18
Flora Pool Access Per person from:  £22

The Sands

Khao Lak

Situated right on Nang Thong’s golden sandy beach is The Sands. Behind the hotel is the main street Phet Kasem, where you’ll find a good selection of shops as well as cosy cafes and restaurants. Khao Lak’s famous Bang Niang night market is just over 2.5 km away.

The hotel is divided into 3 wings; Lagoon Wing (furthest from the beach), Seaside Wing (closest to the beach) and Aqua Wing (water park). The three wings house a total of 316 modern and spacious rooms, which are equipped with everything you need – air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a fridge, a safe, tea and coffee making facilities, a TV, and a lovely bathroom with a shower and hair dryer , bathrobes and slippers. The room’s balcony is furnished with a table and chairs, so you can enjoy the evening breeze with a game of cards.

The Sands has a 200-metre-long private beach, which invites you to swim in the turquoise sea, play at the water’s edge and walk in the soft sand. If you’re more of a pool type of person, the hotel has no fewer than 9 of them. One of the 9 pools includes a huge water park with water slides in several sizes, among other things. What’s more, the hotel also has a kids’ club with a playground, trampolines, ball pit, and a superhero and princess corner. So there’s something for every age group.

You can stay active with tennis, yoga, water aerobics, Thai boxing or on the treadmill in the gym. If relaxation is more the order of the day, be sure to enjoy a fabulous facial or a relaxing massage at the hotel’s day spa.

The hotel has several bars and restaurants serving delicious Thai and Western dishes as well as seafood. If you’d like to know the secret behind Thai cuisine, you should consider taking a class at the hotel’s cookery school.

Price for upgrade from Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort, per night:
Sands Room Per person from:  £17
Seaside Junior Suite Per person from:  £35

Our Jungle Camp

Khao Sok

At the charming Our Jungle Camp eco resort, you get right up close to the stunning scenery that surrounds Khao Sok.

The lodge is close to the Sok River itself and is surrounded by rainforest. The entire resort is built of natural materials and designed to blend into the surrounding nature. Sustainability is in evidence in many places. As a guest, for example, you are urged to bring your own water bottle with you, which you can fill with purified water to minimise the use of plastic.

The food served at the resort’s restaurant is organic and home grown where possible.

The resort is suitable for children and adults alike, offering a host of different activities and several different accommodation options.

The 20 rooms are all simple and cosily furnished. Some of the rooms are on ground level, while others are built on stilts between the treetops. All rooms have their own bathroom and a private balcony or terrace. You’ll have to manage without a TV in the room – but the most amazing nature right outside the door more than makes up for it. However, if you need to touch base with the outside world, you can use the resort’s Wi-Fi free of charge. For environmental reasons, there is no air conditioning here, but all rooms are equipped with a ceiling fan for the hot nights. You fall asleep well protected by the mosquito net while listening to the cacophony of the surrounding jungle.


Hotel Khao Sok & Spa

Khao Sok

Hotel Khao Sok & Spa is the place for you if you’re looking for accommodation in the jungle with extra comfort. It is located 3 km from the actual entrance to Khao Sok National Park and 3 km from the small town of Khao Sok town with restaurants and bars.

The hotel is small and intimate, with just 10 rooms in bungalows, surrounded by lush gardens overlooking the stunning limestone karsts. All bungalows have brick walls and stone floors and are rustically appointed with wooden furniture and individual details from Thai culture. All offer air conditioning, a minibar, an electric kettle and a safe, as well as an en suite bathroom with a shower. You can also look forward to relaxing on your covered terrace, from which you can hear the sounds of the jungle animals.

When you arrive at the hotel, you have the opportunity to explore the jungle, or perhaps the lovely pool area, which is surrounded by palm trees and offers a spectacular view of the limestone karsts in the background, beckons? You also have the option of a massage at the hotel’s day spa, or a game of tennis if you want to get moving.

When hunger strikes, you can visit the hotel’s restaurant, which serves both breakfast and dinner, with both Western and Thai dishes.

Free Wi-Fi is also available in the hotel’s communal areas.

Price for upgrade from Our Jungle Camp, per night:
Standard Bungalow Per person from:  £18
Family Bungalow 1 Bedroom Per person from:  £24

Lanta Casa Blanca Resort Hotel

Koh Lanta

Lanta Casa Blanca enjoys a wonderful location with its own private beach, where you can laze on a sun lounger or beanbag and take in the view of the sea to the sound of the waves gently lapping the shore, and your children can build sand castles at the water’s edge.

But if you’re not into sand between your toes, there’s no need for concern. The hotel has a lovely pool area with sun loungers and parasols. The swimming pool is right by the beach, giving you a fabulous view of the golden sand and the palm trees swaying in the tropical breeze. The pool also has a smaller, integrated children’s pool for the little ones.

The hotel has a total of 45 spacious rooms, all of which are decorated in a maritime style and with furniture made of natural wood. All rooms offer Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a safe, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, free bottled water, a TV, an umbrella and a torch, as well as a bathroom with bathrobes, slippers, a hair dryer and toiletries. Each room also has a small terrace with a table and chairs.

The hotel restaurant serves both Thai and Western dishes, and offers the option of a romantic dinner on the beach.

There is also a good gym and day spa area with the option of massages and other relaxing treatments.

The environment and sustainability are hugely important to Lanta Casa Blanca, and the entire hotel area is designed to have the least possible impact on nature and the ecosystem.

