The Best Western Amaranth Bangkok Airport offers large, modern rooms, a beautiful pool and gym and a good breakfast with a free shuttle to the airport, making it a convenient stay before or after a flight. The service was friendly and the elite treatment excellent, making this a great reward stay for elite members. This was one of the nicest … Continue reading
Pattaya and it’s Southern neighbor Jomtien Beach are inexpensive destinations and outside high-end hotel restaurants, most restaurants are pretty basic, too. Cafe John in Jomtien is a nice exception offering great food, friendly service and a nice ambiance, still at very good prices. If you are looking for a dinner without bare tables and paper napkins, check out my review … Continue reading
Jomtien Beach Sunset
Jomtien Beach, just South of (in)famous Pattaya, is the closest beach getaway from Bangkok. You’ll get all the sand, sun, warm waters and gorgeous sunsets you’d expect from a tropical beach, and all at a budget price.
Check out my Destination Guide Pattaya/Jomtien to plan your own beach getaway from Bangkok!
Pattaya is the closest and most convenient beach destination from Bangkok, The City of Angels! But, it also has a reputation for its raunchy nightlife. If you want to escape for a weekend from bustling Bangkok or add a few beach days to your trip exploring the country, without getting stuck among girlie bars, drinking and loud music, check out my guide … Continue reading
The Chocolate Factory Pattaya in the Phratamnak neighborhood is a great place to have a romantic dinner or celebrate a special occasion: It’s set on top of a cliff overlooking the ocean and facing the sunset. You get good food and service at reasonable prices and have a chance to take home some chocolates for an extra-dessert afterwards. If you … Continue reading
The Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya is an upscale city hotel, between South Pattaya and Jomtien, a short walk from the beach. You get a small room with upscale finishes and fast internet, as well as professional service and a very good breakfast. You’ll have a nice rooftop pool, but are not oceanfront. It wouldn’t be my first choice for a beach … Continue reading
The Heritage Beach Resort has a prime beachfront location on Jomtien Beach, Pattaya, just a short ride from Bangkok! It offers full resort benefits, including a multi-level pool area, big gym and spa, as well as a restaurant, making this one of the best places for a relaxing beach getaway from busy Bangkok and resort experience. The room is huge … Continue reading
Updated 2020: The ibis Bangkok Sukhumvit 4 (formerly ibis Nana) is one of the cheapest Accor Hotels in Bangkok and conveniently close to the all-important BTS Skytrain. You get standard ibis rooms with additional amenities, a full breakfast and good service for a bargain price. It’s not ideal for families though, as the ibis Sukhumvit 4 is located in the … Continue reading
The Sofitel So Bangkok offers bold luxury designed by Christian Lacroix with stylish rooms, great views, great, casual service and a full set of amenities including an infinity pool, gym and rooftop bar & restaurant. It’s all geared towards young & hip travelers and a fun place to stay in Bangkok at reasonable prices. I will stay again in the … Continue reading
Chiang Rai first became known as the entry point to the “Golden Triangle” between Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, but today is a wonderful city to visit for his peace & quiet along the river, beautiful mountains and stunning temples.
This Golden Temple is part of the White Temple (confusing, i know) and one of the most impressive sights for any visit to Chiang Rai. To plan your own getaway to Chiang Rai, check out my Weekend Itinerary Chiang Rai!