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Getting high in the low season

Published September 26, 2016 by SoClaimon

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The Nai Harn Phuket is offering“Stay 3 Pay 2 promotion.”

The Nai Harn Phuket is offering“Stay 3 Pay 2 promotion.”

Hotels in Bangkok and the provinces wind up the high season with great-value stays

Luxury U Hotels & Resorts chain is welcoming the last two months of |the so-called green season with a “Ur Autumn” deal that gives guests a full 25-per-cent discount on all room types as well as a US$25 restaurant or spa credit per room per stay. Available at all properties in the chain, the “Ur Autumn” packages can be booked from now until September 30 for stays before October 31. A minimum of two nights is required. Book through http://www.UHotelsResorts.com or email reserve@uhotelsresorts.com.

From now until October 31, The Nai Harn, a beachside resort on the southern tip of Phuket, is offering a third night free with its “Stay 3 Pay 2 promotion”. The package starts at Bt6,400 per room per night in a Deluxe Ocean View Room. Guests can enjoy signature cocktails created by Salim Khoury, former head barman at The Savoy in London, delicious Thai dishes at Cosmo Ocean Bistro with chef Ann and end the day with hand-made chocolates from Fiona Sciolti. Another benefits include the revamped menu at The Spa and a choice of Classical Thai Cooking Class (Bt3,800 per person) and an Organic Chocolate & Pastry Class (Bt2,800 per person). |Visit http://www.TheNaiHarn.com or email reservations@TheNaiHarn.com.

Discover the beauty of Krabi with Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort’s new “Super Advance Saver” package under which rates start at Bt3,200 per room per night. Occupying a spectacular beachfront location overlooking the Andaman Sea, the resort offers timeless French elegance, luxurious rooms and suites, unparalleled facilities, and engaging activities for the whole family plus renowned Thai hospitality. |Visit http://www.Sofitel.com/1684 or call (075) 627 800. |Email H6184-RE@sofitel.com.

Upgrade your stay with the “Urban Retreat” package at Dream Bangkok, a boutique hotel in the heart of Sukhumvit. The package is priced at Bt3,999 per night and features one night in a Premier Suite, daily international breakfast buffet at Flava Restaurant, one spa treatment, in-room Wi-Fi and wired internet access and late check out until 4pm. The deal is good until October 31. Email reservations@dreambkk.com to enjoy this special package.

Movenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya is offering an exclusive promotion for corporate movers-and-shakers who like business and pleasure to work together. Confirm a booking 30 days before check-in and enjoy the benefits of the “Early Bird Business Package” from now until December 21. The offer includes complimentary Wi-Fi in all guest rooms, a choice of Thai or international lunch, full day usage of the meeting rooms and a choice of an early morning coffee break, themed coffee break or pre-dinner cocktails. Weekday room rates for the package start from Bt4,000. |Visit http://www.Movenpick.com/pattaya. Call (033) 078 888 or |email hotel.pattaya@movenpick.com.

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Luxury at a stretch

Published August 18, 2016 by SoClaimon

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Amatara Phuket offers yoga retreats from three to seven days in one of Thailand

Amatara Phuket offers yoga retreats from three to seven days in one of Thailand’s best beach holiday destinations.

Revive your inner self with a yoga programme or dine with the world’s leading chefs at an island resort

Explore your inner strength through yoga at the luxury Amatara Resort & Wellness in Phuket. The Amatara Yoga programmes run for three, five and seven nights, with each session offering a chance to deepen yoga practice, and customised to help you achieve happiness and ideal yoga outcomes during the stay. The package costs Bt45,000 for three nights, Bt74,000 for five nights and Bt103,000 for seven nights and covers daily physical Asana practice, meditation, philosophy, consulting, accommodation, round-trip airport transfer, full board with three healthy a la carte meals per day or set detox programme, blood pressure check-up, use of fitness facilities, steam and infrared sauna, access to daily fitness classes and daily Signature Royal Amatara massage. Call (+66 (0) 76) 200 800, (+66 (0) 76) 318 888, visit www.AmataraPhuket.com or emailphuket@amataraphuket.com”>sales.phuket@amataraphuket.com.

