By PHOOWADON DUANGMEE
From time out on luxurious yachts to a caravan across China’s Taklamakan Desert, there’s plenty to enjoy this holiday season
Centara Grand at CentralWorld
, a luxury hotel in the heart of Bangkok, is offering a great deal for parents and kids with a Family Discoveries package that costs Bt6,100 per night and is available through December 31. Under the promotion, guests enjoy a special upgrade from a Superior World Room to a Premium Room with extra bed or cot for a child under 12 years, daily breakfast for a family of four, milk and cookies on turn-down and a 20-per-cent discount when dining and drinking at the hotel. The Centara Grand is in CentralWorld and within easy walking distance of the major shopping and dining areas, making it an ideal place to discover Bangkok. |Call (02) 100 1234 extension 6753 or email [email protected]
Escape the chaotic city for a blissful break with the Phang Nga Bay Discovery
package. Throughout June, Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resor
t is offering a one-day island excursion on a luxury yacht for Bt32,000 for six guests. You’ll swim, snorkel and stroll on the beaches on Krabi and Phang Nga’s famous islands – Koh Hong and James Bond Island. Purchase the package, and you enjoy three complimentary activities – umbrella painting, bag painting and t-shirt painting. For reservations or further information, call (075) 627 800 or email [email protected]
Located on pristine Surin Beach in Phuket, one of Thailand’s best beach holiday destinations, Manathai Surin Phuket delights with a deal on its Family Room until October 31. Prices start at Bt4,800 per night, and include breakfast, Wi-Fi, round trip airport transfers and a 30-minute complimentary massage for mum and dad. The two-storey Family Room offers floor-to-ceiling views of the resort’s tropical gardens and pool and is big enough for a family of four to spread their wings and unwind. Children up to 16 years old also get to stay and eat for free until October 31 if accompanied by an adult at Pad Thai restaurant. For reservations, visit www.Manathai.com/phuket.
Made for history buffs and adventure seekers, Wild China invites you to travel like Marco Polo – albeit in greater luxury and with a guide – through the Taklamakan Desert. This seven-day Marco Polo’s Silk Road package starts at the ruins of Turpan in Xinjiang in western China where visitors can enjoy typical Turpan hospitality and feast on mutton kebabs. The trip also takes in the legendary Tarim mummies in Urumqi, the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas in Dunhuang, Karakul Lake, the Mingsha Sand Dunes and Crescent Moon Lake before winding down in Kashgar Old Town. The price is US3,350 per person. |Visit www.WildChina.com.
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 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]