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ISLAND ESCAPES FIJI

SAMOA • VANUATU

THAILAND


INDEX 01 THAILAND FACTS 03 BANGKOK 08 HUA HIN 1 1 PHUKET & OUTER ISLANDS 32 KRABI & KHAO LAK 39 KOH SAMUI & KOH PHANGAN 48 CHIANG MAI

Image courtesy of Tourism Authority of Thailand. Cover image courtesy of JW Marriott. Bangkok Map references thanks to Google Maps. Please note: The prices quoted in this brochure were correct at time of printing (August 2014) but may have fluctuated if surcharges, fees, taxes or currencies changed. They are based on low season rates and are per person per night. They should be used as a guide only.


Whether your ideal holiday is spent lazing on a white sand beach, exploring ancient cities, temples and sights, trekking through untamed forests aboard an elephant, partying in a vibrant nightlife scene or bargaining for treasures in one of the most exciting shopping destinations in the world, there is no better place to visit than Thailand.

We are Island Escapes. We opened in 2003 with just 3 of us, a wealth of travel experience and a knowledge and passion for the destinations that truly inspire us – Thailand, Fiji, Vanuatu & Samoa. We have never strived to be the biggest travel company in Australia, but we are absolutely committed to being the best. By staying boutique, we have been able to focus on quality rather than quantity and to providing our valued clients with a level of service and product knowledge that is fast disappearing in this era of ‘quick’ information. 11 years later and with over 15 staff, we firmly believe that you can learn more from a ten minute conversation with someone who has actually been to a resort, than in 2 hours of trawling the internet trying to extract the truth from the white noise. It’s an old fashioned concept but according to the 1000’s of people we send on holidays each year, it is a successful one. We work closely with some of Australia’s best and most well informed travel agents, ensuring our clients receive the best possible personalised service. This resort guide showcases some of our favourite Thailand hotels and resorts and we hope that it, together with our vast travel experience, enriches your next holiday. We look forward to organising your dream Island Escape. Marilyn, Margie & Angie

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Climate

Passports & Visas

Thailand enjoys a tropical climate although there are regional and seasonal variations. For the most part, the best weather is found during November – March, Thailand’s winter, when humidity is minimised. The warmest months are April and May and the monsoon season is generally June to October. During this period heavy rain showers can be frequent and humidity is high. Traditionally the most ideal time to travel to Phuket is November to March and the most ideal time to travel to Koh Samui is March to June. Temperatures range on average between 20 – 35 degrees Celsius depending on the season, and the northern regions are generally cooler.

Passports must be valid at least 6 months beyond your anticipated return date, and you must possess an onward ticket. A visa is not required for a tourist entry into Thailand for stays of under 30 days, if you are travelling on an Australian or New Zealand passport. Please check for all other nationalities.

Currency The Thai Baht is the basic unit of currency used in Thailand. ATM machines are available in most major town centres. Major credit cards are welcome in all resorts and many restaurants. Currency exchange is available in most resorts, at airports, banks and in Exchange Centres in towns. Tipping Tipping is not expected in Thailand. It is a matter of personal choice. Electricity The electrical current in Thailand is 220 volts AC 50z. Various plug sockets are in use and an adaptor is required if you are taking electrical appliances from Australia.

Etiquette The Royal Family is highly respected by the Thai people and therefore it is a punishable offence to criticise them. It is illegal to throw any litter on the streets and if caught you will be fined 2,000 Thai Baht. When leaving your hotel always obtain the hotel details in Thai in case you get lost and need assistance back to your hotel. Shopping The Thai’s respect a good bargainer, so always haggle to get the best price except in department stores. Don’t go shopping in the company of tour guides as they will take a commission which inevitably drives the prices up. Most importantly, don’t start bargaining unless you intend to buy. Language Thai is the official language. English is widely understood in major cities and in tourist regions. As with any country though any efforts to speak the language, even the odd word, are greatly appreciated and go a long way with the locals.

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Bangkok, Thailand’s cosmopolitan capital, is a vibrant city. With numerous attractions on offer including traditional Buddhist temples, the floating markets, vast shopping centres and its famous night life scene, a visit here is a must. The easiest way to get around Bangkok is the Skytrain which is both convenient and affordable. Whether it is your destination or simply a stopover en route to one of Thailand’s many beautiful tourist regions, a stay in Bangkok is sure to be a holiday highlight. Image courtesy of Island Escapes


B A N G KO K


Banyan Tree Bangkok $100–$150 pp/pn Located in a 61 storey building in the central business and embassy district on South Sathorn Road, The Banyan Tree Bangkok is most famous for its open air rooftop Vertigo Grill and Moon bar. Designed in a contemporary Thai Style, its well appointed, luxurious room types vary from Deluxe (lead in) through to 1 and 2 Bedroom Suites. The Club Lounge benefits are extensive, including all day non alcoholic beverages, light snacks, alcohol from 10am to 8pm, evening canapés, complimentary Wifi, and (happily for families) complimentary Kids Club for 2 – 11 year old children, making the upgrade certainly worth the value. • Closest Skytrain: Sala Daeng

•H  oneymoon

Bonus:

Complimentary

• 327 air conditioned rooms & suites

upgrade to the next room category (max

• 8 restaurants and 2 bars

one bedroom suite) sunset drink at Latitude

• 1 resort swimming pool, Gym & Spa

Lounge & Bar, bottle of wine and floral

• 2 x TV with satellite channels in all Rooms and Suites

decorations in room (min stay 3 nights) •C  hildren’s Policy: Kids Club available for

• Free WiFi in all guest rooms

Club Member guests only. Operates daily

• Occupancy: Max 3 people in all rooms

from 7am-10pm for children 2-11 years.

/ 1 Bedroom Suites. Max 5 people in 2 Bedroom Suites • Inclusions: Breakfast for 2 adults daily, additional child (over 4 years) charged. Guests with Club Lounge access receive complimentary beverages (including local beers) from 10am-8pm, canapés from 5.30pm-7.30pm and 2 pieces of laundry per day.

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Siam@Siam Design Hotel & Spa

$100–$150 pp/pn

Siam@Siam is an ultra modern boutique

This chic design hotel is great value and

• Honeymoon Bonus: Complimentary fruit

hotel with an edgy, industrial feel and

offers a stand out Bangkok accommodation

plate, honeymoon cake, sparkling wine and

artistically appointed guest rooms. Well

experience.

canapé upon arrival and a special nightly

located close to the Skytrain, MBK and Siam

• Closest Skytrain: National Stadium

Paragon Shopping Centres and the popular

• 203 air conditioned hotel rooms and suites

Siam Square, it provides guests with a quiet

• 4 restaurants and 3 bars

children year round, it does not offer a Kids

haven in the midst of Bangkok’s busy heart.

• 1 infinity swimming pool, Gym & Spa

Club. Charged babysitting available

Dinner and a relaxing drink at Sky Dine

• Flat Screen TVs with satellite channels in all

Design on 25 (La Vue, The Roof and the Roof

turndown service

rooms and suites

Champagne and Wine Bar) is a holiday must

• Free WiFi in all rooms and suites

for their 360 degree viewing experience, as

• Inclusions: Buffet breakfast daily

is a swim in their infinity pool located on the

• Occupancy: Max 3 adults or 2 adults/1 child

11th floor for its fabulous city views.

• Children’s Policy: Whilst the hotel welcomes

U12 years per room/suite

Pathumwan Princess Hotel

$100–$150 pp/pn

This popular 4.5 star hotel offers guests

opposite Siam Square, shoppers and those

• Inclusions: Buffet breakfast daily

recently

wanting to experience Bangkok’s vibrant

• Occupancy: Max 3 adults or 2 adults/1 child

refurbished,

contemporary

designed hotel rooms and suites together

nightly entertainment are spoilt for choice.

with all the amenities you would expect

• Closest Skytrain: National Stadium

• Honeymoon Bonus: Honeymoon cake

from a hotel of its calibre. These include a

• 455 air conditioned hotel rooms and suites

• Children’s

large outdoor swimming pool, Spa, gym,

• 4 restaurants and 1 bar

welcomes children year round, it does not

tennis courts and even a jogging track.

• 1 resort swimming pool, Gym & Spa

offer a Kids Club

A

• TV with satellite channels in all rooms. DVD

limited

suites provide

number

and the

of

spacious perfect

interconnecting rooms

in all suites and iPod ® dock in all ExecuPlus

accommodation

guest

suites. Espresso machines in some suite

choice for families looking for well priced Bangkok accommodation. Found in the heart of the shopping district adjacent

U12 years in all rooms/suites Policy:

Whilst

the

hotel

categories • Free WiFi in all guest rooms and in the Lobby

to the famous MBK shopping centre and

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Centara Grand @ Centralworld

$100–$150 pp/pn • Honeymoon Bonus: Complimentary fruit

If your visit to Bangkok is primarily driven

• 4 restaurants and 4 bars

by shopping then this hotel, located on

• 1 resort swimming pool, Gym & Spa

and floral arrangement in room on arrival,

the top of the CentralWorld complex and

• TV with satellite channels in all rooms. DVD

and room upgrade subject to availability

a short stroll from Siam Paragon, is worth serious consideration. It offers well sized, contemporary

designed

guest

and CD player in Club rooms • Inclusions: Breakfast daily. World Executive

at check in (proof of marriage required) • Children’s

Policy:

Whilst

the

hotel

rooms,

Club Lounge guests enjoy free afternoon

welcomes children year round, it does not

outdoor pool and 2 outdoor tennis courts.

tea, evening canapés and cocktails (5.30pm–

offer a Kids Club. Free breakfast for max 2

An evening cocktail and dinner at the urban

7.00pm), late night snacks and refreshments

children aged U12 sharing with adults

chic al fresco Red Sky Bar located on the

• Free WiFi in Club rooms, charged WiFi in

55th Floor is highly recommended – its 360 degree views over Bangkok City at night are

all other room types • Occupancy: Max 3 people in most room

breathtaking.

types. Max 2 adults/2 children U12 in deluxe

• Closest Skytrain: Chit Lom (Chidlom)

rooms. Max 5 in World Executive Suites

• 505 air conditioned guest rooms and suites

Amari Watergate Bangkok

$50–$100 pp/pn

If you are coming to Bangkok to shop, there

• Closest Skytrain: Ratchatewi

are few better located hotels than the Amari

• 569 air conditioned guest rooms and

Watergate. CentralWorld, Gaysorn Plaza,

Executive Suites

Siam Paragon and the fashion market of

• 5 restaurants and 2 bars

Pratunam are all an easy stroll from its lobby.

• 1 outdoor resort swimming pool including

Rooms are spacious and well appointed with contemporary Thai décor. A large outdoor pool, well equipped gym, luxuriant Spa and

children’s pool. Gym and Spa available

the perfect choice for couples visiting this

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily. Executive Floor

vibrant city. Happily the Amari is committed

guests receive complimentary beverages

to reducing its carbon footprint, being one

and hors d’oeuvres daily from 5pm – 7pm,

for environmental and sustainable operation.

check out until 4pm (subject to availability) • Children’s Policy: Whilst the hotel welcomes children year round, it does not offer a Kids Club. Charged babysitting available

player in all rooms and suites • Free WiFi in all room types

awarded 5 Green Leaves Certificate in 2014

room on arrival, honeymoon cake and late

• LCD TV with satellite channels and DVD

extensive selection of restaurants make this

of the few 5 star hotels in Bangkok to be

• Honeymoon Bonus: Fruit and flowers in

served in the Lounge on the 32nd floor • Occupancy: Max 3 adults or 2 adults/1 child U12 years in all room categories

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Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel

$100–$150 pp/pn

• Occupancy: Max 3 adults or 2 adults

This very modern 5 star hotel is located only

• Closest Skytrain: Chit Lom

a few minutes walk from CentralWorld and

• 333 air conditioned rooms and suites

Siam Paragon Shopping Centres. Less than 5

• 3 restaurants and 2 bars

years old, its rooms are contemporary in their

• 1 indoor swimming pool, Gym & Spa

• Honeymoon Bonus: Late check out to 3pm

design complete with oversized windows

• TV with satellite channels in all rooms. DVD

• Children’s Policy: Whilst the hotel welcomes

and state of the art amenities. Bangkok’s

/ 2 children U12 years per room using existing bedding

children year round, it does not offer a Kids

and CD in suites only

Chit Lom BTS Station, less than 500m from

• Charged high-speed WiFi in all guest rooms

the hotel, allows guests city access without

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily. Guests with Club

its famous traffic congestion, and being set

Lounge access receive complimentary non

back from the main street provides guests

alcoholic beverages, High Tea from 3–5pm,

with a quiet retreat from this hectic city. The

open bar (wine, beer, spirits and cocktails)

Club Lounge benefits are highly regarded

from 4.30pm–8.30pm and canapés daily

and well worth the additional cost if your

from 6pm–8pm

Club. Charged babysitting available

budget permits.

