South East Asia has long been a backpacker’s favourite destination for its incredible adventure, stunning scenery and affordable prices.
But make no mistake, this tropical continent is also home to some of the world’s most opulent resorts, exclusive spa escapes, and unforgettable jungle retreats.
So if you’re in need of some serious relaxation, breathtaking beaches and nothing but the best hospitality then put Thailand at the top of your bucket list.
Boasting over 1000 islands and spectacular temples, once you have experienced the magic of Thailand, you will undoubtedly be back again and again.
Famously known as the land of smiles, Thailand is renowned for its outstanding hospitality.
Expect the warmest of welcomes and 5 star service guaranteed at each of these handpicked recommendations.
It’s impossible to travel to Thailand and not experience Bangkok city life at its finest.
There’s so much to soak up in this lively capital, from stunning temples to floating markets and vibrant nightlife.
Bangkok is many tourists first and last destination when they’re in Thailand, and they risk leaving little time to truly explore all it has to offer.
The ancient city of Ayutthaya, what once was Thailand’s capital is a fascinating excursion whilst based in Bangkok.
Wander around the spectacular ruins, which date back to 1350 and get a true feel of the grandeur and history of ancient Siam.
One of the best feelings is venturing away from the tried and tested tourist cities and beaches, and exploring somewhere slightly off the beaten track. The small bohemian village of Pai is truly a hidden gem in Thailand’s far North West.
The long and winding mountain journey is definitely worth it when you arrive. Nestled in a valley surrounded by nature, Pai oozes relaxation and creativity.
It boasts natural thermal springs, incredible street food, a canyon and a beautiful calming river. Time truly slows down here, giving you memories to last a lifetime.
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If you only get chance to visit one sight, make it Bangkok’s most famous landmark – the Grand Palace.
Built in 1782 as the official residence of the Kings of Siam, this stunning complex is an architectural jewel. It’s also home to one of the most important temples in Bangkok – the Wat Phra Kaew ( temple of the emerald Buddha).
Keemala Resort & Spa
Phuket is Thailand’s largest island, and as such boasts some of it’s most popular white sand beaches, unmistakable nightlife and the best high end hotels and restaurants.
If you’re after an exclusive treetop retreat then high up in the rainforest is the 5 star Keemala Resort & Spa.
Nestled in the hills overlooking Kamala’s Patong beach, Keemala’s main focus is promoting wellness and tranquility, through Phuket’s cultural philosophy.
Mala spa offers award winning detox and healing programmes, aiding physical and spiritual growth. And it’s easy to see why it’s such a sought after resort; with holistic treatments, fine dining and private pools overlooking the ocean.
Bumrungrad International Hospital
With its international reputation and hotel-like service standards, the Bumrungrad International Hospital is a hotspot for health tourism.
Medical, wellness and cosmetic treatments are available here, bringing patients from all over the world.
There are many hotels nearby which are recommended by the Hospital to ensure a comfortable visit.