Venture Far - Thailand 18/19 Brochure

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Our 2018-19 Thailand brochure offers expanded range of sightseeing, touring, experiential and resort options to tempt and inspire the naturally curious to visit Thailand and go beyond the tourist beaches.

THAILAND 18-19


2 T H A I L A N D

KOH PHI PHI DON

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C O N T E N T S 3

CONTENTS

MAP, CLIMATE + EXPERIENCES 4-5

THAILAND 6-54

EXPERIENCES

Extended Touring 7-8

Homestays 9

Cycling 10

Trekking + Soft Adventure 11-12

Cooking Schools 13

Daytripping Bangkok 14

BANGKOK 15-18

HUA HIN 19

PHUKET 20-39

Daytripping Phuket 20

Patong Beach 21-29

Karon + Kata Beach 30-35

Kamala Beach 36-37

Bangtao Beach + Laguna Phuket 38-39

KOH PHI PHI 40

KHAO LAK 41-42

KRABI 43-44

KOH SAMUI 45-52

CHIANG MAI 53-54

BOOKING CONDITIONS 55

IMPORTANT INFORMATION YOU MUST READ

Please read the Booking Conditions on the back cover of this brochure.

THAILAND

18-19

WHERE IN THE WORLD

A common road side scene of fish

coated in salt, stuffed with herbs +

grilled over charcoal.

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Mae Hong Son

MYANMAR

Golden Triangle

Mae Sai

Pai

Chiang Rai

Chiang Dao

Chiang Mai

Lamphun

Nan

Lampang Phrae

OTHER

Luang Prabang

LAOS

VIENTIANE

VIETNAM

YANGON

ANDAMAN SEA

Sukhothai

Uthai Thani

THAILAND

Phitsanalouk

Kanchanaburi

Khao Sok

Ayuthaya

National Park

River Kwai Rose Garden

BANGKOK

Pattaya

Cha-am

Hua Hin

Rayong

Sam Roi Yot

National Park

Ubon Rathathani

Trat

Surin

PHNOM PENH

Siem Reap

CAMBODIA

Sarasin Bridges

to mainland

Mai Kao Beach

Nai Yang Beach

Nai Thon Beach

Bang Tao Beach

Kamala Beach

Phuket

International

Airport

PHUKET

Maphrao Bay

Kung Bay

Po

Bay

Cape Yabu

Sapan Bay

Koh Maphrao

Yai

Khao Sok National Park

Khao Lak

Surat Thani

Phang Nga

Phuket

Krabi

Koh Racha Koh

Phi Phi

Chumphon

Koh Tao

Koh Phangan

Koh Samui

Koh Chang

GULF OF

THAILAND

Ho Chi Minh City

Patong Beach

Karon Beach

Kata Beach

Kata Noi Beach

Nai Harn Beach

Promthep

Cape

Phuket City

Chalong

Bay

Rawai Beach

Koh Siray

Phuket Bay

Cape Panwa

Koh Lanta

WHEN TO GO WHERE

Thailand is a big country + seasons, temperatures + humidity levels vary

from the far north to the far south. Essentially there are three seasons;

March to May is hot; the rainy season is from June to October; the cool

season is from November to February. The mean temperature is 27.4ºC,

the mean humidity is 75.3% + the mean annual rainfall is 1705.8 mm.

Phuket + Koh Samui boast a tropical climate with an average temperature

of 30˚C. It has two predominant weather conditions: In Phuket it is clear

+ sunny November to April + the rainy season is between May to October.

The seasons are opposite in Koh Samui.

Temperatures in the mountainous north (Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai + Mae

Hong Son) during the December to February period can get quite chilly in

the evenings + warmer clothing is recommended.

FESTIVALS

Songkran Water Festival (Thai New Year): 12-16 April 2018 - Many shops

+ businesses will close for part or all of this period, however department

stores + shopping centres remain open. Great fun, but be prepared to get

very very wet! People may start celebrating a day or two earlier in some

regions.

Loy Krathong: 23-24 November 2018 - One of the most beautiful of Thai

festivals. Shops are open as normal.

CHRISTMAS + NEW YEAR

Some hotels featured in this brochure may have a compulsory surcharge

for Gala Dinners served on Christmas Eve / Day, New Year’s Eve or other

special local festivals. Please ask your travel agent to check if this applies to

the hotel you have chosen.

GETTING AROUND

Thailand has a well-developed transport system enabling easy access to

areas of the country.

Bangkok’s BTS Skytrain - air-conditioned elevated light rail system

+ interlinking MRT Subway system offers a quick + easy way of getting

around. (See map on p.15 Skytrain + Subway routes on the Bangkok city

map.)

Rail link from/to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport doesn't directly interlink

with Skytrain/Subway so more convenient to use road transportation.

Phuket - local non-metered transportation service operates along

Patong,Karon, Kata, Kamala + Bangtao Beach areas using covered utes

with bench seating called ‘Tuk Tuks’ or ‘songthaews’. In other areas,

many hotels operate shuttle services to the main tourist areas.

Koh Samui - non-metred ‘songthaew’ transportation between the

main beaches of Koh Samui + also air-conditioned taxis.

Chiang Mai songthaews are available as are taxis, but meters are rarely

used, so best to agree on a fare first!

Private cars, jeeps + motorbikes are available for hire in Phuket + Koh

Samui. Private cars, jeeps + motorbikes are available for hire –check they

have proper + full insurance as most don’t! If asked to leave your passport

as surety - walk away + find somewhere more reputable.

HOTELS + TOURING

Via our partners, we have access to an extensive range of hotels

+ touring throughout Thailand. If what you are looking for is not

featured in this brochure, please ask your Travel Agent, as in most

cases we will be able to assist.

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E X P E R I E N C E S 5

NO JOURNEY IS LIKE ANOTHER

BE CURIOUS + FIND YOUR OWN VENTURE.

We pride ourselves on developing relationships with a network of local travel providers +

hotels throughout the world in order to deliver a personalised travel experience. We organise

everything from airfares, accommodation, transfers to local guides, activities + experiences.

CENTARA GRAND BEACH RESORT PHUKET, P. 35

We are the resource to engage you, the traveller, into a seamless process encompassing the full

circle - from the inspiration to the planning, to booking + all the way to the return home. We

want to help create memorable experiences that fulfil your expectations.

Along with a selection of our favourite hotels, we have designed immersive itineraries that

are unique to Thailand - whether it is hiking through the forest in Northern Thailand to stay

overnight in a traditional Karen village, cruising to the River Kwai on a colonial style river

cruise, or staying in a luxury boutique jungle camp surrounded by mountains in the Khao Sok

National Park.

ICON-IC STYLES

HOLIDAY INN RESORT PHI PHI ISLANDI, P.40

FAMILY + FRIENDS

Perfect destination

for a great

family holiday

with a range

of attractions,

abundance of food,

beaches + parks,

together with a rich

cultural heritage.

ROMANCE

Romantic

experiences in

Thailand are many

- from rooftop

cocktails in vibrant

Bangkok to dinner

for two set up on a

beach at one of the

island resorts.

WELLNESS

For the ultimate

indulgence in

relaxation +

rejuvenation,

take time out to

pamper yourself in

one of the stylish +

luxurious day spas

in Thailand.

LUXURY

WATER-LIFE

When only the Turquoise waters

best will do, + white sand

Thailand offers curved bays with

five star resorts, some of the most

suberb amenities scenic beaches in

+ personalised the world. Relax +

attention to enjoy snorkelling,

ensure your stay is diving, swimming +

memorable. kayaking.

THE SAROJIN KHAO LAK, P.42

VILLAS

AVAILABLE

This icon depicts where a hotel or

resort, in addition to normal room style

accommodation, offers one or more

private villas or pool villas. Villa guests

access all offered resort facilities, yet

enjoy the privacy, space + exclusivity of

a private villa.

VILLAS

This icon depicts all-villa properties -

usually a number of private pool villas,

within a complex. Villas may range from

1 up to 5 bedrooms, depending on the

property. Some villas complex’ may offer

resort facilities like resort pool, spa +

restaurant, but many do not.

ACCOMMODATION RATING

Our own grading system helps you find the accommodation or tour that best suits your needs + budget.

THE SHORE AT KATATHANI, P. 35

4 4 4 STANDARD - Pleasant accommodation with limited facilities. Many feature cafes,

restaurants + bars.

4 4 4 4 SUPERIOR - Quality accommodation, a wide range of facilities + a high standard of

service.

4 4 4 4 4 DELUXE - Luxury accommodation with the highest standards of service + facilities.

ACTIVITY GRADE

Our walking+cycling tours have been graded to help you judge the level of activity.

EASY

Walking trips : 3-4 hours with a little elevation gain of between 100m to 200m. Cycling trips are based on 32km

per day. You do not need to b e a dedicated rider with major fitness.

MODERATE

Walking trips: 6 hours on uneven trails, for people with average fitness who have some hiking experience.

Cycling trips are based on 48km per day or more. No days are extreme.

CURATED EXPERIENCES

Talk to your Travel Agent or call if you want help in creating your own venture.

RAILAY BEACH, KRABI, P.43

Want to extend a tour, upgrade accommodation or tweak an itinerary to make it your own? Our Travel

Specialists can work within your budget + dates to help create your perfect trip.

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THAILAND

AO NANG

LOVES

BANGLAMPHU - IN BANGKOK'S OLD TOWN + NAMED AFTER THE

LAMPHU TREES THAT ONCE LINED THE AREA'S MANY CANALS - IS A

FABULOUS PLACE TO SOURCE OLD STYLE THAI STREET FOOD.

LOY KRATHONG - THAILAND'S "FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS" IS HELD ON

23 NOVEMBER THIS YEAR, WHEN RESPECT IS PAID TO THE WATER

GODDESS BY RELEASING BEAUTIFUL LOTUS SHAPED RAFTS

DECORATED WITH CANDLES, INCENSE + FLOWERS ONTO WATER,

RIVER + OCEAN.

KAYAKING - QUIETLY DOWN NARROW WATERAYS IN THE SHADE OF

MANGROVES ON THE NORTHERN PART OF KOH YAO YAI.

A LONG BOAT RIDE IN KRABI - FROM AO NANG TO TONSAI BEACH,

RAILAY BEACH AND PHRA NANG - SOME OF THE MOST PICTURE

PERFECT BEACHES YOU WILL EVER SEE!

DRIVE AROUND KOH SAMUI - IT TAKES LITTLE MORE THAN AN

HOUR - DELIGHTFULLY WINDING THROUGH COCONUT PLANTATIONS,

COLOURFUL FISHING VILLAGES + QUAINT TOWNS.

WAT PRATHAT DOI SUTHEP - IN CHIANG MAI, IN A STUNNING

LOCAITON PERCHED ON A NEARBY MOUNTAIN OVERLOOKING THE

CITY.

Thailand truly has it all - a magnificent

kingdom rich in history, natural beauty

+ unique culture. Ancient architecture + rich

cultural history can be explored in the many

temples + palaces in Bangkok, known as the

City of Angels. The two coastlines in the south

- the Gulf of Thailand + the Andaman Sea - have

spectacular tropical islands + white sand beaches

for those wanting to relax, unwind + rejuvenate.

To the north is the lush green + ancient city of

Chiang Mai, famous for its night markets, or

explore into the mountainous interior. From

trekking through jungles + hills discovering the

hilltribes of northern Thailand, learning how to

make a delicious curry at a cooking school, or

experiencing being a rice farmer for the day - we

hope to inspire you to venture further.

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EXPERIENCE

Extended touring

+ All prices based on per adult, twin share/low season rates. Terms + conditions apply, (please refer to page 55).

Journey to the

"Dawn of Happiness"

Sukhothai

from $756 +

3 DAYS | 2 NIGHTS EX BANGKOK

MODE INDEPENDENT

Experience historic Sukhothai - ancient capital

for 200 years, now considered to be the cradle

of the Thai nation + foundation place of Thai

culture.

DAY 1: BANGKOK-UTHAI THANI-SUKHOTHAI

Drive north to the heart of rural Thailand, Uthai

Thani on the Saksekrang River. Visit a local

market on the banks of Sakae Krang River &

then onto Wat Chantaram (Wat Thasung), an

impressive temple with Crystal Hall & Golden

Grand Shrine. Take a Rice Barge cruise + observe

life along the Sakraekrang River, with lunch on

board. Proceed to Sukhothai, considered the

birthplace of Thai culture. Dinner is at your

hotel, the Legendha Sukhothai Resort, with a

Sukhothai Classical show. (L D)

DAY 2: SUKHOTHAI After breakfast, visit an

interesting ecofarm, "The Organic Agriculture

Project" where you can see the method for

planting rice + other agricultural pursuits. After

an organic lunch, drive to UNESCO listed

Sukhothai Historical Park + admire beautiful

standing Buddha statues as you explore the

many ruined temples + monasteries. (B L D)

DAY 3: DEPART SUKHOTHAI After breakfast,

transfer to Sukhothai airport. (B)

NOTE: Departure air ticket from Sukhothai not

included.

INCLUDES 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

DEPARTS daily, all year

North Thailand

Overland Tour

from $1,095 +

5 DAYS | 4 NIGHTS EX BANGKOK

MODE INDEPENDENT

Travel through the heart of Thailand into the

Northern Lanna Kingdom.

DAY 1: BANGKOK-AYUTTHAYA-UTHAI

THANI-PHITSANALOUK Drive north to the

historic capital of Ayutthaya + visit the ancient

ruins. Continue to Uthai Thani, rarely visited

by foreigners + visit the impressive temple Wat

Chantaram. Continue to Phitsanalouk. Visit the

shrine of Wat Mahathat, home to Thailand’s most

beautiful Buddha image. (L D)

DAY 2: PHITSANALOUK-SUKHOTHAI-

CHIANG MAI Drive to UNESCO World Heritage

Site Sukhothai Historical Park + explore the many

ruined temples, then continue to Chiang Mai.

This evening, taste the Northern dish ‘Khao Soy’ +

explore the Night Bazaar. (B L D)

DAY 3: CHIANG MAI Drive up the mountain by

local ‘songthaew’, along a dirt track to visit the

White Hmong hill tribe village. Visit the Wat Phra

That Doi Suthep temple, with spectacular views

of Chiang Mai + surroundings, along with the

Sankamphaeng handicraft district. (B L D)

DAY 4: CHIANG MAI-CHIANG RAI Visit an

orchid farm + elephant camp before continuing

to Chiang Rai, travelling through spectacular

mountain scenery. (B L D)

DAY 5: CHIANG RAI-MAE SAI-GOLDEN

TRIANGLE-CHIANG RAI Drive to Mae Sai,

Thailand’s northernmost town on the Myanmar

border. Continue to the renowned Golden

Triangle where the Ruak + Mekong Rivers meet.

Enjoy views over Myanmar, Laos, Thailand + the

mighty Mekong River. Proceed to Chiang Rai

Airport, where your tour ends. (B L)

NOTE: Departure air ticket from Chiang Rai not

included. Superior accommodation option available

at extra cost.

INCLUDES 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

DEPARTS daily, all year

South Thailand

Overland Tour

from $1,525 +

5 DAYS | 4 NIGHTS EX BANGKOK

MODE INDEPENDENT

Journey by road into southern Thailand, to

Phuket, Thailand’s premier beach destination,

experiencing the natural beauty along the way.

DAY 1: BANGKOK–HUA HIN Cross the Chao

Phraya River to Thonburi, passing salt farms

being harvested, then onto Damnern Saduak,

to explore the floating market. Drive on to

Phetchaburi for lunch, then to Cha Am, stopping

at Phra Nakhon Kiri Palace + Marukhathaywan

Palace, built of golden teak wood. (L D)

DAY 2: HUA HIN-CHUMPHON Travel to the

fishing village of Pran Buri + through the Sam

Roi Yod (Three Hundred Peaks) National Park

+ ascend the 395 steps to the top of "Mirror

Mountain" with its small monastery overlooking

a small harbour + beach. After a seafood lunch,

continue south to Chumphon. (B L D)

DAY 3: CHUMPHON-KRABI Depart for Surat

Thani, visiting Phra Borommathat Chaiya, the

Mahayanan style stupa of Phra Borommathat

Chaiya built around 757. Continue to the weaving

village of “Baan Phumriang”, famous for its

exquisitely coloured cloth call “Phumriang Silk”.

After lunch, drive to Southwest National Park at

Ao Luk - Krabi. (B L D)

DAY 4: KRABI One full day free – opportunity

to relax on Ao Nang’s beautiful beach or

maybe visit nearby islands or perhaps explore

mangroves by kayak. (B D)

DAY 5: KRABI-PHUKET Visit the Shell

Cemetery then cruise across spectacular Phang

Nga Bay with its awesome limestone karsts.

Stop at James Bond Island, then onto a Muslim

fishing village, built entirely on stilts over the

water. After lunch, enjoying the striking scenery

from the terrace of Phang Nga Resort, before

continuing onto Phuket. (B L)

INCLUDES 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

DEPARTS daily, all year

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Lanna Kindom - the

Road Less Travelled

from $1,352 +

4 DAYS | 3 NIGHTS EX CHIANG MAI

MODE INDEPENDENT

Explore the legend of the Lanna Kingdom.

Drive beautiful mountain roads, ride a horse

drawn carriage in ancient Lampang, once

capital of the Lanna Kingdom. See Old ‘Teak

Mansions’ in Phrae featuring traditional Lanna

architecture + visit the unseen province of Nan,

steeped in history.

DAY 1: CHIANG MAI-LAMPANG-PHRAE

Drive to Lampang + explore the historic city

by traditional horse drawn carriage. After

lunch, continue to Phrae to see traditional Thai

architecture. Visit the revered reclining Buddha at

Wat Phra Non + Vongburi House Museum. (L D)

DAY 2: PHRAE-NAN Explore Phrae, visiting

Visit Wat Phra That Cho Hae, an ancient +

revered royal temple built during the Sukhothai

period. Head north to the Phae Muang Phi Forest

Park, then continue to Nan, stopping at "Baan

Boonyuen" village to see the Malbri tribe. After

lunch, arrive in Nan + explore the city. In the

evening, enjoy stunning panoramic views over

Nan. On the hilltop at Wat Phra That Noi, see

the towering Buddha statue which overlooks

downtown + surrounding areas. (B L D)

DAY 3: NAN-BO KLUA Drive up the mountain

by local ‘songthaew’, along a dirt track to visit the

White Hmong hill tribe village. Visit the Wat Phra

That Doi Suthep temple, with spectacular views

of Chiang Mai + surroundings, along with the

Sankamphaeng handicraft district. (B L D)

DAY 4: BO KLUA-NONG BUA-PHAYAO-

CHIANG RAI-CHIANG MAI Visit Nong Bua

village to see the beautiful temple with its

stunning Thai Lue murals, the local silk + cotton

cooperative weaving sheds then continue to

Chiang Rai, stopping at Phayao’s magnificent

lake for lunch. Return to Chiang Mai enjoying

spectacular scenery along the way. (B L)

INCLUDES 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

DEPARTS daily, all year

Mekhala Legendary

River Cruise

from $1,392 +

3 DAYS | 2 NIGHTS EX BANGKOK

MODE CRUISING (Minimum 2 persons)

There’s no finer way to explore Thailand’s

“River of Kings”. Cruise in comfort in 6

well-appointed aircon. cabins with king size

double bunks, cushioned sofa (converts to 3rd

bunk), dressing table, ample locker space +

private shower room + toilet. Cabins give an

impression of luxurious comfort with richly

varnished timber walls. Up on deck there’s

undercover + outdoor areas with chairs +

cushions.

DAY 1: BANGKOK–PATHUMTANI After being

collected from your hotel, join your Mekhala

Cruise + head north along the Chao Praya River,

passing spectacular riverside landmarks along

the way. Dock at Pathumthani local market to

explore the local lifestyle + later, continue to Wat

Kai Tia to moor for the night. Dinner + overnight

Mekhala Cruise. (D)

DAY 2: PATHUMTANI–AYUTHAYA–BANG

PA IN Depart early morning + cruise to Wat

Sala Daeng for a village walking tour to explore

this authentic Mon village. Talk with the local

people + learn some local Mon wisdom. After

breakfast on board, continue to Bang Pa In to

visit Bang Pa In Palace. As you lunch on board,

cruise to the historical city of Ayuthaya passing

ancient landmarks along the river. Moor at

Wat Nivesthamprawat for an overnight stop +

explore this unique Buddhist Monastery. Dinner +

overnight Mekhala Cruise. (B L D)

DAY 3: BANG PA IN–KOH KRED–BANGKOK

Cruise south to Koh Kred, enjoying the peaceful

river scenery. Disembark on arrival to explore the

local Mon community. Cruise around the island

as you lunch + continue your journey back to

Bangkok, concluding with a transfer back to your

hotel. (B L)

INCLUDES 2 breakfast, 2 lunch, 2 dinners

DEPARTS daily, all year

RV River Kwai

Cruise

from $1,440 +

4 DAYS | 3 NIGHTS EX BANGKOK

MODE CRUISING

RV River Kwai is a newly built colonial style

river cruiser, carrying a maximum of 20

passengers in 10 teakwood cabins. Every

morning + afternoon, land excursions are

offered to visit attractions along the river.

DAY 1: BANGKOK–KANCHANABURI–BAN

KAO Depart to Kanchanaburi, stopping at Phra

Pathom Chedi, Khao Noi Cave Temple, JEATH

War Museum + Wat Tham Khaopoon. Embark

RV River Kwai with lunch on board. Afternoon at

leisure. (L D)

DAY 2: BAN KAO–SAI YOK Cruise up the

Kwai Noi River, visiting Prasat Muang Singh, +

the historical park with its Khmer architecture.

Continue to Tha Kilen Train Station to board

the 3rd class train, passing over the long wooden

viaduct. Stop at Krasae Cave then continue to Sai

Yok Elephant Village. (B L D)

DAY 3: SAI YOK–SAI YOK YAI–BAN HIN DAD

Visit Kaeng Lava Cave before returning to the

boat to cruise upriver to Ban Haad Ngiu. Drive

to Hell Fire Pass, site of the Australian War

Memorial + Museum commemorating where the

Death Railway cut through the mountain. Rejoin

the boat at Kaeng Pa Lorm with the afternoon at

leisure. Later visit a boarding school for refugee

children. (B L D)

DAY 4: BAN HIN DAD–KANCHANABURI -

BANGKOK An early start to make food offerings

to monks at a nearby temple. After breakfast,

disembark + drive to Kanchanaburi, visiting

the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre Museum,

Donrak War Cemetery + the world-famous bridge

over the River Kwai. After lunch, it’s back to

Bangkok, arriving late afternoon. (B L)

INCLUDES 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

DEPARTS every 1st + 3rd Monday 01-30

Apr + 01 Aug 18-31 Mar 19

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T H A I L A N D \ Experiences 9

EXPERIENCE

Homestays + Hilltribes

A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO

GET CLOSE TO ORDINARY

THAI PEOPLE IN THEIR

HOMES + COMMUNITIES

+ LEARN ABOUT THEIR

CULTURE + WAY OF LIFE.

+ All prices based on per adult, twin share/low season rates. Terms + conditions apply, (please refer to page 55).

Homestay Explorer + Royal

Agricultural Project

from $616 +

2 DAYS | 1 NIGHT BANGKOK-BANGKOK

MODE CYCLING GRADE MODERATE

See first-hand the royally sponsored projects being developed to improve

the lives of farming families that aim to safeguard the environment.

DAY 1: BANGKOK-BANG PA IN-BAN KO KERD (10kms) Transfer for the

train to Bang Pa-In, then take a tuk tuk to tour the Summer Palace, set in vast

landscaped gardens. Visit Wat Nivet located on a small river island - then

continue by long-tail boat along Chao Phraya River to the community of

Ban Ko Kerd. Lunch at your riverside homestay. Cycle to Ko Kerd Royal Folk

Arts + Crafts Centre, which promotes traditional farming methods + selfsufficiency.

This project emphasises organic farming techniques to protect

the environment + health of farmers. Return to your homestay with time to

relax before helping prepare dinner. (L D)

DAY 2: BAN KO KERD-AYUTTHAYA-BANGKOK (25kms) Rise early + join

locals offering food to monks on their morning alms round. After breakfast,

set off by bike along back roads + through small villages towards Ayutthaya.

Lunch at a local restaurant + continue to Ayutthaya, before your transfer

back to Bangkok. (B L)

INCLUDES 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

DEPARTS daily, all year

The Karen Experience

from $275 +

2 DAYS | 1 NIGHT CHIANG MAI-CHIANG MAI

MODE TREKKING GRADE EASY

This trip introduces you to North Thailand’s Karen people + their

fascinating culture. You’ll enjoy an overnight in a traditional village, taste

great food, hike through forest + experience a bamboo raft trip on the

Wang River.

DAY 1: CHIANG MAI-KAREN VILLAGE Depart early by local songthaew

truck, stopping at a local market for supplies. Continue to the starting point

+ hike 50 minutes to a Hmong hill tribe village, then another 50 minutes

down the mountain for lunch at a local restaurant. Continue trekking for 90

minutes through forest to a waterfall for swimming + relaxation, then it’s a

40 minute walk to your overnight stop at a Karen village. Explore the village

whilst dinner is prepared or help with the cooking. After dinner, learn a little

Karen, then it’s time to relax + have an early night – village style. (L D)

DAY 2: KAREN VILLAGE–CHIANG MAI After breakfast it’s a 4 hr walk to

another Karen village, stopping at a waterfall enroute for relaxing, swimming

+ enjoying nature. Your guide will prepare a delicious lunch – jungle style.

