Destination

Thailand Holidays

Land of smiles

From wandering the busy Bangkok streets to exploring the lush jungle and relaxing on the picturesque beaches; Thailand offers an adventure that’s all about contrast.

Renowned for delicious food, warm hospitality and beautiful vistas, Thailand is also a snorkelling and diving paradise with crystal clear seas and kaleidoscopic marine life waiting to be discovered beneath the surface. Don’t just settle for one location: experience more of Thailand with some island hopping, with each island offering a brand new experience and unique sights; from Koh Samui for stunning temples and rainforest to Phuket for lazy days on palm-fringed beaches.

If you want to extend your travels, why not spend a few extra nights in buzzing Dubai for a spot of retail therapy and city culture? Hong Kong is also a stone’s throw away with its breathtaking skylines and colourful past, making it the perfect partner to your Thailand travels.

Destination Highlights
  • Incredibly friendly locals
  • Great value for money
  • Luxurious resorts
  • Delicious food
  • Culture and history
  • Stunning beaches
  • Vibrant nightlife
Essential Information
See Practical Information
  • Time Zone +7 GMT
  • Currency THB - Thai Baht
  • Visa Information British Passport holders do not require a visa to enter Thailand for tourist stays of up to 30 days.
  • Language Thai - but English is widely spoken
  • Flight Time Direct flights are available with Thai Airways, Eva Air and British Airways who all offer a direct daily service from London Heathrow to Bangkok., with regular connections to other destinations throughout the country.
  • Health Information No mandatory vaccinations required.

Top Tips from our Experts

Steph

Direct Marketing Campaign Manager

“I had fresh fruit nearly every morning when I was travelling around Thailand. You won't need to wander far before you find a street food stall where they'll chop up a pineapple or mango right in front of you. It's true that fruit tastes better over there.”

Gina

Destination Specialist

“Internal flights are really inexpensive – so try and see as much of the country as you can.”

Clive

Content Editor

If you ever find yourself on the vibrant isle of Koh Phangan be sure to taste the island's specialities called No Names. These spicy little fritters are served with a delicate dipping sauce and are perfect with a cold Chang beer or a coconut and pineapple milkshake – bliss.”

Our Thailand destinations

Banyan Tree Bangkok Rooftop

Thailand

Bangkok

Bangkok

Thailand

Phuket

Phuket

Thailand

Khao Lak

Khao Lak

Thailand

Koh Samui

Koh Samui
Beach

Thailand

Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan

Thailand

Koh Tao

Koh Tao

Thailand

Hua Hin

Hua Hin
The Regent Beach Resort Cha-Am

Thailand

Cha-Am

Cha-Am

Thailand

Krabi

Krabi

Thailand

Pattaya

Pattaya

Thailand

Phi Phi

Phi Phi

Thailand

Koh Chang

Koh Chang

Thailand

Koh Samet

Koh Samet

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Koh Kood

Koh Kood

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Koh Yao Yai

Koh Yao Yai

Thailand

Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta
Khao Sok

Thailand

Khao Sok

Khao Sok

Thailand

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

Thailand

Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai

Thailand

Trat

Trat

Types of Thailand holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Flights to Thailand take around 11 hours and 25 minutes. There are currently direct flights to Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok from London Heathrow with British Airways, Eva Air., and Thai Airways, as well as indirect options to Phuket and Chiang Mai. There are also indirect routes to Thailand from other UK airports via destinations such as Doha, Amsterdam, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi.

There are actually two islands known as James Bond island – they make up the Khao Phing Kan and they feature in the film The Man with the Golden Gun. They’re located in Phang Nga Bay in the Andaman Sea.

 

The typical Thai greeting that involves putting your hands together in bow is known as the ‘Wai’. The way in which you carry out the Wai depends on the social status of the person you are greeting. Men will accompany the Wai by saying Sawatdee-krap, and women must say Sawatdee-kah. 

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Bangkok

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Banyan Tree Bangkok

Anantara Si Kao Trang

Krabi

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Anantara Si Kao Trang
Unique

Keemala

Phuket

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Keemala
Ruen Tamarind Restaurant

Tamarind Village

Chiang Mai

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Tamarind Village

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