Thailand is a wondrous kingdom, featuring glittering Buddhist temples, exotic wildlife and spectacular islands marked by turquoise oceans and white sands, diverse wildlife, and great culture and food.
Along with a fascinating history and modern capital city, Thailand radiates a unique charm which lures tourists, holidaymakers, honeymooners and adventure enthusiasts from all over the world.
Often heralded as the “Land of Smiles”, the people of Thailand welcome tourists wholeheartedly and are happy to share what their country has to offer.
Thailand is a Mecca for shopaholics from across the world. From local shopping markets to high-end malls, shoppers are spoilt for choice, particularly for items such as silk, fine handicrafts, pearls, silver and gold.
Thailand's booming tourist economy, driven largely by Hollywood (the country has been the setting for The Man with the Golden Gun, The Bridge over River Kwai and Alex Garland's The Beach), has resulted in the opening of a number of expensive and luxurious international hotels.
However, those looking for the rustic splendour of the beaches and islands will find plenty of cheap and comfortable accommodation.
The size and geographical diversity of Thailand provide for a variety of activities - snorkelling, diving and a host of watersports are very popular around the Islands, while inland enthusiasts can trek into the mountains or cycle across the flat river areas of the northeast.
Snuggled between Laos, Burma, Cambodia and Malaysia, Thailand is a country with extraordinary contrasts and an idyllic escape for those who yearn to get away from the daily rut.
PERFECTLY BY THE BEACH
The Patong Merlin Hotel is situated in Patong and a fabulous beach across the road - Phuket's exotic area. Nestled amongst acres of swaying coconut palms and flowering gardens, the Merlin weaves its way around four beautiful aquamarines sculptured swimming pools in a labyrinth of curved walkways and meandering paths.
There is easy access to the sparkling sandy beach and the quaint street markets. An enchanted ambience and smiling attentive staff ensure your visit to Phuket's playground in the sun is as memorable as it is magical.
The only hotel that is truly on the beach in Karon Bay. The hotel is nestled in a quiet corner of the beach and provides a cosy and intimate retreat. Beyond Resort Karon has 81 comfortably appointed deluxe rooms and suites in an exclusive waterfront setting within walking distance of one of Phuket's most popular shopping, dining and entertainment districts.
PHI PHI ISLAND
Surround yourself with striking seaside views, secluded sandy beaches and the soothing sounds of nature at the Holiday Inn Resort Phi Phi Island. Sheltered by palm trees and ringed by the emerald waters of the Andaman Sea, the resort specialises in postcard-perfect views and warm welcomes.
PERFECTLY NESTLED BETWEEN THE GOLDEN SANDS OF KATA BEACH
Kata Sea Breeze Resort is perfectly nestled between the golden sands of Kata beach and the green inland hills. Offering excellent value for money, Kata Sea Breeze Resort is a cosy place to stay with 330 guest rooms and suites, 4 swimming pools (one with a swim-up pool bar), pool bar and restaurant dining, signature ‘Z’ bar and a relaxing indoor and outdoor spa. A few moment s walk will bring you to centre of Kata and the beach just beyond
BEST WESTERN PREMIER BANGTAO BEACH RESORT & SPA
Located on Phuket’s West Coast Bangtao Beach, this modern beachfront resort features two wings, a Main Building Wing and a Villa Wing in well maintained tropical gardens, is ideal for beach lovers and caters for families, couples and honeymooners.
EXPERIENCE PHUKET'S ULTIMATE ISLAND RESORT
Enjoy the beauty of lush tropical gardens and 500 meters of private beachfront whilst taking in the breathtaking views far into Phang Nga Bay. At The Village Coconut Island we strive to maintain a laid-back island beach resort style of with professional and friendly service, so when you arrive - be ready to relax and unwind!
SINO-PORTUGUESE STYLE ON BEAUTIFUL KARON BEACH
Heritage, modernism and atmosphere combine to create a striking beauty in the heart of the city's most exquisite Karon beach with the convenience of a step away shopping and restaurants and a short walk to the beach. The Old Phuket – Karon Beach Resort provides guest with an alternative to enjoy a unique holiday with the best of both worlds accommodation spread over two distinct wings: The Sino Wing and the Serene Wing