Many people claim Phuket is too busy and crowded for a truly peaceful vacation – they’re wrong! Phuket is more than party resorts and packed beaches. You can also find some truly tranquil locations for a peaceful vacation away from stresses and noise. In fact, Phuket has some of the best beachfront resorts in the country for getting away from it all. Check out these secluded, private and peaceful Phuket resorts for when you want to switch off, chill out, and relax in style.
It’s impossible to put all the great restaurants in Hua Hin into one list. There are many places in this popular seaside resort that deserve a mention, but too little space to do it. Hua Hin is famous for its seafood and boasts numerous seafood eateries. You can also dine well on traditional Thai food and international favorites. We took a closer look at where to eat in Hua Hin and what you should be looking for on the menu.
Great news – when you visit Koh Samui you are in for a gastronomic treat. You certainly won’t go hungry on this vacation island. In fact, Koh Samui offers such a diverse range of food everyone will be able to find their favorite. Koh Samui restaurants cater to all tastes and styles, from budget backpackers to special luxury anniversary. Find your ideal Koh Samui restaurant right here.
The riverside in Bangkok is one of the city’s coolest places. Literally – the breezes from the water are welcome during sweltering days and nights. It’s a wonderful place to escape the bustle of the inner city for a while. Bangkok riverside is also a great place to chill out in style, with a diversity of excellent restaurants and bars offering outstanding views alongside amazing food. Here are our picks of the best places to make the most of the Chao Phraya River’s views and food.
Koh Samui has rapidly been making a name for itself as the Thai island for complete rest, relaxation and well-being. Koh Samui spas are top class and you can choose from a variety of ways of being pampered, from five star resorts to boutique yoga retreats. Find rejuvenating hot stone massage, body wraps, holistic healthcare and – of course – Thai massage. Take a look at these spas, health centers and retreats for your next healthy Koh Samui vacation.
Hotels in Chinatown cater to all budgets, from backpacker to luxury seeker. Chinatown is the multicultural district in the center of Bangkok – a busy, bustling place with Yaowarat Road running through the neighborhood. It’s the home of Bangkok’s large Chinese community, with Indian settlers also in abundance. During the day the area doesn’t stand out much from the rest of Bangkok but with the neon signs lit at night and the street stalls serving wonderful delicacies, this is a place not to be missed. Find your favorite Chinatown hotel here.
Sometimes it’s just not enough to have a gorgeous resort swimming pool or access to one of Phuket’s lovely beaches. Sometimes the pool is just too busy, and you need a little private space. Sometimes it’s just too many steps to the beach. Which is where Phuket’s luxury private pool villas solve everything.
When you only have vacation time in the summer months like July and August, and you want to come to Phuket, should you do it? July is in the rainy season, so is it good to come to Phuket in July? Phuket is an all-year vacation destination and it is true that there is a dry season which tends to be more popular. But you can get good weather at any time, and score excellent value accommodation outside of peak season. Here is our guide to what’s good about Phuket in every month of the year.
Kata Beach is also one of the best beaches in Phuket for its range of accommodation options. You can choose from cheap, clean guesthouses when you are on a budget or luxury resorts for all the family. Kata Yai and Kata Noi are the two different bays at Kata, and Kata Noi is the quietest. Both have a variety of beach hotels and resorts spread out along the sand, and there are also some nice choices a little further away from the beach. Here are some options for your next vacation in Kata beach, Phuket.
Hot on the heels of our post on luxurious Koh Samui resorts for families comes this update with some smaller, more affordable options when traveling with kids. These beachfront boutique resorts are ideal for families, with plenty of space, lovely amenities, and attention to detail that deliver a vacation to remember. Check out these top beach resorts when you are traveling with children.