Destination

Thailand Holidays

Land of smiles

From wandering the busy Bangkok streets to exploring the lush jungle and relaxing on the picturesque beaches; holidays to Thailand offer 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 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 breath-taking 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 citizens are not required to have a visa to enter Thailand if they’re staying less than 30 days.
  • Language Thai - but English is widely spoken
  • Flight Time Approx 11 hours; Direct flights are available with Thai Airways, British Airways and Eva Air to Bangkok daily from London Heathrow. In addition TUI Airways offer a direct seasonal service to Phuket and Krabi from several UK departure points.
  • 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 affordable – 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.”

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Bangkok

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Phuket

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Khao Lak

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Khao Lak

Khao Lak

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Koh Samui

Koh Samui

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Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan

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Koh Tao

Koh Tao

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Hua Hin

Hua Hin

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Cha-Am

Cha-Am
Krabi Thailand

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Krabi

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Pattaya

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Phi Phi

Phi Phi

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Koh Chang

Koh Chang

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Koh Samet

Koh Samet

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Koh Kood

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Koh Yao

Koh Yao

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Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta

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Khao Sok

Khao Sok

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Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

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Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai

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Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi

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Trat

Trat

Types of Thailand holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Tours

Tours
Krabi Thailand

Thailand Honeymoons

Thailand Honeymoons

Frequently Asked Questions

Island Hopping

Why stick to one island when you can hop around to see even more of Thailand? Jump from hideaway paradise beaches to buzzing city breaks; whatever takes your fancy.

Go Scuba Diving & Snorkelling

Marvel at coral and swim with stunning fish in Thailand, perfect for PADI divers and first-time snorkellers alike. We recommend Koh Tao for the best underwater experience.

Thailand Festivals

From New Year festivities to springtime’s Songkran; Thailand is known for its festivals. Get ready to party and celebrate Thai culture during your stay.

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

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,079 pp

Banyan Tree Bangkok
Beachfront swimming pool

Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Krabi

Pai Plong Bay

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,549 pp

Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Krabi
Unique

Keemala

Phuket

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£2,069 pp

Keemala
Ruen Tamarind Restaurant

Tamarind Village

Chiang Mai

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,159 pp

Tamarind Village

More Thailand inspiration

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Exploring Thailand’s cities and beaches

There are hundreds of Thai islands situated in both the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, from luxury paradise beaches where every need is met, to more rustic island getaways, choosing the right one can seem a little mind-boggling.

Exploring Thailand’s cities and beaches
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Pad Thai, gumbo and other worldwide recipes

Travel with your taste buds and discover how to make these delicious signature dishes from around the world.

Pad Thai, gumbo and other worldwide recipes
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Beat the clock in Bangkok

Bangkok is a thrilling city that not only offers temples, exciting cuisine and adventure, it also represents good value. You could easily spend a week wandering the labyrinthine-alley ways, markets and ancient palaces of this sultry metropolis without causing a dent in your wallet.

Beat the clock in Bangkok

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