Thailand - Phuket
|Date Range||From pps||Book By|
|01 Dec 23 - 25 Dec 23||R20 060||18 Dec 23|
|26 Dec 23 - 05 Jan 24||R26 610||27 Dec 23|
|06 Jan 24 - 31 Mar 24||R20 800||22 Mar 24|
|01 Apr 24 - 31 Oct 24||R18 870||31 Aug 24|
DIAMOND CLIFF RESORT - 7 nights at the 4 star deluxe Diamond Cliff
Return flights to Phuket on Emirates Return resort transfers 7 nights accommodation in a Super Deluxe Room Breakfast daily All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)
A weekend surcharge is applicable for travel on Fridays and Saturdays. This airfare is indicative only and is subject to seasonal surcharges and the best available Emirates fare at time of booking.
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 10 630|
|Package Taxes:||ZAR 8 240|
|Total Price:||ZAR 18 870|
Diamond Cliff Resort is an authentic Thai luxury resort nestled in the gentle hills of Patong with breathtaking, panoramic views of the Andaman Sea.
Spacious, private and totally romantic this idyllic retreat is a sanctuary for relaxation whilst the fun and action of Patong is just 5 minutes away courtesy of the resort’s complimentary shuttle bus.
Northern end of Patong Beach
There are 312 guest rooms, suites and villas and many enjoy beautiful sea views from the resort’s hillside position. The accommodation is extremely spacious with thoughtful amenities and luxury touches throughout including a fruit platter in your room, unlimited complimentary drinking water and complimentary Wi-Fi.
182 Super Deluxe Rooms
(Size 45 – 50m2)
The Super Deluxe Rooms showcase a contemporary Thai style with elegant furnishings.
These rooms can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children and there is a choice of King or Twin beds. There is also a separate daybed.
39 Diamond Suites
The Diamond Suites have a luxurious layout featuring a walk-in wardrobe and an elegant marble bathroom with a sea view bathtub.
Guests have access to their own balcony and can enjoy a partial view.
The Diamond Suites can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children in a choice of one King bed or two twin beds.
41 Grand Jacuzzi
Suites (Size 70m2)
The Grand Jacuzzi Suite has magnificent, uninterrupted views of the Andaman Sea.
The layout and features are the same as the Diamond Suites but in addition there is a luxury, soothing jacuzzi tub with a window view overlooking the ocean.
The room configuration allows 2 adults and 2 children with the choice of one King bed or two 2 twin beds.
20 Ocean Jacuzzi
Suites (Size 60m2)
These romantic suites are the perfect retreat for couples with their whirlpool bathtub for 2 located next to the balcony window offering a stunning ocean view.
Additional features include a love seat sofa, spacious terrace and a luxury bathroom with separate shower.
These suites accommodate 2 adults only.
The resort operates on a Bed & Breakfast basis with the option to upgrade to Half Board or Full Board.
The resort’s all day eatery has a contemporary tropical vibe with chic loungers and daybeds poolside and an elegant indoor dining area.
Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (06h30 - 23h00).
Kiko delivers an authentic Japanese dining experience including sushi, sashimi and teppanyaki.
Open for Lunch and Dinner (13h00 – 22h00).
Reminiscent of a bygone era the Thai Orchid restaurant takes you back in time for a royal Thai dining experience with traditionally dressed waiting staff and authentic cuisine served in beautiful Benjarong fine china.
Guests can sample the flavours of the 4 regions of Thailand with set meals to chare or from the extensive a la carte menu.
Open for Dinner (17h00 – 23h30).
Ocean View Pool
Overlooks the main pool with great sea views
Open from 10h00 to 23h30.
This little oasis is located next to the waterfall pool with its slides and shallow play areas.
The drinks menu includes fresh fruit shakes and a light bites menu is also available.
Open from 12h00 – 19h00.
The SEA Bar
This air-conditioned lounge is open all day for refreshments and snacks – drinks snacks, fresh coffee, cakes – whatever your pleasure
Open from 12h00 to 20h00.
Enter the Diamond Spa by way of an enchanting stairway with fountains and lotus ponds and settle into a private treatment room for head to toe massages, scrubs and treatments.
Soak in the Japanese style Onsen Bathtubs that emulate the warm waters of hot springs or enjoy the massaging water jets of the specially designed Niagara Hydro Bathtubs.
Trained therapists use the finest Jurlique natural skin care products.
Complimentary throughout the resort.
WATERSPORTS & ACTIVITIES
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Please note that some services may not be available due to weather conditions, hotel occupancy and/or operational requirements.
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 holiday will be filled with watersports, 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.
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.
Khao Lak is on Thailand’s mainland west coast, an hour north of Phuket and stretches along the Andaman coastline. It is a less crowded tourist destination close to the Phang-Nga area’s rugged natural beauty. There are a couple of towns and and beautiful white-sand beaches – all scattered along a 24 kms stretch so it never feels too busy. For travellers who like their holidays less frenetic the easy going local feel of Khao Lak is perfect. There are a variety of good local restaurants and of course great shopping easily reached from most resorts by taxi and Khao Lak has its own night market for late-night snacks and shopping.
Nature lovers can soak up the slower pace and go hiking around Chong Fah’s waterfalls or explore the Kho Sok National Park which is around 2 hours drive, home to elephant sanctuaries, one of the oldest rainforests in the world and floating camps so is a delight for anyone with a love for the outdoors. For keen snorkellers and divers, the Surin and Similan Islands are some of the best places to dive in Thailand and are just two hours from Khao Lak by boat. The islands form part of a protected national marine park and are open between 15 October and 15 May annually.
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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