Onyx Hospitality Group will be offering special accommodation deals at more than 20 properties across five countries at the 40th Thai Tiew Thai Fair running from September 1 to 4 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. Get the most of each destination in Thailand with Amari, at prices starting from Bt2,200 a night in Pattaya and Bangkok, Bt2,800 in Hua Hin, Bt3,500 in Krabi and Koh Samui or enjoy a relaxing escape at a private island paradise with a two-night all-inclusive package at Amari Havodda Maldives, starting at Bt69,900. Get the best deals with Ozo Samui in Thailand starting at Bt2,700, while the prices for Ozo in Hong Kong and Sri Lanka start from Bt4,250 a night. A stay at Loei Palace and Angkhang Nature Resort starts at Bt900 and Bt1,700 respectively. Prices are valid for stays between September 1 and March 31.

Culinary aficionados are invited to an extraordinary two-night getaway that blends the beauty of nature with the luxury of world-class cuisine on October 28 and 29 at Soneva Kiri Koh Kood. Sit down to an intimate six-course dinner prepared by six Michelin starred European chefs with 10 stars between them, and explore the elaborate art of gastronomy paired with breath-taking views of the Gulf of Siam. Starting from Bt105,000, the rate is inclusive of a two-night stay at the luxurious resort, the six-course dinner, daily half board, spa treatments for two at the resort’s Six Senses Spa, and return private plane transfers from Bangkok to Koh Kood. The offer is available for bookings via travel agent or by calling ( +91) 124 4511000 or email: reservations@soneva.com. Quote booking code: SKMSCP16.

Designed to bring people and nature together, Botanica Khao Yai is a fine place to relax during the green season. The resort is now offering an early bird deal starting from Bt3,900 per night. The offer includes accommodation for two with daily American breakfast. An extra bed is available upon request at Bt1,800 per person per night and inclusive of breakfast. Book in August for a stay during September and October. Call (+66 (0) 2) 661 2999 extensions 400-404 or email:reservation@botanicakhaoyai.com.

Reward yourself with a healthy holiday at Royal Wing Suites & Spa in Pattaya. The resort is offering a Health and Relax package starting from Bt10,365 per night covering accommodation, breakfast buffet, free Wi-Fi, tropical fruit basket in room, a 60-minute massage treatment, an hour’s use of tennis or squash courts, a one-hour private work-out class and personal training session and 10-per-cent discount at Cliff Spa. The deal is good until October 31 and a stay of two nights minimum is required. Call (+66 (0) 38) 250 421 or email: relax@royalcliff.com.

Turbo at the turns

Published August 13, 2016 by SoClaimon

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Mandarin Oriental Singapore offers a great view of the Singapore circuit’s turns 16 and 17. dpa

Mandarin Oriental Singapore offers a great view of the Singapore circuit’s turns 16 and 17. dpa

Enjoy private viewing of the Singapore Grand Prix or shop till you drop in Bangkok

Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Daniel Riccardo, Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel will be hoping to lead the field as the Singapore Grand Prix returns to the city state for a weekend of speed, song and celebration from September 16 to 18. Mandarin Oriental Singapore marks the occasion with a “Race Through the Night” package. Priced at SGD4,650 (Bt162,500) per night for double occupancy, the package covers access to the Oriental Club Lounge, dinner at Dolce Vita, a 60-minute Pitstop Dinner buffet at Melt Café, fresh oysters and champagne at Axis Bar and Lounge and a spa treatment. A minimum of three nights’ stay is required. Located in Marina Bay and right in front of turns 16 and 17 of the street circuit, the hotel is one the best places to see the race. For reservation, e-mail: mosin-reservations@mohg.com or call (+65) 6885 3030.

From Phuket to Maldives and at other Banyan Tree Hotel & Resort properties across Asia, holidaymakers can wake up with a sense of wholeness and balance by taking advantage of the resort’s new Detox and De-stress with a Sense of Rejuvenation promotion. The detox programme features a relaxing Swedish body massage to relieve weary muscles while the de-stress treatment is designed to soothe over-worked souls. For details of the pampering in detail, visitwww.BanyanTree.com/en/rejuvenation-offers.

