Holiday Season in the Land of Smiles, Lights and Pad Thai – Thailand


Sri Trang by the Sea at Phulay Bay A Ritz Carlton Reserve

Holiday season is on its way and trust us! We already are in the mood to just pack our bags and fly to our dream destination. Whether you are looking for a space to have a fun solo time or enjoy the holidays away from the hometown jingles with your family or just want to go berserk with your friends, we have some of the best suggestions for you. 

We all know that winter is enveloping us and it’s time to trade those winter chills with the salty breeze and bright sunshine. Let your holiday spirit meet this exotic country as they are coloured in festivities.

Plan your trip for the Land of Smiles, Lights, and Pad Thai. Yes, you guessed it right. It’s none other than Thailand. Imagine sipping coconut water on a pristine beach with fairy lights twinkling overhead. Thailand during Christmas is nothing short of magical. The Land of Smiles takes festive cheer to a whole new level. 

To get the best out of this place, do visit some of the best and beautiful properties in offbeat places. Here’s our recommendation:

  • Le Méridien Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort, Thailand

Le Méridien Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort

One of the most beautiful properties located on the beautiful beach of Phuket, Le Méridien Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort stands tall to make your holiday a memorable one. As the festival vibe has hit every soul, Ms. Jirarat Ninpadub, General Manager, Le Méridien Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort, Thailand said, “We are delighted to invite our esteemed guests to celebrate the holiday season at Le Méridien Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort. Our talented culinary team is getting ready to present a series of fantastic feasts and exciting activities, all staged in the spectacular surroundings of Mai Khao Beach. Whether you are seeking a fun-filled family vacation or an enchanting end-of-year retreat with your partner, we will make this a festive season to remember”. 

Jirarat Ninpadub GM Le Méridien Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort

In Frame: Jirarat Ninpadub, GM, Le Méridien Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort

  • Amora Beach Resort Phuket, Thailand

Nora Beach Club Amora Beach Resort Phuket - Holiday Season

Another beautiful property in Phuket that exudes exquisiteness and comfort is Amora Beach Resort. Mr. Lars van der Most, GM, Amora Beach Resort Phuket, welcoming the festive season said, “As a modern lifestyle resort, we cater to the diverse preferences of our guests in such a way that experiences may be enjoyed in their respective comfort zones with other like-minded guests. However, if they choose to experience their stay, Amora will make it a memorable one with our warm service, vibrant ambience and great food and music. The magic happens at the Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve Sunset Session by Pimploy Acoustic, a Thai singer and guitarist who serenades with sexy pop, jazz and bossa nova tunes under the stars and on the beach.” 

Moreover, on New Year’s Eve, a spectacular fire show will heat up the night while Singapore trio OK Ready will rev up the mood with catchy tunes that take listeners from pop and rock to reggae and hip-hop. To make it magical, Amora Beach Resort will showcase a dazzling firework display to welcome 2024.

“For the festive period, Nora’s restaurant presents a culinary celebration that takes you on a journey – from live international to local. Nora’s mixologist will be on hand as well to present a special line-up of signature cocktails crafted with local fruit and herbs to bring out the flavours of Phuket. The kids’ club has been conceptualised for engaging playtime on different levels and a craft zone for young artists along with a packed programme of beach activities, sports-related classes, movies, and more, will keep the children happy and busy,” added Mr. Lars van der Most.

Lars van der Most GM Amora Beach Resort Phuket

In Frame: Lars van der Most, GM, Amora Beach Resort Phuket

  • Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Krabi, Thailand

Sri Trang by the Sea at Phulay Bay A Ritz Carlton Reserve

Phulay Bay is another off-beat place which promises tranquility and fun holiday time. A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Krabi is a beautiful space located at Phulay Bay. Overlooking the Andaman Sea, Ritz Carlton Reserve is the best place to enjoy the land of beach and sunshine. 

“We welcomed Chef Christian Herrgesell to Phulay Bay recently, whose experience of crafting Michelin-standard cuisine and his commitment to working with local farms and fishing villages is helping us elevate our gastronomic concept to world-class levels while empowering local communities. A series of cultural rituals and culinary adventures on December 22 (the resort’s 14th anniversary), including a 14-course Thai-fusion tasting menu by our Executive Chef. On Christmas Eve, Santa arrives on a traditional boat amid carol singing and a fire dance followed by a six-course Christmas menu. A 12-hour gastronomic extravaganza featuring live music, fine dining, live performances, traditional Thai dance, and a beachside countdown party await guests on New Years eve. The new year will begin with blessings from Buddhist monks as per the Thai tradition,” said Vidya Sagar, GM, Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Krabi, Thailand.

Vidya Sagar GM Phulay Bay a Ritz Carlton Reserve Krabi Thailand

In Frame: Vidya Sagar, GM, Phulay Bay a Ritz Carlton Reserve, Krabi, Thailand

This holiday season, trade the familiar for the extraordinary and lounge in the lap of Thailand. Dust off your Santa hat, grab your passport, and let’s GO!

By: Arshiya Gauhar

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