At Phulay Bay, Pursuits Abound As Guests Can Explore The Waters And Nearby Islands By Luxury Yacht, Venture Through Mangrove Jungles By Kayak, Immerse In Thai Culture At The Nearby Wat Bang Rieng Temple, And Dive In For Some Exquisite Warm Water Discoveries.

Most importantly, have fun and don’t forget to haggle for a good price. Lakes, rivers and seas light up as the beautiful lanterns carry bad luck away and bring happiness and prosperity to the lantern bearer. The famous Floating Market is where goods are bartered and sold from long tail boats. We investigate the very distinct national variations that have evolved in this region. Nicknamed the 'Dawn of Happiness', Sukhothai still recalls Siam's golden age with its superb statues, marvellous monuments and lotus flowers in full bloom. Vibrant fabric cushions, table cloths and hammocks Festivals and Events in Thailand Thai New Year is celebrated nationwide and is traditionally viewed as a time for cleansing and renewal. For a real jungle experience, spend a couple of days in khan Soc National Park. We endeavour to provide travellers with an authentic experience to remember, so we try to keep accommodation as unique and traditional as possible.

Day four is for travelers to enjoy at leisure. Rates: Starting at $1,995 per person, double occupancy (single occupancy is +$700) and includes most meals and activities. Airfare is extra, but becoming more available through commercial carriers. Contact: www.insightcuba.com Retreat to the Heat this Winter Feel the heat this winter in an untouched stretch of paradise: at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Krabi, Thailand on the Andaman Sea. At Phulay Bay, pursuits abound as guests can explore the waters and nearby islands by luxury yacht, venture through mangrove jungles by kayak, immerse in Thai culture at the nearby Wat Bang Rieng Temple, and dive in for some exquisite warm water discoveries. On property, guests can practice yoga under the stars, indulge in a soothing Thai Herbal Infusion Ritual or Aromatherapy massage treatment at The Spa, learn to cook traditional Thai dishes, or lounge in a day bed by the pool. Dates: Through mid-April, guests can enjoy sunshine all winter long with Phulay Bays Winter Getaway Package and receive 25 percent savings on seasonal rates. (January 6-25 and February 5 through April 17). Rates: Rates begin at $470 per night based on single or double occupancy. 25 percent savings on rates (3 night minimum stay) Daily breakfast for two in Jampoon restaurant 24-hour dedicated butler service Special welcome amenity Complimentary Wi-Fi Complimentary soft drinks in minibar Contact: www.ritzcarlton.com/phulaybay Sleep Under the Northern Lights Off the Map Travel, offers couples a chance to cozy up together beneath the most magnificent sky show on the planet. Couples stay in an Aurora Bubble Sled, a glass-roofed, mobile hotel room, towed by a snowmobile that follows the Aurora Borealis in Finland.

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