Make 2016 a year to remember with a holiday of a lifetime to AMAZING THAILAND!
2 return flights from the UK to Bangkok with Eva Air.
3 nights at the Grande Centre Point Ratchadamri, Bangkok, including room and breakfast.
2 return flights from Bangkok to Ko Samui with Bangkok Airways.
4 nights at the Mai Samui, Ko Samui, including room and breakfast.
Please scroll down for full terms and conditions and more about the competition prize flights, accommodation and destinations.
Your return flights from the UK to Bangkok with Eva Air will be in its Elite Class on its B777-300ER aircraft. The cabin is simply yet stylishly laid out and your private space in the cosy but spacious Elite Class guarantees total relaxation.
Your return flights from Bangkok to Ko Samui will be with Bangkok Airways. The airline offers a boutique experience with personal touches from the time you board to your safe arrival at your holiday destination. “Friendly service with a smile” epitomizes Bangkok Airways’ unique personality and its joy of flying.
Located in one of Bangkok’s busiest and expansive metropolitan areas on Ratchadamri Road, the Grande Centre Point Ratchadamri is just 5 minute-walk to Erawan Shrine, a 10-minute walk to CTW and also near Siam Paragon, Siam Center, MBK and Platinum Mall, offering quality shopping, dining and entertainment all on its doorstep. The hotel houses a swimming pool, high-speed free WIFI, a range of amenities in each room and staff who will make your stay a memorable one.
The Mai Samui resort is located on one of the most picturesque yet secluded beaches on Ko Samui and has just 97 rooms, ensuring all its guests privacy and outstanding service in a peaceful setting. The first-class facilities at Mai Samui include a fine dining restaurant and wine cellar, a BBQ beach club, and fitness club featuring squash court. Guests can cool off with a dip in one of the three outdoor swimming pools or take some time away from the sun at the fabulous Mai Samunprai spa with a host of pampering treatments, from purifying facials to aromatic salt scrubs and ancient Thai massage.
Read on for more information on the destinations and for the terms and conditions of the competition.
Thailand’s capital Bangkok is a mesmerising clash of old and new, from its ancient temples, street markets and canals to upscale restaurants, shopping malls and Skytrain. The city pulsates with energy and with so much to see and do we’ve highlighted the best bits to ensure you make the most of your visit to Bangkok.
Don’t miss our top 5 must-sees to experience the real Bangkok in all its ancient and modern glory.
1. The Grand Palace
2. Wat Arun The Temple of Dawn
3. Jim Thompson’s House
4. Sunset from a rooftop bar or dinner cruise along Chao Phraya River
5. Chatuchak Weekend Market or Asiatique night market.
Where to eat
Finding good food in Bangkok is never a problem – the tough part is deciding where and what to eat as there are so many amazing restaurants and delicious dishes to experience.
Food with a view
Try Sirocco at The Dome. Arrive in time to watch the sun go down with a cocktail in hand and be dazzled by one of the best views of Bangkok alongside one of the tastiest menus.
Food on the street
Bangkok is second to none when it comes to street food and you’ll find some of its best along Yaowarat Road (China Town). For more than 200 years, this district has offered a fun-filled culinary journey consisting of popular delicacies from the different regions of China, Thailand and neighbouring countries.
Food on the move
A Manohra Cruise offers a relaxing and romantic dining option as it cruises up and down Bangkok’s busy Chao Phraya River by night. Even better, while you tuck in you also get a fascinating commentary on the local and historic landmarks you pass by, like Wat Arun. True foodies will be interested to know that you can also take a cookery class while onboard and learn to cook some of the delectable Thai dishes on the menu too.
For more information on Bangkok, check out our other blogs below.
Sunseekers searching for white-sand beaches, emerald waters and all-day sun will love the beautiful island of Ko Samui. While there is plenty to do on the island itself, it’s also a great base for exploring its neighbouring islands of Ko Pha Ngan, Ko Tao and the Ang Thong National Marine Park, which are all just a short boat ride away.
1. Chaweng – the island’s longest and most beautiful beach.
2. Big Buddha – this stunning golden Buddha stands 15 m tall and can be seen several kilometres away.
3. Waterfalls – the two Na Muang waterfalls are a must for a dip and a pic.
4. Yoga – the island’s many award-winning retreats are a mecca for those looking for some R&R in a luxury setting.
5. Kiteboarding – instructors at Kiteboarding Asia claim this is the best place in the country to catch the wind and the waves.
You’ll never go hungry on Ko Samui. From delicious local food stalls to stylish restaurants, the island caters for all tastes and budgets.
Food with a view – the price might be higher than most at 9Gems, but then so is the view and what a view it is!
Food with a beat – the nightly band at Red Snapper makes it a perfect choice for a laid-back meal with lively entertainment.
Food with a difference – for those searching for a fine-dining experience in a unique setting head for Six Senses. It serves some of the best food on Ko Samui using fresh herbs and organic greens from its own gardens.
Terms and conditions
The competition is free to enter.
Open to all UK residents (over the age of 18) and the prize must be shipped to a UK address.
Employees and partners of Tourism Thailand or friends and family of employees are not eligible to enter.
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No cash alternative.
The winner will be chosen at random from all entries and notified within three days of the closing date, which is 15 February 2016.
All prizes must be claimed within 28 days, or winner forfeits.
Tourism Thailand reserves the right to amend the competition at any time without notice.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Twitter.
The competition prize is a holiday for 2 people.
The prize includes:
2 return flights with EVA air to Bangkok and 2 return flights from Bangkok to Ko Samui – including aiport transfers to the hotels
3 nights at the Grande Centre Point Ratchadamri, Bangkok (room and breakfast)
4 nights at the Mai Samui, Ko Samui (room and breakfast)
Reservations must be made one month before travel.
The prize holiday must be taken between 1 April 2016 and 15 July 2016 (excluding 12-16 April 2016, 5-8 May 2016 and 25 June-5 July 2016).
Once tickets are issued they can’t be changed.
Passengers must travel together.
The following fees must be paid by passenger including:
Issuing fee of Baht300 per person. Approx. £6.00 pp.
Airport tax and insurance Surcharge. Approx Baht400 per person.
Tickets are subject to flight availability.
Tickets are non-transferrable and have no cash value.
We cannot confirm your chosen date will be confirmed, so please provide several options when booking.
Class of travel is Elite Class (E).
Passengers will be liable for all taxes and fees applicable at time of booking.
Tickets do not qualify for frequent flyer mileage accrual, executive lounge or upgrading to the next class.
In the event you are denied boarding, you will be accommodated on the next available flight but no compensation will be given.