If you are looking to spoil yourselves in the tropics with some relaxing time on the beach, but would also like to combine it with some fascinating cultural exploration, Thailand really could be the place for you.Fly direct to Bangkok and connect onto a short flight north to the colourful city of Chiang Mai. Here, you will transfer to the magical Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi where you spend 4 nights, set amongst sixty acres of beautiful grounds incorporating rice paddies and plantations. This is a magnificent resort from which to experience fascinating northern Thailand. The excellent facilities contribute to the impression of a serene retreat, from the cosy ambience of the library to the naturally landscaped swimming pool. The spa was modelled on a Burmese royal palace and blends European, Arabic and Asian techniques to offer an extensive range of treatments. The resort is also home to the Oriental Culinary Academy Chiang Mai, where you can learn the art of Thai cuisine. Whilst in Chiang Mai, there are opportunities to visit the elephant orphanage or arrange an elephant ride. You may also wish to explore some of the areas inhabited by the hill tribes. The night market is fun to visit and provides a great opportunity to pick up some bargains or souvenirs.From Chiang Mai, fly down to the beautiful island of Phuket where you spend 7 nights. Lapped by the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea, The Surin is set alongside pristine Pansea Beach in a peaceful and secluded location. Sloping down towards the beach, the resort’s beautiful grounds are scattered with coconut groves and palm trees. Amongst this is the dramatic black swimming pool, surrounded by sun beds and umbrellas with the sound of the ocean in the distance. Whilst here, you can enjoy the superb natural setting of the resort through snorkelling, sunset cruises and diving trips. For those seeking a little tranquillity and rejuvenation, the spa has two indoor and two outdoor treatment rooms, providing ideal space for pampering.Prices from £2445 per person for 4 nights at the Mandarin
Oriental Dhara Dhevi and 7 nights at The
SurinPrice includes: Return flights from London to Bangkok; Internal connecting flights; Private car transfers; 4 nights at the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi with breakfast; 7 nights at The Surin with breakfast.
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