As travel writers, we’re often asked: What’s the best hotel you’ve stayed in? These swanky villa resorts with private pools top our list.
Where to stay on Koh Tao in Thailand? We chose the beachfront Sensi Paradise Beach Resort. But we also checked out other bungalow and villa resorts on the island too. Take a peek!
If you love to shop, you’ll love Bangkok and the Grande Sheraton Sukhumvit. It’s smack-dab in Bangkok’s luxury shopping hub; it also boasts a fab pool in a lush resort-like setting.
Couples who like stylish boutique hotels and want a peaceful beach getaway will feel at home at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa. The spa offers great Thai massages too!
For Thai-style coddling in beachfront suites or private pool villas, you can’t beat Tongsai Bay on Koh Samui. A beautiful private beach! Their famous “fruit lady”!
“I stabbed my cheek with my fork!” “Oh, I’ve lost a pea. Or was it a piece of potato?” Is this what it’s like to eat blind? It’s so pitch black in here (it’s good we have aprons on).
Snorkeling? Scuba diving? Sign us up. Koh Tao is reputed to have some of Thailand’s best snorkeling and diving. We booked a “big boat” snorkeling day trip around the island.
We’re lying on our backs, sea canoeing Phang Nga Bay in an inflatable canoe – our noses inches away from the sharp-edged roof of a dark cave tunnel.
Walk through a dark tunnel with images of tortured souls sculpted on the walls, and you enter the Thailand Hall of Opium, cradled in the humid Golden Triangle.
In Thailand, we went hiking in Chiang Mai in the nearby Mae Lai rainforest. Snakes weren’t the problem. But the leeches were too much for us city gals!
Sea cave canoeing. Cycling ancient ruins. Snorkeling. And temple tripping with orange-robed monks. Exotic Thailand is one big adventure!