Afterwards, drive to a small camp for a 45 minute bamboo rafting trip on the

Wang River, then it’s back on your local songthaew truck for the drive back

to Chiang Mai.(B L)

INCLUDES 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

DEPARTS daily, all year

Tribal Culture + Elephants

from $621 +

3 DAYS | 2 NIGHTS CHIANG MAI-CHIANG MAI

MODE TREKKING GRADE MODERATE

This trip has everything! Trekking through forest, past waterfalls + villages, overnighting at a

traditional Karen village + getting your hands dirty with a couple of hours work at an interesting

Royal Agricultural Project ahead of a relaxing bamboo raft trip + an unforgettable elephant

encounter at Tong Bai Elephant Foundation.

DAY 1: CHIANG MAI-KAREN VILLAGE An early pick-up by local songtheaw truck to the start point

of the trek. Hike to a waterfall for a swim + rest, then through forest for 2 hrs to the Karen Village Baan

Huai Hoi for lunch. Then it’s a 2 hr walk, via another waterfall, to your homestay for the night, Karen

village Baan Huai Lip. (L D)

DAY 2: KAREN VILLAGE–MAE WIN After breakfast, visit the local Royal Project + help the villagers

tend their vegetables. Walk to the Karen village of Baan Mae Sapok, stopping at a waterfall enroute for

a swim + relaxation, where your guide will prepare a delicious lunch – jungle style. Then drive to a small

camp for a 45 minute bamboo rafting trip on the Wang River. Continue by songthaew truck to Mae

Win + your accommodation at Mae Win Guesthouse. (B L D)

DAY 3: MAE WIN–CHIANG MAI Visit Mae Sapok waterfall for a swim + hike before being welcomed to

Tong Bai Elephant Foundation, a sanctuary for old + sick elephants. Meet the elephants close up + feed

them (no riding) then after lunch, it’s a trek to the river for elephant (and you) bath time. You’ll receive

a certificate of participation from the foundation, ahead of the drive back to Chiang Mai. (B L)

INCLUDES 2 breakfast, 3 lunches, 2 dinner; donation to the Tong Bai Foundation.

DEPARTS Mon + Thu, all year

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EXPERIENCE

Cycling

Colours of Ayuthaya by Bike

from $136^ | BANGKOK

GRADE EASY

Transfer from Bangkok to Ayuthaya + after a

quick bike fitting, set off on your relaxed journey

through idyllic villages + past rice paddies. Visit

a local school (if open) to interact with the

children + continue to Phaniat Royal Elephant

Kraal. After a riverside Thai lunch, ride into

Ayuthaya historical park to explore the complex

of temple ruins + local markets within its

boundaries. Views of the reclining Buddha give

some great photo opportunities. A great day out

to exercise + see some of Thailand’s rich cultural

highlights.

DURATION approx 7 hrs (includes lunch)

DEPARTS daily, all year

Chinatown by Bike

from $65^ | BANGKOK

GRADE EASY

Begin at a boisterous Chinatown street market

+ local temple then cross the Chao Phraya

River, visiting lesser known temples + markets.

Stop at the tranquil Princess Mother Memorial

Park with its quaint museum before riding

to Santa Cruz Catholic Church to taste their

traditional dessert, from a recipe passed down

for generations. Continue to the Temple of

the Dawn. Those with the nerve can climb its

steep stairs for a fantastic view of the temple +

river life. The ride is a gentle 15km, on most flat

tarmac + concrete + is a perfect family outing.

DURATION approx 6 hrs

DEPARTS AM, daily, all year

Colours of Bangkok by Bike

from $86^ | BANGKOK

GRADE EASY

It’s truly believed that a bicycle tour is one

of the best ways to experience a destination.

This cycling tour takes you around an area of

Bangkok where you will pass through coconut +

banana plantations + on routes that see minimal

traffic. This experience is suitable for all levels of

fitness. NOTE: Minimum 2 persons

DURATION approx 4 hrs

DEPARTS AM + PM, daily, all year

Khao Yai Wine Trails Bike Ride

from $510 +

Bangkok Jungle Tour by

Bicycle

from $65^ | BANGKOK

GRADE EASY

Cross the Chao Phraya River + discover a

wilderness of local waterways + jungle - a

time warp to the Bangkok of old. Cycle along

quiet paths + minor roads, passing waterways,

temples, local houses + markets. Visit a 250-yearold

Ayutthaya style temple with sweeping teak

roof + if on a weekend, also visit a quaint floating

market. This 25 km ride is very easy with no hills

+ suitable for anyone who can ride a bike.

DURATION approx 5 hrs

DEPARTS AM, daily, all year

2 DAYS | 1 NIGHT BANGKOK-BANGKOK

MODE CYCLING GRADE EASY

This short escape brings you to Thailand's new wine area next to Khao Yai National park, to the

north-east of Bangkok + sitting at an elevation of 350m. Khao Yai National Park is UNESCO listed

+ Thailand's oldest nature sanctuary. The rolling hills + temperate climate makes this ideal for

cycling. This wonderful tour combines the best bicycle trails with wine tasting + delicious Thai

food, as well as a little adventure.

DAY 1: BANGKOK-KHAO YAI An early departure to Khao Yai National Park, home to over 2,000

species of vegetation + more than 300 species of birds + animals. Stop at various viewpoints + take a

short jungle trek to Heo Naraok waterfall. Continue to the charming Cabbages + Condoms Resort +

enjoy a light lunch. Ride through patchwork countryside + through the vineyards for tastings + a wine

making facilities tour. Return to your resort. (L D)

DAY 2: KHAO YAI-BANGKOK Wake up surrounded by limestone mountains + nature at its best. After

breakfast, ride trails through the valleys to Hornbill Restaurant, part of the Khao Yai Winery Estate.

Savour a mouth-watering Thai lunch + glass of wine before riding back to your resort to relax, ahead of

your drive back to Bangkok. (B L)

INCLUDES 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

DEPARTS Tue + Sat, all year

NEED TO KNOW

Roads are in excellent condition, with a few ups + downs. Generally, the riding is relatively undemanding. On

Day 2 there are some off road sections + steeper ups + downs, which can be handled by most people. This tour

has been designed for the discerning traveller who enjoys countryside, likes to ride + has a penchant for good

wine + food.

t: 1300 303 343


Khao Yai Trekking

from $427 +

2 DAYS | 1 NIGHT BANGKOK-BANGKOK

MODE TREKKING GRADE EASY

DAY 1: BANGKOK-KHAO YAI Early departure

to Nakorn Nayok + a short walk through the

morning market. Experience riding on an ox-cart

passing mountains + rice fields. Continue to

Khao Yai National Park’s biggest waterfall "Heaw

Narok". Lunch at a local restaurant, then trek on

an elephant into the jungle whilst crossing gently

flowing creeks. Continue to your hotel. After

dinner, take a Night Spotlighting Tour, where you

may see deer, civets, owls, porcupines, snakes,

binturongs, small cats + elephants. (L D)

DAY 2: KHAO YAI-BANGKOK Enjoy a day at

leisure to explore the surrounding jungle. At 3pm

you will start your journey back to Bangkok. (B L)

INCLUDES 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

DEPARTS daily, all year

EXPERIENCE

Trekking + Soft Adventure

T H A I L A N D \ Experiences 11

^ All prices based on per adult, minimum 2 persons. Child prices on request. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

+ All prices based on per adult, twin share/low season rates. Terms + conditions apply, (please refer to page 55).

Khao Sok Tree

House Jungle Safari

from $1,046 +

3 DAYS | 2 NIGHTS EX PHUKET |

KRABI | KHAO LAK

MODE TREKKING GRADE EASY

DAY 1: PHUKET | KRABI | KHAO LAK-KHAO

SOK NP Early morning departure transfer to

Khao Sok. After lunch check into your private

Tree House. Later, take an easy jungle walk or an

exhilarating elephant trek. Other options include

a guided canoe trip or floating on inner tubes

down the Klong Sok River. (L D)

NOTE: Tree houses are high in the jungle canopy.

(Basic room with double bed, mosquito net, fan, private

toilet + cold water shower).

DAY 2: RAJA PHRABA LAKE A 2hr drive takes

you to Raja Phraba Lake for a boat trip. Check

into the floating raft house + after lunch, take

a short jungle hike, followed by a bamboo raft

journey. (B L D)

DAY 3: RAJA PHRABA LAKE– PHUKET |

KRABI | KHAO LAK Enjoy an early morning

canoe trip to experience the local wildlife, before

breakfast + relaxation time. After lunch, journey

back to your hotel. (B L) NOTE: Floating raft

houses are on the lake deep in isolated jungle. (Basic

room with double mattress, mosquito net + shared

toilet/shower).

INCLUDES 2 breakfast, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

DEPARTS daily, all year

Mountain Trek

Adventure + Hilltribe

Experience

from $589 + (Minimum 2 persons)

3 DAYS | 2 NIGHTS EX CHIANG MAI

MODE TREKKING GRADE MODERATE

DAY 1: CHIANG MAI–LAHU OUTPOST Depart

by local songthaew to Lisu Lodge, then on to

nearby Hmong Pha Miengvillage where your

trek begins. Continue up the mountain to the

Red Lahu village of Pha Daeng then trek along

the ridge to the Lahu village Kup Kap. Time

to explore + then overnight at Lahu Outpost

(dormitory with basic amenities provided). (L D)

DAY 2: LAHU OUTPOST–LISU LODGE Trek to

Huay Sadhan waterfall, then river rafting. Return

to Lisu Lodge stopping for a picnic lunch at a

tea plantation. Later, visit local herbal gardens +

stop for a cup of tea at the local shaman’s house.

Choose from a variety of afternoon activities.

Enjoy dinner with a traditional Lisu dance

demonstration. (B L D)

DAY 3: LISU LODGE–CHIANG MAI Your choice

of a bike tour; steam bath; massage or ox cart ride

to the village of Baan Pang Mai Daeng about 1 hr

away. After lunch at the lodge, return to Chiang

Mai by local songthaew truck. (B L)

INCLUDES 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

DEPARTS daily, all year

Soft Adventure at

Doi Angkhang

from $880 + (Minimum 2 persons)

3 DAYS | 2 NIGHTS EX CHIANG MAI

MODE TREKKING GRADE EASY

DAY 1: CHIANG MAI-CHIANG DAO-DOI

ANGKHANG Travel north to Chiang Dao

Elephant Camp, then an exhilarating elephant

trek through local jungle to a remote Lisu Hill

Tribe village. Lunch at a local restaurant + drive

uphill to the Royal Angkhang Agricultural Station

Project. (L D)

DAY 2: DOI ANGKHANG Drive to the Muser

Hilltribe at Khob Dong Village, which has a

spectacular viewpoint. Continue 4kms to Nor

Lae village (Thai-Burma border), occupied by the

Pa-Hrong Hill tribe who are of Burmese descent

+ have their own language + culture. After lunch,

walk uphill through beautiful mountain scenery

+ enjoy spectacular views into Burma. At Baan

Khum, experience mule riding in the jungle,

before returning to the Royal Angkhang Project.

(B L D)

DAY 3: DOI ANGKHANG-CHIANG MAI After

breakfast, the morning at leisure or use the time

to do some optional mountain biking or trekking.

Depart back to Chiang Mai early afternoon. (B)

INCLUDES 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

DEPARTS daily, all year

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Jungle Lake Safari at Khao Sok

National Park

from $553 +

3 DAYS | 2 NIGHT EX PHUKET | KHAO LAK

MODE CAMPING (MINIMUM 2 PERSONS) GRADE EASY

Luxury boutique jungle camp combining the idea of African national parks with Thai

rainforest. Khao Sok Luxury Tent Camp is surrounded by mountains in the most

beautiful part of Khao Sok National Park.

DAY 1: PHUKET | KHAO LAK–KHAO SOK NATIONAL PARK Enjoy the scenic drive

to Khao Sok National Park, stopping for a break at the stunning Khao Lak view point.

Continue to Tsunami Memorial Park before arriving in Khao Sok to observe + experience

the life of local elephants (no riding). See elephants bathing, feeding + playing with their

mahouts. Get to meet a group of polite monkeys at the Monkey Cave Temple. After

lunch, discover the park’s rainforest flora + fauna by canoeing along a gentle river. (L D)

DAY 2: KHAO SOK NATIONAL PARK Wake up to the sounds of nature + birds calling.

After breakfast, travel to Cheow Lan Lake by long-tail boat, passing scenic Rajjaprabha

Dam. After trekking in the rainforest + crossing the narrow part of the lake by boat, arrive

at Coral Cave + marvel at the coral-like stalagmites. After lunch at a floating restaurant,

there’s time to relax, swim + canoe. Return by long-tail boat. (B L D)

DAY 3: KHAO SOK NATIONAL PARK-PHUKET | KHAO LAK After breakfast, explore

the jungle on foot - a great opportunity to explore rainforest ecology. See exotic plants,

tropical hardwood trees with huge roots, orchids, palms + much more. Return to camp

for lunch, before the drive back to Phuket or Khao Lak. (B L)

INCLUDES 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners + accommodation in luxury safari tent

with comfortable beds, reading lights + private bathroom. Tent doors + windows have

mosquito nets + canvas flaps.

DEPARTS daily, all year

Flight of the Gibbon Treetop

Adventure

from $162^ | BANGKOK

from $169^ | CHIANG MAI

GRADE EASY

High in the tree tops of a pristine national park,

you'll glide through kilometres of jungle canopy

along thrilling wire zip-lines, scenic sky bridges +

adrenaline-inducing abseils. NOTE: Not suitable

for children below 6 years old or 100cm in

height; guests must be at least 30 kg + not more

than 125 kg.

Bangkok: guests must make their own way to

the centrally located departure point.

Chiang Mai: pickup | dropoff from city hotels

is included.

DURATION approx 8 hrs

DEPARTS daily, all year

XTrem Adventures Phuket

from $125^ | PHUKET

GRADE EASY

Set within a beautiful forest with stunning vistas

as far as the eye can see. This is an experience

you’ll never forget! Venture freely from tree to

tree via a series of suspended bridges, walkways,

nets, barrels + other fun challenges. Xtrem

Adventures is based on the internationally

recognised French Adventure Park concept,

derived from military commando training

courses to create a playground for both adults +

children.

DURATION approx 4 hrs, AM | PM

DEPARTS daily, all year

The Historic Opium Trail on

Doi Poi

from $220^ | CHIANG MAI

GRADE MODERATE

Drive up the mountain to Wat Phra That Doi

Suthep, one of the most famous Buddhist

temples in Chiang Mai. Continue on to Doi Pui

Village, a Hmong community located close to

top of Doi Pui. Learn about this community’s

turbulent history with opium cultivation. Walk

around the village before meeting a local Hmong

guide for our hike to the Hmong village Ban

Mae Sa Mai in the Mae Sa Valley. The hike takes

around 6 hrs, with rest stops along the way, with

an abundance of opportunities to take photos +

enjoy the stunning views.

DURATION approx 9 hrs

DEPARTS daily, all year

t: 1300 303 343


T H A I L A N D \ Experiences 13

Thai cooking balances salty, hot,

sour + sweet – + the skills span

the country from street stalls to

fine dining restaurants. Cooking

schools have become a ‘must do’ on

everyone’s itinerary.

EXPERIENCE

Cooking Schools

Silom Thai Cooking School

from $104^ | BANGKOK

You’ll be picked up at your hotel for this culinary

experience. Be immersed in the sights, smells +

tastes of a local market, as you select the fresh

ingredients for your cooking class. Under the

supervision of your expert instructor, you will

prepare 5 delicious Thai dishes from scratch.

Vegetarian options are available too.

DURATION approx. 5 hrs AM | PM (incl.selfprepared

meal + return transfers)

DEPARTS daily, all year

^ All prices based on per adult, minimum 2 persons. Child prices on request. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

Baipai Thai Cooking School

from $112^ | BANGKOK

You’ll be picked up at your hotel + taken to Baipai

Cooking School, located in a charming Thai

style house, with wooden decor + furnishings.

You have your own cooking station in the opensided

Thai style kitchen + your fun ‘hands-on’

Thai cooking lesson will be conducted by

an experienced English speaking instructor.

Recipes + provisions are provided + of course you

get to dine on your freshly prepared Thai dishes.

DURATION approx 4 hrs, AM | PM (incl. selfprepared

meal, recipe book + return transfers)

DEPARTS Mon-Sat, all year

Thai Cooking Class @ The

Farmer Restaurant

from $151^ | KOH SAMUI

Learn the basics of Thai cooking in a casual +

informative atmosphere. Start by experiencing

the sights, smells + tastes of a local market, to

select the fresh ingredients for your class. Your

expert instructor then takes you through the

steps to create an authentic Thai appetiser,

soup, curry + delicious mango sticky rice desert,

revealing the secrets of traditional Thai Cuisine

along the way.

DURATION approx. 3 ½ hrs , AM (incl.

self-prepared meal, certificate, recipe book +

return transfers)

DEPARTS daily, all year

Pat's Home Thai Cooking

Class

from $127^ | PHUKET

Thai cuisine in one of the world's most delicious,

enhanced by fresh, explosive tastes. Pat,

originally from Bangkok, lived in California for

six years where she was chef. Now she wishes

to share her expertise + secrets in the comfort

+ exotic surroundings of her gracious home,

utilizing a western kitchen, some traditional

methods + always the freshest ingredients. The

class features a hands on approach + includes a

certificate, recipes + lunch. Enjoy the art of Thai

cooking that you can savour at home with family

+ friends.

DURATION approx. 4 hrs , AM (incl. selfprepared

lunch + return transfers)

DEPARTS Mon-Sat, all year

Chiang Mai Thai Cookery

School

from $54^ | CHIANG MAI

Established in 1993, this family cooking school is

run by Sompon + Elizabeth Nabnian. They offer

daily courses taught by Sompon, an experienced

Thai chef with an extensive knowledge of Thai

ingredients + cooking methods to share with you

at their home, in a relaxed atmosphere. A choice

of 5 different courses are offered, depending on

which day you attend + you will learn the main

techniques of Thai cooking, whichever day

chosen. The courses are completely hands on, so

you’ll prepare + cook the dishes yourself.

DURATION approx. 4 ½ hrs AM, or 6 hrs AM

(incl. self-prepared meal, recipe book + return

transfers)

DEPARTS daiy, all year

Phuket Thai Cookery School

from $127^ | PHUKET

You’ll be picked up + taken to Phuket Thai

Cookery School, nestled in the pristine beach

paradise of Siray Beach. Phuket Thai Cookery

School allows you to relax whilst learning to

cook some firm favourite Thai dishes. Recipes +

provisions are provided + you then get to enjoy

your home made delicious meal for lunch. Relax

+ enjoy Phuket Thai Cookery School’s beautiful

surroundings with stunning panoramic ocean

vistas just a stone’s throw from your kitchen.

NOTE: Children must be at least 10 years old to

participate. Minimum 2 persons.

DURATION approx. 7 ½ hours AM (incl. selfprepared

lunch, recipes, certificate + return

transfers)

DEPARTS Thu-Tue, all year

The Chiang Mai Thai Farm

Cooking School

from $72^ | CHIANG MAI

Escape from the city + learn to cook a Thai

meal whilst enjoying the relaxing non-touristy

countryside. Stop at a local market for a brief

tour + then explore the organic farm. See many

different kinds of organic herbs, vegetables +

fruit + pick some fresh ingredients to use when

preparing your Thai dishes. Each person has

their own cooking station + you’ll get to enjoy

your Thai meal on a terrace overlooking the

fishpond, with a splendid view of the farm +

nearby lush mountains.

DURATION approx. 8 hrs, AM (incl. selfprepared

meal, recipe book + return transfers)

DEPARTS daily, all year

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EXPERIENCE

Daytripping Bangkok

City + Temples Tour

Grand Palace Tour

Ayuthaya River Cruise

from $52^

from $76^

from $97^

Great introduction tour to Bangkok. Visit Wat

Trimitr, with its newly discovered Golden

Buddha; Wat Po, the most extensive temple in

Bangkok with its massive reclining Buddha +

Wat Benjamaborpit, the marble temple.

The former residence of the Kings of Bangkok.

An architectural wonder of golden stupas, with

walls + pillars encrusted in shining, colourful

mosaics. See palaces that were used for different

occasions, the Funeral Hall, the Reception Hall,

the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Royal

Guest House + the beautiful Emerald Buddha

Temple.

Travel through the countryside north of

Bangkok to the World Heritage Site of Ayuthaya,

the former capital of Thailand. Visit the glorious

ruins of the ancient capital of Ayuthaya. Also

visit the Summer Palace of King Rama V, with its

mixture of Thai + European architecture. Cruise

back to Bangkok along the Chao Phraya River on

board the beautiful Grand Pearl (or v.v.). Buffet

lunch on board.

DURATION approx 3 hrs

DEPARTS daily, all year

DURATION approx 3 hrs

DEPARTS daily, all year

DURATION approx 9 ½ hours (incl. lunch)

DEPARTS daily, all year

Rice Barge Cruise

from $48^

Enjoy the scenery + the simple life of the friendly

canal folk. First a thrilling ride by long-tailed

speedboat through the klongs (canals) of

Bangkok + Thonburi to witness local life, then

board a converted rice barge to cruise the Chao

Phraya River.

DURATION approx 4 hrs

DEPARTS daily, all year

Dinner Cruise on Loy Nava

Traditional Rice Barge

from $85^

Enjoy a superb Asian dinner on a traditional

converted Rice Barge. Slowly drifting along

the riverside of the Chao Phraya River, past the

Temple of Dawn + the Grand Palace.

DURATION approx 3½ hrs

DEPARTS daily, all year

River Kwai Tour (optional

Hellfire pass)

from $101^

Travel through scenic countryside to

Kanchanaburi, 2km from the Bridge + ‘Death

Railway’ which cost the lives of 16,000 Allied

Prisoners of War + 100,000 forced labourers

in World War II. NOTE: Private tour version

available at additional cost (from $158*),

including a visit to the Australian War Memorial

+ Museum at Hellfire Pass - a very moving

experience. Ask for details.

DURATION approx 10 hours (incl. lunch)

DEPARTS daily, all year

^ All prices based on per adult, minimum 2 persons. Child prices on request. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

t: 1300 303 343


BANGKOK

T H A I L A N D \ Bangkok 15

Colourful, vibrant, exciting ~ located

on the banks of the Chao Phraya River

~ it is a city of contrasts + an amazing

blend of old + new. It has some of the

best + biggest department stores,

shopping malls + street markets in Asia

– + there’s the mouth-watering Thai

food! Casual open-air dining, cafes +

street stalls through to elegant worldclass

restaurants, serving every cuisine

imaginable!

LOVES

GRAND PALACE, TEMPLE OF THE EMERALD

BUDDHA + WAT ARUN (TEMPLE OF DAWN)

- SHOULD NOT BE MISSED - REMEMBER TO

DRESS MODESTLY!

SUKHUMVIT SOI 36 - FOR AGREAT STREET

FOOD MARKET EVERY NIGHT, OR LESS

TOURISTY IS THE NEIGHBOURHOOD OF

SAPHAN LEUNG.

THE NETWORK OF CANALS - GLIMPSE DAILY

LIFE OF THE BANGKOK LOCALS.

CHATUCHAK WEEKEND MARKET - JJ

FOR SHORT - IT COVERS 35 ACRES WITH

THOUSANDS OF VENDORS. AVOID THE CROWDS

BY ARRIVING BEFORE 9AM OR AFTER 4PM.

TRANSFERS

ONE WAY TO BANGKOK HOTELS OR V.V.

Seat in Vehicle from|to Airport $29^

Private Vehicle from|to Airport $33^

MAP REFERENCE

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel

+ Towers

Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok

Narai Hotel

Bandara Suites Silom

Pathumwan Princess Hotel

Amari Watergate Bangkok

Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok

SO Sofitel Bangkok

MAHARAT ROAD

CHAUFE ROAD

National

Museum

Grand

Palace

Wat

Po

Wat

Suthat

CHAOPRAYA

KRUNGTHONBURI ROAD

RIVER

River City

Shopping

Centre

PHISANULAK ROAD

LANLUANG ROAD

1

ACHAROENKRUNG ROAD

SUKHATHAI ROAD

RACHAVITHI ROAD

E X P R E S S WA Y

SIPHAYA ROAD

SURAWONG ROAD

SATHORN ROAD

RAMA VI ROAD RAMA VI ROAD

Jim Thompsons

House

Siam

Paragon

Manboonkorong

Centre

Bangkok

Railway

Station

SILOM ROAD

SAWANKNALOK ROAD

5

PHAYATHAI ROAD

E X P R E S S WA Y

3

PHAYATHAI ROAD

Central

World

Central

Station

AUNGREDUNANG ROAD

SOI AREE

Siam Square

Shopping

Snake

Farm

Patpong

Market +

Shopping Area

MAKKASAN

CITY AIR

Victory TERMINAL

Monument

RACHADAMRI ROAD

NEW PETCHABURI ROAD

PLOENCHITROAD

SARASIN

Lumpini

Park

WIRELESS ROAD

RAMA IV ROAD

7 8

4

BTS SKYTRAIN SUKHUMVIT LINE

BTS SKYTRAIN SILOM LINE

MRT SUBWAY

EXPRESSWAY

AIRPORT RAIL LINE

6

Indra Market +

Shopping Area

VIPHAVADI — RANGSIT ROAD

E X P R E S S W A Y

Sukhumvit

Market +

Shopping

To Airport

ASOKE ROAD

SUKHUMVITROAD

2

RACHADA — PISEX ROAD

RAMA IX ROAD

RAMA IV ROAD

* All prices based on per adult, per night, twin share/low season rate. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

Royal Orchid Sheraton

Hotel + Towers

2 Captain Bush Lane, Siphya, Bangkok

4 4 4 4 4 from $87 a

1 FREE

On the banks of the Chao Phraya River, minutes from Bangkok’s

entertainment areas + attractions. 726 panoramic river view aircon.

rooms, 4 restaurants, 2 bars, 2 riverfront swimming pools, sauna, massage,

fitness centre, spa, tennis courts, jogging track + direct access to River

City shopping complex. Club Rooms offer Club Lounge access, with daily

breakfast 7-10am, juice, tea + coffee all-day, afternoon tea 2-4pm, cocktails

+ canapés 5.30-7.30pm + many other benefits.

