Thailand is south-east Asia's most popular holiday destination for a good reason. In Thailand, you can combine a tropical beach holiday with a visit to a Buddhist temple and some shopping in Bangkok. Here are some tips for visiting Thailand's holiday islands.
Thailand's holiday islands
Most Thailand holidays are beach breaks on the Southern islands. Phuket is one of the most famous destinations in Thailand and it attracts millions of visitors every year. It is also very busy and overdeveloped in places. However, it is possible to find extremely affordable package deals to Phuket.
The island also has several five-star hotels and resorts that can offer some of the cheapest luxury deals in Thailand. It is also close enough to Bangkok to make it a convenient destination, especially if you want to combine a beach holiday with a city break. Thailand's capital, Bangkok, is a fascinating city and most visitors combine a beach holiday with a few days in Bangkok.
Places to visit
Buddhist temples, museums, street markets, nightlife, good food and shopping are some of the best parts of a visit to Bangkok. Another popular destination that is reasonably close to Bangkok is Hua Hin, known for its international resorts and luxury hotels. Further South, Ko Samui is a growing destination and offers everything that you might expect from a Thai holiday: tropical beaches, accommodation for all budgets, including bungalows to rent, water sports and diving and of course, great food. Samui can also be a good place to take the whole family for a holiday.
Best times to book a Thai holiday
When booking a holiday in Thailand, it is helpful to know something about the climate and the seasons in the country. The best time to visit Thailand is between November and February. This is the so-called cool season, when temperature remains warm and humid, but it is not unbearable. The rainy season lasts from June to October and the hottest season includes March, April and May. Although, the cool season has the best climate, it is also the busiest time to travel to Thailand. If you are looking for cheap Thailand holidays, try to travel outside the Christmas and New Year season.