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There are so many holidays and amazing destinations to choose from that it can sometimes be hard to pick where you want to go. However, if you want to go on an adventure to a place with incredible hotels, remarkable landscapes and where smiles are simply par for the course, then Thailand could well be the perfect destination for you.
It is little wonder that millions of holidaymakers choose Thailand year in, year out. This fabulous destination, known affectionately as the ‘Land of Smiles’, is one of the most magical and diverse locations on Earth. White sandy beaches with cobalt waters, a stunning array of national parks and vibrant historic cities mean that Thailand has something to satisfy the needs of every type of traveller.
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Whether it’s the stunning beaches of Koh Kood, the exciting buzz that accompanies a visit to Bangkok or the spiritual reawakening that can come from Chiang Mai’s many Buddhist temples. With Kenwood Travel you are sure to find a Thailand multi-centre holiday that’s diverse and thrilling.
Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai
Found in Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai both offer tourists a true taste of Thai hospitality and culture. Chiang Rai, which acts as the commercial hub of Southeast Asia’s Golden Triangle, is a vibrant destination set against a backdrop of stunning mountains. Chiang Mai meanwhile is one of Thailand’s largest cities and is home to around 200 Buddhist temples which are simply a delight to discover. Those looking to enjoy a faster pace of life on holiday will find much excitement in Chiang Mai’s animated nightlife. Holidaying in Northern Thailand could be the best decision you ever make.
4 nights Bed & Breakfast Anantara Chiang Mai, 4 nights Bed & Breakfast Anantara Golden Triangle from £1525 per person
Anantara Chiang Mai Resort and Spa certainly deserves its place as Chiang Mai’s most contemporary five star hotel. Rooms here feature incredible floor to ceiling sliding glass doors which heightens the feeling of light and spaciousness. A real highlight is the hotel’s sumptuous spa which offers a range of oriental treatments that are sure to reinvigorate your senses and make you feel good as new.
Anantara Golden Triangle is the perfect hotel for anybody looking to experience Thailand’s more natural side. This hotel, set along the beautiful Ruak River, is so unique largely due to its incredible Elephant Camp. Guests at the hotel are invited to learn about these beautiful animals and can also enjoy a real up close experience with the Discovery Package which includes elephant riding lessons and a trek.
Bangkok & Hua Hin
Bangkok’s glowing reputation as a metropolitan capital precedes it, and so it should. Where else on earth sparkles with as much life and energy? Experience famous Thai street food on the Khao San road, a dynamic nightlife and music scene, designer hopping in the Siam Square malls and Thailand’s rich historic legacy displayed at the National Museum. The big city can be exchanged for a coastal enclave with a visit to Hua Hin.
Travellers and locals alike flock to the area for its white beaches, gourmet restaurants, spas and excellent resort bars. Water sports enthusiasts welcome its world class dive spots.
3 nights Bed & Breakfast Banyan Tree Bangkok, 7 nights Bed & Breakfast Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas from £1315 per person
In a city that enchants visitors with its vibrant, colourful approach to life, it’s only right your hotel should do the same. Discover 61 storeys of contemporary cuisine, live music, heavenly spa treatments and tropical cocktails – drink in the views from rooftop bars Vertigo and Moonbar whilst enjoying a celestial nightcap! Your elegantly appointed room pairs modern styling with Thai traditions for a fresh, sophisticated finish.
It’s the small details, like the hypoallergenic pillows and the personalized
services that make this all pool-villa hotel special. Restful nights are guaranteed
in your Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ bed and the relaxation continues at the
reenergizing Spa. Staying active is a breeze at the fitness centre and a classy,
yet chilled-out Dalah Restaurant promises you an array of culinary choices to
exceed every expectation.
Koh Chang & Koh Kood
Koh Chang, which means ‘elephant head’ owing to the shape of the island, has in recent years become an extremely popular tourist destination. Its beaches are unrivalled and are presided over by impressive mountains and cliffs blanketed in lush, and largely undisturbed, jungle. A similarly beautiful island in Eastern Thailand is Koh Kood where the sublime effort that has been put into conservation is extremely evident. Koh Kood again boasts some breathtaking beaches as well as some other noteworthy natural features including the Hlong Chao Waterfall, which has its own natural pool for swimming in.
