- Return flights to Thailand
- Return resort transfers
- 7 nights accommodation at Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa Merlin Beach
- Breakfast daily
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Shuttle bus to Patong Beach per the hotel’s schedule
- All taxes, levies and surcharges (estimated)
- Surcharges may apply for departures on certain days of the week.
- A high season surcharge applies for travel 25 March - 14 April; 22 June - 23 July.
- Book by 31 May
- 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.
Tri Trang, 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.
Superior Lagoon Pool View Room
Superior Lagoon Poolview rooms are located in the wing towards the back of the resort. Each room features a private balcony with views of the swimming pools or gardens. A maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child may be accommodated using a sofa bed. The en suite bathroom features a separate bath and shower.
Deluxe Lagoon View Room
Deluxe Lagoon Poolview rooms are located in building 1.The bedding configuration in this room category is a king bed or two double beds. Each room features a private balcony with views of the swimming pool and the en suite bathroom features a separate bath and shower.
Deluxe Garden Terrace
Deluxe Garden Terrace rooms are located in building 2. The bedding configuration in this room category is a king bed or double beds. Each room features a private balcony with views of the gardens and the en suite bathroom features a separate bath and shower.
Deluxe Andaman Sea View Room
Deluxe Andaman Seaview rooms are located in building 1. The bedding configuration in this room category is a king bed or double beds. Each room features a private balcony with views of the ocean and the en suite bathroom features a separate bath and shower.
Premier Lagoon Pool View Room
Premier Lagoon Pool View rooms are located in building 1. The bedding configuration in this room category is a king bed or double beds. Each room features a private balcony with views of the swimming pool and the en suite bathroom has a separate bath and shower.
Pool Access Room
Pool Access rooms are located on the ground floor of building 3. The bedding configuration in this room category is a king bed. The en suite bathroom features a separate bath and shower. Children may not be accommodated in this room category.
Premier Andaman Sea View Room
Premier Andaman Sea View rooms are located in building 1. Each room features a private balcony or terrace with views through the gardens to the ocean. The en suite bathroom offers a separate bath and shower.
The hotel offers guests an array of dining options for all palates in a variety of settings throughout the resort.
D.O.C.G. : The resort’s signature Italian restaurant serving a unique selection of Italian specialities including fine cured meats and charismatic wines for dinner.
Merchant Kitchen: An all-day dining venue, with inside and outdoor seating beside the lagoon pool, offering a selection of local and Western options.
Phuket Coffee Co. : A beachside coffee house, open for breakfast and lunch, offering freshly baked breads and pastries, freshly roasted coffee and other deli delectable.
Thai Pantry: Serving national favourites, from all corners of the Kingdom, for dinner.
Beach Grill: Pizza’s, sandwiches and burgers served in a vibey location by the family swimming pool and beach.
The Lounge: The Lobby Lounge offers crafted cocktails and other delights all complemented by sweeping Andaman views.
Pool Bar: A casual menu and refreshments served around the Lagoon Pool, down by the beach. Daily happy hour!
Wellness: Fresh smoothies and detox juices for the health fundi!
* Breakfast at the Merchant Kitchen or Beach Grill
* Lunch : à la carte menus at the Beach Grill or Merchant Kitchen (excluding grill items)
* Dinner : Thai Pantry – set menu; Merchant Kitchen – buffet only; D.O.C.G – à la carte menu;
Beach Grill – à la carte (excluding grill items)
* Local house wines, beer, spirits, juices, soft drinks, mineral water, tea and coffee, available between 11:00 – 22:00, from the all –inclusive beverage menu.
Unwind at the award winning Spa, located in front of the family pool area. Signature treatments include Thai massage aromatherapy, scrubs and wraps.
* Three swimming pools
* Kids Club (4 – 11 years and available from 8 am to 8 pm)
* Fitness Centre
* Free WiFi
* Babysitting and baby cots
* Shuttle bus four times a day to Jungceylon Shopping Mall in Patong. Selected times are complimentary whilst other are THB100 per person one way.
* Tour desk
* Conferencing (max 650 delegates)
Available throughout the resort free of charge
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the resort.
- Pay 4 & stay 7
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!