Thailand

Bespoke and Tailor Made Holidays & Honeymoons to Thailand

Thailand has long been an attraction for the long haul traveller with many a back packer going for a few weeks and staying for months or even years!  It’s friendly people, beautiful beaches, colourful cultural centres and world class dive sites draw visitors in their thousands again and again. Flying time from the UK is about 12 hours and there are several direct flights as well as good connections via Dubai and the middle east.

Bordered by Cambodia, Laos, Burma and Malaysia and surrounded to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea, Thailand is a year round destination, but be careful if you are travelling to the coast or islands, it can be the rainy season on the east coast but not on the west or vice versa! Northern Thailand has three main seasons being dry and cool from November to March, hot from April to June and rainy from July to October.  In the south of Thailand there is further rain November to January.  The best overall time to visit is November to March, but April to November is good on the East coast and Koh Samui as it gets very little rain, when the western coast experiences monsoons!

If you love diving or want to get your PADI, it’s cheaper here than some other destinations and the diving is superb. The dramatic limestone rock formations and tropical beaches of the islands around the Andaman coast and Phi Phi offer fabulous snorkelling and diving (and you’ll recognise the scenery from the film ‘The Beach’).  This is a gorgeous honeymoon destination, there are plenty of idyllic tropical islands around Thailand and special hideaways. Luxury hotels and spas offer the ultimate in tropical pampering! The Six Senses hotels have many properties around Thailand and offer luxurious and relaxing settings to enjoy their award winning Six Senses Spa facilities. Banyan Tree also have luxury pampering options with their rainforest hydrotherapy spa.

Travel in style by rail on the Eastern and Oriental Express which journeys from Singapore to Bangkok or take local transport to get to know the people. Travelling by train through Thailand is very easy.  Visit the busy and colourful markets, one of the best is the Bangkok Chatuchak Weekend Market.

For more adventurous activities head to the north and explore the beautiful forests and mountains around Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai.  Visit the elephants and temples and hike the many trekking trails or try your hand at rafting. Ask me about family adventures to Thailand, the kids love meeting the elephants and there is so much to see and do in this fabulous country! There is a three night elephant hills and rainforest experience accessed from Phuket which is an incredible holiday for all the family.

Twin or three centre trips here are ideal, I would recommend combining Bangkok with the north around Chiang Mai and then some down time on a beautiful beach!  There are really good group escorted or adventure tours here too, so don’t worry if you are travelling alone or want to join others. Thailand is a wonderful place to get under the soul of the country, mix with the friendly locals, visit their villages, homes and markets and even take part in some volunteering projects. Eco-tourism is generally very good in Thailand and there are several hotels and resorts which have a very responsible view of tourism.

Beach honeymoons are popular in Thailand but there is a great range of accommodation and the resorts and islands vary in size, so ask me to check out the options for you. Phuket and Krabi tend to be quite busy and Phuket particularly is very lively.  Fine if you want nightlife and bars, but if you want a little piece of tropical paradise, there are some amazing hidden gems on the smaller islands!  Koh Chang is Thailand’s second largest island but has retained traditional charm and natural beauty and sits in the Gulf of Thailand east of Pattaya towards the border with Cambodia.  To the west in the Andaman sea, accessed by boat from Krabi or Phuket are the smaller islands of the Phi Phi group and Koh Lanta and Koh Yao which offer amazing seascapes and superb diving. Koh Samui in th Gulf of Thailand is ever growing in popularity but is beautiful and if you go off peak you can still experience the tropical island Robinson Crusoe atmosphere, although there are a lot of bars and hotels here.

Some suggestions of the quieter, more idyllic places for your Thailand beach holiday include Phi Phi Island Village, which is on it’s own in Loh-Ba-Gao Bay on Phi Phi Don island.  The rooms here are traditionally Thai in style, thatched chalets on raised decks set amongst the palm forest.  There are beach front chalets as well, a spa and a dive centre. The Paradise Koh Yao is in Phang Nga Bay which is famous for its limestone formations and is away from the major tourist resorts and largely untouched.  This is a great option to enjoy the natural beauty of Thailand and it has a spa and some pool and jacuzzi villas. Another perfect honeymoon choice would be the award winning Zeavola on Phi Phi Don which is on a pristine sandy beach at Laem Tong, accessed by private speedboat.  All the rooms are luxury suites with seperate living and garden areas, plus there is a spa and dive centre.

