Travel to Hua Hin Railway station, where an exciting train journey takes you to Chumphon. Rail travel is one of the best ways to see the many sides of this fascinating country, from verdant green fields to bustling towns.
Fly from Koh Samui to Phuket for your seven-night stay at the Kamala Beach Resort (4Q+).
The Kamala Beach Resort is located on the popular golden sandy Kamala beach on the west side of Phuket island.
The Resort is split into two with the Sunprime and the Sunwing Resort. Saga’s accommodation is on the Sunprime side of the Kamala Beach Resort but you can also use the facilities of the Sunwing Resort.
There are two restaurants on the Kamala Beach Sunprime side: the Primekitchen by the Sea and the Primekitchen by the Pool (used for dinner).
The Kamala Beach Sunprime side has four bars: a Wellness Bar, two pool bars and the Prime lounge bar where the free drinks are available only here daily between noon and 10pm.
There are four swimming pools on the Kamala Beach Sunprime side and a further seven in the Sunwing.
You stay in the contemporary-styled deluxe rooms in the Beach Wing, which is the nearest building to the beach.
The Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside Bangkok (4Q) is located in the heart of the city on the banks of the graceful Chao Phraya River (‘the River of Kings’).
The hotel is also within walking distance from the Asiatique, The Riverfront, a large shopping and entertainment complex which also offers a number of restaurants with a variety of cuisine, as well as theatres with shows ranging from Cabarets to puppet shows.
The hotel is furnished in contemporary Thai décor. A choice of five restaurants includes The Terrace@72 restaurant, where guests can enjoy show cooking and an extensive international buffet. The other restaurants offer flavours of the Mediterranean, Chinese and local specialities.
The lobby lounge has an outdoor terrace where drinks, snacks and afternoon tea are available. The Wellness and Spa area covers over 1,000 square metres. Massages and beauty treatments (such as a traditional Thai and foot massage) are available at an extra charge.The outdoor swimming pool has a bar and a terrace with sundecks and sun chairs.
The Paradise Beach Resort is about 500 metres’ walk from the small village of Maenam. Maenamis the most westerly of the beaches on the north coast and is 13 kilometres from Na Thon, the capital. It is the quietest of the major beaches and offers unspoilt views of the fishing boats.
Water sports such as kayaking are available from the beach, and there is an 18-hole golf course nearby. There is also a small outdoor gym. If you prefer a less strenuous workout, you can have a Thai massage in the hotel’s wellness spa. An extra charge applies to these activities, although free transfers are provided to the golf course. The resort also has a bureau de change and a laundry service.
There is a beachside bar and two restaurants, the buffet-style Paradise Terrace that serves both Thai and western cuisine, and the à la carte Roma Italian restaurant. All Saga guests are allocated deluxe rooms. Each has a shower and wc, balcony or terrace, satellite television, telephone, tea/coffee making facilities, minibar, hairdryer and safety deposit box.