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I have been visiting and writing about the hotels and resorts in Thailand for over a decade as a function of my work with golf resorts around the world. When my sedulous partner, Khun Bew, suggested we produce this Best of Vacation Hotel and Resort book for the expansive territory of Thailand, I thought it would be a great opportunity. I was able to research the superb vacation options the traveler has when visiting the cities, beaches, coastlines, mountains, islands and jungles of Thailand – 2,000 kilometers from north to south; from Chiangmai to Phuket/Kanchanaburi to Koh Trang. So many splendid, diverse choices exist for the budget or luxury tourist. Well, over the years I had flown, driven, walked and talked to see many of the hotels, most of them owned by Thai families – with their hearts and souls invested into the property and service to the client. Many thrilling surprises. The joy was in meeting the enthusiastic owners and the many general managers from around the planet. Dedicated, witty, overwhelmed – they all excel and bring a passion for achievement. They brought character to the properties. And, of course, my thanks to my indefatigable partner, Kineeya (Bew) Somsuan, whose vision gave birth to this comprehensive book and whose buoyant enthusiasm, cheer and extraordinary drive brought it to fruition. Dedicated. Professional. Nonpareil.



David Lihn

David Lihn Publisher/Author Kineeya (Bew) Somsuan Director of Operations Jessica Wells Copy Editor Frank E. Lihn Contributing Food Writer Salinthip (Joyce) Tangpanjapon Contributing Writer Pilai (Jaeb) Kongkrapan Editorial Assistant Pongrawee Permpool Jessica Wells Graphic Artists ________________ Tharaporn (Ying) Yokchawee Sales Manager Sriprapa (Larn) Mongkoltriratana Sales Executive Prapassorn Seang-Arun Distribution

Best of Vacation Thailand’s Hotels and Resorts 2014 is published annually by Lihn’s Luxury Publications, a division of Lihn’s Golf Guide (Thailand) Co., Ltd., at 199/12 Chicha Castle, Sukhumvit Soi 31 Wattana, Bangkok, Thailand 10110 +66 (0) 2 259 5185 and (0) 87 351 7722 All contents Copyright © 2014 by Lihn’s Golf Guide (Thailand) Co., Ltd., All rights reserved. The production or use, in whole or in part, of any contents of this magazine without prior written permission of the publisher is strictly prohibited. Lihn’s Golf Guide (Thailand) Co., Ltd. is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts, photography or artwork. THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS


TABLE OF CONTENTS Thailand Information 6

Thailand Information Feature The Island (Samui) Muang Samui Group Don’t Miss - Central Region Swissotel Le Concorde Bangkok U Sukhumvit Bangkok Springfield Village Golf & Spa Springfield @ Sea Resort & Spa Away Hua Hin - Pranburi Dhevan Dara Resort & Spa Dhevan Dara Beach Villa Kui Buri Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa Nishaville Resort & Spa Putahracsa Hua Hin Royal Pavilion Tri Shawa Resort X2 Kui Buri The Banyan Leaf Resort The Resort at Suanphueng Amphawa Na Non Hotel & Spa

The Dewa Koh Chang 56 4


6 8 10 20 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 30 32 33 34 35 36 38 40 42

Don’t Miss - Eastern Region Cape Dara Resort D Varee Jomtien Beach The Zign Hotel Woodlands Hotel & Resort AANA Resort & Spa Koh Chang Banpu Koh Chang Hotel Barali Beach Resort & Spa The Dewa Koh Chang Panviman Koh Chang Resort Away Koh Kood Resort Cham’s House Resort Koh Kood

Muang Samui Group 10

44 47 48 50 51 52 53 54 56 58 60 61

Don’t Miss - Northeastern Region Kirimaya Golf Resort & Spa Idin Klindao Resort The Piano Resort Valata Khaoyai Resort NDOL Streamside Thai Villas The Buda Muaklek Resort

62 64 65 66 67 68 69

The Buda Muaklek Resort 69

Pimalai 86 Don’t Miss - Northern Region De Lanna Hotel De Naga Hotel Ketawa Stylish Hotel Panviman Chiang Mai Spa Resort Sukantara Cascade Resort & Spa Yaang Come Village Serene at Chiang Rai The Oia Pai Resort & Spa Away Chiang Kham Villa Sukhothai Heritage Resort

70 72 73 74 76 78 79 80 81 82 83

Sukhothai Heritage Resort 83

Don’t Miss - Southern Region Pimalai Resort & Spa Twin Lotus Koh Lanta The Kee Resort & Spa U Zenmaya Phuket Woraburi Phuket Resort & Spa Chaweng Regent Beach Resort Melati Beach Resort & Spa Panviman Resort Saree Samui Silavadee Pool Spa Resort The Sarann Koh Samui The Sunset Beach Resort & Spa The Treasure Koh Madsum X2 Samui Telephone List Index Map THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS

84 86 91 92 94 95 96 98 100 102 103 104 106 107 108 110 112 115




hailand, the only Southeast Asian nation never to have been colonized by European powers, is a constitutional monarchy whose current head of state is HM Bhumibol Adulyadej. A unified Thai kingdom has existed since the mid14th century, and Thailand was known as Siam until 1939, when it officially became the Kingdom of Thailand.




Thailand is the 50th largest country in the world; most nearly equal in size to Spain. Located just 15 degrees north of the equator, Thailand has a tropical climate, and temperatures typically range from 19 to 38 degrees C (66-100 F). Thailand’s largest peak, Doi Inthanon, is 2,565 meters (8,415 ft) tall. Thailand covers 510,890 sq km of land and 2,230 sq km of water. The coastline of Thailand is 3,219 km long. Thailand’s longest shared border is with Myanmar (Burma), stretching 1,800 km.

The population of Thailand comprises roughly 65 million citizens, the majority of whom are ethnically Thai, though peoples of Chinese, Indian, Malay, Mon, Khmer, Burmese and Lao origin are also represented to varying degrees. Almost seven million citizens live in the capital city, Bangkok, though this number varies seasonally and is otherwise difficult to accurately count.



The weather in Thailand is generally hot and humid: typical of its location within the tropics. Generally speaking, Thailand can be divided into three seasons: “hot” season, rainy season and “cool” season, though Thailand’s geography allows visitors to find suitable weather somewhere in the country throughout the year.



Thailand has an approximate geographical area of 514, 000 sq km (200,000 sq miles). This makes Thailand roughly equivalent in size to Spain or Texas. Capital : Bangkok

More than 92% of the population speaks Thai or one of it’s regional dialects. While the Thai language is the official language of Thailand, as a result of its cosmopolitan capital city and established tourism infrastructure, English is spoken and understood throughout much of the land.

People Roughly 80% of Thailand’s nearly 65 million citizens are ethnically Thai. The remainder consists primarily of peoples of Chinese, Indian, Malay, Mon, Khmer, Burmese and Lao decent. In Bangkok, there is a greater diversity of ethnicities, including a large number of expatriate residents from across the globe. Other geographic distinctions of the population include a Muslim majority in the south near the Malaysian border, and hill tribe ethnic groups, such as the Hmong and Karen, who live in the northern mountains.

Religion 94.6% of Thais are Buddhist, 4.6% of Thais are Muslim, 0.7% of Thais are Christian.





oh Samui is the third largest island in Thailand after Phuket and Koh Chang. Located west of the Gulf of Thailand, about 35 km northeast of Surat Thani, it has a population of 65,000 and welcomes 1.5 million tourists annually. It was isolated with few roads until the early 1970s, when the 25 km journey from one side of the island to the other took a day over mountainous central jungles. Now, the various lowland and coastal areas are connected by a single 51 km road, running mostly along the coastline and encircling the island. No hotel chains existed 15 years ago. Santiburi Dusit served the new golf course 10 years ago.The Minor Group launched their first Anantara Hotel, and in 2010, the Four Seasons. Today, Conrad, Starwood, InterContinental, Banyan Tree and Marriott are among the brands that add luster to the island. Samui’s weather is relatively dry. The heaviest precipitation is typically from October to November. The economy is based, primarily, on a successful tourist industry, as well as exports of coconut and rubber.

Samui Airport is a private airport built (1989) and owned by  Bangkok Airways. In 2012, theThai Government announced the possibility of a second airport due to complaints of high airport fees and ticket pricing. Air Asia and Nok Air offer flights to Surat Thani, connecting with several ferries, including two car/passenger ferries to the northwest of the island. Samui has become Thailand’s second largest resort business behind Bangkok, surpassing Phuket.





Muang Samui Group Resorts, Spas, Restaurants

By David Lihn


his is a charming family affair. Actually, it’s a love story: He was obviously wise to the German saying: “Wenn die Tochter so gewinnen / Mit die Mutter so beginnen.” (If you Nearly 30 years ago, Khun Chananthip traveled want to win the daughter, begin with the mother.) with her older sister to Koh Samui for a brief vacation The strategy worked, and the resourceful Khun on this quiet, quaint (and undeveloped) tropical island. Thitiphan soon proposed to his elegant bride-to-be. They stayed at a small resort, where one eager young And – as love stories surely go – alas, she accepted. man, Khun Thitiphan, was the manager. He diligently (and cleverly) took care of Khun Chananthip’s mother She moved from HatYai to Koh Samui and, unbeknownst and sister, and quietly (“He was shy!” she laughed) began to them at that time, they began their unchartered journey toward restaurant and resort ownership. They to court her. 10 BEST OF VACATION

were soon to emerge as hotel pioneers on the island. “We started a small restaurant in Nathon in 1990 with four tables,” he reminisced, “but it was too quiet at night.” Three months later they opened a 60-seater with a flower shop across the island in Lamai Beach. “This was a hit!” In 1994 they ventured north into Chaweng Beach (on the northeast shore) – which had but 10 restaurants at the time – and opened Drop In with 250 seats. For 12 years it ruled the road, before being converted into a plaza by the owner.

Royal Muang Samui Villas 89 Moo 5, Choengmon Beach, Bophut, Koh Samui, Suratthani 84320 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 7742-8700 Fax: +66 (0) 7741-7470 E-mail: THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS


In 1999, they began to operate the enduring and successful Samui Seafood Grill & Restaurant (see pp 18-19) in Chaweng. It is now the oldest eatery in town, seating 180 patrons – and anchored by a distinguished chef who served the Royal Family.

mainly back-packer tourists. Two years later, Chananthip and Thitiphan had redesigned the hotel and built the 53-room Muang Samui Spa Resort (a beachfront suite-hotel and the twostory Rai Ra Spa) that has thrived for eight years.

In 2004, the restaurant landlord asked them to take over an aging group of 50 bungalows across the street tumbling to the beach, which was serving

It, too, had a restaurant, the Lare Lae Restaurant & Bar, on Chaweng Beach.



“At the time there were few five-star hotels on the entire island. Maybe 10, and no chain hotels.” “The Muang Samui was always fully-booked because of the high tourist demand and we were turning away business. So we decided to take another step,” smiled Khun Chananthip. “We bought land 15 kilometers up the road at Choengmon Beach and began building, what is now the upscale Royal Muang Samui Villas.”


Authentic Thai, Fresh Seafood & International Dishes Open Daily: 06:30 am - 11:00 pm (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Venue: Beachfront, Indoor & Outdoor, 2 Private Dining Pavilions with Panoramic Sea-Views THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS


This five-star resort with elegant Thai architecture features the Cave Rai Ra Beach Spa “that reflects the history of the island and is set in a naturalistic, comforting cave-like theme,� according to Chananthip. 14


The unique Spa, similar in service to its older sister, Rai Ra Spa, is a gracious mix of eclectic, earthy design (after all, you are in a cave!) and happy

Cave Rai Ra Beach Spa

harmony. The staff is attentive and inquisitive, and (and a sprawling bar and three levels for dining – or parties) in the front of the new, stylish, 62-suite, they continually seek to sooth and satisfy you. Thai-themed hotel (15 pool villas); and the Spice Steam rooms, sauna and quaint showers add to the Zone Beach Restaurant fronting the beach. Neverland feeling of light-headed bonhomie. And more to come from the fertile, resourceful, And two restaurants: the Samui Sailor Grill & sedulous minds of this Samui pair: Restaurant, with a fantastic open-air location THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS 15

Muang Samui Spa Resort

“Khun Thitiphan is planning a renovation of the Samui Sailor. We have this perfect location, great atmosphere and wonderful staff, but we want to redefine the concept,” Chananthip stated. “Our pizza oven is a big success, as is the Italian food. We are going to add more Thai cuisine and expand the 16 16


Italian offerings and desserts. We want to attract families with the happy-outdoor mood, the food and the value for the kids.” On Wednesday, the resort and Samui Sailor in Choengmon sponsor a “Floating Market” with

Muang Samui Spa Resort music and dancers. It is all cheerful and vibrant in a clean and polished, little beachside town. Two first-class resorts, four restaurants and two spas keep this inventive and happy couple busy.

13/1 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach, Bophut, Koh Samui, Suratthani 84320 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 7742-9700-9 Fax: +66 (0) 7742-9749 E-mail: Website : THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS


for 15+ years – the oldest existing restaurant in Chaweng. A longboat is beached in front, filled with crushed ice and a bounty of fresh seafood. The nautical theme is carried inside: a fascinating, 40-foot, wooden, three-masted Thai schooner lies in permanent dry dock.

Muang Samui Spa and Resort fronts the main road extending to Chaweng Beach. It offers a bustling town, privacy of a beachside resort and splendid dining options. Across the road docks the restaurant, Samui Seafood, which has been serving a wonderful combination of Western, Italian and Thai Cuisine 18


Chef Ajarn Amintra began practicing her art as a child and now is an accomplished master of Thai cooking in the Royal Tradition. She cooked for Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and Royal Highness Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn. What a resume! She presented our table with five Thai entrees: Deep Fried Sea Bass with Chili Garlic Sauce, Rock Lobster with Tamarind Sauce, Chicken Curry in Potato Cups, Prawns and Pineapple in Red Curry Sauce, and Seafood Salad. Chef Amintra’s cuisine is sensitive to Western

Samui Seafood Grill & Restaurant By Chef Frank E. Lihn

Lare Lae Restaurant & Bar palates. Her seasoning is subtle, not overwhelmingly spicy. Her sauces are distinctive, each artfully aligned with the entrée.

Surrounded by the calm of the pool deck, and the beach, Lare Lae provides an idyllic environment.

Three western entrees – Duck Breast with Peppercorn Sauce and fresh Thai Mangos, Grilled Sea Bass with Fresh Tomato Concassee and Wild Mushrooms, and Filet of Sole with Creamed Scallops – were all delicious.