BONUS - 1. EarlyBird: Book 60+ days before arrival + receive 15% discount

on room rates. All year. 2. Free scheduled shuttle boat to BTS Skytrain station

10am-10pm; free use of fitness centre, squash/tennis courts + golf driving range.

FAMILIES - 1. 2 children U/12yrs stay free when sharing existing double/double

bedding with 2 adults. 2. Deluxe Family Rooms accommodate upto 2 adults + 4

children.

HONEYMOONERS - Upgrade to Premium Deluxe Riverview Room, fruit +

flowers. NOTE: Wedding certificate required.

VFAR insight - Listed as one of the top 10 hotels for value in Asia

by Travel+Leisure, this fully renovated riverfront hotel enjoys

fantastic river views from every room. Affordable luxury.

DELUXE RIVERVIEW ROOM

POOL TERRACE

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Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok

19 Sukhumvit Road Soi 18, Bangkok

4 4 4 4 from $51 a

FREE

In the Sukhumvit Road tourist area, with easy access to the Skytrain,

Subway, shopping malls + street markets. 407 aircon. rooms, coffee shop,

Italian; Mexican; Thai; Indian restaurants, lobby lounge + bar, swimming

pool, pool bar, fitness centre, Sanctuary Wellness + Spa, massage + steam

room. Executive Floor guests access the exclusive Executive Lounge,

offering many benefits, including butler service, all day tea, coffee, soft

drinks + snacks 6am-11pm; alternate personalised breakfast 6-11am;

evening cocktails + canapés 5:30-7:30pm.

VFAR insight - Lovely renovated + extremely conveniently located

hotel offering excellent facilities + remarkable value for money.

Highly recommended.

BONUS - 1. Special reduced price for pre-purchased breakfast. 2. Free upgrade

from Superior to Deluxe. Min. 3 night stay. All year. 3. Free Bonus Nights: Stay 4, pay

3; stay 8, pay 6. 01 Apr-31 Oct 18.

FAMILIES - 1. 1 child U/12yrs stays free in rollaway bed when sharing with 2

adults (Superior + Deluxe). NOTE: Compulsory charge included for breakfast. 2.

Family Rooms accommodate 2 adults + 2 children U/16yrs in a double + bunk beds.

HONEYMOONERS + ANNIVERSARIES - Upgrade to Deluxe room, welcome

fruit + flowers.

SUPERIOR ROOM

FAMILY ROOM

3

Narai Hotel

222 Silom Road, Bangkok

4 4 4 4 from $57 a

In the heart of the Silom Road shopping area, close to the Patpong

markets, restaurants + BTS Skytrain. 475 aircon rooms, 3 restaurants,

bar, shops, swimming pool, fitness centre, jogging track + massage. Free

scheduled shuttle to Siam Square/MBK Shopping Centre + Asiatique

riverfront market at Taksin Pier.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast for adults on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus

Nights: Stay 3, pay 2; stay 6, pay 4. All year. NOTE: Compulsory charge included for

breakfast on free nights.

FAMILIES - Families with 2 adults + 2 children U/14yrs will be upgraded to

Family Suite for the cost of a triple room. NOTE: Compulsory charge included for

breakfast for the 2nd child.

HONEYMOONERS - Upgrade to Executive floor + welcome red roses.

FREE

VFAR insight - Well established + extremely well located hotel.

Excellent value + great atmosphere. Try the street front Italian

bistro - delicious. A firm favourite.

SUPERIOR ROOM

FAMILY SUITE

t: 1300 303 343


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Bandara Suites Silom

75/1 Saladaeng Road, Silom, Bangkok

4 4 4 4 from $90 a

FREE

T H A I L A N D \ Bangkok 17

Just 5 minutes’ walk from the Silom Road shopping, dining +

entertainment area + both BTS Skytrain + MRT Subway stations. 107 One

Bedroom Suites + 22 Two Bedroom Bandara Suites, most with sweeping

views of Bangkok’s skyline. All feature separate lounge/dining room with

fully-equipped kitchenette. Facilities include lounge + wine bar, restaurant,

swimming pool, fitness centre, jacuzzi + sauna. Free on demand tuk-tuk

shuttle to Skytrain.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast on paid + free nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights:

Stay 4, pay 3; stay 8, pay 6 etc (1 bedroom Suite). 01 Apr-31 Oct 18.

FAMILIES - 1. 1 child U/12yrs receives 50% discount on extra bed, including

breakfast daily, when sharing with 2 adults (1 Bedroom Suite).

VFAR insight - What a perfect + well located suite hotel for families

+ people wanting more room to move + the convenience of their

own kitchenette.

1 BEDROOM SUITE LIVING + DINING AREA 2 BEDROOM SUITE 2ND BEDROOM 2 BEDROOM SUITE LIVING + DINING AREA

5

Pathumwan Princess Hotel

MBK Centre, 444 Phayathai Road, Bangkok

4 4 4 4 ½ from $105 a

FREE

* All prices based on per adult, per night, twin share/low season rate. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

Superbly located adjacent to Siam Square shopping + restaurant areas,

with a direct link to the Skytrain + under the same roof as the huge MBK

Shopping Centre. 455 aircon. rooms, 4 restaurants, lobby bar + lounge with

live entertainment, swimming pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna, tennis +

squash. ExecuPlus guests access a private Club Lounge serving all snacks

+ refreshments, cocktails + canapés 5:30-7pm + receive free daily mini-bar

(2 cola + 2 beer), 20% food + beverage discounts at selected restaurants +

25% laundry discount.

BONUS - 1. Free buffet breakfast for adults on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus

Nights: Stay 3, pay 2; stay 6, pay 4. 01 Apr-31 Oct 18. Stay 4, pay 3; stay 8, pay 6. 01

Nov 18-31 Mar 19 (Superior + Deluxe). NOTE: Compulsory charge included for

breakfast on free nights.

FAMILIES - 1. 1 child U/14yrs stays free in rollaway bed when sharing with 2

adults. NOTE: Compulsory charge included for breakfast daily. 2. 50% discount

on 2nd Superior/Deluxe room for children U/14yrs. All year. NOTE: 2nd room not

eligible for bonus #2.

HONEYMOONERS - Welcome drink, fruit, flowers + honeymoon cake.

DELUXE ROOM KING

FAMILY SUITE

VFAR insight - Quality hotel in fantastic location - part of the

massive MBK Shopping Centre. So if you want to shop, this is the

hotel! One of our most popular too.

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18 T H A I L A N D \ Bangkok

Amari Watergate Bangkok

6 FREE

847 Petchburi Road, Pratunam, Bangkok

4 4 4 4 ½ from $98 a

EXECUTIVE TWIN ROOM

DELUXE ROOM

SWIMMING POOL KRUNGTHEP WING

Walking distance to some of Bangkok’s prime shopping areas – Central

World, Gaysorn Plaza, Siam Paragon, as well as Pratunam’s fashion

markets. 569 luxurious aircon. rooms. Wide choice of restaurants + bars,

swimming pool, poolside bar, jacuzzi, sauna, Breeze Spa, fitness centre,

shopping arcade + bakery. Executive Club guests receive private check-in/

out + access to the Executive Lounge, serving buffet breakfast, all-day

tea/coffee/juice + pre-dinner cocktails + canapés 5-7pm.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast for adults daily. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights: Stay 3,

pay 2; stay 6, pay 4 etc. 01 Apr-31 Oct 18. NOTE: Compulsory charge included for

breakfast on free nights. 3. EarlyBird: Book by 31 Oct 18, stay 01 Nov 18-31 Mar 19 +

receive a free upgrade from Deluxe to Grand Deluxe room.

FAMILIES -1 child U/12yrs stays free in rollaway bed when sharing with 2 adults.

NOTE: Compulsory charge included for breakfast daily.

HONEYMOONERS - Fruit, flowers, honeymoon cake, floral bed decoration,

sparkling wine + room upgrade from Deluxe to Grand Deluxe. Min 2 night stay.

VFAR insight - Well established + popular renovated hotel in

excellent location offering a wide range of facilities + amenities.

Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok

7 FREE

89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road, Bangkok

4 4 4 4 4 from $166 a

Directly on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, with 802 aircon. rooms, 8

restaurants + bars, garden riverbank + Krungthep Wing swimming pools,

spa, massage, sauna, steam, jacuzzi, gym, tennis + squash. Horizon Club

Room guests access the Horizon Club, offering magazines + newspapers,

complimentary buffet breakfast, all-day refreshments + evening cocktails

+ canapés 5.30-7.30pm.

BONUS - 1. Free buffet breakfast for 2 persons daily. Min. 3 night stay. Deluxe;

Deluxe River View; Deluxe Balcony. (Breakfasts included all year for other

categories). 2. EarlyBird: Book by 31 Mar 18 + receive a free upgrade from Deluxe

to Deluxe River View. 3. Stay 3+ nights in a Krungthep Deluxe or Horizon Club +

receive a free buffet dinner for 2 at Next2 Cafe. NOTE: All bonus offers valid 01

Apr-27 Dec 18 + 03 Jan-31 Mar 19.

FAMILIES - 1. 1 child U/12yrs stays free in extra bed when sharing with 2 adults

(excl. Horizon Club). 2. 2 children U/6yrs eat free buffet meals when dining with

paying adults + 50% discount for children 6-U/12yrs.

HONEYMOONERS - Fruit, flowers + heart-shaped chocolates.

VFAR insight - Arguably one of the finest hotels in Bangkok.

Superb riverfront location with extraordinary views.

SO Sofitel Bangkok

8 FREE

2 North Sathorn Road, Bangrak, Bangkok

4 4 4 4 4 from $181 a

Directly across from Lumpini Park + walking distance to Subway

+ Skytrain stations, Patpong, Silom + Lumpini market/shopping/

entertainment areas. 238 aircon. themed rooms with Apple Mac Mini +

park or city skyline views, 5 restaurants + bars, swimming pool, fitness

centre, yoga classes + luxury spa. SO Club + higher guests access the Club

Signature lounge, offering many benefits including an alternate breakfast,

all-day refreshments, afternoon tea, evening cocktails + canapés 5-7pm.

BONUS - 1. Buffet breakfast daily. All year. 2. EarlyBird: Book 60+ or 45+ days in

advance of arrival, stay 01 Apr-27 Dec 18 or 03 Jan-31 Mar 19 + receive 20% or 15%

discount respectfully on room rates. 3. Complimentary in room bar with local

flavour snacks + beverages.

FAMILIES - 1 child U/12yrs stays free in rollaway, with free breakfast, when

sharing with 2 adults.(Excl. Deluxe).

HONEYMOONERS - Bottle of wine + chocolates. Min. 3 night stay.

EARTH ELEMENT ROOM - SO STUDIO

METAL ELEMENT ROOM - SO COSY TWIN

VFAR insight - What an amazing hotel. Christian Lacroix design, an

award-winning rooftop restaurant + bar, as well as an infinity edge

swimming pool with panoramic views.

t: 1300 303 343


HUA HIN

T H A I L A N D \ Hua Hin 19

Only 2 ½ hrs from Bangkok, this royal

resort town offers the beauty of the

beach combined with ‘olde worlde’

Thai charm + serenity. Offering a

great variety of shopping + street

markets, Hua Hin also boasts extensive

restaurants, good nightlife + no less

than 8 golf courses.

^ All prices based on per adult, minimum 2 persons. Child prices on request. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

* All prices based on per adult, per night, twin share/low season rate. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

TRANSFERS

ONE WAY TO HUA HIN HOTELS OR V.V

From | to Bangkok Airport:

Seat in Vehicle $80^

Private Vehicle from|to Airport $83^

From | to Bangkok Hotels:

Seat in Vehicle $74^

Private Vehicle from|to Airport $77^ BEACHSIDE AT ANANTARA HUA HIN RESORT

Anantara Hua Hin Resort

43/1 Phetkasem Beach Road, Hua Hin

4 4 4 4 4 from $104 a

Nestled in 14 acres of beachfront gardens, a few minutes from central Hua

Hin. 187 aircon. rooms with balcony/terrace, 2 swimming pools, children’s

pool, tennis court, fitness centre, spa, massage, water sports, 4 restaurants,

2 bars, free WiFi in lobby + room service. Junior Lagoon View Suite +

Anantara Suite guests access a Private Lagoon Pool + Bar with daily

evening cocktails, wine, beer + canapes 5:30-6:30pm + other exclusive

benefits.

BONUS - 1. American breakfast daily. All year. 2. EarlyBird: Book 90+; 60+ or 30+

days in advance of arrival + receive 20%; 15% or 10% discount respectively on room

rates. 3. Book Premium Garden View + receive free upgrade to Deluxe Garden View.

01 Apr-31 Oct 18. NOTE: not combinable with Bonus #2. 4. Free Thai set dinner for

2 (food only). Min. 10 night stay. All year.

HONEYMOONERS - Romantic room set-up, bottle of wine + romantic Loy

Krathong floating flower ceremony. NOTE: Wedding certificate required.

VFAR insight - What a beautiful, exotic + romantic Thai style

resort! Check out the magnificent spa complex + treatments -

pamper yourself.

Centara Grand Beach

Resort + Villas Hua Hin

1 Damnernkasem Road, Hua Hin

VILLAS

AVAILABLE

4 4 4 4 4 from $183 a

Beachfront, in the heart of Hua Hin town. 207 aircon. rooms + 42 villas

with private spa or pool. 6 restaurants + bars, 4 swimming pools, jacuzzi, 4

children’s pools, tennis courts, fitness room, spa, snooker + games room,

putting greens + free kids’ club. Club, Suite + Villa guests access the

Club Lounge serving breakfast; mid-morning snacks, afternoon tea 2.30-

4.30pm; cocktails + canapés 5-7pm. Other benefits apply.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights: 2 nights

for the price of 1. Min. 4 paid nights. Conditions apply. NOTE: Compulsory charge

included for breakfast/Club facilities on free nights.

FAMILIES - 2 children U/12yrs stay free in existing double/double bedding,

including free breakfast on paid nights, when sharing with 2 adults (Premium

Deluxe + Premium Deluxe Club).

HONEYMOONERS - Fruit, flowers, cake, hotel souvenir + bottle of sparkling

wine. Min. 3 night stay. Wedding certificate required.

FREE

DELUXE GARDEN VIEW ROOM

PREMIUM SEA VIEW ROOM

VFAR insight - Superbly restored + elegant colonial style

beachfront hotel, on the doorstep of Hua Hin town. Echoes of a

bygone era with the quality of today. The villas are simply wonderful.

DELUXE COLONIAL WING ROOM DELUXE POOL VILLA

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20 T H A I L A N D \ Phuket

EXPERIENCE

Daytripping Phuket

PHUKET

As Thailand’s largest island, Phuket

is ideally situated + with its diverse

culture, stunning coastline + lots of

sandy beaches, Phuket offers many

attractions for the visitor. Heading

north is the province of Phang Nga

where you will discover Khao Lak, the

magnificent Khao Sok National Park +

a little further on, Krabi.

TRANSFERS

ONE WAY TO PHUKET HOTELS OR V.V

From | to Phuket Airport:

Seat in Vehicle $25^

Private Vehicle $37^

From | to Khao Lak Hotel:

Private Vehicle $70^

From | to Krabi Hotel:

Seat in Vehicle $101^

Private Vehicle $105^

Phuket Island Tour

from $73^

Drive scenic beach roads + take in Phuket’s

stunning vistas + best scenic spots. Explore

Phuket Town to see Sino-Portuguese style

buildings + wander around the local market.

Visit Wat Chalong, the Big Buddha, a Cashew

Nut grove + finishing with a visit to the sunset

viewpoint at Promthep Cape, for one of Phuket’s

most beautiful vistas.

DURATION approx. 4 hrs

DEPARTS daily, all year

Phi Phi Island

from $79^ | Local Boat

from $156^ | Speedboat

Cruise by boat to two of Asia's most beautiful

islands, Phi Phi Don + Phi Phi Ley, the location

for filming of "The Beach". At Phi Phi Don

discover the scenic amazing cliffs, long beaches

+ clear blue emerald waters. After lunch there’s

ample time to shop, swim, snorkel or just

relax on the beach. Arrive back in Phuket late

afternoon.

DURATION full day (incl. lunch)

DEPARTS daily, all year

Khao Sok National Park

Discovery with Canoe

from $136^

Depart Phuket, stopping for a break at Khao

Lak view point + the 2004 Tsunami Memorial.

Continue to Khao Sok NP, where you’ll meet

some local elephants + experience the stunning

rain forest jungle’s biodiversity. After lunch,

start canoeing along Khao Sok River’s jungle

waterways. Your guide paddles, so you can

sit back, relax + take photos to remember this

special day by. NOTE: Min. 2 persons

DURATION full day (incl. lunch)

DEPARTS daily, all year

Phang Nga Bay Sea Canoe

from $148^

Discover the sea caves, hongs + tunnels of

islands Koh Panak + Koh Hong. A “Hong” is

an open-air, cliff-lined cylindrical tidal lagoon

connected to the outside world only through

caves. Visit Lawa Island where you may selfpaddle

canoes, swim or just laze on the beach.

Included are: transfers, soft drinks, snacks, fruit,

buffet lunch, National Park entrance fees, life

jackets, flashlight, sea canoe equipment with

experienced paddlers.

DURATION approx 3 hrs

DEPARTS daily, all year

'June Bahtra' Phang Nga

Bay - Junk Rigged Schooner

Cruise

from $173^

Discover Phang Nga Bay aboard the traditional

junk rigged schooner ‘June Bahtra’. On arrival

at James Bond Island, ride by long-tailed boat to

the sea gypsy village + visit the mangrove delta +

the cave grotto. Lunch back on board. Afternoon

free for relaxing + swimming, before a leisurely

cruise back to Phuket.

DURATION full day (incl. lunch, bottled

water + soft drinks)

DEPARTS daily, all year

^ All prices based on per adult, minimum 2 persons. Child prices on request. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

t: 1300 303 343


PATONG BEACH

T H A I L A N D \ Phuket - Patong Beach 21

Patong Beach is the frenetic heart

of Phuket – vibrant, exciting, active

+ colourful! Shops, street markets,

restaurants, cafes + bars line the roads.

Then, as the sun sets, the nightlife

heats up – lively little open air bars

through to sports pubs, cafes, night

clubs + discos!

LOVES

SHOPPING - FROM LITTLE STREET STALLS

TO MODERN SHOPPING MALLS, SELLING

EVERYTHING IMAGINABLE – CLOTHING,

JEWELLERY, WATCHES, HANDICRAFTS,

ELECTRONICS – ALL AT BARGAIN BASEMENT

PRICES!

DINING - CASUAL + INEXPENSIVE OPEN-AIR

DINING COMPETES WITH WORLD-CLASS

RESTAURANTS.

EXCURSIONS - IT IS A GREAT BASE TO

ACCESS THE ISLANDS OFF THE COAST

SUCH AS PHI PHI ISLAND, MAYA BAY + KHAI

ISLAND.

NIGHT MARKET - BEHIND THE MAIN

SHOPPING AREA, THAI STREET FOOD AT ITS

MOST DELICIOUS.

MAP REFERENCE

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Baramee Resortel

Andakira Hotel

Deevana Patong Resort + Spa

The Charm Resort Phuket

Horizon Beach Resort Patong

Phuket Graceland Resort + Spa

Novotel Phuket Vintage Park

Swissôtel Resort Phuket Patong Beach

Patong Paragon Resort + Spa

Novotel Phuket Resort

Andaman Beach Suites Hotel

Patong Beach Hotel

BanThai Beach Resort + Spa

Deevana Plaza Phuket Patong

The KEE Resort + Spa

Crest Resort + Pool Villas

Patong Merlin Hotel

Amari Phuket

Burasari Phuket

Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort

Phuket Marriott Resort + Spa Merlin

Beach

PATONG

BEACH

To Kalim Beach

+ Kamala Beach

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9

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4

6

RELAX

BAY

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16

Patong Beach

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Union Bank of

Bangkok

Patong Baker

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12

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11

19 8

17

3

7

14

KOR RD

2

Jungcelyon

Shopping

Centre

Post Office

Airport

Phuket Town

Karon,

Kata Beach

* All prices based on per adult, per night, twin share/low season rate. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

Baramee Resortel

1 FREE

266 Prabaramee Road, Patong, Phuket

4 4 4 from $33 a

Just one block back from the beachfront at the northern end of Patong

Beach. 51 modern contemporary designed aircon. rooms with balcony/

terrace. Restaurant, swimming pool, jacuzzi, children’s pool, poolside bar

+ free scheduled shuttle to shopping area.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights: Stay 3,

pay 2; stay 5, pay 3; stay 7, pay 4; stay 9, pay 5. 01 Apr-31 Oct 18. Stay 5, pay 4; stay 9,

pay 7. 01 Nov-19 Dec 18. NOTE: Compulsory charge included for breakfast on free

nights.

HONEYMOONERS - Romantic floral room decoration.

VFAR insight - This small hotel offers personalised service +

modern facilities at an absolute bargain price. Super affordable +

well located.

SUPERIOR ROOM

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22 T H A I L A N D \ Phuket - Patong Beach

2

Andakira Hotel

222 Phangmuang Sai Ko Road, Patong, Phuket

4 4 4 ½ from $49 a

FREE

2 blocks back from the beachfront + close to Patong’s shopping, restaurant

+ nightlife areas. 200 modern aircon. rooms with balcony/terrace.

Restaurant, lobby bar, 2 swimming pools, pool bar, children’s pool, jacuzzi,

fitness room, spa + massage.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights: Stay 3,

pay 2; stay 5, pay 3; stay 7, pay 4; stay 9, pay 5. 01 Apr-31 Oct 18. Stay 5, pay 4; stay 9,

pay 7. 01 Nov-19 Dec 18. NOTE: Compulsory charge included for breakfast on free

nights. 3. Free scheduled shuttle to the beach + shopping centre.

HONEYMOONERS - Romantic floral room decoration.

DELUXE ROOM

DELUXE ROOM DELUXE WING

GRAND DELUXE ROOM

DELUXE ROOM PRIVATE JACUZZI

VFAR insight - This hotel’s a little gem. Boutique style with great

rooms + facilities, at an incredible bargain price. Indulge with a

Deluxe Pool Access room.

3

4

Deevana Patong Resort + Spa

43/2 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road, Patong Beach, Phuket

GARDEN WING 4 4 4 ½

DELUXE WING 4 4 4 4

from $50 a

Thai style resort in extensive gardens, minutes from the beach + Patong’s

nightlife, shopping + restaurants. 235 Garden + Deluxe Wing rooms with

balcony. Coffee shop, restaurant, 2 swimming pools, pool bars, 2 children’s

pools, children’s playground, spa, fitness room + hospitality room (with

shower) for late departures.

BONUS - 1. Free Bonus Nights: Stay 3, pay 2; stay 5, pay 3; stay 7, pay 4; stay 9, pay

5; stay 11, pay 6; stay 13, pay 7 etc. 01 Apr-24 Dec 18 + 11 Jan-31 Mar 19. 2. EarlyBird:

Book 30+ days in advance of arrival, stay 01 Apr-24 Dec 18 + 11 Jan-31 Mar 19 +

receive 5% discount on room rates, a Baht300 hotel food voucher + other benefits.

3. Special discounted rates including breakfast available.

FAMILIES - 50% discount on child extra bed 4-12 years.

HONEYMOONERS - Honeymoon bed decoration + cake.

VFAR insight - Amazing value for money. The Garden Wing

is perfect for those wanting good quality yet inexpensive

accommodation. Or why not treat yourself to a Deluxe room with

private Jacuzzi!

The Charm Resort Phuket

FREE

212 Thaweewong Road, Patong, Phuket

4 4 4 4 from $71 a

Just a minute’s walk from the beach, at the northern end of Patong Bay.

246 extra spacious aircon. rooms with private balcony. Lagoon swimming

pool, children’s pool, rooftop infinity edge swimming pool with stunning

Patong Bay views, seaview sun deck, restaurant, sky bar, lobby lounge,

jacuzzi + fitness centre.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast for adults on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights:

2 nights for the price of 1. Min. 1 paid night. 01 Apr-31 Oct 18. Stay 3, pay 2; stay 6,

pay 4; stay 9, pay 6 etc. 01 Nov-23 Dec 18 + 05 Jan-31 Mar 19. NOTE: Compulsory

charge included for breakfast on free nights.

FAMILIES - 1. 1 child U/13yrs stays free in existing daybed when sharing with 2

adults. NOTE: Compulsory charge included for breakfast daily. 2. Family Suites

accommodates up to 5 persons.

FREE

DELUXE ROOM

t: 1300 303 343

JUNIOR POOL ACCESS

VFAR insight - What a terrific resort this is! Large rooms make this

a great choice for families. Pool Access rooms offer great value for

money + the Sky Bar is a ‘must visit’.


