One of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, Thailand offers a wealth of experiences, from beach getaways with a plethora of water sports and adventures to exploring temples and historic sights. Best of all, low season (May to October), is upon us – and it’s a stunning time to visit, with great weather and plenty of affordable holiday options.
Whether you’re a family ready to laze on the beach together and discover Thailand’s magic, a couple on honeymoon seeking a romantic holiday with all the trimmings, a group of friends coming to party on one of Thailand’s popular islands, a foodie ready to sample a variety of dishes in this culinary melting pot, Thailand is the ideal destination. Let Thompsons Holidays show you its magic…
This charming, friendly country features such a rich variety of different locations to explore, including some best-kept secrets such as Northern Thailand, mountain terrain that is home to the beautiful cities of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, cultural centres that offer an insight into the fascinating traditions of the various hill tribes that live in the region. The North is also home to the Golden Triangle, 3 magical countries – Myanmar, Thailand and Laos – that you can explore in just one day. And then there’s the 13th
Century town of Sukhothai, birthplace of Thai culture and home to the ancient temples of Wat Sra Sri and Wat Sri Chum just waiting to be discovered.
Magnificent Phang Nga is a very popular destination, famous for its dramatic limestone islands with distinctive sheer cliffs that jut vertically out of the emerald water. One of these islands is James Bond Island (Koh Tapu) where the Bond movie The Man With the Golden Gun
was filmed. Phang Nga Province is also home to another best-kept secret in Thailand, Khao Lak, located just an hour away from Phuket. Khao Lak boasts beautiful beaches, magnificent waterfalls and spectacular scenery. This tranquil resort destination is a haven for adventure enthusiasts, offering some of the country’s best snorkelling and diving opportunities in the surrounding coral reefs.
If you’re looking for some of the most exquisite scenery in South East Asia, you have to visit the Phi Phi islands, once the location for the movie The Beach,
starring Leonardo DiCaprio. They offer fantastic snorkelling and dive sites where one can experience a magical underwater world. Rock climbing and hiking are also popular there, and cliff jumping is one of the great adrenaline-inducing activities on offer. Of course, if you prefer, you can laze on the beach or be pampered with a choice of massages and body treatments. The third largest island in Thailand, Samui, is set in the Gulf of Thailand. This cosmopolitan tropical paradise boasts a wealth of natural beauty and is a great choice for a luxury holiday.
These magical islands are home to some of Thompsons’ Barefoot Chic Luxury Experiences, a series of superlative beach resorts plus some of the country’s first luxury tented jungle camps. They are found all over Thailand, particularly in Khao Lak, Koh Samui, Koh Lanta and Krabi as well as Phi Phi and Samui. They also offer an alternative to pretty, popular Phuket, Thailand’s premier resort island paradise with its amazing beaches, stunning scenery, great entertainment and water sports.
Thai massages are legendary, and wellness is a major aspect of any holiday to this South East Asian paradise. As a result, you’ll find superb Thai spas wherever you go, all offering a delightful selection of wellness and beauty treatments. You can also choose a wellness holiday at a renowned resort and spa, where rejuvenation and relaxation is the order of every day.
Thai food is undeniably one of the highlights of visiting Thailand. The country’s unique culinary offerings, combined with the abundance of fresh and quality products are the reason for the cuisine’s global popularity. Nothing beats sampling the simple yet tasty local street food. For gourmet enthusiasts, enjoying an experiential gastronomy journey through this captivating country is a dream, discovering its regional, traditional and cultural specialities.
Wellness, luxury, romance and adventure await – and they’re just a phone call or email away. So contact Thompsons Holidays now and book your Thailand holiday…