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Best Hotels in Thailand which Will Make Your Wife Feel Special

Thailand is a great and picturesque destination that is perfect for honeymoons or romantic couples trip. There are white sandy beaches and blue waters that made for a relaxing and tranquil visit. There are plenty of accommodations to choose from, whether it be romantic villas or five star hotels. There are wonderful beaches, pools, spas and cuisines to experience in Thailand. The below hotels and resorts are some of the best that Thailand has to offer and will surely make the perfect romantic getaway that your wife will love. Be ready to sit, relax and enjoy the tranquility that Thailand has to offer.

  • Ayara Hilltops – Phuket
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Ayara Hilltops wants you to reconnect with your peace of mind. They create a soothing atmosphere that is steeped in serenity and offers great indulgences. Some of these indulgences are private gardens, al fresco showers, lotus ponds or even your own infinity pool. They also have an amazing on-site restaurant, the Spice Poolside Restaurant where western and thai cuisine are served underneath the stars. The Ayara Hilltops are located on Surin Hill and overlook Surin Beach and the Andaman Sea on the northwestern coast of the island. There is plenty to do and plenty of ways to pamper you and your spouse. You can either spend a day lounging in the sun or taking a Thai cooking class. There is also fun activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, golfing available. Be sure to take your wife and spend a day at the spa where there are treatments to pamper both your mind and your body. 

Room rates begin at $145/night for a courtyard suite and go up from there.
  • Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai – Chiang MaiFour Seasons Resort Chiang Mai - Chiang Mai

Spend nights of luxury and relaxation in the lush tropics. There are great panoramic views from the rooms, whether it’s a villa or a pavilion room. There are great restaurants for Thai cuisine and other Asian specialties. There is a great spa that offers luxurious spa treatments for mind and body. The Four Seasons is a great way to indulge in a romantic getaway. 

Room rates start at $371/night for a Garden Pavilion Room and increase from there.
  • Rayavadee Resort  – KrabiRayavadee Resort - Krabi

This resort is situated on the Phranang Peninsula on the border of Krabi Marine National Park. The resort’s pavilion and luxury villas are located throughout tropical gardens and coconut groves, which are all just a few minutes walk from Railay and Phra Nang Beach. Rayavadee has 4 dining venues to choose from with cuisines that range from international to light Asian to traditional Thai. There is also a very relaxing spa that offers massages, facials, wraps, scrubs as well as salon services. The activities that are at the resort have their own guides and speedboats that invite guests to experience the best that the surrounding area has to offer. 

Room rates start at $433/night for a terrace pavilion room and go up from there.
  • The Peninsula Bangkok – Bangkokthailand tour packages

This resort has the luxury Thai style and comfort with guest rooms and suites that have magnificent river views. The rooms combine classic luxury with latest Peninsula high tech amenities. The rooms offer landscaped balconies where you and your wife can relax and the stunning views and have an intimate fine dining experience. There are also amazing pampering experience at the spa. The Peninsula offers the ultimate cultural experience and also features authentic Thai cuisine that features recipes from generations of Palace cooks. 

Rates start at $171/night for a Grand Room with a Balcony and rates go up from there.
  • The Pavilions Phuket – Phuketthailand tour packages

This resort creates a warm and inviting environment for couples, especially for those seeking privacy in one of Asia’s most popular beach destinations. The zen inspired interiors evoke romance. There is a 40 foot private infinity pool is perfect for an intimate champagne toast. The rainforest that surrounds you keeps the area around you silent and you can also hear the waves on the beach. There are amazing tranquil and relaxing activities such as floating in the pool, walking the gardens and getting a massage that will start with a scrub and continue from there to the relaxation. There is also a wonderful restaurant that has 360 views of the sea. 

Room Rates start at $119/night for a suite with a hill view and go up from there.
  • V Villas – Hua Hinthailand tour packages

The town of Hua Hin started as a beachside retreat for the royal family of Thailand and the V Villas keep that that royal heritage alive. There are ultra private villas that range from one to three bedrooms and are surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens, which is a great way to have a secluded getaway with your wife. There is even an award winning restaurant ont he premise, as well as meals and wine that can be arranged to have in your villa. There is a private pool and you can also take walks along the beach that stretches for more than three miles. There is alo an option of joining a guide and going for a drive towards the mountain to visit the palace of love and hope, Maruekhathaiyawan Teak Palace. 

Rates start at $444/night for a one bedroom pool villa suite and go up from there.
  • Nikki Beach Resort – Koh Samuithailand tour packages

The Nikki Beach beach club is the place to be in Koh Samui with Sunday parties that are fun and exciting with amazing signature mojitos. This is the perfect place to come if you and your spouse are looking for something fun and relaxing. During the week there is a more laid back atmosphere where there is a cinema night on Wednesday’s where classic movies accompany a gourmet dinner on the Bay of Thailand. There is an infinity pool, and aromatherapy products to shower with and plenty of opportunities to socialize with other guests with socials that happen under the stars. 

Room rates start at $177/night for a Garden Villa and go up from there.
  • Kanda Residences – Koh Samuithailand tour packages

Nestled on the island of Koh Samui the Kanda Residences are a luxurious resort to stay at. They have 36 contemporary pool villas. You can have views of the Gulf of Thailand waters and the amazing coast. The resort has its own private beach along with a spa and wellness center. The villas range from one to four bedrooms. The wellness center and spa offers thai massage, healing treatments, yoga, reiki sessions and many other amenities. There is also a golf course that is one of Thailand’s best courses. You can also visit the Big Buddah site and the Angthong MArine National Park. There is also access to other fun activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, and zip lining. There is a RockPool restaurant that has a menu of global flavors and cocktails. This is a great resort for an all around relaxing trip. 

