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Travel Counsellors visit Thailand
Here at Travel Counsellors, we offer both the personal experiences of our travel consultants and their combined insider knowledge in hand-picking the very best holidays and properties for you.
Recently, some of our Travel Counsellors headed off on an amazing trip to Thailand, where they were lucky enough to stay in some of our favourite properties and truly get a feel for what they can offer to our guests. We’re delighted to offer you exclusive benefits at one of them...
Meliá Phuket Mai Khao
Our Travel Counsellors spent their first night at Melia Phuket Mai Khao, which is certainly a great spot for a luxurious tropical escape. Located on the longest beach in northern Phuket and consisting of all suites and private-pool villas. Horse-riding on the beach and visits to the Turtle Foundation are among the activities on offer, but this is also a place for deep relaxation with a lovely holistic spa, personalised wellness programmes, and authentic Mediterranean and Mexican flavours in its restaurants. There’s also a kids’ club for those travelling as a family.
Next up on the trip was two-nights at the wonderful Elephant Hills. We love this unique luxury jungle camping experience with its ‘Elephant Experiences’ at the heart of the Khao Sok National Park. Many of the magnificent pachyderms resident here worked in the logging industry until this was made illegal in 1989. You can feed them one of their daily meals, and watch them play, interact and graze in the natural environment of the nature park. In addition there are fantastic activities on offer including trekking, canoeing, and jungle and nature safaris.
Devasom Khao Lak Resort
The final night of this remarkable trip was spent in complete luxury at the Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort. This boutique hotel has a gorgeous setting on Khao Lak Beach with its famed sunsets and boasts tropical gardens and coconut groves, set around a horizon-edge pool at their core. This is one of our favourite places for a winter sun getaway, with the laid-back seaside town of Phang Nga Province offering fantastic snorkelling and diving spots, not forgetting the famously beautiful Phi Phi Islands. Activities in and around the hotel include cookery classes and craft sessions, spice tours, kayaking, paddleboarding, and eco bike tours.
We’re delighted to offer you exclusive benefits - with bookings of five nights or more you’ll get to savour a complimentary beach picnic, and, for seven nights or more you’ll enjoy a three-course meal in their Michelin-starred restaurant.
"Each of the 3 properties we visited offered something completely different - from the contemporary design of the Melia to the Devasom with its nod to traditional Thai culture. Not forgetting Elephant Hills and their luxury tents set in the beautiful surroundings of Khao Sok National Park. Our itinerary gave us the perfect combination to explore Southern Thailand and we all had the most amazing time."
Kirsty, Travel Counsellors
"Thailand is often referred to as ‘The Land of Smiles’ and that’s certainly true. The Thai people know how to look after their visitors and make them feel welcome even if they don’t speak much English – or we don’t speak any Thai! We found this to be so true everywhere we went, from the team at 5 star resorts to the boat driver who took out to Koh Yao Noi"
Richard, Travel Counsellor
"The Devasom resort in Khao Lak is a fantastic property, perfect for relaxation and wellness. It’s that amazing we extended our stay after the Gold Trip and stayed in a magnificent Beachfront Villa. The food, service and entertainment at their Michelin Star restaurant Takola was out of this world. I even had a cookery class with the in-house Michelin chef, and received a certificate and the recipes to bring home!"
Lizzie, Travel Counsellor
To book your Thailand holiday, call your Travel Counsellor today.
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