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    Destination

    Thailand - Phuket

    When can I go?

    1 September 2017 - 31 October 2017

    Description

    7 Night holiday at the Amari Phuket

    What’s included in the deal?

    Return flights to Thailand Return resort transfers 7 nights accommodation in a Superior Ocean Facing Room Breakfast daily FREE Wi-Fi Free one way shuttle bus to Patong Beach per the hotel’s schedule Free return shuttle bus to Kata Beach per the hotel’s schedule All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimated)

    More Info

    FREE one way shuttle to Patong & Kata Beaches FREE Wi-Fi

    Airfare Surcharges & Conditions

    Surcharges may apply for departures on certain days of the week. A high season surcharge applies for travel 10 - 23 December. Book by 30 September

    Terms & Conditions

    Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation. Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations. Rebooking and cancellation fees apply. All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified. Standard terms and conditions apply.

    Pricing From

    Johannesburg
    Base Price: ZAR 8 190 p.p.s
    Package Taxes: ZAR 6 520 p.p.s
    Total Price: ZAR 14 710 p.p.s

    Cape Town
    Base Price: ZAR 9 250 p.p.s
    Package Taxes: ZAR 6 520 p.p.s
    Total Price: ZAR 15 770 p.p.s

    Durban
    Base Price: ZAR 8 545 p.p.s
    Package Taxes: ZAR 6 520 p.p.s
    Total Price: ZAR 15 065 p.p.s
  • AMARI PHUKET


    Why we like it

    Situated on a secluded private beach at the Southern end of Patong Beach, the hotel offers a unique location with panoramic views over Patong Bay. Everything is within easy reach; from the quiet of the two swimming pools and a secluded small beach to the colorful action in nearby Patong, where there is a variety of water sports, and a selection of shopping, entertainment and dining experiences.

    Description

    ACCOMMODATION
    All rooms and Suites include individually controlled air-conditioning, television, DVD player, telephone, mini-bar, hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities, in-room safety box and complimentary Wi-Fi. 

    61 Superior Ocean Facing Rooms
    Rooms are located in the Superior & Deluxe Wings and feature 33 square metres of living space complete with en suite facilities with shower only.

    84 Deluxe Ocean View Rooms
    Rooms are located in the Superior & Deluxe Wings and feature 43 square metres of living space complete with en suite facilities with a bath or shower.  

    61 One Bedroom Ocean Facing Suites
    Rooms are located in the Ocean Wing, offer 39 - 44 square metres of living space including a bedroom, living area and fully equipped kitchen. The en suite features a shower only.

    23 Two Bedroom Ocean Facing Suites
    Rooms are located in the Ocean Wing, offer 78 - 88 square metres of living space including two spacious bedrooms, living area and fully equipped kitchen. The en suite features a shower only.

    DINING
    The hotel offers guests an array of dining options for all palates in a variety of settings throughout the resort.

    La Gritta
    Located on the beachside terrace and serves sumptuous Italian cuisine and a selection of gourmet pizzas, handmade pastas and delectable desserts.

    Rim Talay
    Casual yet elegant, Rim Talay restaurant is caressed by sea breezes and looks out over the glittering waters of Patong bay. Serving both an international buffet and an à la carte menu of delicious continental food.

    The Jetty
    Amari’s picturesque Jetty serves salads, sandwiches and cocktails on a jetty that extends out into the calm emerald sea. During the day, lie out on the sun beds or snorkel off the side of the Jetty. After sunset, enjoy a glass of wine and a selection of tapas.

    Samutr Bar
    With comfortable seating, breath-taking panoramic views of the bay and an extensive list of beers and cocktails, the Samutr Bar is the perfect place to relax, enjoy a coffee, a light snack or a sundown cocktail.

    Rim Talay Pool Bar
    The Rim Talay Pool Bar offers a selection of beverages and delicious international snacks. Whether you’re lounging in the sun, splashing around in the pool, or taking in the sea views, this is a great place to meet up with friends and family.

    Club House Benefits
    One and Two Bedroom Suites qualify for complimentary access to the Club House and enjoy the following facilities. Guests staying in other room categories are able to purchase club benefits.

    * Evening Cocktails including à la carte beverages with selected pouring brands, wines and
    spirits, soft drinks and mineral water
    * A selection of canapés
    * Coffee, tea, fruits and cakes available throughout the day

    SPA
    Enjoy a selections of traditional Thai massage and aromatherapy oil massages, body polishes and wraps, facials, water treatments and classic beauty therapies at the Breeze Spa. There are also a number of packages which combine treatments for a full day of head-to-toe relaxation.

    FACILITIES

    • Two pools
    • Voyager Lounge
    •  Kids Club
    • Free Wi-Fi
    •  Dive Centre
    •  Breeze Spa
    •  Babysitting and baby cots
    •  Shuttle bus to Jungceylon Shopping Mall and Kata Beach
    •  Tour desk
    • The Clubhouse (exclusively for guests staying in the Club suites)
    •  Sports Centre (two tennis courts, two mini-soccer fields, multi-purpose court for basketball and badminton)
    •  Conferencing (max 150 delegates)

  • WELCOME TO THAILAND

    Or should we say, welcome to Paradise. Thailand is blessed with some of the world’s most-enviable beaches and a myriad of off shore islands ensuring your will be filled with water sports, hammocks and sunset strolls along the water’s edge. Some areas are super-vibey while others offer a more serene experience.

