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    Destination

    Thailand - Phuket

    When can I go?

    1 June 2022 - 31 October 2022

    Description

    7 nights at the 5 star Slate

    What’s included in the deal?

    Return flights to Phuket on Qatar Return resort transfers 7 nights accommodation in a Pearl Bed Suite Breakfast daily All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)

    Airfare Surcharges & Conditions

    A weekend surcharge is applicable for travel on Fridays and Saturdays

    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 Per Person Sharing From

    Johannesburg
    Base Price: ZAR 11 930
    Package Taxes: ZAR 4 590
    Total Price: ZAR 16 520
  • THE SLATE PHUKET


    Why we like it

    The 5 Star Slate rests on Phuket’s quiet northern shore, a short drive from the airport and within easy reach of historical Phuket Town.

    Bordering a National Park, Nai Yang beach’s white coral sands and azure waters are protected by a sheltering offshore reef.

    American designer Bill Bensley is responsible for the resort’s striking decor.



    Description

    LOCATION
    Nai Yang Beach, Phuket.

    HOW TO GET THERE
    Road transfer from Phuket Airport.

    ACCOMMODATION

    94 Pearl Suites (Size: 65m2)
    Plunge through a magical portal and enter a lavish suite full of contrasts.
    Spacious and stylish interiors are bursting with colour and feature handcrafted rugs spread over polished wooden floors.
    Step out onto your spacious private balcony for sweeping views of Phuket’s tropical flora.

    42 D-Buk Family Suites (Size: 76m2)
    Gorgeous at any time of day, the D-Buk Family Suite is the perfect place to relish the tropical atmosphere and enjoy a refreshing drink on your terrace under a rustling canopy of swaying palms and lush greenery.
    It offers ample room for the family, with an unusual blend of rich colours, intriguing forms and bold artistry.

    35 Private Pool Suites (Size: 112m2)
    Intimate and exotic, this suite is your own private world to enjoy.
    Laze the day away beneath lush trees in your secret garden or luxuriate in the cooling waters of your plunge pool

    ROOM FACILITIES

    • Air conditioning
    • Satellite TV
    • Mini bar
    • Tea and coffee making facilities
    • Bathrobe & slippers
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Oversized bathtub

    DINING
    The Slate specialises in crafting authentic dishes with deliciously nutritious ingredients that draw on the Earth’s organic goodness.
    Enjoy gourmet dining in spectacular settings and culinary masterpieces that nourish and inspire.

    Meal Plans
    The resort operates on a Bed & Breakfast basis with the option to upgrade to Half Board or Full Board.

    Half Board includes:

    • Breakfast at Tin Mine.
    • Dinner at Tin Mine.

    Full Board includes:

    • Breakfast at Tin Mine.
    • Lunch at Tin Mine.
    • Dinner at Tin Mine.

    Tin Mine
    This open-sided, industrial-chic all-day dining venue offers international buffet breakfasts and a global menu includes Thai street-food cooking stations and speciality cuisine evenings.
    Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

    Black Ginger
    This modern masterpiece of Thai art is housed in a traditional Thai mansion and certified by Michelin Guide 2021 and 2022.
    Talented chefs draw from ancient local recipes to create flavourful dishes catered to gourmet, avant-garde tastes.
    Open for Dinner (18h00 – 23h00).

    Rivet
    Enjoy the delightful atmosphere with an international grill house cuisine.
    Be tempted by sizzling imported meat and fresh seafood. Rivet is also the venue for the resort’s renowned Sunday brunches
    Open for Dinner (18h00 – 23h00) and Sunday Brunch (12h00 – 15h00).

    Rebar
    Rebar is the go-to bar for Rivet Restaurant and is the perfect place to lounge and lose yourself to the tropical sunset.
    Open for Drinks (17h00 – 23h00).

    Tongkah Tin Syndicate
    Step into the resort’s Sports Bar, a lively, open-air snooker hall and find yourself in an eclectic dreamland. Sip in style on exotic concoctions, rare whiskies and craft cocktails as day turns into deep night. Sumptuous snacks and soulful dishes rouse the palate. Sit back, relax and let the drinks do the talking.
    Open for Drinks (18h00 – 00h00).

    Underground Café & Poolside
    Feel the Andaman Sea breeze from the decks of this open-air café, right by the water’s edge.
    Let natural, fresh ingredients nourish and nurture. Indulge in wholesome salads, creative light bites and Thai specialties.
    Craving more? Dine on seafood right from the sea or treat yourself to hearty sandwiches and prime cut steak.
    Open for Lunch and Dinner (11h30 – 23h00).

    Shore Thing
    A beach venue and the perfect spot for the resort’s scrumptious Beach BBQ nights on the soft sands of Nai Yang beach.
    Open for Dinner (17h00 – 23h00).

    Pulley Pool & Bar
    Swim-up pool bar at the Adults Only pool
    Open for Drinks (10h00 - 18h00).

    The Chefs Table
    Limited to 4 guests per night and with advance reservation diners will roam around 4 fascinating venues and enjoy one course each in the Stock Room, Heliconia, Moo’s Kitchen and the Cellar.
    Open for Dinner (from 19h00).

    The Cellar
    Intimate venue available for private dining or a small meeting.

    In Room Dining and Private Dining
    In room dining, with its array of mouth-watering menus is available on request and the resort has any number of special locations available for a bespoke private dinner.

    In Room Dining
    Breakfast (from 06h30 - 10h30) and all day dining (11h00 - 23h30).

    Private Dining
     Available for dinner only.

    KIDS CLUB
    A playland of imagination, The Tin Box is The Slate’s Kids Club, where little miners can delve into a rich array of activities for their busy hands and inquisitive minds.
    Origami, mask-making, hairweaving, chef and petit sommelier classes, kickboxing, and much more – this colourful universe of toys and games is theirs to explore.
    The Tin Box keeps kids enthralled, safe, and entertained.

    Travelers under four years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    Babysitting services are available upon request.

    Open 09h00 – 12h00 and 13h00 – 17h00.

    SPA
    A hidden healing experience, Coqoon Spa specialises in deeply rejuvenating rituals with rich, luscious ingredients in the most sumptuous setting. Ensconce yourself in one of six luxurious treatment suites or enjoy a restful retreat in The Nest tucked within the tropical gardens. Upon arrival, expert practitioners will design a spa programme specifically tailored to your needs and mood of the day whether it’s a soothing treatment, a deep tissue massage, a body scrub, a wrap, a facial or even just a simple foot relaxation .

    Wi-Fi
    Complimentary throughout the resort.

    WATERSPORTS & ACTIVITIES (* some at a supplement)

    • 2 Adult Only swimming pools and 1 family pool
    • Fitness centre
    • Scuba diving *
    • Snorkelling
    • Stand-up paddle
    • Kitesurfing *
    • Tennis court
    • Yoga *
    • Archery *
    • Thai boxing classes
    • Floral art classes *
    • Thai cooking school
    • Souvenir shop
    • Art gallery
    • Island excursions *

    All information in this Fact Sheet is applicable from 1 May 2022 to 31 March 2023 and is subject to change without prior notice.

    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

    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

    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.

    Khao Lak

    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.

    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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