All inclusive holidays to Thailand offer fantastic value on flights and accommodation, making organising your entire holiday quick and easy. When everything is taken care of, you can make the most of your time in this spectacular south east Asian country.
Thailand is known for its beautiful beaches and rich culture. Most destinations offer a variety of options for spending time on an all inclusive holiday. From shopping and dining to temples and interesting day trips. Here are some of the top Thailand destinations to visit.
Known as the Pearl of the Andaman, this tropical island in the south of Thailand has so much to offer. At around 30 miles long and 12 miles wide, the island is relatively small, yet it is packed with holiday activities, areas of natural beauty and traditional villages. An all inclusive holiday in Phuket provides accommodation in one of the many stylish hotels. You can then sit back and relax on a white sandy beach, explore the lush rainforests or go on a diving adventure.
Another beautiful island with secluded beaches, many golf courses and cultural sights. A jump off point for the famous Full Moon parties on neighbouring Koh Pha Ngan, Koh Samui has its own varied nightlife. Whether you prefer a quiet evening with a cocktail or dancing for hours at a buzzing nightclub, Koh Samui has what you are looking for. All inclusive holidays in Koh Samui cater to all of your needs while in this picturesque island setting.
In the north of Thailand, this ancient city offers a very different experience to the beach resorts of the south. Steeped in history, with hundreds of Buddhist temples and remnants of the 700-year-old city walls, the city is fascinating to explore. Modern shopping venues and hotels stand side-by-side with incredible sights. An all inclusive holiday in Chiang Mai provides a stress-free stay, allowing you to discover the wonders of this unique place.
For those travelling alone, couples or family holidays, there is plenty to do in Thailand. Whether you are looking for the ultimate in relaxation or a more energetic holiday, you will find it with the lastminute.com all inclusive holidays to Thailand.
Thailand is famous for its nightlife, from go-go bars to cabaret. In Bangkok, Pattaya and throughout the country there are red-light areas with entertainment and a plethora of bars. For a more sedate evening, most hotels have outdoor bars where you can enjoy a meal and few drinks in the warm, balmy air. Market stalls and shops stay open late in many areas, ideal for some late night shopping after the sun goes down. Many small pop-up restaurants appear at night offering a light, tasty meal after a night out on the town.
The traditional Thai New Year, or Songkran, is held around the 13th of April. What started out as a sedate cleansing ritual has evolved into a giant water fight seen throughout the country. Refreshingly cool in the searing April heat, it is difficult to avoid and loads of fun to join in with. In November, the Loi Krathong festival offers a spectacular sight as small decorated baskets are floated on water and said to take away negativity. There are festivities, food stalls and stunning lanterns which are set off into the air.
Night markets are hugely popular throughout Thailand. As the sun sets and the temperture cools down slightly, you will find stalls appear which sell food, refreshing juices, clothes and souvinirs. In Bangkok, there is a large selection of ultra-modern shopping centres that sell high-end designer clothing and jewellery at lower prices. In all tourist areas, there are market stalls and small shops that sell traditional decorations, clothing and a wide range of bargain items.
Colourful temples clad in glistening glass and tile catch your eye wherever you go. With impressive Buddha statues, ancient pagodas and a serene atmosphere, temples in Thailand are both breathtaking and calming to visit. The Grand Palace in Bangkok is an extensive complex with exquisite building and statues. Offering an escape from the busy streets, it is an amazing oasis of calm with fascinating history and design. [h3]Day trips[/h3] A variety of day trips are offer from different destinations in Thailand. In the south, there are boat trips to famous filming locations of James Bond island, where The Man with the Golden Gun was filmed, and Phi Phi island where the film The Beach was shot. In the north, the are trips to elephant camps, orchid farms and hill tribe villages. From Bangkok, a trip to the ancient city of Ayutthaya offers a peaceful escape from the city. These trips offer a different view of Thailand, are often very educational and interesting.
Thai food is known for its combinations of flavours, including spicy, sweet and sour. There are plenty of dishes available that are not spicy so don't worry if you don't like hot food. Wander the streets and you'll find small restaurants or food stalls that specialise in one or two dishes. From pad Thai noodles to a simple omelette and rice, freshly squeezed juices to fruit on a stick, there are quick meals and snacks available everywhere. Curries and stir frys are also popular, green curry and massaman are more like soups and full of flavour.
Thailand is hot and humid for much of the year, with a rainy season between May and November. The north gets cooler during the winter and very hot in March and April, while central and southern areas remain at an average of 33°C throughout the year. You can often find cheap all inclusive holidays in Thailand in July and August as this is the low season, but expect some rain and thunderstorms. Christmas is warm and dry, but is considered the high season in Thailand.
When organising a Thailand holiday from the UK, you will only need to apply for a visa if you will be staying for over 30 days. This needs to be done in the UK in advance of your departure. Otherwise, you will just receive a stamp upon entry to Thailand at no extra cost. Just make sure that your passport is valid for at least six months when you travel.
Accommodation in Thailand varies from small, stylish hotels to vast resorts set in tropical gardens. With a warm welcome and extensive amenities, you will feel right at home. Cheap all inclusive holidays in Thailand give you the advantage of saving money when booking your flight and hotel in Thailand together.
To avoid inflated prices for tourists, you should eat and shop where Thai people do so. You will find great bargains this way and also the tastiest, authentic food. When travelling by taxi or tuk-tuk, either agree on a price before you set off or make sure the driver switches on the meter.