LiT Bangkok Hotel celebrates Mother’s Day throughout August with an enchanting “My beloved Mom” spa package. Enjoy precious time with your mother for 70 minutes of blissful treatment with a choice of massages inspired by Thai performing arts. Spend the day being indulged together at a very special price of Bt3,000 net for two people. Mother also gets to enjoy extra pampering with a complimentary 30-minute Relaxing Facial or Foot Massage. This boutique hotel is a short walk from National Stadium BTS Station. Call (02) 612 3456 or visit www.LitBangkok.com.

Drive to Pran Buri, a pristine beach beyond Hua Hin, and enjoy a peaceful break at Villa Maroc Resort with the 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 rsvn@villamarocresort.com. Visitwww.VillaMarocResort.com.

Plaza Athenee Bangkok, A Royal Meridien Hotel is offering a special deal on its newly renovated rooms until August 20. Prices start from Bt4,500 per night for an Athenee room with international buffet breakfast for two people. Guests also enjoy complimentary Internet and late check out until 2pm. Located in a high-rise building with a glass facade, this upmarket hotel is just five minutes on foot from Phloenchit BTS Station and Central Embassy shopping mall making it ideal for an urban retreat. |Call (02) 650 8800 extension 6206 or e-mailatreservations.bangkok@lemeridien.com.

Chilling out in style

Published August 13, 2016 by SoClaimon

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Black Mountain Championship Golf Course, Thailand's Hua Hin

Black Mountain Championship Golf Course, Thailand’s Hua Hin

From a golfing holiday at a top course to getting up close and cosy with SpongeBob SquarePants, there’s plenty on offer in Asia this month

Experience the life of a professional golfer on tour with three official Asian Tour Stay and Playpackages by Hilton. You’ll enjoy accommodation at a Hilton property for two nights and a round of golf at a championship golf course in Singapore, Indonesia or Thailand. Each package includes 18 holes of golf at Singapore’s top-ranked Laguna National Golf and Country Club, the prestigiousRoyale Jakarta Golf Club, or the Black Mountain Championship Golf Course in Hua Hin, Thailand. To complement the game, the package includes a two-night stay with Hilton Singapore, DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta Diponegoro or Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa respectively. The offer is available from now until June 16 next year for stays prior to June 30, 2017. Booking must be made at least 14 days prior to arrival. Call (+65) 67 372 233. Visit www.Hilton.com.

Make this Mother’s Day truly memorable at The St Regis Bangkok. On August 12 from noon to 3, treat mother to a brunch featuring the hotel’s Signature Raw Bar, premium-quality grilled imported meats and seafood and decadent dessert creations, complemented by a continuous flow of juices and smoothies. Rates are Bt3,000 per person including wines, sparkling wines, Siam Mary, Martinis, beers, bespoke smoothies, juices and Bt4,700 per person with all beverage options and unlimited Moet & Chandon champagne. If your mum prefers tea to brunch then invite her to enjoy Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at the Drawing Room from 2 to 5pm. A set for two people, priced at Bt1,200, includes sweet delights and coffee or tea. All mothers having afternoon tea will receive a signature souvenir along with a St Regis Teddy Bear and fresh jasmine. Call (02) 207 7777 or email fb.bangkok@stregis.com.

Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers is celebrating its 33rd anniversary with an exclusive room promotion. Starting from Bt3,333 a night, you’ll enjoy a deluxe room with unobstructed panoramic river views plus daily buffet breakfast for two people. Booking period is from now until August 7 for stays through October 31. Call (02) 665 3165 and quote rate code “DAILY0A” or email res172royalorchid@sheraton.com. Visit http://www.RoyalOrchidSheraton.com.

Plan an enticing break for families and friends at Soneva Kiri on Koh Kood, with a special rate of Bt191,600 for up to six persons. The Private Thai Resident package is valid from now until September 30, with accommodation in a Private Bayview Pool Reserve Villa, and a half-board meal plan that provides breakfast and dinner (including one BBQ at the villa) together with non-alcoholic beverages at the resort’s restaurants. The resort can be accessed by private aircraft from Bangkok, with the round-trip fixed schedule flight available at a supplement of Bt15,000 for an adult and Bt7,500 for a child. Lunch can be added to the package at Bt2,600 per adult and Bt1,300 for a child. Email: reservations@soneva.com or visit www.Soneva.com.

Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends are visiting Hong Kong Ocean Park from Bikini Bottom to engage with guests and fans from all over the world in the city’s first-ever SpongeBob Water Party. The annual Ocean Park Summer Splash features lots of exhilarating water-themed attractions, scrumptious SpongeBob-themed dishes, SpongeBob SquarePants X Ocean Park limited-edition souvenirs, “Get Closer to the Animals” activities, face-painting and workshops. Find out more at www.OceanPark.com.hk/en.

Wonders of the wild

Published August 13, 2016 by SoClaimon

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The scenic Mekong River seen from Pha Taem National Park in Ubon Ratchathani, Northeast Thailand.

The scenic Mekong River seen from Pha Taem National Park in Ubon Ratchathani, Northeast Thailand.

Take advantage of the green season by travelling around Northeast Thailand or chilling at the beach

Enjoy the sensational food and the simple lifestyles of Thailand’s Northeast with a 10-day trip that meanders from Khon Kaen to Ubon Ratchathani. Organised by Isan Explorer (www.IsanExplorer.com), the journey takes you into the heart of the Northeastern region, climbing cliffside walkways at Wat Phu Tok, paying respect at Phra That Phranom Pagoda, watching the scenic mountain range that forms the backdrop to the mighty Mekong River, visiting prehistoric sites of ancient rock paintings, and admiring stunning views at Pha Taem National Park. Prices vary according to size of group and the luxury level of the accommodation. A single visitor opting for deluxe hotels will pay Bt97,150, while a group of eight pays Bt18,850 each.

Beach or mountain – or both? Escape Sansiri Hotel Collection celebrates two anniversaries with special deals on its properties in Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima, and Hua Hin. A deluxe room, with breakfast for two people, costs Bt2,500 per night when booking directly at http://www.Escape-Hotel.com. The resort in Hua Hin is not beachside, but the beach itself is only a short walk from the hotel, and its design follows Hua Hin’s colonial style trademark. The hotel in Pak Chong boasts a modern design and great views of the countryside. The promotion is good through the end of this month.

Enjoy a short break in Bangkok with The Okura Prestige Bangkok’s special deal that’s on offer until September 30. The Sweet Afternoons package, covering two sharing accommodation in an elegant, Japanese-style room starts at Bt6,250 per night. Guests also enjoy a choice of breakfast – either international buffet at Up & Above restaurant or an authentic Japanese collation at Yamazato, plus cocktail and snacks, personalised concierge and express check in and out. The hotel is in the heart of Bangkok’s business and leisure centre and just a short walk from Phloenchit BTS Skytrain station. Call (02) 687 9000 or visit http://www.OkuraBangkok.com.

Save up 30 per cent on accommodation and spa treatments in Hua Hin when booking into the Amari Hua Hin. This beachside resort marks its anniversary with a “Happy 4th Birthday” promotion under which the room rate starts at just Bt2,170 per night for two sharing. Booking is available for two days only from 11pm on July 31 through 10.59pm on August 2, and is good for stays between August 1 and November 30. Guests can only book online, using the code AHHFBY4, at http://www.Amari.com/huahin. The beach resort is about two hours south of Bangkok.

The Silver Palm Hotel on Rama IX Road introduces its Staycation package covering accommodation for three nights, airport transfers, transport to Hua Mark Airport Rail Link station and Internet connectivity, plus breakfast for two people for two days and one set lunch and dinner for two. The package costs Bt5,200 for two sharing and is available through October. This modern hotel is located in Bangkok’s Eastern suburbs and is an easy commute to the downtown area via the Airport Rail Link line. Rooms come with a living area, dining space and small kitchen making the hotel an ideal choice for anyone wanting to spend less but stay longer.

Paris calling

Published July 18, 2016 by SoClaimon

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Santiburi Samui Beach Resort

Santiburi Samui Beach Resort

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 SantiburiSamui 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 rsvn@santiburi-samui-resort.com. Visit http://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 reservations.phuket@amari.com. Find out more at http://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 http://www.MandarinOriental.com or by contacting the reservations office at Mandarin Oriental, Paris on (+33 1) 7098 7333. Email mopar-reservations@mohg.com.

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 http://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 rsvn@villamarocresort.com. Visit http://www.VillaMarocResort.com.

Gourmet treats and snowy sensations

Published July 18, 2016 by SoClaimon

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The Bangkok Walking Food Tour gets under the skin of Thai culinary culture.

