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Go diving or get married, play some golf or dine in a gourmet restaurant. In Thailand everything is possible

DIVE DIVE THAILAND year-round by switching between the Andaman coast and Koh Samui. BOOK a good value course in Thailand or through UK operators. LEARN to dive in great conditions at Koh Tao off Koh Samui. FOR ADVANCED diving, choose world-class sites off Khao Lak and Phuket.

ROMANTICS UPGRADE to good value hotel club floors for lounges and free cocktails. TAKE a blissful boutique retreat on an island. DINE romantically at a solo table on a beach. HAVE a wedding or vow renewal with elephant escort or Buddhist blessing. CHECK hotel honeymoon treats like petal- strewn beds and discounted massages.

FAMILIES CHOOSE Samui for the best summer weather. PICK Pattaya or Hua Hin for a beach resort without internal flights. VISIT Chiang Mai for elephant experiences. THINK Phuket and Pattaya for plentiful family-focused hotels. CHOOSE Krabi, Phuket or Khao Lak for day trips, kayaking and island-hopping. FIND summer holiday deals when most of Thailand is off-peak.

YOUNG COUPLES CHOOSE air passes or budget carriers for affordable twin-centre breaks. GET luxury-for-less with great value massages, cocktails and hotels. BAG shopping bargains in malls, night markets and at tailors. CHECK out the pop-up fashion stores of Bangkok’s Elle fashion week. TAKE an easy side-trip to Cambodia and tick Angkor Wat off your bucket list. PARTY in cool clubs and bars and check-out the friendly gay scene.

OLDER & WISER PRE-BOOK excursions or full Thailand tours with UK operators. INDULGE in cheap golf or spa treatments.

WELL COVERED Thailand is just about the ultimate holiday choice for everyone, whether it be families with children young or older, couples of all ages and singles too

Dive Thailand year-round by switching between the Andaman coast and Koh Samui. Book a good value course in Thailand or through UK operators

CONSIDER a cruise with Thailand stops. VISIT the Bridge over the River Kwai. CELEBRATE milestone birthdays on the Eastern & Oriental Express.

MEET backpackers from home on Bangkok’s famous Khao San Road.

ACTIVITIES GO rock-climbing at Railay near Krabi. HEAD northeast to Pai for tubing and trekking excursions. ZIPLINE on leafy Koh Chang. STAY OVER at Elephant Hills mahout camp. GAME FISH from Phuket and Pattaya.

SINGLES BE ASSURED of a friendly welcome. PRE-BOOK a small group tour or take excursions in-resort. JOIN a course in massage, Thai cookery, meditation, diving or elephant mahouting. TAKE an affordable extended spa break. STAY around other solos in business-focused city hotels or choose boutique boltholes for quiet relaxation.

GOING GREEN CHOOSE Green Leaf eco-hotels. HELP FUND the upkeep of ex-logging elephants with a mahout experience. ENJOY a community-supporting homestay.

GOLFERS COMBINE golf and beach in Europe’s winter. CHOOSE from over 200 courses. GET great value green fees and caddies. THINK floodlighting and northern courses for cooler play.

MEDICAL SEE Western-trained doctors in smart, modern hospitals. GET value MOT or dental or cosmetic surgery. CHECK travel insurance regarding ops abroad.



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