5 nights Bed & Breakfast Amari Emerald Cove Resort Koh Chang, 5 nights Bed & Breakfast Away Koh Kood Resort from £1145 per person
Situated on Koh Chang’s immaculate Klong Prao Beach, Amari Emerald has everything you need to enjoy a fantastic beach break. The 165 rooms have handy features including an in room safe and solid wood furniture, you will also be treated to an undisturbed view of the hotel’s 50 metre private beach. Be sure to check out Just Thai restaurant for an array of authentic Thai cuisine.
Away Koh Kood’s lovely bungalows all offer private terraces with sea views that will transport you to sheer serenity. During your stay be sure to visit the resort’s YanSpa which will give you access to a range of exquisite treatments by the waters of the Gulf of Thailand, which can be explored via the resort’s dive centre! A visit to Escape, Away Koh Kood’s restaurant, is also a must with delicious food and great views across the bay on offer.
Phuket & Krabi
Rightly lauded as one of the world’s top tropical locations, the island of Phuket is an enchanting mix of historic mystery and coastal beauty. Take a ‘wat’ temple tour and step back through time or just relax on a fine, white sandy beach. Rock climbers and romantics alike love the little city of Krabi, keen to be inspired by its majestic limestone karsts. Here discerning travellers discover true resort luxury and stunning natural splendour amid a lively downtown social scene. Excellent bars, restaurants and massage parlours offer very reasonable prices in the city. A combination not to be missed.
5 nights Bed & Breakfast Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, 5 nights Bed & Breakfast Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi from £1135 per person
The carefully landscaped gardens that meander through the grounds here contribute to a unique sense of seclusion within nature. A charming river network also adds to the innate tranquillity at this five-star property on Karon Beach, onto whose dazzling white sands its doors open. A luxuriant spa will calmly revitalise guests while the tempo can be picked up with tennis and reef dives.
Beautiful coastal stretches characterised by gleaming white beaches and sparkling blue waters make Krabi a big draw for those wishing to explore southern Thailand’s charms. In Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas you have both a first rate HQ to return home each evening, and a destination-resort in itself. Relax by the pool, work out in the gym or rent a boat to the secluded bay community of Ton Sai for an authentic glimpse of traditional Thai culture.
Thai honeymoon bliss
Make the first chapter in the story of your new life together as intimate and unforgettable as you always dreamed. Thai honeymoons have all the hallmarks of the classic romantic
getaway. Choose Thailand to forge those special memories to which you will return year after year.
Advising guests to expect resplendent luxury at Phulay Bay, a Ritz Carlton Reserve, is no understatement. The five-star hotel experience is practically re-written here. It’s the quintessential Thai holiday setting, around 170 km from Phuket, and imbued with natural beauty – look no further than the glistening Andaman Sea rippling softly against the coral beach, and the palm-fringed pool that overlooks it. The resort sits snugly in a coral bay before a lush rainforest, allowing guests to discover waterfalls, caves and fresh water pools. Take a shuttle boat tour to Koh Hong – one of the many picturesque islands that dot the horizon – and explore the hidden green lagoon. Accommodation types are divided between villas and pavilions. Only 54 in total, these abodes gain an exclusive, boutique-style air from the very fact that their number is limited. Each one is a private sanctuary built around true comfort and relaxation. Rainforest showers, large walk-in wardrobes, plunge pools, verandas and cosy daybeds all play their part in what is destined to be a blissful stay.
7 nights Bed & Breakfast from £1549 per person | Price includes 15% early booking discount and two free nights
Anantara Si Kao Resort and Spa perfectly encapsulates the best qualities of Thailand and is the perfect place to let Honeymoon romance blossom. Anantara Si Kao is located just an hour south of Krabi’s powdery shores and allows you and your loved one to usher in your new life together while listening to the soothing natural soundtrack provided by the Andaman Sea. For ultimate relaxation the Anantara Spa offers a range of amazing treatments that will transport you both to pure bliss. For an experience that will stay long in the memory, take advantage of Anantara’s Romantic Journey treatment. Here you will both be pampered with treatments that include a floral scrub to smoothen the skin, a delectable massage with aromatic oils and a luxurious facial to finish. Dining at Anantara Si Kao is an absolute joy, Acqua serves delicious Italian favourites while for a more traditional Thai dining experience Leelawadee is perfect. Numerous excursions can be arranged by the hotel for you and your loved one including an incredible trip to see gentle Dugongs.
