THAILAND: Bangkok, Koh Phangan & Koh Samui

Thailand is known for its incredible tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. On this trip you will take in Bangkok, the island paradise of Koh Phangan and the cosmopolitan melting pot that is Koh Samui.

BANGKOK

Bangkok is a thriving metropolis with a multicultural vibe that extends to all areas of the city. It excites and delights both day and night and it is truly street life at its best. Full of day markets, night markets and street food vendors, its truly buzzing 24 hours a day.

The boat-filled Chao Phraya River feeds its network of canals, flowing past the Rattanakosin royal district, home to opulent Grand Palace and its sacred Wat Phra Kaew Temple. Nearby is Wat Pho Temple with an enormous reclining Buddha and, on the opposite shore, Wat Arun Temple with its steep steps and Khmer-style spire.

KOH PHANGAN

Beaches

Ko Pha-Ngan is fringed with delightful bays, inlets, coves and beaches. And if you side-step the full moon and half moon shenanigans, you may even find them largely deserted. The beach at the fishing village of Chalok Lam on the north shore may not be a top draw, but it’s quiet and a growing band of good dining options are clustered along the beachfront street. You can reach the small beach of Kat Khom by scooter or on foot northeast from Chalok Lam and continue hiking east over the hills to Hat Khuat (Bottle Beach), a popular choice for swimming and snorkelling; you can also get here by boat from Chalok Lam or Thong Nai Pan to the east.

For seclusion, aim for the isolated beaches on the east coast, including Than Sadet, Hat Yuan and Hat Thian. Hat Yuan is accessible by long-tail boat from Hat Rin, from where you can continue to Hat Thian and other small coves and beaches along the east coast. A smooth new road runs to lovely Than Sadet, also on the east coast, but the sense of seclusion survives. Linked by road, west coast beaches including Hat Yao, Hat Salad and Ao Mae Hat are the place for sunset views over to Ang Thong National Marine Park.

KOH SAMUI

Koh Samui (Samui Island) is a cosmopolitan melting pot, attracting budget travellers staying for a a few weeks in a simple beachside bungalow, to the wealthiest holidaymakers, honeymooners or families dropping in for a week or two at one of the many luxury resort or villa on the many white sand beaches of Koh Samui. From the hustle and bustle of Chaweng Beach to the lively yet relaxed atmosphere of Lamai Beach to the timeless feel of Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village to the tropical beach paradise of Maenam, Koh Samui is unique among Thailand’s islands in maintaining a broad appeal for everyone. This helps to give the distinctive relaxed atmosphere that sets it apart.

Spend the morning sea kayaking or elephant trekking through the jungle. Visit the many temples dotted around the island. Perhaps try stand up paddle boarding or surfing and learn how to dive in the many Padi Approved diving centres and open up your mind to the incredible underwater world that surrounds Koh Samui.

THE TRIP

This quote is based on travel in September 2018 and include return flights from Ireland, airport transfers in Bangkok, boat transfers to and from Koh Phangan and airport transfer from your resort in Koh Samui to the airport.

BANGKOK – 3 NIGHTS

5* LIT BANGKOK HOTEL
Extra Radiance Room

Using light and shadow to create a modern space, LIT Bangkok Hotel offers stylish accommodation in Pathumwan. Aside from a sunny mezzanine pool, it has pampering spa services and free Wi-Fi.

During the day sunlight extends to every corner of the room, while contemporary light fixtures transform rooms at night. Each is comfortably equipped with a flat-screen TV, DVD player and minibar.

LIT Bangkok is 150 m from BTS National Stadium Skytrain Station and 350 m from Siam Paragon. Jim Thompson House is 400 m away. It is a 25-minute train ride, or 40-minute drive, from Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

Kiriya Spa offers a relaxing break from fast-paced city life with relaxing massage, hot tubs and steam baths. Health-conscious guests can work out at the gym.

The classy restaurant, Fiesta Steppe, serves all-day international cuisine accompanied by city views. Premium wine and cocktails are available at its bar. Room service is available around the clock.

Phaya Thai is a great choice for travellers interested in shoppingshopping for clothes and food.

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KOH PHANGAN

You will be met at the airport and transferred to the the jetty where a speedboat will take you over to your resort.

5* Villa Santhiya

4 Nights

WELCOME TO
SANTHIYA KOH Phangan

Traditional Thai-Style Luxury Beach Resort

Breakfast included

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This gem of a resort embraces the true meaning of Natural Beauty. Stretched over 18 acres of glorious tropical landscapes, Santhiya Koh Phangan Resort & Spa is an eco-chic natural hideaway with glorious teakwood accommodation and world-renowned service and hospitality.

Lush tropical forests, crystal clear bay and private beach set the perfect backdrop for splendid gourmet meals, cascading poolside waterfalls, luxurious spa treatment at Ayurvana Spa or an exciting array of outdoor water activities. Only 30 minutes by speedboat from Samui Island, paradise awaits, where beauty comes naturally and elegant designs along with eco-friendly conservation inspires all.

Spend lazy days around the huge free form pool by the beach and enjoy undisturbed sea views from the man made waterfall found here, before rounding off the day with a relaxing treatment at the Ayurvana Spa. For meals, fine Thai and international delights can be enjoyed at Chantara Restaurant whilst lighter fare can be enjoyed at the hillside Mahkok Shop & Restaurant. The Santhiya Koh Phangan Resort & Spa is the ideal choice for those looking for an authentic Thai experience, breath-taking views and luxurious facilities and resort decor.

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Hideaway Pool Villa

“Hidden sanctuary in a perfect hideaway at Santhiya Hideaway Pool Villa with rock garden setting in the middle of wild tropicals defines an unforgettable hideaway indulgence with its own free from romantic private pools.”

