From White Snow to White Sands
There's nothing that will help you get rid of the stress and cold accumulated in the winter months as a week (or two!) in the tropics.
Pack your bags, get your loved ones or come just by yourself: we have a selection of escapes that will blow away any winter blues.
Jungle adventures, beach relax and lot of sailing make for the perfect mix to experience Thailand and the Philippines with the family or as a solo explorer.
Jungle & Beach | Luxury Adventure
Khao Sok National Park and Khao Lak, Phang Nga Province, Thailand
Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience: a luxury tented camp, set in the middle of the jungle in Khao Sok National Park, where you will experience and discover the wild environment that blesses what is believed to be part of the oldest rainforest on Earth. Then unwind and relax in one of Asia leading boutique hotels, a beach paradise of real luxury offering exceptional personalized services and adventures: the Sarojin.
Luxury Dive Cruise to the Similan Islands
Similan and Surin Islands | Phang Nga Province, Thailand
Sail at the discovery of one of the top 10 dive site in the world aboard a luxury sailing boat where you'll be pampered by all the comforts of a 5 star hotel. Spend a day at Nai Harn beach before leaving for this amazing sailing/diving cruise that will take you to explore the Similan Islands, Koh Born, Koh Tha Chai, Richelieu Rock, and the Surin Islands. Back to Phuket, spend a night in a private pool villa in beautiful Nai Yang Beach: a location that will provide you with easy access to the airport, a Natural Park at a few steps away, the shimmering ocean just across the street and a strip of beach cafes` and restaurant to entertain you on your last night on the island.
Family Perfect in Boracay
A unique holiday for the family, get the best of Boracay with our Classy arrangements: a property nestled on a green hill with breathtaking views over the sea and complemented by the kind of personalized service and care that will exceed your expectations; and our signature suggestion of activities to enjoy the white sandy beaches of Boracay for a dream holiday of relax and understated luxury.
Songkran | Thai New Year
The most anticipated event in the country, Songkran - known also as the water festival - falls on the 13-15 of April and is the Thai traditional New Year. At the end of the dry season, this is the hottest time of the year in the country: families and friends gather to celebrate by visiting temples, sprinkling water on Buddha images in reverence, and sprinkling water on each other's hands as an act of wishing good luck and as a symbol of washing all of the bad away. This is, at least, the traditional side of the festivities.
After that is free water fight for all. Nationwide, and more than everywhere else in Chiang Mai where the festivities last up to a week, a sort of huge "party" takes place: people gather on the streets with containers of water, water guns, garden hoses or whatever else may be used to throw water - and drench each other and passersby. Music plays, alcohol flows freely and everybody, old and young, Thai or foreigner, have a great time. The streets gets full of people dancing and letting their inner child run free in a water fight with friends and strangers that leaves all wet and happy.
In many cities Buddha images are paraded through the streets so that people can toss water at them for a ritual "bath", while in northern Thailand, people may carry handfuls of sand to their monastery in order to replace the dirt that they have carried away on their feet during the rest of the year. The sand is then sculpted into stupa-shaped piles and decorated with colourful flags. Birds and fishes are also set free, with Phuket being the location where this ceremony is most memorable.
If you've never participated to this festival and don't mind getting wet (after all is really, very hot in April) April may be the right month to plan a trip to Thailand: get into some serious water fight in Chiang Mai and then fly to some paradisiacal island to get drenched in sunshine.