Rent start at $560/night for a one bedroom courtyard villa and rates goes up.
  • Sri Panwa – Phuketthailand tour packages

This is located atop of Cape Panwa this resort feels like a tropical treehouse. There Each villa has three sides of glass windows that have amazing panoramic views of the Andaman Sea and along with a infinity pool that melts on the horizon. There are amazing white beaches that are perfect for lounging around with a cocktail from the rooftop bar. There is lso a pool club to enjoy and two different beach bars. There is also a great fondue style hotspot that’s perfect for hanging at and enjoy a different dining experience. 

Rates start at $313 for a pool suite on the sunset side and rates go up from there.
  • Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa – Chiang Maithailand tour packages

This resort goes for minimalistic luxury and is located in Northern Thailand’s most culturally significant cities. There is a 112 foot pool that is perfect for having a relaxing and chill day. There are also a lot of quirky cafe’s and galleries in Chiang Mai. You can also take a bicycle ride out of town to the mountainside Buddhist temple. There are also classes open to couples on Thai massage where you can learn pressure points. There is also afternoon tea available at the Colonial House. 

Room rates start at $302/night for a Deluxe Garden View Room and go up from there.
  • Dusit Thani – Bangkokthailand tour packages

This a 5-Star hotel in the heart of Bangkok’s entertainment, shopping and business districts that is close to many Bangkok attractions, like Lumpini Park, Grand Palace, Wat Pho and the night markets. The hotel features luxurious accommodations that are in a Thai design. There is the Devarana Spa that offers premium treatments, there is also a driving range with a resident professional and a pool set in tropical gardens. There is also a fully equipped fitness center and eight restaurants that feature a variety of Thai and International cuisines. There are also plenty of bars in the hotel to enjoy a cocktail with gorgeous views of Bangkok. 

Room rates start at $104/night for a superior room and rates go up for there.
  • Buri Rasa Village – Koh Samuithailand tour packages

There are open air cabins that are nestled next to the Chaweng Beach. IT’s about an hour plane ride from Bangkok. This is a tranquil place that has great amenities such as spa treatments and complimentary high tea that can be served seaside. There is also a boat ride to Ang Thong National Marine Park and you can trek through the jungle and see lots of animals There is also the option of a romantic lantern lit dinner. 

Room rates start at $227/night for a deluxe room and rates go up from there.
  • Twinpalms – Phuketthailand tour packages

This is a very tranquil resort and is about 175 meters from Surin Beach and it is in a great area that has long stretches of golden beaches. It’s a very secluded getaway site. There is a private terrace for the rooms that face the pool with garden views. Some of the rooms have their own private pools. This resort also has a beautiful water garden and beautiful landscaping. There are a lot of dining options to choose from as well, such as the PALM and also a poolside bar and wine room. 

Room rates start at $122 for a deluxe palm room and rates go up from there.
  • Keemala – Phuketthailand tour packages

These villas that represent ancient mythical settlers are connected by a jungle path that features beautiful streams. These villas also feature wood-carved furnishings and over sized beds and private pools. There are four different dining restaurants to choose from. The spa also features holistic healing techniques and massages. There are beautiful waterfalls and and beautiful, lush jungle paths to explore.  Sit back and relax at this luxury resort and villa. 

Rates start at $407/night for a clay pool cottage and rates increase from there.
  • Anantara Si Kao Resort – Trangthailand tour packages

This resort is an hour south of Krabi and is a speedboat ride away from the mainland. There are leisure snorkel activities that you can do and you can go for exotic hikes. There are great spa treatments and yoga classes that are available. You can also set sail for an eco-safari and swim in the water. There is an excellent infinity pool and enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner. 

Room rates start at$120/night for a deluxe room and increase from there.
  • Briza Beach Resort & Spa – Surat Thanithailand tour packages

This the perfect tranquil and relaxing resort set on white sand beaches and by the Gulf of Thailand. There are wonderful panoramic views of the ocean and the forests. There are spacious villas and each has a private terrace. Each villas has butler service and there is a romantic restaurant called the Kalimantan Restaurant which provides cuisine both from the East and West. There are also plenty of places to find cocktails and the Sukko Spa that has wonderful massages and treatments. 

Room rates start at $164/night for a pool villa and rates increase from there.
  • The Racha -Phuketthailand tour packages

The Racha is an oasis and the perfect getaway. The resort faces the Andaman Sea the white sandy beaches. There are plenty of restaurants for an array of dining options with a variety of cuisines. There are two swimming pools, perfect for relaxing by. There is also the Anumba Spa for a day of relaxing massages and treatments and for the more adventurous couples there is diving, snorkeling, windsurfing and mountain biking. There are many things to see and explore on this island. 

Room rates start at $249/night for a Deluxe Villa and rates go up from there.
  • Belmond Napasai – Koh Samuithailand tour packages

This overlooks Mae Nam Beach and is a home away from home. There are beautiful waterfalls and tropics. The resort features private balconies and beautiful views. You can dip your feet into the Indian Ocean and have the chance to go snorkeling or diving. There are also great places to hike and enjoy the jungles. There are great restaurants, such as the Lai Thai Restaurant. It’s a modern luxury resort, perfect for relaxation. 

