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    Destination

    Thailand - Phuket

    When can I go?

    1 April 2019 - 31 October 2019

    Description

    7 Night discounted holiday at the Patong Merlin Hotel

    What’s included in the deal?

    Return flights to Phuket Return resort transfers 7 nights accommodation in a Standard Non Pool View Room Breakfast daily Free Wi-Fi All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)

    More Info

    Special discount offer included Resort credit of THB2000 per room per stay

    Airfare Surcharges & Conditions

    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

    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. All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.

    Pricing From

    Johannesburg
    Base Price: ZAR 11 120 p.p.s
    Package Taxes: ZAR 1 050 p.p.s
    Total Price: ZAR 12 170 p.p.s

    Cape Town
    Base Price: ZAR 11 840 p.p.s
    Package Taxes: ZAR 1 050 p.p.s
    Total Price: ZAR 12 890 p.p.s

    Durban
    Base Price: ZAR 7 610 p.p.s
    Package Taxes: ZAR 7 100 p.p.s
    Total Price: ZAR 14 710 p.p.s
  • PATONG MERLIN HOTEL


    Why we like it

    The Patong Merlin Hotel is located on the esplanade in Patong Beach yet despite being in the heart of this vibey beach precinct, it is a welcome sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle!

    Nestled amongst acres of swaying coconut palms and flowering gardens, the Merlin weaves its way around three beautiful aquamarine sculptured swimming pools in a labyrinth of curved walkways and meandering paths.

    Description

    LOCATION
    Patong Beach, Phuket

    ACCOMMODATION

    325 Superior Rooms (Size: 32 m2)
    Superior rooms offer a living space including a balcony that overlooks the rear of the resort or the swimming pool. This room is suitable for maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

    101 Deluxe Rooms (Size: 32 m
    2)
    Deluxe rooms offer a living space including a balcony with views of the swimming pool and gardens. The en suite bathroom features a shower only. This room is suitable for maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

    15 Deluxe Pool Access Rooms (Size: 36 m2)
    Deluxe Pool Access rooms are located on the ground floor, offering direct access to the swimming pool. This room category accommodates a maximum of 2 adults in a king size bed. Children under 12 years of age are not permitted in this room category.

    Family Superior Pool View Rooms 
    Comprise of two interconnecting Superior rooms. This arrangement provides sufficient space for maximum of 2 adults and up to 3 children sharing. The balcony features views of the swimming pool.

    Family Deluxe Pool View Rooms
    Comprise of two interconnecting Deluxe rooms. This arrangement provides sufficient space for maximum of 2 adults and up to 2 children sharing. The balcony features views of the swimming pool.

    ROOM FACILITIES

    • Individually controlled air conditioning
    • Television
    • Telephone
    • Mini bar
    • Hair dryer
    • Tea/coffee making facilities
    • In room safety box 
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi

    DINING

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

    Coconut Coffee Shop
    The Coconut Coffee Shop serves international favourites, Asian classics and vegetarian dishes, along with full buffet breakfasts.

    Seaside Terrace
    Located on the beachfront serving daily themed buffet dinners.

    Café Del Mar
    A stylish café, with views of Patong Bay, serving Italian coffee with fresh sandwiches, pizza, pies, cakes and ice cream.

    Lobby Lounge
    The Lobby Lounge provides live entertainment in the evenings.

    Sunset Bar
    Located on the esplanade – this is the best spot to people watch or enjoy a sunset cocktail.

    SPA
    The Sukko Spa offers a variety of spa and classic beauty treatments.

    Wi-Fi
    Available throughout the resort free of charge.

    WATERSPORTS & ACTIVITIES

    • Four pools
    • Fitness Centre
    • Kids Club
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Sukko Spa
    • Babysitting and baby cots
    • Tour desk
    • Conferencing (max 350 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!


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