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Thailand - KHAO LAK MERLIN RESORT - 7 Nights
Web Ref#: HF5353
    Destination
    Thailand - Khao Lak
    When can I go?
    1 April 2017 - 31 October 2017
    Description
    Set amidst 16 acres of tropical gardens, the Khao Lak Merlin Resort is place is a serene hideaway. Here, you have the best of both worlds – a 190 metre stretch of white-sand beach on your doorstep, but with Khao Lak town centre just a few minutes’ drive away.
    What’s included in the deal?
    • Return resort transfers
    • 8 nights accommodation at the Khao Lak Merlin Resort
    • Breakfast daily
    • Free wifi!
    Terms & Conditions
    • 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.
    Pricing from Land Only
    Base Price: ZAR 4 165 p.p.s
    Package Taxes: ZAR 00 p.p.s
    Total Price: ZAR 4 165 p.p.s
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    KHAO LAK MERLIN RESORT
    Why we like it
    The Khao Lak Merlin Resort is located amidst a peaceful, tropical forest landscape which slopes gently down to the 190 metre stretch of Khao Lak beach. The village centre is just a stroll away and offers more authentic eating options. Alternatively, take a taxi to the centre of Khao Lak for a wider variety.
    Description
    LOCATION
    Khao Lak Beach, Khao Lak, Thailand

    ACCOMMODATION
    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.

    Superior Rooms
    Offer 37 square metres of living space including a balcony. The en suite bathroom offers a shower located over the bathtub.
    Deluxe Rooms
    Offer 44 square metres of living space including a balcony. The en suite bathroom offers a separate shower and bathtub.
    Pool Access Rooms
    Direct access to one of the resorts swimming pools and feature 46 square metres of living space. Children under 12 years of age are not permitted in this room category.
    Superior Family Rooms
    Comprises of two inter connecting superior rooms. This arrangement provides sufficient space for a maximum of 2 adults and up to 3 children sharing. The en suite bathroom offers a shower located over the bathtub.
    Deluxe Family Rooms
    Comprises of two inter connecting deluxe rooms. This arrangement provides sufficient space for a maximum of 2 adults and up to 3 children sharing. The en suite bathroom offers a separate shower and bathtub.

    DINING
    Tropical Garden: Features favourites, Asian classics and vegetarian dishes, along with full breakfast buffets.
    Veranda Beachside Restaurant: Serves an exotic selection of seafood dishes for lunch and dinner. Its airy terrace in front of the beach is an ideal location for romantic dinners.
    Lobby Lounge: A beverage bar with live entertainment in the evening.
    Beach Bar: Feel the fresh sea breeze and enjoy the fabulous view of the sea over your favourite drink.

    Half Board Plus
    * Buffet breakfast at the Tropical Garden Restaurant
    * À la carte dinner menu at the Veranda Beachside Restaurant or buffet theme nights (3 times a week
    * 2 Beverages, either alcoholic (house pouring wines, local spirits & local beers) or non-alcoholic (juices, soft drink & water) during meal times.

    Full Board Plus
    * Buffet breakfast at the Tropical Garden Restaurant
    *À la carte lunch menu at the Veranda Beachside Restaurant
    * À la carte dinner menu at the Veranda Beachside Restaurant or buffet theme nights (3 times a week)
    * 2 Beverages, either alcoholic (house pouring wines, local spirits & local beers) or non-alcoholic (juices, soft drink & water) during meal times.

    All Inclusive
    * Buffet breakfast at the Tropical Garden Restaurant
    *À la carte lunch menu at the Veranda Beachside Restaurant
    * À la carte dinner menu at the Veranda Beachside Restaurant or buffet theme nights (3 times a week)
    * Unlimited consumption of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cold & hot beverages including: house pouring wines, local beers, juices, soft drink, and water between 11 am and 11 pm. No take aways are permitted.

    SPA
    The Merlin Spa treatments offer a world of total relaxation and rejuvenation

    FACILITIES
    * Four pools
    * Fitness Room
    * Kids Playground
    * Free Wi-Fi
    * Merlin Spa
    * Babysitting and baby cots
    * One way shuttle bus to Khao Lak Centre
    * Tour desk
    * Conferencing (max 400 delegates)

    WI-FI
    Available throughout the resort free of charge

    Facilities
    Spa
    WiFi
    Diving
    Great Beach
    Package Bonus Info
    • Free wifi!
    • This package rate includes a discounted hotel rate.


    WELCOME TO THAILAND
    The Kingdom of Thailand lies in the heart of South East Asia. The shape 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.

    GETTING AROUND
    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.

    CLIMATE
    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.

    LANGUAGE
    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.

    COMMON COURTESIES
    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.

    ELECTRICITY
    The electric current is 220 volts AC (50 cycles) and the majority of electrical outlets take a round, two-pronged slim plug.

    HEALTH
    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 advisable to check with the relevant Embassy before departure.

    CURRENCY
    The currency is the Thai Baht which is better for bargaining and shopping in markets. US Dollars, Pounds and Euros are accepted at hotels.

    TIPPING
    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.

    TIME DIFFERENCE
    Thailand is 5 hours ahead of South Africa.

    FESTIVALS
    Thailand boast many festivals throughout the year, one of the most famous being the Songkran Festival in mid-April which 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!


    WHAT DO THINGS COST?

    In order to assist you in budgeting for your well-earned holiday, please find an idea of what you can expect to pay for certain products services whilst abroad. These indicative ‘from’ estimates are per person and vary depending on establishment, city/town and season of travel. Priced estimated as at Sept 2014.

    Restaurants

    Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

    THB60.00'Street snacks'

    Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course

    THB550.00

    Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar

    THB150.00

    Local Beer (0.5 liter draught)

    THB 60.00

    Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)

    THB 90.00

    Cappuccino (regular)

    THB 70.00

    Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre bottle)

    THB 25.00

    Water (0.33 litre bottle)

    THB 10.00

    Markets

    Milk (regular), (1 litre)

    THB 45.00

    Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)

    THB 40.00

    Rice (white), (1kg)

    THB 40.00

    Eggs (12)

    THB 60.00

    Local Cheese (1kg)

    THB450.00

    Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)

    THB120.00

    Apples (1kg)

    THB 99.00

    Oranges (1kg)

    THB 60.00

    Tomato (1kg)

    THB 40.30

    Potato (1kg)

    THB 50.00

    Lettuce (1 head)

    THB 26.60

    Water (1.5 liter bottle)

    THB 20.00

    Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)

    THB500.00

    Domestic Beer (0.5 litre bottle)

    THB 60.00

    Imported Beer (0.33 litre bottle)

    THB 90.00

    Pack of Cigarettes

    THB 90.00

    Transportation

    One-way Ticket (Local Transport)

    THB 20.00

    Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)

    THB 35.00(meter start – see per km charge below)

    Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)

    THB 5.00(per km)

    Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)

    THB100.00

    Gasoline/Petrol (1 litre)

    THB 39.23

    Tuk Tuk (within an approx. 5 -10 km radius in cities/10 – 13 km radius in beach areas)

    THB300.00


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