Thailand Holidays

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It is easy to see why Thailand holidays have become one of the most popular holiday choices for travellers. From its unspoilt beaches, turquoise seas and pure white sands to its busy cities with alluring markets and a vibrant nightlife. If you are the exploring type, Thaliand's turbulent history has left ruins and many forgotten temples and deserted cities for you to discover.

The popularity of Thailand is booming, driven primarily by Hollywood since the region has been featured in many blockbuster films which has seen the opening of many luxurious international hotels. If your'e just looking for an affordable island getaway, you will find a plethora of cheap and comfortable accommodation.

There is a variety of activities to be enjoyed on your Thailand holiday including snorkelling, diving and many watersports which are very popular. If you are a land orientated traveller, you have the option of cycling across the flat river areas or trekking into the mountains. Check out our Thailand Holidays.

Health

Malaria is a risk outside Bangkok and in the major tourist resorts. Physicians advise immunisation against Hepatitis A and Typhoid fever. There have been also been cases of bird flu, although the likelyhood of this is very low, providing all poultry and egg dishes well cooked and contact with live birds should be avoided.

Travellers may be suceptible to food and water borne diseases so drinking bottled or sterilised water is definitely recommended. Medical facilities are generally good in major cities, however without insurance, cash or credit card, travellers will not be treated so medical insurance is considered essential.

Customs

Public displays of affection are generally frowned upon so best to be discreet. An informal dress code is more than fine, however beachwear should be reserved for the beach only.

Safety

Thailand holiday travellers should be aware that there is an ongoing threat of terrorism throughout South East Asia so you should be alert whilst in public places and tourist resorts. Do not camp in undesignated areas in national parks and avoid the border areas. Keep an eye on your passports and credit cards avoid carrying much money or jewellery. Be aware of scams involving gems and never accept drinks from strangers.

Since the Asian Tsunami, services and facilities in most popular Thailand holiday destinations that were affected are now operating as normal. During the monsoon season, (September and October) the north, north east and central regions experiences flooding which often causes mudslides and flash floods. Visitors planning a Thailand holiday trekking in the jungle during this time should check conditions with licensed tour guides before leaving.

The Malaysian border is unstable for travel particularly around Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat and Songkhla as fighting has killed and injured many people in public places. Thai authorities have put additional security measures in place throughout the country making most places calm however, visitors should avoid government buildings and military personnel.

Visas, passports and entry requirements

Visas are not required for Australian and New Zealand passport holders for stay up to 30 days. Travellers entering Thailand are required to prove they have sufficient funds to cover the length of their stay, and should hold documentation for return/onward travel. Entry may be refused to travellers of a 'hippy' appearance.

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  • Phuket Flights + 8 Nights

    from $789*

    • Return economy class airfare to Phuket including prepaid taxes.
    • 8 nights accommodation at the 3-star Apk Resort & Spa in a Standard Room.
    • Includes Full Breakfast.
    Travel departing from:
    Darwin from $789*
    Perth from $879*
    Melbourne from $939*
    Adelaide from $1019*
    Brisbane from $1109*
    Sydney from $1119*
    Hobart from $1219*
    Cairns from $1235*
    Canberra from $1239*

    It's located on the heart of Patong beach and near the shopping complex
  • BONUS Includes 4 free nights

    Phuket Flights + 8 Nights

    from $829*

    • Return economy class airfare to Phuket including prepaid taxes.
    • 8 nights accommodation at the 3-star Patong Resort Hotel in a Standard Room.
    • Breakfast daily.
    • BONUS 4 FREE nights - Stay 8 nights, pay for 4.
    Travel departing from:
    Darwin from $829*
    Perth from $925*
    Melbourne from $979*
    Adelaide from $1059*
    Brisbane from $1155*
    Sydney from $1165*
    Hobart from $1265*
    Cairns from $1279*
    Canberra from $1285*

    Patong Resort Hotel is a superb resort that occupies one of the best locations in Phuket. Set close to Patong Beach, the resort is ideally situated for an enjoyable island holiday with the whole family. Although the resort is just a few minutes walk from the beach, great shopping opportunities and Patong's famous nightlife, guests may not even wish to leave the grounds of this fabulous property. The resort's extensive gardens and numerous high quality facilities and attractions provide fun and excitement for all ages.
  • Phuket Flights + 8 Nights

    from $879*

    • Return economy class airfare to Phuket including prepaid taxes.
    • 8 nights accommodation at the 3-star ibis Phuket Patong in a Standard Room.
    • Breakfast daily.
    • BONUS 3 FREE night - Stay 8, Pay 5.
    Travel departing from:
    Melbourne from $879*
    Perth from $945*

    Hugged by the calm bay, minutes away from Patong Beach, ibis Phuket Patong adds a youthful character to the island's magnetic personality. Modern simplicity. Friendly vibes. Casual ambiance. Guests can enjoy fun-filled holidays without unnecessary hassle or extra cost.
  • BONUS includes 2 Free nights.

