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CHOOSE THAILAND FOR YOUR EASTER HOLIDAY

A friendly welcome, wonderful food, lots of fun, fascinating history and culture, luxury and indulgence, Thailand entices visitors with a smile as warm as the sun shining on its shores. The months of March and April are an excellent time for some tropical fun in the sun with great weather, fewer crowds, Easter brunch specials, and best of all – this year, it also coincides with Songkran (Thai New Year)!
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Sunshine & Blue Skies

If you like to relax on a beach and work on your tan then the Easter months will suit you down to the ground as average temperatures can soar into the high 30s. Make sure to plan your holiday with plenty of time to enjoy one of Thailand’s many stunning beaches where you can submerge yourself in the calm clear waters of the sparkling ocean, or book a luxury resort with a swimming pool to languish alongside, jumping in when the heat gets too much. Air-conditioned suites offer a cool retreat on a hot afternoon for a traditional Thai massage or take your credit card shopping at one of the air-conditioned shopping centres, where a variety of high-fashion outlets and all the top designer brands can be found.

There are lots of advantages to travelling to Thailand out of peak season, hotels generally reduce their room rates around March and it’s not as crowded which means you can sightsee the off-beaten tracks and popular places without groups of tourists and long queues.

It’s also an ideal time for scuba enthusiasts with many of the top diving spots on the west coast. The Andaman Sea is swarming with colourful coral and tropical marine life set around spectacular tropical islands, and it’s not uncommon to see whale sharks, leopard sharks and manta rays.

Island Hopping in the South

Island Hopping in the South

There are so many beautiful places to visit in Thailand but for a cooler climate, refreshing sea breezes and favourable conditions at sea indulge in some island hopping. Start in the Gulf of Thailand at Ko Samet and Ko Chang with laid-back beachside bars and fantastic seafood restaurants, channel your spirituality on the beautifully blessed Koh Samui, party under the bright full moon in Koh Pha Ngan, and learn to dive on the irresistible charming isle of Koh Tao.
Over on the Andaman coast, white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, limestone cliffs, and lush jungle-covered islands run the length of the country, and the stunning island of Phuket sits like a jewel in the ocean, this tropical isle has it all, fabulous beaches, rain forests, and lush mountains.
Easter Brunch

Easter Brunch

Although the Easter holiday isn’t traditionally celebrated in Asia, it’s predominately a Buddhist country, the Easter Bunny does pop in to say hello with many of the larger resorts, particularly in Bangkok and the popular tourist islands, organizing special events for the occasion.

Sunday brunch is a real event in Thailand with an excuse to feast like the gods at a five-star resort. Easter Sunday is even more spectacular, along with the excellent fare you can also expect all kinds of fun-filled family activities and games aimed at keeping the kids entertained, including Easter egg hunts and batik egg painting. Mums and dads can sit back and appreciate the warm weather and fabulous cuisine on offer whilst enjoying the live music, DJ’s, or even an amazing display from some seriously talented fire-spinners.

In Phuket, Twinpalms Phuket was the first hotel to launch the idea of brunch on the island and their reputation is exceptional. The seafood selection offers an array of dishes including exquisite displays of the freshest seafood with huge lobsters, king crab, prawns, oysters, mussels and sushi and sashimi in abundance. With it being Easter, desserts are more indulgent than normal with the signature chocolate fountain taking centre stage, and guests can choose whether to enjoy half a bottle of wine or free-flow champagne.
Songkran Festival!

Songkran Festival!

This year Easter falls on April 12th, which means it coincides with the high-spirited Songkran Festival in Thailand on the 13th. Songkran is a big, boisterous kingdom-wide water fight to celebrate the Thai New Year – so if you visit in April you get twice the amount of fun!

Songkran is the biggest holiday of the year and celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm, although it’s an event steeped in tradition and meaning for Thai Buddhists, it’s the only day of the year when Thais close up shop and return home to spend time with family, these days the focus is on having fun!

Lining the streets, a mix of children, adults, Thais, and foreigners of all ages arm themselves with colourful water guns of all shapes and sizes and proceed to get everyone as wet as possible. There’s wild dancing, pumping heavy bass booming from trucks packed with teenagers, and happy smiling faces. The Thai people will stop you in the street to dab your cheeks with powder and wish you ‘sa-wat-dee pi mai ‘, Happy New Year. As soon as you step outside there is no way to avoid getting wet, but just go with the flow and it will be a fantastic experience you’ll never forget.

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