Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 타짜카지노【XAX111.CoM】라이브바카라
  2. 2 페가수스카지노【XAX111.CoM】라이브카지노
  3. 3 유재학바카라【XAX111.CoM】코리아바카라
  4. 4 고카지노【XAX111.CoM】코리아카지노
  5. 5 즐거운카지노【XAX111.CoM】바카라사이트
  6. 6 Train trip costs help please
  7. 7 Purchasing Kamagawa Odori tickets?
  8. 8 Where to go for 3 days in SEA after business meeting in Singapore?
  9. 9 Trip Report Kashmir Tourism
  10. 10 Everest Base Camp Trekking
  11. 11 HEALTHCARE
  12. 12 Weather forecast
  13. 13 Vietnam visa
  14. 14 Bali - What to do?
  15. 15 Trip Report Across Uzbekistan with MIR
  16. 16 The ethics of choosing to visit a repressive country like Myanmar
  17. 17 New Vietnam eVisa service
  18. 18 Vietnam with kids/teens
  19. 19 Sri Lanka advice
  20. 20 First time in Japan - itinerary feedback
  21. 21 Ryokan in Japan
  22. 22 Indonesia (other than Bali!)
  23. 23 Effects of Labour Day & Buddha's Birthday on HK touring?
  24. 24 Sri Lanka for 13 nights -need advice
  25. 25 Trip Report Googling to going...to Gujarat!
View next 25 » Back to the top

Itinerary Feedback - Thailand

Jump to last reply

My husband and I are throwing together a 10 year anniversary trip for this April. We had originally planned on French Polynesia (new destination for us) or the Caribbean (a new island - maybe St. Lucia - St. John is or fav). After a week of the boards we decided that we are scratching those destinations and want to try some place new that combines culture and laying around on a beach. Thailand seems perfect despite the fact that we will be traveling in April (I believe in being immersed in the destination on the day you are celebrating). We have traveled in Europe several times and are interested in something new and more exotic.

This is the overview of the plan. I will give details below. Apologies if this is not the preferred format.

There are United Awards flights available that we plan on using. Leaving DC Friday afternoon - arriving in BKK very late sat. Spend 3 nights in BKK. Fly to Phuket - 4 nights. Fly to CM or CR for two nights. Fly home. We are squeezing a lot in. I don't like spending only two nights in a destination but our children and grandparents might revolt if we take another night.

Here are my thoughts and questions so far after sorting through the Thai info (thanks to all the Asia experts and other rookies like me):

1. April in hot - Heat doesn't bother us. We vacation in Charleston, SC in August every year and don't mind the BVI's in July. I prefer off season travel. I am not sure if I understand how hot it is. Will we be ok touring very early, shopping in air conditioning or lounging by the pool in the afternoon and then go back out at night?

2. Hotels - this is what I have so far -

BKK - Peninsula

Phuket - The Shore at Katahani - Kata Noi Bach Phuket or Phuket Panwa Beach Resort (west side of Phuket). These both seem like they are on quieter beaches. Both offer private pools.

I am leaning towards CR after reading the forums.
Anantara Golden Triangle - Looks awesome - love the elephants on site - cooking classes - is it really worth $1100 a night?
Le Meridien - is another option - we would probably schedule a tour on our one full day - visit markets and such.

I would really like to see elephants at the conservation camp. That is the main reason I was considering CM.

This is not set in stone. No tickets have been purchased but April is creeping up on us. Any advice or feedback is greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Jami

4 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement