Sleeping under swaying palm trees, slurping noodles from food vendors, diving into the depths of the sea, and trekking glorious countryside. You can see why Thailand is the travel hub of Southeast Asia. Thailand attracts visitors from all walks of life, and with the rainy season just about over I thought it was the perfect opportunity to put together a list of some of the must-visit areas in Thailand, amazing activities and best hotel options… All available in your ENTERTAINER Hotels Worldwide!
Phuket, the largest island of Thailand is known for its silky soft white palm-lined beaches, superb hospitality, and great accommodation. With deep-sea diving, high-end dining, luxury shopping, fabulous white beaches and some of Thailand’s swankiest hotels at your fingertips, you might forget to leave.
Where to stay: JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
The JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa is just a short drive from the airport and offers a luxurious beachside location. Spend lazy afternoons on Mai Khoa Beach, the gorgeous wide white sand beach that stretches for miles, or laze about in your beautiful designed room and enjoy the scenic resort or ocean views. Plus, you won’t go hungry here as the hotel proudly offers 11 different restaurants and bars, including an Italian trattoria, a Thai eatery, and a Japanese teppanyaki restaurant. You can even take a Thai cooking lesson at Ginja Cook, their premier culinary school.
Things to do:
- Kayak to Phang Nga Bay.
- Relax at James Bond Island.
- Go on a boat ride to Koh Panyee.
- See amazing views of Phuket from the Samet Nangshe Viewpoint.
Koh Samui is a place for everyone. If you’re a party seeker then there’s plenty of nightlife, bars, restaurants, and clubs to choose from. For those who prefer a more peaceful romantic stay, you can take a break from the bustle of the city and relax amidst the swaying palm trees on the powder soft beach.
Where to stay: Conrad Koh Samui Residences
Check into the Conrad Koh Samui Residences for an experience you won’t forget. Every aspect of these luxurious residences has been designed to take your breath away. The only problem with it? You won’t want to leave. Sitting on a secluded hill on the southwest tip of Koh Samui, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the dazzling turquoise sea, burnt orange sunsets, and your own private villa with infinity pool.
Things to do:
- Visit the Namuang Waterfall.
- Visit the Angthong National Marine Park.
Chiang Mai is the largest and most cultural city in northern Thailand and the main base of activities for most travelers who head to the north. The city is full of culture, friendly locals, incredible food markets, dozens of beautiful temples, a relaxed vibe, and beautiful landscapes.
Where to stay: Akyra Manor Chiang Mai
A five-star intimate and exclusive luxury hotel situated just a short stroll from the charming northern city’s most lively street – Nimmanhaemin Soi 9, known locally as ‘coffee street’. Here you can take in the chic boutiques, galleries, bars and coffee shops, then return to your warm sanctuary at the Akyra Manor Chiang Mai hotel.
Things to do:
- Go zip lining with one of the many zip lining companies on offer.
- Go trekking in the Doi Inthanon National Park.
- Go white water rafting from Mae Chaem through to Ob Luang George.
The crazy heart of Thailand, Bangkok is a city which is a must-see. Initially, a real shock to the system so don’t be surprised if you don’t like it right away. However, you soon realise that Bangkok is, in fact, a wonderful place. After all, you get to explore temples, palaces, amazing markets, shops, one of the craziest nightlife scenes in the world, and of course, amazing Thai food.
Where to stay: Banyan Tree Bangkok
Escape the hustle and bustle of sightseeing in Bangkok and return to your hushed sanctuary which is the Banyan Tree Bangkok. Make sure you pay a visit to their famous Vertigo and Moon Bar. One of the highest rooftop bars in Thailand, you’ll be mesmerised by the views of Bangkok. Life doesn’t get any better.
Things to do:
- Visit the Grand Palace.
- Take a boat tour of the Chao Phraya river.
- Visit the floating markets around the city (Khlong Lat Mayom and Thaling Chan are the two most popular).
If you’re after the thrill of a city but also crave the crashing of waves then look no further than Hua Hin. One of the oldest beach resorts in Thailand, Hua Hin boasts 5 miles of beach but also has the lively buzz of a well-built city.
Where to stay: Aleenta Hua Hin – Pranburi Resort & Spa
This special boutique luxury resort and spa features 25 unique residence, most with a private pool. Each suite is located within steps of the golden beach Pak Nampran Bay and offers beautiful views of the stunning sunrise and sea views of the Gulf of Thailand.
Thing to do:
- Visit the Hua Hin Night Market.
Check out the Phraya Nakhon Cave.
- Take a swim at Pala-U-Waterfall.
- Take a look at the homemade arts and crafts at Cicada Market.
If you want a party then head to Pattaya. During the day the city’s beaches are full of people having a go at numerous waters sports and tanning themselves under the hot Thailand sun, in the evenings the streets come alive with people looking for an all night party.
Where to stay: Movenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya
Movenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya’s prime location is completed by an unspoiled stretch of beautiful coastline and stands as the region’s only international five-star hotel outside of central Pattaya. Get comfortable in spacious surroundings and enjoy spectacular Gulf of Thailand sunsets in all of the resort’s 260 rooms and suites that are stylishly comfortable. Indulge in impeccable cuisines at any of the resorts food and beverage outlets or relax and rejuvenate at the state-of-the-art spa.
Things to do:
- See the beautiful exotic flowers ar Nong Nooch Tropical Garden.
- Visit the incredible Pattaya Floating Market.
- Visit the beautiful Coral Island.
Krabi Province, which lies along the coast of the Andaman sea in Southern Thailand, is a top tourist destination due to its natural wonders. Here you can explore the beaches, clear water, extensive coral reefs, numerous caves, and waterfalls.
Where to stay: Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort
Nestled discreetly in a secluded area just steps away from the pristine white sand Klong Muong Beach lies the Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort. Offering 240 guest rooms and suites, two inviting beachfront pools, a variety of restaurants, and a spa set in the vast tropical gardens, the Resort is the perfect retreat for families. Plus, it’s only moments away from the beautiful cliff formations, lush forests, waterfalls, and caves Krabi is known for.
Things to do:
- Explore the Railay Beaches & Caves.
- Swim in the Emerald Pool.
- Relax in the Klong Thom Hot Springs.
- Kayak the Ao Luk Mangroves.
There you have it, a whole host of travel ideas along with some amazing hotel options, all available in your ENTERTAINER Hotels Worldwide. Not only that but you get the ENTERTAINER Hotels Worldwide completely free when you purchase any one of the ENTERTAINER products. Meaning you can buy one night and get one free in every single one of the hotels listed! Absolutely amazing! Enjoy!