Tower Club at lebua

$150–$200 pp/pn • Occupancy: Max 3 people in Tower Club

Located on the top floors of the lebua

• Closest Skytrain: Saphan Taksin

building (51st–59th) is this luxurious award

• 221 air conditioned 1, 2 & 3 bedroom suites

City and Riverview Suites, 6 people in 2

winning hotel. Spacious suites are lavishly

• 5 restaurants and 2 bars

bedroom Signature and Luxury Suites and

appointed, feature balconies (very rare for

• 1 resort swimming pool, Gym & Spa

Bangkok) offering breathtaking views over

• TV, DVD and Nespresso™ Coffee Machines

the city, complimentary mini bars, excellent

9 people in Lebua Suite • Honeymoon Bonus: Welcome fruit, flowers and complimentary bottle of wine in suite

in all suites

• Children’s Policy: Whilst the hotel welcomes

Club benefits (incl light lunch and High Tea

• Free WiFi in all suites

daily) and Acca Kappa amenities. Cocktails

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily, mini bar of soft

at the Skybar and dining at Sirocco, both

drinks in your suite, exclusive access to

located on the 63rd floor (made famous

the Tower Club Lounge (52nd floor) from

in the movie, The Hangover II) is a holiday

6am–6pm, with continental breakfast, light

must. Being the world’s highest al fresco

lunch, unlimited alcoholic & non-alcoholic

restaurant it offers mesmerizing views, with

drinks and afternoon high tea

children year round, it does not offer a Kids Club. Charged babysitting available

exquisite food and and service to match.

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H U A H

I

N

Located 281 kms south of Bangkok (approximately 2 hours drive in a private car), Hua Hin is one of the oldest beach resort communities in Thailand. Home to the Summer Palace of Thailand’s Royal Family, Hua Hin’s beautiful white sand beaches, internationally renowned golf courses and relaxed atmosphere have long been popular with Thai locals, and are becoming increasingly popular with international tourists seeking a relaxing beach holiday away from the traditional hustle and bustle found in some of the country’s more popular beachside regions. Photo Courtesy of Island Escapes Bangkok Hua Hin Koh Samui Phuket


Amari Hua Hin

$100–$150 pp/pn

Opened in 2012, the Amari Hua Hin ticks all the ‘new hotel’ boxes. Located a 10 minute

• Location: 10 mins vehicle transfer from

• Honeymoon Bonus: Flowers and honeymoon room setup on arrival

Hua Hin town

• Children’s Policy: Complimentary Kids

drive from the centre of town, its 223 guest

• 223 air conditioned rooms and suites

rooms and suites are contemporary in their

• 3 restaurants and 3 bars

Club operates daily from 10am–7pm

design, well appointed and are decorated

• 1 resort pool and 1 children’s pool. Gym and

for children 4–15 years. Family friendly

with a fresh colour palette and clean lines. A kid’s pool, Kids Club and dedicated family suites endear this resort to families wishing

accommodation and charged

Spa available • TV with satellite channels, DVD player and

to explore this region, and a great choice

• Free WiFi throughout the resort

of conveniently located local restaurants

• Inclusions: Buffet breakfast daily

supplement the resort’s excellent dining

• Occupancy: Max 3 people in rooms and

options. Their attentive young staff are

babysitting available

Bangkok

iPod® dock in all accommodations Hua Hin

suites. Max 4 people in family suites

Phuket

sure to enhance what promises to be a truly relaxing holiday experience.

Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin • Location: Hua Hin town

originally opened in 1923 as the Railway

• 202 guest rooms and 47 villas with outdoor

Hotel to accommodate visitors to King

Jacuzzi or plunge pool, all air conditioned

Rama’s

VI’s

Summer

Palace.

Lovingly

renovated to cherish it’s history, it features high ceilings, period furniture, Thai silks and polished hardwood throughout whilst providing

guests

with

contemporary

$150–$200 pp/pn

• Occupancy: Max 2 adults/2 children U12

This elegant, Colonial style resort was

years. Max 2 adults in Deluxe Spa Villa • Honeymoon

Bonus:

Complimentary

welcome fruit, flowers, cake, souvenir and

• 5 restaurants and 2 bars • 4 resort swimming pools including 1

bottle of sparkling wine (min 3 night stay) • Children’s Policy: Complimentary Kids

children’s pool. Spa • LCD TV with satellite channels in all rooms.

Club (kids 4-9yrs) daily from 9am-6pm. Children 10-17 can play in the Children’s

DVD and CD players in Villas

comforts. Located beachfront, it is an easy

• Charged WiFi throughout the resort

outdoor playground. Charged

stroll into the centre of town, the night

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily. Centara Club

babysitting available.

markets and the Fisherman’s Pier. Beautiful

guests receive free WiFi, non alcoholic

New England style private pool villas and

drinks at the Club, mid morning snacks,

extensive gardens and pools make this one

afternoon tea and evening cocktails and

of Hua Hin’s finest properties.

canapés between 5.30pm-7pm

Bangkok

Hua Hin

Phuket

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Phuket is the largest island in Southern Thailand, and is fringed by some of the countries most beautiful beaches. Conveniently located only 1 hour 20 minutes flight from Bangkok, it is one of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations. The vibrant heart of Phuket is Patong Beach, famous for its shopping, restaurants and bustling nightlife. With many stunning beaches dotted around the Island and so many beautiful and diverse resorts, you will be sure to find your own holiday paradise ideally suited to your personal needs. Phuket’s dry season is November to late March, and April its hottest month. May – October is traditionally considered its wet season.

Koh Samui

Khao Lak Krabi Phuket Koh Lanta

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P H U K E T & O U T E R I S L A N D S


Aleenta Phuket - Phang Nga Resort and Spa $300–$350 pp/pn Romance, luxury, holistic health programs and environmental sensitivity are all offered at this contemporary beachfront boutique property, recently awarded the status of Thailand’s Best Small Green Resort. With accommodation options that range from Lofts through to 2 – 4 bedroom villas and residences, it features modern décor and luxurious amenities. This sophisticated resort is the perfect choice for couples or groups of friends seeking a quiet holiday location to just relax and indulge in simply beautiful surrounds. • Location: Natai Beach, 20 mins vehicle transfer north of Phuket Airport • 45 air conditioned Lofts, Suites and 1–4

Bedroom

Villas

&

Residences

(mostly beachfront)

• Honeymoon Bonus: Complimentary bottle of Aleenta’s Private Label Sparkling Wine (min 3 night stay). Complimentary cocktail, Magical Moment Arrangement with candle and scents, aromatic herbal

• 3 restaurants and 2 bars

milk bath, bottle of Aleenta’s Private

• 1 resort swimming pool and 1 children’s

Label Sparkling Wine and release of 2

pool. Gym and Spa available • LCD TV with satellite channels, DVD, CD player and iPod® dock in all rooms

flying lanterns (min 6 night stay) • Children’s Policy: Complimentary Kids Club operates daily for children 2-12

• Free WiFi throughout the resort

years

• Occupancy: Max 3 guests in all lofts.

babysitting available

old

from

8am-6pm.

Charged

Max number of guests per room type is dependant on number of bedrooms

Koh Samui

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily and free shuttle into Patong 3 times a week Khao Lak Phuket Koh Phi Phi Don

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Anantara Phuket Villas Anantara offers its clients a 5 star villa experience that is hard to beat. Spacious

$150–$200 pp/pn

• Location: Mai Khao Beach, approx 15 mins vehicle transfer from Phuket Airport

Thai influenced villas with large private

• 83 air conditioned 1 & 2 Bedroom Pool Villas

swimming

pools

and

quality

amenities

• Honeymoon Bonus: Complimentary bottle of sparking wine and room set up on arrival • Children’s Policy: Complimentary Kids

• 2 restaurants and 2 bars

Club operates daily for children 4-12

are scattered throughout its Bill Bensley

• 1 resort swimming pool, Gym & Spa

years from 10am-5pm. Some activities

designed gardens. Excellent service that

• TV, DVD player and iPod® dock in all villas

charged. Family friendly accommodation

is reinforced with fine attention to detail,

• Free WiFi access in all villas

and charged babysitting

access to the beautiful Mai Khao beach,

• Inclusions: Buffet breakfast daily

available

Turtle Kids Club and restaurants that offer

• Occupancy: Max 3 adults or 2 adults/2

quality dining choices make this a great

children U12 years in Pool, Lagoon Pool and

resort for discerning couples or small

Sala Pool Villas. Max 6 guests in 2 Bedroom

families wanting a luxurious, tranquil and

Family & Royal Pool Villas

Phuket

relaxing holiday in a spectacular setting.

JW Marriott Phuket If you are seeking a beachfront family holiday away from the tourist hotspots then look no further than the JW Marriott Phuket. There is a complimentary Kids Club for the young

$150–$200 pp/pn • Location: Mai Khao Beach, approx 15 mins vehicle transfer from Phuket Airport • 265 air conditioned rooms, suites and 2 • 6 restaurants and 5 bars

and Thai dancing and a daily activity program

• 3 resort

for teens (13-18 years). There is a dedicated kids’ pool with slide, a tranquil adult’s only

swimming

4 adults and 4 children U12 in 2 Bedroom Family Pool Suites • Honeymoon Bonus: Complimentary bottle

Bedroom Family Pool Suites

ones (4-12 years) that includes circus training

children U12 years in all rooms/suites. Max

of sparkling wine, fruit platter and floral pools

including

dedicated children’s pool with waterslide,

decoration in room • Children’s Policy: Complimentary Kids Club operates daily from

Gym and Spa

pool for mum and dad, Spa treatments for

• Free WiFi in public areas. Charged WiFi and

both adults and children and cooking classes

broadband internet access in guestrooms

4-12 years. Family friendly

All these

• LCD TV with satellite channels, DVD, CD

accommodation & charged

activities ensure that the whole family has a

player and iPod ® dock available in all rooms

designed for people of all ages.

fabulous holiday experience whilst staying in

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily

contemporary Thai accommodation.

• Occupancy: Max 3 adults or 2 adults/2

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9am-8pm for children

babysitting available

Phuket

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SALA Phuket Resort & Spa $100–$150 pp/pn Located on the stunning Mai Khao beach away from the popular tourist areas, Sala Phuket is a beautiful resort that features private swimming pools in 63 out of its 79 villas and suites, and if your budget permits, booking one of these will make an amazing stay at this fabulous resort even more amazing! Combining indigenous Sino Portuguese architecture with luxury facilities and contemporary decor, this resort imbues its guests with relaxation and peace. 3 resort pools, great dining both within and outside the resort and a beautifully indulgent Spa make a holiday here an absolute pleasure! • Location: 20

Mai

mins

Khao

vehicle

Beach,

approx

transfer

from

• 79 air conditioned guestrooms, suites

of

Bonus:

sparkling

Complimentary wine,

fruit

and

hour complimentary couples massage (min 4 night stay)

and Pool Villas

•C  hildren’s Policy: Whilst the resort

• 1 restaurant and 2 bars swimming

bottle

chocolates in room on arrival and a 1/2

Phuket Airport

• 3 resort

•H  oneymoon

pools

including

welcomes children year round, it does

Lap pool, fun pool and children’s pool,

not offer a Kids Club. Family friendly

Gym and Spa

accommodation available

• LCD TV with satellite channels, DVD/CD player and hi-fi stereo in all rooms • Free WiFi access throughout the resort • Inclusions: Breakfast daily • Occupancy: Max 4 adults/2 children U12

Phuket

years in Two Bedroom Pool Villa. Max 2 adults/1 child U12 years in all other accommodations

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Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort Located between a tropical lagoon and the Andaman Sea, this recently re-opened resort features 255 rooms.

