Thailand is a favourite South-east Asian luxury holiday destination, and for good reason. Where else could you find such a vibrant cultural haven, tastebud-tingling foodie scene, golden beaches and sumptuous hotels – made all the more inviting thanks to warm hospitality?
This, the ‘Land of Smiles’, is an ever-appealing place to explore, whether looking for that perfect family holiday, honeymoon or couple’s escape. From the jungles and village communities of the Golden Triangle in the north, to the divine beaches of Krabi and Phuket in the south, and of course the pulsating capital Bangkok in-between, Thailand’s treasures are plentiful, its cuisine colourful, and views – totally stunning.
Beach holidays in Thailand are some of the best in the world, as not only are the southern islands ringed by powdery sands, but they are also dotted with blissfully luxurious hotels too. The picture-perfect shores of Phuket, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Yao Noi play host to big names such as the Four Seasons and Six Senses, as well as boutique properties like Trisara, who seamlessly blend their chic designs with captivating tropical surrounds. While away the days on a sun lounger by your private pool, relish long lunches under the shade of palm trees, and take your pick from adventures by yacht or exciting watersports, among many more. One thing is for sure: the towering limestone karsts and warm turquoise sea make for a captivating backdrop you couldn’t possibly tire of.
Beyond the beach, you might want to dip into traditional Thailand in places like Chiang Mai, an authentic, temple-laced town in the north and gateway to the Golden Triangle. More floating markets and gilded Buddhist temples can be discovered in the bustling capital, Bangkok, which is also home to super-slick city hotels with rooftop pools and hip décor. There are elephant sanctuaries and nature retreats in amidst the rice paddies and mountains of the countryside, as well as national parks like Khao Sak that are ripe for intrepid exploration. If you want as many natural delights on your doorstep without straying far from your beach hotel, however, then you can get it all at the Six Senses Yao Noi, set on an island of the same name and with untouched beaches, farmland and villages all around.
This is just a taste of Thailand luxury holiday experiences look like. Enquire today with Elite Travel Concierge and we will craft a tailormade trip for you and yours to this South-east Asian gem.