With its warm weather, vast mountainous regions, and a mixture of cultures, Thailand has a lot to offer any tourist. Reported to be the most visited Southeast Asian country back in the year 2013, there are many reasons why Thailand remains a popular destination for backpackers and families alike. If you are planning a holiday in Thailand, consider which type of holidaymaker you are before reading our suggestions of where to book.
For the Honeymooner
If you are looking to book a romantic getaway, Keemala in Phuket is a unique resort made up of thatched-roof villas nestled within a rainforest. Each villa has its own private pool and there are spa treatment rooms especially for couples offering seaweed massages, raindrop healing, and moisturising body wraps. With homegrown cuisine and a bar that overlooks the sea and the forest, you can both enjoy your evening watching the most beautiful sunset; this is sure to be the perfect spot for a honeymoon.
For the Sun Worshipper
If you are looking for white sand beaches and blue sea but without your fellow English tourists arriving in their droves, Lamai Beach will be right up your street. Located in Samui, the second largest island in Thailand, Lamai beach offers a quiet, relaxing beach getaway. Although it is a quiet resort, there are still plenty of restaurants, bars, and activities to keep you occupied.
For the Partygoer
If you are looking for a place that has a reputation for being a party destination, look no further than Pattaya. With a lively atmosphere and plenty of attractions to see and do, its reputation as a party city is well deserved. There are water parks, museums, and high-end fashion shops to keep you busy during the day and a whole kilometre of nightclubs, bars, and live music venues to keep you dancing into the early hours. There are plenty of beachfront hotels in Pattaya to choose from, so you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation.
For the Adventurer
If you are the adventurous type when it comes to travelling, Thailand offers plenty of hiking, kayaking, and cycling opportunities, amongst others. However, if you want to be sure not to miss a thing, it might be wise to stay near the capital, Bangkok, and book a few tours from there. For example, you could choose the Hidden Treasures of Thailand tour which lets you explore forests, waterfalls, swamps and coral reefs all in one package. Or, you could even book a houseboat trip that includes a day of kayaking through caves heaving with bats!
When you know the country that you would like to visit, going ahead and booking the most popular resort is not always the best decision depending on which type of traveller you are. If Thailand is next on your holiday agenda, be sure to look at the vast array of resorts and hotels that would better suit your needs.