Formerly the

Laguna Beach Resort, all areas have been

• Location: Bang Tao Bay, approx 25 mins • 254 air conditioned rooms and suites and

• Honeymoon Bonus: Complimentary bottle

and contemporary Thai touches. Featuring

• 1 resort swimming pool with waterslide and

facilities and activities have been enhanced

adults/2 children up to 12 years or 3 adults in all other categories

1 x 2 Bedroom Villa • 3 restaurants and 2 bars

Club, varied dining outlets, gym and Spa, all

• Occupancy: Max 4 adults/2 children up to 12 years in Two-Bedroom Villa. Max 2

vehicle transfer from Phuket Airport

completely renovated with modern interiors one of the longest water slides in Phuket, Kid’s

$100–$150 pp/pn

of sparkling wine, fruit & flowers on arrival • Children’s Policy:

children’s pool, Gym & Spa • LCD TV with satellite channels in all

Complimentary Kids Club operates daily from

accommodation

and modernized making this a great ‘all round’

• Free WiFi throughout the resort

resort. For a more personalized experience the

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily. Club Floor

9am-5pm for children aged 4-12 years. Family

Club Level rooms and suites enjoy a private

guests

snacks

friendly accommodation

breakfast venue, snacks and drinks throughout

and drinks throughout the day and an

and charged babysitting

the day and an evening happy hour.

evening cocktail

available

receive

complimentary

Phuket

Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket $150–$200 pp/pn The Dusit Thani is a long time favourite of travellers to the Laguna region. Located

• Location: Bang Tao Bay, approx 20 mins

• Honeymoon Bonus: Complimentary fruit, flowers, welcome drink and bottle of Dusit

vehicle transfer from Phuket Airport

on acres of tropical gardens fringed by

• 254 air conditioned rooms, suites & pool villas

the stunning white sands of the Andaman

• 4 restaurants and 2 bars

Sea, it provides a tranquil oasis to weary

• 1 resort swimming pool. Gym & Spa

Club operates daily from 9am-6pm for

holiday makers with Spa, gym, Thai cooking

• TV with satellite channels in all rooms

children aged 4-12 years. Children’s

classes, 4 restaurants, bicycle rental and

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily. Guests with Dusit

playground, family

golf. This modern Thai style resort features

Club access receive complimentary soft

friendly accommodation

Club rooms complete with complimentary

drinks in mini bar, pre-dinner drink at the

and charged babysitting

benefits, and some of the best value 2

Horizon Lounge and daily afternoon tea

available

Bedroom Pool Villas found in the Laguna

• Free WiFi throughout the resort

region, which when teamed with the

• Occupancy: Max 3 guests in all rooms excluding

complimentary Kids Club make it a stand

the 2 Bedroom Pool Villas which accommodate

out choice for families.

max 4 adults/2 children U12 years

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house wine in room on arrival • Children’s Policy: Complimentary Kids

Phuket

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Banyan Tree Phuket $200–$250 pp/pn The premier resort in the Laguna complex, the Banyan Tree Phuket is consistently ranked as one of the best properties in Asia. Their luxurious free standing pool villas are located throughout the resort’s garden offering guests a sense of privacy, tranquillity and space. Designed to reflect a traditional Thai home with a décor of rich woods and resplendent Thai silks, all villas feature the contemporary amenities one would expect in a luxury resort. Eclectic dining options are available and in addition to their 4 restaurants guests can take a Long Tail Boat Dinner Cruise or have a romantic dinner in the middle of the lagoon. • Location: Bang Tao Bay, approx 20 mins vehicle transfer from Phuket Airport • 135 Villas: Deluxe Villas and 1 and 2 Bedroom Pool Villas (all air conditioned) • 5 restaurants and 2 bars • 2 resort swimming pools, including a lap pool & children’s pool. Gym & Spa

•H  oneymoon

Bonus:

Flowers,

fruit

platter and complimentary bottle of wine in villa on arrival, 20% discount on 90-120 min massage •C  hildren’s Policy: Whilst the resort does not have a Kids Club, it does offer a complimentary kids outdoor and indoor

• LCD TV and DVD/audio player in all rooms

activity

• Free WiFi throughout the resort

3 years + from 10am–5pm. Family

• Inclusions: Buffet Breakfast daily

friendly accommodation and charged

• Occupancy: Max 2 guests per Deluxe

program

for

children

aged

babysitting available

Villa. Max 3 guests per 1 Bedroom Villa and max 5 or 6 guests per 2 Bedroom Villa Phuket

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DoublePool Villas by Banyan Tree $600–$650 pp/pn Those seeking a superior level of privacy and luxury, should look no further than the DoublePool Villas by Banyan Tree. This boutique resort has only 24 individual Villas, each featuring an expansive private garden surrounding an infinity edge pool and immersed jet pool that flows into the still waters of the peaceful lagoon. The Thai influenced Villa interiors feature state of the art audio visual technology and direct pool entry from the foot of the bed. With access to all the facilities available at the Banyan Tree Resort and Laguna complex and exceptional staff service, a stay at DoublePool provides a decadent holiday experience that’s hard to beat! • Location: Bang Tao Bay, approx 20 mins vehicle transfer from Phuket Airport • 24 air conditioned 1, 2 and 3 Bedroom DoublePool Villas • 5 restaurants

• Honeymoon Bonus: Flowers, fruit platter and a complimentary bottle of wine in villa on arrival. 20% discount on 90-120 min massage • Children’s Policy: Children are welcome

• 2 private pools per Villa. 2 resort

to utilise the complimentary kids outdoor

swimming pools, gym and Spa located

activity program at the Banyan Tree.

at the Banyan Tree

Family friendly accommodation

• TV, DVD and CD player in all villas • Free Wifi throughout the resort • Inclusions: Breakfast daily • Occupancy: Max 3 guests per 1 Bedroom DoublePool Villa. Max 5 guests per 2

Phuket

Bedroom DoublePool Villa. Max 6 guests per 3 Bedroom DoublePool Villa.

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Angsana Laguna Phuket $100–$150 pp/pn Located on scenic Bang Tao Bay with direct access to the Andaman Sea, Angsana Laguna Phuket features 403 accommodations that vary from stylish guest rooms through to 2-bedroom lofts and 3-bedroom private pool villas. It will suit couples and families alike. This is a fabulous all round resort, featuring a huge tree house-inspired Kids Club with areas and activities for different age groups. A 323 metre free form swimming pool meanders through the resort complete with a lazy river, whirlpools, toddler’s tub and activity zone. 7 restaurants and 3 bars, Spa, activity centre and beach frontage all ensure guests are entertained, fed and relaxed as required! Its chic Beach Club ‘Xana’ is the perfect place to relax during the day and dance during the night. • Location: Bang Tao Bay. approx 20 mins • 403 air conditioned guest rooms, suites, 1 and 2 Bedroom Lofts and 3 and 4

pools

including

TV

and

audio

availability upon arrival (restricted to 1 Bedroom Loft categories)

system

in

for children aged 4-16 years. Family friendly accommodation and charged

dedicated children’s area. Gym & Spa • LCD

Complimentary

Club operates daily from 9am-6pm

• 7 restaurants and 3 bars swimming

Bonus:

• Children’s Policy: Complimentary Kids

bedroom Private Pool Residences • 2 resort

• Honeymoon

upgrade to higher category subject to

vehicle transfer from Phuket Airport

all

babysitting available

accommodation • Free WiFi throughout the resort • Inclusions: Breakfast daily • Occupancy: Max 2 guests in guest room/1 bedroom acc. Max 4 guests In 2 bedroom acc. Max 6 guests in 3 bedroom acc. Max

Phuket

8 guests in 4 bedroom accommodation

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The Surin Phuket $150–$200 pp/pn Amidst coconut palms and gently rolling slopes, The Surin Phuket elegantly punctuates the tropical landscape along one of the island’s finest white sand beaches at Pansea Bay. Paris-based architect and designer Ed Tuttle, who originally designed the resort (formerly known as The Chedi), has recently rejuvenated its 103 beachfront cottages and suites in a concept that combines local materials and Thai designs with modern functionality. Jungle walkways link the lobby-level Superior Cottages that feature unobstructed ocean views, as well as the idyllic Beach Deluxe Suites and Studios, each with direct access to the beach. • Location: Pansea Beach, approx 25 min • 103 air conditioned 1 and 2 bedroom

Welcome

drink,

on arrival. Stay of 4 nights and above • Children’s Policy: Gift for children 1 – 10

• 3 restaurants and 2 bars • 1 resort swimming pool and 1 children’s

years old, kid activities and baby sitter (chargeable)

pool. Gym & Spa with

Bonus:

receive extra honeymoon benefit

cottages and Beach Suites

• TV

• Honeymoon

fruit basket and flower decorated bed

vehicle transfer from Phuket Airport

satellite

channels

in

all

accommodation. Sound Dock in Beach Suites • Free WiFi throughout the resort • Inclusions: Breakfast daily • Occupancy:

Max

3

guests

Phuket

in

One

Bedroom Cottage and Beach Suite. Max 4 guests in 2 Bedroom Cottages

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Andara Resort and Villas

$300–$350 pp/pn

• Location: Kamala Beach, approx 35 mins

Located hillside overlooking the Andaman Sea, Andara Resort and Villas is a luxury resort that pleases on many levels.

• 37 x 1 – 4 bedroom Suites and 26 x 3-6

Breathtaking ocean views, private infinity

• Honeymoon Bonus: Complimentary candle light dinner for 2 guests (min 3 night stay.

vehicle transfer from Phuket Airport

Apr-Oct only) • Children’s Policy: Complimentary Kids

bedroom Pool Villas, all air conditioned

pools, a large 40m resort pool and a range

• 1 restaurant and 1 bar

Club operates daily for children 4–12

of decadent accommodation options

• 1 resort swimming pool, Gym & Spa

years old from 9am-6pm. Family friendly

(from 1-6 bedrooms) makes Andara the

• LCD TV with satellite channels, DVD, CD

accommodation and

player and iPod® dock in all suites and villas

charged babysitting

perfect resort choice for either a romantic getaway or a holiday with family and

• Free WiFi throughout the resort

friends. A 5 minute free shuttle places you

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily

at the beautiful Kamala Beach.

• Occupancy: Max 2 guests per 1 bedroom,

available Phuket

4 guests in 2 bedroom, 6 guests in 3 bedroom, 8 guests in 4 bedroom and 12 guests in 6 bedroom Suites and Villas

Twinpalms Phuket

$100–$150 pp/pn

Twinpalms is a stylish, chic resort who’s Beach Club Catch (located on the stunning

• Location: Surin Beach, approx

30 mins

2 adults / 2 children U12 years in all other room categories

vehicle transfer from Phuket Airport 21

• Honeymoon Bonus: Complimentary bottle

in Phuket. Set amongst a lush tropical water

Penthouses and Duplex Pool Suites, all air

of sparkling wine, fruit basket and flowers

garden of pools and canals, it offers well

conditioned

Surin Beach) is one of THE places to be seen

• 76

guest

rooms

and

suites

and

appointed contemporary accommodation,

• 2 Restaurants, 4 bars 2, Beach Clubs

fabulous staff and excellent dining options

• 1 (large) resort swimming pool including

both in house and within easy walking

dedicated children’s area. Gym & Spa

distance. It prides itself on being hip and

• TV, CD, DVD & iPod® dock in all rooms

fashionable and those who relish that cool,

• Free WiFi throughout the resort

sophisticated holiday experience are sure to

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily

love this wonderful resort. If you are there

• Occupancy: Max 2 adults/1 child U12

on Sunday, their famous Brunch at Oriental

years in Deluxe Palm & Deluxe Lagoon

Spoon Restaurant is a must to do. Booking

Pool Rooms. Max 5 adults / 1 child in 2

in advance is essential.

Bedroom accommodation. Max 3 adults or

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in room on arrival • Children’s Policy: Whilst the resort welcomes children all year round, it does not offer a Kids Club. Family friendly accommodation available

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Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket $150–$200 pp/pn This 5 star ‘Sino Portugese’ style resort is located on a secluded part of beautiful Karon Beach. Enormously popular with the family market, it features its own landscaped water park with a lazy river, four swimming pools, waterslides, waterfalls and other aquatic activities. There is also a complimentary Kids Club and interconnecting rooms are available, but it should be noted that they do so via the balcony and not via an internal door. Romantic couples are not overlooked however, with an adult only pool and beautiful Club Lounge in which to enjoy quiet evening drinks and canapés. All of the 262 guest rooms, suites and villas at Centara Grand Beach Resort are ocean facing with a private balcony or terrace, and 1 and 2 bedroom pool villas are also available. • Location: Karon Beach, approx 55 mins vehicle transfer from Phuket Airport • 252 air conditioned rooms and suites and 10 x 1-2 Bedroom Pool Villas

2 adults/3 children U12 years in 1 Bedroom Pool Villa. Max 5 adults or 4 adults/3 children U12 years in 2 Bedroom Villas • Honeymoon

Bonus:

Complimentary

bottle of wine, welcome fruits and flowers

• 3 restaurants and 5 bars • 4 resort swimming pools including a children’s pool. Gym and Spa available

in room on arrival (min 3 night stay) • Children’s Policy: Complimentary Kids

• TV with satellite channels in all rooms

Club (Camp safari for children aged

• Charged WiFi in public areas and all

4-9 years & E-Zone for children aged 10 years & above) operates daily from 9am-

guest rooms • Inclusions: Breakfast daily. Guests with Club

Access

receive

complimentary

6pm. Family friendly accommodation and charged babysitting available

lunchtime snacks, afternoon tea and evening cocktails with canapés from 5.30pm-7.30pm daily • Occupancy: Max 3 adults or 2 adults/2 children U12 years in most room categories.