5

Horizon Beach Resort Patong

64/39 Thaweewong Road, Patong, Phuket

4 4 4 ½ from $71 a

FREE

T H A I L A N D \ Phuket - Patong Beach 23

Just a couple of minutes’ walk from the beach, in the heart of Patong’s

shopping, restaurant + nightlife area. 160 aircon. rooms with balcony. 2

restaurants, 2 swimming pools, pool bar, sports bar, children’s pool, kids’

club, spa, fitness room, + laundry service. Free shuttle to Karon Beach.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast on paid + free nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights: 2

nights for the price of 1. Min. 1 paid night. 01 Apr-31 Oct 18. Stay 6-7, pay 5; stay 13-14,

pay 10; stay 20-21, pay 15. 01 Nov-19 Dec 18 + 01-31 Mar 19.

FAMILIES - 1. 2 children U/12yrs stay free in existing queen/queen bedding,

with free breakfast on free nights, when sharing with 2 adults (Deluxe or Family

Room). 01 Apr-19 Dec 18 + 01-31 Mar 19. NOTE: Compulsory charge included for

breakfast on paid nights. 2. When travelling with children: 20% discount on hotel

food + beverage; 20% discount on spa for parents; free babysitting at Kids’ Club for

children 4-11yrs 9am-6pm.

HONEYMOONERS - Complimentary fruit basket + flowers.

VFAR insight - Popular, friendly + affordable, with one of the

most central locations in Patong. Great value bonus night + family

promotions.

SUPERIOR ROOM

FAMILY TWIN ROOM

JUNIOR SUITE

6

Phuket Graceland Resort

+ Spa

190 Thaweewong Road, Patong Beach, Phuket

MAIN WING 4 4 4 4

SUNSET WING 4 4 4 4 ½

FREE

from $85 a

* All prices based on per adult, per night, twin share/low season rate. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

Directly across from Patong Beach + close to restaurants, bars + shopping.

The Main Wing offers 460 large aircon. rooms with balcony (Deluxe + above)

whilst the Sunset Wing offers a further 140 luxurious rooms. 6 swimming

pools, pool bars, 2 children’s pools, spa, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, massage,

fitness centre, 8 lane bowling alley, pool/snooker room, 5 restaurants, coffee

corner, lobby lounge, bar, Belgian beer café + beauty salon.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast for adults on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights:

Stay 6-8, pay 5; stay 10, pay 6; stay 12, pay 7; stay 15, pay 9; stay 18, pay 11, stay 20,

pay 12. 01 Apr-26 Dec 18 + 01-31 Mar 19. NOTE: Compulsory charge included for

breakfast on free nights.

FAMILIES - 1. 1 child U/12yrs stays free in existing single bed when sharing with

2 adults. NOTE: Compulsory charge included for breakfast daily. 2. Family Room

accommodates up to 2 adults + 3 children; 2 Bedroom Family Suites accommodate

up to 7 persons.

HONEYMOONERS - Welcome drink, fruit platter + flowers.

VFAR insight - What an amazing range of facilities + amenities this

hotel offers! Huge rooms make this an ideal + affordable home for

families.

NEW DELUXE ROOM

NEW FAMILY ROOM

NEW GRACELAND SUITE

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24 T H A I L A N D \ Phuket - Patong Beach

SUPERIOR TWIN ROOM

7

Novotel Phuket Vintage Park

89 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road, Patong Beach, Phuket

4 4 4 4 from $77 a

In the heart of Patong’s shopping, restaurant + nightlife area. 303 mostly

pool view aircon. rooms with balcony. 2 restaurants, lobby lounge + bar,

huge swimming pool with pool bar + children’s pool, fitness centre, steam

room, spa, kids’ club (over 4yrs) + kid’s activities programme, mini-mart,

adult activities programme including circuit training; Hatha yoga; fruit

carving; water volleyball; Thai classical dance + much more.

BONUS - 1. Free American breakfast for adults on paid + free nights. All year. 2.

Free Bonus Nights: Stay 7, pay 6; stay 14, pay 12 (Superior + Deluxe). 01 Apr-23 Dec 18

+ 01-31 Mar 19. 3. EarlyBird: Book 21+ days in advance of arrival, stay 01 Apr-30 Jun;

01 Sep-23 Dec 18 + 06 Jan-01 Feb + 11 Feb-31 Mar 19.

FAMILIES - 1. 1 child U/16yrs stays free in existing sofa bed, including free

breakfast daily, when sharing with 2 adults. 2. 50% discount on 2nd Superior or

Deluxe room for children U/16yrs in the same family. 01 Apr-31 Oct 18. NOTE: 2nd

room not eligible for free bonus nights.

HONEYMOONERS - Floral bed decoration on arrival, fruit platter + flowers.

VFAR insight - Contemporary Thai style resort with impressive

lobby + the largest swimming pool in Patong. Good quality of rooms

+ facilities makes this one a real winner.

FREE

8

Swissôtel Resort Phuket

Patong Beach

48 Ruam Jai Road, Patong Beach, Phuket

4 4 4 4 from $77 a

FREE

PREMIER KING ROOM

One block back from the beach, in the centre of the entertainment,

shopping + restaurant district. 383 aircon. rooms, most with balcony/

terrace. Restaurant, deli, lounge cocktail bar, rooftop beach club, Irish pub,

2 swimming pools, swim up pool bar, children’s pool, spa, fitness centre +

kids' club.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast on paid + free nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights:

Stay 5, pay 4; stay 10, pay 8; stay 14, pay 11, stay 21, pay 17. All year. 3. EarlyBird: Book

60+ or 30+ days in advance of arrival, stay 01 Apr-31 Oct 18 + receive 25% or 15%

discount respectively off room rates. Book 60+ or 30+ days in advance of arrival,

stay 01 Nov 18-31 Mar 19 + receive 20% or 15% discount respectively off room rates.

NOTE: Not combinable with bonus #2.

HONEYMOONERS - Bottle of sparkling wine, fruit platter + flowers. NOTE:

Wedding certificate required.

VFAR insight - Superbly located for shopping + entertainment,

yet close to the beach. In the same complex as Hard Rock Cafe +

Hooters Phuket.

9

Patong Paragon Resort + Spa

280 Prabaramee Road, Patong Beach, Phuket

4 4 4 4 from $82 a

FREE

Right across from Patong Beach at the quieter northern end of the bay +

only a short distance from the main shopping, restaurant + entertainment

area. 121 extra-spacious aircon. rooms, with large balcony. Facilities

include coffee shop, seafood restaurant, internet cafe, lobby lounge + bar,

swimming pool with swim-up bar, jacuzzi, fitness studio, spa + sauna. Free

scheduled shuttle to Jungcelon Shopping Mall.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast on paid + free nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights: 2

nights for the price of 1. Min. 1 paid night 01 Apr-31 Oct 18; Min 4 paid nights 01 Nov

18-31 Mar 19. 3. EarlyBird: Book by 31 Mar + receive 15% discount on room rates.

FAMILIES - Up to 2 children U/12yrs stay free in existing daybed, including free

breakfast daily for the 1st child, when sharing Deluxe Room with 2 adults.

HONEYMOONERS - Floral room set-up, honeymoon cake, bottle of sparkling

wine + 30% discount on candlelit set dinner. Min. 3 night stay. Wedding certificate

required.

DELUXE ROOM

t: 1300 303 343

ALL DAY DINING

VFAR insight - A lovely elegant hotel located right across from the

beach. At 53sqm, the rooms are absolutely huge + without doubt,

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10

Novotel Phuket Resort

282 Phrabaramee Road, Patong Beach, Phuket

FREE

4 4 4 4 from $79 a

In landscaped gardens, overlooking Patong Beach, within easy reach of

shopping + nightlife. 218 aircon. rooms with balcony, 2 restaurants + 2

bars, pool bar, 3 tier swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, massage + reflexology,

fitness centre, tennis courts, games area, internet corner, kids’ club +

resort shop. Free scheduled shuttle to Patong’s Jungceylon Shopping Mall.

All-inclusive package rates available.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast on both paid + free nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus

Nights: Stay 7, pay 6; stay 14, pay 12 etc. 01 Apr-23 Dec 18 + 01-31 Mar 19. 3. EarlyBird:

Book 30+ days in advance of arrival, stay 01 Apr-23 Dec 18 + 01-31 Mar 19 + receive

10% discount off room rates.

FAMILIES - 1. 1 child U/16yrs stays free in sofabed, incl. free breakfast daily, when

sharing with 2 adults. 2. Deluxe Family Rooms take 2 adults + 2 children U/12yrs

(max 150cm tall) in existing double + bunk bed bedding. 3. Complimentary Kids’

club, with a variety of daytime activities for children 6-12yrs.

HONEYMOONERS - Complimentary fruit basket + flowers.

VFAR insight - Quality international resort at the northern end of

Patong Bay, with beautiful Thai architecture + stunning sea + beach

views. Excellent value + facilities.

DELUXE FAMILY ROOM

DELUXE POOL ACCESS ROOM

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Andaman Beach Suites Hotel

60/12 Rat-U-Thit Song Roi Pee Road, Patong Beach, Phuket

FREE

4 4 4 ½ from $85 a

One block back from the beach, on the doorstep of Patong’s shopping +

restaurant area. 132 spacious aircon rooms with balcony + 8 two bedroom

Family Suites with large living/dining room. Superior Sea View + above

face the Andaman Sea. Restaurant, lobby bar, poolside bar, 2 swimming

pools, children's pool, fitness centre, Thai massage, sauna, 2 tennis courts,

games room + kid’s room.

BONUS - 1. Free American breakfast on paid + free nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus

Nights: Stay 4-6, pay 3; stay 8, pay 4, stay 10, pay 5 etc. 01 Apr-24 Dec 18 + 11 Jan-31

Mar 19. 3. EarlyBird: Book 60+ or 30+ days in advance + receive 15% or 10% discount

respectively on room rates. All year.

FAMILIES - 1. 1 child U/13yrs stays free in rollaway bed when sharing with 2

adults. NOTE: Compulsory charge included for breakfast daily. 2. Family Suites

available that can accommodate up to 6 persons.

HONEYMOONERS - Floral bed + room decoration.

* All prices based on per adult, per night, twin share/low season rate. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

VFAR insight - Well located hotel with fantastic views over Patong

Bay. 2 Bedroom Family Suites are perfect for families - all at a very

affordable price.

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Patong Beach Hotel

124 Thaweewong Road, Patong Beach, Phuket

4 4 4 4 from $96 a

Directly across from the beach in the absolute heart of Patong. 245 aircon.

rooms with balcony. 2 free-form swimming pools, children's pool, 3 bars, 2

restaurants, fun pub, disco + fitness centre.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights: Stay

3, pay 2; then 2 nights for the price of 1, min. 3 paid nights, max. 10 free nights. 01

Apr-31 Oct 18. NOTE: Compulsory charge included for breakfast on free nights. 3.

Early Bird: Book by 28 Feb 18, stay 01 Apr-31 Oct 18 + receive free breakfasts on free

nights. Book 45+ or 15+ days in advance of arrival, stay 01 Nov-21 Dec 18 + 01-31 Mar

19 + receive 30% or 20% discount respectively on room rates. 4. Welcome drink,

Thai sweet + 10% discount on food + beverage in hotel restaurants. NOTE: Bonus

#2 + #3 exclude Sunset Suite.

FAMILIES - 50% discount on extra bed rate, including breakfast daily, for 1 child

U/12yrs when sharing with 2 adults.

HONEYMOONERS - Floral bed decoration on arrival, fruit platter + flowers.

VFAR insight - One of Patong’s original hotels, now renovated.

Great value for singles, couples + families. In the absolute heart of

the main shopping + restaurant area.

FREE

DELUXE SEA VIEW ROOM

SUPERIOR SIAM WING ROOM

SUPERIOR SUNRISE WING ROOM

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BanThai Beach Resort + Spa

94 Thaweewong Road, Patong Beach, Phuket

4 4 4 4 from $87 a

Set amidst 5 acres of landscaped grounds, directly across from Patong

beach. 290 aircon. rooms + suites with balcony. Superior rooms are above

the ground floor; deluxe rooms are on ground floor steps away from one

of the pools. 3 swimming pools, sunken swim-up bar, numerous jacuzzis,

coffee shop, restaurant, bar, spa, beauty salon, fitness centre + free shuttle

service to Phuket town.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast on both paid + free nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus

Nights: Stay 5-6, pay 4; stay 9, pay 6; stay 12, pay 8. 01 Apr-31 Oct 18. NOTE: Includes

free breakfast on free nights.

FAMILIES - 1. 1 child U/12yrs receives 50% discount on sofabed when sharing

with 2 adults, incl. breakfast daily. 2. 50% discount on 2nd Superior or Deluxe room

for children U/12yrs 01 Apr-31 Oct 18 + 30% discount 01 Nov-27 Dec 18 + 05 Jan-31

Mar 19. NOTE: 2nd room not eligible for free bonus nights.

HONEYMOONERS - Fruit, flowers, welcome drink, honeymoon bed set-up +

bottle of house wine. Min. 5 paid nights.

VFAR insight - Located in the absolute heart of Patong, this

lovely, contemporary Thai style resort is bound to please, yet still

surprisingly affordable. Spoil yourself with a Deluxe Pool Room.

FREE

SUPERIOR ROOM

DELUXE POOL ROOM

14

Deevana Plaza Phuket Patong

239/14 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road, Patong Beach, Phuket

4 4 4 4 from $90 a

Just a few minutes’ walk from the beach + in the heart of Patong’s

entertainment, shopping + restaurant area. 249 aircon. rooms with balcony.

Facilities include restaurant/café, pool + lounge bars, swimming pool,

children’s pool, jacuzzi, kids’ club (9am-6pm), fitness centre + spa facility.

Premier Room guests receive free mini-bar, daily afternoon high tea/coffee

+ open bar with wine + beer 5-7pm.

BONUS - 1. Free American breakfast on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus

Nights: Stay 4-6, pay 3; stay 10-12, pay 6; stay 16-18, pay 9. 01 Apr-31 Oct 18. Stay 5-7,

pay 4; stay 12-14, pay 8; stay 19, pay 12. 01 Nov-23 Dec 18+ 09 Jan-31 Mar 19. NOTE:

Compulsory charge included for breakfast on free nights. 3. EarlyBird: book 30+

days in advance of arrival, stay 01 Apr-23 Dec 18 + 09 Jan-31 Mar 19 + receive 15%

discount on room rates.

FAMILIES - 1. 1 child U/12yrs receives 50% discount on extra bed, including

breakfast daily, when sharing with 2 adults. 2. Family Rooms available for up to 2-3

adults + 2-3 children (queen bed, bunk beds + rollaway - max. 5 persons).

HONEYMOONERS - Fruit + honeymoon floral room setup.

VFAR insight - Impressive resort with great pool. Well located +

conveniently close to Jungceylon Shopping Mall.

FREE

DELUXE POOL VIEW ROOM

PREMIER ROOM

t: 1300 303 343


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The KEE Resort + Spa

152/1 Thaweewong Road, Patong Beach, Phuket

4 4 4 4 from $92 a

Only a few minutes’ walk to the beach + adjacent to The Kee shopping

plaza. 244 extra-large aircon. rooms with balcony. 2 restaurants, 3 bars +

lounges, swimming pool with swim-up pool bar, children’s pool, fitness

centre, spa with sauna + massage.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights: 2 nights

for the price of 1. Min. 4 paid nights. 01 Apr-31 Oct 18. NOTE: Compulsory charge

included for breakfast on free nights. 3. EarlyBird: Book by 28 Feb 18, stay 01 Apr-31

Oct 18 + receive free breakfasts on free nights (excl. Plaza Rooms). Book by 30 Jun or

30 Sep 18, stay 01 Nov-20 Dec 18 or 06 Jan-31 Mar 19 + receive 20% or 10% discount

respectively off room rates or Book by 30 Sep 18, stay 01 Nov-20 Dec 18 or 06 Jan-31

Mar 19 + receive stay 5, pay 4 bonus night promotion.

FAMILIES - 1 child U/12yrs receives 50% discount on sofabed/extra bed, including

breakfast on paid nights, when sharing with 2 adults.

HONEYMOONERS - Floral room decoration (Deluxe Jacuzzi + Seaview Suite).

FREE

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VFAR insight - Superbly located for shopping + entertainment,

yet close to the beach. Check out the rooftop Sky Bar for sweeping

views over Patong + Patong Bay.

PLAZA ROOM

DELUXE POOL VIEW ROOM

* All prices based on per adult, per night, twin share/low season rate. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

16

Crest Resort + Pool

Villas

95 Muen-Ngoen Road, Tri-Trang Beach, Patong, Phuket

4 4 4 4 4 from $109 a

Perched hillside at the southern end of Patong, adjacent to a rainforest

reserve, with spectacular sea views over Tri-Trang Beach. 144 spacious

aircon rooms + villas offering balcony/terrace with outdoor day bed sofa.

Restaurant, BBQ terrace, infinity swimming pool, pool bar, children’s

pool, fitness centre, holistic + wellness spa, kids' club, games room, free

scheduled shuttle service to Patong + Tri-Trang Beach. Villa guests access

the Pano-Executive Lounge offering afternoon tea/coffee + evening

cocktails + canapes, plus 10% spa + hotel food + beverage discount.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast for adults on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights:

2 nights for the price of 1. Min. 2 paid nights. 01 Apr-31 Oct 18. Stay 4, pay 3; stay 7,

pay 5; stay 10, pay 7. 01 Nov-25 Dec 18 + 11 Jan-31 Mar 19. NOTE: Compulsory charge

included for breakfast on free nights.

HONEYMOONERS - Special honeymoon room setup, in-room breakfast first

morning + with stay of 7+ nights, a candle-lit set dinner for 2.

VFAR insight - This fabulous luxury resort makes a real statement

– there’s nothing quite like it + the views are just amazing. All just a

few minutes’ drive from central Patong.

PREMIER POOL ROOM

VILLAS

AVAILABLE

FREE

DELUXE SEA VIEW ROOM

PREMIER POOL VILLA - HONEYMOON SET UP

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SUPERIOR ROOM

SUNSET BAR

17

Patong Merlin Hotel

44 Thaweewong Road, Patong Beach, Phuket

4 4 4 4 from $98 a

Right across from Patong Beach, set in tropical gardens. 448 aircon. rooms

with balcony. 2 restaurants, 3 bars, 4 free-form swimming pools, exercise

room, 2 children’s pools, Kids’ club, spa, Thai massage, jacuzzi, beauty

salon, internet room + kid’s playground. Free shuttle to Phuket Town +

shuttle to Khao Lak Merlin Resort (fee).

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast for adults on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights:

2 nights for the price of 1. Min. 4 paid nights. 01 Apr-31 Oct 18. NOTE: Compulsory

charge included for breakfast on free nights). 3. Any free bonus nights can be used

consecutively at the Khao Lak Merlin (see page 41). 01 Apr-31 Oct 18. NOTE: A

transportation charge applies to/from Khao Lak.

FAMILIES - 1. 1 child U/15yrs stays free in rollaway bed when sharing with 2

adults (Standard + Superior Pool View). NOTE: Compulsory charge included for

breakfast on paid nights. 2. 2nd room for 2-3 children U/15yrs at special reduced

price (excludes Deluxe Pool Access).

HONEYMOONERS - Fruit basket + flower decoration.

VFAR insight - One of our most popular + best value hotels. Check

out bonus #3 + include a stay at beautiful Khao Lak just for the cost

of transportation.

FREE

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Amari Phuket

2 Meun-ngern Road, Patong Beach, Phuket

4 4 4 4 ½ from $125 a

FREE

On a secluded private beach offering a unique location + panoramic

Patong Bay views. 380 sea view aircon rooms with balcony. 3 restaurants,

lobby bar with live music, 3 swimming pools, pool bar, children’s pool,

kids’ club, fitness centre, Club House, Voyager Lounge, scuba diving

centre + spa.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast for adults on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights:

Stay 5-7, pay 4; stay 10, pay 6; stay 14, pay 8. 18 Apr-31 Oct 18. NOTE: Discounted

compulsory charge included for breakfast on free nights.

FAMILIES - 1. 1 child U/12yrs stays free in rollaway bed when sharing with 2

adults. NOTE: Compulsory charge included for breakfast daily. 2. 2 Bedroom

Ocean Facing Suite can accommodate upto 4 adults + 1 child.

HONEYMOONERS - Fruit, flowers, honeymoon cake + late check-out to 4pm

(subject to availability).

SUPERIOR OCEAN VIEW ROOM

BEACH BAR

VFAR insight - This quality resort offers superb views. Away from it

all but still with easy access to central Patong. 1 + 2 bedroom Ocean

Facing Suites are perfect for families.

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Burasari Phuket

18/110 Ruamjai Road, Patong Beach, Phuket

4 4 4 4 from $126 a

In the heart of Patong + just moments’ walk from the beach. Wellappointed

contemporary Thai style aircon rooms with balcony/terrace. 2

swimming pools, pool bar, courtyard garden, luxurious spa, internet café,

restaurant, bar, lobby lounge + Kantok Thai restaurant with Thai dance

performance.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast on paid + free nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights:

2 nights for the price of 1. Min. 4 paid nights. All room categories. 01 Apr-31 Oct

18. Stay 5, pay 4; stay 10, pay 8 etc. Excludes Pool Access rooms. 01 Nov-23 Dec 18.

Stay 7, pay 6; stay 14, pay 12 etc. Excludes Pool Access rooms. 22 Feb-31 Mar 19. 3.

EarlyBird: Book 90+ days or 45+ days in advance, stay 01 Nov-23 Dec 18 or 08 Jan-31

Mar 19 + receive 15% or 10% discount respectively on room rates.

HONEYMOONERS - Floral honeymoon room set-up, honeymoon cake, a Thai

set dinner for 2 (food only) + 10% food, beverage + spa discount at all outlets.

FREE

PREMIER ROOM

VFAR insight - Beautiful Thai style boutique resort with wonderful

character + ambience. Consider the “Mood Collection’s” absolutely

unique rooms.

t: 1300 303 343


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Le Méridien Phuket

Beach Resort

29 Soi Karon Nui, Relax Bay, Phuket

4 4 4 4 4 from $116 a

5 minutes’ drive from Patong Beach on aptly named ‘Relax Bay’, with a

secluded beach. 470 aircon. rooms with balcony. 10 restaurants + bars, pub,

2 huge swimming pools, children’s pool, tennis + squash courts, climbing

wall, fitness centre, sauna, spa, games room, kids’ club with activities

programme, golf practice range, mini-golf, volleyball, WiFi + daily

activities programme.

BONUS - 1. Free buffet breakfast daily for adults. All year. 2. Special low ‘flat rates’

09 Apr-31 Oct 18. 3. Early Bird: Book 90+; 60+ or 30+ days in advance of arrival,

stay 01 Apr-24 Dec 18 + receive 20%; 15% or 10% discount respectively on room

rates. Book 120 days prior to arrival, stay 11 Jan-31 Mar 19 + receive 20% discount on

room rates. 4. Free use of tennis + squash courts, fitness centre, sauna, golf driving

range, mini-golf, putting golf, non-motorised sports equipment + daily Thai cultural

activities.

FAMILIES - 1. 1 child U/13yrs stays free in rollaway bed when sharing with 2

adults (Deluxe + Deluxe Pool View Rooms). NOTE: Compulsory charge included

for breakfast. 2. Summer Family 2nd Room Offer: Book a 2nd room for up to 3

children U/13yrs + receive a 25% discount on the 2nd room, in addition to any

earlybird discount. 09 Apr-31 Oct 18. 3. Children U/4yrs eat free buffet meals when

accompanied by a paying adult. Children 4-U/13yrs receive 50% discount on buffet

meals. 4. Complimentary supervised ‘Kids’ club’ programme 9am-7pm daily for

children 4-12yrs.

HONEYMOONERS - Le Méridien welcome gifts, bottle of sparkling wine, fruit +

flowers + with a stay of 6+ nights, a 50 minute spa/massage treatment for 2. NOTE:

Wedding certificate required on check-in.

FREE

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VFAR insight - Very popular, beautifully renovated international

resort with outstanding facilities + activities, directly on its own

beach. Ideal for families + couples.

DELUXE POOL VIEW ROOM

DELUXE OCEAN VIEW ROOM

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Phuket Marriot Resort +

Spa Merlin Beach

99 Muen-Ngoen Road, Tri-Trang Beach, Patong, Phuket

4 4 4 4 4 from $130 a

* All prices based on per adult, per night, twin share/low season rate. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

Set in 12 acres of tropical gardens, directly on Tri-Trang beach at Patong’s

southern end, with a vibrant coral reef ideal for high tide snorkelling +

just a short drive from central Patong. 414 aircon. rooms with balcony. 4

restaurants, 4 bars. 3 huge free-form swimming pools, children’s pool +

water playground, jacuzzi, spa, games room, exercise room, tennis court,

kids’ club, playground + beauty salon. Free scheduled shuttle to Patong +

free WiFi in public areas.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast for adults on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights:

2 nights for the price of 1. Min. 4 paid nights. 16 Apr-31 Oct 18. NOTE: Compulsory

charge included for breakfast on free nights. 3. EarlyBird: Book 90+ or 60+ days in

advance of arrival, stay 01 Apr-31 Oct 18 + receive 15% or 10% discount respectively

on room rates. Book 90+ days in advance of arrival, stay 01 Nov-23 Dec 18 + receive

15% or book 60+ days in advance of arrival, stay 11 Jan-31 Mar 19 + receive 10%

discount on room rates.

