Domestic travel is back in a big way, and luxury properties all over Thailand are currently offering excellent resort and hotel specials for qualified Thai residents.
As restrictions ease and life gets back to normal (relatively speaking), travel is once again first and foremost on many people’s minds. And while holiday options are more or less limited to domestic destinations, there are plenty of hotel incentive packages currently being offered all over Thailand. Most are available right now, while others fall into the “buy-now-enjoy-later” category, but all are easy on the pocketbook considering the luxurious properties and stunning locales on offer.
Pimalai Resort & Spa, Koh Lanta
The lovely Pimalai, Resort & Spa in Koh Lanta (Krabi) invites Thai residents to escape to a “place of purity”. This luxurious beachfront property is perfect for Thai nationals and expats looking for an idyllic five-star island destination. Set amid 100 acres of unspoiled jungle, which cascades down to a 900-metre-long beach, Pimalai is a haven of tranquility and privacy. The three-night package here starts from just THB 16,445 net, based on double occupancy, and is valid for stays from July 9th, 2020, to April 30th, 2021. The full package includes daily breakfast, return airport transfers, a one-hour spa treatment per person, one sumptuous surf & turf set dinner, and one exotic Thai set dinner. Accommodations range from Deluxe Rooms and Pavilion Suites, to one-, two- and three-bedroom Hillside Villas with sea views and private pools.
Tel: +66(0)2 320 5500
Ritz-Carlton Phulay Bay, Krabi
The Ritz-Carlton Phulay Bay in Krabi is a 5-star hidden luxury retreat where the white sand beaches and blue skies converge with the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. For a limited time, enjoy a free ‘Double Upgrade’ to the dream pool villa you bok (for instance, a Reserve Pool Villa can be upgraded to a lavish Royal Beach Villa). This package also includes: flexible arrival and departure times (6am to 11pm, if available); exclusive in-villa breakfast; free 60-minute Spa treatment for two persons; 24 hours dedicated butler service for personalized experiences; complimentary non-alcoholic beverage items in mini-bar; and complimentary shuttle boat trip to national lagoon island on Koh Hong. A minimum two nights stay is required, and kids under 12 stay free. This offer is only available for bookings made directly with the hotel, and is good for stays from July 1st to September 30th, 2020.
Tel: +66(0)7 562 8111
Designed to reflect Thailand’s classic architectural style, in harmony with its verdant natural surroundings, Amanpuri offers an idyllic and luxurious beachfront escape, providing the space, peace and discretion of a private island with 40 standalone guest pavilions and 40 private multi-bedroom villas. Now, as an invitation to residents of Thailand, the resort if offering exclusive rates – starting at THB 15,000 per night – for their ‘Andaman Escape’ programme, which includes daily breakfast and private return transfers for a minimum two night stay, as well as special reductions on spa experiences and dining across the resort’s restaurants. In February 2019, Amanpuri became the brand’s first resort to provide medical services with the launch of its revolutionary Holistic Wellness Centre and transformative multi-day Medical Wellness Immersion programmes. And we can safely all agree that staying healthy is first and foremost on most people’s minds these days.
Tel: +66(0)76 324 334
The Slate, Phuket
Thai residents and work permit holders can enjoy the peaceful coastline of Phuket’s Nai Yang Beach at The Slate. Designed by the incomparable Bill Bensley, this jaw-dropping, all-suite property (some with private pools), combines metallic industrial chic with traditional Thai décor. From now until December 23rd, 2020, book your stay – rates starting at THB 4,050 per night – and receive: daily breakfast for two persons at the Tin Mine restaurant; complimentary roundtrip airport transfer; complimentary mocktail or cocktail per person; late check-out until 2pm (subject to availability); complimentary daily resort activities; complimentary Wi-Fi internet; a 10% discount on food and beverages (except alcohol beverages and promotions); and a 10% discount at the spa (except beauty salon, spa packages, and promotions). Offer valid for stays from August 1st to December 23rd, 2020.
Tel: +66(0)7 632 7006
Santiburi Koh Samui
A luxe beachfront resort, with direct access to the Santiburi golf course, the Santiburi Koh Samui is a 5-star property featuring Thai-inspired decor in contemporary, sleek villas. Book from now until December 25th, 2020, and get a starting rate of just THB 7,150 net per room per night for a One Bedroom Duplex Suite. In addition, enjoy special ‘Buy 1-Get 1 Free’ offers which include: stay 1 night and receive a 2nd night, inclusive of breakfast, complimentary; order any dish or drink at any of the resort’s five F&B venues and get one free (some restrictions apply); enjoy activities and get additional activities for free; and book an airport pick-up and receive a complimentary return trip. Meanwhile, each reservation comes with daily breakfast for two at Vimarnmek Restaurant, complimentary afternoon tea at The Lounge (4pm-5pm), complimentary use of fitness center, tennis court, and non-motorized water sport equipment; and complimentary shuttle service to Santiburi Samui Country Club.
Tel: +66(0)7 742 5031
X2 Koh Samui Resort
Billing themselves as an ‘All Spa Inclusive’, the upscale X2 Koh Samui Resort is ideal for couples, honeymooners, and anyone who wants to blend an exciting vacation with wellness and relaxation. Right now, a 3-day-2-night stay in the Garden Villa is priced at just THB 6,000, while a 3-day-2-night stay in the Pool Villa is just THB 8,000. Both deals come with a daily champagne breakfast delivered to your room, 30-minutes spa treatments for two per day, and a 20% discount on food, beverage and spa treatments. And, if you buy and redeem 2 vouchers (4 nights) you’ll receive private roundtrip to Samui airport and/or pier transfer. Purchase a Spa Retreat voucher now and use it anytime until December 31st, 2021 (some blackout dates apply).
Tel: +66(0)7 733 2789
Email: book.ks@X2resorts.com m
The Barai, Hua Hin
Located on more than 4.5 acres of serene beachfront land, directly adjacent to the Hyatt Regency Hua Hin resort, The Barai is an award-winning destination spa with eight residential spa suites and 18 exotic treatment rooms. From now until September 8th, 2020, residents of Thailand are invited to book a ‘Recharge’ getaway in a Balcony Suite for just THB 16,000 per room per night. Perks for this exclusive Recharge package include: complimentary breakfast for two persons; one afternoon tea set at McFarland House for two persons per stay; a 15% discount on food and beverages from the à la carte menu; a spa voucher worth THB 1,000 net per person per stay; daily 60-minute relaxing massages; a pre-dinner set at McFarland House; personalized service from a suite butler; and complimentary mini-bar (excluding alcohol). This offer is valid for stays from now until December 20th, 2020 (add supplement charge of THB 1,500 net for Saturdays and long weekends).
Tel: +66(0)3 251 1234