Room rates start at $375/night for a Sea View villa.
  •  Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort – Koh Samuithailand tour packages

This resort is composed of stand-alone villas that embrace the wonderful backdrop of Koh Samui. There are yoga sessions available and private pools. There is the chance for adventure with kayaking, windsurfing and kiteboarding. There are great restaurants to dine at and cocktails to drink. A perfect place to sit back and relax. 

Room rates start at $233/night for a plunge pool suite and rates go up from there.
  • X2 Khao Lak Anda Mani Resort – Phang-Ngathailand tour packages

This is st right on the white beaches of the Andaman Sea and has great guest rooms that have beautiful views of Lam Kaem beach. There is personalized service and a secluded escape from everyday life. There is a great daytime social life around the pool. So sit back and relax at the pool or the spa and have a massage. There is a wonderful restaurant that offers a wide variety of options. 

Room rates start at $83/night for a suite and rates increase from there.
  • The Baray Villa – Phuketthailand tour packages

Located on the Kata Beach this luxury resort is a great place to stay. There are three pools with wonderful views and each villa has their own butler. There is the Baray Spa which you can indulge in massages or healing. There is a saltwater oasis and a pool bar for a nice cocktail. For the more adventurous there are surfing lessons you can take and great shopping around. There are also fantastic restaurants. 

Room rates start at $189/night and rates go up from there.

No matter which of the above hotels or resorts you choose to make your stay for relaxation in Thailand, you and your wife will surely have the most romantic time. These resorts cater to whatever you may be celebrating, whether it’s an anniversary, a honeymoon or just a vacation away, these resorts will make sure you have the most relaxing and adventurous time. Pack your bags and get ready to sit on the beach and enjoy a cocktail at the pool or a romantic candlelit dinner under the stars.

 

Beautiful Things to do in Pattaya

    Pattaya is another island destination of Thailand located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand. It is the most visited island of the country only after Bangkok city. In 2016, this city was visited by more than 30 million travelers from across the globe, and 27% of it constitutes the Chinese population. Infact, the city runs its livelihood on tourism and allied services alone.

     Pattaya is famous for its nightlife and derives a shady reputation because of its sex tourism industry. Nevertheless, it is not totally closed for the other travelers seeking unique experiences. Pattaya is easily accessible by a fantastic road network, and is 100 km from the Bangkok City. Here are top 15 things to add to your to-do list while you are exploring Pattaya islands.

1. Pattaya’s Mini SIAM

mini siam       The Mini SIAM is a collection of more than 100 miniature replicas of the landmarks from around the world and is essentially divided into two sections – Asia and the rest of the World. It features miniature of world famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc DE Triomphe, Sydney Opera House, St. Petersburg Church and the Statue of Liberty.

2. Floating markets

floating market bangkok thailand      Those of whom have been to Pattaya before, or for that matter even the new visitors, floating market is something that one’s eye cannot miss out on. In olden times, the water was considered as the most vital survival element, and due to that, most well known civilizations are seen to have settled across the water sources. The floating market has all its shops floating on river waters and the only way to access them is by boats. The market is filled with traditional shopping centers where you can bargain for traditional clothes, handicrafts, paintings, Thai Silk, fresh vegetables, fruits and fruit produces. If you have not tasted Dragon Fruit before, now is the time. It is mouth watering and delicious. The market is also an ideal place for trying multiple local cuisines.

3. Ripley’s Believe it or not Museum

ripley's believe it or not museum pattaya       Ripley’s believe it or not is among the most popular American TV shows hosted on the NBC. While you are in Pattaya, why not see the unbelievable in person!  It features several entertainment series such as the ‘Believe it or not’, the 4D Moving Theater, Haunted Adventures, Louis Tussaud’s Wax works, Scream in the dark and the Infinity Maze.

4. The Sanctuary of Truth 

sanctuary of truth pattaya      The Sanctuary of Truth is a religious escape to the deeper perspectives of the traditional Buddhism and Hinduism beliefs. A gigantic wooden construction, it covers an area of more than 2000 square meters. The top of the building is 105 meters in height and is designed to withstand extreme variations of seashore weather conditions. The wooden construction reflects the ancient Eastern philosophy and knowledge and teaches its visitors the basic principles of humility, cycle of living, life’s relationship with universe, and common goal of life towards Utopia.

5. Art in Paradise

art in paradise pattaya

          Art in Paradise is one of its kind optical illusion galleries in Pattaya. Fully interactive, it sports 10 3-dimensional galleries to tweak and challenge your visual capabilities. They also have branches in Bangkok and Chiang Mai. The 360° tour takes you across myriad 3D paintings with illusions of depth and distances; sure to intrigue you to no end.

6. Pattaya ATV Adventure

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      ATV Lovers, Ahoy! Hop on for a fun filled adventure and explore the enchanting countryside of Pattaya. The ATV tours are conducted in the outskirts of the city and are available in two versions – fun and extreme. The first route is a 28 kms drive and lasts for 2 hours and the extreme tour is a 42 kms trip lasting 4 hrs of adrenaline rushing experience.

7. Flight of Gibbon Chonburi flight of Gibbon Chonburi

       Zip lining may not have been a sport that many have heard of before, but it is certainly a sport that is thrilling for all ages. The zip line rappels and descends you from a sloping height at breakneck speeds. In this case, you not only enjoy the thrill, but you also pass through the varied natural beauty and the rare species of the Thai tropical rain forests such as the hornbills and the forest gibbons.

