Thailand & Dubai Join Jo & Chris on their adventure – 2nts Bangkok, 2nts Phuket, 3days Elephant Hills, 4nts Khao Lak & 3nts Dubai.
Having recently returned from an amazing trip, we would love to share our experiences with you and I can not wait to help you plan your next adventure. We have just a few snippets of our itinerary to share with you….
Watch our time with the elephants
Bangkok – Rembrant Hotel
Bangkok is an interesting city, with some cultural sights, interesting nightlife and fantastic shopping to suit all tastes and budgets. I personally feel, well worth a visit and two nights was suffice.
The Rembrant Hotel was a great 4* hotel, very central to Century 21 a great shopping mall experience, that could easily be reached via foot or Tuk Tuk.There are great views over the city from the small pool area, where you can relax and enjoy a spot of lunch or a refreshing drink…
Phuket – Centara Villas
Phuket is one of the most popular beach resorts in Thailand and is also Thailand’s biggest island. You could most definitely stay anything from 2 -10nts as there is plenty to do and it is a great base to explore other parts of Thailand from.
Centara Villas is based in Karon Beach, a beautiful property offering all individual villas nestled away around the resort. However, if you do have walking difficulties, then perhaps not for you!! Karon Beach consists of miles of beautiful white sands, yet only a short 10 minutes drive away from Patong Beach if you are looking for something that little livelier.
Khao Sak – Elephant Hills
Well what can I say?? WOW!! What a great experience. If you are looking to do something totally different and would like to experience that up close and personal touch with the Elephants, than this is a MUST!! There is no riding of the elephants, so everything is natural and they are most definitely cared for.
This was definitely my kind of camping, the luxury tents consisted of a shower, electricity and a toilet. They were very comfortable and more than adequate for our 2nts stay. There are various itineraries that you can do but we did the popular 1night at the Elephant Camp and 1 night at the floating Rainforest Camp. My only comment was I would have liked longer with the Elephants, we experienced approximately 2hours of these amazing animals.
Khao Lak – La Flora
Just north of Phuket, we found the La Flora a hidden gem and we would of loved to have relaxed here for a little longer. Khao Lak has miles of stunning beaches and ample bars, restaurants and markets to explore. Also not forgetting the Tsnamui Musueam. All of this can be found within walking distance to the hotel or if you a feeling energetic then you can take advantage of the free bicycle rental from the hotel.
La Floa is a fantastic 4* property, in a great location. It is a smaller property with, two pools, one restaurant and three bars but is spread out well so that you feel as though it is in fact bigger. We were lucky enough to be upgraded to a Beachfront Villa room which was amazing, however, in saying that the Swim Access rooms that we originally booked were more than adequate.
Dubai – Sofitel Jumeriah Walk
Dubai is a fast growing, cosmopolitan city with some amazing sites, buildings and shopping malls. This was our first visit Dubai and we are most definitely glad that we have been. It is a great stop over destination but please be prepared for the cost of living in this fascinating city.
The Sofitel Hotel is a great 5* hotel offering one of the best breakfasts in Dubai. Again the hotel is within walking distance to the Marina, a stones throw away from the beach and right on Jumeriah Walk.