Phuket

Max 2 adults in Premium Ocean Facing and Deluxe Ocean Facing Spa rooms. Max

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Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket $150–$200 pp/pn Mövenpick Resort & Spa is one of Phuket’s best ‘all round’ resorts and is consequently one of its most popular. Located directly opposite the beautiful Karon Beach, its 247 guest rooms and suites and 117 villas are situated in beautifully landscaped gardens surrounded by 4 swimming pools. With an indulgent Spa, gym, expansive Kids Club and 4 restaurants to name just a few of its facilities, the Mövenpick is sure to suit those guests who are looking for a complete resort holiday experience. Only 10 minutes taxi or tuk tuk ride from Patong, its location is the ideal base from which to explore Phuket. • Location: Karon Beach, approx 50 mins vehicle transfer from Phuket Airport • 247 guest rooms and Residences and 117 villas, all air conditioned • 4 restaurants and 3 bars • 4 resort swimming pools. Gym & Spa

•H  oneymoon

Bonus:

Complimentary

glass of sparkling wine on arrival, upgrade to next available room category and special honeymoon decoration on check in (min 7 night stay) •C  hildren’s Policy: Complimentary Kids

• TV with satellite channels in all rooms

Club operates daily from 9am-7pm

• Charged WiFi internet access available in

for children aged 4-12 years. Family

all accommodation • Inclusions: Breakfast daily

friendly accommodation and charged babysitting available

• Occupancy: Max 3 adults or 2 adults/2 children U12 years in most room types. Max 2 adults/1 child U12 in Plunge Pool Villas and Penthouses. Max 4 adults/2 children U12 years in 2 Bedroom Family

Phuket

Suite. Max 4 guests per Residence

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Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort $150–$200 pp/pn Le Meridien has long been a favourite of visitors to Phuket. Set among 40 acres of landscaped gardens fringed by a beautiful secluded white sand beach, its striking Thai architecture, 470 rooms and extensive guest facilities make this the ideal choice for families and couples wanting a fabulous ‘all around’ resort. All rooms and suites have been recently renovated. Deluxe Ocean View Rooms, Deluxe Terrace Rooms, and Ocean View Junior Suites were completely refurbished in November 2013 along with a new Latest Recipe dining venue and an upgraded Pakarang restaurant. With Patong’s nightlife and markets only 10 minutes drive away, it offers guests the convenience of being close to the action, without staying in the heart of it. • Location: Relax Beach, approx 50 mins vehicle transfer from Phuket Airport

•H  oneymoon

Bonus:

Complimentary

bottle of sparkling wine, welcome drink,

• 470 rooms and suites, all air-conditioned

flower lei and a special honeymoon

• 10 restaurant and bars

decoration.

• 2 swimming pools, Gym & Spa

to the next room category subject to

• TV with satellite channels in all rooms • Free WiFi in public areas, in-room internet chargeable in some guest room types

Complimentary

upgrade

availability (min stay 7 nights) •C  hildren’s Policy: Complimentary Kids Club operates daily from 9am-7pm

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily

for children aged 4-12 years. Family

• Occupancy: Max 3 adults or 2 adults / 1

friendly accommodation and charged

child U12 years in Deluxe Garden View /

babysitting available

Deluxe Pool View rooms

Phuket

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La Flora Patong

$150–$200 pp/pn

In an area renowned for its big resorts, La Flora provides a fabulous alternative for

• Location: Patong Beach, approx 50 mins vehicle transfer from Phuket Airport

discerning clients wishing to enjoy Patong’s

• 57 hotel rooms and suites and 10 Pool Villas

thriving

nightlife

and

shopping

scene

• Honeymoon Bonus: Floral decoration and honeymoon cake on arrival • Children’s Policy: Whilst the resort

• 2 restaurants and 1 bar

welcomes children year round, it does not

from the comfort and luxury of a boutique

• 2 resort swimming pools. Gym & Spa

offer a Kids Club. Charged babysitting

resort. This beautiful property has only 67

• LCD TV with satellite channels, DVD and

available

contemporary

accommodations,

ranging

CD player in all rooms

from guestrooms to suites and individual

• Free WiFi throughout the resort

Pool Villas, offering both privacy and luxury.

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily

As one of the few beachfront resorts in

• Occupancy: Max 2 adults in the Seaview

Patong and being less than 5 minutes walk

Suite and Pool Villa. Max 3 adults or 2

from its vibrant restaurant and shopping

adults/2 children U12 years in all other

precinct, La Flora is the perfect resort choice

room categories

Phuket

for people who want the best of both worlds.

Banthai Beach Resort & Spa In our opinion Banthai is one of Patong’s

$50–$100 pp/pn

• Location: Patong Beach, approx 50 mins

best 4 star properties. This affordable

vehicle transfer from Phuket Airport

resort is situated in 5 acres of lush tropical

• 290 air conditioned rooms and suites

gardens, providing guests with a relaxing

• 1 restaurant and 7 bars (including 3

haven despite being opposite the centre of

pool bars)

Patong Beach. Set back from the road, it is

• 3 resort swimming pools. Gym & Spa

surprisingly quiet given its close proximity

• TV in all rooms

to the frenetic heart of Patong. With well

• Charged broadband WiFi in all guest rooms

appointed, contemporary guest rooms, 3

from Deluxe category and above. 24 hour

swimming pools including 2 swim up bars,

internet corner available

gym and a 17 room Spa, Banthai is best suited

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily

to couples. The Deluxe rooms feature direct

• Occupancy: Max 3 guests in all rooms

access into the pools and are fabulous, with

•  Honeymoon Bonus: Complimentary bottle of house wine (min 5 paid nights) •C  hildren’s

Policy:

Whilst

the

resort

welcomes children year round, it does not offer a Kids Club

Phuket

and suites

their extravagance far exceeding the cost.

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Mom Tri’s Villa Royale $150–$200 pp/pn Located on headland between Kata Noi and Kata beaches, Mom Tri’s Villa Royale is a luxury boutique resort offering oversized suites that feature a distinctly Thai décor which combines authentic antiques, art and silks with the modern comforts expected in a resort of this calibre. Despite having only a small number of suites, the resort facilities are extensive including a gym, fabulous Spa, 3 swimming pools and one of the most highly regarded restaurants in Phuket. Dinner under the stars in the Garden Terrace at Mom Tri’s Kitchen is an absolute must do for anyone staying in Phuket, but make sure you book early to avoid disappointment. This is a great choice for discerning travellers who want an overtly Thai luxury resort experience. 60

• Occupancy: Max 2 adults in Ocean View

mins vehicle transfer from Phuket Airport

Suites. Max 4 guests in 2 Bedroom Suite.

• Location: Kata Noi Beach, approx

• 40 air conditioned suites (including 1 Pool Suite) • 1 restaurant and 1 bar • 3 resort swimming pools, Gym & Spa • TV with satellite channels, DVD and CD player in all suites • Free WiFi throughout the resort

Max 3 guests in all other categories • Honeymoon Bonus: Complimentary Villa Royale selection wine, floral decoration and honeymoon cake • Children’s Policy: Whilst the resort welcomes children year round, it does not offer a Kids Club

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily

Phuket

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Boathouse by Montara

$150–$200 pp/pn

As the only resort sitting directly on the sands

design by renowned French architect Fredo

of one of Phuket’s most beautiful beaches,

Taffin. From May to September, RE KÁ TA

Boathouse offers a refreshing blend of

offers private surfing classes in partnership

French elegance, modern luxury and tropical

with Quiksilver inclusive of complimentary

flair. With 38 seaview rooms, this boutique

surfboard rentals.

resort offers a more intimate experience

• Location: Kata Beach approx. 60 mins

than

some

of

Phuket’s

larger

resorts.

• 38 air conditioned sea view rooms and suites

winning French and Thai restaurant, serves

• 2 restaurants and 2 bars

over 800 unique labels of wine. Nightly live

• resort swimming pools and Spa available

jazz performances add to the memorable

• TV and DVD player available in all rooms

evening out. Boathouse’s newly built RE

• Free WIFI throughout the resort

KÁ TA Beach Club has also proven to be

• Inclusions:

located beachfront in the heart of Kata

breakfast,

access

$100–$150 pp/pn

• Location: Kata Beach, approx 60 mins

convenient access to many local restaurants,

• 4 restaurants

shops and the other popular tourist hot

• 2 resort swimming pools including a

couples wanting to indulge in something a little more special than the standard guest room. A limited number of interconnecting rooms

ensure

that

families

are

well

with

satellite

drink,

floral

bed

decoration,

guaranteed king size bed, premium fruit plate on arrival and bottle of sparkling wine

channels

in

• Children’s Policy: Complimentary Kids Club operates daily from 9am-6pm for children

children’s swimming area, Gym & Spa • TV

• Honeymoon Bonus: Special honeymoon welcome

vehicle transfer from Phuket Airport • 275 air conditioned guest rooms and suites

pool access rooms are a wonderful treat for

Phuket

to

town. This great all round 4 star resort offers

spots of Karon and Patong Beaches. The

welcome year round, the resort does not

RE KÁ TA Beach Club

Kata Beach Resort & Spa Kata Beach Resort and Spa is fantastically

plate, flowers basket and honeymoon cake

offer a Kids Club

vehicle transfer from Phuket Airport

Daily

adults in suites • Honeymoon Bonus: Complimentary fruit • Children’s Policy: Whilst children are

Boathouse Wine & Grill, the resort’s award-

exceptionally popular, with its contemporary

• Occupancy: Max 3 adults per room. Max 6

all

accommodation

aged 2-12 years. Charged babysitting available

• Free WiFi in the lobby area. Charged WiFi throughout the resort • Inclusions: Breakfast daily

accommodated and when combined with

• Occupancy: Max 3 adults in Pool Access

the complimentary Kids Club, it is likewise a

Room. Max 2 adults/2 children U13 years in

great choice for a family holiday.

all other room types

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Radisson Blu Plaza Resort, Panwa Beach If you are seeking a relaxing holiday in

• Location: Panwa Beach, approx

50 mins

a beautiful five star resort with a tranquil

vehicle transfer south east of Phuket Airport

beachfront location that is away from the

• 211 air conditioned rooms, suites and

tourist masses, then the Radisson Blu Plaza

• 2 restaurants and 2 bars

Kids Club with really fun ‘kids stuff ‘(eg.

• 2 resort swimming pools and 1 children’s

daily ensuring that the whole family come home

refreshed

and

rejuvenated.

The

interconnecting rooms). Max 3 guests in all suites and Pool Villas • Honeymoon Bonus: Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and floral decoration

Pool Villas

Resort may just be for you. An excellent climbing walls and bicycle trails) operates

$100–$150 pp/pn

swimming pool, Gym & Spa • TV in all rooms. Integrated stereo system

(min 5 night stay) • Children’s Policy: Complimentary Kids Club operates daily from 9am-7pm for children

in Pool Villas

accommodation is modern, spacious and

• Free WiFi throughout the resort

aged 4-12 years. Family

light, and the pool area fabulous - the

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily

friendly accommodation

perfect spot to while away a lazy afternoon,

• Occupancy: Max 2 adults/1 child U12 years

and charged babysitting

overlooking the ocean and Phi Phi Island.

in guest rooms. Max 2 adults/2 children

Phuket

available

U12 years in Family Deluxe Rooms (internal

The Vijitt Resort Phuket

$100–$150 pp/pn

This resort oozes casual, elegant luxury. The

• Location: Friendship Beach in Rawai,

spacious (in some cases 2 level) freestanding

approx 50 mins vehicle transfer South East

villas fuse Southern Thai architecture and

of Phuket Airport

décor with contemporary amenities, and the result is stunning! Carefully designed for

• 61 Deluxe Villas and 31 x 1 and 2 Bedroom • 2 restaurants and 1 bar

beautiful views over Chalong Bay, although

• 1 resort swimming pool and 1 children’s

is a courtesy shuttle to a nearby white sandy beach. Children are well catered for with a

years in Two Bedroom Pool Villas • Honeymoon Bonus: Complimentary bottle of wine, fresh fruit, traditional Thai sweets and honeymoon decoration on arrival

Pool Villas

privacy, each of the individual Villas feature as it is better known as a fishing beach, there

max 4 adults or 2 adults/3 children U12

pool, Gym & Spa • TV with satellite channels and DVD player

• Children’s Policy: Complimentary Kids Club operates daily from 10am-7pm for children aged 4-12 years. Indoor and outdoor playground. Family

in all Villas

kids pool, indoor and outdoor playground,

• Free WiFi throughout resort

friendly accommodation

activity room, sleep and relaxation room,

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily

and charged babysitting

movie and games room and daily activities

• Occupancy: Max 2 adults/1 child U12 years

available

program that promises to not only entertain

in most Villas. Max 3 adults or 2 adults/2

them but to educate them at the same time.

children U12 years in Prime Pool Villas and

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Outrigger Phi Phi Island Resort & Spa

$100–$150 pp/pn • Occupancy: Max 4 guests in Hillside Pool Villas.

