Finally, the Covid-19 pandemic is under control and with the vaccine rollout, you will no doubt be thinking about this year’s summer holiday and the South of Thailand is a great choice, particularly the tropical island of Phuket. This jewel in the Andaman Sea is a premier luxury holiday destination and for good reason, with clear blue sea and golden sand and many luxury resorts, which makes for a paradise holiday.
The Andaman Sea
If you are staying in Phuket, you can charter a small yacht for the day and ask the skipper to take you to the best snorkelling spots and if you’re lucky, you might get to swim alongside a whale shark or play with bottle-nose dolphins. If you are a marine life lover, you will have a memorable experience exploring in a kayak and renting a boat and after a long day snorkelling, you and your partner can enjoy a soothing massage in Phuket by Oasis Spa, a leading massage centre where you can get rejuvenated, ready for another amazing day exploring the South of Thailand.
You name it and it will be available somewhere along the coastline; windsurfing, paragliding, kiteboarding, snorkelling and, of course, scuba diving. If deep sea fishing is your thing, there’s no shortage of fishing boats that will take you in search of marlin and sailfish and you can rent a small motorcycle and visit some of the Buddhist temples and amazing forests. If you are looking to rekindle the romance in your relationship, here are some tips for a reconciliation holiday.
Exceptional Thai Seafood Cuisine
Some of the best restaurants in Thailand are situated in Phuket, so you can really enjoy the delicious coconut cream curries and Thai seafood cuisine and let’s not forget the amazing Thai street food, which is known the world over. Tha Thais have a diverse menu and make very innovative desserts from the abundant fruits that grow there, which is called ‘kanohm waan’ in Thai.
Premier Golf Courses
If you’re an avid golfer, you can bring your own clubs, or hire a set and a caddy and play some of the world-class golf courses and there are at least 10 top rated golf resorts in the South of Thailand. The resort where you stay will have all the details and can make the arrangements for you, plus they can arrange spa outings and tourist tours to local attractions.
Much like every other tourist destination, Thailand has seen a 90% drop in tourist numbers for the last 2 years and this means prices are at an all-time low and if you book early, you should secure a real bargain. You certainly won’t be alone in your desire to get away from it all, so book as soon as you have confirmed your dates to avoid disappointment.
Thailand, much like the rest of the world, has suffered with Covid-19 since the pandemic began and you should contact a Thai Embassy in your home country to check for entry requirements, which might involve a Covid-19 fit to fly certificate or showing a vaccination certificate. If you are planning to stay for 3-4 weeks, apply for a tourist visa, which is valid for 2 months and can easily be extended.