Bangkok & Phuket, Thailand
Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit
Located in the heart of Bangkok’s bustling Sukhumvit Road and just minutes from the city’s main transport links, Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit is a five-star hotel that offers comfort and relaxation in the midst of the lively metropolis. Guests can expect an abundance of shopping, dining and entertainment options within walking distance of the hotel while the likes of the famous Grand Palace and Khao San Road are only 15 minutes away by taxi or tuk-tuk.
The 325 luxury guest rooms at Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit boast elegant décor and top-notch amenities as well as mind-blowing views over Bangkok that come to life at night. The hotel has three restaurants serving a range of cuisines and one bar which offers a relaxed ambience and live music once a week. There is also an outdoor swimming pool to cool off from the sunshine, a fitness centre complete with the latest equipment and a well-being centre with a sauna and massage treatments.
Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach
A contemporary hotel decorated in Thai accents, Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach is a five-star resort set against the beautiful Makham Bay and overlooks the sparkling waters of the Andaman Sea. The property’s location ensures guests can experience the best of both worlds; a peaceful retreat situated on a private beach, but is only 15 minutes from bustling Phuket Town where there are plenty of busy markets and thriving nightlife.
Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach offers an outdoor swimming pool and there are also water sports available at the private beach. Going hungry isn’t an option here thanks to the two restaurants serving international and regional cuisine and there are also two bars, including one by pool for tropical daytime cocktails. If the Thai sunshine isn’t quite enough, the resort invites you to work up a sweat at the sauna and the fitness centre. Other facilities include room service, a 24-hour front desk and three meeting rooms.
For those cultural souls there is plenty to do in Thailand, visiting the temples and palaces in fascinating. The array of museums and galleries can also help you catch up on your natural history knowledge and art. Bangkok is the best place to go for sightseeing, make sure you visit the markets and boutiques too for some exciting souvenirs. The beaches of Thailand are second to none, white sands with turquoise blue waters and water sports galore. Phuket is the most well known beach resort, a very popular holiday hot spot and it is obvious why - with beaches to die for, elegant hotels and plenty to do. The wildlife of Thailand is just as impressive, visits to ethically responsible Elephant orphanages are very popular and not to be missed.
Dazzlingly beautiful and incredibly diverse, Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and is nothing less than a tropical paradise in more ways than one. Despite being a little tamer than its Bangkok sibling, Phuket is covered by lush rainforests and fringed by powder-soft beaches, and is a hub of excitement for partygoers, foodies, relaxation lovers, and adventure seekers. Patong is an area made famous by the notorious Bangla Road; a buzzing strip of bars, clubs, and after-dark activities that continue well into the early hours of the morning. Alternatively, families will naturally be drawn to the low-key regions of Kata and Karon, whereby the beauty of Kata Beach and Karon Beach, respectively, are scattered with an abundance of stunning hotels and resorts, and are home to some of the best sunsets on the island.
Phuket sits delightfully within day-tripping distance of the picturesque Ko Phi Phi islands, known for the most emerald waters of the Andaman Sea, pearly-white sands, and neck-craning natural limestone formations. Movie fans will adore a visit to Maya Bay which is home to Maya Beach, the setting for The Beach starring Leonardo Di Caprio. Snorkelling, scuba diving, and even monkey spotting are amongst some of the most popular pastimes on Ko Phi Phi.
Phuket Old Town is the place to go for a culture fix – think historical museums, majestic temples, and Peranakan cuisine. The Big Buddha is a must-see attraction, and despite its name being self-explanatory, this impressive monument towers an impressive 150 feet over the island, and offers stunning 360-degree views of the bays below.