FAMILIES - 1. 1 child U/12yrs stays free in extra bed when sharing King

room with 2 adults. 2 children U/12yrs stay free in existing double/double

bedding, when sharing with 2 adults (Premier Lagoon pool + Sea View). NOTE:

Compulsory charge included for breakfast on paid nights. 2. 20% discount for 2nd

interconnecting room for families (any age). 01 Apr-23 Dec 18 + 11 Jan-31 Mar 19.

HONEYMOONERS - Fruit basket, flower decoration + 25% discount on

non-promo spa. Stay 5+ nights + also receive breakfast in bed 1st morning + room

upgrade (subject to availability).

VFAR insight - Excellent international resort, with beautiful beach

area + great facilities. Swimming pools have to be seen to be

believed.

FAMILY POOL

BEACH GRILL RESTAURANT

PREMIER ANDAMAN SEA VIEW ROOM

BEACHFRONT

SUPERIOR LAGOON VIEW ROOM

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KARON + KATA

BEACHES

Both Karon + Kata offer uncrowded

beaches – wonderful places to

relax, unwind + recharge in idyllic

surroundings + an excellent ‘laid back’

alternative for families + couples.

Restaurants are plentiful + varied +

there’s extensive shopping + street

markets too. And if the mood should

take you, Patong or Phuket Town’s

shopping, restaurants + nightlife are

but a short drive away.

Patong Beach

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KARON

BEACH

Bank

KATA NOI

BEACH

4

KATA

BEACH

5

Supermarket

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Supermarket

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Supermarket

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Phuket Town

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The Old Phuket Karon Beach Resort

Centara Karon Resort

Kata Palm Resort + Spa

Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort + Spa

Horizon Karon Beach Resort

Metadee Resort + Villas

Access Resort + Villas

KataThani Phuket Beach Resort

Mövenpick Resort + Spa Karon Beach

Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket

The Shore at KataThani

LOVES

SNORKELLING BY THE ROCKS - HEAD TO

THE SOUTHERN END OF KARON BEACH –

IT IS EASY TO RENT EQUIPMENT ON THE

BEACH.

THAI MASSAGE - UNDER THE SHADE OF THE

TREES ALONG THE KARON BEACHFRONT.

KARON MARKET - HELD ON TUESDAY +

SATURDAY - GREAT PLACE TO PICK UP SOME

HANDICRAFTS + SOUVENIRS.

KAYAKING - FROM KATA BEACH UP TO KOH

PU (CRAB ISLAND).

KARON VIEWPOINT - LOCATED BETWEEN

NAI HARN + KATA NOI BEACHES + IS THE

MOST POPULAR VIEWPOINTS IN PHUKET.

VFAR insight - Contrasts a themed recreation of 19th century

Sino-Portuguese architecture (Sino Wing), with the modern Thai

contemporary Serene Wing. Beautiful + absolutely unique.

DELUXE ROOM - SINO WING

DELUXE POOL VIEW ROOM - SERENE WING

1

The Old Phuket Karon

Beach Resort

192/36 Karon Road, Karon Beach, Phuket

SINO WING 4 4 4 4

SERENE WING 4 4 4 4 ½

from $74 a

Just a short walk from beach road + the sands of Karon Beach. 88

characterful Sino-Portuguese style rooms (Sino Wing) + 96 elegant modern

style rooms (Serene Wing), all with aircon + balcony. Coffee shop, Thai /

international, seafood + Italian restaurants, 2 swimming pools + 2 pool bars,

2 children’s pools, jacuzzi, massage, fitness room, kids’ games room + library

/ internet corner.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights: 2 nights

for the price of 1. Min. 2 paid nights. 01 Apr – 31 Oct 18. Stay 6-7, pay 5; stay 9, pay

6; stay 11, pay 7. 01 Nov-24 Dec 18 + 11 Jan-31 Mar 19. NOTE: Compulsory charge

included for breakfast on free nights. 3. EarlyBird: Book by 28 Feb + stay 01 Apr-31

Oct 18; book by 30 Jun + stay 01 Nov-24 Dec 18; book by 30 Sep + stay 11 Jan- 31 Mar

19 + receive free breakfasts on free nights.

FAMILIES - 1. Deluxe Family Rooms accommodate 2 adults + up to 3 children.

2. 1 child U/12yrs stays free in sofabed when sharing with 2 adults. NOTE:

Compulsory charge included for breakfast daily. 3. 20% discount on 2nd room for

children. 01 Apr-31 Oct 18. NOTE: 2nd room eligible for free bonus nights.

HONEYMOONERS - Floral bed decoration + bottle of sparkling wine. Min. 5

night stay. All year.

FREE

t: 1300 303 343


2

Centara Karon Resort

502/3 Patak Road, Karon Beach, Phuket

4 4 4 4 from $71 a

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A few minutes’ walk from the beach + Karon’s shopping + restaurant area.

316 aircon rooms with panoramic beach + hills views, split into 4 zones

in a garden setting - The Terraces; The Lagoon; The Tropicale + The

Cabanas. Coffee shop, 2 restaurants, lobby bar, 3 swimming pools - all with

swim-up bar + children’s pool, fitness centre, sauna, spa with steam room +

jacuzzi, 2 tennis courts, kids’ club, WiFi, room + laundry service.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights: 2 nights

for the price of 1. Min. 4 paid nights. 11 Apr-31 Oct 18. NOTE: Compulsory charge

included for breakfast on free nights. 3. Early Bird: Book by 10 Apr for stays 11 Apr-31

Oct 18 or by 31 Dec for stays 01-31 Mar 19 + receive approx. 10% discount on room

rates. Book by 31 Oct 18 for stays 01 Nov-24 Dec 18 + receive approx. 15% discount on

room rates.

FAMILIES - 2 children U/12yrs stay free in existing double/double bedding,

including free breakfast on paid + free nights, when sharing with 2 adults (Deluxe,

Deluxe Family Studio + Premium Deluxe).

HONEYMOONERS - Fruit, flowers + sparkling wine. Min. 3 night stay. Stay 7+

nights in a Deluxe Honeymoon Spa Suite; Premium Deluxe; 2 Bedroom Premium

Suite or 1 Bedroom Pool Cabana + also receive a Baht 2,000 spa voucher. NOTE:

Wedding certificate required.

VFAR insight - A very complete resort, offering a huge range of

facilities + amenities at an extremely affordable price. Great for

families + couples alike.

SUPERIOR ROOM AT THE TERRACES SUPERIOR OCEAN VIEW ROOM AT THE TERRACES DELUXE HONEYMOON SPA SUITE

Kata Palm Resort + Spa

3 FREE

* All prices based on per adult, per night, twin share/low season rate. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

60 Kata Road, Kata Beach, Phuket

4 4 4 ½ from $72 a

Only a short walk from the beach road + sands of Kata Beach. 184 aircon.

rooms with private balcony. Coffee shop, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, 2 swimming

pools, pool bar, children’s pool + playground, jacuzzi, sauna, spa, massage,

fitness centre + free beach shuttle service.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast for adults on paid nights. All year + on free nights. 01

Apr-31 Oct 18. 2. Free Bonus Nights: 2 nights for the price of 1. Min. 1 paid night.

01 Apr-19 Dec 18. NOTE: Includes free breakfast on free nights 01 Apr-31 Oct 18;

Compulsory charge included for breakfast on free nights 01 Nov-19 Dec 18. 3. Your

choice of a free Thai Cooking Class or Thai set dinner for 2 (food only). Min 5 night

stay. All year. 4. 10% discount on food in hotel restaurants. All year.

FAMILIES - 1 child U/12yrs stays free in extra bed in Deluxe Pool View or Pool

Access when sharing with 2 adults. NOTE: Compulsory charge included for

breakfast on paid nights.

HONEYMOONERS - Floral honeymoon room set-up + free 30 minute Thai

traditional massage for two. Min 5 night stay.

VFAR insight - What a lovely family oriented hotel, just oozing Thai

character + charm. Very affordable, so why not spoil yourself with a

Pool Access Room.

DELUXE POOL VIEW ROOM

VIEW FROM DELUXE POOL VIEW ROOM

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Novotel Phuket Karon

Beach Resort + Spa

568 Patak Road, Karon Beach, Phuket

4 4 4 4 from $81 a

4 FREE

Just a short walk from Karon Beach + close to Karon’s main restaurant /

shopping areas. 224 aircon. rooms with balcony/terrace. 3 restaurants, 3

swimming pools, swim-up bar, children’s pool, kids' club, sports bar, jacuzzi,

spa + fitness centre.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast daily. All year. 2. Special low ‘flat rates’ 01 Apr-31 Oct 18.

3. EarlyBird: Book 90+; 60+ or 21+ days in advance of arrival, stay 01 Apr-31 Oct 18 +

receive 35%; 30% or 25% discount respectively on room rates.

FAMILIES - Family Room accommodates 2 adults + 2 children U/13yrs in a king

+ bunk beds.

HONEYMOONERS - Floral honeymoon turndown service. Stay 5+ nights + also

receive a 30 min couples Thai massage, fruit, chocolates + bottle of sparkling wine.

VFAR insight - Beautiful resort offering the perfect getaway for

couples + families alike. Wonderful value for the quality. You won’t

want to leave.

DELUXE ROOM FAMILY ROOM PLUNGE POOL SUITE

Horizon Karon Beach Resort

5 FREE

3 Karon Road Soi 2, Karon Beach, Phuket

4 4 4 4 from $82 a

Overlooking Karon Bay + a short walk to the beach, shopping + restaurants.

160 aircon. rooms with private balcony. 3 restaurants, lounge, 2 swimming

pools + 2 pool bars, children’s pool, jacuzzi, spa + fitness centre. Free shuttle

to Patong. ‘Club Wing’ guests receive many additional amenities + benefits

+ access the adults only Privilege Club Lounge serving an alternate

continental breakfast; all-day tea/coffee/juices; light snacks + drinks 12-2pm

daily. NOTE: Min. age for Club rooms is 18 years.

VFAR insight - Spread over 2 wings. The Horizon Wing - perfect

for families + the ‘adults only’ exclusive Privilege Club Wing. Quite

unique + offering something for everyone.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast on paid + free nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights: 2

nights for the price of 1. Min. 1 paid night. 01 Apr-31 Oct 18. Stay 6-7, pay 5; stay 13-14,

pay 10; stay 20-21, pay 15. 01 Nov-19 Dec 18 + 01-31 Mar 19. 3. Free Buffet Dinner on

paid + free nights for adults + accompanying children. 01 Apr-31 Oct 18

FAMILIES - 1. 2 children U/12yrs stay free in existing queen/queen bedding, with

free breakfast daily, when sharing with 2 adults (Superior Pool View). 01 Apr-19

Dec 18 + 01-31 Mar 19. 2. When travelling with children: 20% discount on hotel

food + beverage; 20% discount on spa for parents; free babysitting at Kids’ Club for

children 4-11yrs 9am-6pm.

HONEYMOONERS - Complimentary fruit basket + flowers.

SUPERIOR ROOM SUPERIOR POOL VIEW ROOM DELUXE ROOM - CLUB WING

t: 1300 303 343


Metadee Resort + Villas

6 FREE

66 Kata Road, Kata Beach, Phuket

VILLAS

AVAILABLE

4 4 4 4 from $82 a

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Within easy walking distance of beautiful Kata Beach. 77 spacious aircon.

Deluxe Pool View + Pool Access rooms, . Pool Access Villas + Private Pool

Villas (with jacuzzi) with terrace/balcony. Restaurant, bar, lagoon swimming

pool, pool bar, children’s pool, jacuzzi, spa + massage + fitness centre.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast on paid + free nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights:

Stay 3, pay 2; stay 6, pay 4; stay 9, pay 6; stay 12, pay 8; stay 15, pay 10. 01 Apr-31 Oct

18. 3. EarlyBird: Book 60+ days in advance of arrival, stay 01 Nov-20 Dec 18 or 01-31

Mar 19 + receive 10% discount on room rates. 4. 10% restaurant food + beverage

discount. 5. Free one time non-alcoholic mini-bar (Pool Access Villa + Private Pool

Villa).

FAMILIES - 1 child U/12yrs receives 50% discount on extra bed, including

breakfast daily, when sharing with 2 adults.

HONEYMOONERS - Floral bed decoration + 10% a la carte spa discount. Stay

14+ nights in a Private Pool Villa + receive a 1 hour Thai massage for two.

VFAR insight - This lovely + very affordable modern Thai style

resort has a wonderfully relaxed feel to it. Treat yourself to a great

value private villa.

PRIVATE POOL ACCESS ROOM PRIVATE POOL VILLA - INTERIOR PRIVATE POOL VILLA - EXTERIOR

Access Resort + Villas

7 FREE

459/2-3 Patak Road, Karon Beach, Phuket

4 4 4 4 from $96 a

* All prices based on per adult, per night, twin share/low season rate. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

Only a block back from Karon Beach + walking distance to Karon’s shops

+ restaurants. 139 uniquely designed rooms, with direct swimming pool

access. Large Deluxe Blue Wing, Deluxe Green Wing, Deluxe Family + Pool

Suites with jacuzzi + private 3m x 3m pool, all aircon. with private terrace.

An extensive network of swimming pools, jacuzzi, sauna, restaurant/coffee

shop, cocktail bar, pool bar, spa + massage, games room with pool table,

internet cafe, fitness room + room service by boat!

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast on paid nights. All year + on free nights. 01 Apr-31 Oct

18. 2. Free Bonus Nights: 2 nights for the price of 1, min. 2 paid nights. 01 Apr-31 Oct

18. NOTE: Includes breakfast on free nights. 3. Free Bonus Nights: Stay 4, pay 3;

stay 8, pay 6; stay 12, pay 9 etc. 01 Nov-24 Dec 18 + 01-31 Mar 19; Stay 5, pay 4; stay

10, pay 8. 25 Dec 18-28 Feb 19. NOTE: Compulsory charge included for breakfast on

free nights.

FAMILIES - 1. 50% discount on 2nd room for children U/16yrs. NOTE: 2nd room

not eligible for free bonus nights. 2. Family rooms available for 2 adults + up to 3

children U/16yrs.

HONEYMOONERS - Fruit + flowers served by Thai traditional boat upon

arrival.

POOL ACCESS DELUXE ROOM - BLUE WING

POOL ACCESS DELUXE ROOM - GREEN WING

VFAR insight - What a superb + unique concept - the only hotel

to offer direct pool access from all rooms. Lovely resort + terrific

value.

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34 T H A I L A N D \ Phuket - Karon + Kata Beaches

VFAR insight - Absolutely superb quality resort, located on one

of Phuket’s most beautiful beaches. Perfect for honeymooners,

couples + families alike.

KataThani Phuket Beach Resort

8 FREE

14 Kata Noi Road, Kata Beach, Phuket

BURI WING 4 4 4 4 ½

THANI WING 4 4 4 4 4 from $140 a

On Kata Noi Beach, set in extensive tropical gardens. The Bhuri Wing has 213

Deluxe + family friendly Grand Deluxe rooms, whilst the Thani Wing boasts

266 ocean view Junior Suites + Grand Suites, all with aircon. + balcony.

Coffee shop, 6 restaurants, 3 bars, 6 swimming pools, jacuzzi, children’s

pools, kids’ club, 2 tennis courts, fitness centre, sauna, spa, dive centre,

fitness centre, beauty salon, library, games room with billiards. Thai Cooking

class (fee) + shuttle to Phuket Town.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast for adults on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights:

2 nights for the price of 1. Min. 4 paid nights (Deluxe, Grand Deluxe, Junior Suite +

Grand Suite). 01 Apr-31 Oct 18. NOTE: Compulsory charge included for breakfast

on free nights. 3. Bonus free nights can be used at The Sands Khao Lak (page 42). 01

Apr-31 Oct 18. NOTE: A transportation charge applies to/from Khao Lak.

FAMILIES - 1. 2 children U/16yrs stay free in existing king + sofabed or 2 queen

beds, including free breakfast on paid nights, when sharing with 2 adults (Grand

Deluxe with closable partition between sleeping areas). 2. 1 child U/13yrs stays free

in sofabed when sharing with 2 adults (Deluxe, Junior Suite + Grand Suite). NOTE:

Compulsory charge included for breakfast daily. 3. Junior Suites + Grand Suites can

accommodate 2 adults + up to 2 children U/13yrs.

HONEYMOONERS - Fruit, flowers, honeymoon cake + floral bed decoration.

DELUXE POOL VIEW ROOM

GRAND DELUXE ROOM

Mövenpick Resort

+ Spa Karon Beach

509 Patak Road, Karon Beach, Phuket

9 FREE

VILLAS

AVAILABLE

4 4 4 4 4 from $178 a

VFAR insight - What a lovely family oriented hotel, just oozing Thai

character + charm. Very affordable, so why not spoil yourself with a

Pool Access Roo

VFAR insight - Absolutely superb resort with magnificent gardens.

Great rooms, suites + villas, all with outstanding facilities. Perfect

for couples + families alike. Arguably the best kids’ club in Phuket.

Directly opposite Karon Beach in extensive tropical gardens. 223 Garden +

Sea View Rooms, 1 + 2 Bedroom Suites, 27 luxury Residences + 113 elegant,

secluded Villas + Plunge Pool Villas, all with aircon + balcony. Residences

feature a kitchen + separate living/dining room + Residence guests access

a private infinity pool. Villas offer sundeck, outside rain shower, espresso

machine + private access to the Coconut Grove Pool, a special breakfast area

+ daily tropical fruit bowl. 5 restaurants, coffee shop, 4 bars, 3 swimming

pools, spa + fitness centre. The huge Play Zone offers structured activities in

different zones for young children through to early teens.

BONUS - 1. Free buffet breakfast for adults on paid + free nights all year. 2. Free

Bonus Nights: 2 nights for the price of 1. Min. 3 paid nights, max. 9 free nights. 08

Apr-31 Oct 18. Stay 6-8 nights, pay 5; stay 14-16, pay 10. 01-07 Apr; 01 Nov-24 Dec 18 +

10 Jan-31 Mar 19. NOTE: Includes free breakfast on free nights.

FAMILIES -1 child U/12yrs stays free in daybed when sharing with 2 adults.

NOTE: Compulsory charge included for breakfast daily.

HONEYMOONERS - VIP status, welcome drink, flower lei, honeymoon bed

decoration.

STANDARD ROOM

SUPERIOR PLUNGE POOL SUITE

t: 1300 303 343


Centara Grand Beach

Resort Phuket

683 Patak Road, Karon Beach, Phuket

10 FREE

VILLAS

AVAILABLE

4 4 4 4 4 from $212 a

T H A I L A N D \ Phuket - Karon + Kata Beaches 35

This Sino-Portuguese styled resort is sited on a secluded part of Karon

Beach, with direct beach access. 262 large aircon. sea facing rooms, suites

+ villas with balcony. 3 restaurants, 4 bars, main swimming pool, jacuzzi,

children’s pool, adult’s only pool, Lazy River pool, spa, sauna, massage,

fitness centre, tennis court, Camp Safari (4-9yrs) + E-Zone (10+yrs). ‘Club’

guests access the private Club Lounge offering: Continental breakfast; allday

tea/coffee; lunchtime snacks; afternoon tea; evening cocktails + canapés

5.30-7pm. Benefits include 2 free pieces of laundry daily + 10% spa discount.

BONUS - 1. Free buffet breakfast on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights:

2 nights for the price of 1. Min. 4 paid nights. 11 Apr-31 Oct 18. Stay 7, pay 5; stay

10, pay 7; stay 14, pay 10 etc. 01-10 Apr; 01 Nov-24 Dec 18 + 01-31 Mar 19. NOTE:

Compulsory charge included for breakfast on free nights or breakfast + ‘Club’

charge (Club rooms + Villas). 3. EarlyBird: Book by 31 Mar 18 for stays 11 Apr-31 Oct

18, by 31 Oct 18 for stays 01 Nov-24 Dec 18 + receive approx. 15% discount on room

rates. Book by 31 Dec 18 for stays 01-30 Mar 19 + receive approx. 10% discount on

room rates. Book 180+ days in advance of arrival, stay 11 Apr-24 Dec 18 + 01-31 Mar

19 + receive an additional 5% discount.

FAMILIES - 2 children U/12yrs stay free in existing double/double bedding,

including breakfast on paid + free nights, when sharing with 2 adults (excludes

Premium Deluxe + Spa Deluxe). All year.

HONEYMOONERS - Fruit, flowers + sparkling wine. Min. 3 night stay. Book 60+

days prior to arrival + also receive a guaranteed upgrade from Deluxe to Spa Deluxe

or Spa Deluxe to Deluxe Pool Suite + a choice of a 30 min massage for 2 or a set

dinner for 2 (food only). NOTE: Wedding certificate required.

VFAR insight - What a spectacular resort in a stunning location. A

holiday here will definitely not be forgotten. Just superb + great for

couples + families alike.

The Shore at

KataThani

11 FREE

VILLAS

18 Kata Noi Road, Kata Beach, Phuket

4 4 4 4 4 from $406 a

DELUXE OCEAN FACING ROOM

DELUXE POOL SUITE

* All prices based on per adult, per night, twin share/low season rate. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

At the southern end of Kata Noi Beach, alongside sister resort, KataThani

Beach Resort, with views over nearby jungle or ocean. 48 spacious + superluxurious

aircon villas with private pool, pool terrace + sunken lounge.

Restaurant, bar, in-villa dining + of course all the facilities + amenities of

the adjacent KataThani Resort are available to use. NOTE: Does not accept

children below 12 years old.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast on paid + free nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights:

Stay 4, pay 3; stay 8, pay 6; stay 12, pay 9; stay 16, pay 12; stay 20, pay 15. 01 Apr-31 Oct

18.

HONEYMOONERS - Fruit, flowers, honeymoon cake + floral bed decoration on

1st night.

VFAR insight - Sophisticated contemporary design, with natural

oriental touches. These villas are nothing short of superb - very

special + super romantic.

SEAVIEW POOL VILLA SEAVIEW POOL VILLA TWO BEDROOM POOL VILLA

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36 T H A I L A N D \ Phuket - Kamala Beach

KAMALA BEACH

Kamala boasts a quieter pace, less

populated beach, surrounded by

forested hills + is 15 minutes’ drive

north of Patong. Kamala’s lovely

village has surprisingly good shopping,

restaurants + bars. So you can stay put,

relax + soak up the atmosphere or very

quickly be in the bright lights of Patong.

Kamala offers the perfect compromise,

with visitors returning year after year +

Kamala Beach’s popularity is definitely

on the rise.

SUNWING RESORT KAMALA BEACH

VFAR insight - This wonderful ‘family focus’ resort has it all. It’s not

only the kids that will have a good holiday! Outstanding family value.

STUDIO ROOM

ROYAL STUDIO POOL ACCESS ROOM

Sunwing Resort Kamala

Beach

96/66 Moo 3, Kamala Beach, Phuket

4 4 4 4 from $83 a

Superbly positioned directly on Kamala Beach. 317 large aircon. studios +

family suites with oversize balcony + kitchenette. 7 swimming pools, swimup

bar, children’s pool, 3 water slides, kids’ club + programme, playground,

games area, water sports fitness centre, aerobics, massage, 2 restaurants, 2

bars, internet corner, mini-mart + free WiFi in lobby.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights: 2 nights

for the price of 1. Min. 3 paid nights, max. 7 free nights. 01 Apr-23 Dec 18. NOTE:

Compulsory charge included for breakfast on free nights. 3. ‘Royal’ room guests

receive welcome package of fruit basket, snacks, wine, beer, soft drinks + water. All

year.

FAMILIES - 1. 2 children U/12yrs stay free in existing double sofabed, including

free breakfast on paid nights, when sharing with 2 adults. 2. Children U/12yrs dine

free from kid’s menu when with an equal number of paying adults. 3. Happy Baby

Studios feature: high chair; stroller, cot, bouncer, change table, baby bath, potty,

bathroom step, baby cutlery. 4. Family Suites take 5 adults or 2 adults + 4 children

U/18yrs (1 king bed, 1 double sofabed + 2 singles).

HONEYMOONERS - Floral bed decoration, fruit platter + bottle of sparkling

wine.

Andara Resorts + Villas

15/6 Nakalay Road, Kamala Beach, Phuket

VILLAS

AVAILABLE

FREE

POOL VILLA

MASTER BEDROOM POOL VILLA

4 4 4 4 4 PLUS from $350 a

Set on a gentle hill rising from Kamala Beach + offering stunning sea

views. This all suite + villa resort offers 37 spacious 1, 2, 3 + 4 Bedroom

‘Resort Residences’ + 26 huge 3, 4, 5 + 6 Bedroom Pool Villas all offering

fully equipped western kitchen, lavish living + dining area opening onto an

expansive outdoor terrace/living area. Suites + villas offer every imaginable

luxury + amenity. Other facilities include restaurant, bar, ocean view lap

pool, spa, massage, fitness centre, tennis court, beach concierge service,

access to Andara’s 35m super yacht (fee) + kids’ club.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast for adults on paid + free nights in resort restaurant for

Suites or in villa for Villa guests. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights: Stay 4, pay 3; stay 8,

pay 6 etc. Max 5 free nights. 10 Apr-31 Oct 18. 3. Welcome drink, fruit + flowers. Stay

14+ nights + receive 10% discount on hotel food + spa, + 15% on laundry.

FAMILIES - 1 child U/12yrs stays free in extra bed when sharing with 2 adults.

NOTE: Compulsory charge included for breakfast daily.