The Bangkok Walking Food Tour gets under the skin of Thai culinary culture.

Take your stomach on a tour of Bangkok’s best eats or whiz down the slopes in New Zealand

Sign up for the Bangkok Walking Food Tour and you get to gorge on typically Thai nosh ranging from street food to royal cuisine. Organised by the award-winning Taste Adventure travel agent, this four-hour trip starts at Taksin BTS Station and takes participants on a walk through Bangkok’s vibrant market and food scene. Whether you munch as you march or sit down to savour Thailand’s Royal Cuisine, you will love it all. Few places give you access to so much food as Bangkok. If gastronomic tourism is your thing, this is a trip you need to follow. The price for your bites is Bt1,200 person, and includes a professional foodie guide and 15 distinct Thai foods and beverages at curated tastings.

Call 091 571 7701 or visit http://www.TasteOfThailandFoodTours.org.

Plaza Athenee Bangkok, A Royal Meridien Hotel is offering a special deal on its newly renovated rooms until August 20. The price starts from Bt4,500 per night for an Athenee room with international buffet breakfast for two people. Guests also enjoy complimentary Internet and late check out until 2pm. Located in a high-rise building with a glass facade, this upmarket hotel is just five minutes on foot from Phloenchit BTS Station and Central Embassy shopping mall making an ideal for an urban retreat. Call (02) 650 8800 extension 6206 or e-mail atreservations.bangkok@lemeridien.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 rsvn@villamarocresort.com. Visit http://www.VillaMarocResort.com.

The Silver Palm Hotel on Rama IX Road introduces its ‘Staycation’ package covering accommodation for three nights, airport transfers, transport to Hua Mak Airport Rail Link station and Internet connectivity, plus breakfast for two people for two days and one set lunch and dinner for two. The package costs Bt5,200 for two sharing and is available through October. This modern hotel is located in Bangkok’s Eastern suburbs and is an easy commute to the downtown area via the Airport Rail Link line. Rooms come with a living area, dining space and small kitchen making the hotel an ideal choice for anyone wanting to spend less but stay longer.

June to September is the best time for a white holiday in New Zealand with the ski stations now open for thrilling runs and snow adventures. The Swiss-Belresort Coronet Peak in Queenstown is among the very first ski resorts to open its pistes this year, the longest of which is a challenging 2.4 km. The slopes can be accessed using one of four learner conveyor lifts, two high-speed quad chairs, one six-seater express chair, or a T-Bar. The Coronet Peak ski area is one of New Zealand’s most exhilarating and diverse ski resort destinations with a choice of exciting adventures for everyone from kids and first timers to experts and adrenaline junkies. The resort is offering a special rate of NZ$135 (Bt3,370) per room, including complimentary shuttle bus to and from Coronet Peak Ski Fields and 1,000 Air Asia points per night. The promotion is good from July 18 to August 31.

Visit http://www.Swiss-Belhotel.com.

Pedals to the metal

Published June 19, 2016 by SoClaimon

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From Thailand’s North to Shangri-La in China, Big Bike Tours is organising a once-in-a-life-time motorcycle trip over 19 days. Photo/www.bigbiketours.net

From Thailand’s North to Shangri-La in China, Big Bike Tours is organising a once-in-a-life-time motorcycle trip over 19 days. Photo/www.bigbiketours.net

Bike trips take the adventurous visitor to Shangri- La or simply around Bangkok’s unseen orchards

From Thailand’s North to Shangri-La in China, Big Bike Tours is organising a once-in-a-life-time motorcycle trip over 19 days (an approximately 5,000 kilometres). The adventure begins and finishes in Chiang Mai. Riders will first cross Thailand’s border for a glimpse of Myanmar though the long ride doesn’t kick off until after the border crossing into Houayxay in Laos. Over the following 15 days, riders will encounter a string of exotic towns including Mengla, Lijiang, Jiantang, Lincang and, of course, Shangri-La in northwestern Yunnan province. The price is Bt252,000 per rider (Bt85,000/pillion) and includes accommodation based on two sharing, Kawasaki Versys (650cc) and meals. The trips are starting on September 11, April 16 and September 10, 2017. Visitwww.BigBikeTours.net.

