By Phoowadon Duangmee
Visit a top chef's suppliers in the French capital or tee off at one of Thailand’s best golf courses
Fly to Samui, Thailand’s best beach holiday resort, and try to make a hole in one at Santiburi Samui Beach Resort. Its special promotion priced at Bt52,500 covers three nights in a beachside luxury villa and three rounds of golf at the resort’s very own 18-hole PGA championship course. Airport transfers, unlimited free transfers between the resort and the country club, a daily shoe and club cleaning service, plus laundry and pressing for each player’s golf kit are also included. Santiburi golf course, with fairways running through 6,900 yards of untainted tropical hillside forest and palm plantations, is as breathtaking as it is challenging, while the resort cannot help but appeal with its gorgeous Thai architecture and warm hospitality. The promotion is good through December 20. Call (+66 (0) 77) 425 031 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.SantiburiSamui.com.
Amari Phuket, in the quietest corner of Patong Beach, celebrates Mother’s Day all through August with the special “I Love You, Mum” package. Accommodation for two nights in all room categories is available for two sharing starting at Bt12,218. You and mum will be presented with a Thai hand garland and herbal drink upon arrival and also enjoy a complimentary three-course Thai set dinner at the seaside Rim Talay restaurant and a 20-per-cent discount at Breeze Spa. The resort is perched on the hill overlooking Patong Beach and within a short distance of the resort’s bustling nightlife. Bookings are being accepted from tomorrow for any stay between August 1 and 31. Call (+66 (0) 76) 340 106-14 extensions 8033 or 8034 or email email@example.com. Find out more at www.Amari.com/phuket.
The Mandarin Oriental in Paris is offering guests an opportunity to explore the favourite haunts of the hotel’s Michelin-starred chef, Thierry Marx. Guests booking the “Paris by Marx” package will be invited to visit some of the 12 artisans and specialist retailers recommended by the chef while strolling through the city’s streets. The price is 1,350 Euros for two sharing, and includes luxurious accommodation for one night, breakfast for two, a nine-course dinner at Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx (beverage not included) and VIP welcome in the 12 outlets selected by Marx. Reservations can be made through www.MandarinOriental.com or by contacting the reservations office at Mandarin Oriental, Paris on (+33 1) 7098 7333. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Siam@Siam Design Hotel introduces a Super Save Room Package, under which guests wanting to spend a weekend in Bangkok can enjoy a 10 per cent discount just by booking through the hotel’s website SiamAtSiam.com. The amazing “Super Saver Room Package,” which is valid through the end of July only, offers room rates starting at Bt3,870 net inclusive of breakfast for two. Complimentary round-the-clock wi-fi access and use of the Fitness Studio are also included. The hotel is within a short walk of MBK shopping mall, a Skytrain station, Siam Paragon and Bangkok’s modern art centre. Call (+66 (0) 2) 217 3000. Visit www.SiamAtSiam.com.
Drive to Pran Buri, a pristine beach beyond Hua Hin, and enjoy a peaceful break. Villa Maroc Resort is now offering a “Secret of Spa Indulgence” package at Bt7,900 for two sharing. The price includes a savoury breakfast, spa treatment for two and Moroccan style afternoon tea. The deal is good from now through December 29. Call 032 630 771 email email@example.com. Visit www.VillaMarocResort.com.