Outrigger Phi Phi Island Resort and Spa

treks. Despite it not having a Kids Club,

is the perfect choice of resort for families

the Outrigger Phi Phi is one of the more

and couples wishing to escape the popular

popular resorts on the Island for families.

tourist regions of Phuket and enjoy the

• Location: Koh Phi Phi Don, approx 1 hour

serenity offered on this beautiful island. Spacious thatched-roof bungalows blend into the natural surroundings, all featuring contemporary Thai décor. Renowned

Phuket Airport • 156 air conditioned Bungalows and Villas

abound and guests can also take long boat tours, go on an Island Exploring Tour that includes the famous Maya Bay (where ‘The Beach’ was filmed), take a sunset cruise, a Thai cooking class or jungle adventure

• TV with satellite channels, DVD, CD player

Khao Lak

and iPod® dock in all accommodation • Free WiFi in the resort’s public areas

Phuket Koh Phi Phi Don

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily

$200–$250 pp/pn • Location: Koh Phi Phi Don, approx 1 hour and 30 mins vehicle and speedboat

encapsulates

offer a Kids Club Koh Samui

term

Resort

welcomes children year round, it does not

• 1 resort swimming pool, Gym & Spa available

‘barefoot luxury’. Set in lush, jungle like

Zeavola

bed decoration on the first night • Children’s Policy: Whilst the resort

• 4 restaurants and 4 bars

for its diving and snorkelling, activities

Zeavola Resort

30 mins vehicle and launch transfer from

Max 3 guests in all other room categories • Honeymoon Bonus: Fruit basket and floral

the

gardens fringed by a beautiful turquoise

• Honeymoon

Bonus:

Fruit,

honeymoon

cake, floral decoration and chocolates on arrival

transfer from Phuket Airport

• Children’s Policy:

cove, each of the 53 individual teakwood

• 53 air conditioned suites and villas

suites are built and decorated in such a way

• 2 restaurants and 2 bars

welcomes children year round, it does not

as to create the feel of a local island house.

• 1 resort swimming pool including children’s

offer a Kids Club

Relax on an oversized day bed or bean bag on the stunning white sand beach, indulge in the Spa, or dive amidst a wondrous undersea world in the Phi National Marine Park. Go

swimming area. Spa available • TV

with

satellite

channels,

DVD

and

Koh Samui

CD player in all rooms. iPod® dock in Pool Villas only

island hopping, snorkeling or take a sunset

• Free WiFi throughout the resort

cruise complete with Champagne and tapas,

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily

there is so much to do…or so little – it is

• Occupancy: Max 2 adults in Village Suite.

entirely up to you.

Whilst the resort

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Max 3 guests all other accommodation

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The Racha $200–$250 pp/pn Located on The Racha Island, a stunning turquoise lagoon and white sand beach are just some of the many benefits enjoyed by guests of this beautiful luxury resort. Fabulous snorkelling, diving and sophisticated minimalist contemporary accommodation with luxurious little touches (your hand picked scent burnt twice daily in your villa for instance) await those lucky enough to holiday at the Racha. For active guests the resort offers a wonderful selection of activities throughout the day – yoga, Spa, gym, snorkelling, diving, canoeing, ATV tours, nature walks and mountain biking. Or for a quieter pace, guests can retreat to the chic Club Del Mar where music is piped underwater in the pool, and while away lazy afternoon hours with a cool cocktail and a great book. • Location: Racha Island, approx 1 hour 45

•O  ccupancy: Max 3 guests per villa. Max 5

min vehicle and boat transfer south east

guests in 2 Bedroom Grand Pool Suites. Max 7 guests in The Lighthouse

of Phuket Airport • 84

air-conditioned

Villas

and

The

Lighthouse • 3 restaurants and 2 bars • 3 ozonated swimming pools Gym and Spa available • LCD TV, DVD and iPod® sound dock and in all accommodation. Espresso

•H  oneymoon

Bonus:

Complimentary

bottle of house wine and fruit basket •C  hildren’s Policy: Whilst the resort welcomes

children

year

round,

it

does not offer a Kids Club. Family friendly accommodation and charged babysitting available

machines in all Pool Villas and Suites Koh Samui

• Free WiFi access throughout the resort • Inclusions: Breakfast daily Khao Lak Phuket Koh Racha

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Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa $150–$200 pp/pn Santhiya Koh Yao Yai is an eco luxury resort that embodies the essence of Thailand in every way. Built from reclaimed teakwood using traditional Thai building techniques and craftsmanship on the island of Yao Yai, it offers its guests a truly relaxing holiday experience that is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the popular tourist regions, but only 20 minutes by speedboat from the Ao Po Grand Marina Phuket. A great destination unto itself or contrasting with a mainland resort, you are sure to return home from your stay at Santhiya rejuvenated and ready to face the world again! • Location: Koh Yao Yai Island, approx

•O  ccupancy: Max 3 adults or 2 adults/2

40 mins vehicle and speedboat transfer

children U12 years in all room categories.

from Phuket Airport

Max 6 adults or 4 adults/4 children in

• 24 Guestrooms and 34 Pool Villa Suites, all air conditioned • 1 restaurant and 1 bar • 1 resort swimming pool, Gym & Spa • TV with satellite channels, DVD and CD player in all accommodation

Santhiya Royal Grand Pool Villa Suite •H  oneymoon

Bonus:

Floral

bed

decoration and fruit plate on arrival •C  hildren’s Policy: Whilst the resort welcomes children year round, it does not offer a Kids Club

• Free WiFi throughout the resort • Inclusions: Breakfast daily

Koh Samui

Khao Lak Phuket Koh Yao Yai

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Six Senses Yao Noi $300–$350 pp/pn Located on a small island in Phang Nga Bay between Phuket and Krabi, Six Senses Yao Noi is a stunning luxury resort that provides guests an experience that is sure to exceed all expectations. Spacious individual Pool Villas are scattered hillside affording privacy and elevated views. The freshest ingredients are used to create beautiful cuisine. Resort activities for both couples and families are extensive. A Guest Experience Manager (GEM) is allocated to your villa on check in to ensure you get the most from your Six Senses Yao Noi experience. Relaxing, decadent and tranquil – this is a simply beautiful resort! • Location: Koh Yao Noi, an island in Phang Nga Bay, approx 70 mins vehicle and launch transfer from Phuket Airport

Panorama Villas. Max 4 adults or 2 adults / 3 children in 2 Bedroom Villas •H  oneymoon

Bonus:

Complimentary

• 55 air conditioned Pool Villas

fruit, chocolates, one bottle of sparkling

• 3 restaurants and 1 bar

wine and romantic candlelit dinner in

• 1 resort swimming pool, Gym & Spa • TV with satellite channels, DVD, CD player and Bose® docking station

villa (min 5 night stay) •C  hildren’s Policy: Whilst the resort does not offer a Kids Club, family

• Free WiFi throughout the resort

activities operate throughout the

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily

day for children 4 years+. Family

• Occupancy: Max 3 guests in Hideaway,

friendly accommodation and charged

Ocean and Beachfront Pool Villas. Max

babysitting available

2 adults in Ocean Deluxe and Ocean Koh Samui

Khao Lak Phuket

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K

R

A

B

I

& K H A O L A K


KHAO LAK Located 80 kms north of Phuket Airport, Khao Lak provides travellers with the wonderful mix of beautiful white sand beaches and jungle covered mountains. Offering both land and marine national parks, the list of attractions and activities that guests can participate in is extensive. Hike, elephant trek through the jungle, enjoy a canoeing river safari, visit fishing villages, go mountain biking, explore remote temples, take a Thai cooking class under the Rainbow Waterfall or play golf at any of the 4 nearby courses – the list is endless. This is the perfect holiday choice for nature lovers, active travellers or those who seek to do nothing but lie on a deserted white sand beach. KRABI Krabi Province, located on southern Thailand’s east coast, is an area of spectacular natural beauty. White sand beaches fringe the azure ocean which is dotted with towering limestone formations. There are waterfalls, caves, small islands, lakes and national parks, all of which make this region a nature lover’s paradise. Relatively new to tourism, Krabi maintains its natural charm as low rise accommodation is interspersed with local traders, restaurants and picturesque beauty.

Khao Lak Krabi Phuket Koh Lanta

Photo courtesy of Tourism Authority of Thailand.


Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi $150–$200 pp/pn Set on a secluded bay that is back dropped by sheer cliffs, facing verdant limestone formations that rise directly from the ocean, and featuring a significant monkey population, this resort offers one of the most visually stunning and unique natural settings in Thailand. With spacious and elegantly appointed guest rooms and 1 and 2 bedroom villas, a great selection of dining options and a daily Kids Club, a holiday at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas in Krabi is sure to please. • Location: Pai Plong Bay, 45 mins vehicle

•O  ccupancy: Max 3 adults or 2 adults/3

and launch transfer from Krabi Airport

children U12 years in most guest rooms.

• 183 air conditioned guest rooms and 9 x

Max 5 adults or 4 adults/3 children U12 years in 2 Bedroom Villas

1 - 2 Bedroom Villas

•H  oneymoon

• 4 restaurants and 2 bars • 2 resort swimming pools including a

Charged WiFi in all accommodation Club

•C  hildren’s Policy: Complimentary Kids Club (Camp Safari for children aged 4-9

and villas • Free WiFi in Hotel Lobby and Library.

with

Complimentary

in room on arrival (min 3 night stay)

children’s pool, Gym & Spa • TV with satellite channels in all rooms

• Inclusions:

Policy:

bottle of wine, welcome fruit and flowers

Breakfast Lounge

complimentary

years & E-Zone for children aged 10 – 17 yrs) operates daily from 9am-6pm.

daily.

Guests

Family friendly accommodation and

access

receive

charged babysitting available

lunchtime

snacks, Koh Samui

afternoon tea and evening cocktails with canapés between 5.30pm–7.00pm Khao Lak Phuket

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Rayavadee $200–$250 pp/pn Rayavadee is a stunning luxury resort that is edged by the famous Railay Beach and the quieter Phranang Beach, lush jungle and an awe inspiring cliff face. It’s the perfect spot from which to explore this incredibly beautiful region, recharging life weary senses with its natural beauty, wildlife, incredibly attentive staff, extensive facilities and gorgeous accommodation. A holiday must do is a sunset cocktail and light snack in The Grotto – a restaurant nestled under a limestone cliff on the end of Phranang Beach. • Location: Phranang Peninsula, approx

•H  oneymoon

Bonus:

Complimentary

25 mins vehicle and short speedboat

bottle of Champagne, floral arrangement

transfer from Krabi airport

and fresh fruit. 1 x 75 minute massage for

• 98 two storey Pavilions and 4 x 2-3

2 people at The Rayavadee Spa

Bedroom Pool Villas, all air conditioned

•C  hildren’s Policy: Whilst the hotel

• 4 restaurants and 1 bar

welcomes children year round, it

• 1 resort swimming pool with dedicated

does not offer a Kids Club. Family

children’s area. Gym and Spa available • TV, DVD and CD player in all Pavilions

friendly accommodation and charged babysitting available

and Villas

Koh Samui

• Free WiFi in the Library and Raya Lounge. Charged WiFi access in all accommodation

Khao Lak Krabi

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily • Occupancy: Max 3 guests in most Pavillions.

