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Where to stay in Koh Lanta

Where to Stay in Koh Lanta – Thailand

Koh Lanta is one of Thailand’s beautiful island destinations, just off the coast of Krabi. Technically, there are 52 islands that makeup Koh Lanta, with the main destination island for visitors being Koh Lanta Yai. Koh Lanta was once best known amongst the backpacking community, but now it has several exclusive resorts attracting all kinds of tourists. The island is only 27km long, but surprisingly there are a few diverse areas to choose from when visiting Koh Lanta. We’ve compiled a list of all the areas to help you decide where to stay in Koh Lanta, whether you are a backpacker, family traveller or someone who loves a bit of luxury there is are Koh Lanta hotels for everyone. Getting to Koh Lanta is fairly easy. The nearest airport to Koh Lanta is Krabi International Airport, from Krabi you can take a ferry or shared minibus (350 baht) to Koh…
Where to stay in Chiang Mai

Where to stay in Chiang Mai – Thailand

Chiang Mai is the largest city in Northern Thailand and is the country’s cultural hub. Chiang Mai has created its own unique culture complete with a distinct dialect, architecture and food. Parts of the Chiang Mai province have been around since the 8th century and remnants of this ancient period are still visible throughout the city. However, although Chiang Mai is rich in history, it offers much more than the ancient ruins of Old City and Wiang Kum Kam. There is a popular area of the city for everyone, whether you’re interested in shopping, youth culture or experiencing life as a local. This where to stay guide will cover off the best places to stay in Chiang Mai for families, best budget places to stay in Chiang Mai, backpacking hostels in Chiang Mai and of course luxury hotels in Chiang Mai Quick note: Prices will obviously vary from high season…
Where to stay in Pattaya

Where to stay in Pattaya – Party Central or Cool Calm and Relaxed

Pattaya is a city on Thailand’s eastern Gulf coast and is very known with tourists for its beaches. It used to be a quiet fishing village in the 60s but now it’s beaches are lined with resort hotels, high-rise condos, shopping malls, cabaret bars and 24-hour clubs. Nearby, hillside Wat Phra Yai Temple features an 18m-tall golden Buddha. The area also features several designer golf courses, some with views of Pattaya Bay. Quick note: Prices will obviously vary from high season to low season, in some cases by almost 50%! Low tourist season is from May to October and high tourist season is November to April. Personally, I think Phuket is the best in October as it is the last month of the low season and there doesn’t seem to be much rain to ruin your holiday. We will cover off all types of Pattaya accommodation options from Hostels to…
The Ultimate Diving Guide to Thailand

The Ultimate Diving Guide to Thailand

Aside from tropical stretches of gorgeous beaches with white sand and softly waving tropical palms, there’s a whole world under the surface to be discovered! Submerge beneath the surface into a world of flickering schools of colourful tropical fish, vibrant corals and memorable marine life encounters that will leave you wanting more, including the chance to see turtles, non-aggressive sharks and even pelagic species such as whale sharks and manta rays if you’re lucky! Why limit yourself on holiday to only exploring the world above the water when Thailand boasts over 349 recognised dive spots, 153 kilometres squared of stunning coral reefs on its coastline. This is the ultimate diving guide to Thailand, written by divers for divers, with the hottest destinations for everyone from novice to professional. Plan your trip to Thailand Need data for your trip to Thailand? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8…
48 hours in Bangkok - 2 Day Itinerary

48 hours in Bangkok – 2 Day Itinerary

Bangkok is one of the largest cities in Southeast Asia with a sprawling urban area that encompasses a vast population and that spreads out over a seemingly impossible land mass. 48 hours in Bangkok might not seem like such a long time to discover Bangkok, given its extent and the number of different tourist attractions waiting to be discovered but 48 hours in Bangkok can make for the perfect stopover in the city. Enjoy the endless Thai charm, the delicious cuisine and the endearing Buddhist culture and history of Bangkok. Here’s the best way to spend 48 hours in Bangkok, our perfect 2-day Bangkok itinerary for visiting Thailand’s capital and largest city. Plan your trip to Thailand Need data for your trip to Thailand? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check…
The Ultimate Travel Guide to Hua Hin

