Blissful Beaches: Thailand Is a Bucket List Dream

 

Can we tempt you with cerulean seas, white sand beaches, and captivating night markets? Do you want luxury hotels, Buddhist temples, awesome diving and gastronomical delights? These are all reasons you should put Thailand on your bucket list of destinations for VIP travel. Thailand is a magical medley of exotic flavors, scorching sunshine, cultural importance, and spectacular jungle. At your fingertips is the exhilarating buzz of Bangkok, the blissed out vibes of Phi Phi and the exotic jungles of Chiang Mai. Ready to dip your toes in?

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What To Pack

Pack light, airy and casual for your journey to Thailand. Think thongs and floaty dresses, and bikinis in all the colors of the rainbow. For trips to temples and historically important buildings, you will need to cover your knees and shoulders. So also be sure to include loose pants or a knee-length skirt and a shawl to cover your shoulders. Mosquitos are also rife in Thailand so also include mosquito spray and mosquito repellent wristbands. You may also want to pack a Mosquito Go Duo Plug-In for your hotel room. The risk of malaria in Thailand is considered low to none in areas such as Bangkok, all the islands, and Chiang Mai. But there is a risk in areas that border Cambodia, Laos and Burma. If you are traveling near these areas, you can order malaria tablets online. Also take a small medical kit with you. Include Imodium, ibuprofen, plasters, antihistamine cream, and aloe vera gel.

Thailand is a year-round destination with a warm climate. However, it also has a rainy season. The absolute best time to travel is between November and April, which is known as the cool, dry season. March to May can be incredibly hot, and May to October is the rainy season. The climate does, however, vary depending on where you go in Thailand. The capital city Bangkok is best enjoyed in December and January when it is (slightly) cooler. December to February is the perfect time to visit Chiang Mai and also the west coast islands of Phuket, Krabi, and Koh Phi Phi.

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When To Go
Thailand is a year-round destination with a warm climate. However, it also has a rainy season. The absolute best time to travel is between November and April, which is known as the cool, dry season. March to May can be incredibly hot, and May to October is the rainy season. The climate does, however, vary depending on where you go in Thailand. The capital city Bangkok is best enjoyed in December and January when it is (slightly) cooler. December to February is the perfect time to visit Chiang Mai and also the west coast islands of Phuket, Krabi, and Koh Phi Phi.

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Exotic Adventure

If you’re looking for an exhilarating exotic adventure in Thailand, then you won’t be disappointed. You can experience everything from Buddhist temples to ancient cities and remote northern jungles to elephant back safaris. If you love scuba diving, you can immerse yourself in a paradise of tropical reefs. And if you want to absorb ancient historical sites you’re sure to fall in love with Cambodia’s Angkor Wat region. Cambodia lies on the border of Thailand and is easily accessible and well worth the visit while you are here. Back in Thailand’s northern capital, Chiang Mai, you’ll be met with myriad exciting adventures. You’ll find ancient monasteries, verdant countryside, spectacular rainforest, invigorating hot springs and incredible waterfalls. You can enjoy temple tours, traditional Thai dinners, river cruises, abseiling and ziplining. One of the highlights of visiting Chiang Mai is a trip to the Elephant Retirement Park. Here you can feed, bathe and watch older elephants in their natural habitat rolling in the mud! Be prepared to get muddy yourself as you’ll learn how to bathe and cool down elephants in their own muddy pool. It’s a magical experience. And for those with the conservation of wildlife on their minds, you will be grateful to know that there is no riding of elephants allowed.

Blissful Beaches

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Are you are looking for an epic holiday of mammoth relaxation proportions? If so you’ll want to boat it out to the spellbinding islands of Phi Phi, Krabi and Phuket to name just three. The archipelago of Koh Phi Phi consists of six tiny islands awash with turquoise waters and powder white sand. Koh Young is the only one that is inhabited. Koh Phi Phi Leh was made famous as the iconic setting of the blockbuster movie ‘The Beach’. Arrive by speedboat and enjoy a day luxuriating in crystal clear waters and sunbathing on soft white sands. All the islands are ripe in lush vegetation, extraordinary vantage points and snorkeling opportunities. Phi Phi offers laidback luxury at its best. The diving here is also immense, with Shark Point, Anemone Reef, and King Cruiser Wreck being some of the most spellbinding spots.

Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and is abundant is sugar white sands and cobalt waters. There are myriad luxury hotels and an exotic hub of traditional temples and local shops. If you love seafood shacks and lunchtime cocktails, then this is the island for you. You can take a long tail boat from here to ferry you between islands, or you can just choose to while away the day in a relaxing canopy bed soaking up the sun. If you feel like a day of exploring, northern Phuket is largely unspoiled. And is a great place to trek around before enjoying a sundowner on the terrace of your swish hotel.
The last island on our list is intoxicating Krabi, located in southern Thailand. It’s a dreamy destination slap bang surrounded by the Andaman Sea with a 120 kilometer stretch of white sand beach. From here you can hop between islands by speedboat or just take a book and head to the beach for sun-soaked bliss. There is a great tour that takes you out to the old palm oil and rubber plantations. Here you can enjoy swimming in the natural emerald thermal hot spring pools. Or if you want to go deep into the blue you can immerse yourself in the bewitching coral reefs of the Andaman Sea. There are also opportunities to kayak, canoe, rock climb and even join a full day’s authentic Thai cookery school. For those in a more dreamy sleepy state, you can take a sunset cruise with a BBQ seafood dinner or enjoy an afternoon of Ashtanga or flow yoga. You’ll also be lucky enough to experience some of the finest seafood restaurants on the Andaman and take pleasure in the spicy, exotic aromas of the captivating night markets. Once you’ve tasted sun-kissed Krabi, you’ll want to run away for a lifetime.

Zoe Griffin

Editor In Chief

Editor In Chief at Live Like A VIP. Author, Journalist & Copywriter. Often found with a glass of Champagne in hand!

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