From the strikingly beautiful beaches of Krabi in the south, with its dramatic limestone karsts, to the stylish pool villa resorts of the jade-green island of Phuket, luxury hillside hotels and superb dive sites of Koh Samui, the Thai coastline and its islands hold great appeal for our luxury-loving clients. The differing micro-climates between Phuket and Koh Samui also mean families or couples are assured a wonderful, relaxing beach holiday, no matter what time of year they wish to travel.
Popular Phuket, is best enjoyed during the UK winter and is a beach resort that expertly achieves the perfect balance of generously sized private villas, with a multitude of family amenities, such as those available at Banyan Tree Phuket. With its superlative in-villa service, plus an array of beach and watersports, families can enjoy everything from lagoon kayaking, to playing golf at the adjacent Laguna Phuket golf Club. Ideal for couples, is the boutique, Trisara, famed for being a beautiful hideaway to the stars and boasting an impressive spa (try their Royal Trisara 6 Hand Massage) and beach club. Perhaps offering the epitome of classic Thai style are the pavilions at Amanpuri, set amongst beautiful coconut palms. This resort is blessed with captivating sea views – its crescent-shaped beach hypnotically lapped by the brilliantly turquoise Andaman Sea. Guests simply cannot fail to be seduced by the serenely peaceful ambience, wonderfully clear waters and their breathtaking cruise excursions to James Bond Island.
For the ideal summertime escape or honeymoon, venture onward from Bangkok to the pretty and less developed island of Koh Samui. With super-stylish resorts, which hug the coastline, guests are spoilt by the crystal clear waters and scuba-diving sites. Many properties offer PADI-accredited courses and beach shuttle services in order to access nearby coves and hidden beaches. Of course, there is so much more available to experience beyond the heavenly beaches and warmest of Thai welcomes. Visitors to Thailand can also enjoy a smorgasbord of activities from authentic local cooking classes or sublime signature spa treatments, to elephant treks through unspoilt virgin rainforests, along with romantic destination dining beside hidden waterfalls.