ASIA STAYS OF DISTINCTION
- The Amandari, Ubud
- Peninsula Hotel, Beijing
- Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong
- Lake Palace, Udaipur
- The Peninsula, Shanghai
- Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
- The Palace, Tokyo
- The Imperial Hotel, Delhi
- Raffles Hotel, Singapore
- Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Bangkok
- Four Seasons Resort, Chiang Mai
- Amanpuri, Phuket
- The Amansara, Siem Reap
- La Residence Phou Vao, Luang Prabang
- Gems of South East Asia, 10 days
- River Kwai Jungle Rafts, 3 days
- Bangkok to Chiang Mai Connector, 3 Days
- Northern Thailand Explorer, 5 days
- Mae Hong Son, 2 days
- Chiang Mai Adventure Trek, 2 days
- Thailand Jungle Safari Experience, 3 days
- Hilltribe Trekking, Elephants & Rafting, 4 days
- Classic Thailand w/Phuket, 10 days
- Classic Thailand w/Samui, 10 days
OTHER TRAVEL IDEAS
which include Thailand
- Eastern & Oriental Express
Train between Bangkok & Singapore
- Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok, 4 days
- Gems of South East Asia, 10 days
- Classic Southeast Asia, 10 days
Rice Barge, River & Andaman Sea Cruises
- Thanatharee Cruise, 2 & 3 days
- River Kwai Cruise, 4 days
Orion Expedition Cruises
THAI BEACH ESCAPES
- Exotic SE Asia Getaway, 14 days
Thailand Stays Of Distinction
- FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES
- TRAVEL IDEA
There is a "place of peace" nestled amongst coconut palms which leads to a private crescent beach touching brilliant turquoise sea. This place is Amanpuri, on Thailand's jade green island of Phuket, where nature and culture harmoniously merge, yielding a pure tranquillity where less means more and luxury is found in graciousness.
The sense of 'belonging' while staying at Amanpuri is, in part, due to the authentic and sympathetically conceived architecture exposing swooping multi-tiered roof-lines, understated, but deeply comfortable, locally inspired, air-conditioned interiors, outside salas or private dining decks. These are connected by a series of elevated walkways, which lead to the cool and expansive reception area, the long exotic slate-blue pool, reflecting statuesque palms and tropical skies, and the sweeping stone steps down to the beach. The gentle fragrance of the ubiquitous frangipani flower gently permeates the soft sea air.
All Amanpuri's 40 pavilions feature an outdoor sala, a king-size bed, separate bath and shower, refrigerator with minibar, electronic safe, stereo system, IDD services and air-conditioning. Wireless broadband connections are available in all resort accommodation and public areas. Pavillion rates are determined according to view and location, pavilion 105 and 103 enjoy the best views of the Andaman Sea.
These constitute the starting category and are set along the resort's internal passageway with six rooms in all.
Twenty-five pavilions are interspersed among the coconut palms.
partial ocean pavilions
Four pavilions are set further back from the shore and with partial ocean views.
These three pavilions offer sea views.
Adjacent to the resort, almost hidden by coconut palms, are 30 Villa Homes, many with ocean-front settings. Each villa consists of two to six separate bedrooms finished with Thai furnishings, art and antiques. Villas also enjoy a private pool plus living and dining Thai salas. A live-in maid and cook attend to all guests' needs, including the preparation of Thai cuisine in a private kitchen. Amanpuri villas are ideal for small business meetings, weddings and special events.
The resort's crescent-shaped white-sand beach is located at the foot of a cascading sweep of stone steps leading from the resort's 27m main pool, restaurants and bar. The beach is lined with sun deck chairs and umbrellas. Amanpuri's friendly 'beach boys' are available to offer the menu for light refreshments as well as cool cocktails and drinks, cold towels and ice. They will also ensure your feet are kept cool by watering pathways in the sand on the beach.
Complimentary windsurfing, snorkelling, sea kayaking, body boarding, Hobie cat and Laser sailing are available on the beach. Beach boys are qualified to offer instruction as needed. A nearby reef is flush with fish. We offer complimentary fins, snorkels and masks at the beach. The best snorkelling is above the coral reef, between the swimming platform and the headland in front of the villas. Snorkellers can swim among the fish or hand feed them. At 8:30am every day, guides take the guests for a snorkel to the area where a population of reef fish are eager to be fed. 18ft Searay Bowriders driven by trained crew, are available for water-skiing, for a nominal fee. All these activities are available between December and April, weather and tide permitting.
4 day Itinerary
Day 1. Arrival Phuket.
You will be met by Goway's representative and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure.
Day 2. Phuket.
After breakfast, you will have a private transfer from the hotel to the pier at Boat Lagoon Marina. From here, depart from the pier by speed boat to Phang Nga Bay. Discover amazing landscape of Koh Panak and Koh Hong. Visit Tapu Island and Ping Gun Island, also called James Bond Island where the movie "The Man with the Golden Gun" was filmed.
Continue to Koh Hong to explore the labyrinth of mangrove swamp and pass through two caves: Tham Lod Noi and Tham Lod Yai. Enjoy lunch at Phrao Island, "Natural Island Resort". Later, Depart to Khai Nai Island for an afternoon of leisure - snorkeling and swimming. In the afternoon, return to Boat Lagoon Marina for your private transfer to the hotel. (L)
* Program is subject to change without notice depending on the tide & weather condition for safety reasons
Day 3. Phuket.
Enjoy a day at leisure to relax or explore Phuket town or the rest of the island.
Day 4. Departure Phuket.
The day is free until your private transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
Join any day.
Please request prices for the time you wish to travel.
Private car return airport transfers, three nights air-conditioned accommodation with private facilities. Meals as shown by BLD, sightseeing tours as indicated above. All sightseeing is by private car with guide.