VFAR insight - Has to be amongst the absolute very best on offer

in Phuket. This resort is just amazing, as are the panoramic ocean

views + facilities. Ultimate luxury.

t: 1300 303 343


Swissôtel Resort Phuket

100/10 Moo 3, Kamala Beach, Phuket

4 4 4 4 from $79 a

FREE

T H A I L A N D \ Phuket - Kamala Beach 37

In a beautifully natural + tranquil setting, with hillside jungle views, just a

short walk from the beach. This all suite resort offers 180 one, two + three

bedroom suites, all with separate living area + balcony/terrace. Two + three

bedroom suites also have a kitchenette + dining area. International cafe, deli,

lounge bar, extensive lagoon swimming pool, swim-up pool bar, children’s

pool, spa with jacuzzi, fitness centre + ‘Kid’s World’ with recreational

activities. Scheduled shuttle to Patong.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast for adults on paid + free nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus

Nights: Stay 5, pay 4; stay 10, pay 8; stay 15, pay 12, stay 20, pay 16. 01 Apr-31 Oct 18.

Stay 7, pay 6; stay 14, pay 12; stay 21, pay 18. 01 Nov 18-31 Mar 19. 3. EarlyBird: enquire

regarding details. Conditions apply. NOTE: Not combinable with bonus #2.

FAMILIES - 1. 2 children stay free in extra beds, with free breakfast daily. All

categories, all year. 2. 2 Bedroom + 3 Bedroom Suites can accommodate up to 4

adults + 2 children + 6 adults + 2 children respectively. 3. Children U/6yrs eat free;

children 6-12yrs receive 50% meals discount, excl. kid’s menu. 4. Special kid’s room

setup when booking a 2 or 3 bedroom deluxe suite.

HONEYMOONERS - Bottle of sparkling wine, fruit platter + flowers. Wedding

certificate required.

VFAR insight - All suites - just perfect for couples + families

wanting that extra room to move. Well appointed, excellent facilities

+ outstanding value for this style + quality of accommodation.

ONE BEDROOM DELUXE SUITE

THREE BEDROOM DELUXE SUITE

* All prices based on per adult, per night, twin share/low season rate. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

Hyatt Regency Phuket

Resort

16/12 Moo 6, Kamala Beach, Phuket

4 4 4 4 4 from $167 a

Set on a hillside rising from Kamala Beach, offering stunning sea vistas.

199 extra spacious aircon rooms with balcony. 3 restaurants, bar, Olympic

infinity swimming pool, swim-up bar, children’s pool, spa, massage, fitness

centre, Camp Hyatt Kids’ club (4-12yrs), activities centre + Thai cooking

classes (fee). Free scheduled shuttle within Kamala.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast for adults on paid + free nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus

Nights: Stay 7, pay 4; stay 10, pay 6; stay 14, pay 8 etc. 11 Apr-31 Oct 18. Stay 7, pay 5;

stay 10, pay 7; stay 14, pay 10 etc. 01 Nov-23 Dec 18 + 08 Jan-31 Mar 19. 3. EarlyBird:

Book 45+ or 30+ days in advance of arrival, stay 01 Apr-23 Dec 18 + 11 Jan-31 Mar 19 +

receive 10% or 5% respectively on room rates.

FAMILIES - Deluxe 2 bedroom accommodates 2 adults + 2 children in king + twin

bedding.

HONEYMOONERS - Honeymoon rose petal room setup + honeymoon

welcome drink.

VFAR insight - Offers amazing panoramic views over beautiful

Kamala Bay from most rooms, this luxury resort has it all. Just

perfect for families, couples + honeymooners.

GARDEN VIEW KING ROOM OCEAN VIEW TWIN ROOM TWO BEDROOM SUITE

FREE

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38 T H A I L A N D \ Phuket - Bangtao Beach, Laguna Phuket

BANGTAO BEACH

+

LAGUNA PHUKET

Bangtao Bay borders the Andaman

Sea's warm waters + is home to many

of Phuket's most luxurious resorts,

which form "Laguna Phuket". Within

the integrated resort area of Laguna

Phuket guests receive free use of

shuttle boats + "Tuk Tuk" vehicles

providing inter-resort transportation,

Canal Village Shopping Centre +

the par 71 Laguna Phuket Golf Club,

where guests receive special green

fees. Resorts make many recreational

facilities available to guests of other

Laguna hotels, however sometimes a

charge may be levied.

VFAR insight - What a fantastic ‘family focus’ resort this is! Just

check out the bonus + family offers + you’ll see the outstanding value.

Sunwing Resort + Spa

Bangtao Beach

22 Moo 2, Cheung Talay, Thalang, Bangtao Beach, Phuket

4 4 4 4 from $86 a

Directly on the sands of Bangtao Beach. 283 aircon. studios (44.5sqm) +

family suites (60.5sqm) with large balcony + kitchenette. Royal Pool Access

feature private sunbeds on extended terrace. 6 swimming pools, 2 children’s

pools, water slide, kids’ club + programme, playground, games area, table

tennis, water sports, fitness + aerobics rooms, spa, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, free

WiFi in lobby, internet corner + mini-mart.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights: 2 nights

for the price of 1. Min. 2 paid nights, max. 7 free nights. 01 Apr-23 Dec 18. NOTE:

Compulsory charge included for breakfast on free nights. 3. Free dinner on paid

nights for adults + children. 01 Apr-23 Dec 18. 4. EarlyBird: Book before 31 Mar 18,

stay 01 Apr-31 Oct 18 + receive free breakfasts on free nights. 5. ‘Couples’ Promotion:

Couples travelling without children receive a Baht 500 per room per night voucher

for hotel food + beverage. All year. 6. ‘Royal’ room guests receive welcome package

of fruit basket, snacks, wine, beer, soft drinks + water. All year.

FAMILIES - 1. 2 children U/12yrs stay free in existing double sofabed, including

free breakfast on paid nights, when sharing with 2 adults. 2. Children U/12yrs dine

free from ‘Lollo + Bernie’ menu when accompanied by an equal number of paying

adults. 3. Happy Baby Studios feature: high chair; stroller, cot, bouncer, change

table, baby bath, potty, bathroom step, baby cutlery. 3. Family Suites accommodate

up to 5 adults or 2 adults + 4 children U/18yrs (1 king bed, 1 double sofabed + 2

singles).

HONEYMOONERS - Floral bed decoration, fruit platter + bottle of sparkling

wine.

STUDIO KING ROOM

ROYAL STUDIO ROOM

t: 1300 303 343


Outrigger Laguna

Phuket Beach Resort

VILLAS

AVAILABLE

323 Srisoonthorn Road, Bangtao Beach, Laguna Phuket, Phuket

4 4 4 4 4 from $108 a

Beachfront, set in 13.4 acres of landscaped gardens. 255 spacious aircon.

lagoon, garden + sea facing rooms with balcony. Swimming pool with

waterslide, children's pool, pool bar, day spa, 3 restaurants, 2 bars + kids’ club

with activities programme. Extensive sporting activity options, including

non-motorised watersports, squash, tennis, badminton + fitness centre.

Club, Suite + Villa guests receive special massage + spa discounts + access

“The Club”, an exclusive lounge offering the alternate option of breakfast;

private check-in; all-day complimentary tea/coffee, soft drinks, evening

cocktails + chef’s tasting menu 6-7:30pm.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast daily. All year. 2. Special low ‘green season’ rates 16 Apr-

31 Oct 18. 3. EarlyBird: Book 30+ days in advance + stay 16 Apr-26 Dec 18; 08 Jan-02

Feb; 14-25 Feb 19 + receive 10% discount on room rates. 4. Book a Club Lagoon

room, stay 16 Apr-31 Oct 18 + receive free daily set lunch or dinner.

FAMILIES - 1. Up to 2 children U/12yrs stay free on existing daybed + extra bed,

with free breakfast daily, when sharing with parents. 16 Apr-31 Oct 18. 2. Free Kids'

Club for children above 3 years. (1 king bed, 1 double sofabed + 2 singles).

HONEYMOONERS - Floral room setup, gift of handmade spa products +

chocolate truffles.

FREE

T H A I L A N D \ Phuket - Bangtao Beach, Laguna Phuket 39

VFAR insight - An exceptional + extremely complete quality

beachfront resort. Outstanding family facilities make this a

wonderful choice for families or couples alike.

DELUXE LAGOON ROOM

* All prices based on per adult, per night, twin share/low season rate. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

Angsana Laguna Phuket

10 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Road, Bangtao Beach,

Laguna Phuket, Phuket

VILLAS

AVAILABLE

4 4 4 4 4 from $134 a

Stylish Laguna Phuket Thai style beachfront resort. 400 aircon. rooms, lofts,

suites + residences with balcony/terrace. 4 restaurants, 2 bars, beach club,

323 metre free-form pool with beach, lazy river, whirlpools, toddlers ‘tub’ +

activities zone. Pool bar, spa, kids’ club, water sports + fitness centre with

yoga + aerobics. Angsana Residences: A collection of private pool residences

with large living spaces, off-premises in exclusive villa communities within

Laguna Phuket + accessible by complimentary shuttle service.

BONUS - 1. Free buffet breakfast on paid + free nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus

Nights: Stay 4, pay 3; stay 8, pay 6; stay 12, pay 9. 16 Apr-24 Dec 18; 08-31 Jan; 12 Feb-

31 Mar 19. NOTE: Not combinable with Bonus #3. 3. Early Bird: Book 15+; 30+; 60+

or 90 days in advance of arrival, stay 16 Apr-24 Dec 18; 11-31 Jan or 12 Feb-31 Mar 19 +

receive 5%; 10%; 15% or 20% discount respectively on room rates.

FAMILIES - 1. 1 child U/13yrs stays free in extra bed (Laguna + Laguna Grand) +

2 children U/13yrs stay free in existing sofabeds (Laguna Premier), including free

breakfast daily, when sharing with 2 adults. Child liability disclaimer form required.

2. Free use of the kids’ club for children 4-16yrs. 3. Children U/6yrs eat buffet or

children’s menu meals free when dining with an equal number of paying adults.

HONEYMOONERS - Welcome drink, wrist flower garland, upgrade to higher

room category (main resort + subject to availability) + honeymoon room set-up.

LAGUNA GRAND ROOM

FREE

VFAR insight - Luxurious resort, set in unique lagoon themed,

tropical landscaped gardens. Superb + one of Phuket’s finest. Check

out the excellent family promotions.

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40 T H A I L A N D \ Koh Phi Phi

KOH PHI PHI

Phi Phi is a group of 6 islands, the

largest of which is Phi Phi Don + home

to most hotels + resorts. Picture

perfect, it is the perfect tropical island

getaway, with vivid turquoise waters

teeming with colourful marine life +

coral.

TRANSFERS

ONE WAY FROM/TO PHUKET HOTELS

OR V.V

From | to Koh Phi Phi

Seat in Vehicle + Local Ferry $60^

Private Vehicle + Local Ferry $88^

ONE WAY FROM/TO KRABI AIRPORT /

HOTELS OR V.V

From | to Koh Phi Phi

Seat in Vehicle + Local Ferry $58^

Private Vehicle + Local Ferry $73^

Holiday Inn Resort

Phi Phi Island

Koh Phi Phi

4 4 4 4 from $138 a

Stunning position directly on the beach, with

beautiful ocean views. 26 aircon. bungalows +

studios with terrace. 3 restaurants, 2 bars, live

entertainment, 2 swimming pools, children’s

pool, kids’ club, table tennis, water sports + dive

centre, massage, sauna, fitness centre, Thai

cooking classes + activities programme.

BONUS - 1. Free American breakfast on paid +

free nights. All year. 2. Stay 4+ nights + receive 25%

discount on room rates. (excl. Beachfront Bungalow,

Beach Studio + Pool Villa). 01 Apr-31 Oct 18 + 01-31 Mar

19. 3. EarlyBird: Book 120+ or 60+ days before arrival,

stay 01 Apr-24 Dec 18 + 08 Jan-31 Mar 19 + receive 15%

or 10% discount respectively on room rates. NOTE:

Combinable with bonus #2. 4. Stay 12+ nights 01 Apr-

31 Oct 19 + receive a 1 category upgrade.

FAMILIES - 1. 1 child U/12yrs stays free in existing

daybed, with free breakfast daily, when sharing with 2

adults. 2. 20% discount on 2nd bungalow for children

U/17yrs. NOTE: Not combinable with Bonus #3.

HONEYMOONERS - Flower arrangement, floral

bed decoration + upgrade (subject to availability). Stay

5+ nights + also receive a bottle of sparkling wine.

VFAR insight - A delightful + peaceful

resort situated right on the beach.

Memorable hilltop bar affords spectacular

views. Highly recommended.

FREE

Phi Phi Island

Village Beach

Resort

49 Moo 8, Koh Phi Phi

VILLAS

AVAILABLE

4 4 4 4 ½ from $151 a

FREE

On beautiful Loh-Ba-Gao Bay with 800 metres of

private beach, in 70 acres of coconut plantation.

189 Superior + larger Deluxe Thai wooden

Bungalows, gorgeous Beachfront Junior Suites +

12 exclusive Hillside Pool Villas, all with terrace.

4 restaurants, 3 bars, pool bar, 2 swimming pools,

children’s pool, tennis court, fitness centre, scuba,

fishing + sightseeing programs (fee), Thai cooking

+ fruit carving classes (fee), spa + gift shop.

BONUS - 1. Free American breakfast on paid + free

nights. 2. Free Bonus Nights: Stay 4, pay 3; stay 8 pay

6. 01 May-31 Oct 18. 3. Early Bird: a) Book 60+ or 30+

days in advance of arrival, stay 01 Apr-27 Dec 18 + 01-31

Mar 19 + receive 15% or 10% discount respectively on

room rates. b) Book 60+ days in advance of arrival,

stay 03 Jan-28 Feb 19 + receive 10% discount on room

rates. NOTE: Combinable with bonus #2.

HONEYMOONERS - Fruit basket, welcome drink +

floral room decoration first night.

VFAR insight - Wonderful + fully upgraded

bungalow + villa style hideaway in a

beautiful + idyllic beachfront coconut

plantation setting.

Zeavola Resort

11 Moo 8, Laem Tong,

Koh Phi Phi

VILLAS

AVAILABLE

4 4 4 4 4 from $227 a

Nestled beachfront in lush tropical gardens on

the northern tip of Phi Phi Island. This Thai rural

village concept barefoot luxury resort features

only 53 aircon. teakwood villa suites, each with

terrace + relaxation area. 2 restaurants, bar,

swimming pool, spa, massage + sauna, cardio

gym, boutique, activities + PADI dive centre.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast for adults on paid + free

nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights: Stay 3, pay

2; stay 6, pay 4 etc. 01 Apr – 25 Dec 18. Stay 4, pay 3;

stay 8, pay 6 etc. 11 Jan – 31 Mar 19. 3. Free roundtrip

scheduled ‘join-in’ speedboat transfer for 2 to/from

Phuket hotel or airport, via Royal Marina, to/from

Zeavola Resort. 01 May – 31 Oct 18. Min 2 night stay. 4.

EarlyBird: Book by 31 Mar 18 + stay 01 Apr-31 Oct 18 or

book by 31 Oct 18 for stays 01 Nov – 25 Dec 18 + 11 Jan –

31 Mar 19 + receive approx. 5% discount on room rates.

5. Welcome drink + daily fruit basket.

FAMILIES - Discounted daybed/extra bed rate,

including breakfast daily, for 1 child U/12yrs when

sharing with 2 adults.

FREE

HONEYMOONERS - Welcome fruit, flowers,

chocolates, honeymoon cake, souvenir photo + 1 time

buy 1, get 1 free 1 hour aromatherapy treatment.

VFAR insight - What a gorgeous +

exclusive romantic retreat! Luxurious

accommodation in a spectacular location – a

place to indulge, rest, relax + be invigorated.

^ All prices based on per adult, minimum 2 persons. Child prices on request. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

t: 1300 303 343


KHAO LAK

T H A I L A N D \ Khao Lak 41

Only an hour’s drive north of Phuket.

Mountains drop away on to pristine

white sandy beaches, studded with

boulders + the clear blue waters of the

Andaman Sea.

TRANSFERS

ONE WAY TO KHAO LAK HOTELS OR V.V

From | to Phuket Airport/Hotels

Private Vehicle $70^

From | to Krabi Airport/Hotels

Private Vehicle $109^

AERIAL VIEW OF SENTIDO GRACELAND KHAO LAK RESORT + SPA

* All prices based on per adult, per night, twin share/low season rate. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

Manathai

Khao Lak

2/4 Moo 8, Bangsak Beach, Khao Lak

4 4 4 4 ½ from $52 a

Directly on Bangsak beach in tropical gardens.

158 aircon. rooms, suites + villas with balcony.

Beachfront swimming pool, pool bar, children’s

pool, fitness centre, kids’ club + lounge. Suite +

Villa guests enjoy daily sunset cocktail; 30 min

welcome massage; welcome bottle of sparkling

wine; daily fruit; 10% discount on food + beverage.

BONUS - 1. Free buffet breakfast. All year. 2.

EarlyBird: Book 60+ or 30+ days in advance of arrival,

stay 01 Apr-23 Dec 18 or ; 01-31 Mar 19 + receive 15% or

10% discount respectively on room rates. Book 90+

days in advance of arrival, stay 24 Dec 18-28 Feb 19 +

receive 10% discount on room rates.

FAMILIES - 1 child U/12yrs stays free in existing

daybed, with free breakfast daily, when sharing with

parents.

HONEYMOONERS - Welcome fruit platter +

honeymoon floral bed decoration.

VFAR insight - What a gorgeous +

exclusive romantic retreat! Luxurious

accommodation in a spectacular location – a

place to indulge, rest, relax + be invigorated.

Khao Lak

Merlin Resort

7/7 Moo 2, Petchkasem Road, Khao Lak

4 4 4 4 ½ from $90 a

In 15 acres of gardens with 190m beach frontage +

shopping + restaurants close by. 236 aircon. rooms

with balcony. 4 swimming pools, children’s pool,

coffee shop, 2 restaurants, lounge, beach + 2 pool

bars, spa, massage, sauna, jacuzzi, fitness centre,

tennis, games room, kids’ club + playground.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast for adults on paid nights.

All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights: 2 nights for the price

of 1. Min. 4 paid nights (excl. Villas). 01 Apr-31 Oct 18.

NOTE: A compulsory breakfast cost will apply to free

nights. 3. Free Bonus Nights can be used consecutively

at the Patong Merlin Hotel (page 28). NOTE: A

transportation charge applies to/from Patong. 4.

EarlyBird: Book by 30 Sep, stay 01 Nov-20 Dec 18 +

receive 10% off room rates. 5. 10% discount on hotel

food + beverage (excluding special offers + mini-bar).

FAMILIES - 1 child U/12yrs stays free in existing

daybed, with free breakfast daily, when sharing with

parents.

HONEYMOONERS - Fruit basket + flower

decoration

VFAR insight - Beautiful Thai style resort

on Khao Lak Beach. Bonus offer #3 allows

you to take a "two centre" holiday + include

a stay in Patong for next to nothing!

DELUXE POOL ACCESS ROOM

Sentido Graceland

Khao Lak Resort

+ Spa

FREE FREE FREE

VILLAS

AVAILABLE

30/7 Moo 7, Bangsak Beach, Khao Lak

4 4 4 4 ½ from $79 a

Gorgeous beachfront Moken Sea Gypsy style

resort, directly overlooking the ocean. 338 aircon

rooms, suites + villas with balcony/terrace. 3

restaurants, 10 swimming pools, swim-up bar,

children’s pool, lobby lounge, garden + beach bars,

wellness centre + spa, sauna, fitness centre, tennis

+ squash courts, 4 lane bowling alley, kids’ club +

activities programme (fee). Free shuttle to/from

Khao Lak Centre.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast on paid nights. All year.

2. Free Bonus Nights: 2 nights for the price of 1. Min.

2 paid nights. 16 Apr-31 Oct 18. NOTE: Compulsory

charge included for breakfast on free nights.

FAMILIES - 50% discount on rate for 1 child U/12yrs,

including breakfast, when sharing existing Queen +

single bedding in Deluxe Pool View Twin with parents.

Moken Suites can accommodate 2 adults + 2 children

in existing 2 queen beds.

HONEYMOONERS - Heart-shaped flower petal

arrangement on bed + fruit basket.

VFAR insight - Beautiful international

standard resort, directly on Bangsak Beach.

A great getaway for couples + families.

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42 T H A I L A N D \ Krabi

The Sands Khao Lak by KataThani

10/18 Petchkasem Road, Moo 7, Khuk-Khak Beach, Khao Lak

4 4 4 4 ½ from $90 a

FREE

SANDS ROOM

SPA SUITE BEDROOM

FAMILY ROOM

DELUXE ROOM

POOL RESIDENCE

Directly on beautiful Khuk-Khak Beach. 316 aircon. rooms + suites with

‘living room’ balcony. 2 main swimming pools, plus 3 secondary pools with

private access from guest accommodation, children’s pool, 2 restaurants,

pool bars, lounge bar, spa, massage, sauna, jacuzzi, fitness centre +

supervised kids’ club (4-12yrs).

BONUS - 1.Free breakfast on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights: 2 nights

for the price of 1. Min. 4 paid nights. 01 Apr-31 Oct 18. NOTE: Compulsory charge

included for breakfast on free nights. 3. Also staying in Phuket? See how you can get

free nights at this hotel when staying at the KataThani Phuket Beach Resort (page

34).

FAMILIES - Family Rooms sleep 2 adults + 2 children U/16yrs with closable

partition between sleeping areas.

HONEYMOONERS - Fruit, flowers, honeymoon cake + floral bed decoration.

VFAR insight - The Sands ‘signature’ living room terrace/balcony

concept is stunning - worlds away from just a balcony. Beautiful

contemporary + chic resort - just the place for relaxation.

La Flora Resort + Spa

59/1 Moo 5, Khuk-Khak Beach, Khao Lak

VILLAS

AVAILABLE

4 4 4 4 ½ from $98 a

Boutique resort facing Khao Lak Beach, with nearby shopping + restaurants.

138 rooms, studios + villas with balcony/terrace. Garden + Beachfront Villas

feature a 2nd outdoor rain shower + sunken bath + the 2 Bedroom Jacuzzi

Villas a separate living room. Beachfront restaurant + bar, infinity edge

seaview swimming pool, children’s pool, fitness centre + Spa La Flora.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights: Stay 4-6,

pay 3, then 2 nights for the price of 1. Min. 3 paid nights, max. 10 free nights. 16 Apr-

31 Oct 18. Stay 7, pay 6; stay 14, pay 12; stay 21, pay 18. 01-15 Apr, 01 Nov-20 Dec 18 + 11

Jan-31 Mar 19. NOTE: Excl. Villas; Compulsory charge for breakfast on free nights.

FAMILIES - 1. 2 children U/12yrs accommodated free in existing Queen/Queen

bedding, when sharing a Deluxe Twin with parents. NOTE: Compulsory charge for

breakfast.

HONEYMOONERS - Heart-shaped floral arrangement on bed, flowers,

honeymoon cake + bottle of wine. Min. 5 night stay.

VFAR insight - What a gorgeous boutique resort! Superb

beachfront location + excellent facilities – you won’t want to leave.

Such a romantic resort.

The Sarojin

60 Moo 2, Khuk-Khak Beach, Khao Lak

4 4 4 4 4 PLUS from $161 a

Set in lush gardens, bordering 11km of white sandy beach. 56 luxurious +

extra spacious residences + suites offering every amenity. 2 restaurants, wine

bar + cellar, beach bar, private dining (jungle waterfall; beach; private island),

infinity swimming pool, spa, fitness centre + library. Thai cooking classes

(fee), Lady Sarojin luxury yacht (fee) + bespoke excursions (fee). Free use of

sailing catamaran + topper, sea kayaks, windsurfers + mountain bikes.

BONUS - 1. Free a la carte breakfast with sparkling wine. 2. EarlyBird: Book 60+ or

45+ days in advance of arrival, stay 01 Nov-23 Dec 18, 07 Jan-31 Mar 19 + save 15% or

10% respectively on room rates. Book 30+ days in advance of arrival, stay 10 May-30

Sep 18 + save 10% on room rates. 3. Weekly guest cocktail party. 4. Spa Suite free spa

treatments bonus offers apply + half board options available – inquire for details.

HONEYMOONERS - Bottle of sparkling wine, fruit, flowers + romantic

turndown service. Stay 7+ nights + also receive a 5 course degustation dinner for 2

with wine.

VFAR insight - Super luxurious + super exclusive getaway for

couples, romantic breaks + honeymooners. No children under 10

permitted.

FREE

FREE

t: 1300 303 343


T H A I L A N D \ Krabi 43

KRABI

Only an hour’s drive north of Phuket.

Mountains drop away on to pristine

white sandy beaches, studded with

boulders + the clear blue waters of

the Andaman Sea. Getting to Krabi

is either a direct flight away from

Bangkok or Singapore, or about a 2

hour drive from most Phuket hotels or

Phuket airport.

TRANSFERS

ONE WAY TO KRABI HOTELS OR V.V

From | to Krabi Airport

Seat in Vehicle $31^

Private Vehicle $41^

From | to Phuket Airport/Hotel

Seat in Vehicle $101^

Private Vehicle $105^

^ All prices based on per adult, minimum 2 persons. Child prices on request. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

* All prices based on per adult, per night, twin share/low season rate. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

Koh Phi Phi by Speedboat

from $98^ | Min. 2 persons

Visit the famous Phi Phi Islands for swimming

and snorkeling or just lazing on the beach. We go

to Phi Phi Lay, Loh Sama with abundant coral

and fish, Tonsai Bay for Thai lunch, Phi Phi Don,

Bamboo Island. On the return journey stop at

Chicken Island.

