Barefoot Luxury Thailand
On our Barefoot luxury holiday in Thailand you’ll quickly realise there really is such a thing as paradise. The islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Siam are beach holiday perfection. They are the kind of places where you can imagine Man Friday running around on the pure white sand in his loincloth. And if you swap the loin cloth for this season’s Orlebar Browns you’re perfectly kitted out. As they say in Thailand, ‘same same but different’ – same setting different outfit. This is a luxury Thailand holiday that will deliver for even the most discerning of Yonderers.
The formula is simple in its presentation but as varied as one of the colourful marine ecosystems beneath the Gulf of Thailand’s blue waters. On our Barefoot luxury holiday to Thailand you’ll live the highlife (literally!) in Bangkok, City of Angels, before jetting down to Koh Samui. You’ll spend a few days being pampered in a hideaway hotel in Samui before island hopping to Koh Phangan where your barefoot experience really begins in a Thailand boutique hotel set beside the most perfect crescent bay.
Bangkok is unquestionably hot and hectic but you’ll glide through the chaos in your limousine en route to the ultra chic Como Metropolitan. Once you’ve rested, recuperated and perhaps joined one of the yoga sessions by the pool, you’ll be ready to venture out into this amazing city. You explore on foot, by car and by boat, discovering gleaming temples, old world teak houses and the bustle of daily life that keeps this great city buzzing. If you have the energy, or the will, we will point you in the direction of some of the capital’s best shopping and if you prefer sipping a martini, we will give you the inside track on Bangkok’s most exciting bars.
On landing in the island of Samui for the first portion of your luxury Thailand beach holiday, you’ll instantly feel the laid-back vibe. A series of thatched airport pavilions, palm groves as far as the eye can see and locals with beaming smiles. In a hop, skip and a jump your be whisked sway to the luxurious Six Senses, occupying its own spectacular headland on the north of the island. Here, you will catch your breath and unwind. Being here is like food for the soul.
Your private speed boat will be waiting to whizz you across the water to the neighbouring island of Koh Phangan. On arrival, you’ll step off the boat in to the warm shallows of an astonishingly beautiful crescent shaped beach and stroll into the cool and stylish luxury of the Anantara Rasananda. This is the promised land. Here you can lounge on the golden sands, swim in the beachfront infinity pool or kick back in the daybed by your beach-front pool villa. Savour every precious moment in this heavenly environment.
Your beach holiday is not over when you leave idyllic Koh Phangan. You have a couple more nights to look forward to back in Koh Samui. You can make sure you’ve ticked everything off your list: beachfront barbecue, snorkeling among the rocks, shopping at the night market and even going to the outdoor cinema. On your final morning, you’ll fly to Bangkok and connect into your flight home.
What you get for your money
This itinerary would typically cost from £3,200 per person staying in the specified hotels and having the services of a private chauffeur guide, excluding international flights. The costs can vary based on season, room type and board basis. All our holidays are tailor-made and can be created around your budget.