Give us a call to discuss what will work best for you and let me put together the perfect bespoke Thailand holiday or honeymoon. Airlines often have special offers on for the Far East so ask me to search different carriers for you.

 

Thank you so much for arranging our lovely honeymoon to Thailand - service was 5 star (you got the most value for money for our budget without hassling us - which we found was a problem with other agents). A highlight was the floating camp at Elephant Hills. Amazing .... Sat watching wild gibbons for hours. The trip was unbelievable and amazing - we absolutely loved it and will be using you again!!
Catherine & Gareth – Thailand honeymoon (Nov 2016)
December 14, 2016

Thailand was great we had an amazing time thank you so much! We loved both the hotels and their locations and would highly recommend both. Resort recommendation was excellent. I'm not sure we would have come across these hotels on our own and they were both exactly what we were looking for. Also thank you for getting such a good price for us. I was surprised that this holiday was not more expensive! Highlights -
Molloy Family – Thailand (July 2016)
August 10, 2016

Great time had by both of us, lots to see and find interesting, some bits not as good as others but none bad! Enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere at Tanjong Jara and meeting Chef Ann!! Great holiday, good memories, and thank you as ever for arranging it and for rapid responses to my emails even whilst travelling. Here's to the next one!
Jenny & David Stagg – Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore (Feb – Mar 2016)
March 23, 2016

Just a quick email to say thank you so much for organising our lovely relaxing holiday to Thailand. All the transport worked well and the hotel on Koh Samet was just what the doctor ordered. Le Vimarn Cottages was a very quiet resort which was lovely. Banyan Tree Hotel in Bangkok was perfect - the moon bar on top was amazing well worth the very expensive G&T!
Sally Watts – Thailand (Feb 2016)
March 22, 2016

Thank you for our tailor made holiday to Cambodia and Vietnam (with Dubai stop over). You listened to what we wanted and made the changes to our itinerary as requested. The ground agents were fantastic, the guides were always on time and everything was organised very efficiently. There were many fantastic sights and experiences. Halong Bay was a particular favourite of mine.
Malc, Sue, Tony and Karen – Indo China (Jan 2016)
March 22, 2016

It was great to have your help, advice and guidance on where to go on our travels for our Honeymoon in Thailand. La Flora was beautiful and Khao Sok National Park and the elephants amazing! We were sad to leave but had so many great memories, thank you again for all your help to make this happen.
Kilda and Lee – Thailand (Feb 2014)
April 29, 2014

Lovely people, lovely food …. fascinating culture, the elephants rocked! Thanks for everything you did this time round Jules. We have been so fortunate to visit amazing places in the past – but this (and the consensus of all) was the holiday to top all holidays.
Long family – Thailand (July 2013)
August 8, 2013

I set Jules the challenge to find us a family holiday for October half term, somewhere in Asia. A stickler for detail and high standards, I was after luxury, comfort and culture. We had an incredible 10 days in Thailand, a wonderful holiday which we all thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you Jules!
Lloyd Family – Thailand (October 2012)
January 25, 2013

We had a a fabulous time in Thailand! Everything went very smoothly - thanks for all your organisation. The Elephant Hills experience was just AMAZING! A huge thank you to you for putting it all together and making it happen. It was EXACTLY what we were looking for - and it was done in style. It was the unforgettable family experience it was always meant to be.
Holland Family – Thailand (August 2012)
August 20, 2012

Even though my husband and I have very particular requests, you managed to tailor the holiday perfectly. Given we went to Bangkok, Chang Mai, Phuket and Koh Yao (our favourite!!) the changeovers and transfers were flawless and hassle free. Thank you for all your patience and help before we went, It was perfect. A megamoon never to forget.....
Natalie & Giles Dunn – Thailand (Dec 2011)
February 20, 2012

One of the things I have come to love about you, Jules, is that you listen and take on board what makes me tick, and then tailor the holiday to fit me, not just try to convince me to fit a holiday in a brochure!
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