Price for extra night:
Deluxe Villa Per person from:  £55

Rawi Warin Resort and Spa

Koh Lanta

Rawi Warin Resort enjoys an incredibly scenic location on a 5-hectare plot on the west side of the island of Koh Lanta Yai. Built into the hilly landscape, it offers direct access to the lovely sandy Klong Toab beach. A few minutes’ walk from here are the fine, sandy Klong Nin beach and the local town of the same name with its cosy restaurants and cafés.

The resort’s 185 rooms are scattered throughout the tropical gardens, up the hill from the beach. The rooms are at least 45 m2 and pleasantly appointed in southern Thai style with dark floors and wooden furniture. All rooms have Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a safe, a minibar, coffee and tea making facilities, an iron and ironing board, a TV, a telephone and a torch. The bathrooms are lovely and modern with toiletries, a hair dryer and bathrobes and slippers. All rooms also have a private balcony from which to enjoy the view and the stunning sunsets.

Small golf buggies drive around the paths, making it easy to get around the resort.

Rawi Warin has a total of 5 swimming pools. One is a large infinity pool with stunning sea views, and below there is a children’s pool with a water slide that provides many hours of entertainment. The third, a training pool, is located nearby in a more private setting, while the fourth is located up a cliff slope from which you can enjoy the view from the top of the resort. Finally, there is an “ocean pool”, which is located at the end of the floating jetty in the beautiful Andaman Sea.

Eateries are also in good supply here, too, offering an abundance of options. Choose from grilled seafood, Japanese sushi, fried chicken and delicious authentic Thai and international cuisine. Coffee and cake are served at the resort’s cosy café.

In the evening, you can sip tropical drinks at the Wave bar or under the stars at the rooftop bar, Sip Club Rooftop & Drinks.

The resort also offers oceans of activities,  including a gym, yoga and boxing, a games room with table tennis, table football and billiards as well as a souvenir shop, playroom and library. You can also rent bicycles and kayaks.

If you need a spot of pampering, you can enjoy various types of massages and beauty treatments at the hotel’s Warin Spa, as well as manicures and pedicures.

In other words, Rawi Warin has everything you need!

Price for upgrade from Lanta Casa Blanca Resort Hotel, per night:
Deluxe Room Per person from:  £21
Pond Room Per person from:  £39

Sivalai Beach Resort

Koh Mook

Surrounded by tall, swaying coconut palms, Sivalai Beach Resort is stunningly situated at the tip of a long sandbank on the eastern side of Koh Mook. Its unique location gives you direct access to the white sandy beach and the emerald green water on all three sides.

The resort consists of 48 lovely bungalows built in natural materials to blend perfectly into the surroundings. They are all nicely decorated and have their own veranda with sun loungers. All of the bungalows have air conditioning, a bed with a mosquito net, a minibar, a safe, bottled mineral water, tea/coffee making facilities, a TV, a telephone and a bathroom with toiletries, a hair dryer, slippers and bathrobes. Free Wi-Fi is also available in the communal areas.

Parasols and beach chairs are available on the beach, so you can lie and laze in the sun. There are even hammocks here and there, where you can enjoy the sound of the lapping waves while swinging gently from side to side. If you prefer pools, the resort has two of them: one with a jacuzzi and one with a children’s pool.

After a wonderful day in the baking sun, you can book an appointment at the day spa for a nice massage or a relaxing facial. You can also visit the nearby village, which offers souvenir shops, restaurants and shopping facilities.

The resort’s restaurant enjoys a unique view of the sea, and in the evening, tables are laid on the beach, allowing you to sit with your feet in the sand and eat delicious Thai and Chinese dishes in the cosy glow of the torches.

The reception is happy to help arrange excursions, and bicycles and kayaks can be rented here.

 

Price for extra night:
Standard Villa Per person from:  £115
Price for room upgrade, per night:
Beachfront Villa Per person from:  £24
Beachfront Superior Villa Per person from:  £33

Thanya Beach Resort

Koh Ngai

Thanya Beach Resort is located right on the serene white sandy beach on the bounty island of Koh Ngai. The resort is surrounded by lush, green countryside, and in front of it stretches the beautiful sandy beach, offering an unforgettable panoramic view of the Andaman Sea with its vertical limestone karsts and iconic long-tail boats. The beach faces east, so if you’re an early riser, you can start the day with a walk along it and enjoy the beautiful sunrise.

The resort consists of 38 wooden bungalows of at least 25 m2, scattered throughout a tropical garden. They are all decorated in a simple, authentic Thai style with a private veranda where you can relax and enjoy the surroundings. All of the bungalows have a bed with mosquito net, air conditioning, a ceiling fan, a fridge and a kettle so you can make tea and coffee. The bathroom is kitted out with toiletries, a shower and a hairdryer. There is free Wi-Fi in the communal areas.

The beach has both sun loungers and parasols, and when the sun is at its highest in the sky, you can cool off with a swim in the clear water, put on a mask and snorkel, and explore life below the waves or jump in the infinity pool, which is for the young and old alike.

The resort’s restaurant, Rim Talay, serves a good selection of Thai and European dishes, as well as fresh seafood, and in the evening, you can enjoy a cool drink in the ambient bar while the stars twinkle in the sky. There are several small restaurants and lounge bars along the beach.

Massages are also available, and the reception will be happy to help arrange various excursions to the nearby islands.