Lare Lae offers an assortment of lunch entrees. Snacks, soups, salads, sandwiches, seven different burgers, pizza and pasta. I selected a generous portion of pasta in creamy pesto sauce with lump crabmeat and walnuts. Delicious! Red Snapper topped with herb-seasoned shrimp and julienne zucchini in pesto was another delight.

It offers an elaborate breakfast buffet with a choice The Chicken Curry in Potato Cups appetizer was of: six fruit juices, cheeses, sliced meats, smoked a surprise: lightly breaded and fried potato cups salmon, vegetables, greens, peach danish, croissants, filled with a tasteful mixture of minced chicken, cakes and muffins. The hot buffet offers waffles, omelets, eggs and international options. subtly seasoned with curry spices.

The menu is extensive and includes an interesting selection of Italian entrees as well; but that will have to await my next voyage. Seafood is the focus, If you have a taste for Thai food, Lare Lae however, and Chef Amintra has the tiller of her accommodates with an abundant selection of soups, curries, rice and noodles all taking advantage ship firmly in hand. of local produce and fresh seafood. THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS


Don’t Miss in Central Region Suan Phueng This bordering district of Ratchaburi would have fallen off the travellers’ radar had it not been for a string of Mediterranean-themed resorts dotting its mountainous landscape. Most are destinations in themselves, complete with a horse ranch, sheep farm, trickling streams and European gardens. But securing a room at one of these resort farms requires advance planning, as each has only a limited number of rooms and, believe it or not, they fill in very fast.

Namtok Pa La-u

The Grand Palace Probably the most visited and remembered landmark of Thailand, The Grand Palace in Bangkok is where every visitor must pay a visit at least once in their lifetime. The construction of the Grand Palace began in 1782 during the reign of King Rama I, the founder of the Chakri Dynasty, to become a royal residence, and has been the utmost architectural symbol of Thailand ever since. The Grand Palace served as a significant royal residence until 1925 and is now used for ceremonial purposes only.

An 11-tiered waterfall located in the verdant forest area of Kaeng Krachan National Park where various kinds of birds and butterflies are found. Some levels of the waterfall are reachable through trekking trails, of which visitors may be able to spot some wildlife animals and several species of rare birds along the way. The best time to visit the fall is from November to April and to watch the butterflies from 7am to 10am. The waterfall can be reached by local transport from Hua Hin (a distance of 63 kilometers).

Amphawa Floating Market An afternoon floating market by the canal near Wat Amphawan Chetiyaram (parking is available). On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 12am – 8pm, the Amphawa Canal is occupied by vendors who pack their boats with food and drinks, such as fried sea mussels, noodles, coffee, O-liang (iced black coffee) and sweets. 20


Road Map - Central Region The Grand Palace

Suan Phueng

Bangkok 22 Swissotel Le Concorde 23 U Sukhumvit Amphawa Floating Market

Ratchaburi 38 The Banyan Leaf Resort 40 The Resort at Suanphueng

Samutsongkhram 42 Amphawa Nanon

Phetchaburi - Prachuap Khiri Khan 24 25 26 28 29 30 32 33 34 35 36

Springfield Village Golf & Spa Springfield @ Sea Resort & Spa Away Hua Hin Dhevan Dara Resort & Spa Dhevan Dara Beach Villa Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa Nishaville Resort & Spa Putahracsa Hua Hin Royal Pavilion Tri Shawa Resort X2 Kui Buri

Cha Am Beach

Namtok Pa La-u



SWISSÔTEL LE CONCORDE BANGKOK Rate: 5,500++ THB Facilities Outdoor Swimming Pool Fitness Center Restaurant


on vibrant Ratchadapisek Road, only 45 minutes from Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Swissôtel is located near many shopping malls. The hotel is even more conveniently linked to all parts of exciting and kinetic Bangkok, with the opening of Huay Kwang MRT Station only a two-minute walk from the hotel. Swissôtel Le Concorde Bangkok provides five distinctive food and beverage outlets including: Takumi Japanese Restaurant,

Fountain Café International Restaurant, Loong Foong Chinese Restaurant, Le Concorde Deli and Crossroads Bar.

The hotel features 21 elegant Banquet and Conference Rooms with state-of-the-art conference facilities. A wide selection of recreational facilities includes: Outdoor Swimming Pool, Fitness Center and Spa De Concorde. Swissôtel Le Concorde Bangkok

204 Rachadapisek Road, Huay Kwang Bangkok 10320 Thailand Phone/โทรศัพท์ 66 (0) 2694 2222 Fax/โทรสาร 66 (0) 2694 2223 E-mail/อีเมลล์ Website/เว็บไซด์



U SUKHUMVIT BANGKOK Rate: 2,499 - 4,299 THB Facilities Rooftop Swimming Pool & BarFree Wi-Fi



Restaurant -

Part of the award-winning U chain of bijoux hotels and resorts, this is the first U hotel to open in Bangkok.

The overall interior design was created by internationally acclaimed artist, Marco Evaristti, with each of the 82 rooms featuring innovative décor reflecting one of the four regions of Thailand. The hotel’s vision was to create a resort-style property in the heart of Bangkok, offering guests a tranquil sanctuary, while at the same time being in close proximity to the many dining, entertainment and shopping opportunities of famous Sukhumvit Road. U Sukhumvit provides guests with unique U “touches” including: 24hour use of room (check-out at the same time of day that you check in); breakfast any time of day, anywhere within the hotel; and the U Choose programme, personalizing a stay by pre-selecting items such as soaps, teas, minibar beverages, pillows and in-room music. U Sukhumvit Bangkok

81 Sukhumvit Soi 15 Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey-Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand Phone +66 2 651 3355 Fax +66 2 651 3356 E-mail Website THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS


SPRINGFIELD VILLAGE GOLF & SPA Rate: 4,000++ THB Facilities Swimming Pool


Fitness Center



By the sea, by the beach – by the fairways and the greens: the Springfield Resorts offer stimulating, diverse, relaxing, formal-casual and frolicking vacation options at the edge of the imperial city of Hua Hin. Family-owned and managed with an abundance of grace, harmony and bonhomie, Springfield Village Golf & Spa is one of the few complete golf resorts in Thailand. Within its 1,200 protected acres find: 27-holes of crafted Jack Nicklaus-golf (with practice areas), an expansive clubhouse, a spa-aerie on a hillside pedestal, tennis courts, a climbing-wall and a 97-room resort (with bungalows curling up a hillside) arcing around two sparkling pools featuring waterfalls and a slide. Springfield Village Golf & Spa

208,208/1 Moo 2 Sampraya Cha Am, Petchburi 76120 Thailand Map Locator: N 12.709208 E 99.865046 Phone/โทรศัพท์ +66 (0) 3270 9222 Fax/โทรสาร +66 (0) 3270 9234 E-mail/อีเมลล์ Website/เว็บไซด์



SPRINGFIELD @ SEA RESORT & SPA Rate: 5,000++ THB Facilities Beach


Swimming Pool


Fitness Center


Drive east 15 minutes from the golf course to Springfield @ Sea

Resort & Spa. Overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, 105 rooms, including capacious suites (55 to 135 sqm) and sprawling villas (the beachfront pool villa is a whopping 164 sqm) provide boutique (and enlarged) comfort to a barefoot collection of Thai families and foreign tourists. Lots of smiles and laughter here. This casual resort offers a gigantic, two-tiered pool, a huge kiddie playground, the Life Spa @ Sea (and salon) and Perfect Shape @ Sea. Eat, drink and be merry: both resorts boast four restaurants and bars.

Springfield @ Sea Resort & Spa

858 Jumnong-Poomivej Rd., Cha-Am, Petchburi 76120 Thailand Map Locator: N 12.745978 E 99.967463 Phone/โทรศัพท์ +66 (0) 3270 9300 Fax/โทรสาร +66 (0) 3270 9333 E-mail/อีเมลล์ Website/เว็บไซด์




Located approximately 25 minutes from Hua Hin city, Away Hua Hin - Pranburi Boutique Resort is comprised of seven villas offering guests five different room types, all with easy access to the properties large salt-water swimming pool and facilities to guarantee a comfortable and luxurious stay. The Thai architecture and interiors blend perfectly together with artist works to create a warm, homely atmosphere. Each villa is equipped with flat screen LCD TV’s with plenty of news, movies, sports, cartoons and music programs if the mood arises. For music lovers, there is MP3 connectivity in every room. The facilities include an all-day dining Ella’s Kitchen, The Bar @ Away and a salt water beachfront pool.





DHEVAN DARA RESORT & SPA Rate: 7,500 - 125,000 THB Facilities Beach


Swimming Pool


Fitness Center


This five-star exotic, Maldives-style resort in Hua-Hin is distinguished

by the roof of each villa. The selection of leaves for the beautifully decorated villas create a feeling close to nature. Although no sea view exists, there is an emotional empathy with the sea. All Pool Villas feature swimming pools. Each has a distinctive size and shape. The specific details of interior decoration are stylish and cozy. The beautiful and comfortable rooms regal you with elegance. After sunbathing, be glad ... and make your way to the spa. Do not miss “The Water Spa Village” where there is a variety of premium spa programs prepared for you. A casual day in this imperial city and historic resort has all your needs. Dhevan Dara Resort & Spa - Huahin

451 HuaHin-Huaymongkol Road, Hin Lek Fai, Hua-Hin, Prachuabkirikhan 77110 Phone/โทรศัพท์ 0-3257-6300 , 0-3257-6164-7 Front Office: 08-1663-6880 Reservation: 08-1444-1462 Fax/โทรสาร 0-3257-6310 E-mail/อีเมลล์ Website/เว็บไซด์



DHEVAN DARA BEACH VILLA - KUI BURI Rate: 7,500 - 99,000 THB Facilities Beach


Swimming Pool


Fitness Center


With distinctive architecture and lush tropical gardens, Dhevan Dara Beach Villa – Kui Buri is a resort hotel with Polynesian style – and a surfeit of water. Guests can enjoy a wide range of five-star facilities in our studios, deluxe suites and gracious villas. Relax or sunbathe on the quiet, long beach or swim in the chic Bubble Pool Lounge. Our hotel also has the spa “DARA LUXE”– a traditional Polynesian style spa offering rejuvenating massages and treatments.

Dhevan Dara Beach Villa - Kui Buri

78 Moo. 5 Bonok, Muang, Prachuab Kiri Khun 77210 Phone/โทรศัพท์ 032-820-141-5 Fax/โทรสาร 032-820-139-40 E-mail/อีเมลล์ Website/เว็บไซด์ THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS



As one of Thailand’s leading resort destinations,

a truly relaxed getaway on the beach.

The only hotel in Hua Hin to offer sea views from all 296 guest rooms and suites. The resort is built around a large free-form swimming pool with Jacuzzi and slide and boasts direct access to the public beach. This is an ideal destination for couples, families and groups who are seeking

At the same time, enjoy flame-grilled fare and a selection of three home brewed beers at Hua Hin Brewing Company, sensational oceanfront dining at Chay Had, chill out with exotic cocktails at Hua Hin’s only Sky Bar, or put back a little of what life takes out at The Spa.

Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa is committed to At the Chinese White Lotus restaurant on the taking your holiday experience to a new level of 17th floor, guests can be assured of breathtaking luxury and personalized service. sea views and panoramic scenes over Hua Hin.



Rate: Please contact us Contact resort:

Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa No.33, Naresdamri Road, Hua Hin 77110 Tel: +66 (0) 3253 8999 Fax: +66 (0) 3253 8990 Email : Website: Facebook:



Swimming Pool


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NISHAVILLE RESORT & SPA Rate: 4,900 THB Facilities Verandah Restaurant Seabreeze Restaurant The Beach Lounge Two Fitness Centers Two Swimming Pools Spa One

At the Nishaville Resort & Spa, casual luxury meets the sea.The resort

is a secret haven of peace and serenity on one of the most pristine shores on the Gulf of Thailand. Hidden away on a secluded beach and sheltered by fields of coconut palms and casuarinas trees, Nishaville is bordered by the ocean on one side and a freshwater canal on the other. The resort is an ideal getaway destination for families, couples or anyone seeking serenity. Villas at Nishaville are designed with wide-open living spaces, high ceilings and each offers two bedrooms, a full kitchen, living and dining room, outdoor deck and modern amenities to make you feel at home.The resort also offers garden and seaview suites, as well as two-story Beachfront Pool Villas with three bedrooms and uninterrupted views of the impressive seashore.

Nishaville Resort

333 M. 7, Baan Huay Yang, Tub Sakae, Prachuab Khirikhan 77130 Thailand Phone +66 (0) 32 616 333 Fax +66 (0) 32 616 330 E-mail Website



PUTAHRACSA HUA HIN Rate: 6,500 THB Facilities Free Wi-Fi Access Swimming Pool Coffee & Tea Maker Massage & Spa Fitness Center Yoga & Aerobics Airport Transportation Travel & Tour Arrangements

Putahracsa is a laid-back resort oozing with style and sophistication. A favorite for those looking to escape hectic city-life, the resort is set amidst lush green foliage where guests can find relaxation and secluded shores without sacrificing modern luxuries and comforts.

The resort’s 59 exclusively-designed units are spread across two zones – the Resort Side, set amidst lush tropical gardens, and the Ocean Side, offering luxurious villas with ocean or pool views. Accommodations range in size from the 44 sqm Silk Sand Rooms (with their relaxing outdoor terraces) to the 140 sqm La Canna Villas with private Jacuzzis and pools, outdoor terraces with sun loungers, and “Villa Hosts” to assist guests with their needs.

Putahracsa Hua Hin

22/65 Naeb Kaehat Road Hua Hin 77110 Prachuab Kirikhan Thailand Phone +66 (0) 32 531470 Fax +66 (0) 32 531488 E-mail, Website THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS


ROYAL PAVILION HUA HIN Rate: 3,500 THB Facilities Beach


Swimming Pool


Fitness Center


Royal Pavilion Hua Hin is a new, luxurious and contemporary hotel

located in the heart of Hua Hin, with close proximity to the beach and the renowned Night Market. Therefore, many of the desired attractions are just a few minutes away. All rooms are fully-furnished with modern facilities including: electronic key card system, Internet, LED TV, safety deposit box, hair dryer, refrigerator, kettle with coffee set, laundry service, swimming pool, fitness and more. On this occasion, we particularly invite you to our professional Oriental Spa facilities and Sky Bar to enhance your privacy and relaxation. For your convenience, we also provide free shuttle bus service from our hotel to Hua Hin Beach, Cicada Night Market and Pleonwan Hua Hin. Royal Pavilion Hua Hin

40/88 Phetkasem Rd., Hua Hin, Prachuabkhirikhan 77110 Phone/โทรศัพท์ 032-513-188, 083-294 4326 Fax/โทรสาร 032-512-666 E-mail/อีเมลล์ Website/เว็บไซด์



TRI SHAWA RESORT Rate: 5,120 - 12,950 THB Facilities Beach Club


Swimming Pool


Sky Bar


Tri-Shawa Resort is located in the heart of Khlong-Wan, the small and

peaceful fishermen’s village in Prachuab Kiri-Khan, south of Hua Hin. The resort contains 22 Superior rooms, three Garden Villas and two Pool Suites. It also features a fine-dining restaurant, swimming pool and Skybar which is located on the restaurant’s second floor overlooking the ocean. Tri-Shawa was designed with simplicity and luxury in mind from the architecture to the interior furnishings and amenities. We want our guest to discover the Khlong-Wan village and variety of great sightseeing opportunities around the area while staying comfortably on our premises.

