Want to see bustling Bangkok, charming Chiang Mai, or catch sight of James Bond Island dramatically emerging from the Andaman Sea? Book one of these multi-centre holidays to Thailand and perhaps you will see all three!
Thailand is so diverse, you simply can’t come to Thailand and experience just one place. Its hilltop temples, cosmopolitan capital, tropical rainforests and lush rice paddies are all worth exploring in their own right. Add 1400 tropical islands and tantalising Thai food, and you have a country that appeals to everyone. With this in mind I have teamed up with luxury long-haul tour operator Hayes and Jarvis, who offer many multi-centre holidays to Thailand and beyond. These are just a sample of what they offer, and these, like all of their holidays, can be tailored to suit your requirements. Hayes and Jarvis offer a staggering 36 different holiday styles in 60 destinations around the world. Read my blog post about Hayes and Jarvis luxury long haul holidays from Ireland if you want to know more.
In the meantime, let me show you my top five multi-centre holidays to Thailand, all priced with flights, accommodation and transfers included.
13 Nights: Bangkok and Koh Yao Yai, €1769
When you are planning multi-centre holidays to Thailand, Bangkok is probably going to be your first port of call. Bangkok is a city of contrasts. It manages seamlessly to preserve its magnificent Buddhist temples and cultural heritage among modern skyscrapers and vibrant nightlife. You will have four nights in Bangkok, which should give you enough time to get a true feel for this remarkable city. A tuk tuk is a great way to get around – and you can even hire your own driver for the afternoon. Don’t miss a trip to the floating markets. This is a unique way to purchase local food, as it is prepared on a market boat.
You will be staying at the luxurious Amari Watergate which is conveniently situated close to the heart of the city. This feels more like a resort than a hotel. Take time to relax in its 1,600-square-foot of landscaped gardens complete with a 100-foot swimming pool, overlooking the city. There are six different dining options too, so if you just want to relax after a day’s sightseeing, this is the perfect choice.
After four action-packed days in Bangkok, it is time to experience the polar opposite – with a nine-night stay at the Santhiya Resort & Spa in Koh Yao Yai. The fact that you need to get a 20-minute speedboat transfer to get there (included in cost), says it all. This is a piece of paradise – a Robinson Crusoe-type island in the middle of Phang Nga Bay. Although within easy access of lively Phuket, this will feel worlds’ apart. Explore the island by bicycle, its shores by canoe, and take an excursion to nearby James Bond Island. The Santhiya Resort has a luxury spa on site, two restaurants, and a host of watersports to choose from. The words ‘hidden gem’ spring to mind.
Price of €1769 includes all flights, hotels, and boat and land transfers. Quote ref: 52085512 when calling Hayes and Jarvis to discuss your requirements.See more here
12 Nights: Bangkok, Krabi and Koh Lanta, €1899
Why visit just one of Thailand’s glorious beaches when you can visit two? After a three-night stay in Bangkok you will take a short flight to Krabi, home to dramatic limestone cliffs, stunning beaches and crystal clear waters. Many visitors choose Krabi as a base for island hopping, so you can expect a lively vibe with activities a-plenty. Visit Koh Phi Phi, Koh Yao Nai or James Bond Island, or simply stay put and appreciate all that Krabi has to offer, including lively entertainment and superb street food.
You will be staying in the 5-star Centara Grand Beach Resort Krabi – it doesn’t get much better than this! The view of the limestone formations alone is enough to tempt me, but the pristine white sandy beach and Thai-style buildings complete the perfect tropical resort. Swim in its multi-level swimming pool, dine in any of its four restaurants, take advantage of the superb watersports available, and relax in its award-winning Spa Cevaree.
After five fabulous nights in Krabi, take a short boat transfer to Koh Lanta for your last four nights. Fall in love with the long stretches of beach and authentic Thai way of life for which Koh Lanta is renowned. Koh Lanta is now a Mecca for couples looking to escape the hustle and bustle of some of Thailand’s lively resorts. Don’t miss a visit to Saladen Market – its seafood is supposed to be delicious.
You will be staying at the adult-only Layana Resort & Spa. This won the ‘Top Hotel in Thailand’ and ‘Best Luxury Hotel in Thailand’ awards from TripAdvisor in 2017. They offer cooking classes, so you can try to replicate authentic Thai food when you go home. If you can manage to tear yourself away from the resort, explore the island by kayak and snorkel or dive offshore.
Price of €1899 includes all flights, hotels and boat and land transfers. Quote ref: 52088520 when calling Hayes and Jarvis to discuss your requirements.See more here
12 Nights Thailand Adventure: Bangkok, Elephant Hills Safari & Khao Lak, €2159
This is the itinerary that I long to try myself! I love when a holiday combines a beach stay with a little adventure. If I can manage to add a city to the mix too, that is even better. This Thailand itinerary does all three, with the added bonus of staying in top-class hotels.
