You are living in Europe and want to get away for some city fun and beach time, spending a week in comfort without breaking the bank – no problem, Thailand offers both! Bangkok is not only one of the most fun cities in Asia, but also close to the beaches, so you can enjoy the city and relax on the beach a few hours later! And Thailand is still very affordable, with lots of in expensive flights and great value hotels!
Traveler: 2 adult
Starting from: Frankfurt, London, Paris
Experience: City Fun & Beach Getaway
Trip Duration: 1 week
Comfort Level: Comfort
Budget for Air fare and Hotels: $1,500-$1,700
Bangkok is an inexpensive destination from Europe, with deals for flights frequently available on the big airlines as well as low-cost carriers. From the airport you take the taxi into the city and check into your upscale, but inexpensive hotel like Novotel Siam Square and enjoy all Bangkok, the City of Angels has to offer – you can shop till you drop at markets like Asiatique or hip malls like Terminal 21, have great food on the street or markets and see fantastic sights like the Grand Palace !
You can party the night away like nowhere else in Asia. And, when you are tired from all the sightseeing, shopping and partying, you can treat yourself to an hour of Traditional Thai massage starting at less than $10/hour!
After two nights in the city, you head to the beach for some quiet relaxation. Hua Hin is just 3 hours South of Bangkok and is famous for being the favorite beach destination of the royal family: If you see Thai Navy ships stationed along the coast, they might be in town! Hua Hin is a well developed beach destinations with a lot of hotels, restaurants and shopping – but a little quieter than it’s competitor Pattaya on the other side of the Gulf. It also has a much nicer beach for long walks along the miles of sandy beach and to relax in the sun. For a comfortable stay, you check into the upscale Amari Hotel Hua Hin, a stylish property at reasonable prices a short walk from their private beach club! It’s close to restaurants and a weekend market, so you ‘ll have plenty to keep you entertained in the evenings as well!
After 4 nights on the beach, you head back to the city and check into the Park Plaza Sukhumvit for one last night in the city. You’ll have time for some last-minute gift shopping for your loved ones at home (or some well deserved self-gifting), have one more evening at a rooftop bar looking over the lights of Bangkok, and one more great Thai meal before heading home!
If this sounds like the right trip for you, check out my tips Bangkok – How to get there and around, where to stay and what to see & do to help you plan your trip! Check out my Escape to Hua Hin for more information. If you are looking for a party beach, check out Pattaya. For a more peaceful & less developed beach getaway from Bangkok, I recommend Ko Samed!