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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…
Where to stay in Hua Hin

Where to stay in Hua Hin

Once the preferred getaway of Bangkok royalty and elite, Hua Hin in Prachuap Khiri Khan is still a popular seaside resort less than three hours south of Bangkok. Between Hua Hin beach, nearby Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, Kaeng Krachan National Park,  it’s easy to see why this Thailand getaway is still popular for residents and visitors alike. If you are visiting Bangkok and are looking for a beach getaway, this is it. Using our guide to Hua Hin hotels, you can find the best place to stay in Hua Hin. We will cover off all types of Hua Hin accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Hua Hin hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Hua Hin, the best Hua Hin hotels, best places in Hua Hin to visit, the best places to stay in Hua Hin, hotels near Hua Hin attractions, Hua Hin neighborhood guide and…
Where to stay in Pai Thailand

Where to stay in Pai

Thailand travelers who venture beyond the usual Bangkok and Chiang Mai destinations often choose Pai as the next stop on a Northern Thailand tour. Just four hours from Chiang Mai, Pia is becoming a very popular backpacker destination. Situated in the Mae Hong province on the Pai River, the area around Pai is best known for mountainous terrain, with waterfalls and hot springs, as well as several Buddhist temples. In Pai, backpackers far outnumber luxury travelers, however there are Pai accommodation options for everyone. We will cover off all types of Pai accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Pai hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Pai, the best Pai hotels, best places in Pai to visit, the best places to stay in Pai, hotels near Pai attractions, Pai neighborhood guide and many more. Plan your trip to Thailand Need data for your trip to France?…
Where to stay in Phuket

Where to stay in Phuket – Where the party is or calm and relaxed? The Best Places to Stay in Phuket!

***UPDATED as of March 2019!! Including New and improved Hotels** This article is designed to help YOU work out where to stay in Phuket Thailand and what the different areas are like in Phuket. Maybe you want to stay in party central (Patong), or something more relaxed and calming (Rawaii or Nai Yang) with the option to go to those “party areas” or busy market streets. Or you might want to know which is the best area to stay in Phuket with your family. We will cover off all types of Phuket accommodation options from Hostels to luxury hotels that don't cost the earth as well as how to decide where to stay in Phuket, the best Phuket hotels, best places in Phuket (to stay and to visit), the best places to stay in Phuket Thailand and many more Plan your trip to Thailand Need data for your trip to France?…
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 pool…
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 France? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per…
Best Spots to go shopping in Phuket?

Where to go shopping in Phuket?

These days Phuket is so full of tourists; there are markets and shops everywhere! There is certainly no shortage of places to go shopping in Phuket.  With it being Thailand, you are able to get a great bargain like a t-shirt for 100 baht ($3 AUD). Most of the markets are evening markets as it is far too hot to be out during the day, plus most tourists are on day tours or sitting by the pool or beach during the day sipping cocktails.. You can check out our guide on Where to Stay in Phuket here Plan your trip to Thailand Need data for your trip to France? 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 out. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious…
Strange Sights of Bangkok

Strange Sights of Bangkok

Bangkok is full of wonderful sights, it is rich with interesting culture but little is advertised about the strange sights of Bangkok. Plan your trip to Thailand Need data for your trip to France? 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 out. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious Travel Guide” Read more on Bangkok:  Phuket or Krabi – Choosing the Perfect Destination for your Thailand Trip 9 Things You Must Do in Thailand Loy Krathong Festival Our top 10 hot tips on how to barter your way to the best price in Thailand A few Common Scams in Thailand Bali vs Thailand: Which Should be your Next Travel Destination? A Guide to the Top Rooftop Bars and Hottest Restaurants in Bangkok Where…
Where to stay in Krabi as a first time visitor

Where to stay in Krabi as a first time visitor

Located around 800 kilometres south-west from Thailand's capital city of Bangkok, the Krabi province is one of the biggest provinces in Thailand. Often referred to as an island destination, Krabi is actually on the mainland Thailand with around 130 offshore islands that fall under its jurisdiction. To give you an idea about the surrounding areas – to the North lies the province of Phang Nga (close to Phuket), Surat Thani bounds to the east, while Trang lies to the south and the Andaman Sea covers the west of Krabi. Most of these 130 islands are un-inhabited but a handful of them are inhabited and accounts for most of the tourism activities from Krabi and Phuket. It can be quite intimidating to choose the right area amongst so many places to stay as a first-time visitor to Krabi. Choosing where to stay in Krabi is actually easy if a little research…