Thailand - Phuket
1 May 2019 - 31 October 2019
7 Night discounted holiday at the Le Meridien
Return flights to Phuket Return resort transfers 7 nights accommodation in a Deluxe Room Breakfast daily All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)
20% Early Bird Discount included - Book and pay 60 days prior to departure Honeymoon Value Add: Welcome gift, bottle of sparkling wine, fruit & flowers on arrival, one FREE 50 minute massage for 2
Surcharges may apply for travel on a weekend. A surcharge of R965.00 per person applies for travel from Johannesburg and Cape Town from 14 June - 9 July 2019.
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. All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.
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Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort is located in Relax Bay, a secluded cove on the West Coast of Phuket, approximately a 20 minute drive away from the centre of Patong.
Enjoy a secluded pristine beach with a full array of land and sea sport facilities, 10 restaurants and bars, 2 oversized swimming pools and a Spa.
Relax Bay, Phuket
Deluxe Garden View Rooms / Deluxe Pool View Rooms (Size: 37 m2)
Located in the Chaba wing these rooms include a private balcony with views of the lush gardens or the iconic pool area. A maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child may be accommodated and the en suite bathroom features a shower only.
Deluxe Ocean View Rooms (Size: 38 m2)
The Deluxe Ocean View Room offers a bathroom with views out to the sea and a large shower area with high-pressure rain shower facilities. The private balcony offers views of the ocean. A maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child may be accommodated in this room category.
Junior Suites(Size: 47 m2)
Located on the second floors of the Chaba and Mali wings, Junior Suites feature stylishly redesigned interior of rich and vibrant accents to contrast with the white bedding and smooth wood floor. A sleek granite bathroom features a separate bath and shower. The private balcony offers ocean views.
The hotel offers guests an array of dining options for all palates in a variety of settings throughout the resort.
Ariake Japanese Restaurant
Offers an authentic Japanese dining experience complete with Teppanyaki Grill, sit up sushi bar and private Tatami rooms.
Open for dinner only.
For a casual but unforgettable experience, this enjoyable eatery serves salads and a large variety of grilled meat plus fresh seafood and fish straight from the Andaman Sea, right on the beach.
Enjoy wood-oven cooked pizzas by the beach for lunch or an early dinner.
This all day-dining venue offers a selection of famous recipes from around the world. The chef prepares signature delights, inviting buffets and deliciously innovative creations in an open-kitchen showcase.
Le Patong Pub
Hang out with friends and family while enjoying live worldwide sports events. Le Patong offers a lively atmosphere with karaoke, pool tables, live bands, and more.
An open-air setting in the middle of the lagoon, Pakarang serves both breakfast and dinner daily. Theme dinners, held most evenings, feature live music and colourful dance performances.
An Italian chef prepares traditional "trattoria" style cuisine from various regions of Italy.
Open for dinner daily.
Serves sophisticated and authentic Thai cuisine for dinner daily from the lobby level, facing the lagoon.
The perfect spot to laze away the afternoon as the sun slowly sinks over the Andaman Sea.
Offers fabulous food, good music, and great wines!
Relaxation awaits in one of ten luxurious rooms designed with your restoration in mind. Le Spa's exotic range of pampering spa programmes, signature facial treatments, and rejuvenating massages will detoxify, de-stress, ease jet-lag and rejuvenate your body.
Available throughout the resort free of charge.
WATERSPORTS & ACTIVITIES
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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