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Avani Chaweng Samui – Thailand

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09 Apr - 30 Jun '24
Phuket ex Johannesburg
4-stars
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Amari Koh Samui – Thailand

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01 Sep - 31 Oct '24
Phuket ex Johannesburg
5-stars
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The Vijitt Phuket, Thailand

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16 Apr - 31 Oct '24
Phuket ex Johannesburg
4-stars
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The Shore at Katathani, Phuket – Thailand

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01 Apr - 31 Oct '24
Phuket ex Johannesburg
5-stars
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Khao Lak Merlin Resort, Phuket – Thailand

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16 Apr - 31 Oct '24
Phuket ex Johannesburg
4-stars
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Zeavola Resort, Phi Phi Island – Thailand

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Phuket ex Johannesburg
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The Tubkaak Krabi Boutique – Thailand

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16 Apr - 30 Sep '24
Phuket ex Johannesburg
5-stars
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Sunwing Bangtao, Thailand

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01 Apr - 31 Oct '24
Phuket ex Johannesburg
4-stars
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La Flora Khao Lak – Thailand

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16 Apr - 31 Oct '24
Phuket ex Johannesburg
4-stars
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Keemala Phuket, Thailand

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01 Apr - 31 Oct '24
Phuket ex Johannesburg
5-stars
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About Thailand

Thailand is a wondrous kingdom, featuring glittering Buddhist temples, exotic wildlife and spectacular islands marked by turquoise oceans and white sands, diverse wildlife, and great culture and food.

Along with a fascinating history and modern capital city, Thailand radiates a unique charm which lures tourists, holidaymakers, honeymooners and adventure enthusiasts from all over the world.

Often heralded as the “Land of Smiles”, the people of Thailand welcome tourists wholeheartedly and are happy to share what their country has to offer.

Thailand is a Mecca for shopaholics from across the world. From local shopping markets to high-end malls, shoppers are spoilt for choice, particularly for items such as silk, fine handicrafts, pearls, silver and gold.

Thailand’s booming tourist economy, driven largely by Hollywood (the country has been the setting for The Man with the Golden Gun, The Bridge over River Kwai and Alex Garland’s The Beach), has resulted in the opening of a number of expensive and luxurious international hotels.

However, those looking for the rustic splendour of the beaches and islands will find plenty of cheap and comfortable accommodation.

The size and geographical diversity of Thailand provide for a variety of activities – snorkelling, diving and a host of watersports are very popular around the Islands, while inland enthusiasts can trek into the mountains or cycle across the flat river areas of the northeast.

Snuggled between Laos, Burma, Cambodia and Malaysia, Thailand is a country with extraordinary contrasts and an idyllic escape for those who yearn to get away from the daily rut.

Thailand Basic Information

Electricity

220 volts, 50Hz. Both flat and round two-pin plugs are used.

Language

Thai is the official language, but English is widely spoken in tourist areas.

Safety

Though most visits to Thailand are trouble-free, tourists should avoid all political gatherings and marches, and stay well informed about the political situation in the country before and during their stay.

Like many parts of the world, South East Asia has been a victim of terrorism, so travellers should be vigilant in public places. They should also avoid the border regions and shouldn’t camp in undesignated areas in national parks. The security situation in the southern provinces near the Malaysian border is unstable and travel to Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat and Songkhla is to be avoided.

Visitors to major cities are advised to secure their passports and credit cards and not carry too much money or jewellery. In Bangkok, visitors should be aware of scams, often involving gems recommended by kind strangers. In tourist areas, particularly at Full Moon Parties on Ko Phan Ngan, travellers should be careful about accepting drinks from strangers, as there have been reports of drinks being drugged. Incidents of sexual assault do occur and female travellers should be cautious.

The monsoon season in September and October (November to March on Koh Samui) brings about flooding in the north, northeast and central regions, causing mudslides and flash floods; visitors planning to trek in the jungle during this time should check conditions with licensed tour guides before leaving.