Tri Shawa Resort

332 Moo.1 , Klongwan, Muang Prachuabkirikhan, Prachuabkirikhan 77000 Phone/โทรศัพท์ 085-2404029, 032-662037 Fax/โทรสาร 032-662010 E-mail/อีเมลล์ Website/เว็บไซด์ THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS








Welcome to The Banyan Leaf Luxury Boutique

Resort. This eye-catching accommodation sits on a green grassland and is surrounded by the mountains, welcoming guests and immediately reviving the soul. Upon entering the lobby, the continuity of natural materials (such as woven wickerwork and wooden furniture) provides a smooth transition to the area without creating conflict with other modern elements (such as the low-level ceiling decorated with folded fabric and a bare concrete wall). One of the most interestingly designed guestrooms, 38


The Capsule, features a bare concrete round oval, creating space for comfort. The ceiling in each unit is individually decorated in different styles (such as green grass with flowers or graphic patterns with color), incorporating with other decors in the room. The rooms are designed with partitions separating the dressing area from the sleeping area, and glass panels allow guests to view the greenery of the resort. Although the resort is not close to downtown Ratchaburi, it provides everything you need;

including a swimming pool, restaurant, coffee house, sheep and horse feeding area and a nicely designed landscape to satisfy guests within the compound. It also has a restaurant balcony, Sai, with both Thailand and international gourmet cuisine. Soak up the atmosphere with the banyan sound of waterfalls and icy cold water surrounding it.

Rate: 2,000-12,000 THB Restaurant

Swimming Pool

Coffee Shop

Jogging Way


Boat Bar


Contact resort:

504 Moo 8, Suan Phung, Ratchaburi, 70180 Tel: +(66)81 441 2743, +(66)84 361 9131 Fax: +(66)2 107 0027 Email : Website: THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS



By David Lihn



is a quaint, whimsical, relaxing resort expanding on 100 acres of lush countryside in Ratchaburi, in the far west of Thailand, four kilometers from Burma (Myanmar).

handled marketing for years at the Hua Hin Hilton, has helped shaped the collegial, three+-star resort into a successful retreat for urban-weary Bangkok residents (a somewhat scenic 2½ hour drive).

Opened nearly three years ago with nine villas, new ownership (November 2013) has upgraded, renovated and expanded the resort to 28 villas, with a delightful six-hole golf course (pars-3 and 4).

“We are in the middle of a valley with wonderful, soothing surroundings and views – and glorious sunsets as well as sun-ups! Every day!” she laughed over the phone. “The atmosphere is so calming. Nature surrounds you here.”

My friend, Athitiya (Aor) Iamitthipol, who had

Here one finds affordable comfort and charm in


a tranquil setting. “It’s a perfect weekend escape. An ideal getaway for couples or the entire family.” Six cheerful villa categories offer suites ranging from 32 to 84 sqm. No spa or fitness center is on the property, but a 30-meter pool will be ready by year-end. ATV vehicles and water bicycles are available. A restaurant and coffee shop provide culinary options. “Come visit me!” she urged. I am planning on it.

Rate: From 2,800 THB



Golf Course (6-hole)

Pool (coming)


ATV Vehicles

Water Bicycles

Contact resort:

546 Moo 8, Suanphueng Ratchaburi 70180 Tel: +66 (0) 81 763 9336 Email : Website:




Amphawa Na Non Hotel and Spa is designed to offer you complete relaxation. ‘Na Non’ in Thai means ‘Tempting to rest or sleep over.’ Here at Amphawa Na Non, therefore, you will be assured a pleasant atmosphere within a Modern Tropical style where contemporary design meets local sense under a “Clear, Clean and Calm” concept. Redefine life’s simple days in unique scenery. Sit back, sip coffee, and feel the gentle breeze. Take a few flip-flop walks to reach the lively Thailand heritage



market. Enjoy shopping, choose tasty seafood, and discover various enchanting premises surrounding you. Indulge yourself with our secluded spa and message services, or chill-out on the moonlit rooftop with your special one. Switch off the light. Host fireflies are blinking in the distance to serve you a sweet dream tonight. It’s nothing but pure delight.

Amphawa Na Non’s 36 Room Titles • Sleepy Deluxe: Simply relaxing and warm • Dreamy Deluxe: Wonderful night, day’s delight plus an expanded balcony • Moonlight Serenade: Sweet suite room with center area uniquely composed

Rate: 2,500- 9,000 THB


Bicycle Rentals

Meeting Room (up to 80++ guests)

Spa & Massage

Full Essential Electric Appliances

Rooftop Cafe

Touring & Activity Services

In-Room Safe


Contact resort:

96 Prachaseth Rd. Amphawa, Samuth Songkram 75110 Thailand Tel: +66 (034) 752-111 , +66 (82) 444-2111 Fax: +66 (034) 752-011 Email :



’Miss Don,t Miss East Region Region Don’t in in Eastern Koh Kood Far quieter quieterand andless lessdeveloped developedthan thanneighboring neighboring Koh KohChang, Chang,Koh KohKood Kood is Far a pristine island ideal for a relaxing beach holiday. Just south of Koh Chang, is a pristine island ideal for a relaxing beach holiday.Just south of Koh Chang, its more popular neighboring Kood is farless lessdeveloped developed and, its more popular neighboring island,island, Koh Koh Kood, is far and consequently A rather flat island consequently, more more idyllic.idyllic. A flat island covered almostcovered entirely almost with native entirely with native forest or coconut and rubber plantations, Koh Kood forest or coconut and rubber plantations, Koh Kood has a number of pristine has a number of pristine withKood crystal clear water. is beaches with crystal clearbeaches water. Koh is located nearKoh the Kood Cambodian located the Cambodian consequently has an ethnically border near and has an ethnicallyborder mixed and population of roughly 2,000 residents, mixed population of roughly 2,000 residents that is slowly transitioning which is slowly transitioning from an exclusive plantation and fishing economy from exclusive plantation and fishing economy to an tourism on to anan incipient tourism oriented one. Development of incipient accommodations oriented one. Development of accommodation on Koh Kood has Koh Kood has focused on attracting a middle and upper-class Thai clientele focused on attracting a middle and and upper class Thai clientele is that is drawn by the island’s beauty tranquility. Both four tothat five-hour drawn by the beauty and tranquility. Both 4-5 and hourDan slow boats slow boats andisland’s one-hour speedboats (from Laem Ngob Kao Piers in and one hour speedboats from Laem Ngob and Dan Kao Piers in Trat Trat Province) provide service to the island, though nicer resorts usually have Province provide service to the island though nicer resorts have their their own boat service. own boat service. island Chang a tropical marine nationalpark. park.ItsItshinterland hinterland TheThe island of of KoKoh Chang is aistropical marine national consists over 70% virgin rainforestand andisisthe thebest bestpreserved preservedtourist tourist consists of of over 70% virgin rainforest holiday destinationininThailand. Thailand.Situated Situatedto tothe theeast eastofofthe thecountry countryinin holiday destination province Trat the Cambodianborder, border,it's it is Thailand’ssecond second thethe province of of Trat onon the Cambodian Thailand's largest island after Phuket. Recently, with the surge of the island’s largest island after Phuket. Recently, with the surge of the island's developmentand andpopularity, popularity,itithas hasbeen beenelevated elevatedtotoThailand's Thailand’snew new development tourist haven. It has airportnear near Trat,just just1515minutes minutesfrom fromthe theferry ferry tourist haven. It has ananairport Trat, terminal. Bangkok Airways run twice-daily services from Bangkok, terminal. Bangkok Airways run twice-daily services from Bangkok, Phuket and Koh Samui. Also, the island offers high-speed internet many of the cafés. access via island's many ofinternet the island’s internet cafés.

Koh Chang

Pattaya One of the the hottest hottest beach-resort beach-resort destinations destinations in One of in Thailand, Thailand, Pattaya may not be idyllic, but it certainly makes up for Pattaya may not be idyllic but it certainly makes up forititwith withaa wide accommodations and nightlife venues. wide variety varietyof activities, of activities, accommodation and nightlife venues.



Road Map - Eastern Region Chonburi 47 48 50 51

Cape Dara Resort D Varee Jomtien Beach The Zign Hotel Woodlands Hotel & Resort Pattaya

Trat Koh Chang

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AANA Resort & Spa Banpu Koh Chang Hotel Barali Beach Resort & Spa The Dewa Koh Chang Panviman Koh Chang Resort

Koh Kood

60 Away Koh Kood Resort 61 Cham’s House Resort





CAPE DARA RESORT Rate: 4,500 THB Facilities Free Wi-Fi Access Two Swimming Pools Kids Play Room Gift Shop Bicycle Rentals Private Beach

Dara Beach once belonged to prominent Thai families who chose

to build their vacation homes in this stunning location due to the surrounding beauty, exclusivity, magnificent views and the close distance to the main attractions – while still keeping the peace and quiet. These high-end vacation homes had been handed down from generation to generation until just a few years ago when the owner of Cape Dara Resort, a veteran who established Mike Group in the city of Pattaya, was truly inspired by the experiences, memories and the natural beauty that this area evokes and decided to create the same aura that we all once knew and loved for the Cape Dara’s guests. Cape Dara Resort is located on private Dara Beach in North Pattaya, at the end of Pattaya-Naklua, Soi 20 , just after the Dolphin roundabout. Guests can cross to the city center by our complimentary shuttle service. CAPE DARA RESORT

The Beachfront Resort, Pattaya 256 Dara Beach, Soi 20, Pattaya-Naklua Road,PATTAYA 20150 Thailand Phone +66 (0)38 933 888 Fax +66 (0)38 933 800 Website THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS



D Varee

Hotels & Resorts, one of the fastest growing hotel management companies, is proud to welcome the newest property of its hotel collection in Thailand – D Varee Jomtien Beach, Pattaya. The hotel is one of many additions to an expansion plan of this experienced hotel management brand for this year. D Varee Jomtien Beach was opened in October 2013, and is an upscale 38-story hotel located on the beautiful Jomtien beach of Pattaya, a mere two-hour drive away from Bangkok., and 90 minutes from the airport. Along the straight beach road, there are plenty of souvenir shops, food stalls, restaurants and



activities to be found. The transportation around Pattaya and Jomtien area is active.

THE ROOMS The 480 expansive guest rooms (designed in contemporary Thai themes) are complemented by a private balcony, offering peace of mind and a180-degree ocean view which allows guests to enjoy a breathtaking view of Pattaya and the Gulf of Thailand. A wide range of amenities are provided in guest rooms for comfort and convenience.

WINE & DINE A culinary pleasure awaits you at D Varee Jomtien Beach. Indulge yourself in a wide selection of Thai and international cuisine ranging from traditional Thai food to authentic European dishes that will fulfill your food craving for a whole day. Guests can choose to enjoy some of the most delicious dishes from four of our outlets: FRIX, Gusto Uno, Dee Beach Pub & Restaurant and D.I.B. (the latest rooftop bar on the 38th floor).

Rate: 8,000 ++ THB





Swimming Pool


Contact resort:

457 Moo 12, Jomtien Beach Road, Soi 13 - 14, Nongprue, Banglamung, Pattaya, Chonburi 20150 Tel: +66(0) 3841 8999 Fax: +66 (0) 3841 8989 Email : THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS


THE ZIGN HOTEL Rate: Please contact Facilities Spa and Fitness Outdoor Swimming Pool Doctor On Call Wi-Fi Hotspots in the Lobby Limousine Services Currency Exchange Laundry Tour & Travel Services Postal & Mailing Services

D ”The Zign” is a masterpiece of a ”de-sign” art embodied in this

eclectic hotel. The resort thrives through the modern transformation of arts throughout history and time. A spacious outdoor pool, commodious spa and complete fitness center provide ample opportunity to keep your mind relaxed and your body toned. The sights and sounds of this exotic destination will bring you unforgettable holiday memories. Influenced by the perfect combination of a modern lifestyle and tropical heaven, you will bring home a special and rewarding experience.

The Zign Hotel

555/65 Moo 5, 12 Naklua Rd., Banglamung, Chonburi 20150 Phone : 038 - 909 800 - 20 Fax : 038 - 909 888 - 90 Email : Website :



WOODLANDS HOTEL & RESORT Rate: 3500++ THB Facilities Hi-Speed Internet Access Swimming Pools Spa and Traditional Thai Massage Fitness Center Airport Transportation

Owned and operated by a local family, everything at Woodlands Hotel & Resort is designed to make guests feel like a part of the family and at home. Thai hospitality and international-standard facilities are what you’ll find here. Woodlands is surrounded by a peaceful environment away from the hustle of the city, and at the same time within walking distance from shopping centers, supermarkets, restaurants and the beach. Set in a beautiful tropical garden with a wide variety of plants and trees, the resort is a peaceful retreat for frantic dwellers and happy tourists.

Woodlands Hotel & Resort

164/1 Moo 5 Pattaya-Naklua Road, Pattaya City, Chonburi 20150, Thailand Phone (66) 3842 1707 Fax (66) 3842 5663 E-mail Website



AANA RESORT & SPA - KOH CHANG Rate: 7,062 THB Facilities Restaurant

Swimming Pool




AANA (meaning Elephant in Malayalam, a native Indian language) is

located at Klong Praow Beach on the picturesque island of Koh Chang in the Gulf of Siam. Surrounded by lush green tropical mountains covered with forest on one side and the river and sea on the other side, AANA is set amongst the best nature has to offer. AANA, using a concept of unique and contemporary design in complete harmony with the environment, aims to offer a true-to-nature ambiance and a refreshingly earthy, relaxing experience for the perfect well-being. AANA Resort & Spa - Koh Chang

19/2 Moo.4, Klong Prao Beach, Koh Chang,Trat 23170 Thailand Phone/โทรศัพท์ +6639 551 138-9 Fax/โทรสาร +6639 551 599

AANA Resort & Spa - Bangkok Office & Reservation 44/68 Moo1, Soi Revadee 5, Tambon Talardkwan, Amphor Muang, Nonthaburi 11000 Thailand Phone/โทรศัพท์ +662 951 4722-4 Fax/โทรสาร +662 951 4655 E-mail/อีเมลล์ Website/เว็บไซด์



BANPU KOH CHANG HOTEL Rate : 3500++ THB Facilities Beach


Swimming Pool


Welcome to Banpu Koh Chang Resort. A private resort on a white-sand beach with the most breathtaking view of Koh Chang. For your personal pleasure, all rooms have an enchanting seaside view and are surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Every house is created by crafted woodsmen, utilizing different arrays of fine choice wood-baked ceramic tiles, small stones and local trees of Trat province. Earthy, comforting and idyllic.