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Hua Hin

Hua Hin is a district in Thailand, best known for its stunning seaside resort town. 200 kilometres south of Bangkok, the area is a well-loved destination for both locals and travellers. In the 1920s, the Thai royal family built summer palaces in Hua Hin. Ever since then, the quaint fishing villages have emerged into a popular escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Simply put, Hua Hin is a superb town for lovers of nature and a slower-paced lifestyle. This Hua Hin, Thailand travel guide will be your ultimate guide to the area’s best activities and attractions. Keep reading to find out what you can expect in Hua Hin, where to stay, what to eat, and the tours you simply can’t miss out on. This ultimate travel guide to Hua Hin will show you all the most beautiful places in Hua Hin, what to expect when visiting, where…
Luxury Travel Guide to Phuket

Luxury Travel Guide to Phuket

Phuket, one of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations is also the ideal luxury holiday destination, what more could you ask for than a tropical beach, azure waters teeming with fish and colourful corals, a private villa with your own private pool and amazing cuisine? Known as the “Pearl of the Andaman”, Phuket is a beach holiday destination where you can enjoy the five-star treatment for a fraction of European prices. From fine-dining to five-star resorts, indulgent spa treatments will ensure that you feel pampered and cared during your stay. Phuket also has fascinating culture which stemmed from being a port situated on the trade routes between India and China, and Chinese influence can be found in the many historic buildings of the city centre. There is also a nearby jungle which once was inhabited by tribes until coal mining forced them to relocate. Phuket continues to have  indigenous sea gypsies…
Luxury Travel Guide to Bangkok

Luxury Travel Guide to Bangkok

Bankok, a city that never sleeps is an amazing luxury holiday destination. For a lot less than many other countries you can experience five-star luxury at reasonable prices. Bangkok is the perfect destination to experience the hustle and bustle of a Southeast Asian capital that still has character and authenticity. It’s the perfect gateway for the rest of Thailand or other Asian destinations and you can spend two or three days visiting temples, the markets, high-end restaurants and designer shopping. Travelling on the Skytrain you will see  classical Thai temples nestled below towering skyscrapers, the contrast of modernity and history in one exciting city. Seek out exciting culinary experiences and discover the best restaurants of the capital, visit one of the 12 charming floating markets where you can float down the river whilst enjoying the riot of colour from the fruits and vegetables in small wooden boats, take in the…
Private Pool Villas in Phuket from Budget (less than $100) to Luxury Villas (more than $500)

Private Pool Villas in Phuket from Budget (less than $100) to Luxury Villas (more than $500)

Phuket is only of my favourite destinations, some people love it and some people hate it but to me, it's like a second home. Recently I did a lot of research on private pool villas in Phuket for our late honeymoon, I was a little surprised at the massive lack of information in regards to cheap pool villas in Phuket. I found that so many articles I read were super misleading, eg: saying you could get a private villa in Phuket for $100 per night but really the private villa was $300 per night! So I thought it would be a great idea to share all my research with you so you don't have to waste hours of your life (haha!). I'll break down the pool villas by price and different areas in Phuket to make it easier for you. We found that there were some surprisingly cheap villas in Phuket and obviously some pretty expensive…
The Ultimate Guide to Pai

The Ultimate Guide to Pai

Pai is a small, inviting town in Mae Hong Son Province in the north of Thailand. Over the past decade, Pai, Thailand has transformed from a virtually unknown hippie town into one of the best travel destinations in Southeast Asia. Although it has become more popular, it remains a welcome respite from the chaos of bigger Thai cities. Many travellers fall so in love with the natural beauty and positive energy of Pai that they end up staying much longer than planned. Want to find out just what makes this serene place so hard to leave? This guide will introduce you to some of the most incredible Pai attractions and show you what to do in Pai, as well as what to eat and where to stay! Plan your trip to Thailand Need data for your trip to Thailand? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per…