I’m very excited to be hosting an exclusive online client event on Tuesday 14 November.
Having had the privilege of visiting Thailand many times, including three times in the last year, I have become familiar with some wonderful hotels and resorts.
I have also been working closely with the team at the Tourism Authority of Thailand and I am thrilled that their highly knowledgeable Trade Manager, Betsie Barr, has kindly agreed to join me, and a handful of lucky clients, for an exclusive online presentation and educational journey, including authentic personal insights from us both into some awe-inspiring locations.
Thailand is a unique country with amazing diversity, stunning natural landscapes, warm hospitality and a captivating blend of vibrant cultural traditions. Whether you are interested in incredible islands, beaches, spa breaks, activity holidays, eco-tourism, honeymoons, family getaways or mouthwatering cuisine – an enchanting experience awaits visitors of all ages.
Just a one-hour flight north from the capital city of Bangkok will take you to Chiang Mai, the country’s adventure capital, and an hour south you can reach the sands of Phuket and Ko Samui - just two of the islands amongst Thailand’s 2,500 miles of gorgeous beaches.
Many of my clients choose to do a stopover or two when travelling to Thailand. This may include starting in Bangkok, moving up to the north for a few nights and then choosing to end with some R&R on the beach. You may also wish to consider Elephant Hills in between, one of the most special experiences I could possibly recommend.
I will be divulging more, sharing useful tips and suggested itineraries to consider along with introducing some fantastic places and behind the scenes footage.
Here's a quick taste of what you can expect to learn about at this select online event...
There is one experience that should be on every Thailand visitor’s bucket list: Elephant Hills is a sustainable camp located in Khao Sok National Park, a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Phuket and one of the most incredible sanctuaries for clients looking for inspiring adventures.
Khao Sok is one of Asia’s premier natural wonders and while much of it is carpeted in rainforest, you’ll also see vast limestone mountains that dominate the view at every turn, deep valleys, tumbling waterfalls and beautiful lakes.
Elephant Hills combines the idea of an African safari with the Thai tropical rainforest and offers a luxury camping experience in the jungle or floating on a lake within the rainforest.
If like me, you are horrified at the mere thought of camping, then this is most definitely for you. It is incredible. I loved it so much, I returned at the first opportunity just a few weeks ago and can’t wait to introduce you to what awaits.
Recently awarded a prestigious place on The World’s 50 Best Hotels list, The Siam is a stunning, privately-owned 38-suite-and-villa low rise luxury retreat located in Bangkok’s royal Dusit district.
Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Bill Bensley, who describes The Siam as part hotel, part resort, part museum, The Siam features stunning landscape design and has been personally curated by the owner with thousands of pieces of artworks and antiques from his collection.
Set on three acres of verdant frontage along the Chao Phraya River, this is an urban sanctuary that is hard to imagine being in the middle of busy Bangkok. It is so tranquil and is perfect to return to after a hectic day exploring the city.
I just so happened to spend my last birthday there and was delighted to discover a new happy place – The Vinyl Room!
Meliá Phuket Mai Khao
Located on the pristine Mai Khao Beach, north of Phuket, I recently visited this elegant hotel that combines the serenity and natural beauty of the island with the sophistication of luxury accommodation and fantastic wellness facilities.
Perfect for chilling in style and getting in touch with your inner self, the video above provides a sneaky peek...
Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort & Villas
Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort & Villas is a blissful beach getaway that I managed to check out on my latest trip and it’s a worthy addition to my recommended collection.
Located on the beachfront with the waters of a natural lagoon to one side and the shores of Khao Lak's most stunning sunset beach to the other, this is a unique spot where two worlds meet.
The hotel opened at the end of 2018 and is set amid lush tropical gardens and coconut groves.
Each of the beautifully designed 69 luxury guest rooms, pool suites and beachfront villas reflect Southeast Asian architecture and culture and offer spellbinding sea views.
There is a two-tier saltwater swimming pool and separate kids’ pool plus Devasom Spa Wellness treatments include an extensive range of pampering, inspired by the ancient Thai arts of healing and the oriental philosophy of well-being.
So, an amazing resort and elephant experience, three magnificent hotels and an opportunity to hear from a destination specialist, along with my own personal experiences... If Thailand is on your wish list, this event is for you.
Spaces for this event are extremely limited, so please let me know as soon as possible if you are interested in joining what promises to be a fascinating escape from the UK.