Money

The unit of currency is the Baht (THB), which is divided into 100 satang. Currency can be exchanged at the airport, banks, hotels, and bureaux de change. Banks are open Monday to Friday. ATMs are available in most cities and tourist resorts, but there is a surcharge for each withdrawal. Most major credit cards are accepted at hotels and larger businesses.

Thailand Travel Specifics

Health

There is no risk of malaria in major tourist resorts or in the cities of Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Pattaya, Ko Samui, and Ko Phangan, but preventions against malaria are recommended in rural and forested areas that border Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, and Laos. Immunisation against hepatitis A, hepatitis B and typhoid fever is also advised; yellow fever vaccination certificates are required for travellers from infected areas. Rabid dogs are fairly common, so travellers should consider rabies vaccination before visiting. Everyone 16 years of age and older should get fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before travel.

There has been an increase in reported cases of dengue fever, particularly in the south, and vaccination against Japanese encephalitis is also recommended. Outbreaks of leptospirosis occur during the rainy season and after flooding. Travellers should drink bottled water and avoid ice in drinks, and seek immediate medical attention if they suffer from diarrhoea during their visit. Medical facilities are good in major cities, but good medical insurance is vital.

Duty free

Travellers to Thailand do not have to pay duty on 200 cigarettes, 250g tobacco or equivalent amount of cigars or 1 litre of alcohol. Goods to the value of THB 20,000 per person for holders of tourist visas are allowed; family allowances are double the individual allowances. Prohibited items include firearms and ammunition, fireworks, and drugs, and trafficking in drugs carries the maximum penalty. Restrictions apply to meat imported from countries affected by BSE or mad cow and foot-and-mouth diseases. Antiques or objects of art and religious articles may not be exported without a license.

Entry requirements

US passports must be valid for six months beyond date of arrival. No visa is required for tourist stays of up to 30 days.

Passports must be valid for six months beyond date of arrival. British nationals with passports endorsed ‘British Citizen’ or ‘British National (Overseas)’ do not require a visa for stays of up to 30 days. British travellers carrying passports with other endorsements should check official requirements.

Canadian Passports must be valid for six months beyond date of arrival. No visa is needed for touristic stays of up to 30 days.

Australian passports must be valid for six months beyond date of arrival. No visa is required for touristic stays of up to 45 days. APEC Business Travel Card holders endorsed for travel to Thailand may stay up to 90 days.

South African passports must be valid for six months beyond date of arrival. No visa is required for touristic stays of up to 30 days.

Irish passports must be valid for six months beyond date of arrival. No visa is required for stays of up to 30 days.

Passports from New Zealand must be valid for six months beyond date of arrival. No visa is required for touristic stays of up to 45 days. Holders of APEC Business Travel Cards endorsed for travel to Thailand may stay up to 90 days.

Passport & Visa

Travellers entering Thailand must have sufficient funds to cover the length of their stay, and are recommended to hold documentation for return or onward travel. Visitors who are using the 30-day visa exemption must enter Thailand by air or land; it is highly recommended that passports are valid for six months beyond travel.

Climate in Thailand

Thailand experiences high temperatures and levels of humidity throughout the year. The hottest months are between March and May, and monsoon season runs from June to October. In September and October, much of the country suffers from flooding, particularly in the north, northeastern and central regions. The cool season is the best time to visit Thailand, and runs from November to February. Temperatures are fairly consistent throughout the year, especially in southern regions, and range between 74F (23C) and 86F (30C).

Thailand Customs & More

Tipping

Tipping is becoming more common in places frequented by tourists. If a service charge is not included in a restaurant bill, customers should add 10 to 15 percent as a tip. Porters and hotel staff will expect a tip; taxi drivers generally won’t.

Local customs

While Thais are well known for their friendliness, they frown on public displays of affection. Visitors must save their beachwear for the beach and respect the custom of taking off shoes when entering a home. Many shops and restaurants will also expect tourists to remove their footwear.

Foreigners should avoid putting their feet on tables or chairs, or pointing their foot toward anyone. The touching of others’ hair or heads (rubbing a child’s hair, for example) should also be avoided. Thais rarely shake hands, instead using the wai as a way to say hello, to apologise, or show respect. The wai is a prayer-like gesture, made with raised hands. Thais are generally calm and softly spoken people, and tourists should avoid arguing loudly or raising their voices, even when haggling in markets, as this is considered crude and disrespectful.

The Thai royal family is revered and any image of Buddha, large or small, is considered sacred. Partygoers should note that drugs are illegal throughout the country, and that the possession of small quantities can land them in prison.

Doing business

Business culture in Thailand is considerably more relaxed than other Asian countries within the region. However, Thailand shares its neighbours’ work ethic and value systems, as well as their emphasis on hierarchy and building relationships. Senior managers must be consulted on all matters and decisions. Appearance and age are important in Thai business culture, as they illustrate social standing and status. Older individuals are generally afforded a great deal of regard in Thailand and business people should become properly acquainted with their associates before they start negotiating.

The concept of ‘face’ and saving face is important in Thailand. So, if travellers make a mistake, they shouldn’t expect it to be pointed out to them, and if a local business associate makes a mistake, it is impolite to draw attention to it or correct them.

English is the language of business in Thailand, but translators are often needed. Business hours are from 8am to 5pm or 9am to 6pm, with an hour for lunch. Dress styles tend to be quite formal, but due to the humid climate, heavy suits are rare. However, meetings with senior management tend to be slightly more formal and jackets are usually worn. Men generally wear shirts, slacks and a tie, while women wear below-the-knee skirts and blouses. Pantsuits for women are quite rare.

Shaking hands is not a popular form of greeting and the wai (putting a prayer-like gesture in front of oneself and bowing slightly) is more acceptable. The higher the hands compared to the face when bowing, the more respect is meant by the wai. It is customary to wai first to those older than oneself. When addressing others, Thais use first names rather than surnames, preceded by Kuhn for both men and women. As with many Asian nations, giving gifts to business associates is generally a good idea. When receiving gifts, foreigners shouldn’t open them in front of the giver. They should also wait to be introduced to others, as it is an indication of rank. Often the hierarchical structures favour the elders in a group and respect must be given accordingly.

Communications

The international country dialling code for Thailand is +66. The outgoing code is 001, followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 00144 for the United Kingdom). Travellers can purchase local prepaid SIM cards for unlocked phones, and WiFi is available in cities and holiday resorts.

Thailand Airport

Bangkok International Airport (BKK)

Location

The airport is situated 20 miles (32km) east of downtown Bangkok.

 

Getting to the city

The Airport Rail Link (ARL) is the fastest way to get to central Bangkok. The service runs from the first floor of the airport and connects travellers to the MRT underground at Makkasan Station and the BTS Skytrain at Phaya Thai Station. Public buses run several routes from the Transport Centre to Bangkok, while the Airport Express provides air-conditioned coaches between the airport and hotels in downtown Bangkok. There is also a Limousine Service counter on the 2nd floor of the Arrivals Hall.

Time

GMT +7

 

Car rental

Car hire is available from Avis, Budget, Hertz, and Sixt. Bookings can be made at the Car Rental service counter at Arrivals.

Airport Taxis

From the airport, passengers can catch a taxi from the platform of the Passenger Terminal on the 1st Floor. Travel time depends greatly on traffic but is at least 30 minutes and can be much more. An exit fee is expected to be paid by the passenger, though this can be paid at the end of the ride. Passengers can request the driver use the expressway, which will cost a small additional fee.

Facilities

Currency exchange is available, and ATMs are located throughout the terminal building. A tourist information service is located in the Arrivals hall on Level 2; duty-free shopping and a myriad of restaurants, wine bars and fast food outlets are also available.

Parking

Short and long-term parking is available at Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

Chiang Mai Airport (CNX)

Location

The airport is situated two miles (4km) from Chiang Mai.

 

Getting to the city

The airport does not allow public tricycle and pick-up cars to enter the airport area; these can be accessed outside the airport boundaries. They are the cheapest transport option from the airport, but can be uncomfortably crowded with luggage. Taxis, limousines, and car rentals are the only form of transport available at the airport. Many hotels will arrange transport for guests with advance booking.

Time

Local time is GMT +7.

