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Cheap International Travel Secrets

What is the real secret to cheap international travel? It is the same as the secret to doing anything for less. Learn to be an opportunist. Opportunistic travelers get to travel more, see more and do more. Of course, you can ignore this advice if you have unlimited funds.

I went to Ecuador because it was cheap. Honestly, aren’t there many interesting places in this world? Why not choose one you can travel to inexpensively? The other places will be there in the future, and you may have an opportunity to go to those places cheaply at some point.

Cheap Countries

Ecuador is my favorite international destination. You can still get a decent meal for two dollars. U.S. dollars, by the way, since that’s conveniently the official currency of Ecuador now. From the beautiful snow-capped Andes Mountains, to the Galapagos Islands, you’ll never run out of places to explore in Ecuador. Travel there is safe and inexpensive.

South America in general is inexpensive, and the most affordable countries are, in my opinion, the most beautiful. These are the countries along the Andes mountains; Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. Argentina, thanks to its recent economic troubles, is once again a cheap place for travelers as well.

In Central America, it costs very little to travel and vacation in both Nicaragua and Guatemala. Nicaragua, in particular, has become more stable and safe for travelers in recent years. Costa Rica is a wonderful too, and though it is one of more expensive counties of Central America, that probably still leaves it cheaper than Europe.

In Asia, India is still low-cost, especially if you stay in the numerous hostels and boarding houses. Thailand and Indonesia are also very cheap. With all international destinations, the plane tickets will be your single biggest travel expense. This is especially true with the Asian countries. Being there is cheap, but getting there may not be.

Cheap International Travel Tips

Wherever you go; there are things you can do to keep it cheap. Eat where locals eat, for example, instead of at the tourist restaurants. To keep it really cheap, eat fruit from street markets (wash it well) and packaged snacks from grocery stores.

Visit the free and cheap attractions first. It’s possible you’ll have so much fun that you’ll never get around to doing the expensive things. A higher price means better quality with travel bags, but not with travel experiences.

Busses are cheaper than taxis in any country, but be careful of crowded city busses, where pickpockets hang out. Walking is even cheaper, and it’s a great way to learn about a city. Just ask the locals where the dangerous parts are before you wander too far.

For cheap accommodations find out where local visitors from within the country stay. Negotiating room charges is common in some areas. In Banos, Ecuador, we negotiated our room rate down from $12 to $6 per night, by paying for several nights in advance. Consider hostels, if you don’t mind sharing a room. They’re much more common overseas.

Cheap international travel is often only as cheap as your plane tickets. Use the techniques outlined on our site to save big on tickets, or search the fares to several interesting countries. If one is $500 less than the others, consider going there. $500 can buy a few extra days, or an extra mini-vacation some other time.

Overseas Property For Sale Thailand Can Offer

If you’re looking for an overseas property for sale, Thailand is a country to seriously consider. There is more to Thailand than a paradise location for backpackers. Many overseas visitors are choosing to retire in Thailand and other visitors are staying for part of the year to enjoy what Thailand has to offer.

Property Investments

Imagine coming home to a luxury villa on a large plot of land, built to blend in with the existing coconut trees, flora, fauna and rock formations, which maximizes the feeling of privacy and space. This is just one of the property options Thailand offers.

Another type of property for sale Thailand can offer is golfing property – property in and located around a golf course facility or club. A golfing property can mean open space and pleasing views, gated security, facilities which could include hotels, spa’s, sports facilities, supermarkets, entertainment, restaurants, swimming pools. All of this has huge rental potential, and sometimes this is ‘guaranteed.’

Thailand currently has much to offer investors in terms of off-plan villas, townhouses or apartments. Almost all the off-plan property for sale in Thailand is located in the major investment hot-spots. Property prices remain good value for money and the property market has recovered from the downturn in the late 90’s. The recovery was helped, for example, with low interest rates, strong domestic consumption, and tax measures to stimulate the property markets.

Most property is purchased directly from a developer or via an agent. A solicitor will represent you in the property purchase and complete all the legal requirements of the sale. Solicitors carry out the usual range of checks: that the vendors have the correct title and are able to transfer it to you; search for any charges and liabilities that are attached to the property; advise you on all of your obligations; assist with the transfer of your funds.

Tourism

Thailand’s major Unique Selling Point (USP) is tourism and the government promotes Thailand on a global scale. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) predicts continued growth for 2008, with an estimated total of 14.8 million tourists, generating Baht 547 billion in the process.

