Thailand is a kingdom of wonder and justifiably known as the “land of smiles”. This tropical country bursts with happiness, creativity, colour, history, culture, delectable food, stunning beaches, festivals and amazing attractions. From relaxing on the beach, kayaking through mangroves, snorkelling, diving and swimming to enjoying the spectacular nightlife, visiting the many natural, historical and cultural attractions and experiencing the most exquisite food, there is something for everyone in Thailand!
Apart from Bangkok, the country’s capital and bustling centre, other areas worth visiting include:
Phuket, Thailand’s biggest island which provides a perfect base for day trips or longer excursions to the outlying islands either for sightseeing or diving in clear turquoise water. Good value accommodation combined with palm lined beaches, shopping, markets, day spas and busy nightlife make it popular with families and tourists.
Koh Phi Phi is a small archipelago consisting of a cluster of 6 islands in Krabi Province, accessible by boat ride from Phuket and Krabi. This is an idyllic retreat of unbelievably clear blue waters, white sands and towering limestone formations. One of the most beautiful areas on the island is Ao Maya (Maya Bay) made famous by the movie, The Beach, and owing to the island’s small size, all Resorts in Phi Phi are within walking distance of this iconic location.
Koh Samui is a large, picturesque island which is accessible by boat from Phuket or by plane as it has its own airport. Beaches and water sports make this island very popular as well as trips to the Butterfly Farm, Secret Buddha Garden and the interesting rock formations at Lamai beach.
Krabi Town is the small and charming capital of Krabi Province which is an area of outstanding natural beauty. The town is full of old buildings, bars and restaurants. There are also exotic marketplaces and food stalls where you can sample the local cuisine. A great place to visit is Ao Nang with its lovely beaches in particular, Railay beach. This is situated on a small peninsula just south of Ao Nang and is cut off from the mainland’s roads and towns by limestone formations which are very popular with rock climbers and which give the beach an idyllic, private feel.
Thailand offers a plethora of accommodation options to suit everyone’s needs and budgets from rural home stays to luxurious five-star spa-resorts and nearly everything in between. All Aboard can tailor a package to suit your needs and activities.