Visit the Golden Triangle
The point where the Mekong River meets the Ruak River is known locally as Sop Ruak, but to the rest of the world it’s the Golden Triangle: the point at which Burma/Myanmar, Laos and Thailand meet. Stand on the Thailand river bank, and you can look across to Burma/Myanmar and Laos, or hire a boat for a closer look.
Meet the Hilltribes in Chiang Mai
Akha, Lisu, Hmong and Karen tribes are found across the north of Thailand. Take a break from your ‘normal’, and spend a day or a few nights with a local family to learn and experience their way of life. Take your camera!
Time your holiday to coincide with amazing local Festivals
Must see events include Loi Krathong and the famous floating lanterns in November or Songkran/Thai New Year water festival in April.
Regardless of where you stay in Thailand, no holiday is complete without a Thai massage.
By the pool, on the beach or in a deliciously luxuriant resort Spa, one a day is guaranteed to elevate your holiday experience exponentially.
Take a day trip to The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Only 1 hour 30 minutes travel time from Bangkok, this day trip is absolutely a must do for any traveller passing through this region. Extraordinary, fascinating and a sensory overload! Again – a camera is essential READ MORE…
Enjoy Sunset Cocktails up to 56 Floors above sea level
Bangkok is blessed with some fabulous rooftop restaurants and cocktail lounges. Whichever you choose (The Sky Bar at Le bua, The Roof Champagne and Wine Bar at Siam@Siam, Red Top Bar atop Centara Grand at CentralWorld or the Vertigo Bar at the Banyan Tree) it is an undeniable fact that cocktails simply taste better with a 360 degree night lit view over this vibrant city READ MORE…
Wander away from the traditional tourist hot spots of Phuket and Koh Samui and explore some of Thailand’s little islands, be it on a day trip (James Bond Island or Koh Tapu, Phang Nga Bay ex Phuket) or for a decadent treat, spend some time holidaying on Koh Phi Phi, Koh Racha, Koh Yao Yai or Koh Yao Noi. Spectacular!
Shop until you drop!
It’s one of the main reasons that people choose to holiday in Bangkok however, don’t just settle for days spent at indoor shopping centres (that really could be anywhere in the world) – explore the outdoor markets. Try Chata Chak market on a Saturday or the Asia Tique night market. The best places to shop in Bangkok…
Thai Cooking Class
Learn to cook a traditional Thai meal from scratch in a cookery workshop. Classes are held daily in all cities with many resorts offering this as a guest activity.
Stay somewhere unique and fabulous!
There are literally 1000’s of places to stay in Thailand – loads of different options to suit all budgets and tastes. But rather than stay in a mainstream resort, why not try a different (less touristy) region like Krabi (the exquisite Rayavadee), Khao Lak (an imagineered holiday at The Sarojin perhaps) or Hua Hin (The Colonial style Centara Grand Beach Resort)? Or stay in the popular spots like Phuket and Koh Samui but stay in resorts that are out of the way a little (Sala Phuket) or quirky (the Library, Koh Samui) or traditional Thai (Zeavola).