Phuket Club Med in Thailand is dedicated to peace and relaxation. The turquoise sea completes the picture of a totally zen Resort, in beautiful Kata Bay. With its bungalows in the local style, sublime gardens and pool enhanced by lawn and teak, your all-inclusive holiday in Thailand will suspend you in a timeless moment of paradise.
A stay in Thailand, an all-included escape
Whether you're in the buzz of the floating market of Chiang Mai, enjoying the sunset over Krabi Bay or in the tranquillity of one of the 40,000 Buddhist temples, you'll find whatever you're looking for in wonderful Thailand.
From the all-inclusive Club Med Phuket resort, journey by boat to discover Koh Phi Phi - one of Thailand's gems with tuquoise waters and white sandy beaches. Continue your nautical excursion to the north, to the bay of Phang Nga, and climb the little-known island of Koh Yao Noi.
The other wealth of the country is its invaluable cultural and religious heritage. To discover this, your trip to Thailand will take you to Bangkok. At the Grand Palais, the gilded buildings and multicoloured statues outdo each other with their majesty. Once there, visit the Wat Phra Kaew and the Emerald Buddha, one of the most important Buddhist sites in Thailand. Heading back to the north, wander through the alleys of the Ayutthaya Historical Park. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it brings together impressive palaces, promenades and temples which place your all-inclusive stay in Thailand firmly under the sign of tradition and zen.
Make the most of your stay in Thailand by enjoying the sport of Thai boxing or 'Muay-Thai', either by watching a fight at the Lumpinee Stadium or by taking part in an initiation lesson. Furthermore, the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market will transport you to the heart of timeless Thailand. Amongst the vendors’ stalls and floating canoes, you'll notice the air perfumed by coriander, lime and, a Thai speciality, fresh banana tree flowers!
To fuse together spirituality and cultural discovery during your all-inclusive stay in Thailand, head for Wat Phra Kaew. Named the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, this sacred location is like no other in the country. You are sure to love the wealth of architectural refinement: gilded mouldings, frescoes, multicoloured tiles... That all pales in comparison with the beauty of the Buddha, sculpted from jade, 66 cm tall but placed on a golden pedestal towering 11 metres high.
Today, the country's ancient capital is a majestic historical park where ancient ruins and temples can be visited. Wander through the heart of the 300 hectares of serenity and temples on foot, scooter or tuk-tuk. A visit to the Wat Mahathat temple is a must, with its Buddha statue framed by tree roots. The 135 Buddha statues of Wat Yai Chai Mongkhol await you and with them, so does a perfect view of the surroundings.
Official residence of kings for nearly two centuries, the Grand Palais of Bangkok is not to be missed. Succeeding Ayutthaya, the site has an extraordinary wealth of architecture that you can contemplate once you’ve crossed its impressive doorway. Here you will find a splendid view of the famous golden chedi and the immaculately-kept lawn. Why not make a detour by the royal pavilion to admire the permanent collections on site.
An enormous statue in Phuket, the marble statue of the Grand Buddha at its height of 45 m, watches over Chalong Bay. 40 minutes from the Phuket resort, the site offers a 360 ° over the island and the Andaman Sea. Early in the morning, the romantic atmosphere is sure to seduce you as the sun rises. Think about writing your name and a wish on a marble plaque which can then be placed on the Buddha…
With the fine sand beached, turquoise waters and rocky cirques, the Phi Phi islands, opposite Phuket, will remain an intense memory from your all-inclusive stay in Thailand. A globally renowned diving site, its protected sea floors will offer you the setting of your dreams to introduce you to diving. 2 hours from the Club Med Phuket resort, from the simply sublime Maya Bay, you’ll set off on a marine excursion on board a traditional long-tailed boat.
To the north of Phuket, your all-inclusive stay in Thailand will lead you towards the extraordinary islands of Surin and Similan. These two practically uninhabited archipelagos are home to many protected flora and fauna, which can be discovered via the on-land or underwater excursions. Effectively, the true treasure of these islands can be found under the surface, where you admire parrot fish, turtles and coral reefs. Only 2 hours from the Club Med Phuket resort, you’re at the gates of beauty in its purest form.
A family holiday in a playground called Thailand
From its luxuriant nature to its mystic temples, and from its wonderful islands to its underwater world, Thailand will awaken your kids’ inner-explorers.
It gets its name from the 3 borders it share; Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. The Golden Triangle is a sensational area for family excursions and temple discoveries. The choice is yours; discover the Doi Tung temple at an altitude of 1,700 metres or the anti-conformist white temple, Wat Rong Khun, and its famous bridge. To remember your memories of your time in Thailand after returning home, visit one of the many floating markets, such as the one in Chiang Mai. Little and big kids alike will be fascinated by the charm of the local vendors and customers bargaining from canoe to canoe.
After immersing yourself in the rich local culture, continue your family holiday in Thailand with a snorkelling excursion to one of the most beautiful aquatic habitats in the world; the Surin and Similan Islands. Share an unforgettable underwater experience as you come face to face with the tropical fish that inhabit the Andaman sea floor.
Things to do in Thailand
Accessible from Phuket by boat, Ko Yao Noi, with its 4000 inhabitants, inspires calm in a luxury setting. Far away from the bustle of the metropolis, the island offers your family an exceptional panoramic view over the bay of Phang Nga and its karstic rocks which break up the bluish horizon. You will discover Thailand at its most preserved, wild and authentic, on foot or on board a traditional canoe. 2 hours from the Phuket resort, head out on an adventure far away from it all.
Historians and explorers gather with their families on the Kwai River Bridge to enjoy a picture postcard Thailand view. During this stage of your Thailand trip, you'll discover a splendid vestige of the past, encircled by dense vegetation. Nearby, the dedicated museum lets you in on all the secrets of one of the most famous bridges in the world. At the end of your day, board the train and contemplate all that Thailand has to offer, from provincial railway stations to tapioca fields.
To the west of Bangkok, you will find a Thai spectacle that is both unusual and popular: the floating market of Damnoen Saduak. You'll discover an unchanging scene with stalls full of colourful fruit and vegetables atop canoes. At the heart of this charming hustle and bustle, the liveliness pairs well with the beauty of the place, with smiling vendors dressed in blue tunics and wearing traditional straw hats.
Located to the north of Phuket, the famous Phang Nga Bay promises spectacular scenery with 300 calcareous peaks topped with greener than green jungle. Settled into the Andaman coastline, your all-inclusive stay in Thailand is set to be heavenly. Set off as a family on a canoe excursion across the mangrove; or climb on board a boat hopping from island to island to Koh Panyi, a floating village.