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Tropical treats and energetic exercise

May 17. 2016
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By PHOOWADON DUANGMEE
THE NATION

We take a look at Krabi’s quietest location, a day out on a yacht, a run through the countryside and communing with the fireflies in Samut Songkhram
Krabi Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is making the most of the so-called “green season” by offering a “Summer Getaway” to anyone looking for a blissful break by the Andaman Sea. From now through October, you can stay three nights for the price of two nights in all room types of this luxurious hotel. You’ll also enjoy Krabi International Airport transfers, daily breakfast for two and butler service. Tucked away in Klong Muang, far from the touristy beach of Ao Nang, Phulay Bay is an ideal hideout for a romantic break. Visit www.RitzCarlton.com/en/hotels/phulay-bay or email [email protected]
 
Treat yourself to an upscale sailing experience with Movenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya and the Ocean Marina Yacht Club. Great for couples, wedding parties or groups of friends, a full range of fully manned yachts are available to whisk guests around the bay off Na Jomtien coast or venture out to the pristine neighbouring islands. The price is Bt50,000 per day for a 25-passenger yacht and Bt40,000 per day for a smaller 20-passenger boat, including captain and crew. The room rate at Movenpick starts at Bt3,999 per night for a Deluxe Sea View room. Call (+66 33) 078 888 or email [email protected]
 
The Active Run 2016 returns on June 26 for a 21-km run along the Chong Khao Khad historic path and former Siam-Burma Railway in Kanchanaburi province. KTC credit card is joining with the race organiser, Refill Marathon & Lifestyle in offering an accommodation package that includes sightseeing at the Bridge of River Kwai, the Chong Khao Khad Museum and Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. The cost is Bt3,990 per person until May 31, excluding registration for the race. KTC cardholders enjoy a Bt100 discount. Call (02) 631 3494 between office hours Monday to Friday. 
 
Air France is offering a promotion on roundtrip Economy Class fares between Bangkok and selected European cities that runs from now through October. Tickets start at Bt23,000 from Bangkok to Paris, London, Amsterdam, Venice, Prague, Vienna or Frankfurt. Bangkok to Lisbon, Athens, Bucharest or Warsaw is a little more expensive at Bt30,000. The prices include taxes and tickets are available for booking through May 27 for the travel period June 1 to October 31. Visit www.AirFrance.com.
 
Drive to Amphawa, Samut Songkhram Province and recapture nature at Asita Eco Resort. The price is Bt3,500 with breakfast for two with an additional Bt300 and Bt600 charged for a child under six and 12 years old respectively. This resort is hidden amid orchards on the bank of a canal, making an ideal place for a break. Samut Songkhram is a short ride from Bangkok, and is famous for Amphawa Floating Market and watching the fireflies. Call (081) 999 1692 and (034) 767 333 or email [email protected] Visit www.AsitaResort.com.
 

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