Thailand offers visitors many benefits including beautiful beaches, tasty food, friendly people and excellent health care. Phuket is the main tourist destination which lies at the bottom of mainland Thailand. Thailand is also a divers’ paradise with the marine national park of Koh Similan renowned as a world class diving site.

Due to its popularity as a tourist destination, Thailand is one of the cheapest places to fly to in Asia, with direct flights readily available to Bangkok from many international airports. There is an excellent rail service covering the majority of the country, the trains are comfortable and cheap, and timetables are in English.

Geography

Thailand is predominantly a Buddhist kingdom and is located in Southeast Asia surrounded by Myanmar to the north and west, Laos to the northeast, Cambodia and the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast and Malaysia and Myanmar to the south.

The largest city in Thailand is Bangkok, with about 6 million people. As well as being the largest city and the main seaport, Bangkok is the Capital of Thailand. The climate is sub-tropical with long hours of sunshine and high humidity. The temperature is hot from March to June, rainy from July to October, and cool from November to February.

Conclusion

Thailand has recently seen economic growth and investors now view Thailand as a very promising destination. There are different types of property for sale Thailand has to offer the investor, with price ranges to suit all pockets.

What to know about traveling in Thailand

THAILAND By Laura Pauley

A country with so many wonders and differences to any other

What makes visitors from all over the globe want to travel to this enchanted country and experience a culture like no other?

Deciding to go to Thailand is the easy part, deciding what part to go to is the hardest. With endless beaches in the south and the misty mountains of the golden gate triangle in the north. Thailand offers an endless variety of things to see and experience.

ENGLISH BLONDE LOST IN BANGKOK!

This is me; you’re typical Blonde English girl in my early 20′s standing alone in the busy bustle of the Bangkok streets, along with tourists and locals from all over bartering for Gucci’ bags and Nike’ trainers. Then there’s the food stalls. Letting off smells of all kinds. Selling anything from traditional Thai cuisine to dead cooked mosquitoes. Bangkok is an overwhelming city no matter what time of year you visit. There is always something going on, like any city. But the culture and tranquillity makes Bangkok come alive!

I arrived into Bangkok airport at 3am with no accommodation booked. In any situation where you’re alone in a strange country with different rules and regulations to what you know you’re bound to panic.

Arriving into Bangkok I was completely unsure of what to expect. However I was blown away by my first impression. The Thai people could not do enough for there tourists. As soon as I stepped out of the airport there was a helping hand for my luggage, then there was the information booth in the airport terminal phoning around all of Bangkok trying to book me accommodation.

When I arrived into Bangkok I was completely unaware of the festival that was to be that week. It was the Chinese New Year. Accommodation was hard to find, this meant that that the one week that I spent in Bangkok I was moved to three different hotels. This was of course my own fault for not booking in advance.

Prior to travelling to Thailand fellow backpackers informed me to not book accommodation, as it was cheaper to do it when you get there. I took there advice and found myself stuck as it was the Chinese New Year! However the Thai community were great in helping me.

The hotel reception staff were great in helping me not only find my next nights accommodation but also in befriendlying me. I became good friends with one particular lady. She showed me round Bangkok, told me where to go, eat, sleep etc… The

Serviced Apartments Bangkok For Tourists And Business Visitors

A new kind of accommodation has become extremely popular in Thailand and especially in Bangkok. For service apartments, Bangkok has become a Mecca for travelers who want luxury and a home-live living space for their stays. Tourists and business visitors alike are exploring this option.

Wide-ranging lists for serviced apartments are available on Thailand’s official business websites. Local sites can be generated for these apartments by searching for “serviced apartment Bangkok” or “service apartment Bangkok”, “serviced apartments Bangkok or other various combinations. The singular and plural of words can be used and other keywords like “vacation rentals” and you destination city.

If you are a first time user of this type of service, it is probably better and safer to use a travel agency with lots of experience with serviced apartments Bangkok has to offer and look for references and reviews of both the travel agent and the location selected.

There is a very useful site that can help you locate serviced apartments in Bangkok. This is a great option for those who know a lot about Bangkok. The site allows you to reserve an apartment with a credit card, and gives prices in dollars and Thai currency.

If you are looking for an apartment fully equipped with amenities such as entertainment systems, dishes, and linens, then you may be looking for a service apartment. They are stocked with most anything you would find in your own home. Most also include a daily maid service, just like your favorite hotels. Laundry facilities, gyms, restaurants and parking usually come standard as well.

