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By March 28, 2021April 22nd, 2023No Comments

Witness rich history, inspiring cultures & magical sights unfold before you

Often referred to as the “land of smiles”, Thailand is a Southeast Asian country known for its tropical beaches, grandiose palaces, ancient runes, and ornate temples. A land of contrasts, Thailand offers thriving metropolises juxtaposed with rural villages. A country known for its mouth-watering cuisine, friendly people, and beautiful beaches. Steeped in history and culture, Thailand is a destination that draws you in and leaves you wanting more. 

"Thailand was a revelation to me; the landscapes, the culture, the food, and the people."

Fiona Bruce

Bangkok, the capital city, and gateway to all destinations, is the vibrant heart of the country. East meets West in this bustling city situated at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River where sacred temples share the skyline with modern skyscrapers.

The capital’s attractions are endless with more than 400 temples to explore, Thai cooking classes, phenomenal dining options, river cruises, and of course the superb shopping. Whether shopping at the elite stores or in the local markets, there is something for everyone.

Image courtesy of Anantara Siam Bangkok

Our favorite place to stay in Bangkok must be Anantara Siam Bangkok. A blend of traditional Thai decor with contemporary comforts offering easy access to everything that Bangkok offers. The perfect place to explore the city from. 

An iconic address in Bangkok delivering a luxurious haven in the midst of the city that never sleeps.

"If Thailand is one of the best countries to eat in, Chiang Mai is then a particularly good city to find yourself hungry."

Anthony Bourdain

Chiang Mai, christened the Rose of the North, is the cultural heart of the country. Still showcasing remnants of walls and moats from its history as a cultural and religious centre of the Lanna Kingdom, Chiang Mai is most famous for its ancient temples and striking mountainous landscapes.

Home to a myriad of natural attractions including national parks with plenty of opportunities for exploring.  

The city itself is an explorers paradise with plentiful museums, beautiful gardens, markets, and fantastic spas. Well known for it’s foodie scene, the Chiang Mai markets, street food vendors and restaurants offer you an in-depth foray into true Thai cuisine.

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

We highly recommend the Anatara Chiang Mai resort, located in the heart of the city, on the banks of the Mae Ping River.

With yoga, tai chi and thai boxing on offer at the resort there is no excuse to keep active. Cooking classes and spa treatments allow you to revel in the signature luxuries available to guests.

A popular destination in Thailand are the tropical beaches and hidden gems of Phuket. Located in the South, Phuket is the largest island in Thailand with an endless array of activities to entice you. As with the rest of Thailand, the food in Phuket is legendary and takes on its own distinct flavor profile with the combination of Thai, Chinese and Malay influences of the region. Exploring the old town, you will soon discover the diverse cultural and architectural influences. Museums, temples and Chinese shrines jostle for position in a city that is distinctive in its Thai heritage.

The white sands of the beaches are a drawcard for those visiting the island. Enjoying a catamaran cruise around the azure waters seeking out the hidden beaches and island is a must for all.

One of our favorite place to stay in Phuket is the Banyan Tree Resort, with its elegant architecture and situated in the exclusive Laguna Phuket community. Offering luxurious villas nestled on a saltwater lagoon and surrounded by lush gardens.

You will be spoiled for choice when it comes to experiencing the resort and island, from destination dining, spa treatments, cooking classes, island excursions, kayaking through sea caves, to yoga, beach activities and more. 

Image courtesy of Banyan Tree Resort

Golf in Thailand is a relatively young sport dating back to 1923 when King Vajiravudh The Great became interested in the sport and agreed to the construction of the first golf course. Thailand is now home to over 250 golf courses. With the natural beauty of the country at the fore, the golf courses are positioned to make the most of the setting. The Alpine Golf Club outside Bangkok was created from flat rice paddies and is now Thailand’s only man-made hilly golf course, setting a challenge for all who play there.

Alpine Chiang Mai Golf resort

Mountainous vistas or ocean views, each course celebrates it’s uniquely Thai heritage.

Also outside Bangkok is the Thai Country Club, one of the most prestigious golf courses and is regularly voted one of the top clubs in Asia. This is also the site of Tiger Woods’ renowned victory at the Asian Honda Classic in 1997. Designed by Ron Carl who was inspired by the surrounding teak forests and surrounded by mountains, the Alpine Chiang Mai Golf resort offers a challenging round. Since its inauguration in 2007, the Red Mountain Golf Club near Phuket has become one of Asia’s leading golf destinations. Meandering through the rugged terrain of what was a tin mine, the course offers a variety of challenges to the novice and experienced golfer. 

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