Price for extra night:
Garden View Bungalow Per person from:  £39
Price for room upgrade, per night:
From Garden View Bungalow to Sea View Bungalow Per person from:  £19
From Garden View Bungalow to Beachfront Bungalow Per person from:  £26

Fantasy Resort & Spa

Koh Ngai

Fantasy Resort & Spa is located right on the alabaster beach of the Andaman Sea, where you can lounge about in the sun, or under a swaying coconut palm tree. When it gets too hot, you can take a dip in the clear, lukewarm water, or explore life beneath the water’s surface.

The resort is built up against the green-clad mountains, which help create a perfect background.

Fantasy Resort & Spa has a total of 85 rooms, all of which are surrounded by tropical gardens with a partial view of the steep cliffs out in the turquoise sea. The deluxe rooms are spacious and feature a private balcony, where you can sit and take in a book or just enjoy the surroundings. All rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, air conditioning, TV and a minibar.

To make your stay complete, the resort naturally also has an elevated pool with deck chairs and a pool bar, as well as a bar and restaurant where you can sit and enjoy the delicious Western and Thai dishes under the open skies.

Additional facilities include a spa area, a mini-market and a small play space for your children.


Maehaad Bay Resort

Koh Phangan

Maehaad Bay Resort is located on the north-west coast of Koh Phangan, a few metres from the 800-metre-long sandy beach, Mae Haad.

The resort overlooks the sea and the small rocky island of Koh Ma. When the tide goes out, the most wonderful sandbank appears, allowing you to walk all the way over to the small island, which is also a little snorkelling paradise. The waters around Koh Ma are protected, and this means that there are lots of beautiful, tropical fish around the rocks and corals.

Maehaad Bay Resort has 48 rooms of at least 30 m2 located in various parts of the manicured garden with its tropical plants and majestic palm trees. The pleasantly appointed rooms overlook the garden and pool area. Every room has Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a safe, a fridge, a TV and a telephone. There is also a wardrobe where you’ll find bathrobes and slippers. The modern bathrooms offer a rain shower, a hair dryer and complimentary toiletries. When you wake up, you can sit out on your balcony and start the day with a cup of coffee and listen to the birds singing.

The resort has two lovely swimming pools with a jacuzzi and children’s pool. After a refreshing dip, you can recline on a sun lounger and enjoy the sun, or read a good book in the shade of a parasol.

As a guest at the resort, you also have the option of renting canoes and kayaks. There’s even a gym for those wishing to stay in shape.

The Aim Aroy restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves delicious, traditional Thai and international dishes, which you can enjoy with a view of the sea and Koh Ma.

If you follow the road outside the resort, you’ll also find cosy cafés, restaurants and small supermarkets.

In the evening, you can go for a walk along the beach and witness the most wonderful sunset, painting the sky in the most beautiful warm colours, while the waves gently lap the shore.


Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas

Koh Phangan

Situated in the picturesque bay at Thong Nai Pan Beach is Anantara Rasananda Villas. Behind swaying palm trees, you’ll find the resort’s 64 pool suites and villas scattered throughout the resort’s lush grounds. They are all designed to create small oases with space for privacy.

The rooms are decorated in modern Thai style with warm colours and natural materials, making them incredibly cosy. And a terrace is not just a terrace here – it’s a living space of 41 m2 with lush vegetation, a private plunge pool and sun loungers. Inside, particular attention has been paid to providing the home comforts with TV and various streaming services. The rooms also offer Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a minibar, an espresso machine and a nice bathroom with rain shower.

Naturally, you are also welcome to use the resort’s communal areas including the infinity pool, gym or just enjoy the beach. If wellness is more your thing, you can try the hotel’s incredible day spa, where there is everything from a tropical steam cave to a yoga platform overlooking the beautiful bay.

When hunger strikes, you can visit the hotel’s bar and restaurants. Both Western and Thai dishes are served at Bistro@the Beach, and at Yukinoya you can indulge in exquisite Japanese cuisine. The ingredients are supplied by local fishermen and kitchen gardens.

When you stay at Anantara Rasananda, you are helping to support the local community through the hotel’s targeted initiatives aimed at more sustainable operation. The hotel invests a share of its profit in local projects, and you can, among other things, buy locally produced crafts and art in the hotel’s shop.

Price upgrade from Maehaad Bay Resort, per night:
Pool Suite Per person from:  £115

Panviman Resort Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan

Panviman Resort Koh Phangan is a hidden gem in a quiet area by the unspoilt beach of Thong Nai Pan on the north-eastern side of the island. Thong Nai Pan beach is located in a scenic bay surrounded by rocks and lush tropical vegetation.

The resort enjoys an elevated location, on several levels up the green-clad rocks, giving you a great view of the glistening waters of the bay.  If it’s too much for your legs, you can make use the resort’s golf carts to transport you around.

Lie by the infinity pool and let yourself be seduced by the absolutely breathtaking view of the bay while total tranquillity envelops you. And if you want to take self-pampering to new heights, you should consider visiting the hotel’s day spa and buying a “spa buffet”, where all your tensions are massaged away over several days.

Panviman has a total of 91 beautiful and stylish rooms with dark wood furniture and light walls. The rooms all have Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a minibar, coffee and tea making facilities, a TV, a safe, and you can also choose your own pillow. The bathroom has both a shower and a bathtub, as well as a hair dryer, bathrobes, slippers and toiletries. Beach sandals, beach bags and beach towels are also provided. Look forward to rounding off a wonderful day unwinding on the cosy balcony.

Breakfast is served in the Pan Sea restaurant, which offers magnificent panoramic views of the sea. Lunch and dinner are served in the Stone Beach restaurant, located right on the beach. It serves Thai and international dishes as well as barbecue. There is also music and live shows.

Price upgrade from Maehaad Bay Resort, per night:
Superior Room Per person from:  £40

Santhiya Koh Phangan Resort & Spa

Koh Phangan

Situated on the edge of a lush, rocky landscape is the beautiful Santhiya Koh Phangan Resort. It’s as if the resort is carved into the rock, and it blends beautifully into the surrounding nature. It is located on the north-east side of Koh Phangan in a bay with several lovely beaches.

Thanks to its elevated location, it also affords exceptional views. And views of the bay, green mountains and lush vegetation are precisely what greet you around every corner. But the delights don’t stop there. Santhiya is a true piece of Thai culture that has made its way into the resort’s architecture. Intricately carved wooden surfaces, façades and furniture provide a beautiful backdrop for the experience of actually being here.

Don’t let the hills on the resort’s 18 hectares put you off. Simply hop in a service car that will transport you around at all hours of the day if you don’t want to walk.

Even in the resort’s 99 rooms, there is no doubt that you’re in Thailand. Carved teak is repeated in the furniture and wall covering and continues out onto the cosy veranda. All rooms offer Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a minibar, a safe, tea and coffee making facilities, a TV and free bottled mineral water.  The bathrooms have a shower and bath tub, a hair dryer, bathrobes, slippers, and toiletries.

The days at the resort offer both relaxation at one of the two pools, self-pampering in the Ayuvana Spa, gym or perhaps a trip to the beach. In one pool, there is a fun detail where you can lie in small, fixed long-tail boats and just enjoy the view. You can also look forward to the meals, where fresh Thai and international dishes are on the menu, and which are prepared with ingredients from the resort’s own vegetable garden, and the freshly caught fish is delivered by locals.

Price for upgrade from Maehaad Bay Resort, per night:
Supreme Deluxe Room Per person from:  £34
Supreme Deluxe Pool Access Per person from:  £53

Paradise Beach Resort - Koh Samui

Koh Samui

Paradise Beach Resort is a tropical oasis located on the peaceful, honey-coloured sandy Maenam beach on the north coast of Koh Samui. The beach is not that wide, but the water is calm and pleasantly warm.

The area around Paradise Beach Resort is green and incredibly quiet. There is not much here, other than a handful of beach restaurants nearby. The main street is roughly a 7-minute walk away, and you’ll find local cafés, restaurants and shops here. The resort offers a shuttle bus service a couple of times a day to the cosy Fisherman’s Village, which is a 10-minute drive away, and the lively Chaweng, a good 20-minute drive away.

Paradise Beach Resort has 94 lovely, welcoming rooms, varying in size from 36 to 62 m2. The interior is light and modern, and the array of natural materials creates warmth in the room. All rooms offer Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a minibar, a TV, an electric kettle for tea and coffee as well as complimentary bottled mineral water and a safe. The bathrooms have a rain shower, a hair dryer and complimentary toiletries. After a day in the sun, you can relax in the shade with a good book on your private balcony or terrace, which is furnished with chairs, a table and a daybed.

The Terrace restaurant is located on the beach and offers a beautiful view of the neighbouring island of Koh Phangan. Enjoy your breakfast, lunch and dinner here to the sound of the gentle lapping of the waves. The restaurant serves everything from salads and pasta dishes to sushi and Thai specialities.

Next to The Terrace, you’ll find The Beach Bar, where you can enjoy cold refreshments during the day.

Last but not least, we highly recommend a visit to the resort’s day spa, where you can enjoy a massage to soothe your body and soul alike.

Price for room upgrade, per night:
Villa Garden View Per person from:  £46
Deluxe Villa Per person from:  £60

Banana Fan Sea Resort

Koh Samui

Banana Fan Sea Resort is like an oasis, right on the light, sandy beach at the quiet end of Chaweng – still within walking distance of the town’s shops, restaurants, and bars.

Banana Fan Sea Resort’s 74 rooms are spacious (at least 33 m2) and appointed in a super-modern, rustic and stylish design that ensures optimal comfort. They all offer Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a TV, a minibar, a safe, coffee and tea making facilities and a spacious bathroom with bathrobes, a hair dryer, and a range of complimentary toiletries. Start the morning with a cup of tea or coffee on your terrace and enjoy the peace and quiet and tropical surroundings.

Later in the day, you can find your favourite spot on the beach or relax by the lovely infinity pool overlooking the beautiful beach. You can also indulge in various water sports activities such as paddle boarding and kayaking.

Banana Fan Sea Resort also offers exceptional dining options, where you can enjoy authentic Thai dishes and international favourites at the exquisite Baitong Restaurant. Every Thursday there is a BBQ buffet on the beach, where you can also enjoy live music and watch the skilled “fireboys”.

Round off the day with a refreshing drink from Kevin’s Bar, where the skilled bartenders specialise in making cocktails that tell a story about their guests through unique flavours and ingredients.

Price for upgrade from Paradise Beach Restort, per night:
Standard Room Per person from:  £48
Superior Room Per person from:  £58

Bandara Resort & Spa - Koh Samui

Koh Samui

Nestled in a quiet bay in the north of Koh Samui is Bo Phut Beach. Everything about the place oozes tropical paradise, with a view of gentle, lapping waves, swaying palm trees and fine, golden sand. And right here, on the edge of the beach is Bandara Resort & Spa.

