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PHUKET & PHI PHI COMBO - 8 NIGHTS
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    Destination

    Thailand - Phi Phi

    When can I go?

    1 September 2017 - 31 October 2017

    Description

    4 Nights in Phuket and 4 nights on Phi Phi Island

    What’s included in the deal?

    Return flights to Thailand Return resort transfers 4 nights accommodation at the Patong Merlin Resort in a Superior Room Breakfast daily Return ferry transfers to Phi Phi Island 4 nights accommodation at the Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort in a Superior Bungalow Free Wi-Fi All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimated)

    More Info

    Phi Phi:10% Early Bird Discount included - Book & pay 30 days prior to departure FREE Speedboat transfers to Phi Phi Phuket: 10% discount on food & drinks at hotels restaurant

    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 11 945 p.p.s
    Package Taxes: ZAR 6 520 p.p.s
    Total Price: ZAR 18 465 p.p.s

    Cape Town
    Base Price: ZAR 13 005 p.p.s
    Package Taxes: ZAR 6 520 p.p.s
    Total Price: ZAR 19 525 p.p.s

    Durban
    Base Price: ZAR 12 300 p.p.s
    Package Taxes: ZAR 6 520 p.p.s
    Total Price: ZAR 18 820 p.p.s
  • PHI PHI ISLAND VILLAGE BEACH RESORT


    Why we like it

    Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort is a tropical resort with Thai style bungalows nestled amidst an atmosphere of natural tranquillity surrounded by lush vegetation, overlooking the spectacular scenery of the Andaman Sea. With an 800 metre private beach, here is the opportunity to soak up the ambient atmosphere of sea, sand and sunshine at this haven of serenity.

    Description

    LOCATION
    Loh Ba Gao Bay, Phi Phi, Thailand

    GETTING THERE
    Public ferry from Phuket or Krabi; alternatively the resort offers a speedboat service from Phuket only.

    ACCOMMODATION
    Accommodation comprises of 189 traditional Thai style bungalows and 12 exclusive private Hillside Pool Villas. All bungalow, suites and villas 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.

    72 Superior Bungalows
    Superior Bungalows, built of natural wooden materials with thatched roof, are scattered through the tropical resort grounds and within close proximity to facilities. 35 Square metres of living space, including a large balcony and an en suite bathroom with shower only. Accommodating up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

    44 Deluxe Garden Bungalows
    At 38 square metres, the Deluxe Garden Bungalows are larger than Superior Bungalows and feature contemporary Thai décor. An in-room daybed provides added relaxation and the bathrooms are enhanced with bathrobes. The en suite bathroom features a shower only. Accommodating up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

    37 Deluxe Bungalows
    Deluxe Bungalows are located closer to the beach front and feature natural wooden materials and thatched roofing. 59 Square metres of living space, including a large balcony and an en suite bathroom with shower only. Accommodating up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

    12 Deluxe Seaview Bungalows
    Deluxe Seaview Bungalows are located in the second row of bungalows or around the swimming pool, offering partial seaviews, featuring natural wooden materials and thatched roofing. 59 Square metres of living space, including a large balcony and an en suite bathroom with shower only. Accommodating up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

    14 Beachfront Junior Suites
    Beachfront Junior Suites offer a prime location, only metres from the beachfront, offering panoramic seaviews. 59 Square metres of living space, including a large balcony and an en suite bathroom with whirlpool bath and shower. Accommodating up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

    5 Two Bedroom Family Bungalows
    The 2 Bedroom Family Bungalows consist of two Deluxe Garden Bungalows with a connecting door. One room features a king size bed whereas the second room features twin beds. The 102 square metres of living space can accommodate up to 4 adults and 2 children. Each bathroom features a shower only.

    12 Hillside Pool Villas
    The exclusive Hillside Pool Villas are secluded and located on a gentle slope amongst the trees. Offering 110 square metres of living space including a 6x4 metre private pool with whirlpool with amazing views over Loh Ba Gao Bay to the distant islands. Accommodating up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

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

    Api Restaurant & Bar
    Surrounded by spectacular views of Loh Ba Gao Bay, Api offers breakfast as well as an all-day dining menu. Special theme nights and a relaxing bar and lounge, complete with a live band, are also available on selected evenings.
    Ruan Thai Restaurant: Modelled after a traditional Thai home, Ruan Thai Restaurant offers exceptional authentic Thai cuisine coupled with marvellous views from a lush hillside setting.

    The Beach House Grill & Chill
    Serves grilled fresh seafood and premium quality cuts of imported meat paired with speciality cocktails and live entertainment, all served right on the beachfront.

    Bean Co
    Offers a delicious variety of speciality tea and coffee, home-made ice cream served in an open-air lounge.

    Pool Bar
    Sunbathe at the oceanfront swimming pool and order chilled beverages and light meals from the 2 poolside bars.

    SPA
    The Wana Spa provides a complete range of indulgent services and products including massage, facials, body wraps and scrubs, whirlpool spa, sauna, steam room and full spa packages.

    FACILITIES

    • Two pools
    • Fitness Centre
    •  Free Wi-Fi
    •  Dive Centre
    •  Recreation Centre
    •  Wana Spa
    •  Babysitting and baby cots
    •  Tour desk

    Wi-Fi
    Available throughout the resort free of charge


  • 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!