Your first stop is the 5-star Avani Riverside Bangkok, which overlooks the city’s Chao Phraya River and Bangkok’s dramatic skyline. After a three-night stay in Bangkok, it is time for a jungle adventure in Elephant Hills Jungle Safari Camp. This is an ethical tented camp for rescued elephants, where tents are equipped with double beds and bathrooms. Your two-night stay will grant you the opportunity of a lifetime, as you interact with Asian elephants. All meals are included in the Elephant Hills Jungle Safari, including lunch in a tree house, during a guided trek through the rainforest.
Don’t worry, your adventure doesn’t end there. After a short one-hour drive, you will arrive at the idyllic beach resort of Khao Lak, for a seven-night relaxing stay. In true Hayes and Jarvis style, you will be staying in luxurious villas, in the Beyond Resort Khao Lak. With a superb setting on the white sandy beach of Pakweep, this adult-only resort will surely feel like a piece of paradise.
See more about this superb Thailand holiday in this post: The Best Thailand Itinerary.
Price of €2159 includes all flights, hotels, meals and activities in Elephant Hills camp and all land and boat transfers. Quote Ref: 52085385 when calling Hayes and Jarvis to discuss your requirements.See more here
12 Nights: Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Krabi, €2159
It’s 5-star all the way on this terrific multi-centre holiday to Thailand. Combine city, culture and beach on one memorable trip. Your first stop is Bangkok, where you can enjoy a three-night stay in the 5-star Avani Riverside Bangkok, which overlooks the city’s Chao Phraya River and Bangkok’s dramatic skyline.
This will be followed by a three-night stay in the more laid-back, ancient city of Chiang Mai. Explore the historic centre, its lush green countryside, tropical rainforests and elephant sanctuaries. You will be staying in the 5-star Anantara Chiang Mai Resort, which is a five-minute walk from the Night Bazaar and a 10-minute walk to Chiang Mai’s many attractions.
The best multi-centre holidays to Thailand would not be complete without some well-deserved beach time! After combining city with culture, it’s time to fly south to the paradise island of Krabi, for a six-night stay in the luxurious 5-star Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas.
The view of the limestone formations alone is enough to tempt me, but the pristine white sandy beach and Thai-style buildings complete the perfect tropical resort. Swim in its multi-level swimming pool, dine in any of its four restaurants, take advantage of the superb watersports available, and relax in its award-winning Spa Cevaree.
Price of €2159 includes all flights, hotels and boat and land transfers. Quote Ref: 52087830 when calling Hayes and Jarvis to discuss your requirements.See more here
13 Nights Island-Hopping Adventure: Koh Samui, Koh Phangnan and Koh Tao, €2489
Multi-centre holidays to Thailand don’t have to included Bangkok… Discover the best of Thailand’s beaches, rainforests and nightlife on this island-hopping adventure. Spend two weeks exploring Koh Samui, Koh Phangnan and Koh Tao. Go scuba diving, snorkelling, enjoy full-moon parties or just chill out on the beach.
Koh Samui is your first stop, where you will stay at the luxurious Silavadee Pool Spa Resort. Located on Koh Samui’s most exclusive beach, this feels like a hideaway, but is only a short drive to the lively centre. A boutique hotel, built to blend in perfectly with its surroundings, with a cliff-top infinity pool, unique dining options and luxury spa – your stay here will ensure an unforgettable experience.
After a five-night stay in Koh Samui, you will take a boat transfer to nearby Koh Phangnan, for a four-night stay at the 5-star Anantara Rasandra Phangan Resort & Spa. Relax on the beach, or in your spacious villa or suite, which come with a private swimming pool and outdoor terrace. Expect fine dining, a world-class spa and superb snorkelling and scuba diving possibilities.
Your final stop is the Beach Club & Haad Tien Beach Resort in Koh Tao. This eco-friendly resort offers barefoot luxury in an idyllic setting. All rooms come with one king-sized bed, (twin beds are not catered for) so you can expect the perfect romantic getaway.
Price of €2489 includes all flights, hotels and boat and land transfers. Quote ref: 52087951 when calling Hayes and Jarvis to discuss your requirements.See more here
This is just a sample of the multi-centre holidays to Thailand that Hayes and Jarvis feature. They can tailor-make any holiday to suit your requirements. Talk to the expert staff and tell them whether you like fine dining or barefoot luxury, a family safari or an adult-only escape. No matter what your holiday style, Hayes and Jarvis will source the right holiday for you.
This post was sponsored by Hayes and Jarvis but all views, as always, are my own.