The resort is located in a scenic area surrounded by both lush nature and the local buzz of the town. The resort is located around a 15-minute walk from the charming, old Fisherman’s Village, where fabulous restaurants and street kitchens lie side by side, and there is plenty of opportunity to indulge in all manner of taste sensations offered by the fresh Thai cuisine. If a lively urban scene and shops are more your thing, a visit to Chaweng, which is just 15 minutes away by taxi, may be just the ticket.

The resort has 168 light, welcoming rooms, decorated in a simple, modern style. The rooms offer air conditioning, Wi-Fi, an electric kettle, a safe and an en suite bathroom with a hair dryer, toiletries, and bathrobes. There is also a small desk and a private balcony furnished with a daybed. The balcony is the perfect place for a gentle start to the day with a cup of coffee, or perhaps to end the day with a cold drink in the gentle evening breeze before bed.

During the day, you can hang out in the two pool areas or walk the few steps into the warm sea. You can also swap the sun lounger for a stroll in the resort’s tropical garden or trip to the gym. And your appetite for both food and a view can be satisfied at the Chom Dao Beach restaurant, which serves delicious international and Thai dishes right by the sea. This is one of those meal breaks that you can absolutely take your time over.

Price upgrade from Paradise Beach Resort, per night:
Deluxe room Per person from:  £43

Buri Rasa Village - Koh Samui

Koh Samui

Buri Rasa Village is located right on the popular, sandy Chaweng beach, on the east coast of Koh Samui, so if you’re up early, you can experience the sun rising slowly over the sea. Nearby, there are restaurants, bars, markets and good shops. The airport is a mere 15-minute drive away.

The cosy boutique resort is built in tropical southern Thai style and consists of 32 spacious rooms of at least 40 m2. They are all furnished with beautiful wooden furniture, and the walls and textiles are in light, fresh colours, so you can’t fail to feel happy when you enter. In the morning, you can sit out on your private balcony and enjoy the sound of the birds singing.

All rooms have Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a ceiling fan, a TV, a telephone, a safe, a minibar, bottled mineral water, tea/coffee making facilities, a desk, a seating area as well as an umbrella and a torch. The pleasant, large bathroom offers toiletries, a hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers.

Buri Rasa Village has its own beach where you can laze on a sun lounger under a parasol and enjoy the view of the beautiful water. You can also take a dip in the swimming pool and hang out on the side with a cocktail from The Beach Bar.

The resort’s restaurant, The Beach Club, serves exquisite Thai dishes made from fresh, local produce. Their grilled seafood is particularly popular. If you would like an intimate, romantic dinner with your better half, a candlelight dinner on the beach can be arranged.

If you need a spot of pampering, you can visit the resort’s spa, Nam Thai Herbal Spa, which offers various relaxing treatments.

The staff at Buri Rasa Village are ready to welcome you!

Price for upgrade from Paradise Beach Resort, per night:
Boutique Veranda Per person from:  £53

Amari Koh Samui

Koh Samui

Welcome to Amari Koh Samui, which enjoys a fantastical location on the beach at the northern – and quiet – end of Chaweng Beach. The hotel is located in lush surroundings right down by the relatively wide, white, sandy beach, making it perfect for nice walks along the water’s edge. You’re only a 15-minute walk from the livelier end of Chaweng, which offers a wide selection of restaurants and shops.

Built in modern Thai style, Amari is divided into two wings: the Garden wing and the Beach wing. We offer rooms in the Garden wing, surrounded by the hotel’s lush garden with swaying palm trees. The pool area here is like a cosy little oasis, where you can easily pass the time just enjoying the sun and swimming a few laps. To get to the beach, simply cross the road to the Beach wing. You are, of course, welcome to use the hotel’s other pool, if you’re not in the mood to wade out into the warm, clear sea water. For the little ones, there’s also a separate area in the pool with shallow water, and when an activity in the shade is called for, a visit to the kids’ club is ideal.

The hotel’s rooms are light and furnished in a modern style with a pop of warm colours, and all have their own balcony. All rooms have Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a TV, a safe, a mini bar, an electric kettle for tea and coffee and a small sitting area. The bathrooms have a shower, toiletries, and a hair dryer.

Look forward to visiting Prego, the Italian restaurant where stone baked pizzas and freshly made pasta are served. Or enjoy an afternoon cocktail overlooking the turquoise waters at the Amaya beach bar.

Price upgrade from Paradise Beach Resort, per night:
Superior Garden Per person from:  £58

Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort

Koh Samui

Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort is located right on the water in the cosy bay at Bo Phut Beach in the north-eastern part of Koh Samui. The surroundings are nothing short of amazing. Swaying palm trees, lush jungle and the gentle lapping of the waves are exactly what you get here. When you stay here, you’re also within walking distance of the charming Fisherman’s Village, where you’ll find cosy shops and fabulous restaurants.

Anantara welcomes you to a special place where quality, well-being and culture go hand in hand. Nothing is left to chance here, and yet it is all delightfully informal. There are candles in the lanterns, beautiful rows of water lilies in the tropical garden, and a wealth of Thai details that shine brightly in the modern décor.

The resort has 106 bright and inviting rooms, decorated in modern Thai style. Wooden furniture stands in beautiful contrast to the light walls and the inflow of natural light from the balcony. All rooms have Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a TV, a fridge with minibar, an electric kettle for coffee and tea, an iron and ironing board, a safe, a desk and a bathroom with a bathtub or rain shower, toiletries and a hair dryer. You are even provided with a bathrobe and slippers, which you can jump into after a late afternoon bath and enjoy a snack on the sofa on the balcony.

