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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  • Stay 8, Pay 4

    Phuket Flights + 8 Nights, 4-Star

    from $755*

    • Return economy class airfare to Phuket including prepaid taxes.
    • 8 nights accommodation at the 4-star Centara Kata Resort in a Deluxe Room.
    • Breakfast daily.
    • BONUS 4 FREE nights - Stay 8 nights, pay for 4.
    Travel departing from:
    Darwin from $755*
    Perth from $795*
    Sydney from $855*
    Adelaide from $879*
    Brisbane from $1069*
    Cairns from $1199*
    Canberra from $1209*

    Located on the holiday island of Phuket. The resort is a modern resort style hotel, enjoying a picturesque location surrounded by panoramic views of the neighbouring hills and vegetation, and consists of a cluster of several buildings designed in a unique combination of traditional Thai and contemporary style architecture.

    The resort boasts three pool areas and sundecks for soaking up Phukets glorious sunshine. These include one free form swimming pool with crystal clear water and a sparkling jacuzzi, or the landscaped Emerald pool, which is the heart of Centara Kata Resort Phuket, providing jacuzzi, aqua beds, pool bar and waterslide for our young guests.
  • Includes breakfast daily

    Phuket Flights + 8 Nights, 3-Star

    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 Honeymooners receive a FREE Double Bed Guaranteed, Honeymoon cake & fruit plate, and Fresh flower in room upon arrival.
    • BONUS 4 FREE nights - Stay 8 nights, pay for 4.
    Travel departing from:
    Darwin from $829*
    Perth from $869*
    Sydney from $929*
    Adelaide from $949*
    Brisbane from $1145*
    Cairns from $1275*
    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.
  • Phuket Flights + STAY 8 Nights, PAY 6

    from $919*

    • 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, Pay 6.
    Travel departing from:
    Perth from$919*
    Adelaide from$1069*
    Melbourne from$1075*
    Sydney from$1089*
    Brisbane from$1095*
    Hobart from$1189*
    Cairns from$1225*
    Canberra from$1225*

    Hide 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 which are exquisitely decorated in a tropical, homelike architectural style, 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.
  • 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.
  • Stay 8, Pay 4

    Phuket Flights + 8 Nights, 3-Star

    from $945*

    • Return economy class airfare to Phuket including prepaid taxes.
    • 8 nights accommodation at the 3-star Sunset Beach Resort in a Superior Room.
    • Breakfast daily.
    • FREE WiFi.
    • FREE sauna for all passengers.
    • FREE set menu dinner for 2 persons per stay on one night.
    • BONUS 4 FREE night - Stay 8 nights, pay for 4.
    Travel departing from:
    Melbourne from $945*
    Hobart from $1055*

    Sunset Beach Resort is situated at beachfront in quiet Patong area. This is a great value hotel ideal for those wanting to be away from the bustle of Patong but close enough to visit. Here is the place where everyone can enjoy seaview room, free-form pools and beachfront restaurant/bar.
  • 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.
  • Includes 3 free nights

    Phuket Flights + STAY 6 Nights, PAY 3, 4-Star

    from $1,049*

    • Return economy class airfare to Phuket including prepaid taxes.
    • 6 nights accommodation at the 4-star Horizon Karon Beach Resort and Spa in a Superior Pool View.
    • Full Breakfast and Complimentary Dinners Daily.
    • BONUS 3 FREE nights - Stay 6, Pay 3.
    Travel departing from:
    Perth from $1049*
    Melbourne from $1115*
    Brisbane from $1155*
    Sydney from $1129*
    Adelaide from $1129*

    Horizon Karon Beach Resort and Spa 4 star
    Set a short distance back from the beach, Horizon Karon Beach Resort and Spa is surrounded by lush vegetation, raised slightly on the hillside. The resorts features Horizon Wing especially for families with children with supervised Kids Club, playground, ids pool and 2 swimming pools with swim up pool bar. Free shuttle bus service to Patong Beach for all hotel guests. Health Spa, Fitness Centre and Games Lounge are also available.
  • Phuket Flights + 4 Nights

    from $1,129*

    • Return economy class airfare to Phuket including prepaid taxes.
    • 4 nights accommodation at the 3.5-star The Front Village in a Seafront Superior Room.
    • Buffet breakfast daily.
    Travel departing from:
    Perth from $1129*
    Melbourne from $1219*
    Sydney from $1239*
    Brisbane from $1269*
    Adelaide from $1459*

    Set against a backdrop of magnificent mountains and nestled in lush tropical gardens, in a secluded part of Phuket, the Front Village is perfect for an exotic getaway.

