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DID YOU KNOW?

  • To say ‘Hello’ say ‘sa-wùt dee krúp’ if you are male. If you are female say sa-wùt dee kà.
  • Thailand has 1,430 islands!
  • Thailand is the 13th friendliest country in the world according to the World Economic Forum.
  • With 10 million hectares of arable rice land Thailand is the top exporter of cereal grain.
  • The clock starts over every 6 hours in Thailand.
  • Thailand is nearly equal to the size of Spain and is the 50th largest country in the world.
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Where to stay in Thailand

THE BASICS

Thailand, otherwise known as the Kingdom of Thailand, is formerly known as Siam. It is located at the centre of the Indochina peninsula, west of Andaman Sea on the southern border of Burma.

It is the 20th most populated country in the world and its capital city Bangkok is Thailand’s main cultural hub.

Thailand is loved for being a friendly place with paradise beaches, tropical climates and a rich golden history. Often travellers return for its eclecticism, lavish culture and mesmerizing shrines.

The peak time to visit Thailand are the months from November to February and the hottest months are April to May.

Things to do:

The opulent culture of Thailand caters for all types of travellers.

For spiritual reverence, there are countless Buddhist temples and pagodas to marvel at, particularly in Chiang Mai and Sukhothai with its decadent ancient ruins. There is also the famous Bridge on the Khwae Yai River, which is considered a hot tourist site. Yet no visit to Thailand would be complete without seeing the magnificent old capital Ayutthaya to sense the presence of King Siam. Ayutthaya’s historical park is also worth a visit if you get time.

For the buzz of the city, Bangkok is only 50 miles away from Ayutthaya. It is one of the world’s top tourist destination renowned for having the best street markets including Chatuchak Weedend Market and Taling Chan Floating Market, and let’s not forget the infamous nightlife.

Floating boat market of Thailand

Exhilarating markets on the rivers of Bangkok.

Natural scenery is dotted all over Thailand, yet one of the most noted and beautiful nature spots is the limestone cliff in Hao Hin.
For those who love forests the world’s greatest park, Khao Yai is worth experiencing, named after the Unesco World Heritage site. There are a variety of mammals that roam free here from tigers, macaques, bears and elephants.

Beach destinations range from the southern island of Phuket, Ko Samui, Khao Lak, Patong and Chaweng. In these regions there are other outstanding beaches to explore so you won’t be limited to one. These are accessible via foot or speed boat such as Phi Phi Island, which is only an hour away from Phuket.

Children can enjoy the best of Thailand with its multi-purpose beach resorts, ranging from economy to the most luxurious. There are a variety of activities children can enjoy from snorkelling to water sports and safe outdoor games. You will find plenty of dive-centres offering diving classes for the whole family.

Divers have endless options of diving areas teaming with tropical life. The Similan Islands are popular for dedicated divers in addition to Phuket and Koh Phi Phi.

For party goers Bangkok is the place, but there is also Ko Pha Nga for those wanting to experience a full moon party. Ko Pha Nga is an island in the Gulf of Thailand and its Haad Rin beach pulls in many backpackers.

Thai food is also a huge favourite for foodies. The spectacular range of aromatic dishes, local ingredients and combinations of spice – sweet and sour captures the true essence of Thailand.

The Idyllic Beaches of Phuket

 