Total relaxation is guaranteed by the infinity pool, from which you can enjoy the absolutely stunning view of the sea gently lapping against the golden shore. A wealth of activities are also on offer if you want a little distraction from the sun lounger, including tennis, wellness, kayaking and paddleboarding. Or how about a class in Thai cuisine? For the youngest members of the family, it is possible to participate in the kids’ club (4–12 years). Children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult.

Look forward to tasting the delights when exquisite Asian, Latin American and European dishes are served in the resort’s 4 restaurants. Or maybe you should try a romantic private dinner on the beach? During the day, you can enjoy delicious snacks and a light lunch with a view of the bay in the resort’s lounge bar, located right on the beach.

Price upgrade from Paradise Beach Resort, per night:
Premier Garden View Per person from:  £72

Aonang Princeville Resort & Spa

Aonang Krabi

Aonang Princeville Resort & Spa is like a quiet green oasis, situated along the lively beach promenade and main street with all its shops and restaurants.

At the beach, which is just a stone’s throw away, you will see countless longtail boats whisking backwards and forwards between Aonang and Railey. The beach offers beautiful views of the Andaman Sea and the vertical limestone mountains.

The resort has 50 spacious and traditionally appointed rooms. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, safe, minibar, coffee and tea making facilities, iron and ironing board, TV, telephone, desk, hair dryer and a bathroom with a separate bath and shower. The balcony overlooks the tropical garden,

where you will find the swimming pool, a children’s pool and sun loungers.

If you fancy a spot of pampering, you can book an appointment for a nice, relaxing massage at the resort’s day spa.

The resort also has a small café and restaurant where local and international dishes are served.

Round off your day with a stroll along the beach to catch the magnificent sunset.


Tup Kaek Sunset Beach Resort

Krabi

Tub Kaek Sunset Beach Resort is like an oasis, by the unspoiled Tup Kaek beach in Krabi province. Green, lush mountains form a backdrop to the hotel, while in front is the 1 km long, white sandy beach. A chilled atmosphere and a spectacular view of the turquoise waters await you here.

There are a couple of good restaurants within walking distance of the resort, but you’ll need to head to Ao Nang if a lively holiday atmosphere with shops, bars and a larger selection of eateries is the order of the day. It takes around 20 minutes by taxi or shuttle bus.

The resort is surrounded by palm trees and tropical trees. Situated in the midst of the lush gardens are the bungalows and the free-standing hotel building with views and access to the pool. The resort has 80 well-appointed rooms of at least 35 m2, which combine elegance and Thai charm with natural materials. Each room is furnished with comfort and tranquillity in mind. All rooms offer Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a mini bar, a safe, a TV and tea and coffee making facilities. From the small sofa bed, you can look out over the lush gardens. Each room also has a furnished terrace or balcony, where you can enjoy the surroundings and the much-needed peace. The bathroom has both a rain shower and a bathtub, as well as a hair dryer and complimentary toiletries.

Tub Kaek Sunset Beach Resort has a private beach where you can sunbathe and enjoy the view of the iconic limestone mountains rising out of the sea. Enjoy a dip in the warm sea water or a refreshing dip in the hotel’s pool. Or how about kayaking in the waves of blue?

The resort has two restaurants: Sunset Restaurant is located by the beach and offers fantastic sea views. An a la carte menu of Thai and international dishes is served, both with a good selection of fresh seafood.  The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner The Red Leaf Bar, on the other hand, offers snacks and lunch as well as cocktails, wine, beer and other drinks.


Aonang Villa Resort

Krabi

Aonang Villa Resort is located in the heart of Ao Nang. It is surrounded by unspoiled nature with tall limestone karsts and is just a few metres from the beautiful Andaman Sea. The resort is the perfect base for exploring the scenic surroundings and enjoying a relaxing holiday.

The 156 rooms at Aonang Villa Resort are spacious and offer large window that allow the light to flood in. All rooms have air conditioning, Wi-Fi access, a TV, a minibar, a safe and coffee and tea making facilities. In the bathroom, you’ll find bathrobes, a hair dryer and a range of complimentary toiletries. The rooms also have private balconies or terraces overlooking the lush, tropical gardens.

As a guest staying at Aonang Villa Resort, you can treat yourself to a wide range of facilities and activities. Relax by the lovely, big pool, surrounded by palm trees and tropical vegetation, or enjoy a refreshing cocktail at the swim-up bar. For those looking for more active entertainment, the resort also offers water sports such as kayaking and snorkelling. You can also treat yourself to a relaxing massage at the resort’s day spa or keep fit in the modern gym.

The resort also offers several excellent dining options. The Kiang Le breakfast restaurant offers Thai and international dishes, while La Medusa serves exquisite dishes inspired by Mediterranean cuisine, overlooking the sea. Lan Le is just a few steps from the beach and is known for its fantastic seafood dishes.

In the evening, you can end the day with a drink at the beach bar, while the sun slowly goes down over the horizon.


Amari Vogue

Krabi

The luxurious Amari Vogue resort is located on the quiet beach of Tub Kaek in Krabi province.

The resort is decorated in beautiful Thai style, and you are greeted by a breathtaking view of the Andaman Sea and the surrounding limestone karsts.