8. MAX Muay Thai MAX muay thai pattaya

      Thai boxing or Muay Thai is the most popular close contact martial art practiced all over the world. Its infamous popularity is because of the fact that it is played without any body guard unlike other close contact sport and applies a range of techniques that are also used in MMA fights. If you are Thailand, you cannot afford to miss out on a live Muay Thai show. The martial art also has a spiritual significance among the Thai people as it was used by the Thai soldiers for protecting the royal elephants during war.

9. Flyboarding Experience flyboarding pattaya bangkok

      Flyboard is a sport that was invented in the year 2012 by Franky Zapata, and is a latest addition to the extreme water sports. Get set for a propelling action as the water jet spins you over the waves for that extreme adrenaline experience.

10. Khao Kheow Open Zoo open zoo pattaya

         The Khao Kheow Open Zoo is the outcome of responsible and sustainable travel which aims at the preservation of the animals and provides them with a protective environment. The zoo features animal species from across the globe. The zoo takes you through vivid wildlife experiences such as the Forest and Wildlife Tour, the Biodiversity experience and the Night Safari. It is the best way to educate the value of the environment to the future generations.

11. Nong Nooch Tropical Garden Nong Nooch Tropical Garden

      Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is a tropical garden that is among the world’s most beautiful botanical gardens. Experience the vivid colours of Thai culture with the live Thai Cultural Shows, elephant shows and Safaris, that will keep you engaged all day. The garden also displays the performance car collection, mini zoo, waterbirds and other attractions.

12. Hop to the Koh Samet Island PattayaKoh Samet Island Pattaya

        Koh Samet Island or the Paradise Island is 45 minutes drive by ferry from Pattaya and is 70 kms long stretch of sun and sand coastline. The nearby Hat Sai Kaew or the Diamond beach is the longest beach on the island. They offer vast stretches of powdery white beaches and jade blue waters and are best for a tranquil getaway.

13. Explore the Sapphire Mines at Chantaburisapphire mines pattaya

        Chantaburi is a small industrial island on the East Coast and is famous for its sapphire mines, rubber plantations, pepper and pineapple tapioca plantations, fish byproducts and several other local produce. Visit the island and find out how they mine, fine cut and polish sapphires, topazes and spinal rubies found in abundance on the island.

14. Visit the neighboring Koh Sichang wishing cavewishing cave pattaya

       Travel through the Gulf of Siam and pay a visit to the lesser touristy Koh Sichang Island, also known as the Chinese Land in Thailand. The ferries to Koh Sichang start from the Bali Hai pier as early as 08:00 am. The visit takes you on a spiritual journey of the Saan Chao Pho Khao Yai, a Chinese Temple, which holds the best kept secrets of the 3000 year old Feng Shui philosophical system. Nestled on the mountain top, you visit several natural caves on the way. It is believed that visiting the cave helps you to instill the sense of peace, harmony, happiness and prosperity in your lives.

15. Bungee Jumping bungee jumping pattaya

      Pattaya is among the most preferred destinations for adventure sports and one such adrenaline rushing sport is bungee jumping. After a quick briefing, you climb up 197 metres to the diving point, to the highest bungee jumping site in Thailand. This challenge literally confronts you with your deepest fears and you feel all the adrenaline rush as you swing down the air, and hang suspended mid air, above the ground.

Trip Notes : 

  1. Though late nights might seem alluring, it is best to avoid it, especially alone.
  2. Respect the local customs – it is modest to ask before clicking pictures to avoid intimidation and embarrassment.
  3. Thai people are considerably slow in speaking English. Do not be surprised if they take some time to reply and respond as fast as you do. Be patient!
  4. Responsible Travel – Dispose the garbage responsibly at the tourist sites.
  5. Safety – Stay away from unknown vendors at the sight seeing areas. Consider asking your hotel or ask for tour guide authentication when considering traveling to the sites.
  6. Being infamous as a red light district, expect criminal activities and regular police raids at these sites. You should avoid getting caught at wrong places at a wrong time.
  7. Preserve your personal documents such as passports, visa, cash and valuables safely. Best, carry limited cash and keep a scanned copy of all documents on email.
  8. Stay away from drugs
  9. Bargaining is a common practice here with the Tuktuks. So go ahead and try your bargaining skills. Also, it is a good idea to use Public Transport Network. Consider picking up the latest MRT maps from the airport.

17 Most Amazing Things to Do in Koh Samui

When we speak of Thailand, what instantly comes to mind are their iconic temples and Pagodas, iconic beaches and a vibrant cultural experience! Thailand may seem overrated for most of the traveler’s bucket destinations, but it has well preserved its best secrets.

Koh Samui Islands is among one of those secrets that unfolds itself with time. It is not for all, but for those who take that extra mile to explore its exotica. Here are listed top 17 Koh Samui Island tourist Attraction.

About Koh Samui Islands:

Tucked away in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui appears like a tiny speck in the vast archipelago of the Thai territory. Surrounded from all sides with the sea waters, Koh Samui is an ideal island escape for adventurers, solo travelers and couples alike. Koh Samui has been gradually gaining popularity as a tourist destination due to its virgin beaches, rich marine life, iconic Pagodas and Temples, water sports activities and cultural extravagance.

