Thailand City & Beach
Travel 07 Feb 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
Book by 31 Jan 2019
Saving £133 per person
- 3 nts Century Park, Bangkok - Breakfast
- 7 nts X2 Vibe Seaphere, Pattaya & Jomtien - Breakfast
- X2 Vibe Pattaya Seaphere: Receive one set 3 course dinner for stays between 07 Feb-02 Apr & 23 Apr-30 Nov.
- Flights to Bangkok with EVA Air from Heathrow, accommodation throughout, return private transfers and prepayable taxes.
- This holiday is ATOL protected 2713
The 24 storey hotel stands prominently in the Victory Monument area with a skytrain station just 10 minutes walk away. The rooftop pool offers an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle, while the variety of rooms and suites ensure everyone's catered for.
Nestled in a serene seaside corner of Na Jomtien beach, this new hotel is the perfect choice for a fun, chilled out holiday.
Flights to Bangkok with EVA Air from Heathrow, accommodation throughout, return private transfers and prepayable taxes.
Regional Departures: Regional supplements are available from Manchester from £200, Belfast from £236, Newcastle from £200, Edinburgh from £200, Glasgow from £200. Other regional airports may be available, please ask for details.
Experience a few days in Bangkok to explore this vibrant, sometimes chaotic, metropolis. Wherever you look in this diverse city, you'll see the old and cultured mingling with the bright and the new. Whether it's the stunning opulence of the palaces, the chaos of the streetlife or the extremes of the nightlife, Bangkok offers an experience not to be missed at amazing value for money.
Bangkok is most people's first introduction to this fascinating country and there is really nowhere else quite like it. Love it or hate it, you really must see it! There are fabulous hotels, which offer real value for money. Whether you choose one located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River or one located in the Sukhumvit/city, you will never be far from the shops and culture.
Bangkok's chaotic streets are notoriously crowded with traffic so travelling by road can be painfully slow, but taxis are plentiful and cheap while a journey by tuk tuk is a hair-raising experience not to forget. Alternatively, the clean, cheap and very efficient skytrain (BTS) and underground (MRT) rail systems connect the main shopping, entertainment and business areas of the city making it easy to navigate your way around.
The city's most famous landmark is the spectacularly elaborate Grand Palace complex, which was the former residence of the Thai royal family but is now used for ceremonial purposes. Incredibly well preserved the complex is home to several impressive buildings including the highly revered Wat Phra Kaew (the Temple of the Emerald Buddha). Other notable temples within the city include the exquisitely decorated Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn) and Wat Pho which houses the 150 foot long Reclining Buddha.
The Chao Phraya River, with its backdrop of temples and hotels, is a constant hive of activity with longtailed speedboats and water taxis whizzing to different points along the river, or heavily laden barges chugging sedately upstream. Join a tour of the river and explore the ramshackle world of criss-crossing canals (klongs) which are lined with precariously perched wooden houses.
Boasting over 50,000 places to eat Bangkok has just about everything on the menu, so whether you choose to sample appetising delights from roadside food sellers or dine out in style you're sure to find something to tantalise your taste buds. Another notable feature of the city is the nightlife, which in recent years has evolved to offer everything from sophisticated rooftop cocktail bars and jazz lounges to chic clubs, microbreweries and so much more.
Known as Thailand's "Riviera", this internationally renowned resort is within an easy drive of Bangkok and is popular with those seeking fun in the sun. Once a sleepy fishing village, Pattaya has developed into a bustling city with great beaches, excellent shopping, an incredible variety of sporting activities and infamous nightlife.
Pattaya Beach's crescent shaped bay is comprised of three sections: north, central and south. Of the three, north Pattaya is the most peaceful, yet far from secluded, with hotels, restaurants, bars and shops lining the sandy shores. Central and south Pattaya represent the hub of the resort and is where you'll find an abundance of hotels and resorts, shopping malls, markets, restaurants and entertainment venues.
When you tire of lazing by the pool or on the sands there are seemingly endless watersports to tempt you, including windsurfing, parasailing, jet-skiing, snorkelling, banana boat rides, scuba diving and deep sea fishing. Landlubbers aren't left out either, with activities such as golf, tennis, bungee jumping and go karting to keep you occupied.
There are numerous places of interest in and around Pattaya including the Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Satchatham), a giant wooden temple, situated right on the seafront, adorned with intricate carvings and sculptures; Big Buddha Hill has its very own golden "big Buddha" statue while the road leading up there has panoramic views over the bay. Other options include Pattaya Water Park, Underwater World, Flight of the Gibbon (a zipline canopy tour) and Mini Siam.
After Bangkok, Pattaya is Thailand's top destination for shopping. Aside from traditional Thai-style markets and large modern shopping malls, the best areas are the southern stretch of Pattaya Beach Road and on Pattaya Second Road, which are literally packed with hundreds of tourist-friendly shops and stalls.
When it comes to nightlife, Pattaya comes alive. Walking Street is one long entertainment zone and filled with loud music and neon-lit signs advertising the pubs, open-air bar complexes, go-go bars, ladyboy shows and nightclubs which vie for your attention and your Baht! Dining is definitely a treat and all around Pattaya there are dozens of food vendors and noodle stalls along with trendy restaurants featuring Thai and international cuisine such as Mexican, Italian, Greek, Scandinavian and Japanese.
A few miles south of Pattaya is Jomtien, an ideal option for those seeking a quieter resort with a beautiful stretch of coastline popular with watersport enthusiasts. Its sandy beach is fringed with pine trees and a selection of restaurants and cafes border the beach. The nightlife of Pattaya is just a short drive away if you don't want to miss out on the nightlife!