7 nights Bed & Breakfast from £979 per person | Price includes 10% summer discount
Few places can rival Phi Phi Island for sheer beauty and majesty. Rocketed to international fame after being featured as the main location for Leonardo DiCaprio
blockbuster The Beach, the island is now a must see. Zeavola perfectly blends in with this paradise to create a resort where you and your significant other can enjoy ushering in your new life together in style. The resort’s villas and suites are supremely comfortable and come complete with sublime views and WiFi internet access for your convenience. Baxil, named for the basil leaves that give Thai cuisine much of its flavour, serves delicious traditional cuisine and also offers an exotic breakfast full of local delicacies. For beachside dining you can enjoy the Tacada restaurant which serves Italian and other international dishes. To explore the incredibly diverse waters around Phi Phi, you and your loved one can make use of the PADI certified diving school where a friendly team of teachers will show you how to enjoy the stunning reefs to the full.
9 nights Bed & Breakfast from £1245 per person | Price includes stay 9 nights pay 6 offer
Akaryn is located on Koh Samui, which is one of Thailand’s largest and most beautiful islands. When you experience a Honeymoon at this resort you and your loved one are encouraged to become at one with your surroundings to truly immerse yourself in what this incredible island is all about. Ayurah, the resort’s spa taken from the Sanskrit word for longevity, offers a range of massage treatments that will soothe aching muscles. For full rejuvenation, take the Earth Element Ritual which includes a heavenly milk & honey body wrap. The resort’s accommodation consists of gorgeously appointed villas and suites that each come with their own pool as well as an iPod and iDock so you can listen to your favourite music as you sit back and relax. The jewel in the resort’s crown is Hanuman Bay. This idyllic stretch of beach is perfect for loosening up and surrendering to luxury. True to its ethics, Akaryn runs a conservation project that ensures that the resort’s impact on the
surrounding environment is kept to a minimum.
7 nights Bed & Breakfast from £1015 per person | Price includes 20% summer discount
Luxuriant land of smiles
Luxury resorts in Thailand more than hold their own on the world stage. Brimming with first-rate facilities and elegant appointments in some of the planet’s most idyllic locations,
it’s no wonder ‘the land of smiles’ has become the go-to getaway for the global jet-set.
Discover a direct connection with island paradise at this exclusive resort. Via the tranquility of your pool villa – and the balance it strikes with the surrounding landscape – you’ll feel at once peaceful and energised. As the solo resort on the islet of Koh Naha Yai off the eastern Phuket coast, this beachside bolthole is the definition of escapism. Its famous west-facing sunsets illuminate the islands and outcrops dotting the horizon and provide iconic backdrops as you wine and dine al fresco at Tonsai, My Grill or Z-Bar. Taste the best of Thai cuisine, surf & turf and tapas respectively at these superb eateries. Activities and opportunities to explore are abundant here too. Dive into windsurfing, sailing or kayaking in the azure ocean waters or swim leisurely in the infinity pool. Land leisure comes in the form of beach volleyball, nature hikes and bike tours. Meanwhile, aching muscles meet their match at one of the resort’s top features: Naka Spa is a sanctuary of serenity and attentive treatments, housed on its very own island. Afterwards, retire to the comfort of your quarters with their vaulted ceiling, LED Television and Bose® iPod
7 nights Bed & Breakfast from £1299 per adult | Price includes two free nights plus 15% early booking discount
Imagine lying back on a sunkissed beach in Koh Samui, far from the pressures of your daily routine. Thongson Bay on the island’s north shore is a subtropical wonderland of lush greenery, a charming natural waterfall and pristine sands lapped by the sparkling ocean. Here you will find five-star Melati Beach Resort & Spa: your ticket to paradise. Accommodations, ranging from 70 – 200sqm in size, are sublimely furnished and decorated. By staying true to their traditional Thai village design, the villas and suites manage to bring the outside in and vice versa. Modern facilities including broadband and satellite TV equip the rooms and many boast private swimming pools. Massages, facials, wraps and scrubs at Melati Spa have at their core the scent of jasmine – ‘the essence of the Orient’. The resulting relaxation you will feel is simply award-winning. Kan Sak Restaurant serves delectable all-day dining right on the beach while Sea View Terrace & Lounge hosts engaging events like Ice Cream Social and Sports Night. For the ultimate in decadence, why not book a personal chef to dish up sizzling barbecue and other
favourites in the privacy of your villa?