Max

5

guests

in

Family

Phuket Koh Lanta

Pavilions. Max 6 guests in Raitalay and Rayavadee Villas. Max 9 guests in Phranang Villa

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JW Marriott Khao Lak $50–$100 pp/pn The JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa is a true jewel along Southern Thailand’s pristine coastline. Situated beachfront it offers contemporary Thai-style guestrooms, gourmet cuisine, extensive facilities and fun filled activities, no matter if travelling alone, as a couple, or with the entire family. The lagoon swimming pool meanders its way around the 3 storey resort and if your budget permits, opt for a ground floor pool access room. With 5 restaurants, a rejuvenating Spa, gym, variety of activities including cycling, golf, kayaking and nature trails as well as easy access to many of the local attractions, the JW Marriott is an ideal resort to use as a base to explore Khao Lak. • Location: Khuk Khak Beach, 1 hour 15

•O  ccupancy: Max 3 guests in all room

mins vehicle transfer from Phuket Airport

categories. Max 3 adults or 2 adults/3

• 293 air conditioned rooms and suites

children U12 years in Family Rooms

• 5 restaurants and 3 bars

•H  oneymoon Bonus: Floral bed decoration

• The largest swimming pool in Southeast

•C  hildren’s Policy: Complimentary Kids

Asia at 16,000 sqm • TV with satellite channels and DVD player in all rooms • Free Wifi throughout the resort

Club operates daily from 9am-4pm for children aged 4-18 years. Family friendly accommodation and charged babysitting available

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily Koh Samui

Khao Lak Phuket Koh Lanta

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The Sarojin $250–$300 pp/pn The Sarojin’s mission statement is to provide extraordinary hospitality with careful attention to detail and lavish personal service – and it achieves all this and more. This multi-award winning boutique resort comprises of 56 luxury guest residences, each designed to relax and refresh your senses both visually and physically, with a modern colour palette and amenities. It is the little touches that take a vacation here to a whole new level including the ‘Imagineered’ holiday concept where staff assist you to personalise your stay so that you really do have the holiday of your dreams. Regardless of how long you are there, your stay at The Sarojin is guaranteed to be too short and certainly never forgotten. • Location: The Pakarang Cape, 1 hour

•O  ccupancy: Max 2 adults / 2 children

from Phuket Airport or 10 mins vehicle

10-18

transfer from Khao Lak

2 adults / 1 child 10-18 years old in all

• 56 Air-conditioned Garden and Pool

speakers

Suites.

Max

other room categories Bonus:

Complimentary

room on arrival

• 1 resort swimming pool, Gym & Spa bluetooth

Sarojin

bottle of sparkling wine and flowers in

• 2 restaurants and 2 bars and

in

•H  oneymoon

Residences and Sarojin Suites

• TV

years

in

all

accommodation. DVD and CD on request

•C  hildren’s Policy: The Sarojin does not accommodate children U10 years

• Free WiFi throughout the resort Koh Samui

• Inclusions: All day a la carte breakfast with sparkling wine Khao Lak Phuket

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Koh Phangan Koh Samui

Khao Lak

Phuket

Krabi

Koh Lanta

Thailand’s third largest island lies off its east coast in the Gulf of Siam, approximately 1 hours flight from Bangkok. Shopping and world class dining are readily available along one of Samui’s most famous and beautiful tourist regions, Chaweng Beach. However, the island is fringed by many stunning beaches, tiny villages and vibrant regions worth exploring. A half hour boat ride from Samui is the tiny island of Koh Phangan, most famous for its full moon parties. Samui’s dry season is February to late June. July – November traditionally constitute its wet season and from October – January there can be strong winds. Photo courtesy of Melati Beach Resort & Spa


K O H S A M U I & K O H P H A N G A N


SALA Samui Resort & Spa $150–$200 pp/pn Located on the pristine Choeng Mon Beach, this resort offers stunning contemporary designed villas and suites with private pools in 53 of its 69 accommodations. Only 15 minutes from Chaweng Beach, 20 minutes from Bophut’s quaint Fisherman’s Village and a mere 5 minute walk to Choeng Mon’s restaurant and shopping precinct, its convenient location is just one of its many attractions. Set on 80 metres of beachfront, and featuring a ‘white’ resort pool (suitable for adults and children) and a ‘black’ lap pool (adults only), this is a decadent way to holiday. With great dining, a luxuriant Spa, highly attentive staff and stylish accommodation that ranges from Deluxe Balcony Suites to 1 and 2 Bedroom Pool Villas, this chic resort oozes tranquillity. • Location: Choeng Mon Beach, approx

•O  ccupancy: Max 2 adults/1 child U12

15 mins vehicle transfer from Koh Samui

years in all categories. Max 4 adults/2

Airport • 16 Deluxe Balcony Suites and 53 x 1-2 Bedroom Pool Villas • 2 restaurants and 2 bars • 1 resort swimming pool with shallow children’s area and 1 lap pool, Gym & Spa • LCD TV with satellite channels, DVD and home entertainment system in all

children U12 years in the 2 Bedroom Villas •H  oneymoon

Bonus:

Complimentary

bottle of sparkling wine, fruits, chocolate and 30 minute couple massage •C  hildren’s Policy: Whilst the hotel welcomes children year round, it does not offer a Kids Club. Family friendly accommodation available

accommodation • Free WiFi throughout the resort • Inclusions: Breakfast daily

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Bandara Resort & Spa Bandara Resort & Spa is a charming

• Location: Bophut Beach, approx 15 mins

property that is set on Bophut Beach, less than 2 kms from the vibrant Fisherman’s

$100–$150 pp/pn

vehicle transfer from Koh Samui Airport • 122 guest rooms, 28 Villas and 18 Pool Villa

Village restaurant and shopping district.

• 2 restaurants and 2 bars

Bandara is one of the more popular family

• 3 resort

resorts in the Bophut region, due mainly to its great beach access, dedicated children’s

swimming

including

• Free WiFi throughout the resort

queen beds. Couples are not overlooked

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily

however with 2 beach front pools, Spa,

• Occupancy: Max 3 guests in most room

Gym, PADI dive centre and a variety of

types. Max 2 adults/2 children U12 years in

water sports.

Deluxe Twin Rooms

resort located just a 10 minute stroll from Fisherman’s Village. It’s the perfect choice for couples wishing to explore

offer a Kids Club. Charged babysitting available for children

in all rooms

accommodate 2 adults/2 children U12 in 2

Bo Phut Resort and Spa is a luxury boutique

• Children’s Policy: Whilst the hotel welcomes children year round, it does not

children’s area, Gym & Spa

Bophut Resort & Spa

(drinks not inc), welcome fruit and flowers, first morning (valid Apr – Oct)

pools

• TV with satellite channels and DVD player

pool and deluxe rooms which comfortably

of sparkling wine, set dinner for 2 people honeymoon cake and breakfast in room on

Suites, all air-conditioned.

Whilst it does not offer a Kids Club,

• Honeymoon Bonus: Complimentary bottle

2 years + Koh Samui

$100–$150 pp/pn

• Location: Bophut Beach, approx 10 mins vehicle transfer from Koh Samui Airport • 29 Deluxe Rooms and Suites and 32 Villas,

• Honeymoon Bonus: Complimentary bottle of wine, welcome romantic Thai set dinner for two, honeymoon cake and fruit basket (min 6 night stay)

all air conditioned

• Children’s Policy: Whilst the hotel

the shopping, restaurants and nightlife

• 2 restaurants and 1 bar

offered in this increasingly popular region,

• 1 resort swimming pool, Gym & Spa

welcomes children year round, it does not

but who prefer to stay in a small, intimate

• TV with satellite channels, DVD and CD

offer a Kids Club

resort. A member of Small Luxury Hotels

player in all accommodation

of the World™ this tranquil resort features

• Free WiFi throughout the resort

distinctly Thai designed accommodation

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily

set in 7 acres of lush tropical gardens with a

• Occupancy: Max 2 guests in Deluxe

simply beautiful oceanfront outlook.

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Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

$550–$600 pp/pn

Nestled on a terraced hillside that spills down

• Location: Laem Yai Bay (Northern Koh

• Occupancy: Max 3 guests in all Pool Villas.

to its own secluded white sand beach, The

Samui), approx 30 mins vehicle transfer

Max 2 adults/3 children U12 years in Family

Four Seasons Koh Samui epitomises elegance

from Koh Samui Airport

Villas. Resident Pool Villas accommodate

and

sophistication.

Within

this

natural

• 60 x Pool Villas and 13 x 1-5 Bedroom Residence Pool Villas

and 14 residence villas – each with chic al

• 2 restaurants and 1 bar

fresco living spaces and an oversized infinity

• 1 resort swimming pool. Gym & Spa

edge pool. The Resort offers delicious Four

• LCD TV with satellite channels, DVD player

Seasons dining and a decadent Spa. Local activities abound, including riding elephants to a jungle waterfall and kayaking to a coral reef. In this indulgent hideaway, distinctive

guests dependant on number of bedrooms • Honeymoon Bonus: Complimentary bottle of

enclave are 60 spacious one-bedroom villas

sparkling wine served with tempting delicacies, and tropical flower bouquet on arrival • Children’s Policy: Complimentary Kids Club operates daily from

and iPod® dock in all Villas • Free 2MB WiFi throughout the resort.

8am-5pm for children aged 2-12 years. Family friendly

Charged premium internet available • Inclusions: Breakfast daily

accommodation and charged

design fuses with an incomparable location

Koh Samui

babysitting available

and attentive customer service.

Melati Beach Resort and Spa Melati Beach Resort and Spa, located on a secluded bay in the north of Koh Samui,

$150–$200 pp/pn

• Location: Thongson Bay, approx 15 mins vehicle transfer north of Koh Samui Airport

• Honeymoon

Bonus:

was designed around a traditional Thai

• 52 Suites and 25 Villas, all air conditioned

and

Village with luxurious accommodation

• 2 restaurants and 2 bars

(min 5 night stay).

surrounded by 15 acres of beautifully

• 2 resort swimming pools, Gym & Spa

landscaped gardens. All Villas and Suites

• TV with satellite channels, DVD and CD

feature distinctly modern Thai décor, and private pool. Set away from the Island’s

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily

popular tourist areas this is the perfect

• Occupancy:

Max

Club for

• Free WiFi throughout the resort 4

guests

arrangement

operates children

friendly

in

room

daily

aged

from

3-8

accommodation

9am-6pm

years. and

Family charged

babysitting available in

most

resort choice for those families and

accommodations. Max 5 guests in Family

couples who wish to escape the hustle and

Pool Villas. Max 7 guests in Presidential

bustle and relax in its tranquil isolation.

Suites

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floral

• Children’s Policy: Complimentary Kids

player in all rooms

41 out of its 77 accommodations have a

Complimentary

bottle of sparkling wine, fruit basket

Koh Samui

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OZO Chaweng Samui $50–$100 pp/pn Modern, funky and brand new (April 2014), OZO is the most recent resort to open on Samui’s most popular beach region. Consistent with this brand’s promise to provide simple yet stylish accommodation in a convenient location, OZO Chaweng provides rooms that feature the latest ‘trendy’ décor, modern technology including free Wifi, large free form swimming pool surrounded by an abundance of the latest lounge furniture, and an incredible sleep experience. The focus here is on providing excellent guest value and it does just that. The chic, compact (and affordable) rooms are for sleeping, the days are for enjoying the resort’s amenities and its fabulous beachfront location, and the evening’s for exploring Chaweng’s popular restaurants, shopping and nightlife. • Location:

Chaweng

approximately

15

Beach minutes

Road, vehicle

transfer from Koh Samui Airport • 208 rooms and villas, all fan cooled and

Rooms. Max 3 persons in Dream Rooms •H  oneymoon

Bonus:

Complimentary

•C  hildren’s Policy: Whilst the hotel

• 2 restaurants and 2 bars swimming

•O  ccupancy: Max 2 persons in Sleep

honeymoon setup in room on arrival

air-conditioned • 2 resort

• I nclusions: Breakfast daily

pools,

including

children’s pool • TV in all rooms

welcomes children all year round, it does not offer a Kids Club. Charged babysitting available

• Free WiFi throughout the resort Koh Samui

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The Library $250–$300 pp/pn The Library is a tranquil oasis located right in the heart of busy Chaweng. This fabulously quirky boutique Design Hotel™ features The Bookmark (its most indulgent suite), The Page (its main restaurant) and the Lib – the theme building from which the resort took its name, with its impressive collection of books, DVD’s and CD’s. Most striking however is its Red Pool – where guests laze away sunny afternoons on lounges or white bean bags, people watching on Chaweng Beach. The Library’s motto is ‘real happiness is not complicated at all’ and from this they have derived a semi minimalist design that is both contemporary and luxurious. All rooms feature uncluttered spaces accented by exotic art furnishings and contemporary amenities including an iMac® per room. Discerning travellers who appreciate modern design and excellent food should look no further than this fantastic resort! • Location: Chaweng Beach, approx

20

mins vehicle transfer from Samui Airport • 26 air conditioned Studios, Suites and the Bookmark

•O  ccupancy: Max 3 adults or 2 adults/2 children U12 in all rooms •H  oneymoon bottle

of

Bonus: sparkling

Complimentary wine,

surprise

• 2 restaurants and 2 bars

Honeymoon decoration and 1 x breakfast

• 1 main resort swimming pool and gym

in bed on day after arrival (guests staying

• TV in all rooms. DVD in Studio and Exotic

min 3 nights in Suite or Studio)

Suite. Blu Ray in The Bookmark. iPod®

•C  hildren’s Policy: Whilst the hotel

Dock and espresso machines in Exotic

welcomes children year round, it

Suites and The Bookmark

does not offer a Kids Club. Charged

• Free WiFi throughout the resort

babysitting available

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily Koh Samui

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Sareeraya Villas & Suites Located at the northern end of Chaweng

$150–$200 pp/pn

• Location:

Beach,

children U12 years in Jacuzzi Suites. Max 2

Beach, Sareeraya Villas and Suites offer

approx 10 mins vehicle transfer from Koh

adults/1 child in Pool Villas. Max 4 adults/2

a

Samui Airport

conveniently

located

boutique

resort

experience. Describing itself as ‘Oriental Chic’ and with only 49 accommodations,

North

Chaweng

children in the Presidential Villa

• 36 Suites and 13 Pool Villas, all air

of sparkling wine and room set up on

conditioned

it prides itself on providing an intimate,

• 1 restaurant and 2 bars

contemporary Thai experience in contrast

• 1 resort swimming pool and 1 children’s

to the larger, all round resorts that are more

arrival (min 4 night stay) •C  hildren’s Policy: Whilst the hotel welcomes children year round, it does not

pool, Gym & Spa

frequently found in this area. With friendly

• LCD TV with satellite channels, DVD and CD

staff, a beachfront location and elegantly

player in all rooms. iPod® docks available on

designed accommodation, this is a great

request only

offer a Kids Club. Charged babysitting available Koh Samui

resort choice for romantic couples looking

• Free WiFi throughout the resort

to stay just a short stroll from Samui’s main

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily

nightlife and shopping precinct.

