Looking for a real family adventure? Try Thailand and experience a bustling city, tranquil countryside and famous beaches. Our team has been to explore the region and we know the smartest routes and of course, the best places places to stay. We recommend starting in Bangkok, heading up to Chiang Rai and then relaxing seaside in Phuket.
Spend 2-3 nights seeing the temples, shopping the markets, eating savory street food, and make sure to stop at the Jim Thompson House.
Located on the bank of the river, this classic hotel is luxurious and modern. It's centrally located and has a Thai cooking school as well as a top notch spa across the water.
Across the river, the Peninsula is accessible by free ferries that run all day. Lounge by the pool or have an authentic Thai meal at their restaurant Thiptara under the banyan tress.
Go for 2-3 nights to experience the majesty of the elephant camps, beauty of the endless rice paddy fields and the quiet of the countryside.
The Anantara offers the elephant camp experience. While not a tented camp, the rooms have expansive views of the Golden Triangle and are a great value. Learn to cook thai cuisine at Spice Spoons and go trekking around the grounds.
For a truly magical, once-in-a-lifetime luxury experience stay in this tented camp and get up close and personal with the elephants. Cook thai cuisine after foraging for local ingredients. Feel like Tarzan (or Jane!) after your open air spa treatment in the treetops.
End your Thai adventure on the stunning beaches of Phuket.
For a more wallet-friendly option, check out the Surin which has exclusive access to a private beach. With contemporary decor the beach suites and one- and two-bedroom cottages, you'll never be far from the sea. Lounge by the pool or sink your toes into the sand for a simple relaxed getaway.
With super luxe Thai style villas set against the backdrop of the Andaman sea, this Aman resort has all the trimmings including a holistic spa and authentic thai and Japanese restaurants. Kayak around in between the giant rock formations or just laze poolside with a drink in hand.