Thailand - Phuket
1 November 2021 - 10 December 2021
7 Night holiday at the Best Western Premier Bangtao
Return flights to Phuket on Qatar Airlines 7 nights accommodation in a Deluxe Room All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate) Breakfast daily
Stay for 7 nights, only pay for 2 nights. Upgrade to All Inclusive meal supplement from R 8300 per person.
Book by 30 September 2021 A weekend surcharge is applicable for travel on Fridays and Saturdays. All airfares are subject to availability at the 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 11 240|
|Package Taxes:||ZAR 2 870|
|Total Price:||ZAR 14 110|
Located on Phuket’s West Coast Bangtao Beach, this modern beachfront resort features two wings, a Main Building Wing and a Villa Wing in well maintained tropical gardens, is ideal for beach lovers and caters for families, couples and honeymooners.
West Coast, Bangtao Beach
Total of 235 rooms.
Deluxe Room (Size: 46 m2)
Located in the Villa Wing on the ground and first floor with garden views, bathroom with shower in bath.
Deluxe Side Sea View Room (Size: 44 m2)
Located in the main building on the first to third floor with partial sea views, bathroom with shower in bath.
Deluxe Sea Facing View Room (Size: 42 m2)
Located in the main building on the first to third floor with sea views, bathroom with shower in bath.
Deluxe Ground Terrace Room (Size: 42 - 44 m2)
Located in the main building on the ground floor with pool access, bathroom with shower in bath.
Deluxe Family Room (Size: 58 m2)
Located in the Villa wing on the ground or first floor with garden views, a master bedroom and two single beds in the second room, bathroom with shower in bath.
Grand Deluxe Suite
Offering ocean views from the first floor.
All Inclusive includes:
Thai and Western cuisine
Breakfast 06h30 - 10h30 and Dinner 18h30 - 22h30
Seaside Seafood Kitchen
Lunch 11h00 - 17h00
Dinner 18h00 - 20h00 (high season)
Great variety of cocktails, wines, beers, fruit shakes and soft drinks.
10h00 – 01h00
10h00 – 19h00
Opening hours: 08h00 - 17h00.
Treat yourself at the beachfront Sun Spa which offers a wide-range of Thai aromatherapy and oil massages, facials, body scrubs, soothing cleansers and treatments.
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 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. 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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