Welcome to our ‘Experience Asia’ News Update for August 2022. This month from Thailand we feature an unique island resort, a new island hopping tour and some dining advice.
Destination Focus – ‘Pai’
Located 140kms west of Chiang Mai, in a valley on the ‘Pai river’, this charming village was previously a haven for backpackers and adventurous travelers. ‘Pai’ is much more accessible today and is well known for its hot springs, waterfalls and gorges. The village itself is quaint and culturally rich, with markets, coffee shops and traditional restaurants serving Thai, Yunnan (Chinese) and French dishes
‘Pai’ can be visited easily from Chiang Mai and we would recommend at least a two day stay there, to fully appreciate its charms.
Product of the month – ‘Southern Thailand Explorer’
This unique 8-day tour includes visits to the most scenic destinations in Southern Thailand such as Phuket Island, Samui Island, Khao Sok National Park and Phi Phi Island. The islands are diverse and beautiful spanning from the Gulf of Thailand to the Andaman Sea
As well as time to enjoy the beaches, there are visits to an ethical elephant park, a snorkeling adventure and a boat ride to James Bond Island
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Featured Hotel – ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ / Koh Phang Ngan Island
This very unique resort is truly something out of the ordinary, offering a sustainable, 5-star guest experience. Its exact location on the Southern Island of Koh Phangan was kept secret initially because their beaches are the most beautiful of the island and the owners wanted to maintain the air of mystique. There are three beaches on the property plus three more on each side, making a total of nine secluded beaches which guests can access. The French designed villas are very stylish, yet rustic, featuring huge round beds and some unique features, such as a slide from the bedroom to the beach. One of the main draws of the ‘SOWK’ Resort is the interactive experiences they offer, some of which can be found on this link https://sowkprivateclub.com/excursions-experiences/
Hotel News – ‘Explorar’ Hotels in Samui and Koh Phang Ngan
Explorar Hotels & Resorts will open two new beachfront properties on the islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan towards the end of 2022. Explorar Koh Samui will feature 125 beachfront rooms, suites and pool villas and an incredible infinity pool overlooking the sea. Explorar Koh Phangan is situated on the golden sands of Haad Rin Nai Beach and offers 75 contemporary guest rooms, suites and villas
Hotel News – ‘Avani Chaweng Samui’
Avani Chaweng Samui Hotel & Beach Club opened its doors on 1st August offering guests stylish accommodation in retro-chic rooms.
Located in the middle of Chaweng Beach on Koh Samui island, guests can enjoy glamorous pool parties at ‘Seen Beach Club’ or simply relax in one of the resort’s 80 balcony rooms and suites.
Hotel News – ‘Outrigger Samui’
Outrigger has officially launched the Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort. The fully renovated resort opened with 44 premium category rooms, with the remaining 102 superior rooms set to open in November 2022. This is a true family resort with three pool zones and the Coral Kids Club, plus the Edgewater beach club has many activities for more lively visitors. Premium rooms feature spacious living quarters separate from the rest of the room, with a four-poster bed and French-style balcony.
Thailand News – Electric Car Rental in Phuket
A fleet of 100% electric vehicles (EV) – the ‘Nissan Leaf’ – have been added into the ‘Sixt Thailand’ rental car collection in Phuket, giving eco-minded travelers a more sustainable and convenient way of exploring the island. InterContinental Phuket Resort is playing a part in this green initiative with the installation of several EV charging stations in the resort. These charging stations are compatible with ‘Sixt’s Nissan Leaf’ and other electric cars.
Bangkok Dining (and drinking) Recommendations
Experience Asia can recommend a selective list of quality restaurants and bars around Bangkok for our guests. The listing is available on request and features our favorite venues for Thai, Italian, French, Japanese and Chinese cuisines. A selection of bars and clubs are also featured, including jazz clubs, night clubs and traditional Irish pubs. Experience Asia can make a dinner reservation, plus we can arrange round trip transfers for your guests. The full list of venues is available on request – just email our team.
We hope you stay in touch
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Wishing you all Safe and Happy Travels
Travel adventures in Thailand, Indochina and Indonesia
Stephen McEvoy / Managing Director
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