The rooms at Amari Vogue are spacious. Clean lines in a stylish, modern design characterise some of the rooms, while others combine modern elegance with Thai charm and soft colour tones that create a calm, cosy atmosphere. All rooms offer Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a mini bar, a TV, complimentary bottled water and tea and coffee making facilities. In the attractive ensuite bathroom, you’ll find bathrobes, slippers, a hair dryer, make-up mirror and a range of complimentary toiletries.

Amari Vogue has a lovely pool area where you can lounge on a sun bed and soak in the sun’s rays or lie in the shade of a parasol with a good book. If the pool is not your thing, you can swim in the warm sea or take a walk along the beach to the sound of the gentle lapping of the waves.

For those wishing to stay in shape, the resort has a well-equipped gym. If, on the other hand, you’re looking to really wind down, you can enjoy a number of relaxing treatments at the day spa.

When it comes to culinary experiences, Amari Vogue offers several options. Lotus, the hotel’s main restaurant, serves authentic Asian and Thai cuisine, while Marco’s Restaurant and Bar offers both Asian and international dishes with a unique view of the beach. At Voyager Café, you can enjoy a coffee and a delicious piece of cake.

Price for upgrade from Tup Kaek Sunset Beach Resort, per night:
Superior Room Per person from:  £46

Topland Hotel

Phitsanulok

Topland Hotel is located a short distance from the Nan River and offers a great view of the city. Within walking distance, you will find Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahatat Temple and Phitsanulok Night Bazaar.

The hotel is large, with a total of 252 rooms of at least 28 m2. All rooms have air conditioning, a safe, Wi-Fi, a fridge/minibar, a TV, a telephone, coffee/tea making facilities and bottled mineral water. In the bathroom, you will find a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers.

Guests staying at the Topland Hotel have access to the hotel’s four restaurants, which serve Thai, Japanese, Chinese and Western dishes. Meals can also be enjoyed in your room if desired.

Additional facilities include day spa offering various relaxing body and facial treatments as well as a lovely pool area with sun loungers and swaying palm trees, giving the city hotel an almost tropical atmosphere.


Kata Palm Resort & Spa

Phuket, Kata Yai Beach

Situated in a tropical garden – a stone’s throw from the long, white sandy Kata Beach – is the 4-star Kata Palm Resort & Spa. The hotel is built in Thai style and, though large, is both cosy and charming.

The rooms are also decorated in Thai style with beautiful wood carvings and lovely patterns on pillows and rugs. The rooms offer a TV, tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning, a safe, a minibar, a hair dryer – and an umbrella in case of a tropical downpour. All rooms have a private balcony.

The main attraction of the hotel is without a doubt the large pool areas which provide plenty of space for everyone in the pool. The kids have their own pool surrounded by sun loungers so mum or dad can relax while their children are swimming.

The hotel has three restaurants and a pool bar, which tempts guests with homemade ice cream. There is also a wide selection of restaurants in the immediate vicinity of the hotel.

The children are bound to love going to the Kid’s Room, while the adults perhaps enjoy a nice massage at the hotel’s day spa. It is also possible to take a cookery class or to learn to cut fruit in the most artistic ways, mastered to perfection by the Thais.

Price for extra night:
Superior Room Per person from:  £32
Price for room upgrade, per night:
From Superior Room to Deluxe Pool Access Per person from:  £27

Beyond Resort Kata

Phuket, Kata Yai Beach

Dream of starting and ending the day to the gentle lapping of the waves? Beyond Resort Kata is located right on the light sandy beach at Kata-Yai Beach, and is the place for you if you’re looking to stay right at the water’s edge.

The resort has 275 rooms built in modern Thai style and decorated in light, subdued colours. All rooms have a balcony and also offer Wi-Fi, a TV, air conditioning, a minibar, a desk and a small seating area. The bathroom has a rain shower, hair dryer and bathrobes and slippers.

The resort has a wonderful pool bordering the beach, allowing you to enjoy the view of the Andaman Sea from edge of the pool. When you need a rest, you can settle down on one of the many sun loungers, which also offer a beautiful view of the sea.

When it’s time for a change of a more active nature, you can visit the resort’s fitness gym, and children can participate in the kids’ club.

For those in need of a bit of self-pampering, a massage at Kanda Spa is highly recommended.

When hunger strikes, you can visit one of the resort’s 3 restaurants, all offering a sea view: Atrium Café, Beach Bar & Restaurant and the Poolside Bar. A range of Asian and international dishes are served here. And be sure to enjoy a cool drink right here on the beach.

Price for upgrade from Kata Palm Resort & Spa, per night:
Superior Room Per person from:  £41
Deluxe Premier Seaview Per person from:  £61

Chanalai Garden Resort

Phuket, Kata Yai Beach

The sun is setting. Before changing for dinner, you jump in the “rooftop” pool for one last time today. From here, you can glimpse the sun, which is about to set over the Andaman Sea. The sky is a purple-red colour and the cicadas are singing around you.

Earlier in the day, you might have had a wonderful, relaxing Thai massage in the town, perhaps while the children enjoyed themselves at the hotel’s “Kids’ Club”. You might have been on an excursion around Phuket and experienced a little of the local life – and hopefully also have had time for a swim in the turquoise-blue sea.

You’re staying at the 4-star Chanalai Garden Resort, which is built up a slope at the southernmost end of Kata Yai Beach. Here, you are just a stone’s throw from the stunning beach and the cosy holiday atmosphere with all its restaurants and shops.

The 207 rooms are stylishly appointed. Western amenities meet Thai charm here. All rooms have a private balcony, air conditioning, a minibar, a flat-screen TV, a safe, tea and coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi.

