The Standard, Hua Hin has launched a Valentine's Day Stay Package, including a five-course Valentine's Day dinner served in bed on the beachside lawn.
The package can be booked from now until Feb 13 for stays between Feb 13-15 with rates starting from 11,299 baht based on double occupancy. In addition to sunny accommodation with a daily buffet breakfast, the package includes beachside dinner in bed while watching a romantic movie together with a bottle of bubbly on Feb 14, and a couple's DIY Mud Lounge experience.
Lovebirds can also opt to book the Valentine's Day Dinner-In-Bed experience separately for 4,250 baht per couple (Early Bird offer) or 5,000 baht per couple when booking their dinner after Feb 3. The price includes a five-course set menu with a bottle of bubbly.
Detox with a retreat programme by Chiva-Som
Chiva-Som in Hua Hin has launched the Art of Detox retreat programme which is available throughout January. The five- to 14-night personalised programme focuses on optimising the body's natural detoxification processes after indulgences of the festive season. The retreat also features a visiting practitioner programme covering a range of specialisations, from neuromuscular therapy to help eliminate toxins, to coaching to find new confidence for a new year.
The Art of Detox retreat gives guests the tools to refresh the digestive system, leading to improved digestion, weight loss, better immunity, clearer skin, a calmer mind and newfound energy. Guided by an expert team, the retreat is designed to educate and support guests in discovering their ideal diet. A balance of macro and micro-nutrients, along with herbal and nutritional supplements, brings the digestive and metabolic systems back to their optimal function. The programme also consists of detoxifying treatments such as lymphatic drainage, colonic hydrotherapy and balneotherapy to aid the process.
The Art of Detox retreat starts from 32,000 baht++ per person per night, based on twin occupancy, or 42,000 baht++ per person per night for single occupancy. Prices include accommodation, personalised detox cuisine, a health and wellness consultation, a complimentary daily treatment, group fitness and leisure activities, unlimited use of the Water Therapy Suites, a post-stay follow-up and more.
Thai tourists seeking off-grid experiences
After a few years of unpredictability, the Travel Predictions 2023 survey by Booking.com reveals that more two-thirds of Thai travellers (69%) are looking to escape from reality this year by embarking on an off-grid vacation, while 78% are motivated by a desire to learn essential survival skills. Also, 70% of travellers want to go back to basics with only the bare necessities.
O Little Tent de Koh Chang in Ranong.
Among travellers' favourites is O Little Tent de Koh Chang in Ranong, a place to get back to basics with its cosy tents without an air conditioner located on a private beachfront, allowing guests to enjoy the serenity of nature and fresh sea breeze. For those who want to be islanders for a while, there are activities ranging from fishing, hiking and diving at the property for guests to explore nature and disconnect from the real world. This stay is highly recommended for the 53% of Thai travellers who require their devices to be connected to the internet at all times.
Emirates unveils offers for the new year
Emirates has announced a new offer for travellers planning to start 2023 with new experiences with a trip to Dubai. From now to Jan 29, travellers who purchase an Emirates return ticket to or stopover in Dubai will be able to also enjoy complimentary passes to three of the city's most popular attractions: Views from At the Top, Burj Khalifa the Dubai Fountains Boardwalk Experience and a 45-minute Yellow Boats Atlantis Blast Tour.
This special offer is valid for all return tickets to or stopping over in Dubai, purchased using code EKDXB23 until Jan 29. The offer is available on bookings made on emirates.com via the Emirates call centre or participating travel agents, for travel from now to March 31.