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Thailand 23/02/02 - 09/03/02

Summary of trip

The following pages exist not only as a reference for family and friends to read in all the ghastly detail excatly what a modern day couple get up to on their anual winter sun holiday, but also to assist anyone planning a similar trip to that part of the world.

When I was researching our trip I found that there was a lack of up-to-date information for people like ourselves, who really weren't up for the back packing thing, and although not willing to spend a fortune, were after the type of comfort that can be afforded when the pound is so strong to the local currency.

Our trip was eventually booked with Kuoni, who have a good range of destination options in their brochure, and the destinations chosen reflected a desire to be near as many local attractions as possible, but also far enough away from the maelstrom to be properly relaxing. We have absolutely no complaints about the service Kuoni provided, and they were in touch with us at every stage of the trip.

For our two week trip we flew with Thai International (very comfortable, but not as good as Singapore Airlines, who would be worth upgrading to if you like more to do in-flight), and we stayed for our two nights in Bangkok at The Amari Atrium Hotel (very smart but poorly situated - Kuonis most basic option), and then the Bay Front Resort at Khao Lak (a very recommendable small size hotel with very friendly staff and plenty of access to anywhere), and The Pimalai Resort and Spa on the island of Ko Lanta, east of Ko Phi Phi and south from Krabi (untainted luxury, but maybe a little inaccessible).

The overuling criteria for both resort hotels was that they are both situated on the west coast, and both allowed for superb sunset viewing! Hope you enjoy the following, and find their content useful. If you'd care to drop me a note, or have a specific query I will try and reply in person. As I write this all content is current (we arrived back yesterday morning!)

sunset, Khao Lak Bay Front Resort

Summary | Bangkok | Bangkok Day Two | Khao Lak Bay Front Resort | Khao Lak Day Two | Ko Similan Islands
Turtle Conservation Festival | Leaving Khao Lak for Pimalai Resort, Ko Lanta | Ko Rok Snorkelling
Pimalai Resort and Ko Lanta Driving Tour | Leaving Thailand
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