The St Regis Bangkok has a new wellness program that features Thai boxing with an actual boxing ring. The program will be overseen by Boonsanong Borchae, who has over 15 years of Thai boxing experience and also has a degree in sports science. The boxing sessions are customized towards helping beginners. The sessions focus on the precision and safety of the boxing. The sessions will cost $44 for guests of the St Regis Bangkok and $63 for non-guests. St Regis Bangkok is the second (that I know of) Bangkok luxury hotel with a Muay Thai boxing ring- the stunning The Siam has had a ring since it opened a few years ago.
“As an added fitness option, F-EMS training at the ELEMIS Spa provides a full-body workout to tone and shape the body.”
Anana is an eco friendly hotel near Ao Nang in southern Thailand. It is a brainchild of Wolfgang Grimm, a third generation German hotelier. Everything about the hotel such as picking vegetables to eat, natural furnishings in rooms, and going plastic free, are aimed to ensure that the ecosystem is not harmed. There is a regular shuttle from the hotel to the city and transportation via taxi is cheap. The hotel also has a club near the beach, which is quiet compared to other beaches.
“It might seem like a bit of a fairytale, but Grimm is on a mission to replace the belch and roar of the classic longtail boat engine with the near-silent purr of an electric motor – the Thai Tesla, as it were.”
The Hotel of the Year Awards 2019 singled out Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road as one of the Top 100 Luxury Hotels Worldwide. Hotel Indigo Bangkok features 192 locally-inspired rooms and suites, with luxurious furnishings and great views.
There are many attractions and places to go around Hotel Indigo Bangkok, including Lumphini Park, the bustling Rajprasong Shopping District. The hotel is also close to intriguing roads like Wireless Road and Ruam Rudee, with their diverse panoply of different restaurants and cafes. Other things to do and see are abundant as well.
“Many of these sights can also be viewed from Hotel Indigo Bangkok, from the comfort of each room and many of its facilities.”
Khao Lak is a vicinity comprised of more than fifty distinct islands. It is located off the western part of Thailand’s mainland. Although Thailand is itself a tourist beacon, the district of Khao Lak qualifies all on its own as a tourist mecca.
Not only does it have facilities and charm and vistas up the wazoo, the temperature is a warm and beckoning average of 74-89 degrees, with two major variants, specifically hot and dry and cool and wet. There is a volatile season that features high wind and lots of rain. It is not the best choice for travellers and in fact, most businesses shut down for this brief interim.
Otherwise, there is a lovely old-world village for travellers to peruse, besides waterfalls and beaches and caves, a picture-takers, rock-climbers spelunker’s and memory-makers paradise come true.
“But Khao Lak is a place with an unquenchable spirit, and it has bounced back with aplomb to be reborn as an enviable holiday destination with a happy atmosphere, long swathes of gold sand beaches, mid to upscale resorts perfect for families, great restaurants, excellent snorkelling and diving, and incredible unspoilt scenery.”
If you want to spend some time up close and personal with elephants while in Thailand, but are concerned about ethical issues of how these majestic beasts are treated, Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp Resort, which is a resort with a camp set in a traditional mahout village, might be what you are looking for. Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort has joined together with the Royal Thai Government, and with Royal support, to set up the Thai Elephant Conservation Center and guests will be amazed to interact with these majestic beasts on a personal level and appreciate the fact that they’re so well-looked after. The service offered by the staff lives up the Anantara’s sterling reputation and the accommodations, spa treatments, and food choices are beyond compare. For a true Golden Triangle experience, don’t forget to take a dip in the pool with views overlooking Laos, Myanmar, and the Mekong River.
“Anyone who has struggled to get their child out of the bath will sympathise with the mahouts watching over Bleum and Beau.”