 

Car rental

Car rental agencies at the airport include Hertz, Avis, and Thai Rent a Car.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available for travel to Chiang Mai from outside the airport; fares should be agreed in advance.

Facilities

Facilities include currency exchange, lost and found, ATMs, business lounges, a sauna and spa, shopping, and dining options. There are limited facilities for disabled travellers; those with special needs should contact their airline in advance.

Parking

Chiang Mai Airport offers a range of convenient car parking options situated close to the terminals.

Phuket Airport (HKT)

Location

The airport is situated 20 miles (32km) from Phuket city.

 

Getting to the city

Many hotels offer transport for arriving guests, and several companies provide limousine and minibus services at the airport to transport passengers to their required destination.

Time

Local time is GMT +7.

 

Car rental

Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, and Sixt.

Airport Taxis

A taxi stand is located outside of the airport. Metered taxis have limited space for luggage; if travellers have large luggage and there are more than two passengers, they should consider a limousine taxi, which operates on a fixed fare, or minibus transfer.

Transfer between terminals

It is possible to reach the terminals on foot.

Facilities

Airport facilities include ATMs, shops (including duty-free shops), currency exchange services, an information counter, a sauna and spa, medical services, left luggage facilities, a restaurant, and a bar.

Parking

There is a range of convenient car parking options situated close to the terminals.

Thailand & Bangkok Attractions

What to see in Bangkok

-Visit the Bangkok National Museum.

-Marvel at the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho).

-Take in the sights at Wat Benchamabophit (Marble Temple).

-See the Royal Barges National Museum.

What to do in Bangkok

-Get lost in the maze of stalls at Chatuchak Market.

-Experience the national sport of Thailand, Muay Thai.

-Take in a piece of history at Jim Thomson’s House.

-Admire the unique Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.

Beyond Bangkok

Bangkok is the perfect doorway to a number of regions of Thailand, including Phuket and Chiang Mai. As the capital city, Bangkok is easily accommodated on any travel itinerary of Thailand, not least of all because it is easy to get flights into the city from all over the world. Most parts of Thailand are easily accessible from the central hub of Bangkok, with there being various forms of transport to each location, including bus, train and plane. A popular excursion from Bangkok would be to visit the hisorically rich Kanchanaburi, famous as the site of the movie, Bridge Over the River Kwai.

Getting there

Flights to Bangkok land in Suvarnabhumi International Airport, located 19 miles (30km) east of Bangkok; and Don Mueang International Airport is a small secondary facility located 15 miles (25km) outside of Bangkok. There are flights to Bangkok from various cities in the UK, US and many European cities.

Did you know?

-Some Bangkok bathrooms offer a third gender option for ladyboys.

-All of the temples pictured on Thai baht coins are in Bangkok.

-Bangkok holds the record for longest capital name in the world.

Ratings and Reviews

Have you stayed in Thailand and want to share your experience, we'd love to hear it and share it.  Please reach out and tell us all about it.

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Thailand, Nora Buri, May 2012

Hi Ed,

We had the most amazing holiday thank you. Oz feels like a bit of a blur and it rained every day so we spent most of the time at home with our family friends.

Nora Buri is an awesome hotel but the trick is to have a beachside villa like we had so you are right on the beach and don’t look on to the roofs of the other villas. The hotel is built on a hill but there are buggies that cart you around, the elevation gives you beautiful views. The beach is private but too difficult to walk on as it is like gravel with stones and coral and it is difficult to swim in the sea because of this. The soft sand is definitely the main beach in Chaweng BUT the peace and quiet and beauty is where we were.

Our beachside villa was gorgeous, one of the best luxury rooms we have ever stayed in on our travels. I think it is the hotels best room as it is used in all their advertising material. J We spent a lot of time there as it was right next to the main pool, beach bar and of course the beach. The breakfasts were ok, pretty much the same in all hotels I suppose.

We went into Chaweng every night to shop and for dinner, we loved the vibe there. Dave had suits made and a couple of shirts which made him super happy! He didn’t like it that we were so far out of Chaweng but I didn’t mind it, it took us about 4 minutes to get there by cab and cost about 200BT one way. I liked being away from the madness.

