Whether you’re planning a late escape this summer or some restorative winter sun, Brightsun Travel has a Thailand holiday to meet every taste and need. With more than 2.5 million happy customers, this one-stop shop offers idyllic beach holidays, cultural experiences and action-packed adventures across Thailand, as well as multi-centred options for those wishing to enjoy a combination of the myriad of experiences Thailand has to offer. Read on to discover its pick of resorts plus a great offer for when you book.
From £799 pp (including flights and bed and breakfast for 6 nights):
The Vijitt Resort, on the beautiful island of Phuket, is nestled in a tranquil beach location and offers luxurious accommodation, fine dining and a wide range of recreational facilities. This luxury resort boasts 92 elegantly decorated villas, all scattered along the beachfront or hidden in the resort’s lush gardens. All villas come with wall-to-wall windows, air-conditioning, a king size or twin beds and plenty of space for relaxing. Bathrooms offer oversized bathtubs and outdoor rain showers and all villas come with a large private sun decks.
Upgrade to a Vijitt Pool Villa and enjoy expansive accommodation overlooking the ocean, with a private pool and sun deck, plus decadent living areas and indoor gardens. If you can bear to drag yourself away from your villa, the resort offers four dining venues to choose from, including a wine cellar, beach bar, plus Thai and international restaurants overlooking the resort’s incredible pool. With an outdoor swimming pool, spa and dedicated kids club, there are also organised beach walks, local tours and experiences, plus excursions across the island available for those who want to venture further afield. The resort is a 45-minute drive from Phuket’s International Airport and under an hour from all the sights that the island has to offer.
From £1,550 pp (including flights and full board for 7 nights):
The Amatara Wellness Resort in Phuket is set in a secluded hideaway in Cape Panwa overlooking the Andaman Sea. The resort is a luxury destination spa and offers a range of treatments and facilities that focus on the mind and body. Guests can enjoy all the luxuries you would expect from a 5-star resort, as well as benefit from retreat programmes that promote good health and well-being, including organic and nutritional dining options, personalised wellness and leisure activities, plus spa treatments and fitness activities, plus its own traditional Hamman. With eight accommodation options to choose from, including a range of pool and beach-side villas and rooms, such as the Premier Sea View with a private balcony overlooking the Panwa Bay, all accommodation comes with complimentary WiFi, satellite TVs, MP3 and CD players, plus air-conditioning as standard. Upgrade to a Sea View Pool Villa and enjoy a larger bedroom, an oversized bathroom, plus a sundeck, private outdoor pool and a range of complimentary refreshments throughout the day. Dining options at the resort include delicious restaurants and relaxing bars and lounges, some by the pool, some by the beach, but all offering tasty and healthy food prepared to the highest standard.
From £1,280 pp (including flights, tour and
6 nights, further details of meals and accommodation online):
South Thailand Overland Bangkok to Phuket
- experience a local floating market
- visit the Maruekhathaiyawan Palace by the sea
- drive through Sam Roi Yot (Three Hundred Peaks) National Park
- climb 395 steps to the ‘Mirror Tunnel Mountain’
- marvel at the golden Phra Borommathat Chaiya
- visit Susan Hoi Shell Cemetery
- sail to ‘James Bond Island’ in Phang Nga Bay
This thoughtfully crafted itinerary takes you first to the incredible city of Bangkok, where you can explore the capital and enjoy scenic views from your hotel’s pool terrace and experience the city’s vibrant nightlife. Then, take part in a spectacular road trip to the south of Thailand, passing through scenic coastal towns all the way to Phuket. Witness a famous floating market by day and stroll through the Hua Hun Market by night. Experience the limestone cliffs of Krabi, embark on optional boat trips to famous islands where you can explore distinct temples, palaces and small local villages, as well as the breathtaking caves, beaches and bays. Stay by the sea every night and have the opportunity to sample local sea foods from one of the world’s best cuisines.
Book now and swot up on amazing Thailand before you get there with Brightsun Travel‘s great offer – a free Lonely Planet Thailand guide for every holiday booking over £500. Simply use the code TAT1 when making your booking and click here for more details on all the amazing deals Brightsun Travel has to offer.