  • Snorkel at the Koh Nang Yuan / Koh Tao Islets snorkel in Koh Nang Yuan

Koh Samui Island is a perfect destination for your wanderlust. If that is one of your plans on your checklist, then hop in on the speedboat to explore the numerous small islets on the island. Koh Nang Yuan and Koh Tao islets offer the crystal clear underwater views of the coral reef. Halt midway on the sea and take a dip in the transparent blue waters. Swim through the multitude of tiny island fishes and experience the myriad color combinations of the coral reefs. Hey! And do not forget to take back that souvenir picture back home!

  • Experience the preserved beauty of Ang Thong National ParkAng Thong National Park

Ang Thong National Marine Park is a collection of 42 serendipitous islets riddled with an endless stretch of picturesque and calm ocean views. These secluded islets are dotted with never explored beaches, rugged cliffs, tropical landscapes, natural limestone caves and a diverse preserved marine life. Only two of the islets – Koh Wua Talap and Koh Paluay are accessible for tourists. The islet forests are filled with rare bird species such as the herons and hornbills. If you are lucky, you can bump onto the dolphins and whales at the shallow waters.

  • Raise a romantic toast over the sunset dinner cruisesunnet dinner cruise in koh samui

Your island journey is surely incomplete without that much awaited romantic escape. Nothing can make it even better than an amber sunset on the backdrop and a toast in the hand. Leave the shores and set on course further towards the Gulf of Thailand for a memorable sunset dinner cruise overlooking the islands from a distance. Entice your taste buds with the delectable local cuisines and raise a toast to the vivid setting sun, as it bids a silent good bye from the horizon.

  • Go on a gastronomic local culinary trail Go on a gastronomic local culinary trail

If you are among those with taste buds of a foodie, craving for a culinary wanderlust, then you are at the right place, as Thailand will never disappoint you; Koh Samui is no different when it comes to satisfying your food cravings. Join the local cooking tour on the island itself and learn how to make mouth-watering local recipes starting from selection of the vegetables and spices from the Bophut fresh market till the first serving on your plate.

  • Say cheers with the beerskoh samui brew beer

Love the beer burps? Why not find out from the horse’s mouth instead how they make you get one? Escape to the Surat Thani area, where they engage you in the art of brewing beer in one of the beer breweries. Taste the local rum, Thai wines, cocktail mixes and ales served with the local cuisine for luncheon; an experience you are sure to reiterate back home. P.S: Strictly for adults

  • Capture the cultural secrets of Koh Samui with a photography trailphotographer's paradise - koh samui

If photography is a passion that enthralls you, then Koh Samui Island will keep you engaged all day long. Capture the tranquil and soulful moments of the pristine beaches, the golden sunsets, turquoise waters, and the spectacular marine life.

  • Relax and Rejuvenate with the exotic Spa Treatmentsspa treatments in koh smaui

The island forms an ideal place to seek inner peace. While you walk the lengths and breadths of the exotic Koh Samui Islands, and looking for a relaxing break to recharge yourself, then indulge yourself in a selection of traditional Thai and aromatic treatments and get yourself back in place for the rest of your island exploration.

  • Escape on a Jungle Safari on the ATVsjungle safari atv

Looking for more adventurous ways to explore Koh Samui? Then hop on for an exciting ATV ride on the island. The ATV Tours run twice daily, and is approximately 1 hr to 2 hr drive along select trails on the island. This two hour journey takes you through scenic thick jungles, lush waterfalls and iconic stretches of the island. The tours also include a pre training session on the ATVs before your gear yourself up for the challenge.

  • Go for professional deep diving in Koh Tao deep diving in koh samui

Push yourself an inch further in sea -exploration by challenging yourself with the deep sea diving. The Discover Scuba Diving Program introduces beginners with the basic safety concepts and gets a hands-on experience of the Scuba Diving equipment. The Scuba Diving sessions are early morning tours that head you to the Koh Tao islet or the Sail Boat, approximately one and a half hours drive on speed boat after a quick introductory session.

  • Lie down and relax on the Golden Sands of Lamai Beach golden sands of lamai

Lamai Beach is among the most impressive beaches on the Koh Samui archipelago. Located on the southern stretches of the island, the Lamai beach is lesser crowded than the other beaches and is ideal for a romantic escape. If you are one of those who want to get away from the crowd and remain unfound, then Lamai beach is the one for sure you must consider. Take a romantic dip with your partner on those shallow beaches that are ideal for year the round swimming. One of the best places to look for sea-view resorts.

  • Meet the ancients at the Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks grandfather grandmother rocks- koh damui

Walk further ahead of the Lamai beach and find yourself on the intriguing Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks – or the Hin Yai and Hin Ta. These are natural protruded rocks on the beach and are controversially famous for their resemblance to the male and female genitalia. On high tides, the natural crevasses within the rocks form spectacular rock pools.

  • Tuck yourself away in the secluded Aow Leuk Beach Tuck yourself away in the secluded Aow Leuk Beach

In the series of the virgin and secluded beaches, another name that is famous on the Koh Samui island is the Aow Leuk Beach. Located South East of the island, Aow Leuk is a little difficult to approach and hence, remains untouched by the regular travelers. This 200 meters stretch of the island is lined with powdery white sands and crystal clear waters. The site remains protected and due to shallow waters is ideal for snorkeling and diving. It is also famous for the luminous butterfly fishes, blue angelfish and the parrotfishes.  Due to its isolation, there are limited restaurants and places to stay on this part of the island.