7 nights Bed & Breakfast from £935 per adult | Price includes 30% discount
Cape Nidhra Hotel, Hua Hin
While this secluded beachfront retreat is a destination in itself, it also doubles as a great base from which to explore all that Hua Hin and its environs have to offer. Why not start with a visit to the local floating market which features elephant shows courtesy of Hua Hin Safari? Mountain bike tours reveal tropical treasures of the lush, surrounding landscape while a kayak trip down the lazy Khao Kalok River brings a fresh perspective to the region’s native beauty. Nearby golf, kiteboarding and vineyard tours are highly recommended too. Back at the resort, each suite comes complete with private plunge, so respite from the warm, balmy weather is always within reach. Slip into your special resort sandals and pack your beach bag, ready to spend the afternoon lazing on the soft sands. Come nightfall, a lively social scene unfolds at On the Rocks Bar and further revelry can be sought at Hua Hin night market where delicious food and refreshing drinks are available. Your taste buds are also in for a special treat at Rocks Restaurant where fresh seafood meets Thai delicacies to create a culinary world of choice.
7 nights Bed & Breakfast from £785 per adult | Price includes two free nights
The classic image of Thailand – the one that captures our imaginations – is to be found at Layana Resort and Spa on the tranquil island of Koh Lanta Yai. Far from the tourist trail you’ll find fifty-one stylish guestrooms nestled on three kilometres of ivory sands. Exotic gardens greet the glistening shore which opens to a vast horizon: it’s box-office stuff. Thoughtful extras like a DVD-&-book library give guests the option of packing light while still enabling time to sit back in quiet entertainment. The island air seems imbued with a sense of peace and spiritual wellness and these qualities become tangible in the Linger Longer Spa. You’ll feel radiant and refreshed with a rekindled glow as you experience massage and facial therapies. Head over to the resort’s salt-water swimming pool and order a cool cocktail at Sundowner Bar and Lounge. Meanwhile, the Tides Restaurant beachfront tables allow you to enjoy authentic Thai cuisine before spellbinding ocean views. Take part in some great activities too with sunset cruises, cooking lessons, scuba diving, snorkelling and elephant trekking available to those with a spirit of discovery.
8 nights Bed & Breakfast from £1179 per adult | Price includes double your stay offer, four free nights and return ferry transfers to/from Koh Lanta
Thailand would not hold the moniker of ‘The Land of Smiles’ if it weren’t an amazing destination for family holidays. This incredible country has wonderful hotels, breathtaking
landscapes and activities that will make your next family holiday one that will last long in the memory.
Located in stunning Khao Sok, Elephant Hills Luxury Tented Camp will let you and your family gain a unique insight into some of the World’s most fascinating and beautiful creatures. During your visit you will be staying in one of the thirty hand crafted tents which each come complete with well-appointed en suite bathrooms. The centre of the camp houses the restaurant which serves traditional delicacies such as Pad Thai, papaya salad and delectable Thai curries. A stay at this wonderful camp wouldn’t be complete without enjoying the Elephant Experience. This once in a lifetime opportunity allows guests to get up close and personal with elephants in a way that most people will never have thought possible. Here you will be allowed to touch, feed and discover the elephants’ more playful side as you watch them enjoy their daily bath! To truly get a sense of what Thailand’s natural side is all about, look no further than Elephant Hills.