DURATION full day (includes lunch)

DEPARTS daily, all year

Krabi Cha-Da Resort

500 Moo 2, Ao Nang Beach, Krabi

Sea Kayak at Thalane

from $95^

Paddle a canoe or kayak through mangrove

swamps past limestone karsts, a lagoon +

canyon. Ao Thalen is a small fishing village,

located in the heart of Krabi's local mangrove

ecosystem. Here the wildlife is plentiful, with

birds, reptiles and other animals.

DURATION full day (includes lunch)

DEPARTS daily, all year

4 4 4 ½ from $28 a

Overlooking Ao Nang Bay, close to shops + restaurants + just a few minutes

walk to the beach. 84 spacious aircon. rooms, with balcony. Restaurant, 3

swimming pools, pool bar, rooftop ocean view Sky bar, jacuzzi, massage +

fitness centre. Free shuttle to spa + private Beach Club with sun lounges,

umbrellas, food + drink service + direct beach access.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast daily. All year. 2. Special reduced ‘flat rates’. 01 Apr-31

Oct 18. 3. Free upgrade from Deluxe Garden View to Deluxe Sea View - min. 3 night

stay. 01 Apr-31 Oct 18. 4. Free 8am early check in + 4pm late check out. 01 Apr-31 Oct

18.

FAMILIES - 1 child U/12yrs receives 50% discount on extra bed, including

breakfast, when sharing Deluxe room with 2 adults.

HONEYMOONERS - Fruit plate, flowers + guaranteed upgrade to higher

category room.

FREE

4 Island Trip by Speedboat

from $87^| Min. 2 persons

Visit amazing "Koh Tub" island where at low

tide you can walk through the other island for

swimming; Chicken Island, a local landmark

named after the shape of its unique limestone

jutting out above the sea; Pranang bay on a

secluded peninsular, and the famous Railey

Beach, home to the rock climbing fraternity.

DURATION full day (includes light lunch)

DEPARTS daily, all year

VFAR insight - Excellent + affordable hotel in ‘Oriental Boutique’

style - a meld of Thai + Chinese decor. Lovely views over Ao Nang

Bay. DELUXE POOL ACCESS ROOM DELUXE ROOM

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44 T H A I L A N D \ Krabi

Krabi Thai Village Resort

260 Moo 2, Ao Nang Beach, Krabi

4 4 4 4 ½ from $39 a

FREE

Classic Thai ‘Ayutthaya style’ resort in 8 acres of tropical gardens, with

views over surrounding mountains, beaches + Phang Nga Bay. Walking

distance to Ao Nang Beach. 130 aircon. pool or garden view rooms with

balcony. 2 restaurants, bar, 3 swimming pools, swim-up bar, children’s pool

+ playground, spa with sauna, steam, jacuzzi + beauty treatments + fitness

centre. Free shuttle to private Beach Club with sun lounges, umbrellas, food

+ drink service.

BONUS - 1.Free breakfast daily. All year. 2. Special reduced ‘flat rates’. 01 Apr-31

Oct 18. 3. Free 8am early check in + 4pm late check out. 01 Apr-31 Oct 18.

FAMILIES - 1 child U/12yrs receives 50% discount on extra bed, including

breakfast, when sharing with parents.

HONEYMOONERS - Fruit plate + flowers on arrival + guaranteed room

upgrade.

DELUXE ROOM

EXECUTIVE ROOM

VFAR insight - Recently renovated resort, built in classic Thai

Ayutthaya architectural style. The perfect ‘get away’ + you’ll really

know you’re in Thailand.

Krabi Resort

232 Moo 2, Ao Nang Beach, Krabi

VILLAS

AVAILABLE

4 4 4 4 from $66 a

In the heart of Ao Nang, on a beautiful private beach amidst coconut palms

+ only 30 minutes from Krabi Town + Airport. 215 aircon. rooms + villas,

with tropical contemporary décor + balcony/terrace. Facilities include 2

restaurants, beach bar, 2 swimming pools, swim-up pool bar, children’s pool,

kid’s club, massage, fitness centre + water sports.

FREE

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast on paid + free nights. 2. Free Bonus Nights: Stay 4,

pay 3; stay 7, pay 5 (excludes villas). 01 May-31 Oct 18. 3. Free upgrade from Luxury

Grand Room to Luxury Grand Pool Room. 01 May-31 Oct 18.

HONEYMOONERS - Welcome floral decoration, fruit basket + cake.

LUXURY GRAND POOL ROOM

SPA DELUXE OCEAN FACING ROOM

DELUXE ROOM

DELUXE GARDEN VIEW

VFAR insight - Absolute beachfront resort - unusual for Ao Nang,

set in manicured tropical gardens. Relaxing + a perfect location for

Ao Nang shopping + restaurants.

Centara Grand Beach

Resort + Villas Krabi

396 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Krabi

VILLAS

AVAILABLE

4 4 4 4 4 from $194 a

On a private bay with a beautiful beach + right across from Ao Nang’s

shopping + restaurants. 192 large aircon. rooms with ‘living-room style’

terrace.4 restaurants, 2 bars, 2 swimming pools, children’s pool, jacuzzi, spa,

fitness, sauna, massage + water sports. ‘Club’ + Villa guests access the Club

Lounge offering: lunchtime snacks; afternoon tea; cocktails + canapés + more.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast on paid nights. 2. Free Bonus Nights: 2 nights for 1.

Min. 3 paid nights 18 Apr-31 Oct 18. Stay 7, pay 5; stay 10, pay 7 etc. 01-11 Apr; 01

Nov-24 Dec 18 + 11 Jan-31 Mar 19. NOTES: Excl. most Villas; Compulsory charge for

breakfast / Club facilities on free nights. 3. EarlyBird: Book by 28 Feb + stay 11 Apr-30

Oct; by 31 Jul + stay 01 Nov-24 Dec 18; by 31 Dec 18 + stay 01-31 Mar 19 + receive 10%

room rate discount.

FAMILIES - 2 children U/12yrs stay free in sofabed or existing double/double

bedding, with free breakfast, when sharing with 2 adults (Deluxe + Premium).

HONEYMOONERS - Fruit, flowers + sparkling wine. Min. 3 night stay. NOTE:

Wedding certificate required.

VFAR insight - What a spectacular resort + location, with limestone

cliffs behind + 500 metres of white sand beach in front.

FREE

t: 1300 303 343


KOH SAMUI

T H A I L A N D \ Koh Samui 45

With warm seas + coconut fringed

beaches, Koh Samui is your ideal

tropical getaway! Life is simpler - quiet,

restful days lazing poolside or on the

beach are the priorities here. Resorts

range from modest + affordable

through to exclusive + luxurious- all

built to blend in with the coconut palms

- no high rise here!

TRANSFERS

ONE WAY TO KOH SAMUI HOTELS OR V.V

From | to Koh Samui Airport

Seat in Private Vehicle $21^

Private Vehicle $27^

Ferry Jetty

THONG

YANG

BAY

Na Thon Pier

Hospital

MAENAM

BEACH

KOH SAMUI

Ma Muang Falls

Village

TONGSAI

BAY

BO PHUT

BAY

10

LAEM SAMRONG

15

7

SAMUI

AIRPORT 6

8

17

2

3

4

18

12

1

LAMAI

BEACH

14 CHOENG

13 MON BEACH

MAP REFERENCE

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9

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2

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MANATHAI Koh Samui

Baan Samui Resort

OZO Chaweng Samui

Chaba Samui Resort

Centara Villas Samui

Amari Koh Samui

Chaba Cabana Beach Resort

Muang Samui Spa Resort

Nora Beach Resort + Spa

10

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12

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14

15

16

17

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CHAWENG

BEACH

Bandara Resort + Spa

Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort

Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui

Royal Muang Samui Villas

SALA Samui Choengmon Beach Resort + Spa

Melati Beach Resort + Spa

SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort + Spa

Chaweng Regent Beach Resort

The Library

Pagoda

5

^ All prices based on per adult, minimum 2 persons. Child prices on request. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

* All prices based on per adult, per night, twin share/low season rate. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

Luxurious Sunset Dinner

Cruise by Red Baron

from $124^

Join this a luxurious sunset cruise aboard the

Red Baron sailing junk. Depart Koh Samui

+ head out towards Koh Som, a small Island

located just off shore with its stunning scenery.

Sit back, relax + enjoy the views + sunset. The

cruise includes a "welcome cocktail" + buffet

dinner with soft drinks, tea/coffee. A beautiful

end to a perfect day on Samui.

DURATION approx. 3 hrs (incl. dinner)

DEPARTS Mon + Fri, all year

Samui Highlights + Spa

from $179^

Visit Samui’s best attractions, along with a 2 hr

spa package. This tour takes in some of Samui's

best attractions such as Big Buddha + Grandma/

Grandpa rocks followed by some time for

shopping + exploring Nathon Town. Later go to

Peace Spa where your choice of 2 hrs spa package

awaits , including massage of choice, Thai Herbal

Steam + Jacuzzi. NOTE: Minimum 2 persons.

DURATION approx. 3½ hrs (incl. 2 hr spa

package)

DEPARTS Mon, Wed + Sat, all year

Koh Tao + Koh Nang Yuan by

Speedboat

from $123^

A day of swimming, snorkelling + relaxing. Take

a speedboat across the azure seas for a day of

swimming, snorkelling + relaxing at Koh Tao +

Koh Nang Yuan, where you will find clear sea +

colourful corals. Includes lunch will be at local

restaurant on Koh Tao.

DURATION full day (incl. lunch)

DEPARTS daily, all year

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46 T H A I L A N D \ Koh Samui

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MANATHAI Koh Samui

173/41 Moo 4, Rob Koh Road, Lamai Beach, Koh Samui

4 4 4 4 ½ from $67 a

Directly on beautiful Lamai Beach, close to shopping, restaurants +

nightlife. 148 aircon rooms + suites with balcony. 2 swimming pools, pool

bar, children’s pool, kids' club, 3 restaurants, café, Irish pub, fitness centre

+ spa. Free shuttle to Chaweng Beach. Suite guests receive a range of value

added benefits. Enquire for details.

BONUS - 1. Free buffet breakfast. All year. 2. EarlyBird: Various options exist all

year, offering 10% - 15% discount on room rates. Enquire for details.

FAMILIES - 1 child U/16yrs stays free in extra bed, with free breakfast daily, when

sharing with parents.

HONEYMOONERS - Fruit platter + bottle of sparkling wine.

VFAR insight - Beautiful gardens + a prime Lamai location make

this a perfect, yet affordable choice.

VFAR insight - This small hotel offers personalised service +

modern facilities at an absolute bargain price. Super affordable +

well located.

FREE

2

3

Baan Samui Resort

14/7 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui

4 4 4 ½ from $90 a

Directly on Chaweng Beach in tropical gardens, ideal for shopping,

restaurants + nightlife. 79 aircon. rooms with balcony. 2 restaurants, 2

bars, swimming pool, children’s pool + sauna.

OZO Chaweng Samui

11/34 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui

FREE

BONUS - 1. Free American breakfast on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights:

Conditions apply. NOTE: Compulsory charge included for breakfast on free nights.

3. EarlyBird: Book by 28 Feb 18, stay 01 Apr-23 Dec 18 + receive free breakfasts on

free nights. NOTE: Bonus #2 + #3 exclude Junior + Family Suite.

FAMILIES - 50% discount on extra bed rate, including breakfast daily, for 1 child

U/12yrs when sharing with 2 adults.

HONEYMOONERS - Honeymoon room setup. Min 5 night stay.

VFAR insight - Great location for those who want to be in the midst

of the action.

4 4 4 ½ from $87 a

Convenient beachfront location at the southern end of Chaweng, just a

stroll to shopping, restaurants + nightlife. 208 aircon rooms with balcony.

2 restaurants, 2 swimming pools, children’s pool, pool + beach bars +

fitness centre.

FREE

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast. All year. 2. EarlyBird: Book 45+ or 30+ days in advance

of travel, stay 01 Apr-23 Dec 18 or 07 Jan-31 Mar 19 + save 15% + 10% respectively on

room rates.

DREAM ROOM

SLEEP TWIN ROOM

VFAR insight - “Simplicity with a twist” is this hotel’s catchphrase.

Modern, trendy + very funky - all designed to deliver a unique

experience, convenience + comfort - at an affordable price.

4

Chaba Samui Resort

19 Chaweng Beach Road, Koh Samui

4 4 4 from $92 a

Well positioned, directly on Chaweng Beach. 93 aircon. rooms split

between Lake + beachfront Ocean buildings. Ocean Building rooms

feature a balcony. Swimming pool, poolside bar + snack bar, seafood

restaurant, coffee shop, lobby bar, exercise room, sauna + Thai massage.

BONUS - 1. Free American breakfast for adults on paid nights. All year. 2. Free

Bonus Nights: 2 nights for the price of 1. Min. 3 paid nights 01 Apr-27 Dec 18;

NOTE: Includes free breakfast on free nights 01 Apr-31 Jul + 01 Sep-27 Dec 18 + a

compulsory charge for breakfast on free nights 01-31 Aug 18; Max. 10 free nights. 3.

EarlyBird discounts: enquire regarding details. Conditions apply.

FAMILIES - 1. 50% discount on extra bed rate, including breakfast daily, for 1

child U/12yrs when sharing with 2 adults. 2. Family rooms accommodate upto 2

adults + 2 children.

HONEYMOONERS - Welcome drink, fruit, flowers + honeymoon cake.

DELUXE ROOM , LAKE BUILDING

t: 1300 303 343

DELUXE ROOM, OCEAN BUILDING

VFAR insight - Great value beachfront accommodation right in

the heart of downtown Chaweng Beach, with excellent access to

shopping + restaurants etc.


5

Centara Villas Samui

111 Moo 2, Natien Beach, Koh Samui

VILLAS

4 4 4 4 from $107 a

FREE

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Overlooking Natien Beach to Samui’s south, 15 minutes’ drive to Lamai

Beach + 30 to Chaweng. 102 aircon. villas with picturesque sea or garden

views. 2 restaurants, lounge + pool bar, 3 tiered swimming pools, children’s

pool, spa, massage, water sports + in-villa dining. Shuttle service to sister

hotel at Chaweng Beach.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast on paid nights. 2. Free Bonus Nights: 2 nights for the

price of 1. Min. 4 paid nights. 11 Apr-30 Jun + 01 Sep-24 Dec 18. Stay 7, pay 5; stay 10,

pay 7 etc. 01-31 Mar 19. NOTE: Compulsory charge for breakfast on free nights. 3.

EarlyBird: enquire regarding details. Conditions apply.

FAMILIES - 1 child U/12yrs stays free in existing sofabed, including breakfast,

when sharing with 2 adults (Deluxe Villa).

HONEYMOONERS - Fruit, flowers + cake. Min. 3 night stay. Book 6 months

in advance + also receive a celebration beach dining experience + upgrade from

Garden to Deluxe Ocean View or Deluxe to Deluxe Spa villa. NOTE: Wedding

certificate required.

VFAR insight - This beautiful hillside resort offers a high degree of

privacy in a romantic garden setting. Great sea views, nice beach +

fantastic value for money.

GARDEN VILLA

FAMILY DELUXE POOL VILLA

6

Amari Koh Samui

14/3 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui

FREE

4 4 4 4 ½ from $120 a

Perfect beachfront location at the quieter end of Chaweng. 197 aircon

rooms split over the Garden Wing, Thai Village + Beach Wing zones, all

with balcony/terrace. Coffee shop, 2 restaurants, 2 pools, poolside bar,

2 children’s pools, bar + lounge, kids' club, fitness centre, spa, jacuzzi, +

water sports.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast for adults on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights:

Stay 4, pay 3; stay 7, pay 5; stay 10, pay 7; stay 13, pay 9. 01 Apr-23 Dec 18 + 08 Jan-31

Mar 19. NOTE: Compulsory charge included for breakfast on free nights.

FAMILIES - 1. 1 child U/12yrs stays free in rollaway bed when sharing with 2

adults. NOTE: Compulsory charge included for breakfast daily. 2. 50% discount on

2nd room for up to 3 children U/12yrs. Minimum 4 night stay. 01 Apr-23 Dec 18 + 08

Jan-31 Mar 19. NOTE: 2nd room not eligible for bonus #2. 3. Deluxe Family Duplex

accommodates upto 2 adults + 2 children.

HONEYMOONERS - Fruit, flowers, honeymoon cake + late check-out to 4pm.

All year.

* All prices based on per adult, per night, twin share/low season rate. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

VFAR insight - Reopened 2016 following a major renovation

throughout, Amari Koh Samui is back with a complete new look.

Prime beach location + bound to impress.

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Chaba Cabana Beach Resort

FREE

160 Moo 2, Bo Phut, Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui

4 4 4 4 from $120 a

Directly on Chaweng Beach, at the northern end of the bay. 80 aircon.

rooms + villas, beachfront restaurant/coffee shop, swimming pool, swimup

pool bar, beach bar, traditional Thai massage, children’s playground,

fitness room, mountain bike hire, free shuttle to Chaweng centre, kayaks +

putting golf.

BONUS - 1. Free American breakfast for adults on paid nights. All year. 2. Free

Bonus Nights: 2 nights for the price of 1. Min. 3 paid nights 01 Apr-27 Dec 18;

NOTE: Includes free breakfast on free nights 01 Apr-31 Jul + 01 Sep-27 Dec 18 + a

compulsory charge for breakfast on free nights 01-31 Aug 18; Max. 10 free nights. 3.

EarlyBird: enquire regarding details. Conditions apply.

FAMILIES - 1. 50% discount on extra bed rate, including breakfast daily, for 1

child U/12yrs when sharing with 2 adults. 2. Family rooms accommodate up to 2

adults + 2 children.

HONEYMOONERS - Welcome drink, fruit, flowers + honeymoon cake.

VFAR insight - Boasts the 2nd longest beachfront of any Chaweng

hotel. Colourful décor throughout the hotel combined with lovely

gardens gives a unique + relaxed resort ambience.

SUPERIOR GARDEN WING

DELUXE TWIN ROOM

DELUXE POOL VIEW KING ROOM

DELUXE VILLA

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VFAR insight - Gorgeous southern classical Thai style all suite

boutique resort, right on Chaweng Beach. Perfect - you won’t want

to leave.

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Muang Samui Spa Resort

13/1 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui

4 4 4 4 ½ from $130 a

Directly on the white sands of Chaweng Beach. Thai architecture boutique

‘all suite’ resort of 53 aircon Junior Suites + Royal Suites with terrace. Royal

Suites also feature private garden, outdoor bathroom + jacuzzi. Free-form

swimming pool, children’s pool, 2 restaurants, beach bar, lobby lounge,

fitness room, water sports, beachfront spa, sauna, library + in-suite dining.

BONUS - 1. Free American breakfast for adults on paid nights. All year. 2. Free

Bonus Nights: Stay 5, pay 4; stay 10, pay 8; stay 15, pay 12. 16 Apr-30 Jun + 01 Sep-

23 Dec 18. NOTE: Compulsory charge included for breakfast on free nights. 3.

EarlyBird: Book 90+ or 45+ days in advance of stay + receive 15% or 10% discount

respectively on room rates. 01 Apr-23 Dec 18 + 11 Jan-31 Mar 19. 4. Welcome flower

garland, drink, fruit plate + 10% discount at hotel restaurants. All year. 5. Free late

check-out to 6pm. 16 Apr-30 Jun + 01 Sep-23 Dec 18.

FAMILIES - 50% discount on extra bed, including breakfast, for 1 child U/12yrs

when sharing with 2 adults.

HONEYMOONERS - Honeymoon cake, bottle of sparkling wine, 20% spa +

food discount + floral room setup. Min. 4 night stay. Stay Grand Deluxe Pool View

or higher + also receive a candle lit Thai set dinner for 2 (food only). Stay in a Royal

Suite + additionally receive a 30 min massage for two.

FREE

GRAND DELUXE SUITE GARDEN VIEW

GRAND DELUXE SUITE POOL VIEW

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Nora Beach Resort

+ Spa

VILLAS

AVAILABLE

222 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui

4 4 4 4 from $138 a

Beachfront at the quieter northern end of Chaweng. 113 aircon rooms +

villas with balcony/terrace. Swimming pool, swim-up bar, children’s pool,

jacuzzi, beachfront restaurant, coffee shop, beach + lobby bars, fitness

centre + spa.

BONUS - 1. Free buffet breakfast on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights:

Stay 5-6, pay 4; stay 10, pay 7; stay 12, pay 8. 01 Apr-15 Jul + 01 Sep-19 Dec 18. Stay

6-7, pay 5; stay 10, pay 7; stay 14, pay 10. 16 Jul-31 Aug 18 + 11 Jan-31 Mar 19. NOTE:

Compulsory charge included for breakfast on free nights. 3. EarlyBird: Book by 28

Feb 18 + stay 01 Apr-15 Jul 18; by 30 Apr 18 + stay 01 Sep-19 Dec 18; by 31 May 18 +

stay 16 Jul-31 Aug 18 + receive free breakfast on free nights.

FAMILIES - 1 child U/12yrs receives 50% discount on extra bed, including

breakfast on paid nights, when sharing with 2 adults.

HONEYMOONERS - Stay 5+ nights + receive a free 30 minute Thai massage for

2. Stay 10+ nights + also receive a set dinner for 2 (food only).

VFAR insight - Lush tropical gardens, complete with natural

stream + waterfall, running from the lobby to the beach. Beautiful

resort + villas in particular are great value.

FREE

DELUXE ROOM

DELUXE SEAFACING ROOM

POOL VILLA SUITE

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Bandara Resort + Spa

178/2 Moo 1, Bo Phut, Koh Samui

VILLAS

AVAILABLE

4 4 4 4 ½ from $142 a

Directly on Bo Phut’s white sand beach. 122 aircon. rooms with private

balcony + spectacular views of native landscape. 28 villas feature daybed +

private plunge pool, whilst 18 pool villa suites boast a private pool – all in

a garden setting. Restaurant, bar, 3 swimming pools, pool bar, children’s

pool, jacuzzi, fitness centre, water sports, spa + games room.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast for adults on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights:

2 nights for the price of 1. Min. 4 paid nights. 01 Apr-15 Jul + 01 Sep-21 Dec 18. Stay

6-7, pay 5; stay 10, pay 7; stay 14, pay 10. 16 Jul-31 Aug 18 + 06 Jan-31 Mar 19. NOTE:

Compulsory charge included for breakfast on free nights.

FAMILIES - 1. 1 child U/12yrs stays free in daybed when sharing with 2 adults. 2.

2 children U/12yrs stay free in existing 2 x queen beds when sharing Deluxe twinroom

with 2 adults. NOTE: Compulsory charge included for child breakfast daily. 3.

Family Rooms accommodate 2 adults + 2 children in existing king + bunk beds.

HONEYMOONERS - In-room breakfast 1st morning, fruit, flowers, honeymoon

cake + a bottle of sparkling wine. Min. 5 night stay. 01 Apr-21 Dec 18 + 06 Jan-31 Mar 19.

FREE

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VFAR insight - This beautiful contemporary + completely

renovated Thai tropical style resort is stunning. Definitely a great

place to relax + unwind in style. Great value bonus offers.

DELUXE ROOM

POOL VILLA SUITE

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Outrigger Koh Samui

Beach Resort

63/182 Moo 5, Bophut Beach, Koh Samui

VILLAS

AVAILABLE

4 4 4 4 ½ from $151 a

FREE

* All prices based on per adult, per night, twin share/low season rate. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

A unique + tranquil resort in beautiful gardens, directly on Bophut Beach.

52 luxurious aircon. suites with terrace, plunge pool + daybed + pool villas

with 8 metre pool. 2 restaurants, resort swimming pool with swimup bar,

lounge bar, fitness centre, spa, Thai cooking classes (fee), yoga + Pilates.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast daily. All year. 2. Stay 7+ nights + receive a 15% discount

on room rates. 01 Apr-22 Dec 18 + 06 Jan-31 Mar 19. NOTE: Not combinable with

bonus #3. 3. EarlyBird: Book 60+ or 30+ days in advance of arrival + receive 15% or

10% discount respectively on room rates. All year. 4. Long Stay: stay 7+ nights +

receive a free 3 course dinner for 2. Stay 10+ nights + also receive a 1hr spa massage

for 2. All year.

FAMILIES - Discounted extra bed rate, including breakfast daily, for 1 child

U/10yrs when sharing with 2 adults.

HONEYMOONERS - Flowers, tropical fruit basket, bottle of sparkling wine +

magical moment arrangement with candles + scents. Min. 5 night stay.

GARDEN POOL SUITE

GARDEN POOL SUITE BATHROOM

VFAR insight - What a superb + well located all-suite/villa

boutique resort. So romantic + without doubt a truly unique holiday

experience. Yes please!

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Centara Grand Beach

Resort Samui

38/2 Moo 3, Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui

4 4 4 4 4 from $164 a

Set in 6 acres of southern Chaweng beachfront gardens. 203 aircon. Ocean

Facing Rooms + Suites, with balcony. 3 restaurants, 4 bars, beach club,

swimming pool, children's pool + activity programme, jacuzzi, fitness

centre, spa, library, tennis, volleyball, putting green, water sports centre.

‘Club’ guests access the private Club Lounge offering: breakfast; tea/

coffee; lunchtime snacks; afternoon tea; evening cocktails + canapés 5.30-

7pm; free internet; 2 free pieces of laundry daily.

FREE

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast on paid nights. 2. Free Bonus Nights: Stay 7, pay 5; stay

10, pay 7; stay 14, pay 10 etc. 11 Apr-30 Jun; 01 Sep-24 Dec 18 + 01-31 Mar 19. NOTE:

Compulsory charge for breakfast or Club facilities (if applicable) on free nights. 3.