    A QUICK GUIDE TO THE MOST POPULAR SPOTS…

    Phuket

    Phuket is the largest island in Thailand and is undeniably the country’s most popular beach destination. With a vibrant nightlife, bustling market stalls, a family atmosphere or romantic seclusion. This island paradise offers a vast selection of hotels, and the beaches supply every kind of vibe! Head to Patong Beach if you feel like a party or being active. Kata and Karon Beaches are great for families and couples. The range of activities available is fantastic; canoeing, hiking, white water rafting, scooter hire and best of all – diving and snorkelling. Phuket and its islands are

    Phi Phi

    Phi Phi Island is located 2 hours by ferry from Phuket (some resorts also offer a speedboat service). You’ll be collected from the ferry by long-tail boat and taken to your resort; all of which are located in the north of the island, a quieter area, for that true getaway experience. Phi Phi is nature at its best; towering limestone cliffs shelter white, sandy beaches leading to aquamarine bays filled with marine life; perfect for diving and snorkelling or simply taking it easy and letting the stress of modern life slip away. There are no roads on Phi Phi so once you settle into your resort your only mode of transport is a longtail boat (and some haggling with a local for the right price!). Make sure that you won’t need an ATM!

    Krabi

    Krabi is a 2 hour overland trip from Phuket through countryside terrain and local villages. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride! Krabi’s sheer limestone cliffs will welcome you to where over 130 islands rise majestically from the sea, and secluded beaches are accessible only by colourfully adorned long-tail boats. Krabi is about getting out and exploring nature - sea caves, exotic marine life, rock climbing, beautiful National Parks, hot spring waterfalls, the spectacular turquoise waters of the Emerald Pool and Tiger Cave – a cliff monastery in a jungle valley.

    Koh Samui

    The tropical island setting and laid back ambience make you feel like you have truly discovered the ideal island escape and that is why it is so popular with honeymooners. But, typically Thailand, there is something for everyone here. Head to Chaweng Beach for the vibe, and try Lamai or Bophut Beaches for a more tranquil experience and to bask in the beauty of nature. Within sight of Koh Samui, you’ll find Ang Thong National Marine Park – an archipelago of 42 towering islands with lush jungles, white beaches, hidden coves and waterfalls – making any trip away from the perfection of Koh Samui not only painless, but an experience like no other. Koh Samui is Thailand’s third largest island and extremely popular but there is still an opportunity to find your own little slice of paradise.

    CLIMATE

    Thailand’s tropical climate has three main seasons:

    Hot: March to June

    Rainy: July to October

    Cool: November to February

    Average temperatures range from 20°C to 35°C

    The monsoon season in the Andaman Sea (West coast/Phuket and surrounds) is from approximately May to October. The monsoon rains are generally short and heavy, clearing quickly and days of constant rain are rare.

    LANGUAGE

    The national language is Thai, although English is widely spoken in Phuket, Krabi & Phi Phi.

    CURRENCY

    The currency is the Thai Baht which is better for bargaining and shopping in markets. US Dollars, Pounds and Euros are accepted at hotels.

    TIPPING

    A service charge is already included in all prices. Tips, in general, are not mandatory, and you should only give them if you are really content with the service offered. Waiters, bellboys, porters, restroom attendants and taxi drivers will happily accept loose change.

    TIME DIFFERENCE

    5 hours ahead of South Africa.

    FESTIVALS

    Thailand brags of many festivals throughout the year; one of the most famous being the Songkran Festival in mid-April which washes away all the bad spirits and celebrates the traditional Thai New Year. Basically, Songkran is all about getting wet, so be prepared to be squirted with ice water!

    WHAT TO WEAR

    Light, cool clothes are sensible. Shorts (except knee length walking shorts), sleeveless shirts, tank tops and other beach-style attire are considered inappropriate dress when not actually at the beach or in a resort area.

    COMMON COURTESIES

    It is important to show respect for the Thai Royal Family. Revealing attire is not allowed in religious shrines. Do not climb over or sit on Buddha monuments. Do not touch or give anything directly to a Buddhist monk if you are a woman. Thais greet each other by pressing their palms together called ‘wai’. It is rude to touch people on their head or point your feet at people or an object.

    ELECTRICITY

    The electric current is 220 volts AC (50 cycles) and the majority of electrical outlets take a round, two-pronged slim plug.

    HEALTH

    Visitors do not require vaccinations unless coming from or passing through a designated contaminated area. Drink only bottled water and avoid ice unless you know is made from bottled or boiled water. Be cautious when eating from food vendors on the street.

    WHAT TO PACK

    • As a guide, the maximum weight for checked luggage is 20kg in economy class and 30kg in business class
    • Your hand-luggage should not weigh more than 6kg and needs to be small and compact
    • Take along your best beach and casual wear, perfect for the day
    • The dress-code for dinner is usually smart casual and gents are required to wear long trousers
    • Sunglasses and suntan lotion are a must
    • Don’t forget any medication that you might need, and be sure to pack it in your hand luggage
    • Chargers for all your devices (it’s a good idea to take along a few movies on a tablet or something similar as the English TV channels in your hotel may be limited)
    • Mosquito repellent
    • A hat or cap
    • A beach bag

    TRAVEL TIPS

    • Pack a change of clothing in your hand luggage in case of baggage delays (and a spare cozzie so at least you can have a swim when you get to your resort)
    • Clothing creases less if rolled in a sausage shape when packed – so roll, don’t fold
    • No sharp objects are permitted in your hand luggage (yes, tweezers are sharp!)
    • Travel insurance is a must. If you can’t afford it, you can’t afford to travel!
    • Travelling with kids – please check that you have all the relevant documents including unabridged Birth Certificates.
    • Put electronics, medication, toothbrushes and jewellery in your carry-on bag
    • It’s often a good idea to let your bank or credit card company know that you’re going overseas
    • Be patient, be flexible, be spontaneous and have the best time ever!