    The hotel is a stone throw from the dazzling white sands and crystal clear waters of Karon beach and every elegant guest room boasts stunning sea views. Guests can dine in the stylish restaurant and enjoy the huge free-form swimming pool and jacuzzi.
  • Phuket Flights + 8 Nights, 4-Star

    from $1,159*

    • Return economy class airfare to Phuket including prepaid taxes.
    • 8 nights accommodation at the 4-star Phuket Graceland Resort and Spa in a Superior Room.
    • Breakfast daily.
    • BONUS 4 FREE nights - Stay 8, Pay 4.
    • myTime BONUS You will receive exclusive complimentary internet access for one day up to a maximum of six (6) hours of internet access per room per stay (charges will apply to any additional internet use).
    • myTime BONUS You will receive a complimentary turn down service including a small chocolate.
    • myTime BONUS Welcome drink and cool towel on arrival.
    Travel departing from:
    Darwin from $1159*
    Sydney from $1255*
    Brisbane from $1255*
    Hobart from $1349*
    Cairns from $1379*
    Adelaide from $1389*
    Canberra from $1389*

    Our 600 stylish rooms and suites are tastefully designed offering generous space, super comfortable furnishing and all luxury amenities you would expect from a four-star resort. Almost all rooms feature a private balcony with sea, garden or pool views and have two bed making them ideal for families.
  • 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-Star

    from $1,239*

    • 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 10% discount off your first Restaurant bill and 15% discount off your second or more Restaurant bills, on meals at the 'Chill Restaurant', 'Baitoey Thai Cuisine Restaurant' and 'Al Dente Italian Restaurant'.
    • myTime BONUS receive an exclusive 10% discount off your first Spa bill and 15% discount off your second or more Spa bills at 'Anda Massage'.
    • myTime BONUS receive a small celebratory cake when celebrating your birthday at the resort.
    Travel departing from:
    Darwin from $1239*
    Sydney from $1335*
    Brisbane from $1335*
    Hobart from $1429*
    Cairns from $1465*
    Adelaide from $1469*
    Canberra from $1469*

    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.
  • Includes breakfast daily

    Phuket Flights + 8 Nights, 4-Star

    from $1,329*

    • Return economy class airfare to Phuket including prepaid taxes.
    • 8 nights accommodation at the 4-star Kee Resort and Spa in a Plaza Room.
    • Breakfast daily.
    • FREE WiFi myTime BONUS receive an exclusive 15% discount off all Food & Beverages purchased from the 'KEE Kitchen', which is the resorts on site restaurant.
    • myTime BONUS receive an exclusive 50% discount off Spa treatments from the A-La-Carte Spa menu, a minimum of one (1) day (or 24 hours) advance reservation is required to be valid.
    Travel departing from:
    Melbourne from $1329*
    Hobart from $1439*

    Located just beside Bangla Road, 3 minute walking distance to Jungceylon. The Kee Resort and Spa, a 4.5 star resort at Patong Phuket, a spectacular new hotel and plaza complex, offers a quiet oasis of tranquility and luxury in the heart of the world renowned Patong Beach. Contrasts in Patong can be as different as day and night, but The Kee Resort offers the perfect blend of convenience and connection with superb facilities and an unmatched location.

    Utilizing state of the art technology throughout to ensure peace of mind, the hotel's 244 stunningly modern rooms and suites are unlike any other found on the island. The Kee Resort is sure to offer the perfect holiday or company outing whatever your needs.
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