Bringing Thailand to You
Dream today – travel tomorrow
The world may be in lockdown but that won’t stop us from travelling in our imaginations. In this newsletter we’re bringing Thailand to you – offering an escape from reality and hopefully inspiring you to plan your future bucket list adventures.
Vibrant cities, otherworldly temples, stunning islands, fiery food and jungle-clad national parks – Thailand simply has so much to experience. Add to that – tropical hideaways in secret bays, chic wellness retreats and blissful boutique hotels – and you are guaranteed a holiday as charming and alluring as the famous Thai smile.
Showcasing beautiful places on the west coast of Thailand such as Phang Nga Bay and Nai Yang Beach in Phuket, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason follows more quirky antics of the lovable blonde singleton. Add in some psychedelic drugs, big knickers, two handsome men (Hugh Grant and Colin Firth) and a scary prison and this really does become the perfect lockdown movie!
The island of Koh Lanta has a deliciously unspoilt barefoot beauty. There’s fantastic diving here with incredible visibility, underwater pinnacles and masses of marine life. If scuba isn’t your thing, explore limestone caves by kayak or paddle through gnarled mangrove forests. For laidback luxury, there’s no beating Pimalai Resort & Spa, nestled on a hillside in tropical forest leading down onto a powdery curve of beach.
We’re thinking that some liquid refreshments are needed to go along with all this reading and movies! The skilled mixologist at the akyra Manor Chiang Mai Hotel shows us how to make one of their signature cocktails called ‘Gold’. The recipe uses a local type of rum called Sangsom but you could substitute this for any other type of rum. Take a sip and imagine yourself sitting at the resort’s rooftop Rise Bar overlooking the pool and distant mountains.
Do you have time on your hands? Now is the perfect opportunity to pamper yourself with a rich, nourishing hair treatment. Mangosteen Ayurveda and Wellness Resort on the island of Phuket – a pioneer in Thailand for combining hospitality with Ayurveda – has kindly given us the secret to their famous Ayurveda hair tonic. This recipe consists of potent herbs mixed with coconut oil – a natural conditioner that not only nourishes the scalp and the hair, but also has a calming and meditative effect.
Hotels we Love in Thailand
Paresa Resort Phuket
The Slate, Phuket
The Racha, Koh Racha Yai
SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort
SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort, located in the most vibrant area of Koh Samui, enjoys glorious white sandy beaches, luxurious pool villas and suites, romantic beachfront restaurants and a rejuvenating SALA Spa.
Beach Republic Koh Samui
Beach Republic is a hip and contemporary Mediterranean-style resort located on the serene shores of Lamai Beach. The resort features a collection of 41 private pool villas, spacious suites and private pool penthouses.
Vana Belle, Koh Samui
Rembrandt Hotel & Suites Bangkok
Located in a quiet street just a few minutes’ walk from Bangkok’s famous Sukhumvit Road, this well-established and respected hotel is conveniently located near to major shopping malls, and the Skytrain and Metro.
137 Pillars Suites & Residences
Set in the heart of Bangkok’s Sukhumvit-Thonglor area, the hotel wows with a blend of warm Thai design and modern urban flair – complemented by elegant suites, infinity pools and stunning views.