Accommodation in Thailand is as diverse as the country itself. This is the place where you can gaze across the turquoise sea from the infinity pool of your boutique Thailand hotel, stay on the cheap in Chiang Mai and pick up some Thai cooking lessons as part of the deal, or relax with the family in at an all-inclusive beachfront resort while your cares drift away under the warm tropical sun – there are so many ways to enjoy your stay in Thailand.
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Choose your style of Thailand hotel
Hotels in Thailand range from ultra-luxe 5-star resorts (with 6-star service) to modest places to lay your head in the bustling capital, Bangkok. With such a dazzling coastline and impressive array of islands, it’s no wonder that in Thailand, the beach resort is big. The Four Seasons Koh Samui is one of the most well-known, with airy and elegant villas as well as world-class restaurants and facilities. But Thailand truly is the destination for travellers on any budget so for all the decadent options at the top-end, there are just as many low-cost options for anyone wishing to spend their cash on adventure rather than thread count. Styles of hotel in Thailand include villas, guesthouses, boutique hotels, inns, resorts and village homestays.
Where to stay in Thailand
Your Thailand holiday will mostly likely start in Bangkok, which sets a chaotic pace from the moment you step out of the airport. Many of the city's high-end hotels are located in glittering Silom, including the world-famous Mandarin Oriental, while the equally opulent Peninsula overlooks the banks of the Chao Phraya River in Thon Buri. To the north of Thailand you’ll find the cooler climes of blissfully regal Chiang Mai, while Phuket is famous for its white-sand beaches and party scene, and nearby Krabi offers yet more perfect beaches plus the rock climbing hotspot of Rai Leh.
Best time to stay in Thailand
With Thailand offering a good choice of low-cost accommodation, choosing when to go becomes more about the weather than about when you might be able to land the best deal. While low season is from July to October, this is also monsoon season. The best time to travel, if you want slightly cooler temperatures and dry weather is November to March. Bear in mind that the holiday period over Christmas and New Year is always busy. April to June, or September and October are ideal times to stay in Thailand.
Getting around Thailand
Getting around Thailand requires a little careful planning if you plan on travelling its length and breadth, but is relatively easy if you only plan on walking from your resort to the beach and perhaps to some of the local restaurants. Buses and taxis are the best option for short trips, and travellers should note that choosing to hire a motorbike or scooter when you’re not experienced with Thai roads or road rules is not a wise move. Train routes will take you up to the north of the country, and internal flights are not overly expensive. If you’re travelling out to one of the islands, talk to your travel expert about catching a boat.
"This resort enjoys an ideal location, just 10 minutes' walk from the beach in the famous Patong area, which is home to many attractions frequented by tourists. Perfectly situated, this resort offers guests easy access to the restaurants, shopping centres and nightlife of Patong. Phuket Internati...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 May - 17 June 2019
Sunset Beach Resort
The best value hotel located at the Quiet Beach Front in Patong Area, Phuket. Sunset Beach Resort is for those wanting to be away from the hustle and bustle of Patongs main strip but close enough to visit it with a very short trip to the town center. Our hotel has many sea view rooms, a free form...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 April - 31 October 2019
Elephant Hills Jungle Safari, 1 night
Day 1 Phuket - Khao Sok Transfer from Phuket to Khao Sok. En-route, glimpses of tropical rural life here in southern Thailand can be caught. Upon arrival at Elephant Hills Camp, buffet lunch is served at 12:00pm, a variety of delicious Thai dishes cooked not too spicy awaits you. After lunch you ...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 May - 31 October 2019
Chaweng Cove Beach Resort
An idyllic resort built in contemporary Thai architecture set directly on the beach front location of the Vibrant Chaweng Beach. This property offers 101 cozily decorated guestrooms and classic charming bungalows nested in a tropical lush garden to be complimented with full services and facilitie...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 May - 15 July 2019
Centra Coconut Beach Resort Samui
Centra by Centara Coconut Beach Resort Samui is located on the secluded Thong Tanote Beach, on the south-western tip of Koh Samui, with views across to Koh Tan and Koh Mutsum, two renowned diving and snorkelling spots. Nestled amidst luxuriant natural surroundings the resort offers a variety of h...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 May - 30 June 2019
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