• Occupancy: Max 3 adults or 2 adults/2

Baan Samui Resort

•H  oneymoon Bonus: Complimentary bottle

$50–$100 pp/pn

If you are seeking a well priced, good

standard of accommodation with easy

• Occupancy: Max 3 guests in Deluxe,

quality 3 star resort conveniently located

access to Chaweng’s vibrant shopping

Superior Deluxe and Junior Suites. Max 6

on Chaweng Beach, then look no further

and nightlife district.

than the Baan Samui. Painted all the bright

• Location: Chaweng Beach, approx 10 mins

colours of the rainbow, this cheery little resort features spacious, well maintained rooms with modern Thai décor and good amenities. With both a beach front and street front restaurant, swimming pool and a children’s pool, tour desk, water sports desk including jet skis, and car rental desk, this is the perfect hotel choice for the budget minded traveller. This is a good

guests in Family Suites

vehicle transfer from Koh Samui Airport

swimming

pool

including

Policy:

Whilst

the

resort

welcomes children year round, it does

• 2 restaurants and 1 bar children’s area

of sparkling wine and honeymoon cake • Children’s

• 79 air conditioned rooms and suites • 1 resort

• Honeymoon Bonus: Complimentary bottle

a

not offer a Kids Club. Family friendly accommodation available

• TV in all rooms • Charged WiFi throughout the resort • Inclusions: Breakfast daily

Koh Samui

value hotel that offers an equally good

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Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui $100–$150 pp/pn Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui is a long time favourite of visitors to Koh Samui. Located on a long stretch of white sand beach at the southern end of beautiful Chaweng, this busy hotel is one of the few on this strip that caters really well for children with a Kids Club, playground and children’s pool. It is therefore, incredibly popular with families or groups of friends wanting to stay in this vibrant area so as to enjoy its restaurant, shopping and night life culture. Beach,

•O  ccupancy: Max 3 guests in Deluxe and

approx 20 mins vehicle transfer from

Premium Deluxe rooms. Max 3 adults or

Koh Samui Airport

2 adults/2 children U12 years in all other

• Location:

South

Chaweng

• 203 air conditioned rooms, suites and Pool Villas • 5 restaurants and 4 bars • 1 resort swimming pool with dedicated children’s area, Gym & Spa

room categories •H  oneymoon

Bonus:

Complimentary

bottle of wine, welcome fruit and flowers in room on arrival (min 3 night stay) •C  hildren’s Policy: Complimentary Kids

• TV with satellite channels in all rooms

Club (Camp Safari for children aged

• Free WiFi in designated public areas.

4-9 years & E-Zone for children aged

Charged WiFi access in all guest rooms

10–12 yrs) operates daily from 10am-

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily. Guests with Club Access receive lunchtime snacks,

4pm. Outdoor playground and charged babysitting available

afternoon tea and evening cocktails with canapés from 5.30pm-7.00pm daily Koh Samui

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Conrad Koh Samui

$500–$550 pp/pn

The luxurious Conrad Koh Samui is located

• Location: Overlooking Aow Thai beach,

away from the hustle and bustle of the

approx 45 mins vehicle transfer from Koh

popular tourist spots on 25 hillside acres

Samui Airport

children in 2 Bedroom Villas. Max 6 adults/3 children in 3 Bedroom Villas • Honeymoon Bonus: Floral bed decoration,

with stunning views over the Gulf of

• 81 air conditioned 1 – 3 Bedroom Pool Villas

scented floral bathtub setup and in room

Thailand. Its stylish 1, 2 and 3 bedroom Thai

• 3 restaurants and 2 bars

breakfast

inspired private villas/residences feature

• 1 main resort swimming pool, Gym & Spa

marriage required on check in)

the highest standard of appointments,

• TV, DVD, CD player & iPod® dock in all rooms

amenities and some of the biggest private

• Free WiFi throughout the resort

Club operates daily from 9am-6pm for

pools available in Thailand. Whilst there are

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily. Complimentary

children aged 5-12 years. Family friendly

a variety of tour options available from the

boat trip to the nearby island of Koh Matsum,

accommodation and

resort, most guests staying at the Conrad

plus complimentary daily shuttle bus service

charged babysitting

are content to simply relax and enjoy their

to Chaweng Beach (min 4 night stay)

available

indulgent accommodation, resort facilities and the amazing sunsets.

on

one

morning

(proof

of

• Children’s Policy: Complimentary Kids

Koh Samui

• Occupancy: Max 2 adults/1 child U12 years in 1 Bedroom Villas. Max 4 adults/2

Santhiya Koh Phangan Resort & Spa

$100–$150 pp/pn

Santhiya Koh Phangan is the resort people

• Location: Northern Koh Phangan Island,

• Occupancy: Max 3 adults or 2 adults/2

choose to come to when they want to relax

approx 30 mins speedboat ride from

children U12 years. Santhiya Royal Grand

amidst

Koh Samui

Pool Villa Suite accommodates a max 4

Located

beautiful

natural

hillside

amidst

surroundings. lush

tropical

gardens that are fringed by an azure bay

• 99 air conditioned Rooms, Suites and 1-2 Bedroom Villas (some with private pools)

that is teeming with sea life, its 99 rooms

• 2 restaurants and 1 bar

and villas are designed and built from pure

• 2 resort

teakwood, displaying exquisite traditional craftsmanship and ‘green’ building ingenuity. Quiet and tranquil, this rustic eco luxury

swimming

bed decoration and fruit pools

including

children’s area. Gym and Spa available • TV with satellite channels, DVD and CD player in all rooms

resort provides a unique holiday experience

• Free WiFi throughout the resort

on the beautiful island of Koh Phangan.

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily

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adults/4 children U12 years • Honeymoon Bonus: Floral honeymoon plate on arrival • Children’s Policy: Whilst the

hotel

Koh Phangan

welcomes

children year round, it does not offer a Kids Club Koh Samui

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C H I A N G M A I Located in northern Thailand, the city of Chiang Mai is the perfect location to explore this diverse Province renowned for its cultural heritage and traditions. Famous for its ethnic hill tribes, ancient temples, elephant safaris, famous night bazaar, mountain trekking and hand crafted goods including umbrellas, jewellery, woodwork and pottery, no visit to Thailand is complete without a visit to this visually beautiful region. Photo courtesy of Island Escapes


Tamarind Village Chiang Mai

$50–$100 pp/pn

culture,

shopping and dining on local foods. With

• Occupancy: Max 3 guests per room

Tamarind Village was the first ‘Lanna” style

a Spa, restaurant and pool, this personable

• Honeymoon Bonus: Complimentary 60

boutique property of its kind built in Chiang

little resort is a fabulous base for people

min traditional Thai massage for 2 people,

Mai. Set in the quieter region of town and

wanting to explore all that this culturally rich

surrounded by ancient temples and quaint

region has to offer.

shopping streets, its 45 guest rooms/suites

• Location: Centre of Chiang Mai’s historic old

welcomes children year round, it does not

town, approx 15 mins from Chiang Mai Airport

offer a Kids Club. Charged babysitting

Inspired

by

local

history

and

are set around a series of cooling, fragrant garden courtyards and reflect the rich ethnic

• 45 air conditioned rooms and suites

diversity of northern Thailand, using fabrics

• 1 restaurant

and patterns drawn from the various tribes

• 1 resort swimming pool. Spa available

of the region. Whilst Tamarind Village is set

• Flat TVs in all rooms and suites. DVD

away from the main town area, the weekend

• Free WiFi in all guest rooms

resort offering a lively evening of bartering,

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai amidst terraced rice fields and mountains in the remote Mae Rim Valley, offers discerning clients

a

relaxing

retreat

that

teams

Policy:

Whilst

the

hotel

available

players in all Suites.

markets are located directly outside the

The Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, located

welcome drink, fruit and flowers on arrival • Children’s

$350–$400 pp/pn

• Location: Rural Chiang Mai, 25 mins vehicle

• Honeymoon Bonus: Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, tropical floral bath on

transfer from Chiang Mai Airport • 98 air conditioned Pavilions and 1, 2 or 3

arrival night, flower bouquet and heart shape roses on turn down of arrival night

Bedroom Residences

• Children’s Policy: Complimentary Kids

simplicity with luxury, unrivalled service

• 2 restaurants and 2 bars

with privacy and vintage Oriental style

• 3 resort swimming pools, Health Club & Spa

Club operates daily from 9am-6pm for

with modern amenities. This is an elegant

• TV, DVD, CD player and iPod® dock in

children aged 4-12 years. Family friendly

resort. Staff provide a level of attention and care that has become synonymous with the Four Seasons brand, and when teamed

accommodation and charged babysitting

all rooms • Free 512KB WiFi throughout the resort.

with its unique setting are sure to elevate

• Inclusions: Breakfast daily

your holiday experience from exceptional

• Occupancy: Max 3 guests per 1 Bedroom

to unbeatable.

available for children aged up to 3 years

Charged premium internet available

Pavilion. Max 2 adults in Pool Villas. Residence occupancy is dependant on the number of bedrooms

