- Return flights to Thailand
- Return resort transfers
- 8 nights accommodation at the Old Phuket Karon Beach
- Breakfast daily
- Free Wi-Fi
- All taxes, levies and surcharges (estimated)
- Package price includes a special offer - Book by 30 April 2017.
- Surcharges may apply for departures on certain days of the week.
- A high season surcharge applies for travel between the following dates : 25 March – 14 April, 22 June – 31 August, 29 September - 09 October.
- Air tickets must be issued by 24 March 2017 to qualify for this special offer.
- Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation.
- Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are also not included.
- Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations.
- Rebooking and cancellations fees apply.
- All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified.
- Standard terms and conditions apply.
Karon Beach, Phuket, Thailand
All rooms include individually controlled air-conditioning, television, telephone, mini-bar, hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities, in-room safety box and complimentary wi-fi.
Deluxe Sino Wing Rooms
34 square metres of living space, with Sino Portuguese architecture and décor. The rooms are located on the upper floors of the Sino Wing.
Spa Deluxe Sino Wing Rooms
40 square metres of living space, with Sino Portuguese architecture and décor. The rooms are located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Sino Wing and offer a larger balcony complete with outdoor Jacuzzi tub.
Terrace Deluxe Sino Wing Rooms
40 square metres of living space. Located on the ground floor of the Sino Wing and featuring Sino Portuguese architecture and décor, as well as a charming little courtyard.
Private Jacuzzi Sino Wing Rooms
Located in the Sino Wing, decorated in traditional Sino Portuguese influences and featuring 50 square metres of living space with an outdoor private Jacuzzi and rain shower
Deluxe Pool View Serene Wing Rooms
Located in the Serene wing, with 55 – 60 square metres of living space. This room features modern, contemporary décor and offers a private balcony with views of the mountain backdrop and swimming pool.
Deluxe Pool Access Serene Wing Rooms
Located in the Serene wing, with 55 – 60 square metres of living space. This room features modern, contemporary décor and offers direct access via the terrace into the swimming pool.
Deluxe Family Serene Wing Rooms
Located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Serene wing. Featuring 60 square metres of living space, modern décor and views of the swimming pool. The bedding arrangements are one double bed, one single bed and a set of bunk beds making this room category suitable for up to 2 adults and 3 children.
The hotel offers guests an array of dining options for all palates in a variety of settings throughout the resort.
Shark Restaurant: Serves buffet breakfast .
Chili Restaurant: Offers an à la carte international and seafood menu for lunch and dinner.
Bai Toey: Specialises in Thai à la carte lunch and dinner.
Al Dente: Serves an à la carte Italian menu for lunch and dinner.
Lobby Corner: Offers refreshments throughout the day and night.
KO-l Pool Bar: Enjoy snacks and refreshments around the swimming pool on the Sino Wing 3rd floor.
Pool Bar: A variety of snacks and refreshments around the swimming pool in the Serene Wing
Blue Café & Bar: Offers brewed coffees and freshly baked pastries and cakes
There is a massage facility available around the swimming pool.
* Two pools
* Kids Room
* Free WiFi
* Fitness Room
* Massage available
* Babysitting and baby cots
* Shuttle bus to Jungceylon Shopping Mall, Patong Beach, Central Festival Mall, Phuket Town & Weekend Market
* Tour desk
* Conferencing (max 200 delegates)
Available throughout the resort free of charge
A recommended hotel
Easy access to shopping
Close to local transport
- Pay 4, stay 8
- Free Wi-Fi
- Package price includes a special offer - Book by 30 April 2017.
WELCOME TO THAILAND
The Kingdom of Thailand lies in the heart of South East Asia. Theshape and geography are divided into four distinct natural regions: the mountains and forests of the North; the vast rice fields of the Central Plains; the semi-arid farm lands of the Northeast plateau; and the tropical islands and long coastline of the peninsula South.The land of smiles is jam-packed full of excitement -from Temples and Buddhist monks to oriental dances, bustling markets, unique fauna and flora, exotic food, exciting nightlife, serene hills, virgin rainforests and charming island resorts.
Bangkok also offers a treasure trove of cultural attractions and an opportunity to experience fascinating glimpse of Thailand's gentle culture amidst the bustle of a great and dynamic metropolis.710 Years old, Chiang Mai, lies to the north and is more laid-back than Bangkok but is still as captivating.The original city layout still exists as a neat square surrounded by a moat with vestiges of the fortified wall. Surrounded by lush mountainous terrain, the north is perfect for trekking and offers an insight into the local hill tribes. Of course, Thailand is blessed with some of the world’s most-enviable islands and beaches with Phuket, Koh Samui and Koh Phi Phi ensuring your holiday in the south will be filled with water sports, hammocks and sunset strolls along the water's edge.
Some areas are busier whilst others offer a more serene experience - be sure to research your breakaway carefully.
It's affordable and easy to get around Thailand. Each of the hubs are serviced by scheduled air services and we are able to offer convenient and hassle free transfers from the airports to your hotel or resort.There are no shortages of taxis in the cities and Bangkok also offers the Skytrain as well as tuk-tuks and boats running up and down the Chao Phraya River. The island havens off the coast of Koh Samui and Phuket are accessible by ferries.
Thailand’s tropical climate has three main seasons:
- Hot : March to June
- Rainy : July to October
- Cool : November to February
Average temperatures range from 20°C to 35°C, with
the weather being a little cooler in the north of the country.
The East and West coasts experience different monsoon seasons:
- The Gulf of Thailand (East coast) = November to March
- The Andaman Sea (West coast) = May to October
- The monsoon rains are generally short and heavy, clearing quickly and days of constant rain are rare.
The national language is Thai, although English is widely spoken in cities and larger towns.
WHAT TO WEAR
Light, cool clothes are sensible.Shorts (except knee length walking shorts), sleeveless shirts, tank tops and other beach-style attire are considered inappropriate dress when not actually at the beach or in a resort area.
It is important to show respect for the Thai Royal Family. Revealing attire is not allowed in religious shrines. Do not climb over or sit on Buddha monuments. Do not touch or give anything directly to a Buddhist monk if you are a woman. Thais greet each other by pressing their palms together called 'wai'. It is rude to touch people on their head or point your feet at people or an object.
The electric current is 220 volts AC (50 cycles) and the majority of electrical outlets take a round, two-pronged slim plug.
Visitors do not require vaccinations unless coming from or passing through a designated contaminated area. Drink only bottled water and avoid ice unless you know is made from bottled or boiled water. Don’t eat from the food vendors on the street, unless you are sure of their cleanliness and proper care must be taken against sunburn.
PASSPORT & VISA INFORMATION
Visitors to Thailand require a valid passport (which must be valid for at least six months after one has RETURNED to South Africa and feature a minimum of four blank pages).South African passport holders do not require a visa for a maximum stay of 1 month;but it is advisableto check with the relevant Embassy before departure.
The currency is the Thai Baht which is better for bargaining and shopping in markets. US Dollars, Pounds and Euros are accepted at hotels.
A service charge is already included in all prices. Tips, in general, are not mandatory, and you should only give them if you are really content with the service offered. Waiters, bellboys, porters, restroom attendants and taxi drivers will happily accept loose change.
Thailand is 5 hours ahead of South Africa.
Thailand boast many festivals throughout the year, one of the most famous being the Songkran Festival in mid-Aprilwhich washes away all the bad spirits and celebrates the traditional Thai New Year. Basically, Songkran is all about getting wet so be prepared to be squirted with ice water!