Leases are usually one to twelve months or longer and a deposit of usually about three months rent will be required, but shorter stays are possible and are treated more like regular hotel room rentals. Read listings carefully for deposits, minimum and maximum stays and other restrictions.

Prices are usually very competitive with hotel charges and can save a lot of money, but many just prefer a more homelike place to stay. Some buildings are exclusively serviced apartments while others are owned by individuals and simply leased when not occupied. For a short or an extended stay, the serviced apartments Bangkok market is certainly an option to think about.

The Secret Of Choosing A Nice Hotel In Phuket

Phuket is Thailand’s biggest island. The water itself may not be
as breathtaking as Phi Phi or Similan island, but it’s still
beautiful. My suggestion is you stay at Phuket and then take a
boat to Phi Phi, Similan or other smaller nearby islands for a
snorkeling or diving trip.

Phuket Thailand becomes lively during the night — with all the
pubs, bars and restaurants opening until midnight or later. You
can choose to stay at your Phuket hotel and have romantic dinner
there. Or you can choose to take a stroll at Phuket’s popular
Patong beach for some night scene. Phuket has dozens of beaches.
Each has tens, if not hundreds, of hotels. If you don’t like a
crowded beach with hundreds of restaurants and bars, stay away
from Patong beach.

Looking to find a nice Phuket Thailand hotel that’s just perfect
for your budget? No problem. I’ll recommend some nice hotels for
you. Well, if you don’t mind a very huge lagoon next to the
beach and a very big resort hotel, then stay at the Laguna
Phuket. Actually at the Laguna Phuket, there are five hotels
(yes, it’s that BIG — Allamanda, Banyan Tree, Dusit Laguna,
Laguna Beach, and Sheraton Grande Laguna). They’re all beautiful
and luxurious. So, expect to spend from $100 to over $300 a
night, depending on the resort you choose.

And there’s this secluded private hotel that I really –really–
love… The Chedi Phuket. For me, the price is just right too.
It’s a little over $100. But you’d be glad to pay a lot more
than that for a hotel room this cozy. And let me tell you, the
private beach right in front of the Chedi is a lot more
beautiful than other beaches in Phuket too.

Most foreigners (especially Westerners) I know like to stay at
Mom Tri’s Boat House. I don’t know why. I haven’t stayed there,
so I can’t tell you. But I just know for a fact they ‘really’
like to stay there. The price is around $70. This Phuket resort
hotel is designed by a well-known architect of Thailand. So 70
bucks a night is a steal.

Now if you’re willing to stay off Phuket island, then I suggest
you stay at the Racha on Racha island. It’s only 20 minutes away
from Phuket. It’s a private and totally gorgeous resort island.
The beach is white, sandy and just beautiful. The resort itself
is beyond explanation. Plus, the price is just a few bucks over
$100.

Memoirs: Traveling

“PLEASE be aware that Singapore is a country of strict legislation. You are expected to know the laws before arriving. The penalty of trafficking drugs is punishable by death,” the pilot announced when we began our descent after an 18-hour direct flight from New York.

Whilst I was still reeling from the severity of his words, the passenger next to me added to my chagrin, “Littering is a fine of up to S$1,000 (US$650) and no smoking in public spaces! The police wear plain clothes to catch offenders unaware. Chewing gum used to be banned too, right up till Jan 2005!”

Thank God, I had quit smoking two years ago. And what was that about chewing gum, I wondered. I felt stupid not reading up on the laws before. It was not that I did not do sufficient research on the things to do, what to see and eat. I had it all planned. After wowing all my friends and colleagues telling them how I would storm Southeast Asia all on my own, it seemed foolish now that I had overlooked the basics that could get me into serious trouble. Hopefully, nothing would go wrong.

My holiday plans were to spend an initial three days exploring Singapore and finish with a four-day-three-night-cruise on the Superstar Virgo to Phuket (Thailand) and Langkawi (Malaysia).

The biggest draw point was the advantageous exchange rate of our strong US currency in all of South East Asia. Everything would become cheaper and cheaper as I traveled, from Singapore, to Malaysia, and finally, Thailand.

Singapore was often mistaken to be part of China, or Vietnam, but really, it is an independent nation no more the size of Austin, Texas (or 682 square km), and had a population of about 4 million. Commercial skyscrapers and residential homes expounding on vertical expansion were the norm. The average household lived in 30-storey flats housing approximately 180 apartments, or pigeon holes’, as the locals coined it.

