On the Road with Anantara: The Ultimate Southern Thailand Road Trip

Travel and Lifestyle Press Releases Thursday July 16, 2020 09:15
Bangkok--16 Jul--Anantara Hotels Resorts & Spas

This summer, with adventures in faraway lands on hold, destinations on home turf beckon. A narrower horizon doesn’t have to translate to a limited variety of experiences and there’s no time like the present to explore one’s own backyard. Thailand residents are particularly lucky in that respect, blessed with a wide range of natural attractions, cultural richness or gastronomic adventures on their doorstep. Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas offers an alternative to mini-staycations and extended weekend getaways with the curation of a week-long road trip through southern Thailand, from Bangkok to the island of Phuket via Hua Hin.

Depart Bangkok in the early morning, passing through rustic countryside and gazing upon bucolic vistas before stopping at Phra Nakhon Khiri historical park. Ride the cable car up the mountain to immerse in birdsong and monkey calls, the quaint museum pleasantly surprises with some excellent period furniture. Settle in for a few days of seaside living at family-friendly beach haven, Anantara Hua Hin Resort.   Explore lively markets or head in land up to Monsoon Valley Vineyard for a vineyard tour and sommelier paired lunch with Thai wines. Before departing Anantara Hua Hin request a gourmet picnic basket for dining on the road and continue towards the south via Sam Roi Yot National Park to explore the caves and freshwater marshes.

Further south, the laid-back Baan Krood beach beckons for a quick dip, reconnect with Mother Nature by exploring Nam Tok Ngao National Park in the picturesque Ranong province. Evergreen forests, flowering orchids, imposing mountain ranges and an abundance of waterfalls await, a hike to the spectacular Ngao Waterfall is a perfect pitstop to energise restless passengers.

From here continue towards Phuket, passing through the lush nature of Sirinat National Park toward the golden sands of Anantara Layan Phuket Resort. Relax and unwind in a private pool villa, lazing the days away in the resort’s private lagoon and partaking in watersports if the fancy takes. A stroll through the iconic Thalong road and its famous market is all the more tempting with the extra trunk space a car affords, perfect for squirreling market finds home. Road weary limbs are pummeled into submission at the Anantara Spa or can be whipped into shape at the open air Muay Thai ring.     If the seas are calling after that time spent on land, charter Major Affair for the day, a sleek 28m Sunseeker yacht complete with captain and service team. Cruise through the spectacular islands of Phang Nga Bay and dine on fresh seafood, having spent the day snorkeling crystal blue waters and toasting the sunset with champagne.

On the return trip to Bangkok, Anantara Layan will restock the hamper basket with gourmet treats and recommends a picnic break at the often overlooked Khuraburi. A speck of a town, the market community offers a roadside gateway to the Surin Islands on the edge of Khao Lak offering some of southern Thailand's best community-based tourism opportunities. Anantara Hua Hin welcomes guests to assimilate for one or two nights before the hustle and bustle of Bangkok beckons guests back to the heart of the city.

Rates at Anantara Hua Hin Resort and Anantara Layan Phuket Resort are below.
Anantara Hua Hin Resort
Premium Garden View at THB 3,800 net inclusive of Taxes & Service Charge
Deluxe Garden View Room at THB 4,100 net inclusive of Taxes & Service Charge
Picnic basket on departure day for 2 adults and 2 children at THB 3,600
  • Daily breakfast for 2 persons
  • Complimentary stay for 1 child inclusive of Breakfast (4-11 Years, shared bed with parents)
  • 50% discount on Breakfast and extra bed for second Child
  • 50% discount on Children’s Food & Beverage
  • 50% discount on paid Children’s club activities (4-11 Years old)
  • 50% discount on all weekend supplement charges when extending stay over the weekend
  • Supplement charge applied for Friday and Saturday night at THB 950 per room per night
Terms & conditions
  • Available from 1 July until 23 December 2020
  • All rates are inclusive of Service Charge and all applicable taxes.
  • Extra Adult sharing the same room at THB 1,400 net per person inclusive of breakfast.
  • Offer is subject to availability and is not combinable with other promotion, minimum stay of 2 nights required.
  • Offer is based on availability and valid for new bookings only.
  • Any existing bookings that are cancelled and re-booked will be charged as per original rates/offers.
  • Cannot be combined with any other promotions.
  • Additional extra person charge inclusive of breakfast, Child (4-11 years) with Extra Bed at THB 900 nett per person. Adult at 1,200 nett per person
Anantara Layan Phuket Resort
Deluxe Pool Villa @ 5,000 THB net inclusive of Taxes & Service Charge
Sala Pool Villa @ 6,500 THB net inclusive of Taxes & Service Charge
Picnic basket on departure day for 2 adults and 2 children at THB 3,600
  • Breakfast for 2
  • Kids up to 12 stays and eat for free
  • Early check in at late 3PM check out
  • For Deluxe Layan Suite and Deluxe Pool Villa 1 manicure and pedicure for her and 1 express massage for him
  • For Sala Pool Villa 1 60-minute facial treatment for her and one head and shoulder massage for him
Terms & conditions