Banpu Koh Chang Hotel

9/11 Moo.4 White Sand Beach,T. Kohchang,A.Kohchang Trat 23170 Phone/โทรศัพท์ 02-5891177, 02-5803596 Mobile/โทรศัพท์มือถือ 081-7315091,081-8637314 Fax/โทรสาร 02-5884887 E-mail/อีเมลล์ Website/เว็บไซด์ THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS




in the heart of Klong Prao Beach, the white sandy beach in the west of Koh Chang Island, Barali Beach Resort & Spa enjoys fresh breezes from the Gulf of Siam and unique panoramic views of sunsets on the ocean. Koh Chang, a naturally preserved island, provides the resort with a beautiful backdrop of deep-green mountains. While residing in a contemporary Asian-style villa, guests will find themselves at home with the resort’s facilities and activities. One can lie in the sun at the beachfront pool, while companions enjoy canoeing in the nearby mangrove canal. 54


ACCOMMODATIONS As a boutique resort, Barali Beach Resort & Spa features 40 lovely villas which consist of: - 2 Junior Suite Villas - 2 Pool Villas - 3 Beachfront Villas - 9 Premier Deluxe Villas - 24 Deluxe Villas

Barali Beach Resort & Spa was selected by Tourism Authority of Thailand ( TAT ) as an “exceptionally beautiful resort” in the “Unseen Paradise Thailand” project.

Rate: 8,200++ - 13,200++ THB


Pool Bar


Room Service

Coffee Shop

Beach Bar

Tour Desk


Swimming with Jacuzzi

Bangkok Office & Reservation

4th Floor Peninsula Plaza, 153 Rajdamri Road, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330 Phone/โทรศัพท์ +66 (0) 2253 4885-6 77 Klong Prao Beach, Koh Chang,Trat Fax/โทรสาร +66 (0) 2652 2195 23170 E-mail/อีเมลล์ Phone/โทรศัพท์ +66 (0) 3955 7091-6 Website/เว็บไซด์ Fax/โทรสาร +66 (0) 3955 7220

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overview Distinctively different and absolutely unique is how to describe The Dewa Koh Chang. Thanks to the prime location on the beautiful Klong Prao Beach, The Dewa Koh Chang boasts unrivalled panoramas of the blue ocean and the romantic sunset. The resort brings together rustic architecture and cozy elements and harmonizes them with the surrounding tropical nature. The inspired content 56


is the exceptional state-of-the-art island retreat which complements the Thai hospitality and service. accommodations Deliberately offering only 59 rooms and villas, we ensure privacy and uncompromised service to all guests. Deluxe rooms overlook the black, shiny swimming pool a minute walk to the beach. The ingenious round shape villas offer spacious and stylish living under thatched roofs. At our exclusive loft-style, beachfront grand villa you will not be able

to say “no” to the fresh sea breezes all day long. dining Indulge yourself with the allure of superb cuisine and fresh seafood presented in an atmosphere of casual refinement at our loft restaurant or at the beach. Romantic candlelit dining is waiting for you to relax and explore your feelings with your beloved.

Rate: 7,000++ - 20,000++ THB Restaurant



Swimming Pool



Contact resort:

24/1/1 Klong Prao Beach, Koh Chang, Trat 23170, Thailand tel: (66 39) 557 339 fax: (66 39) 557 340

Bangkok office & reservation: tel: (66 2) 261 6364 fax: (66 2) 261 6367 email:





his hideaway on Thailand’s second largest island, located in the eastern edge of the Gulf of Thailand, is a significant cultural, historical, naturalistic and tourism experience. For nature lovers, Koh Chang’s richness of waterfalls, coral reefs and rainforests will trap your imagination. For history lovers, Koh Chang was a battle ground in World War II where the French, the Thai and the Japanese engaged. For adventure and luxury lovers, discover various resorts, hotels, delicate spas and several outdoor



activities (such as hiking and canoeing). The Panviman Koh Chang Resort, rich in greenery, elicits a different feeling during the day than the night, especially in the deluxe pool access compound. The deep-rooted history and mystery ofThailand is reflected in the crafted millefleur pattern on the ceilings of each villa and other fancy statues spread throughout the resort.The interior of each villa is decorated with antique wood and old Thai-style beds. Splurge your appetite at the three-tiered swimming

pool or Klong Prao beach with local delights at the Four Angels, Rocky Bar or the Pool Snacks Bar. The mixture of Thai and western massage at Viman Spa is salubrious. Be pampered with Thai essential oils. The calmness of the private beach dissolves your worries as clear blue skies and the sparkling ocean give you peace. Full of nature and history: an elegant island resort worthy of a memorable vacation. By: Salinthip (Joyce) Tangpanjapon

Rate: 8,500++ - 16,500++ THB Beach


Swimming Pool


Fitness Center



+66 (0) 3961 9040-5 +66 (0) 3961 9038 Fax 8/15 Klong Prao Beach, Koh Chang , Trad 23170 Thailand THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS


CHAM’S HOUSE RESORT KOH KOOD Rate: 5,800++ THB Facilities Rice Restaurant Bombyx Beach Bar Weave Spa Cocoon Swimming Pool Gift Shop Private Beach


House is a luxury boutique-resort nestled amongst rich gardens and offers stunning views of the pristine seashore throughout the property. With its unique design, natural materials and fabrics, vibrant colors and high quality amenities, the resort provides a “home for the soul” for those looking for an escape from modern city life. Enjoy all day dining, signature drinks and smoothies just steps from the water at the Bombyx Beach Bar & Restaurant, or atop the resort at Rice Restaurant overlooking the lush grounds and stunning views of the Gulf of Thailand. When it’s time to get active,theWeave Spa,swimming pool,beach volleyball court, kayaking, fishing, snorkeling and cooking classes are all available.

Cham’s House Resort Koh Kood

2 Moo 5 Klong Hin Beach Tambon Koh Kood Amphur Koh Kood Trat 23000 Thailand Phone + 66 (0)2 402 8088, + 66 (0) 81 651 4744 Fax + 66 (0)2 402 8090 E-mail Website THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS


’ Miss in Northeastern Region Don,t Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo Covering an acres), NakhonRatchasima ZooZoo is is Covering an area of of 545 545rairai(218 (218 acres), Nakhon Ratchasima one of the finest animal park of Asia. Set in the large area, the zoo one the finest animal parks in Asia. Set in the large area, the zoo features several several animals animalsfrom fromAfrica. Africa.The The highlights highlightsare arepenguins, penguins,seals, features seals, African elephants, rhinoceros, cheetahs, lions, zebras, African elephants, rhinoceros, cheetahs, lions, zebras, giraffes, a reptile building and a hornbill garden. Apart from being an ideal place to study from being biology, an idealNakhon place toRatchasima study for wildlife Nakhonfor wildlife Zoo is biology, also a great place to Ratchasima Zoo is also a great place to relax and enjoy natural relax and enjoy natural wonders such as colorful and decorated flowers. wonders such as colorful and decorated flowers. Shuttle bus Shuttle bus service is provided for visitors for a zoo tour. Bicycles are service isfor provided visitors for a zoo tour. Bicycle is available for available rent as for well. rent as well.

Lam Phra Phloeng Khao-Yai

Operated under the Royal Irrigation Operated under the Royal Irrigation Department, Lam Phra Phloeng is a local Department, Lam PhraPhloeng is a local attraction for forrelax, relaxing, dining, fishing attraction dining, fishing, and and impressive scenery of the reservoir. impressive scenery of the reservoir. Boat Boatistrips also available for tourists trip alsoare available for tourists who who are interested in traveling along the interested in traveling along the reservoir, reservoir ornatural beautiful natural such or beautiful spots likespots Khlong Ki as Khlong Ki and Khun Chon waterfalls. and Khun Chon waterfall. 62


Khao Yai


The anan area of 2,168 square kilometers Thepark, park,which whichcovers covers area of 2,168 square kilometers in Rak mountain range, stretches overover inthe thePhanom PhanomDong Dong Rak mountain range, stretches 4four provinces including NakhonRatchasima, NakhonNayok, provinces including: Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Nayok, Saraburi, and PrachinBuri. KhaoYai became Thailandsfirst Saraburi and Prachin Buri. became Thailand’s first national 18th September also national parkpark on on September 18, 1962,1962 and and wasisoriginally originally recognized as the National Park Heritage of recognized as the National Park Heritage of Asian Group Asian GroupThe Countries. park is comprised mixed and Countries. park isThe comprised of mixed offorests forests and rainforests some wide and grasslands rainforests with somewith wide plains andplains grasslands interspersed interspersed with verdant forests. There are many valuable with verdant forests.There are many valuable plants, including plants, including commercial plants, and commercial plants, scented plants and scented herbs. Inplants addition, there herbs. In addition, there are several mountains with are several mountains with peaks ranging from 800 to 3,000 peaks ranging from 800 to 3,000 meters above sea level meters above sea level, making KhaoYai a cool climate area, making KhaoYai a cool climate area, even in summer. The even in the summer.The most popular time to visit KhaoYai is most popular time to visit KhaoYai is during the cool during the cool season or from October to February. In the season or from October to February. In the rainy season, rainy season, the area green is refreshingly green with overflowing the area is refreshingly with overflowing waterfalls, waterfalls, sending sending echoes all echoes around.all around.

Road Map - Northeastern Region Nakhon Ratchasima Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo Prasat Phanom Wan

Muak Lek Waterfall Lam Phra Phloeng

68 NDOL Streamside Thai Villas 69 The Buda Muaklek Resort

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Kirimaya Golf Resort Idin Klindao Resort The Piano Resort Valata Khaoyai Resort



KIRIMAYA GOLF RESORT SPA Rate: Please contact Facilities Spa Fitness Center Outdoor Swimming Pool Golf Course Wi-Fi


is a high-end nature retreat less than two hours from Bangkok, and is the first boutique luxury resort in Khao Yai, part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Nestled at the edge of the revered Khao Yai National Park, the Kirimaya Experience includes the discovery of nature’s gifts, wellness spas and the exhilarating challenge of playing on a pristine championship golf course, designed by Jack Nicklaus.

The name ‘Kirimaya’ means ‘illusion of mountain’ which suitably describes the refreshing character of our property and the reaction of our guests throughout their stay with us. To stay at Kirimaya is to embark on a memorable journey into the local culture for a total destination experience. Kirimaya Golf Resort Spa

1/3 Moo 6 Thanarat Road, Moo-Si, Pakchong, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130,Thailand Tel +66 (0) 44 426 000 Fax +66 (0) 44 929 888 E-mail Website



IDIN KLINDAO RESORT Rate: 1,500 - 4,150 THB Facilities Wi-Fi Children’s Playground Massage

Well-positioned in Wang Nam Khieo, Idin Klindao Resort is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Khao Yai.With its convenient location, guests may enjoy easy access to all of the activities the lively city has to offer. Idin Klindao Resort offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. The hotel features a vast array of services, including: pets allowed, concierge, restaurant, room service and a coffee shop. Experience high-quality room facilities, including free wireless internet access, complimentary bottled water, satellite/cable TV, LCD/plasma screen televisions and luxurious showers to help you recharge after a long day. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including fishing, children’s playground, water sports (non-motorized), massage and a garden. Idin Klindao Resort

267 Moo 12 T. Wangmee A.Wangnamkeao Nakornratchasima 30370 Thailand Phone +66 (0) 80 990 7440 Website THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS


THE PIANO RESORT Rate: 3,200 THB Facilities Swimming Pool


When you visit the Piano Resort hotel your virtual connections are in harmony with the musical notes and melodies that sway with a wonderful vacation. The design theme is piano music: the rooms are decorated with stories, music, pictures and sound; the keyboard white-plaster walls feel comfortable and simple; the orange lighting adds a warm feeling. Each room is decorated in bright, beautiful colors. The second-floor houses The Piano Villa Suite, featuring a unique grand piano shape. For you to experience spectacular scenery, the view is different. The Piano Deluxe room has a lakeside atmosphere with a riverside terrace. For sleeping, reading or sipping afternoon tea, be at home at The Piano Villa Superior’s single, compact, simple design with warmth and a romantic atmosphere.

The Piano Resort

999 Thanarat Road (Highway 9), Pak Chong district, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130 Phone/โทรศัพท์ 044 756 218-9 Website/เว็บไซด์



VALATA KHAOYAI RESORT Rate: 5,120 - 12,950 THB Facilities Tent and Campfire Restaurant Swimming Pool


Jogging Way


Seminar Room

Valata Khaoyai, based in one of the “top 10 best ozones in the world”, aims to present a natural and relaxing atmosphere to all our guests.

Located on Khaoyai, Valata Khaoyai is built to perfection with Tuscany-style rooms decorated in vintage flair for our guests to enjoy. Our resort is accompanied by a swimming pool, our own restaurant (with refined chefs), as well as a seminar room. We also provide bicycles for guests who would like to exercise in the natural beauty of Khaoyai (and perhaps spot a variety of animals during the ride). Tents and campfires are also available during the winter for guests to indulge in the most down-to-earth environment around.

Valata Khaoyai Resort

555 Moo 11, Pong Ta Long, Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima, 30130 Phone/โทรศัพท์ +66(0) 4498 3261 / +66(0) 88 709 9675 Fax/โทรสาร +66(0) 4498 3265 E-mail/อีเมลล์ Website/เว็บไซด์ facebook : THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS


NDOL STREAMSIDE THAI VILLAS Rate: 3,500++ THB Facilities Free Wi-Fi Access Club Lounge Massage & Spa Fitness Center Boutique Shop Coffee & Tea In-Room

NDOL, decorated with a stunning array of local art and antiques, will take

you on a visual journey through Thai and Asian history and culture, making it a true “Sanctury of Treasures”. Located in Muak Lek, Saraburi, NDOL is a 1.5 hour drive from Bangkok. It is easily accessible to the area’s many vineyards, the Khao Yai National Park, the Jed Sao Noi waterfall, stunning sunflower fields, shopping, dining and much more. With just 15 rooms and villas, NDOL offers an intimate setting that is in harmony with the natural environment which surrounds it, making it a place of great inspiration. NDOL offers a wide range of facilities to keep you busy while at the resort. Enjoy authentic Royal Thai Cuisine prepared using traditional recipes and fresh organic products at Malai Veranda and Café Tara. For a refreshing drink, don’t miss the Amber Bar, serving cocktails and signature drinks accompanied by the soothing sounds of the stream. NDOL also has its own meeting facilities, swimming pool, fitness center, boutique and Spa where guests may enjoy massage treatments, body scrubs, foot reflexology and aromatherapy. Ndol Streamside Thai Villas



191 Moo 1, Tambon Muak Lek, Muak Lek, 18180 Saraburi Thailand Phone +66 (0) 36 342455-7 Fax +66 (0) 36 342458 E-mail Website

THE BUDA MUAKLEK RESORT Rate: 3,000++ THB Facilities Wi-Fi

Jogging Way


Zoo ( sheep, rabbit, fish, duck )




Golf Cart Service

Welcome to The Buda Muaklek Resort. Here, we appeal to your creative style; and every house is full of imagination, every moment is full of joy. We have created an innovative and unique vacation experience that you have never seen before... completely natural with stunning views, a whimsical zoo and an opportunity for complete relaxation. You can see the river and Pasak Chonlasit dam surrounding the animals, integrated farming and all of the facilities. We would like to invite you to join us to experience the scent of nature and the glorious environment surrounding us. Come to our place: “The Buda Muaklek Resort” The Buda Muaklek Resort

122 moo.8, Baan Lang Khao, Kilometer 10.5,Tambon Muaklek, Amphur Muaklek, Saraburi 18180 Phone/โทรศัพท์ 082-2332355 Office 036-200955 Fax/โทรสาร 036-200956 E-mail/อีเมลล์, Website/เว็บไซด์ THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS


Don’t Region Don,t MissininNorthern Nor theast ern Region ’Miss

Doi Inthanon National Park

Part of the Himalayan mountain range, Doi Inthanon of the Himalayan mountain Doiabove Inthanon isPart Thailand’s t allest peak a t 2,565range, m etres the is Thailand’s tallest peak at 2,565 meters above sea sea level. Doi Inthanon National Park covers an area level. Doi Inthanon National Park covers an area of of 482.4 ilometersin i nthree threedistricts districts Chiang 482.4square square kkilometers of of Chiang Mai Maiprovince. province.Cool Coolclimate climatelovers loversshould shouldvisit visitthe thepark during D ecember t o February, which is w inter and park during December to February, which is winter, you chance to see thethe blossom ofof Siamese andalso you get alsoaget a chance to see blossom Siamese sakuraallflowers all area. over the area. sakura flowers over the

Phu Chi Fa

One most famous famousdestinations destinationsuphill uphill in One of of the the most Chiang R ai, uring winter wintertime, time, in Chiang Rai,especially especiallydduring when visitors try to reach its cliff that offers spectacular views spectacular viewsof ofthe thevalley valleyand andsea seaofof mist mist at sunrise. Phu Chi Fa is blessed withw ith at s unrise . P hu C hi F a is b lessed breathtaking abundant flowers of allof a ll breathta kingviews, v iews, abundant fl owers colors and cool weather most of the year. colors, and c ool w eather m ost of t he y ear. Plus, it is not far, located approximately 25 Plus, it i s not f ar, kilometers south of located Doi Pha approximately Tang in Thoeng 25 kilometers s outhare of also D oi welcome P ha Tangtoi n Thoeng District. Visitors stay District. V isitors are also w elcomed overnight at Ban Rom Fa Thong and Banto s tay overnight at Ban Rom Fa Thong and Ban Rom Rom Fa Thai. Fa Thai. Opening Hours: Daily 5:00 5:00am Opening Hours: Daily a.m.- 6:00pm - 18:00 p.m.

Sukhothai Historical Park

AAvisit complete site of ofthe theancient ancientSukhothai Sukhothai visittotoSukhothai Sukhothai wouldn’t wouldn’t be completewithout withoutaavisit visitto tothe the historical site City to to ddiscover thet he former capitol city of Siam. The 70-square-meter park houses City, iscover the thehistory historyof of f ormer capital city o f Siam. The 70-square-meter p ark houses remainingstructures structures of of what what used and homes. If you don’t have thethe whole day day remaining used to tobe bepalaces, palaces,temples temples and homes. If you don’t have whole to explore the area, don’t miss the beauty of main attractions such as Wat Mahathat and Wat Si Chum, to explore the area, don’t miss to gaze the beauty of main attractions such as WatMahathat and Wat Si and imagine it in itstoglory days.days. Chum and imagine its glory

Kwan Phayao

Anextensively extensive fresh-water Phayao is the largest fresh-water fish An fresh-waterlake, lake,Kwan Kwan Phayao is the largest fresh-water habitat in the upper north, which provides the livelihood of many of the fish habitat in the upper North which provides the livelihood of many of local people. TheThe surrounding scenery, particularly atat dusk, the local people. surrounding scenery, particularly dusk,isisstunning. stunning. Along the banks are food shops and recreation sites. Along the banks are locatedood-shops f and recreation sites. 70


Road Map - Northern Region Phu Chi Fa


Chiang Rai

80 Serene at Chiang Rai

Mea Hong Son 81 The Oia Pai Resort & Spa Doi Inthanon National Park

Kwan Phayao 82 Away Chiang Kham Villa

Chiang Mai 72 73 74 76 78 79

De Lanna Hotel De Naga Hotel Ketawa Stylish Hotel Panviman Chiang Mai Spa Resort Sukantara Cascade Resort & Spa Yaang Come Village

Sukhothai Historial Park

Sukhothai 83 Sukhothai Heritage Resort



DE LANNA HOTEL Rate: 2,500 - 4,200 THB Facilities Non-Chlorinated Outdoor Swimming Pool In-Room Traditional Thai Massage Airport Transfer Arrangements Free Hi-Speed Wi-Fi Internet Access Internet Kiosk

De Lanna Hotel, an exquisite boutique hotel, is a tranquil oasis right in the heart of Chiang Mai Inner Old City near Sunday Walking Street Market and Wat Phra Sigh. If you would like to learn how to cook your favorite Thai dishes, we have several famous cookery schools right on our doorstep. If you would like to spend time shopping, there are many antique shops, markets and small boutiques nearby. If you would just like to relax by the pool with an exotic cocktail, one of our friendly servers would be more than happy to bring you one.

De Lanna Hotel

44 Intawarorot Rd. T.Sriphum Muang Chiangmai 50200 Thailand Phone/โทรศัพท์ (66) 053-326266, (66) 053-326278, (66) 053-326279 Fax/โทรสาร (66) 053-326277  E-mail/อีเมลล์ Website/เว็บไซด์



DE NAGA HOTEL Rate: 4,700++ THB Facilities Free Wi-Fi Access Bar and Restaurant Jacuzzi Pool Travel & Tour Arrangements Daily Housekeeping Airport Transportation

Designed in an exotic Lanna style, the De Naga Hotel - Chiang Mai

displays an array of mystical Naga creatures throughout the property in the form of statues, ornaments and various decorative details. Constructed with rich Teak woods and elevated off the ground in the traditional Thai manner, the hotel exemplifies the unique culture and charm of Thailand’s northern region. With features including rich woods,Thai silk and Lana-style art, the 55 rooms and suites at De Naga are a treasure in their own right. The large collection of Asian art and antiques displayed throughout the property show all the charms of the local destination. Situated in the heart of Chiang Mai, the hotel enjoys a prime location and sits directly across from Tha Pae Gate in the Old City. Local attractions, shops and activities are all within walking distance.

De Naga Hotel 21Soi 2 Ratchamanka Moon Muang Road,T. Pra Sing, Chiang Mai 50200 Thailand Phone :+66 53 209030 Fax : +66 53 208598 E-mail : Website : THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS




Ketawa is not positioned as one of the more glamorous hotels, but we stick to our personal concept of “friends and family”.

part to rest from a long, hot day and the outdoor part to breath in the cool, fresh air under the tamarind tree on late afternoons.

We want our guests to feel as if they were at their own homes or their friends’. That is why the lobby area is made similar to a living room with the indoor

Our open-air pool on a different floor level provides you with more privacy, allowing you to relax or lay on your back anytime you wish.


Rate: 2,500 THB


Airport Transfer (upon request at time of booking)

053 302 248 Phone

Swimming Pool (with salt chlorination system)

Car Rental & Package Tours Service

Wi-Fi Internet Access.

121/1 Bumrungraj Soi 2 T.Watkate A.Mueang Chiangmai 50000 THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS




he rhythmic sounds of the waterfall surround the hills of Chiang Mai.

Panviman Chiang Mai is one of your ultimate luxury resort selections. The compound is located 45 minutes from Chiang Mai International airport and the city center.

One gets the impression of an exclusive, private getaway when entering the long walkway of the lobby featuring a high, wooden ceiling. Be enticed with two swimming pools and a 76


magnificent waterfall.The resort is decorated in historical, temple-like style with antique wood. It is recognized as having ample “Green Area” and maintains a smoke-free environment. Linger in various rooms of the Panviman’s villas with a scenic view of the green hills. Most come with a private balcony, Jacuzzi or a steam room. Soak yourself in the outdoor Jacuzzi or at the Sala Massage, perched on the wooden balcony.The Panviman Spa has been awarded the 2nd Best Spa in Thailand and

is ranked 4th Best Spa in Southeast Asia. Have an unforgettable dinner, either during a sunny day or under a starry night, at the Panorama Restaurant. It serves a Thai and international food menu and gives a 360 degree view of Chiang Mai’s mountain top. Beyond the luxury of the resort, venture out to the nearby attractions of Chiang Mai town: botanical gardens, orchid farms and white-water rafting to name a few. By Salinthip (Joyce) Tangpanjapon

Rate: 7,000++ - 34,000++ THB




Fitness Center

Swimming Pool



+66 (0) 5387-9540-5 +66 (0) 5387-9495 Fax 197/2 Moo 1 Tambol Pong-Yang Amphur Maerim ,Chiang Mai, 50180 Thailand THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS


SUKANTARA CASCADE RESORT & SPA Rate: 4,100++ THB Facilities Restaurant

Swimming Pool




Welcome to Sukantara Luxury Eco-Resort and Spa. Set on the sloping bank of a mountain stream in Maerim, Chiang Mai, this charming boutique resort is a blissful retreat that inspires romance, ignites passions and rekindles love. In the total embrace of nature – the surrounding lush hills made more romantic by the trickling waterfall cascades and bubbling brooks throughout the resort – Sukantara fulfills yearnings for unforgettable, once-in-a lifetime, magical experiences. Experience this unique and thoroughly sensuous natural hideaway. Be among the satisfied guests from around the world who acclaim the resort as one of the “Five Best Hotels near Waterfalls”. Sukantara

12/2 M.8,T.Maeram, A.Mae Rim, Chiangmai, 50180,Thailand Phone/โทรศัพท์ (66)81-8811444,(66)81-8816570 Fax/โทรสาร (66)81-8817404 E-mail/อีเมลล์ Website/เว็บไซด์





Meeting Room


Free Wi-Fi

Swimming Pool Spa

Rate : 4,200++ THB.

Welcome to Yaang Come Village The Charm of Unique Tradition with Warm Hospitality Right in the heart of Chiang Mai, underneath the shade of the gigantic 40-years-old, Yaang tree. You will find yourself wrapped up in the traditional Lanna atmosphere, amidst the aroma of the botanical surroundings.The hotel is a virtual oasis in the middle of a bustling city. 42 Spacious rooms afford scenic views and is decorated in Tai Lue style with cotton. The decorative are made out of wood and ceramic. The hotel boasts a poolside bar and coffee shop, with a menu catering for European, North American, Thai and Chinese tastes. At Yaang Come Meeting Room, Business meetings also can be held in a green atmosphere of calm so that participant attending seminar may feel at ease. Our small conference room with full equipments and Traditional Thai style facilities for a variety of groups 10-50. Free internet accesses are available for using. 90/3 Sridonchai Rd.T.Changklan, A.Muang, Chiangmai. 50100 Thailand

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SERENE AT CHIANG RAI Rate: 4,000 THB Facilities Free Hi-Speed Wi-Fi Access Swimming Pool Restaurant

As one of Chaing Rai’s leading hotel destinations, Serene at Chaing Rai is eager to take your holiday getaway to another level, indulging you with service and thriving activities.

Based in the heart of the Golden Triangle along the Mae Kong River, the resort is an idyllic scene for a comforting retreat. Offering superior rooms to executive suites, the hotel also provides a home-made cafe parallel to breathtaking riverside views of Myanmar and Laos, earning their certificate of excellence from “Trip Advisor” in 2012. Serene at Chiang Rai is an experience no traveler should miss.

Serene At Chiang Rai

569 Moo.1 T.Weing A.Chiang Sean Chiang Rai 57150 Thailand Phone/โทรศัพท์ 053-784500 Fax/โทรสาร 053-784499 E-mail/อีเมลล์ Website/เว็บไซด์



THE OIA PAI RESORT & SPA Rate: 2,900 -6,500 THB Facilities Shuttle Service to Walking Street Bicycles Kayaks

This luxury resort in Pai is unique. The Oia Pai Resort & Spa has been inspired from The Oia Village located in the northern Santorini Island in the south of Greece. The Oia Resort & Spa, located 500 meters from Pai Walking Street near Pai River, is surrounded by magnificent nature, mountains and rice fields. Thai architecture , white polished walls and big blue doors of The Oia Resort have been designed with style and a touch of Greece. Inside, the rooms are simply decorated with white color and wood furniture. The rooms are spacious and have a balcony area to enjoy leisure moments or simply to read a book.

The Oia Pai Resort & Spa

254 Moo 1 Tambon Maehee, Pai, Maehongson 58130 Phone/โทรศัพท์ +66(0)52 080092, +66(0)89 939 3574 Fax/โทรสาร +66(0)52 080093 Website/เว็บไซด์ Facebook THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS


SUKHOTHAI HERITAGE RESORT Rate: 2,400 THB Facilities Free Wi-Fi Access Swimming Pool Thai Massage Lantern Float Airport Transportation Bicycling

Experience luxury at its best in the heart of Thailand’s first Kingdom at the Sukhothai Heritage Resort. Surrounded by organic rice fields and inspired by the history and rich culture of this storied region, the resort combines modern amenities with influences of the Old World in a traditional setting. The resort is conveniently located just five minutes from the Sukhothai Airport and offers free pick-up and drop off for guests. With 68 rooms and suites, the resort brings a new level of luxury to Sukhothai. Accommodations are designed to inspire peace and tranquility and incorporate decorative elements including the use of gold in a style typical of Sukhothai. Outdoor spaces, eclectic interiors and oversized rooms provide the perfect place to call home after a long day of sightseeing and activities.

