Life can sometimes be hard.
This is in no way a shocking revelation, I know.
But importantly, this fact means that you have complete permission to treat yoself every now and then.
Thailand is a magical world where problems don’t exist and happiness is everywhere. Even more delightful is the fact that it is just so very, very easy to treat yourself in this beautiful country.
It has everything you could ever want, but here’s a short-list:
1. Pick a good hotel
There are hundreds to choose from, but like anything in life, there are standouts.
If you’re going to Hua Hin, I recommend Cape Nidhra. It is right on the beach, it is quiet, it is incredibly decadent and beautiful.
The rooms themselves are enormous, and you get your own private plunge pool.
If that’s not luxury, I don’t know what is.
If you’re going to Phuket, visit SALA Phuket Spa & Resort. An incredible location for couples, and the most secluded hotel I’ve ever stayed at.
Each room is like its own house (and about the same size as many in Sydney), and has it’s own private plunge pool as well as an outdoor bathroom area.
Incredible and secluded bliss.
I would also highly recommend detouring through the Phi Phi Islands. They feel a little out of the way, but oh my are they worth it.
Particularly because the accommodation on this island is phenomenal. I stayed at Zeovala, where you are treated to five star accommodation in the middle of nature.
Shoes are not a necessity, and you can spend hours walking around and discovering new things.
A beautiful paradise.
2. Ask your hotel for the best local restaurant
You can’t really go wrong with Thai food. But oh my, when you can get it right, you get it very, very right.
For the best mango and sticky rice (my new favourite dessert), go to Pa Jua in Hua Hin. By far the most delicious mango and sticky rice you will ever have, and I do not exaggerate when it comes to mango and sticky rice.
For some street food, you can’t go past the floating markets located around Thailand. Everything is made fresh, and although you may not be entirely sure of what you’re ordering, you are guaranteed it will be delicious.
Keeping along the floating theme on water, if you’re looking for something a little different check out a floating restaurant. They have an abundance of seafood that is literally picked straight out of the water.
I’m not exaggerating. They let you choose it.