EarlyBird: Book by 28 Feb for stays 11 Apr-30 Jun; by 31 May for stays 01Jul-31 Aug;

by 31 Jul for stays 01 Sep-24 Dec 18; by 31 Dec for stays 01-31 Mar 19 + receive 10%

rate discount.

FAMILIES - 1. 1 child U/12yrs receives 50% discount on rollaway bed, including

breakfast on paid nights, when sharing with 2 adults. 2. 2 children U/12yrs stay free

in existing double sofabed, including breakfast on paid + free nights, when sharing

with 2 adults (Deluxe Pool Suite + 1 Bedroom Suite).

HONEYMOONERS - Fruit, flowers + sparkling wine. Min. 3 night stay. Book 60+

days prior to arrival + also receive a guaranteed upgrade from Premium Deluxe to

Deluxe Pool Suite. NOTE: Wedding certificate required.

DELUXE ROOM

VFAR insight - A beautiful + ideally located beachfront resort with

wonderful ambience + excellent facilities. Rooms are ocean facing,

many with panoramic views. Most impressive.

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Royal Muang Samui

Villas

VILLAS

AVAILABLE

89 Moo 5, Choeng Mon Beach, Koh Samui

4 4 4 4 4 from $168 a

FREE

VFAR insight - Luxurious + exclusive beachfront all suite + villa

resort, offering you an unforgettable experience. Definitely a very

special place.

Directly on Choeng Mon Beach. 32 Terrace Suites; 32 private Pool Suites +

15 private Pool Villas, all with terrace + daybed. Swimming pool, children’s

pool, 2 restaurants, wine cellar + bar, cocktail bar, lobby lounge, fitness

room, health spa, sauna + in-suite/villa dining.

BONUS - 1. Free American breakfast for adults on paid nights. All year. 2. Free

Bonus Nights: Stay 5, pay 4; stay 10, pay 8; stay 15, pay 12. 16 Apr-30 Jun + 01 Sep-

23 Dec 18. NOTE: Compulsory charge included for breakfast on free nights. 3.

EarlyBird: Book 90+ or 45+ days in advance of stay + receive 15% or 10% discount

respectively on room rates. All year. 4. Welcome flower garland, drink, fruit plate +

10% discount at hotel restaurants. All year. 5. Free late check-out to 6pm. 16 Apr-30

Jun + 01 Sep-23 Dec 18.

FAMILIES - 50% discount on extra bed, including breakfast, for1 child U/12yrs

when sharing with 2 adults.

HONEYMOONERS - Honeymoon cake, bottle of sparkling wine, 20% spa + food

discount + floral room setup. Min. 4 night stay. Stay Grand Deluxe Pool View or

higher + also receive a candle lit Thai set dinner for two (food only). Stay in a Royal

Suite + additionally receive a 30 min massage for two.

GRAND DELUXE SUITE GARDEN VIEW

POOL VILLA

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SALA Samui Choengmon

Beach Resort + Spa

10/9 Moo 5, Baan Plai Lam, Bo Phut, Koh Samui

VILLAS

AVAILABLE

4 4 4 4 4 from $209 a

FREE

Directly on 80 metres of Choengmon beach. Deluxe Balcony Rooms, with

open-air bathroom + huge terrace with daybed; Garden Pool Villas with

outdoor patio, private swimming pool with garden + open-air bathroom or

SALA Pool Villas with private garden, private pool, outdoor bathroom, sala

+ daybed. 2 beachfront swimming pools, lap pool, ‘SALA Spa’, 2 restaurants,

wine cellar, beach bar, library, yoga pavilion with daily free beginners class +

Thai cooking classes (fee).

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast for adults daily. All year. 2. Special low season ‘flat rate’

16 Apr-15 Jul; 01 Sep-31 Oct 18. 3. EarlyBird; Book 90+ or 45+ days in advance of

arrival + receive 20% or 15% discount respectively on room rates. Conditions apply.

FAMILIES - 1 child U/12yrs stays free in daybed when sharing with 2 adults.

NOTE: Compulsory charge included for breakfast daily; children U/12yrs not

accepted in pool villas/suites, unless a legal waiver is signed by parents on check-in.

HONEYMOONERS - Bottle of sparkling wine, fruit, flowers, chocolates + 30

minute ‘couples’ massage. Min. 4 night stay. certificate required.

VFAR insight - A fabulous + romantic blend of traditional Thai

architecture + modern facilities. Select a Garden Pool Villa or SALA

Pool Villa for a superbly memorable holiday.

DELUXE BALCONY ROOM

GARDEN POOL VILLA

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Melati Beach Resort + Spa

9/16 Moo 5, Bo Phut Bay, Koh Samui

VILLAS

AVAILABLE

4 4 4 4 4 from $220 a

FREE

Directly on the sands of Thongson Bay in extensive gardens, just 10 minutes

from the airport + Chaweng. 77 huge aircon. rooms + villas, many with

private pool, each with large terrace/garden, spacious bathroom with outdoor

bathtub/shower + daybed. Private Garden Pool Villas + above also feature

outdoor garden sala, whilst categories above this also have a separate living

room. 2 swimming pools, children’s pool, pool + lobby bars, beachfront +

beach-view restaurants, luxury spa, library, kids’ club + fitness centre.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights:

conditoins apply. NOTE: Compulsory charge included for breakfast on free nights.

FAMILIES - 1. 1 child U/12yrs stays free in sofabed when sharing with 2 adults.

NOTE: Compulsory charge included for breakfast daily. 2. Up to 2 children eat

lunch or dinner free, if parents pre-purchase half board plan. All year.

HONEYMOONERS - Fruit basket, flower arrangement + sparkling wine. Min. 5

night stay. Stay 10+ nights + also receive a dinner for 2 (food only). NOTE: Wedding

certificate required on check-in.

* All prices based on per adult, per night, twin share/low season rate. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

VFAR insight - Super luxurious beachfront resort - truly a lifestyle

experience + a haven of tranquillity. Huge, beautifully appointed

rooms + villas. You won’t want to leave.

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SALA Samui Chaweng

Beach Resort + Spa

100 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui

VILLAS

AVAILABLE

4 4 4 4 4 from $257 a

This all pool suite-pool villa resort is beautifully located directly on the

beach. Just 52 aircon suites + villas, all with private pool + terrace/balcony.

Beachfront resort swimming pool, beach bar + beachfront restaurant.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast for adults. 2. Special low season ‘flat rate’ 16 Apr-15 Jul;

01 Sep-31 Oct + 01 Nov-21 Dec 18. 3. EarlyBird; Book 90+ or 45+ days in advance of

arrival + receive 20% or 15% discount respectively on room rates. If qualifying for

either EarlyBird + staying 5+ nights, receive a free set dinner for 2 + if qualifying for

the 90 day earlybird, also receive 2 cocktails. All year.

FAMILIES - 1 child U/12yrs stays free in daybed when sharing with 2 adults.

NOTE: Compulsory charge included for breakfast daily; Children U/12yrs not

accepted, unless a legal waiver is signed by parents on check-in.

HONEYMOONERS - Flower arrangement, fruit, chocolates + bottle of sparkling

wine. Min. 4 night stay.

VFAR insight - What a gorgeous brand new resort! Peaceful +

serene, yet close to the hustle + bustle of central Chaweng. Spoil

yourself!

FREE

GRAND DELUXE ROOM

POOL SUITE BALCONY

POOL VILLA SUITE

POOL SUITE GARDEN

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Chaweng Regent Beach

Resort

155/4 Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui

4 4 4 4 ½ from $171 a

FREE

Directly on Chaweng Beach in beautiful landscaped gardens, with views

over Chaweng Bay + close to shopping, restaurants + nightlife. 139 aircon.

bungalows, rooms + suites, with balcony/terrace. 2 restaurants, 2 bars,

coffee shop, 2 swimming pools, children’s pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna,

Jacuzzi, room + laundry service.

VFAR insight - Quality Thai style beachfront resort, offering

bungalow + hotel room style accommodation set in lush gardens. A

firm favourite + recommended. 50sqm Premier rooms are superb.

BONUS - 1. Free American breakfast on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights:

Stay 3, pay 2; stay 5, pay 3; stay 7, pay 4; stay 10, pay 6; stay 12, pay 7; stay 14, pay 8

etc. 01 Apr-15 Jul + 01 Sep-23 Dec 18. Stay 3, pay 2; stay 6, pay 4; stay 9, pay 6; stay 12,

pay 8 etc. 01-31 Aug 18 + 07 Jan-31 Mar 19. NOTE: Compulsory charge included for

breakfast on free nights.

FAMILIES - 1. 1 child U/12yrs stays free in sofabed or extra bed, including free

breakfast on paid nights, when sharing with 2 adults. 2. Up to 2 children eat lunch

or dinner free, if parents pre-purchase half board plan. All year.

HONEYMOONERS - Fruit basket, flowers + sparkling wine. Min. 7 night stay.

Stay 14+ nights + also receive a dinner for 2 (food only). NOTE: Wedding certificate

required on check-in.

SPA VILLA SUITE GRAND PREMIER FAMILY ROOM GARDEN POOL

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The Library

14/1 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui

VILLAS

AVAILABLE

4 4 4 4 4 from $279 a

FREE

VFAR insight - With its stunning ocean views, personalised service

+ distinctive generous accommodation, The Library is an absolutely

exceptional tropical luxury hideaway.

TWO BEDROOM SUITE

THE EXOTIC SUITE

Perfectly located beachfront in central Chaweng. This sophisticated semiminimalist

architectural style boutique resort features just 26 studios,

suites + pool villas. Facilities include the unique red beachfront swimming

pool, restaurant, beach bar, library + sea view fitness centre.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast for adults. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights: Stay 7, pay

6; stay 12, pay 10. 06 Apr-31 Jul; 01 Sep-20 Dec 18; 06 Jan-31 Mar 19. 3. Early Bird:

Book 90+, 60+ or 30+ days in advance of arrival, stay 06 Apr-31 Jul; 01 Sep-20 Dec

18; 06 Jan-31 Mar 19 + receive 20%; 15% or 10% discount respectively on room rates.

NOTE: Not combinable with bonus #2. 4. Stay 7+ nights + receive 15% discount on

hotel restaurant food, laundry + minibar. Stay 10+ nights + also receive a set dinner

for 2. All year.

FAMILIES - 2 children U/12yrs stays free in extra beds when sharing with 2 adults.

NOTE: Compulsory charge included for breakfast.

HONEYMOONERS - Surprise honeymoon decoration + bottle of sparkling

wine. Min 3 night stay.

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* All prices based on per adult, per night, twin share/low season rate. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

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CHIANG MAI

Ancient temples + monuments attest

to Chiang Mai’s distinguished past + is

gateway to the ancient Lanna Kingdom

- its ancient perimeter still marked by

a moat, the remains of historic city

walls + fortified city gates. Nearby

mountainous highlands are home to

hilltribes including Karen, Meo, Lisu +

Lawa. Many can be visited on a day tour

or by taking one of our light trekking

tours.

TRANSFERS

ONE WAY TO CHIANG MAI HOTELS OR V.V

From | to Chiang Mai Airport

Seat in Private Vehicle $14^

Private Vehicle $17^

WAT PHRA THAT DOI SUTHEP

City + Temple with Wat

Phrathat Doi Suthep Tour

Elephant Conservation

Centre + Elephant Hospital

Long Neck Karen Hilltribe at

Baan Tong Luang

from $51^

from $190^

from $103^

Half day tour of Chiang Mai. Driving past

markets, residential areas + Chiang Mai’s main

street. Also visit temples including Wat Phrathat

Doi Suthep, Wat Suan Dok, Wat Phra Singh +

Wat Chedi Luang.

Visit the Lampang Elephant Conservation

Centre, housing Thailand’s only Elephant

Hospital. Learn about the life + wellbeing of

the Asian elephant + visit the elephant hospital,

followed by a short Lampang city tour by horse

+ carriage. Also visit the interesting 700 year

old Wat Prathat Lampang Luang, followed by a

stop in historical Lamphun on the way back to

Chiang Mai.

Visit several hilltribe groups + learn of their

origins + culture. Visit Long Necked Karen,

traditional Karen, Lahu + Palong villages. On the

return journey, visit one of the region's orchid

farms.

DURATION approx. 3½ hours

DEPARTS daily, all year - AM | PM

DURATION full day

DEPARTS daily, all year

DURATION approx. 4 hours

DEPARTS daily, all year - AM | PM

^ All prices based on per adult, minimum 2 persons. Child prices on request. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

Tastes of Chiang Mai

Transport

from $91^

Travel by Songtheaw (literally meaning two

rows) - a pickup truck with bench seats in the

back. This tour is about experiencing the real

Chiang Mai. You visit various temples + markets

along the way, including the magnificent Wat

Phra Singh + Wat Chedi Luang. This tour has

no fixed route + spontaneity is the key word.

Your guide will adjust the tour to match your

interests.

DURATION approx. 3½ hours

DEPARTS daily, all year - AM | PM

Culinary Delights of Chiang

Mai

from $114^

This evening excursion takes you on a guided

culinary tour. You are able to sample the delights

of Chiang Mai cuisine including various mouthwatering

local snacks + the local delicacy, Kao

Soi - a delicious coconut curry dish that is unique

to Chiang Mai.

DURATION approx. 3 hours

DEPARTS evenings daily, all year

Chiang Rai + Golden

Triangle

from $156^

Depart Chiang Mai for the 3 hr drive through the

mountains to Chiang Rai, witnessing amazing

scenery along the way. Visit Yao + Akha Hilltribe

villages, Chiang Saen + the Golden Triangle,

where the border of Thailand, Burma + Laos

meet. Continue to Mae Sai on the border with

Myanmar + browse the local markets, ahead of

returning to Chiang Mai.

DURATION full day

DEPARTS daily, all year

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DusitD2 Chiang Mai

100 Chang Klan Road, Chiang Mai

4 4 4 4 ½ from $107 a

In the heart of the night bazaar area + on the doorstep of shops,

restaurants + bars. 131 aircon. rooms, restaurant, bar, swimming pool,

health club + spa.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast for adults daily. 2. Free Bonus Nights: Stay 3, pay 2; stay

6, pay 4. All year. NOTE: Compulsory charge included for breakfast on paid nights.

3. Daily ‘delight box’.

FAMILIES - 1 child U/12yrs stays free in extra bed when sharing with 2 adults.

NOTE: Compulsory charge included for breakfast.

HONEYMOONERS - Welcome fruit + honeymoon photo.

VFAR insight - Stylish + modern ‘lifestyle’ hotel with minimalist

décor in a high tech environment.

FREE

U Chiang Mai

70 Ratchadamnoen Road, Chiang Mai

4 4 4 4 from $112 a

Superbly situated inside of Chiang Mai’s ancient city walls + moat, close

to the Thaphae Gate. Just 41 aircon. rooms with balcony. Infinity edge

swimming pool, restaurant, bar, health spa, fitness centre, free use of

bikes, lounge + reading room.

BONUS - Free in-room or restaurant breakfast 6am-11pm on paid nights, Stay 3

nights, pay 2 nights 01 Apr-31 Oct 18, welcome drink + daily fruit basket.

FAMILIES - 1 child U/12yrs stays free in rollaway bed, including breakfast daily,

when sharing with 2 adults.

HONEYMOONERS - Bottle of wine + flowers in-room. Min 3 night stay.

VFAR insight - This sophisticated boutique hotel offers a blend of

local heritage with modern facilities + amenities.

The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel

153 Sridonchai Road, Chiang Mai

4 4 4 ½ from $53 a

FREE

FREE

Well located, just steps from the famous night bazaar, restaurants +

shopping, set in landscaped gardens. 371 aircon. rooms, 3 restaurants,

coffee shop, lounge, bar; seasonal outdoor beer garden with live

entertainment; 2 swimming pools, children’s pool, spa + gym.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast for adults on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus Nights:

Stay 4, pay 3; stay 8, pay 6 etc. Superior + Deluxe. 01 Apr-19 Dec 18 + 11 Jan-31 Mar 19.

NOTE: Compulsory charge included for breakfast on free nights.

FAMILIES - 1. 1 child U/12yrs stays free in rollaway bed when sharing with 2

adults. NOTE: Compulsory charge included for breakfast daily. 2. 50% discount on

2nd room for up to 3 children U/12yrs. 01 Apr-19 Dec 18 + 11 Jan-31 Mar 19. NOTE:

2nd room not eligible for free bonus nights.

HONEYMOONERS - In-room breakfast first day, welcome fruit, flowers +

honeymoon cake.

DELUXE ROOM

SUPERIOR ROOM

SWIMMING POOL

DELUXE ROOM

VFAR insight - Excellent value + very well located hotel offering

traditional ‘Lanna Thai’ hospitality. Lovely gardens + excellent pool

area - recommended.

Dusit Princess Chiang Mai

112 Changklan Road, Chiang Mai

4 4 4 ½ from $60 a

On Changklan Road, amidst the street stalls of Chiang Mai’s famed

night bazaar + close to other shopping, restaurants + bars. 198 aircon.

rooms, 2 restaurants, lobby bar, swimming pool, poolside bar + mini-gym.

Executive Plus guests receive additional benefits including daily deluxe

fruit plate; surprise souvenir, late checkout to 3pm etc.

BONUS - 1. Free breakfast for adults daily on paid nights. All year. 2. Free Bonus

Nights: Stay 3, pay 2; stay 6, pay 4. 01 Apr-31 Oct 18. NOTE: Compulsory charge

included for breakfast on paid nights. 3. EarlyBird: book 90+ days in advance of

arrival, stay 01 Nov 18-31 Mar 19 + receive 10% discount on room rates.

FAMILIES - 1 child U/12yrs stays free in extra bed when sharing with 2 adults.

NOTE: Compulsory charge included for breakfast on paid nights.

HONEYMOONERS - Guaranteed upgrade to Deluxe Room, welcome fruit +

flowers.

VFAR insight - Top value renovated hotel, in a superb location right

in the cente of the famed night bazaar area. Always a favourite.

FREE

* All prices based on per adult, per night, twin share/low season rate. Terms + conditions apply (please refer to page 55).

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BOOKING CONDITIONS

B O O K I N G C O N D I T I O N S

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Please read these Booking Conditions carefully as they form the basis upon which bookings are accepted by Venture Far.

THE BROCHURE

This brochure is valid to 31 March 2019.

This brochure should be used as a guide only.

• Prices are based on currency exchange rates

effective February 2018 + are subject to change

without notice. All products in this brochure are

presented in Australian Dollars + are GST free

unless otherwise indicated.

• “From” Prices: the expression “from” with respect

to a price means the lowest per adult price for

the Travel Product we believe is available at the

time of publication, based on information we have

received from suppliers.

• Please refer to your travel consultant at the time

of booking + at the time of final payment for full

details of any updated pricing or changed transfer,

tour or accommodation details.

• Please read your travel documents when you

receive them to ensure that you are getting what

you asked + paid for. It is important that you

discuss any queries you have with your travel

consultant immediately, or at least before you

travel.

• We know how important it is to have a good

night’s sleep when travelling, so we ask that you

understand that the ‘Bedding Information’ is

provided as a guide only, which may change,

subject to room availability, renovations or other

circumstances. Prices in this brochure are based

on existing bedding. Additional bedding may be

either a bed or a fold up ‘rollaway’ or a convertible

settee. Room requests (eg., interconnecting, twin

versus double bedding, non-smoking rooms etc.)

can be requested, but Not Guaranteed.

• Maps are sometimes included to assist you in

setting your tour itinerary + may be representative

only. Photographs of hotel rooms + vistas etc. are

included to assist you in selecting your hotel +

tours + may be representative only.

• We make every effort to keep the hotel descriptions

+ touring information up to date. Please be aware

that a hotel may not have kept us up to date with

their renovation plans. This is unlikely, but where

it does occur from time to time we will make

every endeavour to ensure that you receive the

equivalent of what you requested.

Please note that if you have a problem with your

hotel, transfer or tour, in the first instance you should

contact the hotel front office manager or local tour

operator. If you are still not satisfied, please contact

your travel consultant for further advice.

BOOKING + PAYING

Your travel consultant is your main point of contact

+ is the person responsible for correctly interpreting

your travel requirements, providing travel advice,

collecting your money for your booked travel, +

providing you with your travel documents. Please

make sure that you are fully aware of what you are

paying for before you pay your deposit +/or final

payment.

• A deposit of $165 per adult ($55 per child) is

payable to your travel consultant within 7 days

of confirmation, to secure a booking. A further

deposit may be required by the hotel, tour

operator, cruise line or other principal. Please note

that a deposited booking holds services but does

not guarantee prices.

• The balance is payable 45 days before your

departure from Australia immediately on

confirmation if booked within this period. If you

pay late the booking may be cancelled + your

deposit forfeited if deadlines are missed. Please

consult your travel consultant for any special

airfare conditions.

• If you request a change of name, tour, hotel or

travel date an amendment fee of $55 per booking

will apply. If travel documents have been issued,

the fee will be $75 per file, plus any applicable

airline ticket reissue fees.

• Amendments within 45 days of departure may result

in operator cancellation fees, inability to confirm +/

or delays in receipt of travel documentation.

• Where possible, we will accept late bookings within

7 days of departure, but please understand that this

will be subject to the availability of accommodation,

tours + flights. Full payment is required at time of

booking if you book within 7 days of departure.

• Credit + Debit Card Surcharges: a fee will apply

for payments made by debit + credit cards. Please

check this fee with us or your travel agent when

booking.

ALL PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE PRIOR

TO FINAL PAYMENT.

CANCELLATIONS

If you cancel or terminate your travel booking with

us at any time after confirmation, it will attract a $165

per adult ($55 per child) cancellation fee. In addition

to this fee, there may be additional cancellation fees

charged by the hotel, tour operator, cruise line, airline

or other principal. This can amount to up to 100% of

your total booking, particularly when cancelling tours

+ other arrangements within 45 days of departure.

No refund can be guaranteed for cancellations after

the tour has commenced or in respect of any tours,

accommodation, meals or any other services not

utilised. Credit Offers cannot be refunded or taken

as cash.

If we have to cancel or substantially change your travel

booking because of events outside of our control (this

is very rare), we will, where possible, offer you an

alternative of a similar Standard. If you do not accept

the alternative, we will refund in full any monies

already paid for those arrangements.

HEALTH + IMMIGRATION

You are responsible for all visa, passport, immigration,

quarantine, customs, health + other requirements of

the countries visited or transited. Passports must have

at least 6 months’ validity from the date of your return

to Australia. The Australian Government has many

travel advisories in place, for the latest details refer to

www.smartraveller.gov.au.

• If you are not sure of your responsibilities, ask your

travel consultant.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

It is recommended that you consider purchasing

a travel insurance policy before you travel. Travel

insurance should cover hospital treatment, medical

evacuation, loss of property, cancellation fees etc. +

is essential for anyone travelling outside of Australia.

Overseas medical costs are expensive + not covered by

Australian medical insurance. Your travel consultant

can assist in purchasing appropriate travel insurance

for your destination.

The Australian Government has provided information

regarding the need for adequate insurance including

some case studies, refer to http://www.smartraveller.

gov.au/insurance/

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

Generally speaking, you are responsible for anything

not specifically included in your holiday package,

which would mean things like:

• Airfares + associated taxes + fuel surcharges

(unless otherwise stated).

• Costs of passports or visas.

• Meals other than those specified in the itinerary.

• Excess baggage charges.

• Personal items such as phone calls, laundry,

drinks, room service etc..

• Sightseeing other than specified in the itinerary,

airport taxes (paid locally) + Government taxes

other than on accommodation.

• Any costs in Australia.

• Travel Insurance.

LIMIT OF LIABILITY

We, Clenton Pty Ltd t/as Venture Far (ABN 40 101

240 036), have packaged + presented tours, transfers +

accommodation in this brochure for sale in Australia.

In our opinion, we have provided information +

pricing in this brochure which is correct at the time

of printing, + also goods + services of merchantable

quality. We do not own or operate services in our

own right, acting only as booking agent for our

service providers, + thus we are not responsible for

these services. Bookings are subject to the terms,

conditions + limitation of liabilities imposed by these

service providers.

We do not accept liability whatsoever for injury,

damage, loss, delay, additional expenses caused

directly or indirectly by events which are beyond our

control + jurisdiction, including but not limited to

war, civil disturbance, fire, floods, acts of God, acts

of government or of any other authorities, accident

to or failure of machinery or equipment or industrial

action.

It is important that you are satisfied that your travel

consultant has fully + clearly explained to you what

goods or services you are receiving. To the extent

permitted by law, we exclude all liability for any loss

or damage whatsoever (including but not limited to

physical + psychological injury, + loss or damage to

property of whatever nature) arising out of or in any

way connected with the offer or supply of goods or

services by us or any third parties.

If you believe that you did not receive what you

requested + paid for, + you are requesting a refund,

you must inform your travel consultant about the

problem in writing as soon as possible after the

problem has occurred. If the law implies a condition

or warranty that cannot be excluded, our liability will

be limited to the re-supply or the payment of the cost

of re-supplying the relevant goods or services.

CONSUMER PROTECTION

Venture Far is ATAS accredited, a member of the

International Air Transport Association (“IATA”) +

the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (“AFTA”).

LAW + JURISDICTION

These Booking Conditions are governed by the laws

of South Australia + any action arising under them,

or in any way connected with the holiday, may be

brought only in a court in South Australia, subject

to any law which is expressly inconsistent with this.

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