Thailand may be a haven for backpackers and bargain hunters, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a budget holiday in the South East Asian country. Far from it, with many excellent hotels, resorts and tour packages available in all the key areas of Thailand for those who are hoping to stay in the lap of luxury during their visits.
Bangkok is the starting point for many people on their visits to Thailand, and while there’s a certain charm to the old part of the city, it’s the bustling, modern Bangkok that’s home to the city’s foremost luxury hotels. Within easy reach of the airport as well as rail, metro and bus links around the country, Bangkok luxury hotels situate you in the heart of the dynamic city so you can experience its unique charms on your doorstep.
Beyond Bangkok, there are many vastly different experiences to look forward to on Thailand holidays – whether you’re looking for adventure in the jungles and mountains of the north or glorious beaches and water sports in coastal resorts and islands in Southern Thailand. Several popular beach towns can be reached just a short trip from Bangkok – namely Hua Hin, Cha Am and Pattaya – and each boasts luxury accommodation right on the seafront.
It’s the islands further south that draw many people to Thailand however, and if your budget allows, you may even wish to spend some of your time achieving a diving certificate. The island of Koh Tao is renowned for the quality of its scuba diving sites, and is also among the cheapest places in the world to take accredited diving courses and obtain your certificate, which will allow you to dive at many more sites across the globe.
Far away from the islands of the south, but no less idyllic, are the mountain towns of Northern Thailand, such as historic Chang Mai. This ancient walled city features many spectacular temples, and you can enjoy luxury Thailand holidays both within the old city walls and in the more modern city outside.
There are many excellent day trips to enjoy out of Chiang Mai, including jungle exploration, elephant rides and visits to more significant religious and historical sites. Air conditioned tour buses can pick you up from your hotel and return you safely in the evening, making it convenient to get the most out of your luxury Thailand break.
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