    Phuket Flights + 8 Nights

    from $929*

    • Return economy class airfare to Phuket including prepaid taxes.
    • 8 nights accommodation at the 3-star Chanalai Garden Resort in a Deluxe Seaview Room.
    • Breakfast daily.
    • BONUS 1 FREE night - Stay 8, Pay 6.
    Travel departing from:
    Darwin from $929*
    Perth from $1049*
    Melbourne from $1065*
    Sydney from $1079*
    Adelaide from $1109*
    Hobart from $1169*
    Canberra from $1199*
    Cairns from $1209*
    Brisbane from $1215*

    Set in the landscape gardens on a beautiful hillside, Chanalai Garden Resort is ideally situated in a peaceful corner of Kata Beach, on the western coast of Phuket Island, one of the most popular spots in Thailand.
  • Phuket Flights + Stay 8 Nights, PAY 6

    from $935*

    • Return economy class airfare to Phuket including prepaid taxes.
    • 8 nights accommodation at the 3-star Chanalai Flora Resort in a Superior Pool View Room.
    • BONUS 2 FREE nights - Stay 8 nights, pay for 6.
    Travel departing from:
    Melbourne from $935*
    Sydney from $949*
    Hobart from $1125*
    Brisbane from $1235*
    Canberra from $1239*

    Hidden in the greenery surroundings of Kata beautiful valley, Chanalai Flora Resort offers 144 guest rooms comprised of Superior Pool View, Deluxe Pool View and Super Deluxe Pool View, all of which are exquisitely decorated in a tropical, homelike architectural style and ideal for single, couples and families wishing to relax and hideaway.

    Ideally located on the tip of idyllic Kata Beach, one the most attractive destinations on Phuket Island. The Resort is easily accessible, only 5 minutes walking distance from Kata Beach and shopping area, 15 minutes drive to Patong, 30 minutes to Phuket Town and 45 minutes to Phuket International Airport. The Spacious 36-48 square-meters guest rooms are fully furnished with modern amenities including a private balcony, air-conditioning, 32" LCD television with satellite channels, minibar, private safe box, IDD-phone, tea & coffee making, bathroom with bathtub, shower and hot/cold water.
  • Bangkok Flights + Stay 4 Nights, PAY 3

    from $935*

    • Return economy class airfare to Bangkok including prepaid taxes.
    • 4 nights accommodation at the 3.5-star Grand China Hotel in a Superior Room.
    • Breakfast daily.
    • City and Temples Tour.
    • Return seat in coach airport transfers.
    • BONUS 1 FREE night - Stay 4 nights, pay for 3.
    Travel departing from:
    Melbourne from $935*
    Sydney from $949*
    Hobart from $1165*
    Brisbane from $1229*
    Canberra from $1235*

    Great tradition meets contemporary design at the stylish Grand China Hotel with first-class accommodation and unparalleled hospitality in the heart of historic Chinatown.

    The 155 guestrooms are finely appointed and have panoramic views of the city and the Chao Phaya River. First-class amenities include the Lobby Bar for a relaxing drink and evening live music; Sky Pool, which offers breathtaking views over the city; and, other guest facilities including Fitness Centre and lavender Spa. The Hotel Hosts a superior dining experience, The Coffee Shop with international buffet, Siang Ping Loh restaurant serves sumptuous Chinese cuisine and Dim Sum, while Club Lounge, the Revolving Restaurant serves a variety of international dishes, classic cocktails and evening live music. Fine banqueting and business facilities are also available.
  • Phuket Flights + 8 Nights, 4-Star

    from $955*

    • Return economy class airfare to Phuket including prepaid taxes.
    • 8 nights accommodation at the 4-star Blue Marine Resort and Spa in a Superior Room.
    • Breakfast daily.
    • BONUS 4 FREE nights - Stay 8, Pay 4.
    Travel departing from:
    Melbourne from $955*
    Perth from $1019*

    Set on the cliff at the quiet northern end of Patong Beach, just across from Kalim Beach, the resort has a dazzling view of the Andaman Sea and is backed by green forest, a location that combines gentle sea breezes and the fragrance of the tropical woodland. This tranquil spot is however only minutes away from the centre of Patong, with its endless leisure attractions, shopping opportunities, and amazing nightlife.

    From spacious rooms to villas set in a secluded location, the resort offers a range of accommodation that provides flexibility for couples and families, and for groups of friends travelling together. The minimalist decor has warm tones and wood accents to provide a soothing setting, and all rooms have a bathtub and shower. The villas are all located to enjoy the famous Phuket sunsets, facing west across the ocean.
  • BONUS includes 2 Free nights.

