Thailand - Phuket
1 April 2019 - 31 October 2019
7 Night discounted holiday at the Mandarava Resort and Spa Karon Beach
Return flights to Phuket Return resort transfers 7 nights accommodation in a Tropicana Superior Room Breakfast daily Free Wi-Fi All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)
1 FREE Thai Set Dinner for 2 Book by 31 January
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. Book by 17 March 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.
|Base Price:||ZAR 12 385||p.p.s|
|Package Taxes:||ZAR 1 070||p.p.s|
|Total Price:||ZAR 13 455||p.p.s|
|Base Price:||ZAR 13 105||p.p.s|
|Package Taxes:||ZAR 1 070||p.p.s|
|Total Price:||ZAR 14 175||p.p.s|
|Base Price:||ZAR 8 875||p.p.s|
|Package Taxes:||ZAR 7 120||p.p.s|
|Total Price:||ZAR 15 995||p.p.s|
Mandarava Resort & Spa's tropical hillside terrain hosts 232 rooms nestled amongst lavish greenery and natural waterfalls. With 5 infinity pools scattered on different slopes around the 7.2 acre large resort and an indulgent spa, this resort is a tropical haven located only 700 metres away from the shores of Karon Beach, Phuket.
Karon Beach, Phuket
Tropicana Superior Rooms
Tropicana Superior Rooms are located on the bottom floor of a two storey villa. These rooms feature high ceilings, four poster beds and dark wooden floors and have a unique ambiance which is extremely warm and inviting. The en suite bathroom features a bath and shower.
Panoramic Deluxe Rooms
Panoramic Deluxe rooms are set on the top floor of two storey villas offering splendid views of the resort area. A large balcony features a rocking chair from which to enjoy the views of the tropical backdrop. The en suite bathroom features a bath and shower.
Seafan Deluxe Rooms
Seafan Deluxe rooms are nestled in two-storey bungalow set on the ground floor with a tropical contemporary theme. The rooms are partitioned with a walk in closet, small lounging area and a private balcony. The en suite bathroom features a bath.
Horizon Grand Deluxe Rooms
Horizon Grand Deluxe rooms are nestled in single storey villas surrounded by natural tropical jungle. All rooms are furnished in light wooden décor with a high pointed ceiling adding an exotic sense of tropical living. The en suite bathroom features a bath and shower. The rooms are located on the top of the hill close to Cheeva Spa, Chom Talay restaurant and the central main swimming pool.
Aqua Deluxe Pool Access Room
Aqua Deluxe Pool Access room are located on the ground floor with private entrance to the swimming pool. Rooms feature a small lounging area, a walk in closet and private on-water lounging deck with balcony. The en suite bathroom is equipped with a separate shower and bath tub.
Chom Talay Restaurant
Indulge in delicious international cuisine as well as authentic local food including fresh seafood.
Serves an extensive variety of wines, cocktails, whiskeys as well as tapas style food.
Rejuvenating massages and treatments may be enjoyed at Cheeva Spa at the top of the hill. Fully equipped with three massage and spa rooms, one steam room and an outdoor Jacuzzi.
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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