At the hotel, you will find two restaurants, a pool bar, two pools, a Kids’ Club and a gym.

Price for upgrade from Kata Palm Resort & Spa, per night:
Superior Garden View Room Per person from:  £19
Deluxe Sea View Room Per person from:  £21

Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach

Phuket, Kamala Beach

Hotel Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach enjoys a fantastic location at one end of a scenic, quiet bay by the fabulous sandy Kamala Beach. The hotel is surrounded by lush vegetation and built on a slope, providing many scenic vantage points from which to enjoy the Andaman Sea. The holiday atmosphere and a sense of peace and tranquillity can really kick in here.

Within walking distance of the hotel is the city’s pleasant beach promenade, where there are great restaurants and cafés for every taste.

The hotel’s modern rooms are decorated in inviting, calm colours. All have air conditioning, a TV, Wi-Fi, a minibar, an iron, a kettle and a safe as well as a desk and a small seating area. In the bathroom, you will find toiletries, a hair dryer and either a bathtub or a shower. You will also be provided with a bathrobe and slippers. Start the morning with relaxation and a cup of tea or coffee on the balcony while enjoying the view of the bay.

The beautiful view can also be enjoyed from the oblong pool, which also includes a children’s pool, which is one level above the beach. If you prefer sand between your toes, you can take a stroll along the beach or a swim in the clear, warm water.

You can also spend your days relaxing at the hotel’s day spa, and for the more active there is a gym, while for the youngest members of the family, there is a range of activities at the kids’ club.

At the restaurant, Soul Kitchen, you’ll be served Thai and international cuisine, while taking in the view through the large windows. The restaurant also offers private cookery classes in the wonderful Asian cuisine if you’re looking for a fun activity (arranged and paid for at the hotel).

A cold drink on the roof terrace at sunset is a must, as you watch the darkness descending over the calm bay.

Price for upgrade from Kata Palm Resort & Spa, per night:
Superior Room Per person from:  £20
Ocean Room Per person from:  £47

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort

Phuket, Kata Noi Beach

If you really want to treat yourself during your stay in Kata, you can choose to upgrade to the lovely 5-star Katathani Phuket Beach Resort. The resort is located on Kata Noi – the “small” beach in Kata – and is the only resort on Kata Noi located right on the long, white sandy beach.

The resort has more than 400 rooms, but it enjoys a beautiful setting and is divided into several sections, which are located in a large tropical garden, so it feels both cosy and very charming. As there are also 6 pools, it’s always easy to find a quiet and shady corner, if that’s what you want.

When hunger strikes, there is also plenty to choose from. The resort has 6 restaurants, which, among other things, offer Thai, Italian and freshly caught seafood.

During the day, the beach – and perhaps also the gym, tennis courts or spa – calls. In the evenings, there is often live music in one of the bars.

The rooms are modernly appointed with a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, a minibar, a safe, air conditioning, a hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers. All rooms have a private balcony.

Price for upgrade from Kata Palm Resort & Spa, per night:
Deluxe Room, Bhuri Wing Per person from:  £59
Junior Suite, Thani Wing Per person from:  £82

River Kwai Jungle Rafts

River Kwai

The unique River Kwai Jungle Rafts installation is a ‘flotel’, i.e. a hotel built on a raft, which is sure to redefine your perception of luxury. The flotel is permanently moored on the River Kwai, linked to the banks by a gangway. >From the seating areas, you can look out over the river, the giant bamboo on the banks, and the wild orchids growing in the forked branches of the trees.

Just a short distance from the hotel stands an ethnic ‘Mon’ village, that you are welcome to visit. The Mon people originally stem from Myanmar, and many Mon men work as mahouts, which explains why you will see elephants in the village. You can also go canoeing on the river, try your hand at fishing, take a refreshing swim, relax in the sun or explore the nearby grottoes. When the velvet tropical night sinks over the landscape, the jungle sounds become magical and a romantic mood sets in. The cicadas start to chirp, someone in the village begins to play traditional music, and the water gurgles beneath the flotel, which is illuminated exclusively by oil lamps.

The hotel features two sections and a total of 100 rooms which are sparsely furnished, with no electricity, no TV, no minibar and no Wi-Fi. The bathroom and toilet facilities are very simple, too, and there is only cold water in the shower.

A stay at River Kwai Jungle Rafts is a ‘back to basics’ experience to cherish for a lifetime!


Legendha Sukhothai Resort

Sukhothai

Legendha Sukhothai Resort is located in scenic surroundings on the banks of the Mae Rampan canal. Just a short walk from here, you will also find the ancient elephant temple Wat Chang Lom and Sukhothai Historical Park.

Built like a traditional village, the resort oozes cosiness. The 62 rooms are decorated in classic Thai style with dark teak furniture and colourful walls and fabrics. All rooms have Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a minibar, bottled mineral water, coffee/tea making facilities, a TV, a telephone and a parasol. The bathroom has a hair dryer and toiletries. From the balcony, you can enjoy the view of either the garden or the canal.

After a day at Sukhothai Historical Park, you can relax on a sun lounger and enjoy a dip in the pool, which also includes a children’s pool. Or perhaps a traditional Thai massage sounds tempting?

The resort’s restaurant, Nam Khang Restaurant, affords a beautiful canal view and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Laura Arundell Trelborg

Laura loves to travel and is extremely passionate about helping others achieve their travel dreams.

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