Discover Thailand’s South by elephant back and long-tailed boat through Phuket, Phang Nga and Surat Thani province. Organised by the Thailand Travel Centre, this trip runs for three days and two nights and takes you through deserted beaches and evergreen forest. The package is priced at Bt16,355 per person, and includes sea kayaking in Phang Nga Bay, two night’s accommodation at Elephant Hills tented camp near Khao Sok National Park, exploring Khao Sok National Park on elephant back and kayaking on the reservoir. The deal is good until October 31. Visitwww.ThaiTravelCenter.com, and search for package code: 191TC.

Amari Koh Samui‘s Koh Samui Wanderlust Package comes with a self-drive car for visitors to explore the tropical island on their own. Costing Bt4,555 per night and requiring a minimum of three nights, the package includes the self-drive car, airport transfers, accommodation and dinner on the beach. For more information or reservations, visit http://www.Amari.com/koh-samui.

Bangkok, the bustling metropolis that’s home to more than 12 million people, has more to share with visitors than shopping malls and night life. Cycling fans can sign up for the “Colours of Bangkok” cycling trip and explore Bangkok’s backyard. The half-day tour organised by Recreational Bangkok Biking takes participants to Bangkok’s ghetto in Khlong Toei before crossing the Chao Phraya River to Bang Nam Phueng. Billed as Bangkok’s “Green Lung”, Bang Nam Phueng is a pristine orchard and coconut plantation through which cyclists have to negotiate a narrow concrete path. The trip is available daily, and the price is Bt1,250 per person. Included are bicycle and helmet, insurance, snack and refreshment. Visit ThailandBiking.com.

Surrounded by the azure waters of the Andaman Sea, Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort is offering a special deal for holidaymakers. A single night in Deluxe Bungalow with breakfast for two starts from Bt6,693 and includes wi-fi Internet connectivity, one-hour use of sea kayak, scoop of ice cream for a child and 20 per cent discount on food and drink. Nestled in Loh Ba Gao Bay on Phi Phi Island, this beachside resort combines seclusion with all the luxury of a five-star resort. Maya Bay, the location for the 2000 hit movie “The Beach” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is a short boat ride away. For online booking, visit http://www.PhiPhiIslandVillage.com.

Retreats to remember

Published June 14, 2016 by SoClaimon

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Bagan, Myanmar, is surrounded by thousands of pagodas. The Nation/Phoowadon Duangmee

Bagan, Myanmar, is surrounded by thousands of pagodas. The Nation/Phoowadon Duangmee

Make your next holiday a memorable one by roaming around Myanmar or chilling on the white sands of Thailand’s south

From the ancient kingdom of Bagan to the lost city of Mrauk U, Khiri Travel’s seven-day journey has you travelling in mystic Myanmar and following in the footsteps of monks, pilgrims, devotees and kings. Nestled along the Ayeyarwady River in the Central region, the ancient city of Bagan is surrounded by thousands of pagodas. Mrauk U (pronounced “mraw-oo”), to the west, is sometimes known as “Little Bagan”, but has its own tale. The journey involves four days of trekking (about 20km a day), boat trips, some four-wheel drive transport and basic accommodation and food in remote areas. The price is US$1,295 (twin sharing), and the journeys are available from October 30 to November 5, November 27 to December 3 and from January 1 to 7. For more information, email sales.myanmar@khiri.com.

Surrounded by the azure waters of the Andaman Sea, Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort is offering a special deal for holidaymakers. A single night in Deluxe Bungalow with breakfast for two starts from Bt6,693 and includes wi-fi Internet connectivity, one-hour use of sea kayak, scoop of ice cream for a child and 20 per cent discount on food and drink. Nestled in Loh Ba Gao Bay on Phi Phi Island, this beachside resort combines seclusion with all the luxury of a five-star resort. Maya Bay, the location for the 2000 hit movie “The Beach” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is a short boat ride away. For online booking, visit http://www.PhiPhiIslandVillage.com.

Get back into shape with the Amatara Resort & Wellness‘ Detox Stay package. The one-day package includes wellness consultation, five healthy raw juices and three cleansing green shots, Chi Nei Tsang abdominal massage (60 minutes), colon hydrotherapy (60 minutes), Thai Herbal Steam (30 minutes), Thai herbal Body Scrub (30 minutes), Signature Amatara Massage (90 minutes) and complimentary access to Wellness activities classes. The treatment costs Bt10,650 per person. This luxury health resort on the hill in Phuket also features private pool villas. Call +66 (0) 76 200 800, +66 (0) 76 318 888 or visit http://www.AmataraPhuket.com.