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    Khao Lak, on the west coast of Thailand’s mainland, is located only one hour drive from Phuket International Airport. Mile-long white sandy beaches as far as the eye can see. Bordered in the south by the Khao Lak National Park , and the famous Khao Sok National park in the ...
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Destination: Khao Lak
Beach Escape – Khao Lak 5* Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort & Villas Sea Side Grand Deluxe room Price per person for 7 nights from £1149.00 on a bed & breakfast basis. Fly with Thai Airways from London Heathrow. Selected dates in Apr, May & Jun 2020 includes a daily light lunch or dinner (daily one-course lunch or dinner, seasonal fruit plate, soft drink). Regional flying via Heathrow on British Airways available at a supplement: Manchester, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Glasgow & Dublin. Book by 14th October. Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort & Villas beachfront resort is about pure escapism. This hotel takes inspiration from the unsung opulence of 6th- and 7th-Century South-East Asia and the resort’s location nestled between a near-empty beach and a natural lagoon adds plenty of exclusivity. On Khuk Khak Beach, the longest stretch of sand in Khao Lak and with the fewest hotels, this resort is a promising hideaway. Local restaurants and markets are a 10-minute drive down the main road which connects Khao Lak’s small centres, although it’ll be hard to tear yourself away from the sumptuous surroundings of this hotel. There are unending sea views – the main infinity pool looks out over the beach and each room is partially or fully sea-facing. Dining will feel like an extravagant affair with high vaulted ceilings, there’s also a wine cellar to complement the Thai and western menus, and outdoor seating to embrace the glorious beachfront location. As well as grilled seafood and wood-fired pizzas, the Devasom Beach Grill and bar plays host sunset cocktail parties. Sunlight bathes the shades of camel and gold in each room and there’s an impressive seven-foot bed fit for royalty in every room. Amenities are luxurious – a Bose sound system, quality Devasom toiletries and a minibar replenished daily with soft drinks and snacks (and selected alcoholic beverages for Villa guests). Seaside Grand Deluxe rooms are calming and elegant with ancient prints. Upgrade to a Seaside Junior Suite with Jacuzzi for views of the lagoon and sea and a private Jacuzzi, or to a Seaside Pool Paradise Suite for a plunge pool and a separate living room. Beach Pool Villas are super luxurious with selected premium alcoholic beverages included in your minibar and direct access to the beach. Surrounded by a natural lagoon, coconut mangrove and a pristine sunset beach of Khao Lak, guests at Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort and Villas can explore the adjacent waterway by resort’s kayak or tour the surrounding coconut plantation, local village, temples and mangrove by bicycle. Devasom’s Tour and Activity Centre offers a full range of half and full-day excursions to Phang Nga’s most interesting natural and cultural attractions. With shuttle buses to transport guests to and from nearby Khao Lak town centre on a daily basis, getting around couldn’t be easier. Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book Beach Escape – Khao Lak and for further information.
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Beach Escape – Khao Lak
Destination: Khao Lak

Beach Escape – Khao Lak

5* Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort & Villas Sea Side Grand Deluxe room
Price per person for 7 nights from £1149.00 on a bed & breakfast basis.

Fly with Thai Airways from London Heathrow. Selected dates in Apr, May & Jun 2020 includes a daily light lunch or dinner (daily one-course lunch or dinner, seasonal fruit plate, soft drink). Regional flying via Heathrow on British Airways available at a supplement: Manchester, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Glasgow & Dublin. Book by 14th October.

Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort & Villas beachfront resort is about pure escapism. This hotel takes inspiration from the unsung opulence of 6th- and 7th-Century South-East Asia and the resort’s location nestled between a near-empty beach and a natural lagoon adds plenty of exclusivity.

On Khuk Khak Beach, the longest stretch of sand in Khao Lak and with the fewest hotels, this resort is a promising hideaway. Local restaurants and markets are a 10-minute drive down the main road which connects Khao Lak’s small centres, although it’ll be hard to tear yourself away from the sumptuous surroundings of this hotel. There are unending sea views – the main infinity pool looks out over the beach and each room is partially or fully sea-facing. Dining will feel like an extravagant affair with high vaulted ceilings, there’s also a wine cellar to complement the Thai and western menus, and outdoor seating to embrace the glorious beachfront location. As well as grilled seafood and wood-fired pizzas, the Devasom Beach Grill and bar plays host sunset cocktail parties.

Sunlight bathes the shades of camel and gold in each room and there’s an impressive seven-foot bed fit for royalty in every room. Amenities are luxurious – a Bose sound system, quality Devasom toiletries and a minibar replenished daily with soft drinks and snacks (and selected alcoholic beverages for Villa guests). Seaside Grand Deluxe rooms are calming and elegant with ancient prints. Upgrade to a Seaside Junior Suite with Jacuzzi for views of the lagoon and sea and a private Jacuzzi, or to a Seaside Pool Paradise Suite for a plunge pool and a separate living room. Beach Pool Villas are super luxurious with selected premium alcoholic beverages included in your minibar and direct access to the beach.

Surrounded by a natural lagoon, coconut mangrove and a pristine sunset beach of Khao Lak, guests at Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort and Villas can explore the adjacent waterway by resort’s kayak or tour the surrounding coconut plantation, local village, temples and mangrove by bicycle.
Devasom’s Tour and Activity Centre offers a full range of half and full-day excursions to Phang Nga’s most interesting natural and cultural attractions.

With shuttle buses to transport guests to and from nearby Khao Lak town centre on a daily basis, getting around couldn’t be easier.

Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book Beach Escape – Khao Lak and for further information.

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