  • Meet the mysterious Mummified Monks at Wat Khurnam Mummified Monks at Wat Khurnam

Wat Khurnam temple is among the most unique temple of Thailand. Lined with elegant red and white, the temple has a vertical casket holding the mummified body of Loung Pordaeng – a monk in his meditative state. People visiting here can connect themselves with the Thai culture and traditions and witness the other monks praying at the shrines.

  • Raise a Tea Toast at the Amari Samuitea toat at amari samui

Love tea? Of course you do! How about a delightful afternoon over a cup of tea and an assortment of bakery products to choose from! Head for the Amaya Bar, which serves a range of hot and cold tea servings to choose from! Served along with freshly prepared and delicious sandwiches, warm scones, pastries and cakes that will engage your taste buds, the Amari Samui is sure to take you on that perfect gastronomic journey.

  • Explore the Infinite Coastline of Chaweng Beach Chaweng Beach- koh samui

The Chaweng Beach or Hat Chaweng is the longest and naturally most diverse beach of the island. Blue-green waters, rows of palm trees, coral reefs and an exciting night life are what attract travelers to this part of the island. It is also the second biggest resort hub of the island. You can choose almost any kind of water sports here – windsurfing, skiing, kayaking, speed boating and snorkeling. The area is full of beach front restaurants, and is ideal to search for nightclubs and lounges for that rocking evening.

  • Soak yourself in the refreshing Na Muang Waterfalls na muang waterfalls

The Na Nuang Waterfalls is a hike up to the island’s central mountains and is a reward for the travelers seeking adventure. The mountains can be accessed on foot or elephants and is divided into two stretches; lower and upper stretch. The lower stretch is safer for swimming and is dotted with numerous food stalls, souvenir vendors and elephant handlers.

  • Give yourself the ultimate healing experience at the Kamalaya ResortsGive yourself the ultimate healing experience at the Kamalaya Resorts

If you are looking for that perfect relaxation and rejuvenation break without engaging in any adventure, the Koh Samui Island has a perfect hideout for the couples and stags alike – The Kamalaya Resorts. The resort is a holistic healing haven and takes you through a time-warped journey of healing, energy balancing and relaxation. The resort offers a range of holistic healing and alternate medicine treatments and sessions to de-stress, detox and recoup your depleted energy levels, recover your vitality and energy.

Places to Visit in Thailand for Family and Kids

Thailand has many unique and beautiful tourist destinations. There are islands, cities, and many historical sites, it would take you many years to travel and see everything. There is something out there for everyone, all types of travelers and budgets. It’s a friendly and affordable country to visit. There is more than just one city that needs to be visited and explored in Thailand, which is why it is a backpacker’s paradise, but that doesn’t mean other travelers cannot venture through the country and see it’s beautiful sights.

Cities in Thailand are great and you can experience a different side of Thailand there, but the best sites to see in Thailand are definitely the historical sites and the beautiful jungles and beaches. There are so many pristine beaches, palm trees, temples, and mountains, that is is hard to decide just where to begin to start exploring. So take a path off the beaten path and away from all the tourists to really experience what Thailand has to offer. This list takes you through all the beautiful places that a visitor would not believe are actually in Thailand. These sites are some of the most incredible and serene and are the perfect places to begin your travels in Thailand.

One of the most visited sites in the country, this was the home to generations of Thai kings. Now it is used for special ceremonies. The Grand Palace represents a mix of Thai architectural styles over the years.

  • KanchanaburiThailand tour packages

A laid back riverside retreat that is surrounded by green mountains. Many of the guesthouses are built on the River Kwai which is perfect for watching the sunset. This town is also great for trekking into Thailand’s wilderness, where you can see waterfalls and caves.

Comprised of more than 40 islands and beautiful limestone cliffs. This is one of the most popular sites to do boat trip excursions. There are also some of the largest remaining mangrove forests which contain many different bird species.

  • Khao Sok National ParkThailand tour packages

A lush lowland jungle that is filled with mountains, caves and waterfalls, as well as wildlife. IT is believed to be over 160 million years old. Visitors can wind through the park through tangled vines and limestone cliffs. There are also over 200 bird species.

  • Ko Phi PhiThailand tour packages

Composed of six islands, most of the tourism is centered on Phi Phi Don, which is also the only inhabited island. There are beautiful white sand beaches and bays which are great for snorkeling, swimming and even scuba diving. There are wonderful sea horses, turtles and other underwater life that you can see while scuba or snorkel diving.

  • Koh Lipe

Koh-Lipe

This tropical island has white sands and clear waters that have an abundance of marine life. IT still remains mostly untouched, though it still has seen development in the past couple of years. It is only accessible by boat. There are beaches that are divided by jungle and hills.

  • Mae Hong SonThailand tour packages

There are great mountains and countryside that is located a few miles from the border of Myanmar. The town is set in a valley that is surrounded by pretty hills. There is a definite laid back atmosphere here and it’s great for hiking into caves and waterfalls and exploring local markets.

  • RailayThailand tour packages

There are great beaches here and limestone karsts. It’s a picture perfect paradise. The evening sees macaque monkeys that gather on Phra Nang Beach. It’s also known as one of the world’s top rock climbing destinations. Railay has 700 routes on the peninsula’s rock faces.