We visited the marine park which was stunning and a fun day out. We went with Grand Tours, it would have been better if there were fewer people on the boat as we were pretty crammed in and the boat ride out was over an hour! If was a full day trip, it would have been better if we had done a ½ day.

Koh Phanang was lovely too! Much prettier than Samui. We loved Santhiya, the fact that it is traditionally Thai is what makes it special. Our sea view villa plus was awesome, we weren’t 100% happy with our view as only a small portion of it was of the sea and the rest of it was of a cute lake in the resort. Our villa was also quite far away from the main part of the hotel which was a bit of a pain because their buggy system wasn’t great, but you have to be high up if you want a sea view from your villa so it’s a bit of a catch 22.

We went on two dives the one day – one dive would have been enough but the dive company does two per day so we didn’t have a choice. Very cheap and the equipment was suitable.

The village near Santhiya was very quiet (literally a small sandy street) but we ate there every night at all the different restaurants – it was best Thai food that we ate all holiday!

We were super happy with our hotel in Bangkok. We shopped up a storm so it was great that we were right there at MBK. We actually popped back to our hotel room a couple of times during the shopping spree to put the shopping down so that we didn’t have to lug it around all day with us and then we could also carry more. We had to buy two extra suitcases to bring everything back with us!!

The transfers were all great, everything ran smoothly like a well-oiled machine, we didn’t have any hiccups! Thai Airways was great, we managed to upgrade our seats for the flight to Sydney at the airport which was lucky.

We had the perfect mix of alone time and then fun with Taryn and Brod when they were on the islands and Bangkok with us. Thailand is definitely a holiday that you can and should do with friends.

Attached are some pics, I will send more through in a separate mail.

Leanne Van Niekerk
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Thailand, Banthai Beach Resort & Spa – September 2017

Hi there Monique

My husband and I just got married a month ago and I left the planning of our honeymoon to the last minute (not on purpose). I wasn’t succeeding in finding anything available (in preferred destinations) within our budget.

I came across Just Honeymoons purely by chance. I was checking out the reviews for another agency that advertised the nicest & seemingly cheaper honeymoon packages but found thousands of complaints against them. I then spotted a good review for Just Honeymoons from the recommendations at the bottom of the page then decided to check them out. [Almost] everyone seemed happy with their service so I decided to give them a try – good move!

We were left with less than a week before our desired departure date and Monique was so helpful – a true godsend. She was very happy to help us plan our honeymoon to Phuket. She was extremely easy to work with, very attentive to the details, and diligent in her follow-up and correspondence. She was very mindful of our budget and procured us a great rate on our stay and was extremely helpful with our airfare and transportation booking. She really put me to ease, offered several options, came up with good recommendations and ultimately the perfect package. There was little to no work on our end!

Happy honeymooner
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Thailand, Old Phuket, May 2012

Hi there!

It’s good to be back! But our honeymoon was amazing!!! Thailand was the perfect option for our honeymoon, and more specifically The Old Phuket at Karon, Phuket. It was quiet enough, but busy enough at the same time and Patong and Kata were just a scooter drive away. Although, we did not even stop in Patong because it seemed very sleazy, dirty and overcrowded.

The transfers were well arranged and always professional and on time.

The Old Phuket hotel was amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed the service, accommodation and food. We would highly recommend it!

It is definitely worth going to see the Phi-Phi islands and doing some sightseeing on the Phuket island. We enjoyed hiring a scooter and just going where the road took us, but scooters are not for the faint-hearted or inexperienced bike rider because the roads are chaos!

We left our hotel early on our last day and spent the day in Bangkok, before our flight back home, but this is not recommended! It was the end of our holiday and we were over sight-seeing and did not have sufficient money to take advantage of the great technology specials on offer. So we spent most the day waiting in the airport for our flight. We would have preferred to rather be snorkelling in off the Karon beach point!

I would definitely recommend Thailand to honeymooners or holidaymakers!

Thank you, Webtours, for organising such an amazing holiday for us! We will never forget it!!!

Regards

Sandy and Cliff Booysen