Don’t let a little stormy weather put a damper on your 5-star dreams.
Overlooking low-key Cape Panwa on Phuket’s less-developed east coast, My Beach Resort Phuket is tropical cool at its finest. This serene hideaway is only a 15-minute drive from Phuket Town and 40 minutes from Patong, with shuttle services available to both.
credit: My Beach Resort
credit: My Beach Resort
Until Nov 30, deluxe rooms are nearly 60 percent off the regular rate, starting at B3,000/night. Book directly through the hotel's website for extra perks like 15 percent off food and drinks, complimentary mocktails, 16-hour late check-out and potential room upgrades. The hotel is also offering a pretty unbeatable “daycation” package perfect for couples. For B999, groups of two get access to the beach, pool, gym and beachfront bar, as well as two complimentary cocktails and meals each. Yes, you read that right.
Set in the secluded hills between Chiang Rai, Mae Sai and Doi Mae Salong, Katilya Mountain Resort and Spa might be just what you need to unwind. The resort also offers round-trip shuttle services to Chiang Rai International Airport (about 45 minutes by car).
Until Oct 31, the "Katilya Chill Out Package" offers three-day, two-night stays for two people for B8,999 while the "Honeymoon Package" includes two nights in the signature suite, private round-trip transfers from the airport, a couples massage by the lake and 20 percent off food and drinks, among other perks (B17,000). Pro tip: you don't need to be a newlywed to book it.
After re-opening with a revamped, contemporary style in April 2017, Mantra Samui now boasts some of the largest, most upscale rooms on the island, all with private sea-facing balconies.
Until Dec 20, Mantra is offering advanced purchase specials to go along with their already heavily discounted rainy-season rates. Rooms start at B2,500/night. Break out those calculators—booking 60 days in advance will knock 21 percent off that price, at least 30 days in advance saves you 16 percent, and a week in advance still nets you an 11 percent discount. Those packages include complimentary cocktails and a 25 percent discount on food and non-alcoholic drinks for the duration of your stay, too.
The Chaya Resort and Spa, located just south of Wat Suan Dok, makes for an ideal place to crash after strolling around Chiang Mai, thanks to its 50m saltwater pool and 50 sq-meter wood-floored rooms.
Until Oct 31, book directly through the hotel's website to score 50 percent off the room rate (starting at B6,000/night).
Krabi offers some of Thailand’s most striking scenery, and Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas is an ideal perch for taking it all in. The resort is only accessible by boat; keeping you far removed from the masses on Railay and Ao Nang.
Book before Oct 31 to get a 30 percent discount on reservations from now until Dec 23. If you register as a Centera member, you'll get an additional 10 percent discount. The only catch? This one's only for Thai residents and people with a valid Thai work permit . Tourists might be better off spending their money elsewhere.