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    Destination

    Thailand - Phuket

    When can I go?

    1 November 2022 - 25 December 2022

    Description

    7 nights at the 4 star Patong Merlin

    What’s included in the deal?

    Return flights to Phuket on Emirates Return resort transfers 7 nights accommodation in a Standard Room Breakfast daily All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)

    More Info

    Package price includes a 27% discount Upgrade to half board plus (including 2 alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks) from R2 690 per person

    Airfare Surcharges & Conditions

    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.

    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 9 745
    Package Taxes: ZAR 7 290
    Total Price: ZAR 17 035
  • PATONG MERLIN HOTEL


    Why we like it

    The 4 Star Patong Merlin Hotel is located on the esplanade in Patong Beach.
    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

    Standard Room Non-Pool View (Size: 32m2)
    Modern and practical rooms with balcony, but no view.
    All rooms have the standard amenities for your comfort. The en-suite bathroom has a shower only.
    This room is suitable for a maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

    325 Superior Rooms with Pool or Garden View (Size: 32m2)
    The tastefully decorated rooms offer a high level of comfort.
    Each room is equipped with balcony to enjoy the view of the swimming pools and tropical gardens. Th en-suite bathroom has a shower only.
    This room is suitable for a maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

    101 Deluxe Rooms with Pool View (Size: 32m2)
    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 a maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

    15 Deluxe Pool Access Rooms (Size: 38m2)
    The Deluxe pool access rooms are located on the ground floor of the building 7, offering direct access to the peaceful swimming pool with a swim up bar.
    These modern rooms with a king-size bed and glass-walled bathroom are perfect for romantic getaways.

    Due to safety considerations, children 12 years and under are not allowed in this room category.
    This room category accommodates a maximum of 2 adults.

    Family Superior Rooms (Size: 64m2)
    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.

    ROOM FACILITIES

    • Air conditioning
    • Television
    • Telephone
    • Mini bar
    • Hair dryer
    • Tea and coffee making facilities
    • Electronic safe

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

    Meal Plans
    The resort operates on a Bed & Breakfast basis with the option to upgrade to Half Board Plus, Full Board Plus and All Inclusive.

    Half Board Plus includes:

    • Breakfast at the Coconut Coffee Shop.
    • Lunch OR Dinner at the Coconut Coffee Shop or Café Del Mare.
    • 2 drinks per meal per day.
    • Choice of any soft drinks: Coca Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Soda, Tonic, Ginger Ale
    o Any fruit juices: orange, apple
    o Local beer: Chang beer
    o Spirits: Gilbey Gin, Gilbey Vodka, Sangsom Thai Whisky, Thai Rum
    o Pouring house white and red wine (by the glass)
    o Any hot beverages: coffee, tea
    o Drinking water: Singha water

    Full Board Plus includes:

    • Breakfast at the Coconut Coffee Shop.
    • Lunch at the Coconut Coffee Shop or Café Del Mare.
    • Dinner at the Coconut Coffee Shop, Seaside Terrace or Café Del Mare.
    • 2 drinks per meal per day.
    o Choice of any soft drinks: Coca Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Soda, Tonic, Ginger Ale
    o Any fruit juices: orange, apple
    o Local beer: Chang beer
    o Spirits: Gilbey Gin, Gilbey Vodka, Sangsom Thai Whisky, Thai Rum
    o Pouring house white and red wine (by the glass)
    o Any hot beverages: coffee, tea
    o Drinking water: Singha water

    All Inclusive includes:

    • Breakfast at the Coconut Coffee Shop.
    • Lunch at the Coconut Coffee Shop or Café Del Mare.
    • Dinner at the Coconut Coffee Shop, Seaside Terrace or Café Del Mare.
    • Beverages served between 11h00 and 23h00 in the various restaurants
    o Unlimited consumption of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cold & hot beverages
    • Choice of any soft drinks: Coca Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Soda, Tonic, Ginger Ale
    o Any fruit juices: orange, apple
      o Local beer: Chang beer
        o Spirits: Gilbey Gin, Gilbey Vodka, Sangsom Thai Whisky, Thai Rum
          o Pouring house white and red wine (by the glass)
            o Any hot beverages: coffee, tea
              o Drinking water: Singha water

              Coconut Coffee Shop
              Coconut Coffee shop is a casual bistro offering modern international cuisine with a focus on healthy, family dining, and is the ideal place to grab coffee with friends. Think of it as an extension of your own home, simply sit back, take in the sights and enjoy yourself.
              Open for Breakfast (06h00 – 10h30) and Drinks and Snacks (06h00 – 00h00).

              Pool Bars
              There are 2 swim-up bars at pool 2 and pool 4, where you can enjoy a wide range of refreshing drinks to cool you from the tropical heat, from ice-cold beer to signature cocktails and fresh smoothies.
              Open for Drinks (09h30 – 18h30).

              Seaside Terrace
              Enjoy the great atmosphere at the beach front garden along with special theme night buffets and live entertainment every evening.
              Open for Dinner (18h00 – 23h00).

              Café Del Mar
              The trendy restaurant overlooking the Andaman Sea presents an elegant and eclectic medley of contemporary flavours from all over Thailand. At the "Grab & Go”, you can take away fresh sandwiches, salads and pastries at your leisure, too.
              Open for Drinks and Snacks (11h00 – 00h00).

              Lobby Lounge
              A place to relax and enjoy to the sounds of the live band.
              Be sure to try the special selection of cocktails, drinks and snacks.
              Open for Drinks and Snacks (08h00 – 00h00).

              Sunset Bar
              Enjoy refreshing beverages, cocktails and the long drinks selection right next to the beach.
              Open for Drinks (110h00 – 00h00).

              Brew by the Falls
              The best place for baked snacks and freshly brewed organic coffees and premium teas. Relax to the sound of the waterfall.
              Open for Drinks and Snacks (10h00 – 17h00).

              KIDS CLUB
              Children between the ages of 5 and 12 years are welcome to join the club for two daily sessions. Entertainment includes arts and crafts and games.

              Babysitting is available on request and at an additional charge.

              Open 08h00 – 12h00 and 13h00 – 17h00.

              SPA
              Open 10h00 - 17h00.

              Wi-Fi
              Complimentary throughout the resort.

              WATERSPORTS & ACTIVITIES (* some at a supplement)

              • 4 Swimming pools
              • 2 Kids swimming pools
              • Fitness Centre
              • Tour desk *
              • Thai cooking classes *
              • Conferencing (max 350 delegates)

              All information in this Fact Sheet is applicable from 1 April 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.



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              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.

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              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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