The South of Thailand is famous for its stunning coasts, with sparkling crystal waters lapping up onto the powdery white sand across miles and miles of pristine beaches. This hedonistic 7-day luxury itinerary, hand-crafted by Remote Lands, will take you through the best Thailand’s beaches have to offer. We've included a few optional extras in this itinerary to offer you the most optimal flexibility on your relaxed beach holiday.This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.
• Bird's Eye Views: A chartered helicopter ride over Phang Nga Bay provides superlative views of the karst-strewn waters.
• Marine Life: Diving and snorkeling in Mu Ko Similan National Park will see travelers swim with turtles, rainbow-colored reef fish, and even whale sharks and manta rays (October to May).
• Pristine Beaches: Sink toes into some of the softest white sands and turquoise-clear waters found along the fringe of the Andaman Sea.
For your first day on your indulgent beach holiday, you’re going to do what proper beach travel is all about - relaxing. All you have to do today is check in to one of our two recommended ultra-luxe beach resorts: Amanpuri or Andara Resort & Villas. Chill out on the beach, sink into a plush poolside lounger with a good book, pamper yourself with a Thai massage: you are free to do as you wish.
Today, you’re bound for Koh Phi Phi. You may recognize these two twin tropical islands from the movie The Beach. You’ll be whisked away to this stunning destination on your own private speedboat, allowing you the freedom to stop where you like, and enjoy some snorkelling, basic diving, and swimming in the stunning turquoise waters, as well as an intimate beach picnic.
Get ready for lift off! Enjoy a birds’-eye view of paradise on a private helicopter charter over Phang Nga Bay. This is a unique opportunity to catch a glimpse of secluded islands many never get to see. Wind down from your thrilling adventure by checking out Phuket’s historically-rich Old Town, where you’ll savor the rich, tantalizing flavors of Southern Thai cuisine.
You’ll embark on an epic ocean adventure, diving off the coasts of Thailand’s most picturesque dive spot, the Similan Islands. You’ll be living aboard your own private yacht, from which you can take a dip in the sparkling waters whenever you please.
Continue your exploration of the stunning waters of the Similan Islands.
Krabi will be your final destination, specifically the idyllic Phulay Bay. Here, you’ll check in to your expansive room at the Ritz Carlton Phulay Bay, surrounded by lush jungle and breathtaking beach vistas. Enjoy an intimate private dinner on the beach, where you’ll be served gourmet dishes under the twinkling stars.
On your final day of your luxury beach escape, you’ll explore Krabi’s stunning waters, weaving your way through its majestic limestone karsts on a kayak. This will give you the chance to observe stunning formations that have been thousands of years in the making, as well as lush mangroves and other such exotic vegetation.
Amanpuri, which means “peaceful place,” is a magnificent resort created by the architect who designed the Winter Palace of the former Shah of Iran. The resort has 40 secluded pavilions, each with a private outdoor terrace overlooking the Andaman Sea, and come with a personal cook and butler. Dining options include The Restaurant, which serves Italian cuisine, and The Terrace, which offers Thai and European specialties. Amanpuri has a Beach Club, with windsurfing and hobie-cats available, a 20-meter lap pool and a starting point for diving, snorkeling or fishing. Other facilities include a business center, floodlit tennis courts, and a fitness center with state-of-the-art weight training and cardiovascular machines and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the sea. Wifi is available in all rooms and public areas. The resort is 25 minutes from the airport in Phuket (HKT).
The beachside Andara resort rests atop a lush hillside on the west coast of Phuket, offering sweeping sea views from its rooms, restaurants and an infinity pool. Andara’s accommodations include a variety of Pool Villas and a mix of Pool Suites, Terrace Suites and Pool Suite Penthouses. The Silk Restaurant & Bar serves contemporary Thai cuisine focusing on locally sourced ingredients, as well as Western comfort foods and a children’s menu. Andara’s Spa has five individual treatment rooms, two couples’ rooms with jacuzzi baths, and a private steam room, with a diverse menu of therapies including Thai, Ayurvedic, Swiss, Javanese and Swedish massage, as well as a variety of scrubs, detox and body treatments. The resort’s state-of-the-art fitness center has the latest free weights and Precor machines and cardio equipment, and both group and individual yoga and aerobic classes are available as well. Andara is a 30-minute drive from Phuket International Airport.
Phulay Bay offers a total of 54 spacious, well-appointed one-bedroom villas or pavilions with contemporary Thai décor and either a private tropical garden or ocean view. All accommodations feature distinctive touches such as flat screen televisions, large indoor baths, spacious walk-in wardrobes and delightful verandas furnished with lounge beds. The villas have enhanced amenities, including private outdoor baths and plunge pools. The resort’s spa, part of the renowned ESPA spa group, has 11 treatment rooms designed to accommodate both individual or couples’ treatments. Phulay Bay has four restaurants offering both casual and formal dining. Guests can also design their own culinary adventures beyond traditional restaurant settings, such as a beach barbecue, a sunset dinner, or a picnic on the beach. The resort also features a fitness center and shopping boutiques. Finally, to ensure that all your needs are met, a personal butler is available 24 hours a day. Phulay Bay is 40 minutes from Krabi International Airport.
Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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