Reconnecting in Thailand
It’s no longer a case of me casa or su casa – instead the latest expat trend seems to be meeting family and friends somewhere in the middle. Which is exactly what we did on our last
trip to Thailand
. Photo: Adam Solomon
My wife is an excellent holiday planner. Research your trip online to get the best deal and excellent discounts. Photo: Adam Solomon
We spent the first three nights in Bangkok at the Sivatel Hotel which is a five-star hotel in the Putamwan district of Bangkok and worth the spoil. Photo: Liesl Sedres
Phi Phi Beach Resort is a boat ride away from the main tourist town, Tonsai Bay - we practically had an entire beach to ourselves when we wanted some peace and quiet. Photo: Liesl Sedres
Railay Bay Resort and Spa is the ideal paradise to spend relaxing and catching up. Photo: Liesl Sedres
The main tourist town of Tonsai Bay is a boat ride away from the rest of the islands and not a bad idea, if you want endless partying and music. Photo: Liesl Sedres
It’s important to note that Thailand is a high-volume tourist area with extremely busy bars, pubs and clubs. We opted for seclusion. You can avoid the business by choosing your resorts accordingly. Photo: Liesl Sedres
Phi Phi The Beach Resort makes island hopping easy and your days are spent swimming and diving in various spots. Photo: Liesl Sedres
February is ideal for visiting Thailand as the weather never dropped below 30 degrees. April is the hottest month with temperatures reaching up to 40 degrees and monsoon season blows in between July and October with most of the annual rainfall falling between these months. Photo: Liesl Sedres
Railay Bay is where you'll find a great resort nestled between three beaches, only two of which are suitable for swimming though, the other is a marshy beach used for boat landings and deliveries.
We swam with sharks (small sharks, not big ones), had a Thai curry dinner on a secluded beach and then got to swim after dark in the bio luminescence. Mind-blowing.
If your family is scattered across the globe, why not decide to meet up at an exotic location for an epic family holiday break - the stress is less and the fun aspect is maximised. Photo: Adam Solomon