Geographically situated at the tip of Malaysia just above the equator, and surrounded by Indonesia, the climate was warm, humid, with no natural disasters, not even the tsunamis, thanks to the protective circumvention of the two neighboring countries.

I stayed in a hostel in Singapore’s Chinatown, where the rates went from S$55 (USD 35) per night for a standard double room. The location was ideal being near the Outram Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train station, where the two (and only two!), cross-directional, train lines by-passed as they ran across the entire island.

Turned out

Top Hotels of the World

For any connoisseur of luxury, the five star hotel is an essential component of their holiday. No matter where you go in the world, it is possible to stay in hotels that redefine opulence and create the ultimate environment to relax and be pampered. In this article, I will take a look at what are often described as the ultimate collection of Hotels in the world by travellers.

As you will see, it is not necessarily the most expensive, or the most opulent hotel in a particular destination that is considered the best, it is more than this; the hotel must be a reason for travelling to a place as well!

10: Kanuhura, Maldives
If you’ve ever wanted to stay on your own desert island to get away from it all, the chances are that you’ve thought about visiting the Maldives. Made up of coral atolls spread out across the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is a unique country, and the Kanuhura, is a stunning hotel that offers visitors the chance to enjoy their own luxurious villa that stands on stilts in the ocean itself to create the illusion that you are on your own!

9: The Bellagio, Las Vegas, USA
The Bellagio is the jewel in the crown of Las Vegas as the USA’s premier holiday destination. The rooms are fantastic, the spa is out of this world, and the casino is the place to be seen, but it is the catalogue of stars that perform in the hotel’s vast auditoria that elevate the Bellagio above its rivals on the Las Vegas Strip.

8: Pitti Palace, Florence, Italy
There are few destinations in the world like Florence; this stunning city is the home of fine art, and the birthplace of the renaissance. The Pitti Palace is one of the most impressive hotels in Europe, and offers visitors the chance to enjoy the opulence of a renaissance palace that was once home to the Medici family, and boasts a number of masterpieces by artists such as Michelangelo on its walls!

7: Lion Sands Resort, Kruger National Park, South Africa
For anyone wanting to get close to nature at its most impressive, the Kruger National Park in South Africa is a great place to visit, and is home to all of the so-called big-five animals. Lion Sands is one of a number of private lodges in the park, and is undoubtedly the best. Visitors get to enjoy two safaris a day, and the resort is so exclusive that less than 20 people can stay there at any one time!

6: Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
While it might not be the most luxurious hotel in Hong Kong any more, the Mandarin Oriental is still the most stunning place to stay in the city. Offering incredible views of the famous harbour, along with great cuisine and stunning rooms, but it is the attention to detail and attentive personalised service offered by the staff that marks the Mandarin Oriental out as truly special.
5: Chiva Som, Hua Hin, Thailand
Chiva Som is probably the top spa destination in the world right now, a resort entirely dedicated to the concept of wellness. Upon arrival, all guests are assessed, and your menus, exercise programmes and beauty treatments are planned for the duration of your stay making for a truly exceptional experience.

4: Park Hyatt, Sydney, Australia
On the surface, the Park Hyatt, Sydney is nothing special. It is undeniably luxurious, offers high quality service, and boasts a number of exquisite restaurants, but so do any number of other hotels around the world. What marks out this particular 5-star above all others in the city is its location over looking the beautiful harbour, and offering the best views of the Opera House and iconic harbour bridge that you will ever see.

3: The The Waldorf Astoria , New York, USA
The Waldorf Astoria is the grand old lady of New York Hospitality. The Waldorf Astoria is the flagship property of the exclusive Hilton Group. It may no longer be the largest, most luxurious, or most exclusive hotel in the city, but it remains the most famous, most enchanting, and down right best with its perfect mix of luxury service, and glamour

2: The Ritz, London, UK 
The original 5 Star hotel, the Ritz is a byword for tradition and luxury in one of the most exciting cities in the world. It offers truly majestic levels of service and accommodation, and has a well-earned reputation as one of the finest places to eat out in the UK, with several world-class restaurants for guests to choose from.

1: Al Maha, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The iconic Burj al Arab on Jumeirah Beach may be the last word in overblown opulence in Dubai, but the Al Maha desert resort is without a doubt the best hotel you can stay in. It offers levels of exclusivity that are unrivalled, exceptional accommodation, and above all, unmatched privacy and personalised service that will ensure that no matter how high your standards, this hotel will always exceed them.