Enjoy a Romantic Getaway package at the Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort at prices starting from Bt6,599 per couple per night. Available for booking until July 31 for stays up to December 23, the package offers accommodation in a Garden Pool Suite, daily breakfast for two, a 60-minute Navasana Spa treatment for two, round-trip airport transfers and complimentary shuttle services to Chaweng and Fisherman’s Village. Oceanfront and Ocean View Pool Suites are also available. A two-night minimum stay is required. Call (+66) 76 318 230 or email bam.phupongphiphat@outrigger.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 http://www.RitzCarlton.com/en/hotels/phulay-bay or email phulaybay@ritzcarlton.com.

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Published June 14, 2016 by SoClaimon

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Bhutan celebrates Thimphu Tsechu with traditional dance. Photo/Drukair.com

Bhutan celebrates Thimphu Tsechu with traditional dance. Photo/Drukair.com

Lap up culture in Bhutan, shop in KL or idle by the River of Kings in Bangkok

Seven days in Bhutan during the Thimphu Tshechu Festival is a sejour of a lifetime. Organised by Druk Asia on behalf of Druk Air, the expedition allows visitors to discover Bhutan through such historical and geographical landmarks as Taktsang Monastery, Dochula Pass and Paro Valley, which is dotted with old monasteries and temples. The highlight is of course the Thimphu Tshechu, along with the masked dance at Thimphu Dzong, a unique rite of Tantric Buddhism. The festival takes place on October 11-13 across Bhutan. The seven-day package starts at Paro International Airport, and costs US$1,540 per person. The price covers accommodation, three meals daily, government fee, vehicle tour and an English-speaking guide. Hidden away in the Himalayas, Bhutan is full of mystery and magic, and the Thimphu Tshechu Festival is just a beginning. Visit http://www.DrukAsia.com.

Nestled on the banks of the Chao Phraya, the River of Kings, the Shangri-La Hotel Bangkokpromises to pamper with its “Simply Wellness” package. Available through September 30, it includes accommodation in a Deluxe River View Room, a 90-minute spa treatment, spa cuisine lunch and late check out at 3pm, Special privileges for booking the Vitalife Longevity Programme at Bumrungrad International Hospital and a 20-per-cent discount from the third night onwards are also offered. Prices are Bt5,300 for a single and Bt6,300 ($177) for two sharing per night. Call (02) 2236 8788 or email: reservations.slbk@shangri-la.com. Visit http://www.Shangri-La.com/bangkok.

Kupu Kupu Barong Villas and Tree Spa by L’Occitane is giving guests the opportunity to rage gracefully against ageing by becoming “Immortelle”, just like the rare Corsican flowers which never fade after being picked. For $1,400 (Bt50,000) net for two sharing, guests will enjoy four-night stay in a Riverfront Pool Villa with daily breakfast for two, a 90-minute “Immortelle Secret to Everlasting Youth” (for two guests), one Bird Nest dinner, airport transfers and in-room Immortelle flower decorations. This tropical-chic resort is tucked away in Ubud on Bali.

For reservations and inquiries email: reservation@kupubarong.com.

MANDARIN ORIENTAL, Kuala Lumpur, offers a romantic retreat in Malaysia’s capital. The three-day, two-night deal costs RM1,039 ($251) per night and includes daily breakfast for two, one set dinner, sparkling wine and 20-per-cent savings on a la carte spa treatments at The Spa. Set between Kuala Lumpur City Centre Park and the Petronas Twin Towers, this luxury |hotel is just one kilometre from the Pavilion shopping mall. For reservations call (60 3) 2179 8818 or email: mokul-reservations@mohg.com.

A cheap night at Movenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya won’t make you feel cheap at Thailand’s most famous beach holiday destination. For Bt3,999 per night, guests enjoy an upgrade from a Deluxe Seaview Room to a Premium Seaview, free wireless Internet, buffet breakfast and chocolate treat. The promotion is available from Sunday to Thursday until June 30. For booking, email: hotel.pattaya.reservation@movenpick.com.

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