Thailand Resorts

Visit Thailand

Paradise like beaches with turquoise seas, palm trees, orchids, waterfalls and rainforests. Add to that a friendly welcome, an unusually high level of service and affordable prices, and you’ll see it is easy to understand why Thailand has become one of our dream destinations.

Krabi

You have probably seen photos of rainforest clad cliffs rising straight up from the sea and nearby idyllic paradise beaches. That’s typical of Krabi. Here you can have a quiet and relaxing holiday if you want, but there are also a wide range of activities such as canoeing in the lagoons and caves, diving at Anemone Reef and Shark Point, traveling with longtail boat to magnificent rock formations and secluded beaches or an elephant ride in the tropical jungle.

Krabi with its fantastic rock formations attract climbers from around the world and for those who love snorkeling or diving, there are plenty of trips out to the reefs. Nearby are some of Thailand’s most beautiful white beaches, such as Railey Beach and the small idyllic islands Koh Poda and Chicken Island. Snorkelling around Krabi, you can see both reef sharks and turtles. Krabi Town is fairly lively these days.

Phuket

Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and is known as the pearl of the Andaman sea – Thailand’s leading tourist destination, very popular with Northern Europeans.

Some of  the popular spots in Phuket are Surin, Patong, Karon, Kata and Kata Noi. Surin Beach is a tropical paradise and suits those looking for pristine stillness. If you want shopping, restaurants and nightlife it’s not far to Patong, which has a multitude of restaurants of all kinds, bars, nightclubs, markets and shops.

A bit calmer and more orderly than Patong,  is Karon approximately 5 kilometres from Patong. The wide beach here is three kilometres long and the sea is perfect for diving and snorkeling. Then at Kata beach you’ll find another wide and long beach with calm seas and shallow water which suits children. If you want a relaxing holiday in Thailand and want to avoid loud bars then the Katathani Resort, Kata is a perfect choice. There are some great boat trip excursions available in Phuket for example a trip to Phang Nga, the islands around the James Bond island, and also to Phi Phi Island and Coral Island.

Bangkok

Thailand’s capital Bangkok is a bustling and colourful world metropolis which can take your breath away (literally, my mother fainted in Bangkok on her first trip!). Chaotic crowds, fumes, noise and all the oppressive heat can make it quite a culture shock. Bangkok has everything; flower market in Chinatown, Siam Square, Little Tokyo, Indian neighborhood, the night market in Patpong, boat trips on the canals and kneeling Thais who sacrifice flower garlands and burn incense. All the world’s cuisine is represented, from a quick lunch or breakfast from a street vendor to gourmet meals at luxury restaurants. Maybe fit in a lovely Thai dinner while you cruise on the Chao Praya River. Here are the magnificent Buddhist temples such as the Grand Palace, Wat Pra Kaeo (Temple of Emerald Buddha), Wat Arun (Temple of dawn), Wat Po (the present Buddha Temple and also Bangkok’s largest temple), etc. The shopping is unlimited and a good place to start is with Siam Square which has small shops, malls and department stores. A “must” is to get something tailored to take home. You can save a packet compared to UK prices on made to measure suits. As for the nightlife in Bangkok, well it’s legendary.

Cha Am and Hua Hin

A few hours journey from Bangkok will take you to Cha Am and the royal resort of Hua Hin. In Cha Am you can enjoy tranquility, beach life and the calming atmosphere. Hua Hin is a charming small town that already in the 20’s was a popular resort for the Thai aristocracy. Thailand’s Royal Couple have their summer palace here. The port is its heart and here you can watch fishermen haggle about the day’s catch. There are also many fine golf courses of a high international standard.

South Eastern Thailand

Popular destinations in this part of Thailand are Pattaya (one of Thailand’s oldest tourist resorts with a huge variety of restaurants, nightlife and shopping) and Rayong. Outside Rayong there is fine hotel facilities at the best beaches. Jungle islands Koh Samet and Koh Chang are nearby. There are golden and almost deserted beaches mile after mile. Tourism is not as intense here as for example in Phuket, but this is the chance to experience the real Thailand. Fish and shellfish are caught here that are said to be the tastiest in the whole of Thailand and from here you will also find delicious pineapple and mango as well as other more unusual fruits such as Durian and Rambutan.

Koh Samet is an island paradise with beautiful white coral beaches. Diamond Beach, Paradise Bay are two highlights. A 30 minute boat ride from the town of Ban Phe takes us out to this calm and peaceful island. Koh Samet is a national park named after Samet tree which is prevalent on the island. This is an island for relaxing, sunbathing and swimming, catching up on a good book, eating good food and maybe diving and snorkeling. Plenty of restaurants but light bars and discos!.

Northern Thailand

An exciting destination in the northern part of Thailand is Chiang Mai, which suits the tourists who want an active / adventure holiday (or even honeymoon!). The area consists of a dramatic landscape, it is possible to ride on elephants, go bamboo rafting, try Thai massage, yoga, see some of Thailand’s most famous temples, meet with the minority populations in mountain villages, etc. Here you can buy timeless souvenirs of silk, silver and woodcraft. If you enjoy shopping Chiang Mai fits you perfectly, for this is perhaps Thailand’s best and cheapest shopping. Visit the River Kwai and Kanchanaburi cemetery, where a few of the thousands who lost their lives during construction of the “death railway” are buried. Thailand’s highest mountain Doi Inthanon approximately 2590 m above sea level is here and you can travel through the scenic mountain areas with impressive forests of teak as well as pine trees. Take a trip to the floating market in Petchburi, Khao Luang cave with more than 170 Buddha statues, or to one of Thailand’s largest waterfalls – Pala U Waterfall. The area consists of rainforest, which is well over 1000 years old.

Koh Samui

Koh Samui is a paradise island off the east coast of Thailand. Here you will find the amazingly white Chaweng beach, palm trees, turquoise blue water, waterfalls, rain forests, orchids, and an amazing underwater world to explore featuring coral reefs. Koh Samui is a romantic destination perfect for couples.

Thailand Facts

Population: approximately 63 million
Capital: Bangkok (approx 12 million)
Language: Thai (80%)
Religion: Buddhism (95%)
Government: Constitutional monarchy
Currency: Baht