Sukhothai Heritage Resort

999 M. 2 T. Klongkrajong A. Sawankaloke Sukhothai 64110 Thailand Phone +66 (0) 55 647567 Fax +66 (0) 55 647575 E-mail Website THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS


Don,t MissininSouthern Southearn Region Don’t Region ’ Miss Phi PhiPhi Phi

thecollective collectivename name for for aa small small KohKoh PhiPhi PhiPhiis isthe archipelago in Krabi Provincejust justan an hour hour boat archipelago in Krabi Province boat from Phuket. Known as the 'jewels of the rideride from Phuket. Andaman Sea', there are six islands in Mu Koh Phi Phi-Nopparathara Park: Phi Phi Known as the ‘jewel of theNational Andaman Sea’ , there Phi Phi Ley, Bamboo Island , Yung Islandall, are Don, six islands. Only Phi Phi is inhabited; BidaareNok, and Bida Nai. OnlyPark Phi Phi DonPhi is others protected by National status. all in others are undeveloped and Phi inhabited; was featured the Hollywood blockbuster protected by their National Parkare status andwith are movie “The Beach”. The waters filled frequently as day tripsdocile from leopard Phuket, exotic marinevisited life, including sharks. diving rival Krabi,Snorkeling and Phi Phi and Don.Phi Phi Ley waslounging featured on the as top activities. Phi Phimovie features in beach the Hollywood blockbuster Thea vibrant nightlife, Tonsai Beach containing Beach, a storywith about the ultimate secluded dozens ofbeach. beach Maya bars, Bay restaurants and the lively island was a suitable choice as Tonsai Village consisting of a maze of shops, bars it epitomizes the stunning beauty of these andislands: restaurants. a bay of pellucid aquamarine water

Koh Lanta Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta is a 25 km-long island off the Andaman andand Krabi. coast of of Thailand, Thailand,south southof ofPhuket Phuket Krabi. Renowned for for its its long long beaches, beaches, quiet quiet seclusion, seclusion and natural beauty both both aboveabove and below the water, and natural beauty and below the Koh Lanta a beach and scuba diver’s water, isKoh Lantalover’s is a beach lover’s and paradise. scuba diver’s paradise.

LaemLaem Phromthep Phromthep

harbors an arcing, white sand beach. The

Koh Samui waters surrounding the Phi Phi Islands are filled

with exotic marine life, including docile leopard sharks, andisland snorkeling and divinginday rivalof The premier destination thetrips Gulf lounging on Samui the beach as top activities Koh Thailand, Koh is the third largestonisland Phi Phi.KohWhile Phi Phi alsosmall features a vibrant in Thailand. it is enough to be nightlife, with Tonsai containing dozensby circumnavigated in justBeach a couple of hours of beach bars and restaurants and lively motorbike or car, the island features Tonsai such a Village of a maze of shops, and variety of consisting beaches and activities that bars, it would beaches around the island be restaurants. impossible Smaller to experience everything in a are alternatively ideal for honeymooners, families, single visit. The beaches of Chaweng and Lamai on abeach budget, and with thosefabulous looking for the are those bustling towns resorts, ultimate luxury resort retreat. internationally acclaimed restaurants and world-

class nightclubs. Activities include cooking courses, yoga instruction, Muay Thai training, scuba diving – and even golf. 84


Most photographs of the stunningly beautiful Most photographs the stunningly beautiful sunset in Phuket ofwere taken here: Laemsunset in Phuket were taken here: Laem Phromthep, at Phromthep at the south-most tip of Phuket island

the southern-most tip of Phuket island, offers a memorable, unparalleled moment a clear on a clear day. Go early andsunset sit back to enjoyonthe day. Go early and sit back to enjoy the sun setting sun setting behind the Andaman sea. With its behind theeasily Andaman Sea. With its landscape landscape recognizable by sailors, it is alsoeasily recognizable by sailors, it is also the location the location of the 50-feet-tall Kanchanapisekof the 50-feet-tall Kanchanapisek Lighthouse, erected in 1996Lighthouse, to celebrateerected the in 1996 to celebrate the auspicious occasion of the auspicious occasion of the king’s 50th anniversaryKing’s 50th accession to the throne. of hisanniversary accession to of thehis throne.

Road Map - Southern Region

Koh Samui (Surat Thani) 96 98 100 102 103 104 106 107 108

Chaweng Regent Resort Melati Beach Resort & Spa Panviman Resort Saree Samui Silavadee Pool Spa Resort The Sarann Koh Samui The Sunset Beach Resort The Treasure Koh Madsum X2 Samui

Koh Samui

10 Feature: Royal Muang Samui Villas Muang Samui Resort & Spa 92 The Kee Resort & Spa 94 U Zenmaya Phuket 95 Woraburi Phuket Resort & Spa


Krabi 86 Pimalai Resort & Spa 91 Twin Lotus Koh Lanta Koh Lanta




By David Lihn

We splashed along quietly on the upper-deck of the

sleek Pimalai craft – warm, salty, tropical breezes on our cheeks, and cold drinks in our hands – gliding south over a mystifyingly Technicolor, translucent sea. Then (out of the blue) towering, enchanting, singular rock formations (stalagmites, vertical islands, prehistoric outcroppings?) began to sprout to our front…and left…and right…and charmed us for the



entire 45-minute journey to the resort. We rounded the tip of lush Lanta Island.Then, rising from an arcing beach, the Pimalai Resort & Spa appeared, perched on an arboreal hillside facing the Andaman Sea and looking across into the habitually brilliant sunset. With elegance and grace, Pimalai crests nearly 80 meters throughout 100 acres of regal backdrop.




What a majestic pedigree. Built in 2001, this elegant and stylish resort (a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World) has been meticulously cared for. At breakfast (and don’t miss these views) Franck de Lestapis, the ubiquitous GM, discussed the experience, the awards, the challenges and the fun: 88


“I have been here since the opening and the owners have spared no expense in creating a luxury experience. Service. Our staff is dedicated to service. Satisfaction? We constantly hear: ‘Paradise, serenity, heaven!’” he smiled. “Our guests return.” Indeed, during a blue-sky-afternoon snorkeling excursion, a sun-tanned Norwegian couple with two

kids in tow, gleaned when they told me it was their fifth visit.! Elegantly tiled, panorama-blessed, private infinity pools; a marathon beach (nearly one kilometer long); a spa that is a botanical wonderland: a lush oasis with landscaping grace and a three-tiered waterfall that sends a soothing symphony of splashing music.

“Pimalai offers luxurious options: 121 units (46 beautifully-appointed pool villas)...”



PIMALAI RESORT & SPA Water is the leitmotif of this luxurious vacation and defines this experience. It’s glorious and it’s everywhere: you are transported on it; swim in its waves and tiled shelters; luxuriate and float on it; dive and snorkel beneath it; sail and kayak and waterboard over it – and even listen to it cascading at the award-winning Spa. Pimalai offers luxurious options: 121 units (46 beautifully-appointed pool villas), with an elaborate range of accommodations in both its Beach Side (single deluxe rooms, to beach-front, sumptuous villas) and Hill Side Estates (with full-pool, duplex, hillside grandeur – 1 to 3-BR). Four restaurants offer diverse options: beachside buffets (Rak Talay Beach Bar & Restaurant serves up a fresh seafood-themed barbeque) and a more classical menu (The Seven Seas – note a spectacular handcarved serving table) paired with a stunning view of the bay. Life is a composite of balance, proportion and a soupcon of thrill.This stunning resort provides it.

+ 66 (0) 23 205 500 + 66 (0) 23 205 503 Fax



Rooms: Pools/Beach: Spa: Restaurants: Fitness: Fun Facts: A WHAT?:

121 units (46 one to three-BR villas) two; 46 private villa pools /massive unspoiled and tranquil beach (a kilometer long), award-winning, stunning garden-oasis - a must four, plus two bars (first-class breakfast buffet with world-class views) has it all, plus tennis, dive center, a zillion water sports an aquatic dream a great fleet of boats and yachts to take you island-hopping

TWIN LOTUS KOH LANTA Rate: 5,800++ THB Facilities Two Swimming Pools Bua Luang Spa & Wellness Center Bua Fah – All Day Dining Restaurant Fitness Center Barracuda – Beachfront Bar & Restaurant Bua Yai – Multi-Function Meeting Room

Situated directly on a three-kilometer stretch of Klong Dao Beach, the Twin Lotus resort sits on 12-acres of stunning grounds featuring landscaped gardens, lotus ponds and a picturesque canal.

The resort’s 81 rooms and Villas all offer modern day comforts and technology as well as outdoor space to take in the tranquil seaside setting. A wide range of facilities are also available to keep guests entertained, including two swimming pools, water sports, the Bua Luang Spa & Wellness Center, Barracuda Beach Bar & Restaurant and Bua Fa Restaurant. Indoor and outdoor venues are also available for events of any occasion. From Krabi, take the ferry at Baan Hua Hin Pier to Koh Lanta Yai Island. Once on the island, take the beachside road approximately 300 meters and you will find Twin Lotus on the left-hand side on Klongdao Beach. Twin Lotus Koh Lanta

199 Moo 1, Klong Dao Beach, Koh Lanta 81150 Phone +66 (0) 75 607 000-30 Fax +66(0)75-607-099 E-mail Website THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS



THE KEE RESORT & SPA THE KEE RESORT & SPA The KEE Resort & Spa, a 4-Star modern resort located The KEE Resort Spa, a 4-Star modern located in the heart of & Patong, Phuket, withresort a vast in the heart of Patong, Phuket, with a vast lagoon-like swimming pool and contemporary lagoon-like swimming Sino-Portuguese theme.pool and contemporary Sino-Portuguese theme. Comprising 244 guest rooms, a spa and several Comprising 244 guest rooms, a spa andfeatures several dining outlets, The KEE Resort & Spa dining outlets, The KEE Resort & Spa features a wide range of high-tech communication facilities a wide range of services high-techofcommunication facilities and automated international standards and automated services of international standards to ensure convenience for holiday makers and to ensure convenience for holiday makers and travelling professionals. travelling professionals.



Accommodation Accommodation Guests use key cards to enter their rooms, which Guests useadded key cards to enter theirguests rooms,exclusive which feature the security of giving feature the added security of giving guests exclusive access to appointed areas. Six room types are access to in appointed areas. Sixschemes, room types are available a range of colour comprising: available in a range of colour schemes, comprising: Plaza Room, Deluxe City View, Deluxe Pool View, Plaza Room, Deluxe City View, Deluxe Deluxe Jacuzzi, Deluxe Pool Access, SeaPool ViewView, Suite. Deluxe Jacuzzi, Deluxe Pool Access, Sea Viewrooms Suite. Contemporary colour schemes of the guest Contemporary schemes of the guest rooms include: aquaticcolour electric blue; wild citrus green; include: aquatic electric blue; wild citrus green; magenta mystique; tropical sunshine; and racy magenta retro red.mystique; tropical sunshine; and racy retro red.

Each room is equipped with a central Each room is equipped a central entertainment console with for music and movies entertainment for music andtelevision. movies on demand, plusconsole international satellite on demand, plus international satellite television. The entertainment centre’s multi-lingual interface The centre’s multi-lingual interface also entertainment allows guests to order in-room dining and also allows guests to order in-room dining and real-time bill checking. real-time bill checking.

Rate THB 6,000++ - 15,000++ Rate THB 6,000++ - 15,000++ Uniqueness Uniqueness - Complimentary Wifi internet -

Complimentary Wifi internet o Parking space capacity: 90 cars and 120 motorcycles o Parking capacity: 90 cars and 120 motorcycles KEE Skyspace Lounge with 360 view of Patong city KEE Sky Lounge with 360 view of Patong city A few steps to Shopping area and Patong beach A few steps to Shopping area and Patong beach

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U ZENMAYA PHUKET Rate: 6,500 - 20,500 THB Facilities Gym

Swimming Pool


Rooftop Restaurant


Free Wi-Fi

Free Bike


Meeting Room


Nestled like a glittering pearl in the ocean on the tropical Thai paradise

of Phuket, U Zenmaya Phuket is located just north of Patong in picturesque and tranquil Kalim Beach. The 50 generously-sized rooms, ranging from superior to suite, have been designed and decorated in the local Sino-Portuguese styles — featuring a Jacuzzi either in the room or on the expansive private balcony, with stunning, picture-perfect vistas of the ocean. The resort offers guests an unrivalled stay in complete luxury with attention to detail and service. Zeascape features traditional Thai dishes presented with the twist and “catch of the day” charcoal–grilled local seafood. Uncomplicated. Inspiring. You. U Zenmaya Phuket


6/181 Moo 6, Kamala, Kathu Phuket, 83150 Thailand Phone +66 7633 6888 Fax +667 633 6899 E-mail Website


WORABURI PHUKET RESORT & SPA Rate : 3,500-15,000 THB Facilities Restaurant



Swimming Pool


T he word “Woraburi” in Thai describes an idyllic location populated by fairies who revel in perpetual happiness. Just as its name suggests, upon entering Woraburi Phuket Resort & Spa, guests are instantly greeted by a feeling of contentment and delight that is carried throughout by the warm breeze blowing in from the sparkling sea. This perfectly complements the uniquely elegant lobby centerpiece – a giant Srivijaya Bell; the most beautiful symbol of the famous southern Thai hospitality.

Woraburi Phuket Resort & Spa

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198, 200 Patak Road, Karon Beach, Muang District, Phuket 83100 THAILAND Phone/โทรศัพท์ +66 (0) 76396 638 Fax/โทรสาร +66(0)76 396175


Phone/โทรศัพท์ +66(2)2560890-2 ext. 703-5 Fax/โทรสาร Fax +66 (2)256 0740 Website/เว็บไซด์ / Facebook THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS



CHAWENG REGENT BEACH resort - KOH SAMUI This intimate beachfront resort has a welcoming Thai style, lying against the fine white sands of Chaweng Beach, the most famous beach on Koh Samui. At the heart of the lively area, it is conveniently located only a short walk away from the restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues and just a 15 minute drive from Samui Airport. The beautiful beachfront resort allows guests to enjoy the beauty of nature and the entertainment with the very best location to suit all tastes. It is an 96


award-winning 2013 Luxury Island Resort by World Luxury Hotel and a winner of the Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor in both 2012 and 2013. The resort features 139 well-appointed rooms and suites with a contemporary design and deluxe amenities including Wi-Fi internet, nestled amongst tropical gardens, where private terraces or balconies overlook the gardens and swimming pool. The Premier Room and The Spa Villa Suite is ideal for couples or families, and offers comfortable spacious rooms with Jacuzzi tubs. Enjoy a great central location at this charming beachfront resort.


Rate: 5,500 – 12,500 THB

Facilities The resort offers an exceptional dining experience in Two Swimming Pools & Swim-Up Bar Library the open-air beachfront restaurant, Chomtalay, serving Wi-Fi Thai Cooking Classes delicious international and Thai dishes, fresh seafood and romantic dinners on the beach. Alternatively, Health Spa & Fitness Center Red Snapper Restaurant & Bar provides a generous variety of Mediterranean dishes, cocktails, a wine Contact resort: Bangkok Office: cellar and live music at night. 155/4 Chaweng Beach, Bophut, Koh Samui, 46/152 Moo 12, Sureehome, Soi

Nuanchan, Nuanchan Rd. Beungkum Suratthani 84320 Bangkok 10230, Thailand Tel: (66 77) 300 200 till 4 Tel: (66 2) 944 5414 Email : Fax (66 2) 184 2534, 184 2636 For reservation please contact : Tel (66 2) 944-5414, email: THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS 97


MELATI BEACH RESORT AND SPA - KOH SAMUI A stunning beachfront resort comprised of private pool villas, a destination resort and spa located on an exclusive beach at Thongson Bay, Koh Samui. The resort overlooks a white-sand beach and crystalclear blue sea, and yet is conveniently located just 15 minutes from Chaweng shopping, restaurants and entertainment options. The ideal destination for those seeking indulgent romance or true relaxation. Accolades include 2013 Luxury Spa Hotel in Asia and 2014 World Luxury Spa Awards Finalist in Thailand, voted for by our spa guests and industry 98


consultants, and the certificate of excellence by Trip Advisor. Accommodations 77 rooms and private pool villas are ensconced in contemporary architecture combined with Thai hospitality. All guest units are in lush tropical gardens for relaxation and privacy while blending harmoniously with nature. Pool Villas, boasting elegance and space, offer the added indulgence of well-appointed living spaces with a sundeck and sala - you will never want to leave your home-away-from-home.



6,500 +++ – 25,000 +++ THB (Internet Rate)

Two signature restaurants offer delicious dining options: the View Restaurant is located directly Yoga Class on the beachfront, offering all-day dining, Library international and romantic dinners on the beach. Thai Cooking Classes Alternatively, Kan Sak Thong Restaurant offers the finest authentic Thai and Thai-French fusion Contact resort: cuisine from our international team of chefs.


Two Swimming Pools & Swim-Up Bar Wi-Fi Health Spa & Fitness Center

Bangkok Office:

9/99 Moo 5, Bophut, Thongson Bay, Koh Now at 46/152 Moo 12, Sureehome, Soi Nuanchan, Nuanchan Rd. Beungkum Samui, Suratthani 84320 Bangkok 10230, Thailand Tel: (66 77) 913 400 till 20 Tel: (66 2) 944 5414 Email : For reservation please contact : Tel (66 2) 944-5414, Email : THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS 99



on a private peninsula overlooking Koh Phangan, an unspoiled island far from the hustle and cares of the modern world, Panviman Resort is the place for sophisticated travelers craving tranquility and natural beauty.

“Panviman” or “Paradise-like” is designed to be in harmony with its natural surroundings, and is situated upon a steep cliff overlooking the Thong Nai Pan beach; a crescent, moon-shaped beach – one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. The rooms are scattered over the sweeping hillside, 100


surrounded by tropical plants and shaded by swaying coconut palms. The hotel rooms are set on a hill with stunning views across the bay. When it comes to dining, Pan Sea Restaurant, a round logwood restaurant dramatically perched on the cliff’s edge, offers breakfast with panoramic views over the two spectacular beaches of Thong Nai Pan Noi and Thong Nai Pan Yai. Just in front of the beach is our open-air restaurant where you can enjoy lunch and a seafood barbeque nightly. The resort has a delightful, three-tiered, outside

swimming pool, lined with wooden pool chairs. Guests can unwind in lush tropical gardens on a sun bed; take a dip in a free-form pool fringed by coconut palms, with a fountain and a Jacuzzi section; enjoy sunbathing on the tranquil beach; or simply relaxing under the welcome shade of pool-side umbrellas.

Rate: 8,500++ - 34,000++ THB




Fitness Center

Swimming Pool



Laze in the sun on our private beach. Feel the romance of nature while taking a stroll along the winding path by the shoreline.

+ 66 (0) 7744 5101–9 +66 (0) 7744 5100 Fax

Chill out and sip your favorite cocktails at the beach bar amid the rock-setting framed by a sunset backdrop.

22/1 moo 5, Thong Nai Pan Noi Beach, Bantai, Koh Phangan, Suratthani 84280 Thailand THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS


SAREE SAMUI Rate: 5,000++ THB Facilities Free Wi-Fi Access Swimming Pool Massage & Spa Coffee & Tea In-Room Boutique Shop Business Center Service Travel & Tour Arrangements

Saree Samui, “Nature’s Finest”, represents a stunning four-star boutique resort situated directly on a 152 meter-long white-sand beach and designed in a harmonious blend of traditional Thai and modern styles. The resort spreads over four acres and features a total of 53 villas in Thai-village styled architecture, each with open-air rain showers, private gardens or pools and modern amenities. Villas are enclosed to provide maximum privacy to guests, with each offering more than 100 sqm.The design incorporates natural earth tones into a modern style that is based on woods and is meant to provide a balance with nature as the resort lives in harmony with its natural surroundings.

Saree Samui

135 M. 4 T. Mae Nam, A. Koh Samui, Suratthani 84330 Thailand Phone +66 (0) 77 247 666, +66 (0) 77 248621-4 Fax +66 (0) 77 248 620, +66 (0) 77 248625 E-mail Website



SILAVADEE POOL SPA RESORT Rate: 12,000 – 93,500 THB Facilities Swimming Pool Spa Restaurants & Bar Fitness Center

By David Lihn

What a marvelous, romantic setting.

Smothering a long finger of a lush peninsula stretching out into Lamai

Bay, this wonderful resort offers luxury, style, charm and – ohhh – such mesmerizing, evening romance. Fall in love. Celebrate love. Spend an evening under the glow of the moon and an umbrella of twinkling stars. Listen to the waves splash in symphonic grace. Plan a wedding. If you are married, plan an anniversary. Family-owned (they opened the first 55-unit phase in May, 2008) and operated (the youngest daughter, Khun Yee, is on-site spreading her high spirits), it now boasts 80 spacious units (with 44 exceptional pool villas) – and an award-winning spa. “We just completed Phase Two months ago and added 25 exquisite pool villas and a breathtaking trio of new restaurants on the water,” she emphasized. Silavadee Pool Spa Resort

208/66 Moo4, Maret, Koh Samui, Ko Samui 84310 Phone +66 (0) 77 960 555 E-mail, Website THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS



Mood And Environment


Nestled on the tip of Koh Samui’s captivating The Sarann - Koh Samui is a sublime blend of luxury Chaweng Noi Beach, The Sarann is an intimate and nature. oceanfront villa resort offering a distinctive level of The property is located on the tip of the beautiful relaxation and luxury. and serene Chaweng Noi Beach, with 12 luxuriously“The Sarann” refers to a state of mind where all appointed Sea Front Pool Villas, all with stunning worries drift away and one’s spirit is at peace. views. The 24 spacious Jacuzzi Villas and Jacuzzi Suites combine romantic interiors with relaxing A stone’s throw from Koh Samui’s main dining and outdoor spaces. The 13 oversized Deluxe rooms nightlife area, and just 20 minutes from the airport, feature balconies and are appointed with modern the resort offers a beautiful balance between quiet amenities to ensure your absolute comfort. and convenience. 104


We also provide other recreational services such as a fitness center, a library/internet room, an infinity edge pool, as well as dedicated staff for organizing tours, transportation and excursions during your stay.

Rate: 4,500 THB - 28,000 THB Hair Dryer

Coffee & Tea Maker

IDD Telephone


Mini Bar

Satellite TV


Contact resort:

95-96 Moo 3, Chaweng Noi Beach, Tambol Bophut, Koh Samui, Suratthani 84320 Thailand Tel: +66 77 448 540 Fax: +66 77 448 541 Email : THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS


THE SUNSET BEACH RESORT & SPA Rate: 5,500 THB Facilities Free Wi-Fi Access Swimming Pool Travel & Tour Arrangements Massage & Spa Fitness Center Golf Course Airport Transportation Boutique Shop

A luxury boutique resort and spa located directly on the beachfront in

Taling Ngam, Koh Samui, the Sunset Beach Resort & Spa offers an intimate setting with uninterrupted views of the sea just steps away. With its serene ambiance, the resort is perfect for those looking for some quiet time where the only sound is that of the gentle rhythm of the waves hitting the beach. With just 21 rooms and villas, Sunset Beach offers a truly intimate environment for those looking to get away from it all. Sunset Jacuzzi Deluxe rooms come with oversized Jacuzzis and private balconies with panoramic views of the sea. Garden and Beachfront Villas provide the ultimate in privacy and feature outdoor Salas with private Jacuzzis and swimming pools.

The Sunset Beach Resort & Spa, Taling Ngam

126/9 M. 3, Taling Ngam A. Koh Samui Surat Thani 84140 Thailand Phone +66 (0) 77 428 200 Fax +66 (0) 77 428 250 E-mail Website



THE TREASURE KOH MADSUM Rate: 8,300 THB Facilities Coral Restaurant The Beach Restaurant The Chill Lounge The Spa Two Swimming Pools

The Treasure is located on Koh Madsum, a small island 30 minutes by

long-tail boat and 10 minutes by speedboat from Koh Samui, in the Gulf of Thailand. Flights from Bangkok’s international airports directly to Samui operate regularly throughout the day, with flights taking just under one hour. The Treasure provides both shared and private transfers to and from Koh Madsum four times per day. As a private island, Koh Madsum offers easy access to the sights and activities of Koh Samui, along with the intimate experience of staying in a serene and untouched environment. The 37 Villas are split between four categories including Sala Villas, Tented Villas, Pool Villas and Beachfront Pool Villas. Each offers the ultimate experience in luxury with oversized bathtubs, marble fixtures, rain showers, rich woods, as well as coral and seashells collected right from Koh Madsum’s own beaches. The Treasure Koh Madsum

9 Moo 4 Taling Ngam Koh Samui, Suratthani 84140 Thailand Phone +66 (0) 77 953 009 Fax +66 (0) 77 953 010 E-mail Website THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS



X2 Samui is comprised of 27 designer villas. Each villa fuses the ultra-modern and the classic to create superbly stylish accommodations. Private pools (in 23 villas), sculpted gardens and a full range of home entertainment options place this resort among the best in this beautiful province. The 100-meter beachfront and 50-year old trees help provide the X2 atmosphere the owners were striving to achieve, and gave designers the background on which to re-create the resort.



The Design Icon for X2 Samui largely stems from the striking and unique entrance to the resort. The formidable wall with its protruding “oblong� entry provides a taste of what is to come. The open air lobby is a fine example of architectural purity, and emphasized the X2 space and the use of openness and freedom within the resort area. Each designer-styled private villa features a spacious, private terrace, a garden patio, entertainment including a home theater/DVD/ LCD with satellite TV, a movie and music library, a selection of magazines and, of course, free

high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the resort. 4K (pronounced Fork) Restaurant & Bar is situated on the beachfront location offering an al fresco dining experience. Asian and International fusion cuisine is listed on the menu including drinks and a wine list. A stay at X2 Samui would not be complete without a visit to Yan Spa. Let the well-trained therapist pamper you through the course of specially selected treatments leaving you with a relaxed body and soul. THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS


Useful Telephone List Emergency & Information Ambulance and Rescue Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Crime Highway Police Immigration Department Medical Emergency Call

1554 1555 1195 1193 02-287-3101 1669

National Disaster Warning Centre 1860 Police (General Emergency Call) 191 SOS - Police And Fire Department 199 Time Service 181 Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation 1784 Tourist Assistance 1337 ext 9

Embassies & Consulates in Bangkok Argentina 02-259-0401 Australia 02-344-6300 Austria 02-303-6257-8 Bahrain 02-636-7892 02-108-1800 Belgium Brazil 02-679-8567-8 Bangladesh 02-390-5107-8 Brunei 02-714-7395-9 Bulgaria 02-108-1800 02-646-4300 Canada Chile 02-260-0045-8 China 02-245-0088 02-245-7043-4 Czech Republic 02-250-9223-4 02-343-1100 Denmark Egypt 02-726-9831-2,3 Finland 02-207-8700 France 02-657-5100 Germany 02-287-9000 Philippines 02-259-0139

Poland 02-645-0367-9 Portugal 02-234-0373 02-234-2123 Romania 02-240-2522-3 Russia 02-234-9824 02-268-1169 Saudi Arabia 02-2639-2999-60,63 Singapore 02-286-2111 Spain 02-661-8284-7 Sri Lanka 02-261-1934-5,7,8 Sweden 02-263-7200 Switzerland 02-674-6900 Turkey 02-274-7262-3 United States 02-205-4000 United Kingdom 02-305-8333 Vietnam 02-251-5838 Yugoslavia 02-391-9091 Japan 02-207-8500 Korea (South Korea) 02-319-2686-7

Transportation Airport Information Suvarnabhumi Airport


Don Muang Airport (DMK) Bangkok


Domestic Airline Thai Airways (TG) 02-356-1111 Bangkok Airways (PG) 1771 02-515-9999 Thai Air Asia (FD) One-Two-Go (OG) 1126 Nok Air (DD) 1318 Car Rental Krungthai Car Rent & Krungthai Operating Lease PLC. Master Car Rental Co., Ltd. Petchburee Car Rent (1978) Ezy Rent A Car

Bank & Credit Card

Bangkok Bank PCL Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) Krung Thai Bank PCL



02-291-8888 ext 130-133 02-663-3030 02-318-8888 02-615-1103-9 ext 104, 217 02-638-4000 02-777-7777 02-208-8699

Skytrain / Subway BTS Skytrain Call Center BRT Call Center MRT Subway Call Center

02-612-2444 02-643-8855 02-354-2000

Taxi Services Taxi Services Center Bangkok Taxi Cooperative Issara Taxi Cooperative Krung Thai Taxi Cooperative Siam Taxi Cooperative Arsa Samak Taxi Cooperative Suvarnabhumi Taxi Cooperative Taxi Borvorn Cooperative