    Phuket Flights + 8 Nights

    from $1,049*

    • Return economy class airfare to Phuket including prepaid taxes.
    • 8 nights accommodation at the 4-star Old Phuket Resort in a Deluxe Room - Sino Wing.
    • Return seat in coach airport transfers.
    • Breakfast daily.
    • 1 Thai set dinner (food only) for 2 people once per stay.
    • FREE internet in guest room.
    • BONUS 2 FREE nights - Stay 8, Pay 6.
    • myTime BONUS receive and exclusive 15% Discount off the 'Thai Cooking Class' or 'the Fruit carving Classes' available on resort.
    • myTime BONUS receive an exclusive RESTAURANT PASSPORT with discounts on meals at the 'Chill Restaurant', 'Baitoey Thai Cuisine Restaurant' and 'Al Dente Italian Restaurant' as follows: 10% discount off your first Restaurant bill and 15% discount off your second or more Restaurant bills.
    • myTime BONUS receive an exclusive SPA PASSPORT with discounts at 'Anda Massage' as follows: 10% discount off your first Spa bill and 15% discount off your second or more Spa bills.
    • myTime BONUS receive a small celebratory cake when celebrating your birthday at the resort.
    Travel departing from:
    Darwin from $1049*
    Perth from $1169*
    Melbourne from $1179*
    Sydney from $1199*
    Adelaide from $1225*
    Hobart from $1289*
    Canberra from $1319*
    Cairns from $1329*
    Brisbane from $1335*

    The Old Phuket at Karon Beach is a Sino-Portuguese-style creation that evokes memories of 19th century Southeast Asia. The atmosphere will take travellers back to the days of the spice trade, of tin mining, of Chinese junks plying the straits of Malacca and the golden age of travel before resorts and package tours

    Built as a replica of the architecture that still remains in the old sections of Phuket Town. The Old Phuket provides guests with an historical alternative to the typical hotel holiday. The golden sands of Karon each stretch out in front of the hotel to the Andaman Sea, beckoning you to join us.
  • Phuket Flights + 5 Nights, 4-Star

    from $1,099*

    • Return economy class airfare to Phuket including prepaid taxes.
    • 5 nights accommodation at the 4-star Patong Beach Hotel in a Superior Siam Wing.
    • Buffet breakfast daily.
    • Return seat in coach airport transfers.
    • BONUS 1 FREE night - Stay 5, Pay 4.
    Travel departing from:
    Melbourne from $1099*
    Sydney from $1115*
    Perth from $1119*
    Brisbane from $1259*
    Adelaide from $1359*

    The first hotel on the fabulous 3km long sparkling powdery Patong Beach, bordered by the emerald Andaman Sea, Patong Beach Hotel is proud to present excellent service, intimate privacy and charming decor, a distinct land of east and west. Perfectly suited in its natural setting, you will be delighted with the unique elegance of this place.
  • Phuket Flights + STAY 5 Nights, PAY 4

    from $1,179*

    • Return economy class airfare to Phuket including prepaid taxes.
    • 5 nights accommodation at the 4-star Patong Beach Hotel in a Superior Siam Wing.
    • Breakfast daily.
    • FREE Internet in room and public areas (WIFI).
    • FREE Welcome drink on arrival.
    • FREE Drink coupon (1) per person per stay at Banana Disco/Lobby bar or Banana Bar.
    • BONUS 10% discount for food and beverage at hotel's restaurant.
    • BONUS 1 FREE night - Stay 5, Pay 4.
    Travel departing from:
    Perth from $1179*
    Melbourne from $1269*
    Sydney from $1289*
    Brisbane from $1325*
    Adelaide from $1389*

    The first hotel on the fabulous 3km long sparkling powdery Patong Beach, bordered by the emerald Andaman Sea, Patong Beach Hotel is proud to present excellent service, intimate privacy and charming decor, a distinct land of east and west. Perfectly suited in its natural setting, you will be delighted with the unique elegance of this place.
  • Phuket Flights + 8 Nights, 4.5-Star

    from $1,425*

    • Return economy airfare to Phuket including prepaid taxes.
    • 8 nights at the 4.5-star Katathani Phuket Beach Resort in a Deluxe Room (Bhuri Wing).
    • Full Breakfast Daily.
    • BONUS 4 FREE nights - Stay 8, Pay 4.
    Travel departing from:
    Adelaide from $1425*
    Perth from $1429*
    Melbourne from $1535*
    Sydney from $1565*
    Brisbane from $1585*
    Land Only from $525*

    Formerly two hotels the Kata Thani and the Kata Bhuri, these resorts are now combined with the Thani Wing and the Bhuri Wing. Situated on the beautiful white sands of Kata Noi beach, south of Karon, the Thani Wing underwent a complete renovation in 2002. The Bhuri Wing is located over the road from the beach at one end of the resort and is a few minutes walk from the main Thani Wing. This is a quiet and secluded area with great beach access yet only a shuttle ride drive to Karon and Patong for hopping and entertainment. The redesign of the rooms in a contemporary Thai style is stunning with all Junior Suite and Grand Suite rooms are very spacious and have balconies overlooking the sea.
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