AMENITIES

Room Features
  • 115 sq.m. stand-alone villa with spacious patio
  • One double bedroom with separate living area
  • Day bed
  • Sun beds
  • Garden View
  • 25-40 sq.m. private pool
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Mini Bar
  • LCD TV with satellite channels and DVD/CD player
  • Slipper and Bathrobe
  • Mosquitoes net
  • Complimentary 4 bottles of water daily
  • Complimentary Wifi internet Access
Bathroom
  • Separate shower and bathtub
  • Outdoor bathtub
  • Indoor or Outdoor Shower room
  • Washbasin
  • Hairdryer
  • Luxurious bathroom amenities

Santhiya Koh Phangan Resort & Spa, Koh Phangan, Hideaway Pool Villa , Guest Room

Santhiya Koh Phangan Resort & Spa, Koh Phangan, Hideaway Pool Villa , Guest Room

Santhiya Koh Phangan Resort & Spa, Koh Phangan, Hideaway Pool Villa , Bathroom

Santhiya Koh Phangan Resort & Spa, Koh Phangan, Outdoor Dining

Santhiya Koh Phangan Resort & Spa, Koh Phangan, Dining

Santhiya Koh Phangan Resort & Spa, Koh Phangan, Treatment Room

Santhiya Koh Phangan Resort & Spa, Koh Phangan, Hotel Interior

Santhiya Koh Phangan Resort & Spa, Koh Phangan, Hotel Interior

Santhiya Koh Phangan Resort & Spa, Koh Phangan, Food and Drink

Santhiya Koh Phangan Resort & Spa, Koh Phangan, Food and Drink

KOH SAMUI

6 nights

WELCOME TO KOH SAMUI

5* X2 Samui Resort – Spa All Inclusive
VILLA Deluxe with Pool

Breakfast Included

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X2 Koh Samui Resort – All Spa Inclusive is Thailand’s first resort offering its guests unlimited treatments throughout their stay.

While enjoying their stay in a luxurious pool villa on this beach front resort, guests will have unlimited spa treatments, which includes a fine selection of massage techniques, manicures, pedicures, body and facial treatments.

The area is private, secluded and peaceful. Featuring a contemporary unique designed style decor, X2 Koh Samui Resort – All Spa Inclusive occupies 5 acres (12 Rai) of land, with 26 villas. Most have private swimming pools, and outside areas.

The 100 meter beachfront and 50 year old trees help provide the CrossTo atmosphere the owners were striving to achieve, and gave designers the background on which to recreate the resort. X2 Koh Samui Resort – All Spa Inclusive is designed to blend with the natural surroundings and offers peaceful uninterrupted views over the Gulf of Thailand.

Cross To is a truly designed property within catering to a cosmopolitan group of creative and stylish guests that enjoy living life and are looking for the ultimate holiday experience. They are looking for relaxation and well-being in its highest standard, accomplished by a first class private holiday accommodation without the usual restrictive environment of luxury hotels & resorts. For those guests that appreciate a contemporary difference, Cross To allows you to Cross To a whole new dimension of designed luxury and to experience life as it should be.

MAIN POOL

Any luxury resort worth it name must have a claim to fame and at X2 Koh Samui Resort – All Spa Inclusive we have just that in the form of the deepest resort pool on the island. This show of luxury in the form of size and open spaces continues all around the beach front pool area of the resort with large undeveloped green areas for guests to spread out on.

YOUR POOL VILLA

FEATURES

  • Single King size bed
  • Indoor rain showers
  • Bathtub
  • LCD TV
  • DVD/CD/Mp3 player
  • Mini-bar
  • Media library
  • Outdoor Sun lounges
  • Individual Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Broadband Internet
  • Daily Housekeeping

X2 Samui Beach Front Pool

4K RESTAURANT

Our brand name 4K (pronounced ‘Fork’) Restaurant and Bar, as ever positioned right on the very beachfront itself, serves up truly inspired fusion creations along with some classical Thai & Western dishes. Ask the chef if you have any special requests and be sure to try our theme and Tapas nights.

Accomplishing the Spa concept, 4K Cuisine also stands out through meals that are seasonally appropriate, well-balanced, and created using natural and quality ingredients.

4k Restaurant and Bar

X2 SPA

X2 Koh Samui Resort – All Spa inclusive offers its guests unlimited treatments throughout their stay, yes thats right, you get Unlimited Treatments at the X2 Spa.

Its an east meets west affair at our luxury spa as a combination of modern & traditional massage therapies, with mind and soul awareness exercises whirl you into a totally perfect holiday mode.

The design approach of Cross To Spa is “Luxury By Design,” breaking free from the boring standards of traditional concepts and instead merging the modern and traditional, incorporating Asian influences into a contemporary space that is chic yet cozy, private but not isolating.

Operation time: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm daily
5 Treatment Rooms

X2 Samui Unlimited Spa

LOBBY

X2 Resorts and true design hotels in every aspect and this is apparent as soon as you arrive at X2 Koh Samui Resort – All Spa Inclusive to be greeted by the large signature entry oblong that leads you into a really chic and refreshingly different lobby and reception area. Always the first holiday snapshot opportunity taken at our photogenic Koh Samui beach resort.

lobby

This itinerary is based on 2 adults sharing. Departure is 11th September 2018. Alternative dates can be arranged but pricing can vary.

Cost per person is €2388 and includes all flights, airport taxes, transfers as stated and accommodation

Book your luxury holiday on 059 8633 836 

IAN WALSH
Travel Counsellors
059 8633 836
ian.walsh@travelcounsellors.com
www.travelcounsellors.ie/ian.walsh

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