1681, 1661, 1668, 1545 02-424-1859 02-270-1716 02-509-8510 02-944-5061 02-433-3231 02-618-2680-2 02-410-3495

Train Railway of Thailand (Pathumwan Office)


TMB Bank Public Company Limited 1558 Kasikorn Bank 02-888-8888 Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited 1572

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INDEX Bangkok

Dhevan Dara Beach Villa – Kui Buri

X2 Kui Buri

+66(0) 2 694 2222 +66(0) 2 694 2223 Fax 204 Rachadapisek Road, Huay Kwang Bangkok 10320

+66 (0) 32 820 141 – 5 +66 (0) 32 820 139 78 Moo 5 , Bonok, Muang, Prachuab kirikhan 77210, Thailand

+66 (0) 32 601 412 52 Moo 13, Ao Noi Sub-district, Muang District, Prachuap Khiri Khan, 77210, Thailand

U Sukhumvit

Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa


Swissôtel Le Concorde Bangkok

+66(0)2 651 3355   +66(0)2 651 3356 Fax 81 Sukhumvit Soi 15, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey-Nua, Wattana,Bangkok  10110, Thailand

Phetchaburi Prachuap Khiri Khan Springfield @ Sea Resort & Spa +66 (0) 32 709 300 +66 (0) 32 709 333 Fax 858 Jumnong-Poomivej Rd., Cha-Am, Petchburi 76120, Thailand

Springfield Village Golf & Spa +66 (0) 32 709 222 +66 (0) 32 709 234 Fax 208, 208/1 Moo 2 Sampraya, Cha-Am, Petchburi 76120, Thailand

Away Hua Hin +66 (0) 32 825 080 83 Moo 1, Ban mai, Samroiyod, Prachuap KhiriKhan 77120, Thailand

Dhevan Dara Resort & Spa – Hua Hin +66 (0) 32 576 300 +66 (0) 32 576 164 – 7 451 Hua Hin-Huaymongkol Road,Hin Lek Fai, Hun Hin,Prachuab kirikhan 77110,Thailand



+66 (0) 3253 8999   +66 (0) 3253 8990 Fax Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa, No.33, Naresdamri Road, Hua Hin 77110

Nishaville Resort & Spa +66 (0) 32 616 333 +66 (0) 32 616 330 Fax 333 M. 7 , Baan Huay Yang, Tub Sakae, Prachuab Khirikhan 77130, Thailand

Putahracsa Hua Hin +66 (0) 32 531 470 +66 (0) 32 531 488 Fax 22/65 Naeb Kaehat Road Hua Hin , Prachuab Khirikhan 77110, Thailand

Royal Pavilion Hua Hin +66 (0) 32 513 188 +66 (0) 32 512 666 Fax 40/88 Phetkasem Rd., Hua Hin, Prachuab Khirikhan 77110,Thailand

Tri Shawa Resort +66 (0) 32 662 037 +66 (0) 32 662 010 Fax 332 Moo 1, Klongwan, Muang Prachuab Khirikhan, Prachuab Khirikhan 77000, Thailand

The Banyan Leaf Resort +66 (0) 81 441 2743 +66 (0) 84 361 9131 +66 (0) 2 107 0027 Fax 504 Moo 8, Suan Phung, Ratchaburi, 70180

The Resort at Suanphueng +66 (0) 81 763 9336 546 Moo 8, Suanphueng Ratchaburi 70180

Samuth Songkram Amphawa Nanon Hotel & Spa +66 (0) 34 752 111 +66 (0) 82 444 2111 +66 (0) 34 752 011 Fax 96 Prachaseth Rd. Amphawa, Samuth Songkram 75110 Thailand

Chonburi Cape Dara Resort +66 (0) 38 933 888 +66 (0) 38 933 800 Fax 256 Dara Beach, Soi 20, Pattaya-Nuklua Road, Pattaya 20150 ,Thailand

D Varee Jomtien Beach Hotel +66 (0) 38 418 999 +66 (0) 38 418 989 Fax 457 Moo 12, Jomtien Beach Road, Soi 13 – 14 Nongprue, Banglamung, Pattaya, Chonburi 20150, Thailand

The Zign Hotel +66 (0) 38 909 800 - 20 +66 (0) 38 909 888 –90 Fax 555/65 Moo 5, 12 Naklua Rd., Banglamung, Chonburi 20150, Thailand  

Woodlands Hotel & Resort +66 (0) 38 421 707 +66 (0) 38 425 663 Fax 164/1 Moo 5 Pattaya-Nuklua Road, Pattaya City, Chonburi 20150, Thailand

Koh Chang AANA Resort & Spa +66 (0) 39 551 138 – 9 +66 (0) 39 551 999 Fax 19/2 Moo 4 , Klong Prao Beach, Koh Chang, Trat 23170, Thailand

Banpu Koh Chang Hotel +66 (0) 81 731 5091 +66 (0) 2 589 1177 +66 (0) 2 588 4887 Fax 9/11 Moo 4 White Sand Beach, T.Kohchang, A. Kohchang Trat 23170,

Barali Beach Resort & Spa +66 (0) 39 557 091 – 6 +66 (0) 39 557 220 Fax 77 Klong Prao Beach, Koh Chang, Trat 23170, Thailand

The Dewa Koh Chang +66 (0) 39 557 339 +66 (0) 39 557 340 24/1/1 Klong Prao Beach , Koh Chang, Trat 23170, Thailand

Panviman Koh Chang Resort

Valata Khaoyai Resort

+66 (0) 3961 9040-5 +66 (0) 3961 9038 Fax 8/15 Klong Prao Beach, Koh Chang , Trad 23170 Thailand

+66 (0) 44 983 265 555 Moo 11, Pong Ta Long, Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand

Koh Kood

NDOL Streamside Thai Villas

Muak Lek

+66 (0) 81 835 4517 43/8 Moo 2 Baan Klongchao, Koh kood, Trat 23000 Thialand  

+66 (0) 36 342 455 – 7 +66 (0) 36 342 458 Fax 191 Moo 1, Tambon Muak Lek, Muak Lek, Saraburi 18180, Thailand

Cham’s House Resort Koh Kood

The Buda Muaklek Resrot

+66 (0) 81 651 4744, +66 (0) 2 402 8088 +66 (0) 2 402 8090 Fax 2 Moo 5 Klong Hin Beach , Tambon Koh Kood, Amphur Koh Kood , Trat 23000, Thailand

+66 (0) 82 233 2355 122 Moo 8 , Baan Lang Khao, Kilometer 10.5, Tambon Muaklek, Saraburi 18180, Thailand


Chaing Mai De Lanna Hotel

Away Koh Kood Resort

+66 (0) 44 426 000 +66 (0) 44 929 888 Fax 1/3 Moo 6 Thanarat Road, Moo-Si, Pakchong, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130. Thailand

+ 66 (0) 53 326 266 +66 (0) 53 326 278 +66 (0) 53 326 279 + 66 (0) 53 326 277 Fax 44 Intawarorot Rd. T.Sriphum Muang Chiangmai 50200 Thailand

Idin Klindao Resort

De Naga Hotel

Kirimaya Golf Resort Spa

+ 66 (0) 80 990 7440 267 Moo 12 T.Wangmee A.Wangnamkeao Nakhon Ratchasima 30370 Thailand

The Piano Resort + 66 (0) 44 756 218-9 999 Thanarat Road (Highway 9), Pak Chong district, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130 Thailand

+66 (0) 53 209 030 +66 (0) 53 208 598 21 Soi Ratchamanka Moon Muang Road, T.Pra Sing, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

Ketawa Stylish Hotel + 66 (0)53 302 248 + 66 (0)53 247 379 Fax 121/1 Bumrungraj soi 2 T.Wat Kate A.Muang Chiangmai 50000 Thailand THAILAND’S HOTELS AND RESORTS


INDEX Paviman Chiang Mai Spa Resort +66 (0) 5387-9540-5 +66 (0) 5387-9495 Fax 197/2 Moo 1 Tambol Pong-Yang Amphur Maerim ,Chiang Mai, 50180 Thailand

Sukantara Cascade Resort & Spa +66 (0) 81 881 1444, +66 (0) 81 881 6570 +66 (0) 81 881 7404 Fax 12/2 Moo 8 , T. Maeram, A. Mae Rim, Chiang mai 50180,Thailand

Yaang Come Village + 66 (0)53 237 222 + 66 (0)53 23 7230 Fax 90/3 Sridonchai Rd. T.Changklan, A.Muang, Chiangmai. 50100 Thailand

Chaing Rai Serene At Chiangrai Hotel +66 (0) 53 784 500 +66 (0) 53 784 499 Fax 569 Moo.1 T.Weing A.Chiang Sean Chiang Rai 57150 Thailand


Surat Thani

Sukothai Heritage Resort

Chaweng Regent Beach Resort

+66 (0) 55 647 567 +66 (0) 55 647 575 Fax 999 M.2, T.Klongkrajong, A. Sawankaloke, Sukhothai 64110, Thailand

Krabi Pimalai Resort & Spa + 66 (0) 23 205 500 + 66 (0) 23 205 503 Fax 2 Moo 5 Klong Hin Beach , 99 Moo 5, Ba Kan Tiang Beach, Koh Lanta, Krabi 81150

Twin Lotus Koh Lanta +66 (0) 75 607 000 – 30 +66 (0) 75 607 099 Fax 199 Moo 1 , Klong Dao Beach, Koh Lanta Krabi 81150, Thailand

Phuket The Kee Resort & Spa


+66 (0) 76 335 888 +66 (0) 76 335 808 Fax 152/1 Thaveeworng Rd.,Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

The Oia Pai Resort & Spa

U Zenmaya Phuket

+ 66 (0) 52 080 092 + 66 (0) 89 939 3574 + 66 (0)52 080 093 Fax 254 Moo 1 Tambon Maehee, Pai, Maehongson 58130,Thailand

Payao Away Chiang Kham Villa +66(0) 81 882 9756 +66(0) 54 416 381 389 Moo 4, Yoan, Chiang Kham, Phayao 56110 Thailand



+66 (0) 76 336 888 +66 (0) 76 336 899 Fax 6/181 Moo 6 , Kamala, Kathu Phuket 83150, Thailand

Woraburi Phuket Resort & Spa +66 (0) 76 396 638 +66 (0) 76 396 175 198, 200 Patak Road, Karon Beach, Muang District, Phuket 83100, Thailand

+66 (0) 77 300 200 – 4 155/4 Chaweng Beach, Bophut, Koh Samui Suratthani 84320, Thailaind

Melati Beach Resort & Spa +66 (0) 77 913 400 -20 9/99 Moo5, Bophut, Thongson Bay, Koh Samui, Suratthani 84320, Thailand

Panviman Resort Koh Phangan + 66 (0) 7744 5101–9 +66 (0) 7744 5100 Fax 22/1 moo 5, Thong Nai Pan Noi Beach, Bantai, Koh Phangan, Suratthani 84280 Thailand

Saree Samui +66 (0) 77 247 666 +66 (0) 77 248 621- 4 +66 (0) 77 248 625 Fax 135 M. 4, T. Mae Nam, A. Koh Samui, Suratthani 84330, Thailand

Silavadee Pool Spa Resort +66 (0) 77 960 555 208/66 Moo4, Maret, Koh Samui, Ko Samui 84310

The Sarann Koh Samui +66 (0) 77 448 540 +66 (0) 77 448 541 Fax 95-96 Moo 3 , Chaweng Noi Beach, Tambol Bophut, Koh Samui, Suratthani 84320 Thailand

The Sunset Beach Resort & Spa +66 (0) 77 428 200 +66 (0) 77 428 250 Fax 126/9 M.3, Taling Ngam , A. Koh Samui, Suratthani 84140 Thailand

Myanmar Mae Hong Son

Phrae Loei

Udon Thani

Phitsanulok Sukhothai

X2 Samui


Uthai Thanni



Lop Buri Saraburi


Ratch aburi

Nakhon Ratchasima Buri Ram

Si Sa Ket


Ubon Ratchathani

Khao Yai

Samut Sakhon

Eastern Region

Phetch aburi

Chon Buri


Sakon Nakhon

Yasothon Chaiyaphum

Nakohn Sawan

Nakhon Phanom

Khon Kaen

Northeastern Region (Issan)

Kamphaeng Phet

Chainat Central Sing Buri

Fl Th Re W Bl







Northern Region

+66 (0) 77 953 009 +66 (0) 77 953 010 9 Moo 4 Taling Ngam Koh Samui, Suratthani 84140, Thailand +66 (0) 77 233 033 +66 (0) 86 275 2406 442 Moo1 , Hua Thanon, Maret, Koh Sammui, Surathani 84310,Thailand


Chiang Mai

The Treasure Koh Madsum


Chiang Rai


Pattaya Rayong Hua Hin

Na Fl

Cambodia Phnom Penh


Gulf of Thailand


Andaman Sea

Samui Southern Region


Phang-nga Krabi


W Trang


Satun Songkhla Pattani Yala


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Hospitality MERCURE VIENTIANE Mercure Vientiane is ideally located in the charming city centre of Vientiane, abundant with tree-lined boulevards and majestic architecture, rich in monuments and temples. Comprising of 172 well-appointed guest-rooms with a full range of modern amenities , Mercure Vientiane stands in a class of its own, with facilities and impeccable service to match. As the first 4 star international hotel in the capital, Mercure Vientiane offers the discerning traveller superb business and leisure facilities in luxurious surrou ndings. Our modern business centre provides office space with full secretarial, internet and email services. Within our comprehensive seminar and banqueting facilities we can accommodate any kind of function and our experienced and friendly staff will ensure that any event, whether it be a seminar, meeting, conference, theme party or banquet, will be a memorable and rewarding success. Mercure Vientiane also offers a wide range of excellent sports and recreational amenities. Enjoy a game of tennis, work out in the gym or sweat it out in the sauna. Swim in our refreshing pool or indulge in a traditional Lao massage is the perfect tonic after a day’s hectic schedule.


Accommodation Dining


We take great pride in our welcoming and restful environment whether at the recreation centre or in our restaurants and bars. Our food and beverage outlets include Le Café, a restaurant serving buffet breakfast, lunch and international à La carte dining. The Pool Terrace Bar adjacent to the swimming pool and the Fitness Centre is the perfect place to relax during the day.

Unit 10, Samsenthai Rd, P.O.Box 585, Vientiane Lao P.D.R, Tel: (856)21 213 570-1 Fax: (856)21 213 572-3, E-mail:, Website: BEST OF VACATION

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