3 nights/4 day Full Board Jungle Lake Safari from £915 per adult £755 per child | Price includes elephant experience, canoe safari and Cheow Larn Lake exploration and jungle trekking
The Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort in Pattaya has everything you and your clan needs to enjoy a special adventure together in Thailand. This is one of the first themed hotels to spring up in Thailand and combines African Safari and tropical elements to create a truly unique vibe throughout. The jewel in the resort’s crown is the 230 metre private beach where guests can find a whole host of activities including kayaking and sailing. The Lost World water park meanwhile is a jungle themed haven of fun with five swimming pools, 12 waterslides, waterfalls, rope bridges and, for those looking for a more relaxed way to get wet, a lazy river. Children are well looked after at Centara Grand Mirage with Camp Safari. Designed for children aged between four and nine, Camp Safari provides a wide array of challenging and fun adventures for little ones to get their teeth stuck into. For the adults, the resort’s Cenvaree Spa offers a range of treatments that will help whisk you away to total tranquility and well being.
7 nights Bed & Breakfast from £699 per adult £615 per child | Price includes three free nights
In providing such gracious and attentive service, the JW Marriot puts you in the spotlight. Your warm welcome will be the sign of things to come as the hospitality extends throughout your stay. Just 15 km north of Phuket airport yet a million miles from your daily grind, a wonderful world unfolds. Mandara Spa sets the tone for calm relaxation and indeed, you’ll find plenty of time to do not much – gaze upon the endless horizon as you cool off in one the resort’s three spectacular infinity pools. Active lifestyle are easily catered for too: maintain your workout schedule at the high-tech gym, or satisfy your adventurous impulse with elephant treks, wildlife safaris and sensational island diving nearby. The Sirinath National Marine Park, Phuket Aquarium and famous viewpoint Promthep Cape are also in the local area. Draped in fine silks with polished wood floors and terracotta tiling, your guest room guarantees sheer comfort, not to mention cinematic ocean or garden views from the balcony. 11 restaurants and bars encourage culinary discovery while Ginja Cooking school teaches you the secrets of Thai cuisine.
7 nights Bed & Breakfast from £799 per adult £669 per child | Price includes two free nights
The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani sits on the golden swathes of Nang Thong beach and is moments away from Khao Lak’s shopping hub. Contemporary stylings employ the shapes, textures and colour palette of the resort’s tropical shorefront location and, as such, bring the outside in with vibrant blues, yellows and greens. This harmony with nature is charmingly echoed in your room’s bright airy feel. Boasting all the luxury comforts you need for an elegant home-from-home, accommodations also supply the necessary mod-cons like complimentary WiFi. Family Rooms include a moveable partition for parent’s privacy while Pool Access Junior Suites have private plunge pools. Manicured gardens weave throughout the resort’s exterior, incorporating the pool and pool bar. Why not stop for a cocktail before taking your lunch outside at Talay Restaurant. The fresh grilled seafood here is a particular highlight. Alternatively, book a romantic table for two
at The Floating Market which fronts the lagoon. They say serenity is the ultimate luxury. Discover it at The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani, approximately 60 km from
7 nights Bed & Breakfast from £739 per adult £615 per child | Price includes early booking discount
Emirates regularly flies directly to Dubai from a choice of six UK airports, from here you can easily find connections to move onwards to Thailand as well as 130 other destinations. Since its inception in 1985 Emirates has gone on to win more than 400 international awards for the unparalleled experience it offers its passengers.
Both on the ground and in the air passengers are treated like royalty. Before takeoff, Business and First Class travellers can treat themselves to a chauffeur-driven ride to the airport before experiencing seamless baggage handling and expedited check-in. On board meanwhile, all passengers are served delicious meals and are offered up to 1,500 channels of on demand entertainment. To start your Thailand adventure in the most perfect way, choose Emirates. Boutique airline Bangkok Airways meanwhile treats passengers of all classes to airport lounges, here a host of complimentary snacks and drinks are available as well as free internet access and a kids’ area. The lounge for Business class passengers also boasts shower and massage facilities.
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