Whether you are itching to explore new destinations or revisit reliable favourites, you can finally take to the skies again with the imminent reopening of Thailand’s tourist hubs to fully vaccinated international travellers. Just in time for the winter holidays, the country’s resort and city destinations are rolling out the red carpet to welcome globetrotters to a Picture Perfect Thailand.
Longtail boat adventures with Avani+ Samui Resort
Situated on the sunset side of Koh Samui on a secluded beach fringed by palm trees, the boutique-sized resort is a place of pure escapism. Guests can go kayaking, explore off-the-grid bays or set off with an eco-friendly picnic basket with crispy sourdoughs, spreads and bubbly for the beaches of Koh Matsum and Koh Tan. On property, there are romantic barbecue dinners, cooking classes, kite flying and workshops with a wellness consultant on stress relief and insomnia.
Starting from 15 October, Avani+ Samui Resort offers a complimentary upgrade from Avani Deluxe Room to a spacious private pool villa (www.avanihotels.com/samui/offers/stay-longer-in-safety), based on availability, with rates starting from USD 166.
Back on the green with Avani+ Mai Khao Phuket Suites & Villas
Home to over a dozen world-class golf courses, Phuket is a linkman’s paradise. Guests staying at Avani+ Mai Khao Phuket get a green fee, caddy and cart at Blue Canyon Country Club included in their stay when they book the Stay & Play Phuket Golf Getaway Package. In addition to enjoying two championship courses spread over 700 acres, they also benefit from a complimentary suite upgrade.
Offer is available until 15 December 2021, with rates starting from USD 99 (www.avanihotels.com/mai-khao-phuket/offers/phuket-golf-getaway).
Picnics and horseback riding at Avani+ Hua Hin Resort
For those who want their beach vacation with a side of big city buzz, Avani+ Hua Hin offers a convenient base only a two-hour drive from Bangkok. Frolic in your private villa pool during the day and emerge at sunset, bronzed and rejuvenated, for some horse riding on the beach or the signature Avani PopUp picnic on the lawn.
Avani+ Hua Hin’s Blissful Beach Retreat package starts at USD 103 and includes a 60-minute massage (www.avanihotels.com/hua-hin/offers/blissful-beach-retreat).
“Livin la vida loca” at Avani Pattaya Resort
From the new Cantina pop-up serving delicious Mexican fare and margaritas poolside to flambé and teppanyaki theatrics at the world-famous Benihana, Avani Pattaya Resort certainly lives up to the town’s reputation as a fun-loving place. Families will enjoy quieter pursuits such as a tour of the property’s hydroponic garden followed by a delicious lunch, and bicycle rides around the countryside and tea in the garden.
Until 30 June 2022, the Stay and Play for All package is available, starting from USD 109, including Avani Travel Buddy, a cuddly toy for the little ones (www.avanihotels.com/pattaya/offers/stay-and-play-for-all).
Back to nature with Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort
Without the tourists, Krabi beaches have been restored to their pristine glory. Imbued with serenity and surrounded by majestic nature, Avani Ao Nang resort is located a hop and a skip from all the must-see spots. Spend days soaking up the rays and iconic seascapes at Railay beach, go paddleboarding off the Chicken Island or float away to bliss in Avani’s infinity pool.
Stays until 30 April 2022 (www.avanihotels.com/ao-nang-krabi/offers) come with early check-ins, airport transfers, 30% savings on dining and laundry, 2-for-1 spa treatments and more with rates starting from USD 68.
On top of the world at Avani+ Riverside Bangkok
No trip to Thailand is complete without a stay by the Chaophraya River, with ferries and barges charting a course over its glittering waters. Avani+ Bangkok welcomes travellers back with a slew of new entertainment and dining venues, including the new Benihana, Spice & Barley, Lost & Found, plus the all-time favourite – SEEN serving up sophisticated sundowners with exceptional views.
The Weekend Getaway package (www.avanihotels.com/riverside-bangkok/offers/weekend-getaway) includes a stay with breakfast for two, dinner at SEEN, a massage for two, early check-in and late check-out and more from USD 226.
All Avani Hotels in Thailand have been certified as SHA+ (Safety and Health Administration) properties by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Ministry of Public Health for completing 100% vaccination for all team members. In addition, each property has also implemented a highly acclaimed enhanced hygiene and safety programme, AvaniSHIELD, which carries rigorous sanitation procedures and social distancing measures to ensure guest safety.