You can Compare all there prices at  http://www.hostel.eu/BrowseByCountry.aspx

Who gives the chance to have Top hotels at Hostel prices

 

 

Reflections: Traveling in Taiwan

Ten months. It’s almost hard to believe that it was that long ago since I first set foot in Japan for an encore experience of Asia. Four months ago, I was blessed with a second opportunity to visit the alluring country of Thailand. Last month, fortune smiled once again, this time involving a two-week trek across peninsular Malaysia, a trip which also allowed me a glimpse of Taiwan (on the way from Japan).

Recently you might have noticed that I’ve added two new photo albums to this site, in tribute to my travels to these two captivating countries. And so here is part one of the story behind these photos, albeit the abridged version, of my stay in Taiwan, with a blog on Malaysia to follow later.

Over the years, I suppose the global wanderer in me has somewhat evolved. I suppose I would now be classified more as a quasi-backpacker (unlike my earlier years hiking up the eastern seaboard of Australia with camping gear and a “ready-to-fall-apart-any-minut e” backpack. I still have that backpack (albeit a newer one that still has some life in it), however, my choice of accomodations has been upgraded considerably from the days sleeping in roach-infested caravans, stark and non-descript hostels, and portable three-man tents one could pitch just about anywhere. For both Malaysia and Taiwan, I decided it was time to trade those options in, and booked all my accomodations well in advance. I now dealt with star ratings, a thing in the past almost foreign to me!

Leanne and I departed Osaka, Japan, on August 3rd, bound for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with a long overnight layover in Taiwan, allowing us a 24-hour window to attain at least a glimpse of this very unique country. After a brief two and a half hour flight, we touched down at Chiang Kai Shek International Airport, and shortly thereafter, boarded a bus bound for Taipei city, the urban epicentre of Taiwan.

There are times in my life when I wish my mind functioned like a video camera, being able to capture every travel moment of my life, and retrieve and replay them at will. Unfortunately, we must alternatively rely on our personal memory to relive these moments, but over time, these tend to fade in vividness. Perhaps this is the reason why I try to write down as quickly as I can, key travel moments, so to use them to easily trigger remembering the amassed memories I have collected to date. The journey to Taipei city from the airport is one of these examples I hope to hold on to for a very long

Coping With Thailand’s Tightened Visa Regulations

It is the end of an era in Thailand. Political changes occur rapidly in SE Asia. Nowhere is that more evident than inside the Land of Smiles. In the wake of the John Karr / JonBenet Ramsey fiasco, Thailand has tightened restrictions on Tourism Visas and stymied the lives of tens of thousands of travelers. Officials claim the two are not connected.

For many years now, backpackers have flocked to Thailand. It’s tropical climate, gentle citizens, inviting beaches and ease of travel beckon youthful exuberance. Over time, many of us have matured to suitcases and still less-stylish travelers followed suit.

During these Golden Years of Thai travel visitors form 39 countries could enter the Kingdom of Thailand for thirty days without obtaining a visa before their arrival. Those staying on longer would simply make a border run, cross out of the country and return, often within minutes. Whish! Stamp! Boom! They had another thirty days.

Currently details of the new regulations are as clear as mud in an unlit cave. It appears starting October 1, 2006, travelers such as myself will be able to make a maximum of two border runs. We receive thirty days on arrival. Then, we receive thirty days each for the two reentries. After that we may not enter Thailand again for ninety days. In other words, after ninety days in, we must leave for ninety days. Whish! Stamp! Stamp! Out!

The tourism industry will suffer! From taxi drivers and guest houses, to massage schools and laundry services, the impact will be felt. I imagine a Tuk Tuk driver will look up this January and think, “Hey, where’d everybody go?” I like to believe the cumulative economic loss will be more than the Kingdom fathoms and policies will loosen again over time. I also still hang a Christmas stocking up for myself.

Alongside Thais, how are long-term travelers being affected by the changes? If you think the inconvenience to individuals is negligible, consider the following. Here are some examples.

Donald Wood – UK

“My sister and her family were to spend February in Thailand with me. They have canceled their trip. Why? Because, I’ll be out for ninety days by then.”

Kelly Laidlaw – USA

“I paid for a one month TEFL Course and two months ‘volunteer’ teacher training on Samui next year. That’s three months total. I lose days from each 30 day allotment, because I have to do my visa border runs on weekend (to not miss class). This is what I’m left with. I leap into Thailand the day before class starts and sprint for Samui. Then, I fly out the day after I finish teaching/graduate. Perhaps a prospective school can interview me in the Tuk Tuk on the way to the airport.”

Claude DeVosjoli – France

“I had many plans for my six months- sure to travel, but more. I’m always doing something. Mahout training, an expansive meditation experience, maybe I learn to cook Thai. And, there’s trekking, Muay Thai courses… There’s so much to do here. Now I can do only half. Half lose my francs. It’s so hard to choose.”

Barry Anderson – Australia

“Funny thing is Burma (a.k.a. Myanmar) lost business because of the Thai regs. I wanted to hop over there bouts for a week mid-November. Can’t now. That would use up one of my precious two visa runs early. Don’t wanna torch thirteen days I figure.”

Kathy Taylor – Canada

“I sold my home to come to SE Asia for a couple years. The thinking was I would maintain a small apartment in Chiang Mai, take some classes, travel around a bit and have a place to nest and write in between. Now when I travel to other countries it will go lock, stock and barrel, along with my tourism dollars for many months.”

Alan McLawrie – UK

“I’m currently taking classes to learn to speak Thai. I’ll miss the third level now. Of course, I’ll be off in Vietnam not able to practice what I just learned anyway. Also, I volunteer at a dog rescue and will miss the pups. I’m financially independent, yet too young to meet the 50 year old requirement for a Retirement Visa here. Officials actually said this new law will stop bad people and not hurt good people. Well, if financially successful, charitable volunteers who study their culture are bad guys, send me to the front of the line.”

Anita Kroll – USA

“This change is a bit of a pickle for me. I have a three month course this spring. So, in December when my 90 is up, I have to leave Thailand for almost four months, not three. I’ll need the whole next lot of ninety days to cover my class time. The course starts in late April and I’m out in December. I wish there had been more notice before the government changed things, though in retrospect I did not have to pay in advance.”

As you see there are dozens of ways Thailand’s new policies will cause little inconveniences. But, how little are they? You see, I am Anita. I am Alan. I am Kathy, Barry, Kelly, Donald and even Claude DeVosjoli. All these issues occurred for just one peaceful gal who simply loves Thailand. What else do these issues have in common? That’s easy. They take money away (Whish!) from the Kingdom of Thailand and its citizens.

Weddings in Exotic Thailand, A Dream Coming True

The Kingdom of Thailand lies in the heart of Southeast Asia, making it a natural gateway to Indochina, Myanmar and Southern China. Its shape and geography divide into four 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.

Thailand constantly is winning awards for its tourism infrastructure, recently the Swedish travel publication, Travel News, presented the annual Grand Travel Award – the equivalent of the travel and tourism industry’s ‘Oscars’ – for the fifteenth consecutive year.

Thailand is increasing in popularity as a wedding destination as people seek more exotic environments and are able to hold more lavish receptions at luxury accommodation. There is nothing quite as touching as to play a part in someone’s wedding, and locations such as Koh Samui and Phuket offer stunning luxury villa rentals to accommodate such groups. Many villas are purposefully build to offer the best possible setting, secluded, romantic, and beautiful, surrounded by the deep blue ocean, and row after row of coconut palms.

Organizers can provide Christian, non-secular or Buddhist-style weddings, and each can be completely customized to ensure the most memorable day possible. Everything you need can you provided to make your wedding perfect, at only a fraction of the cost that you would pay in your home country. Nothing is quite as romantic as saying ‘I do’ on the beach, on a tropical island, under the shining sun and bright blue sky. You can share your special day with friends and loved ones or simply savor the moment just for yourselves. We can help make all your wedding dreams come true.

Luxury villas in Phuket and Samui can accommodate wedding parties of up to 85 people just within a villa, or they can cater for groups of up to 150 people if staying outside. If you are planning on having a large Koh Samui Wedding, please contact us in advance for more information about the special packages we offer.

Another advantage of having your wedding in Thailand is that the wedding and honeymoon are part of the same package. With hundreds of attractions throughout Thailand it is great opportunity to travel the country and to enjoy the time with family and friends.

Luxury villas catering to wedding groups are likely to expand into other areas of Thailand as infrastructure improves, Krabi is fast becoming the next fashionable destination for high end visitors and Koh Chang near the Cambodian border is also seeing a large increase in visitors who are more adventurous and want to experience different areas of the country.

Whatever destination a wedding couple chooses, they are sure to be offered great value for money and an amazing choice of Thai villas from any destination they choose. With the incredible diversity throughout Thailand guests are no doubt going to have the wedding of their dreams when staying in their luxury accommodation in the beautiful country of Thailand.