Transition with ease from your Bangkok holiday to an exquisite beach retreat. Heading south you can cruise down in a luxury vehicle to Hua Hin and Pattaya, or board a private chartered plane for a short flight that will take you to the barefoot utopia known as Koh Kood.
Beach resort of choice for the Thai Royal Family, foreign interest was sparked in the 1980s when Sofitel was the first to move in on the opportunity for huge growth in Hua Hin. Compared to Pattaya, the other main beach destination near Bangkok, Hua Hin is the more sophisticated cousin, more popular with families and older travellers. Popularly known in the region for its stellar golf course, and its low tide beaches which turn into shallow pools under high tide. Spend your time away from the shores as well, visit the Pala U Waterfall which at 16 tiers is one of the highest in Thailand. Lumber through Thai vineyards in the hillsides on elephant-back, a unique way to see the vines.
South of Pattaya, is a self-contained paradise situated close to the sleepy fishing village of Bangsaray, two privately self-contained villas sit only 90 minutes drive from Bangkok International Airport.
Unspoilt, untamed Koh Kood is home to Thailand’s most luxurious private island hideaway. Expansive villas with king sized daybeds are tucked into the hillside amongst palm fronds that provide a patch of sandy seclusion for each and every guest. Soneva Kiri is a private and exclusive utopia.