  • Phanom RungThailand tour packages

It’s a Khmer temple that is on the summit of a dormant volcano. IT was built between the 11th and 13th centuries and is believed to be an early model for Cambodia’s Angkor Wat. IT surrounds paddy fields and is the largest Khmer monument found in Thailand. IT faces East and the sun shines directly through 15 of its sanctuary doorways about four times of the year.

  • Sukhothai Historical ParkThailand tour packages

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s a complex of ruins that date back to the mid-13th to late 14th centuries. The best way to explore it is with a bike ride and to follow the paths to the buddhas and the crumbling stupas.

  • Koh JumThailand tour packages

A quiet island of rubber tree plantations and deserted bays. This is the best place to swim and relax and forget about the rest of the world and just soak up the beauty of the island of the island. You are surrounded by limestone rock formations and emerald seas. IT’s a little paradise with plenty of bays and beaches that are ready to be explored and little to no people.

  • Chaiyaphum Chaiyaphum

There are plenty of wonderful attractions to see here. There is Mor Hin Khao which has the nickname of “stonehenge” which is a natural sandstone formations that has this otherworldly quality. There is also krachiao, which are Thai tulips that bloom during the wet season. There is also Prang Khru which are the ruins of a 13th century Khmer temple.

  • AyutthayaThailand tour packages

Located 50 km from Bangkok and a UNESCO World Heritage Site lies the ancient ruins of Ayutthaya. It once served as the capital for the Thai empire and was home to more than 400 temples. The remnants have largely been restored and now gives visitors and insight to its grandeur and beauty.

  • Koh Makkoh mak

Koh Mak has retained its cultural values and Buddhist essence and remains one of the last authentic spots in the country. It has a very secluded atmosphere and is largely untouched. There is great opportunities for windsurfing and paddling and lots of sea life to see. You can also hike through the jungle and bike ride to explore the island.

  • PhetchaburiThailand tour packages

One of the oldest settlements in the country that dates back to the 8th century. There are numerous historical buildings and beautiful temples. There are few tourists so you really get an insight to authentic Thai culture and lifestyle.  There are also lush jungles and caves.

  • Chiang Rai White TempleThailand tour packages

An ornate Buddhist temple that is 20 minutes south of Chiang Rai. It was conceptualized and built by Ajarn Chalermchai Kositpipat, a Thai artist. It does not match the traditional styles of other Buddhist temples, but that was the artist’s intention. The White Temple is supposed to represent obstacles on the path of enlightenment.

  • Khao Yai National ParkThailand tour packages

The third largest national park and a UNESCO Heritage Site, it is home to Asian elephants, white handed gibbons and the giant hornbill. The Asian elephants roam free where other animals are protected from poachers. There are a lot of hiking trails where you can become more familiar with the plants and animals.

  • Koh Lanta IslandThailand tour packages

Offering rustic charm and a laid back atmosphere, some of the finest beaches can be found here. Bamboo Beach is one of the most serene and is the best for swimming, snorkeling and lounging. Here you can experience crystal clear waters and lush forests.

  • Thung Teao Forest Natural ParkThailand tour packages

There are high trees and emerald colored water with beautiful wildlife that is relaxed in its natural habitat. There is also a wonderful waterfall in the middle of the park. There are plenty of beautiful sites to visit and see and capture, as it is a popular spots for photographers.

  • Wat Tham SuaThailand tour packages

A labyrinth of stone caves, also known as Tiger Cave is a great place to see. It is located in high jungles and these caves house many temples, as well as monks, several monks that have been there since birth. You can also climb to the top of the cave and experience something very serene.

  • Long Neck Hill Tribe Villageslong neck island

Known for their colorful dress, unique customs and handmade crafts they live on the outskirts of Chiang Rai. You can walk through the villages and meet the members. The women are the most striking as they wear the brass coils around their necks. It’s a great way to experience an authentic culture.

These are just some of the best beautiful places to see in Thailand, from national parks to serene beaches this is just the beginning of wonderful adventures that can be had in Thailand. Take a step away from the typical tourist areas and travel off the path and you will be sure to discover some incredible places in Thailand. Be open to exploring and experiencing new things and be ready to just stop relax and enjoy the sights around you. Thailand is a wonderful place and this list will be sure to make your adventure there amazing. Take the time to plan out our trip and make sure that you have a list of all the beautiful places that you want to trek to, so that you can have the experience and trip to remember for years to come.

12 Things to do in Hua Hin

Hua Hin is a pretty beachside town ideal for family trips. It is one of the best destinations for people who are in search of some peace and relaxed holiday trip. Hua Hin has the highest density of world class golf courses anywhere in Thailand.

Here are some top exciting and fun loving activities you can enjoy doing during your stay in this beautiful town of Thailand:

  1. Take a Safari to the Khao Sam Roi Yot National ParkTake a Safari to the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

The name of this park in itself bears the true essence of its beauty as Khao Sam Roi Yot means ‘The Mountain with three hundred peaks’. This place is a treat to nature loving people as it is full of caves, limestone hills, islands, beaches and freshwater marshes. Some of the famous tourist destinations of this national park are Phraya Nakhon Cave with its incredible royal Thai pavilion and huge chambers, Kaeo Cave, Khao Daeng Viewpoint or the “Red Mountain”, Thung Sam Roi Yot Freshwater Marsh and Pala-U Waterfall which is also one of the largest waterfalls of Thailand.

  1. Visit the Hua Hin Railway Station

Visit the Hua Hin Railway Station in thailandWith a small walking distance from the main town the oldest railway station of Thailand is a must see place of historical value. Rebuilt in Victorian style in 1926 its main feature is The Royal Waiting Room that used to welcome King and his court on their visit to Hua Hin. The bright lively painted station along with the vintage steam engine will add charm to your photography.

  1. Get the feel of Venice, Italy- The Venezia

Get the feel of Venice, Italy- The Venezia in hua hinThis theme based open air shopping village has an imitation of the famous San Marcos square bell tower, Fontana di trevi and a 200-meter Grand Canal, with similar gondola rides of Venice. All these give you an illusion of being in Europe and you forget you are in South East Asia. The Venezia attracts tourists with its music gardens, 3D art galleries, mini trains, horse drawn buggies, and upside-down houses. This growing trend of pretty villages for shopping and recreation is gaining a lot of popularity in Thailand.

  1. Ramble through the Cicada Night Market

Ramble through the Cicada Night Market in hua hinIt is open every Friday and Saturday from 04:00 to 11: 00 p.m. and Sunday from 04:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Suansri, Hua Hin. The sparkling lights of Cicada market glitters through the dark night creating a mesmerising view. This market is mainly divided into four avenues namely Cicada Art Factory, Cicada Cuisine, Art à la Mode, and Amphitheatre. A large variety of Thai cuisine especially sea food can be enjoyed here along with the live music. This market also hosts a splendour of handmade crafts exhibited by budding artists and craftsmen.

  1. Climb the Monkey Mountain at Khao Takiab, Chopstick Hill

Climb the Monkey Mountain at Khao Takiab, Hua hinA breathtaking view of the beaches of this town awaits you when you reach the top of this Monkey Mountain, the name given to it because of the large number of monkey habitat. A remarkable 20-meter tall golden Buddha statue overlooks the Hua Hin coastline and can be seen from the beaches also.

  1. Splatter in the Vana Nava Water Jungle and the Mountain Water Park

Splatter in the Vana Nava Water Jungle and the Mountain Water ParkLocated just 5 minutes from city centre the Vana Nava Hua Hin adventure water park offers amazing nineteen different water slides including the Abyss- Thailand’s largest waterslide standing 28 metres high. Alternatively you can simply relax in the lazy river or at the Tree Top Lounge.  Another smaller water park which is located just 10km north of Hua Hin is the Mountain Water Park. It has nine exciting water slides, beach pool, kids’ pool, and area to play and get drenched in water. It is well equipped with life jackets and hygienic changing rooms. Wake activities for the experienced wake boarders and the beginners are also carried out in the man-made lake situated in front of this mountain. In all, these parks offer a full excitement to all the fun and water lovers.

  1. A Stroll through the Vineyard

A Stroll through the Vineyard hua hinHua Hin Hills house a large variety of Rhone grapes that make up the Monsoon Valley label wine. Vineyard tours include a return transport, wine and a delicious three-course meal or you can simply do some wine tasting to quench your thirst for some exotic wine.

  1. Admire the architectural monument Maruekhathaiyawan Palace

Admire the architectural monument Maruekhathaiyawan Palace hua hinBuilt in the early 1920s this summer palace is situated at the seaside. It was designed by an Italian architect for his ailing Master King Rama VI suffering from rheumatoid arthritis to maximise air circulation and extract the benefits of the seaside location. The Palace features a series of interlinked teak houses with tall, shuttered windows and patterned framework built upon pillars to form a covered ground-level boardwalk.

  1. Explore the Santorini Amusement Park

Explore the Santorini Amusement Park hua hinSantorini Park is inspired from the Santorini Greek Island. The walls are all white washed with windows painted beautifully in bright colors, stone paved paths and domes replicate the Grecian architecture of Santorini. The shopping complex, cafes and restaurants, live music and the amusement park offers something for everyone. The amusement park rides include Ferris wheel, carousel, water park, swings, and haunted house.

  1. Worship at Wat Huay Mongkol

Worship at Wat Huay Mongkol hua hinThis temple is dedicated to the most famous monks in Thailand, named Luand Phor Thuad. A huge 12 metre statue of the monk has been built and worshipped here. Locals believe building a huge statue will protect their families. People come and pray for good fortune, health, luck and happiness.

  1. Enjoy at Plearn Wan

Enjoy at Plearn Wan hua hinThis theme based village creates a nostalgic effect as you walk through the old times of Thai Chinese mixture of culture. The shops as well as a café and some guestrooms all designed and decorated in Thai style dated back to1960s.The village  is famous for its ‘nang klang plaeng’ (open-air movies), live music and temple fair festival which runs every evening from Friday – Sunday.

  1. Dine at 1000Sook Food and Farm

Dine at 1000Sook Food and Farm hua hinA mini farm based on a European theme has three main centres of attraction- restaurant, mini farm, and shopping outlet. A meticulously manicured landscape offers unlimited photography opportunities. The mini farm has domesticated animals like sheep, Shetland ponies, ducks, and rabbits. The horse-drawn buggy rides are for those who prefer to ride over strolling. The restaurant offers delicious Thai and Western cuisine options for reasonable prices and the speciality is the “Tom Yum soup”.

These are some of the wonderful fun activities you can enjoy indulging into while your stay in the pretty town of Hua Hin. Did you enjoy reading this article? Leave your comments below. Also subscribe to our newsletter for more information on travel destinations.