Travel Challenge: Thailand
Saturday 10 December 2011
Each week we invite three travel companies to offer us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a two-week holiday at a Thai beach resort in the new year. Prices are per person, based on two sharing. All include Thai Airways from Heathrow via Bangkok in early January with transfers.
£1,212: Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa, Phuket
Includes flights to Phuket on 10 January and room-only accommodation at the Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa. "This superbly run hotel offers a peaceful location with easy access to Patong centre, where you'll find plenty of bars and restaurants and a local food market serving traditional Thai cuisine," says Jemma Purvis of Kuoni (01306 747 008; kuoni.co.uk).
Hayes & Jarvis
£1,095: Peace Laguna Resort and Spa, Krabi
Includes flights to Krabi on 10 January, with B&B at the Peace Laguna Resort and Spa and an hour-long aromatherapy massage for each guest. "The tranquil and stylish province of Krabi provides an authentic boutique break with unspoilt beaches and lush scenery," says Emma Mitchell of Hayes & Jarvis. "The hotel offers a fantastic location, set against a stunning limestone cliff, a short stroll away from the bars, restaurants and idyllic beach of Ao Nang." (0844 415 1918; hayesandjarvis.com).
£1,519: Centara Grand Beach, Krabi
Includes flights to Krabi on 8 January and B&B at the Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas. "Getting to the hotel is half the fun – it's nestled on the secluded Pai Plong Bay and an amphibious vehicle transports guests to the oasis of calm that is the Centara Grand Krabi, where a spa, PADI dive centre and four fantastic restaurants await," says Gill Standeven of Virgin Holidays (0844 557 3859; virginholidays.co.uk).
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