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BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS Please read these booking terms and conditions carefully as they set out the basis upon which bookings are accepted by Island Escapes Pty Ltd A.C.N. 106 125 142. 1. Parties. The parties to this agreement are you and Island Escapes, where “Island Escapes”, “the Company”, “we”, “our”, or “us” means Island Escapes Pty Ltd A.C.N. 106 125 142 and its employees and agents, and “you”, “your”, a “client” or a “passenger” means any person taking advantage of and/or receiving the benefit of the services offered by Island Escapes and any other persons included in a booking through Island Escapes. If you are using the services of a travel agent, the agent deals with Island escapes as your agent at law, and not as the agent of Island Escapes. 2. Application & Acceptance of Terms and Conditions. Any services supplied to you by Island Escapes are supplied pursuant to these booking terms and conditions. The booking of travel arrangements with Island Escapes shall be an acknowledgement that either you (or your travel agent as your agent) have read and accept these terms and conditions. Island Escapes reserves the right to vary the terms and conditions from time to time. Island Escapes accepts the following forms of payment: cash, cheque, money order, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. The authorization to use a credit card indicates your compliance with our booking terms and conditions. 3. Brochure Veracity, Validity & Accuracy This brochure is valid from 01 January 2015 to 31 December 2016. Island Escapes has sought to ensure the brochure’s accuracy at the time of printing, however we will not accept responsibility for any errors, either those arising from printing or typographical errors, changes since printing, or otherwise, and you agree not to hold us responsible for such matters. 4. Brochure pictures, maps, hotel locations.: Maps in the brochure are provided for general information and are only an approximate guide. The maps are not to scale. 5. Hotel rooms, bedding and other descriptions Hotel descriptions, room photographs and any facilities featured are based on information available at the time of printing and are subject to change. Hotel photographs may not necessarily reflect the standard of any room purchased. The bedding guide in the brochure is indicative only, and is subject to change without notice and to reservations at the hotel and/or other circumstances beyond our control. Prices are based on existing bedding in the room. Any requests for alternative arrangements are to be made at the time of making your booking. Such requests will be subject to availability and may incur additional charges. Island Escapes does not own nor operate hotels or other accommodation and makes no representation or warranty as to hotel descriptions and features or the availability, cost or standard of bedding arrangements, and you agree not to hold Island Escapes responsible for any such matters. 6. Standard of Services: Standards of service on your holiday are based upon factors outside of Island Escapes’ control. Island Escapes does not own nor operate the airlines, cruise lines, hotels, sight seeing, shipping, transfer, vehicle hire services and the like whose transport, accommodation, meals or other services you may receive on your holiday, and Island Escapes makes no warranty or representation as to the standard or fitness for purpose of such services, and you agree not to hold Island Escapes responsible for such matters. 7. Destination: Island Escapes make no warranty or representation as to the safety, weather, requirements of any overseas country or governmental authority, overseas laws and policies or any other conditions or matters that may exist or occur at any destination and you agree not to hold Island Escapes responsible for any such conditions, requirements, laws policies or matters. You should obtain your own travel advice from, but not limited to, such sources as the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 8. Changes in Price, Holiday Itineraries and other variations: The nightly cost price indicator is a guide only and is based upon the lead in (cheapest) room available for purchase through Island Escapes. Not all available room categories at that hotel may fall into the price indicator range and ‘prices from’ may be restricted to certain times for travel. Except where expressly noted otherwise, prices are in Australian dollars and are subject to change without notice. Currency fluctuations may affect the price of your booking. Island Escapes reserve the right to adjust its prices as necessary at any time. Island Escapes also reserves the right to pass on any costs imposed by airlines for ticketing, plus a service fee, GST and other imposts. Government taxes and charges imposed by third parties are also subject to change, and Island Escapes reserves the right to pass on such charges. Any verbal estimate of price is an estimate only which will be subject to a written confirmation. The price of your holiday will not be finalized until full payment is received by Island Escapes. Any verbal estimate of resort availability or availability of other accommodation or services is an estimate only, which will be subject to a written confirmation. You should be aware that airlines, cruise lines, hotels, sight seeing, shipping, transfer, vehicle hire services and the like make schedule and other changes beyond Island Escapes’ control and you agree not to hold Island Escapes responsible for such matters. If circumstances require us to make changes to your holiday, we reserve the right to cancel or reschedule departures and itineraries. Where it is necessary to change a hotel we reserve the right to substitute accommodation of at least a similar standard. 9. Deposit & Balance of the Holiday Price: No monies shall be taken to have been received by Island Escapes until we are in possession of cleared funds. A deposit of $150 (inclusive of GST) per person is payable within seven (7) days of confirmation of your reservation. Island Escapes reserves the right to cancel your booking without notice to you if payment of the deposit has not been received by Island Escapes within the time prescribed. Island Escapes requires payment of the balance of monies due no later than forty five (45) days prior to departure. In the event the balance of monies due has not been received by Island Escapes by the due date, Island Escapes reserves the right to cancel the booking without notice to you and to apply the appropriate cancellation charges. All package prices quoted are based on payment being made in cash. An additional 1% credit card service fee will be applied to the dollar amount paid by credit card. 10. Late Bookings: Bookings made within forty-five (45) days of departure will only be accepted if full payment is received by Island Escapes at the time of reservation. For international bookings made within seven (7) days of departure a service fee of $50.00 (inclusive of GST) will apply. 11. Cancellations, Alterations, Refunds and Reissues: Prior to Final Payment: If you cancel your holiday at any time you will forfeit your deposit and may also forfeit deposits paid to third parties. After Final Payment: In addition to forfeiting your deposit you may be liable for cancellation fees charged by airlines, cruise lines, hotels, sight seeing, shipping, transfer, vehicle hire services, and the like, amounting to all or a portion of monies paid. Once Your Holiday has Commenced. No refund whatsoever is available for a cancellation after the date of commencement of the holiday package, or in respect of any itinerary item, fares, accommodation or any other service not utilised. Document reissue fees: After documents have been issued for bookings, Island Escapes will charge a fee of $25.00 (inclusive of GST) per booking, in addition to any charges levied by hotels, ground/cruise operators or airlines. A document reissue means an alteration to an existing booking and not a transfer to another package. Transfer to another package may incur cancellation fees as well as a reissue fee of $25.00 (inclusive of GST). Land only service fee: A service fee of $20.00 (inclusive of GST) per booking will be applied. Land only bookings must include a minimum of one nights’ accommodation or one days’ car hire. Sundries Fee: At Island Escapes’ absolute discretion, and regardless of whether a reservation is made, a service fee of $30.00 (inclusive of GST) may be charged where multiple attendances, telephone calls, letters, facsimiles and/or emails are required to make a reservation. 12 Items not included in the price of your holiday: Airfares, departure taxes and associated taxes not detailed in the itinerary; passport, visa and other governmental fees; insurance; room service, telephone calls, laundry and other hotel charges not detailed in the itinerary; meals and beverages not detailed in the itinerary; gratuities; excess baggage charges; any costs expenses or losses incurred in the event of your illness or injury; any costs expenses or losses arising from your being refused access to or being removed from removed from any location; and any other cost, expense or loss of whatever nature not specifically included in the itinerary. Island Escapes does not accept responsibility for any expense, cost or loss incurred in relation to such matters and you agree not to hold Island Escapes so responsible. 13. Passport Names: It is your responsibility to ensure all names being used to make a booking with Island Escapes are exactly the same as those appearing in the relevant passport. Any name/initial or spelling changes will incur a $75.00 (inclusive GST) per fee per change, together with any fees which may be imposed by airlines or other parties with respect to the change. 14. Insurance: It is your responsibility to arrange your own insurance. Island Escapes recommends adequate coverage against losses through such things as cancellation charges, baggage loss, medical expenses and theft. Island Escapes does not own or operate an insurer and you agree not to hold us responsible for any decision made by insurers. 15. Visas and Health Requirements: It is your responsibility to find out about applicable visa, passport, customs, quarantine, health, immigration and other requirements of countries you are intending to visit or pass through. Island Escapes accepts no responsibility for these matters or for refusal of entry into the country/countries of your destination and you agree not to hold Island Escapes so responsible. 16. Credit Card Required: To secure payment for items not included in the price of your holiday, certain services providers, including such as airlines, cruise lines, hotels, sight seeing, shipping, transfer, vehicle hire services and the like may require validation of a current credit card. Island Escapes does not accept responsibility for any consequence of this practice, and you agree not to hold Island Escapes responsible for such consequences. 17. Reward Programs/Frequent Flyer Points: Airfares forming part of any booking may or may not attract reward programs/frequent flyer points. It is your responsibility to check whether any airfares do or do not include reward programs/ frequent flyer points. Reward programs/frequent flyer points are not within the control of Island Escapes and you agree not to hold Island Escapes responsible for any such matters. 18 Information Island Escapes Collects: The types of personal information that Island Escapes may collect from you will depend on the circumstances of collection and on the type of service you request from Island Escapes. Such information may include, but is not limited to, details such as your name, date of birth, gender, contact details, address, image, flight and other travel details, credit/debit card number and expiry date, billing address, telephone numbers, Frequent Flyer number or other loyalty program membership details, dietary requirements (if any) and health issues relevant to your travel arrangements.19 How we collect personal information: Island Escapes may collect personal information about you when you use Island Escapes’ services or make or update a booking to use our services, submit a quote or other communications with Island Escapes, fill out medical and other forms associated with your travel, visit our websites, or otherwise interact with us. As well as collecting information directly from you, there may be occasions when we collect information about you from a third party. These third parties may include: travel agents and other people who make or update travel or freight bookings on your behalf, or otherwise interact with us on your behalf, including when you make an inquiry with a travel agent but do not proceed to a booking. 20. Disclosure of Personal Information: As Island Escapes is required by law to obtain your consent to the collection of “sensitive information” Island Escapes will rely upon paragraph 2. herein, that is the booking of travel arrangements with Island Escapes shall be an acknowledgement that either you (or your travel agent as your agent) have read and accept these terms and conditions and have consented to the collection of all information which is provided to us for use in accordance with these Terms and Conditions and/or in connection with your holiday. You authorize Island Escapes and/or its servants and agents to make such disclosure on your behalf and agree that such disclosure shall not constitute a breach of confidence or duty and that you will not hold us liable for such disclosure, whether pursuant to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (as amended by the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 (Cth)), in tort, in contract or under any equal opportunity or other legislation. You authorize and acknowledge that Island Escapes may transfer outside Australia Personal Data collected for the purposes of your holiday, and further your allow parties outside Australia to have access to such Personal Information, without the prior written approval, so long as such information is required for the purposes of performing obligations in connection with and related to your holiday. Island Escapes takes all reasonable steps to ensure the security of all information it collects from risks such as loss or unauthorised access, destruction, use, modification or disclosure of data. However, no data transmission over the internet or information stored on servers accessible through the internet can be guaranteed to be fully secure. These activities are undertaken at your risk. Island Escapes will, on request, provide you with access to the information it holds about you, unless there is an exception which applies under the National Privacy Principles, including for the purpose of correcting or updating that information. Island Escapes may recover from you its reasonable costs of supplying you with access to this information. Island Escapes takes all reasonable steps to ensure that only authorized employees are permitted to access personal information, and they may only do so for permitted business functions. Island Escapes may also disclose your personal information to its suppliers and third parties that perform other services for Island Escapes in connection with the sale and provision of all of Island Escapes’ services, including third parties who: (i) provide customer service; (ii) provide information technology services such as airline related systems, data storage, distribution services, passenger and freight booking and processing systems, communication networks, software and system development, maintenance and support, and information processing, analysis and reporting; (iii) provide services in the course of investigating a complaint or a security incident. Where such parties are located overseas, you may have rights to enforce such parties’ compliance with applicable date protection laws, but you may not have recourse against those parties under the Australian Privacy Act in relation to how those parties treat your personal information. (iv) external service providers, including those providing billing services, catering services, chauffeur services, airport lounge operations, and ground handling services (such as check-in agents, freight handling and special assistance). If you do not consent to the use or disclosure of such personal information by Island Escapes in accordance with these terms and conditions, Island Escapes may not be able to provide to you the services or entitlements set out in these terms. 21. Entire Agreement: These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and Island Escapes, and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, there will be no variation of or addition to the terms unless agreed by us in writing. Please note that no supplier, travel agent or their employees or agents are authorised to make any warranty or representation on our behalf. You have read and agree to the terms and conditions and warrant that all information provided by you to Island Escapes is true, complete and correct. You request Island Escapes to accept your booking and upon acceptance by Island Escapes, you agree to be bound by these booking terms and conditions. 22. Severability: To the fullest extent possible any part hereof being a whole or part of a clause shall be capable of severance without affecting any other part of these terms and conditions. 23. Third Party Providers: You acknowledge and agrees that Island Escapes may utilise Third Party Providers in relation to and in connection with your Holiday. 24. Limitation of liability: To the fullest extent permitted by Law, Island Escapes excludes all liability for any loss or damage whatsoever (including but not limited to loss or damage to property of whatsoever nature, physical and psychological injury, economic loss, disappointment or inconvenience) that may arise in any way (including but not limited to breach of contract, breach of statutory duty or negligence) in connection with the offer or supply of goods or services through or by Island Escapes or by any third parties. Should the law impose an obligation upon Island Escapes which may not be excluded, then to the fullest extent permissible by law, Island Escapes’ liability is limited, at the discretion of Island Escapes, to a maximum of a refund of monies paid by you to Island Escapes or the re-supplying of the relevant goods or services, whichever is the lesser. Without limiting the generality of the above Island Escapes does not accept responsibility or liability, and you will not seek to hold Island Escapes responsible or liable, for any acts, omissions or defaults of service providers such as airlines, hotels, site seeing, shipping, transfer, vehicle hire services, or cruise lines and the like, whether negligent or otherwise, or for your acts, omissions, defaults, conduct, state of health, condition or other circumstance or for any events beyond Island Escapes’ control. 25. Governing Law and Jurisdiction: These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Victoria and Courts of Appeal from those Courts and waive any right they may have to claim that those Courts are an inconvenient forum. 26 Indemnity: You agree to indemnify Island Escapes, agents, officers, employees and other authorised representatives against all claims, suits, demands, damages, liabilities, costs or expenses arising in any way out of or in any way connected to your booking through Island Escapes and or any other services provided by Island Escapes to you.27. Booking Terms & Conditions: Island Escapes may at any time and, in its absolute discretion modify or amend the terms and conditions upon which goods or services are supplied to you including these terms of use and such modifications will be binding upon you once displayed on this web site (www. islandescapes.com.au) . You should regularly check the terms and conditions displayed on this web site. 28. Access to Information and Dispute Resolution: Any queries in relation to access to your personal information or a complaint about a breach of your privacy/other matter or in order to query on how your personal information is collected or used please forward your complaint or query to: Island Escapes, P.O. Box 483, Ashburton, VIC 3147. 29. Other Agreements: If there is any inconsistency between these terms and conditions and any other booking order submitted by you (whether in writing, verbally or otherwise) or any other arrangements between the parties, these terms and conditions prevail unless specified in writing and signed by the parties.

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