A holiday to Thailand wouldn’t be complete without staying in Bangkok. It is a bustling, vibrant and exhilarating city which offers a myriad of captivating sights, sounds and smells. Here visitors can experience all aspects of Thai culture, including the richly decorated Grand Palace and Thailand's only remaining authentic floating market.
You are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches in Thailand. You have Phuket that baths in the clear waters of the Andaman Sea. Phuket also offers jungle-covered hills, rubber plantations, paddy fields, soft powdery sand, stunning waterfalls, limestone cliffs and is a haven for the water sports enthusiast.
Further to that, located on Thailand's east coast, you have Koh Samui which has developed from a popular backpackers resort to a trendy, up-market destination for the discerning traveller yet still maintains a laid-back atmosphere. Its character is created by a number of beautiful crescent-shaped beaches, coconut plantations, tiny fishing villages and ornate Buddhist shrines. Koh Samui enjoys a reverse weather pattern to Phuket and many parts of Thailand, generally offering a perfect climate during our summer months.
In the North, forming part of the Golden Triangle, Chiang Mai has an enchanting position on the banks of the Ping River and has acquired the label, Rose of the North. Chiang Rai, where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet is renowned for its hill tribes and from there one can meander down the famous Mekong River into Laos. The Golden Triangle offers bamboo forests and orchid blooms, elephant treks and nature trails, longtail boat trips and genuine Thai tradition.
If you like to see a destination from the ground, rather than flying, you have Hua Hin which is approximately a three hour drive from Bangkok, the traditional fishing village is renowned for its magnificent beach, the oldest golf course in Thailand and a renowned Night Bazaar.
About an hour’s flight south of Bangkok, Krabi offers some of the finest beaches in the whole of Asia with its trademark magnificent limestone rock formations towering above them. Ideal for water sports enthusiasts, it also has two national parks, waterfalls, mangrove forests and caves. Krabi Town offers a selection of shops, markets and bars, while the main beaches are best accessed by longtail boat taxi.
A ferry ride from Phuket or Krabi, Phi Phi is a stunningly beautiful hideaway, offering dazzling white beaches and amazing underwater coral formations. Breathtaking rock formations and enticing turquoise waters ensure that this is a utopia for beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts.