Thailand Holidays 2015

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Thailand holidays transport visitors to the stunning region of Southeast Asia, into a mystic country blessed with captivating culture and history, golden beaches on idyllic islands and a fascinating culinary scene. Holidaymakers will revel in the various treats that this beautiful Asian country has to offer, pleasing island hoppers and beach bums in search of a little slice of paradise, culture vultures that wish to immerse themselves in the country’s endless network of temples, and city slickers hunting down an original metropolis.

Many visitors on holidays to Thailand will choose to base themselves in the midst of culture and chaos within one of the country’s bustling cities, like the capital Bangkok or the beautiful old city of Chiang Mai. Others will flee the city streets for island escapes, absorbing the tranquil surroundings of Phi Phi Island or Koh Tao, while some will seek a flavour of ancient history at the ruins of Sukhothai or Ayutthaya. Wherever you choose to go for your break, you’re sure to be hypnotised by this country’s unique appeal.

Cities and Sacred Sites

Most holidays in Thailand begin in the frenetic capital, Bangkok. This huge, modernised metropolis is a backpacker’s hangout and a holidaymaker’s haven, striking an alluring balance of history and culture with modernised luxuries and a vibrant nightlife. From the captivating beauty of the Grand Palace and the mystifying nature of the Wat Pho and Wat Arun temples to the raw rowdiness of Khao San Road and luxurious shopping and hotels – this is a city of juxtapositions. If Bangkok becomes too much, visitors often choose to head to the chilled north, descending in droves on the wonderful city of Chiang Mai. Home to countless temples, happy elephants and hosting the breath-taking Loy Krathong Festival, this is a unique city like no other in Thailand.

    The northern city of Chiang Rai is another popular stop for tourists on Thailand holidays, dropping in on the stunning White Temple before embarking on some treks around the expansive countryside, while of all the ruins in the country
  • that of the first capital, Sukhothai, is by far the most intriguing and expansive.

Vibrant Jungles and Sandy Beaches

Holidays to Thailand give you the choice of two stunning coastlines, both dotted with paradisiacal islands and lined by perfect beaches. The country is a dream for island hoppers, with the backpacker-friendly havens of Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui adorn the east coast, while to the west you’ll discover Phi Phi Island and many beautiful islets located off of Krabi. The province of Krabi itself is home to some stunning beaches and a lively rock climbing scene, and just to the west the beaches of Phuket are equally alluring.

You don’t have to flock to the islands and beautiful beaches to experience Thailand’s natural majesty, with many of the country’s highlights found in the form of inland national parks and mountainous jungle. The northern retreat of Pai is situated in a picturesque valley near Chiang Mai and has become a popular retreat for hippies, drawing to a contagious bohemian atmosphere. The surrounding countryside is the area’s main draw, boasting waterfalls, mountainous vistas and gushing rivers.

For an unprecedented Thai national park experience, look no further than the stunning Khao Sok National Park, arguably the country’s most beautiful wildlife reserve. Home to stunning flora and snaking rivers, an adventure around Khao Sok during holidays in Thailand will give you the chance of spotting tigers, elephants and gibbons in their natural habitat.

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Confirm you have checked passport and visa requirements for your destination with the relevant embassy and you will hold the correct documentation to travel. It is your responsibility to make sure you have the correct travel documents, including a passport, ESTA or a visa. If you do not, then lowcostholidays cannot be held responsible for any difficulties you may encounter or losses as a result.

Thailand prices and offers

Karon Beach, Phuket
Based on 2 sharing, Bed & Breakfast, 7 nts, from London Heathrow view info>
Flight + hotel from £728.50pp
Hua Hin, Hua Hin
Based on 2 sharing, Bed & Breakfast, 7 nts, from London Heathrow view info>
Flight + hotel from £825.00pp
Karon Beach, Phuket
Based on 2 sharing, Bed & Breakfast, 7 nts, from London Heathrow view info>
Flight + hotel from £968.00pp
Kata Beach, Phuket
Based on 2 sharing, Bed & Breakfast, 7 nts, from London Heathrow view info>
Flight + hotel from £985.50pp
Patong Beach, Phuket
Based on 2 sharing, Bed & Breakfast, 7 nts, from London Heathrow view info>
Flight + hotel from £1359.00pp
Cape Panwa, Phuket
Based on 2 sharing, Bed & Breakfast, 7 nts view info>
from £117.42pp
Patong Beach, Phuket
Based on 2 sharing, Bed & Breakfast, 7 nts view info>
from £140.90pp
Hua Hin, Hua Hin
Based on 2 sharing, Bed & Breakfast, 7 nts view info>
from £251.61pp
Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui
Based on 2 sharing, Bed & Breakfast, 7 nts view info>
from £270.62pp
Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui
Based on 2 sharing, Bed & Breakfast, 7 nts view info>
from £281.81pp

Things to do in Thailand

Top Attractions

There are endless things to do in Thailand, a country that continues to thrive on its strong tourist draw, quickly becoming one of the most popular holiday destinations on the planet. Those seeking culture and history will revel in the bygone wonders that adorn the country, found in the form of ancient ruins, grand temples and striking landmarks. Beach bums are well catered for too, with stunning beaches and idyllic islands easily fulfilling your Robinson Crusoe fantasies. Thailand’s wildlife is another captivating lure, with elephants, tigers and monkeys lurking in the beautiful and diverse landscapes that make up this wonderful country.

Wine and Dine

One of the most indulgent Thailand attractions is the country’s mouth-watering culinary scene. Such is the reputation of Thai food you’ll be likely to stroll past one or two Thai restaurants in your local town. But there’s no better place to tuck into some of the country’s most famous dishes than in the restaurants or street food stands that adorn the capital city Bangkok. Whether you go for pad thai, phat thai kung or kuay tiew, you’ll be spoilt for choice for dining locations in the capital. From the upper class restaurants serving authentic meals, such as Rock Restaurant and Bar or Thai on 4, to street food areas like Ratchawat Market and Sukhumvit Street.

Action and Adventure

Adventurous types will find many things to do in Thailand to get their heart racing. Among some of the most intriguing activities are those found on and in the water. Water sports are highly popular, and the country’s stunning coastline only adds to the appeal. Diving and snorkelling are real must-dos, with an abundance of underwater creatures such as sharks and turtles ready to be discovered. There are numerous snorkelling and diving tours around Krabi, taking you out into the ocean surrounded by karst islands and blue water. In the north, the ocean is replaced by the mountains and diving and snorkelling make way for rafting and hiking. Around Chiang Rai and the border with Laos are some extremely rewarding treks.

Couples Holiday

Romance and Thailand go hand-in-hand pretty well, mainly down to the stunning scenery, coastal beauty and contagious vibrancy and culture. Among the most endearing Thailand attractions are the beaches – a real magnet for couples. Around Phuket you’ll discover wonderful strips of sand backed by fine dining, spa treatments and luxury hotels, resulting in the perfect getaway for loved ones. Around Krabi, couples will find much of the same, but it is the mesmerising boat trips that make this destination particularly romantic. Bobbing along between karst islands, finding hidden lagoons and deserted coves – it is like living out your very own secret love story. Even around the capital city you can find this sort of romance in close quarters – escaping to the beach resort of Hua Hin will provide ample respite from the city chaos for lovers.

Culture Vulture

A cultural haven awaits you when you book your holidays to Thailand. The country is full of captivating temples and ancient sites, transporting visitors to a bygone era full of mystery and vibrancy. Temple lovers will never run out of things to do in Thailand, especially in Bangkok and Chiang Mai. The cities are adorned with temples and palaces, with Wat Arun and Wat Pho the most breath-taking in the capital, while in Chiang Mai you cannot miss Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep – try saying that after a Thai whiskey or two! It is certainly worth visiting one of the country’s ancient capital ruins. The two most famous and impressive sites are Sukhothai and Ayutthaya – the former is best explored by bike. For some history that plays closer to home, heading to the river town of Kanchanaburi will transport you to one of the focal points of WWII. The town is home to the bridge over the River Kwai as well as a number of Commonwealth cemeteries.

Nightlife

Thailand has long been a hangout for the young, backpacker crowd and with this is a heavy focus on creating a vibrant nightlife scene for tourists. You’ll find this ethos embedded in most major tourism destinations, including both the islands and cities. Bangkok’s Khao San Road is perhaps the most notorious night spot in the country, offering cheap drinks and cheap thrills every night of the year. The scene doesn’t diminish on the isolated islands, with Phi Phi Island and those situated off of the east coast synonymous with partying. One island in particular has become very famous for its raunchy and lively Full Moon Party. Koh Phangan is the location, hosting a massive backpacker party on the full moon of every month – expect carnage, but fun carnage.

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Underwater Marine Park

There are dozens of marine parks spread around Thailand and each one of them offers its visitors something fantastic. Khao Sam Roi Yot is a coastal marine park. Translated as 'the mountain with 300 peaks' it’s not hard to guess what the landscape is like. When you explore, you’ll get to see rare animals you won’t see elsewhere. Tarutao National Marine Park in Southern Thailand is made up of two island groups and is one of the largest unspoilt areas of Thailand – therefore a must see for any nature lovers.

Diving

There are plenty of opportunities to go scuba diving in Thailand and with an average sea temperature of 28 degrees and crystal clear waters, you'lll have an ideal diving experience. There are two must dive locations: Hin Daeng (Red Rock) and Hin Mouang (Purple Rock) where you’ll see reef sharks and manta rays! The best things about these dive locations isn’t just the corals underwater that’ll amaze you, but the landscape above the sea level is just as exciting!

Shopping

Whilst in Thailand, you should explore the numerous markets that make it so special. You’ll find everything at the Chatuchak Weekend Market including animals and authentic souvenirs! Not to be missed out are the fantastic food stalls which will give you the real taste of Thailand! As well as exciting authentic Thai markets stalls you’ll also find immense shopping malls that give America a run for its money! Mahboonkrong in Bangkok provides a maze of designer shops, high tech phone and computer stores and dozens of food courts!

Into the Jungle

Anybody who likes to explore whilst on holiday must do a stop of jungle trekking whilst in Thailand and the mountains of northern Thailand offer the perfect location to do this in. There is so much to see and do here that you could almost have a holiday here alone. You can stay there over night in tribal villages and really get in the think of it and to give you time to discover the hot springs and the fantastic breath-taking waterfalls!

Rembrandt Hotel, Bangkok

Located in the never-sleeping capital city of Bangkok, the Rembrandt Hotel offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. This luxurious hotel offers guests access to its spa, swimming pool and four restaurants, providing a much needed relaxing few hours from long days spent discovering all that exciting Bangkok has to offer. With a range of facilities included in its elegant rooms, it provides the perfect Bangkok hotel for families and couples alike.

Centara Karon, Phuket

This stylish hotel seeps luxury from every corner. Beautifully styled rooms combined with a stunning location on the pristine Karon Beach makes it an ideal choice for couples. Boasting three swimming pools complete with separate sections for children, Jacuzzis, steam rooms and a sauna, you’ll be in paradise both inside and outside the hotel. Patong Beach is close by too, ensuring those who love partying are kept happy with its famous beachfront nightlife.

Kantary Bay Hotel, Phuket

Any family, couple or group who want a modern and elegant hotel for an unforgettable stay in Phuket should book the Kantary Bay Hotel. Found on the remarkable shoreline of Phuket, it boasts a fantastic location – but this is only the beginning of its appeal. Two swimming pools, a choice of restaurants and bars, and access to a private beach await you at the Kantary Bay Hotel. Whether you want to create memories to treasure forever with your special someone or treat the kids to an enchanting holiday, you won’t be left disappointed with a break in this exquisite hotel.

Centara Villas Samui, Koh Samui

A holiday to Thailand is all about enjoying tropical surroundings, indulging in mouth-watering food and relaxing with a drink in hand, and with this is mind, there’s no better place than the island of Koh Samui. Stay at the Centara Villas Samui and enjoy an unforgettable beach break. With the privacy of your own villa, some complete with their own Jacuzzi or pool, it won’t take you long to leave the stresses of everyday life behind. Jaw dropping views of Natien Beach combined with traditional Thai décor create the perfect recipe for a wonderful getaway in Thailand.

Benefits

Thailand is a country of diverse landscapes – from the never-ending colourful streets and buzzing atmosphere of Bangkok to the serenity and tranquillity of Phi Phi Island, a new experience awaits you round every corner. With a multi-stop holiday, you can delight in a range of Thailand’s many faces for a holiday that will leave you astounded.

Call now on 0800 2800 212 to book your multi-stop Thailand holiday today!

Suggested Itineraries

For those who’d like to experience the best of both worlds, how about spending a few days at Bangkok before flying to the stunning destinations of Hua Hin or Pattaya? Hua Hin is one of Thailand’s oldest and most traditional holiday resorts, providing you with opportunities to gain a real insight into the country’s culture. With its five mile long beach and high density of golf courses, it blends the perfect mix of traditional Thai culture with a relaxing beach break. For an old fishing-town destination surrounded by exquisite scenery and an idyllic location for family holidays, look no further than Pattaya.

How to Book

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Family Holidays

Thailand is the holiday destination of dreams, and what better place is there to treat your kids to a once in a lifetime getaway than Phuket? As one of Asia’s favourite beach destinations, it combines tropical scenery with cheap prices and stunning shorelines with exciting activities. Offer the whole family a chance for a new experience with an elephant ride on Kata Beach or take a boat trip to the truly spectacular Phang Nga Bay and be mesmerised by the impressive limestone islets. Before leaving this enchanting island, make sure you visit the Big Buddha in Chalong. Visible from most parts on the south of the island, it stands at 45 metres high and is a striking sight to behold.

Couples Getaways

Thailand is fast becoming one of the world’s top honeymoon destinations, creating an ideal scene for a romantic getaway. Spend a couple of days on Phi Phi Island and you’ll never want to leave – fall in love all over again amongst the simply breath-taking surroundings of this world-famous destination. With clear turquoise waters to rival the most photo-shopped of postcards and stretches of soft silver sands encompassing its vivid green jungle, you’ll be hooked at first sight.

Beaches

Phuket is an island which takes pride in its endless stretches of sands. For a shoreline that never sleeps, head to Patong Beach and make the most of its restaurants, bars and of course, its famous Cabaret shows. To spend a few private hours soaking up the sheer beauty of Phuket’s beaches, look no further than Kamala Beach. Relatively deserted throughout the year, it provides the perfect opportunity to relax and absorb the idyllic landscape that surrounds you. Surin Beach, Nai Harn Beach and Kata Beach should also be high on your list of must-visit coastlines.

Culture

Thailand oozes culture and tradition from every corner and Phuket is no different. Although many people get lost in Phuket’s beaches, it’s just as easy to be captivated by its intricate statues and buildings. Any visitor’s first port of call should be the Wat Chalong Temple. Admired by thousands every year, it holds hundreds of tiny glass fragments creating infinite reflections and makes for a wondrous day out. Visitors should also spend an afternoon exploring Old Phuket Town. Complete with temples, shrines, charming cafes and a selection of museums, it offers a fascinating and educational trip for all.