Thailand - Phuket
1 August 2017 - 31 October 2017
7 Night discounted All Inclusive holiday at the Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach
Return flights to Thailand Return resort transfers 7 nights accommodation at Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa Merlin Beach Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily Local house wines, beer, spirits, juices, soft drinks, mineral water, tea & coffee, available between 11:00 – 22:00, from the all inclusive beverage menu Complimentary Wi-Fi Shuttle bus to Patong Beach per the hotel’s schedule All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimated)
3 FREE Nights - Book by 30 September FEE Wi-Fi
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
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.
|Base Price:||ZAR 15 525||p.p.s|
|Package Taxes:||ZAR 6 520||p.p.s|
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|Base Price:||ZAR 16 580||p.p.s|
|Package Taxes:||ZAR 6 520||p.p.s|
|Total Price:||ZAR 23 100||p.p.s|
|Base Price:||ZAR 15 880||p.p.s|
|Package Taxes:||ZAR 6 520||p.p.s|
|Total Price:||ZAR 22 400||p.p.s|
Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa Merlin Beach is situated on secluded Tri-Trang Beach, five minutes’ drive from Patong Beach and offers 414 rooms in 4 storey wings situated amongst 12 acres of swaying coconut palms and tropical gardens.
Tri Trang, Phuket
All rooms include individually controlled air-conditioning, television, telephone, mini-bar, hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities, in-room safety box and complimentary wi-fi.
Superior Lagoon Pool View Room
Superior Lagoon Poolview rooms are located in the wing towards the back of the resort. Each room features a private balcony with views of the swimming pools or gardens. A maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child may be accommodated using a sofa bed. The en suite bathroom features a separate bath and shower.
Deluxe Lagoon View Room
Deluxe Lagoon Poolview rooms are located in building 1.The bedding configuration in this room category is a king bed or two double beds. Each room features a private balcony with views of the swimming pool and the en suite bathroom features a separate bath and shower.
Deluxe Garden Terrace
Deluxe Garden Terrace rooms are located in building 2. The bedding configuration in this room category is a king bed or double beds. Each room features a private balcony with views of the gardens and the en suite bathroom features a separate bath and shower.
Deluxe Andaman Sea View Room
Deluxe Andaman Seaview rooms are located in building 1. The bedding configuration in this room category is a king bed or double beds. Each room features a private balcony with views of the ocean and the en suite bathroom features a separate bath and shower.
Premier Lagoon Pool View Room
Premier Lagoon Pool View rooms are located in building 1. The bedding configuration in this room category is a king bed or double beds. Each room features a private balcony with views of the swimming pool and the en suite bathroom has a separate bath and shower.
Pool Access Room
Pool Access rooms are located on the ground floor of building 3. The bedding configuration in this room category is a king bed. The en suite bathroom features a separate bath and shower. Children may not be accommodated in this room category.
Premier Andaman Sea View Room
Premier Andaman Sea View rooms are located in building 1. Each room features a private balcony or terrace with views through the gardens to the ocean. The en suite bathroom offers a separate bath and shower.
The hotel offers guests an array of dining options for all palates in a variety of settings throughout the resort.
The resort’s signature Italian restaurant serving a unique selection of Italian specialities including fine cured meats and charismatic wines for dinner.
Merchant Kitchen: An all-day dining venue, with inside and outdoor seating beside the lagoon pool, offering a selection of local and Western options.
Phuket Coffee Co.
A beach side coffee house, open for breakfast and lunch, offering freshly baked breads and pastries, freshly roasted coffee and other deli delectable.
Serving national favourites, from all corners of the Kingdom, for dinner.
Pizza’s, sandwiches and burgers served in a vibey location by the family swimming pool and beach.
The Lobby Lounge offers crafted cocktails and other delights all complemented by sweeping Andaman views.
A casual menu and refreshments served around the Lagoon Pool, down by the beach. Daily happy hour!
Fresh smoothies and detox juices for the health fundi!
* Breakfast at the Merchant Kitchen or Beach Grill
* Lunch : à la carte menus at the Beach Grill or Merchant Kitchen (excluding grill items)
* Dinner : Thai Pantry – set menu; Merchant Kitchen – buffet only; D.O.C.G – à la carte menu;
Beach Grill – à la carte (excluding grill items)
* Local house wines, beer, spirits, juices, soft drinks, mineral water, tea and coffee, available between 11:00 – 22:00, from the all –inclusive beverage menu.
Unwind at the award winning Spa, located in front of the family pool area. Signature treatments include Thai massage aromatherapy, scrubs and wraps.
* Three swimming pools
* Kids Club (4 – 11 years and available from 8 am to 8 pm)
* Fitness Centre
* Free WiFi
* Babysitting and baby cots
* Shuttle bus four times a day to Jungceylon Shopping Mall in Patong. Selected times are complimentary whilst other are THB100 per person one way.
* Tour desk
* Conferencing (max 650 delegates)
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
The national language is Thai, although English is widely spoken in Phuket, Krabi & Phi Phi.
The currency is the Thai Baht which is better for bargaining and shopping in markets. US Dollars, Pounds and Euros are accepted at hotels.
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.
5 hours ahead of South Africa.
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.
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.
The electric current is 220 volts AC (50 cycles) and the majority of electrical outlets take a round, two-pronged slim plug.
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.
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