Table of contents:
- When is it profitable to buy a tour to a hotel with AI
- Top 5 Best 5 Star All Inclusive Hotels in Thailand
- All Inclusive & Private Beach
- Going to Thailand with kids: all-inclusive hotels
- Review of all-inclusive hotels in the resorts of Thailand. Phuket
- Koh Samui
- Khao Lak
- North of the country
For a long time, the concept of all-inclusive food in hotels in Thailand was simply not practiced. And the explanation should be sought in the specifics of recreation in this country. In Egypt and even in Turkey, tourists often spend their entire vacation on the territory of the hotel complex. There, lazy pastime over a “free” cocktail is appropriate. "All inclusive" is a Turkish invention of hoteliers. But Thailand, in principle, is another tourist country. It takes bright exotics, exciting excursions and, to be honest, the widest selection of exceptionally cheap food.
It is also necessary to take into account the fact that if in Egypt or Turkey it is considered shameful for a woman to go to a cafe alone, then in Southeast Asia, even in Muslim regions, there is no such sexist stereotype. There are catering establishments for every taste andwallet, including buffet service. However, in recent years, hotels have appeared in Thailand that practice the concept of AI (“all inclusive”). Their review will be carried out in this article.
When is it profitable to buy a tour to a hotel with AI
Agree, it would be a shame, having paid a lot of money for food in a hotel, to watch how right at the gates the market is noisy, where they sell and immediately cook king prawns, lobsters, crabs, dorado and much more for the buyer. And most importantly, all this gastronomic splendor is available for a penny. In order for the client not to be disappointed, the hotel must provide him with at least the same, if not better. Therefore, it should not be surprising that the lion's share of all-inclusive hotels in Thailand are 5 stars.
Such hotels take not only first-class food, but also a range of other "free" services. In fairness, it should be noted that there are also four-star hotels with "all inclusive". But they tend to be located in quiet, secluded places, on small islands or the far outskirts of cities like Pattaya or Hua Hin. The infrastructure around such hotels is poorly developed, and it makes sense to buy an all-inclusive package. If you are traveling to Thailand with a small child who is not used to spicy exotic food, then it is also advisable to choose a hotel with AI.
Top 5 Best 5 Star All Inclusive Hotels in Thailand
To pleasefor lazy tourists who come to a foreign country to do nothing but pour themselves with “free” alcohol, such a concept has even started working in Bangkok. This metropolitan city meets European standards for impeccable relaxation. Therefore, the first place in the ranking of the best hotels in the country with AI is occupied by Marriott Executive Apartments Mayfair Bangkok. This Marriott branch in Bangkok consists of apartments with kitchens, but offers everyone a hassle-free vacation, with free meals in the restaurant or room service. The hotel is located in a quiet lane 60 Soi Langsuan in Lumpini district, close to two metro stations. There is a swimming pool on the roof of the 26-storey building.
The second place in the ranking is occupied by another chain hotel - Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach. It is located on the largest island in Thailand at: 81, Moo3, Tumbol Mai Khao Amphur, 83. Mai Khao Beach is very quiet, almost deserted, which explains the concept of "all inclusive".
Amari Watergate Bangkok is in third place. The 32-story hotel building is located at 847 Petchburi Road, Payathai.
The penultimate place in the list is occupied by the hotel in Pattaya "Welcome Ward Beach Resort and Spa". It is located on one of the cleanest beaches in the city, on the outskirts of Jomtien.
And rounding out our top 5 all-inclusive hotels is Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort. This hotel is located near the small village of Bophut on Koh Samui. The hotel takes impeccable service. Jazz music or fire shows are played at dinners.
All Inclusive & Private Beach
It's no secret that Russian tourists often go to magical Thailand not at all to go see cultural attractions or immerse themselves in Buddhist spirituality, but for a relaxing holiday by the sea. Therefore, the presence of the hotel's own beach for them is a priority. In the previous list, we had two capital hotels. Let's now take a look at the best five-star all-inclusive seaside hotels in Thailand.
If you book Muang Samui Spa Resort through Booking, you will see that its rating is quite high - 8, 8 out of 10 possible points. Muang 5is located in the city of Chaweng, along Moo Street. The Pullman Hotel G is located on the northern outskirts of Pattaya. Free tuk-tuks run to the city center, and the territory of the complex is planted with orchids and equipped with artificial waterfalls. The third honorable place of hotels on the first line with "all inclusive" is "SALA Resort and Spa 5". It is located in Phuket, on a remote and clean beach "Mai Khao Beach".
Going to Thailand with kids: all-inclusive hotels
Parents know that rest is possible for them only if their child is busy with something. Therefore, when choosing a hotel, they are guided by the presence of a mini-club. "Sentara Grand Fratumnak 5 " in South Pattaya has two such establishments at once - for children and teenagers, as well as a "lazy river" with waterfalls and caves."Avani Resort and Spa 4 " is also located in this resort, but in the very center, on Beach Road, 218-2. This hotel captivates with a children's menu.
"Dusit Thani Laguna" is located in Phuket, on Bang Tao Beach. The hotel offers small guests a wonderful swimming pool, a mini club, a special menu and catamaran rides on an artificial lake. Family holidays will be cloudless at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group. However, when booking a room, you should specify that you want to stay in the Beach building. This part of the hotel complex on the outskirts of Pattaya is located almost on its own beach. The gently sloping entrance to the sea is ideal for bathing small children. Entertainment and a special menu are thought out for them.
Review of all-inclusive hotels in the resorts of Thailand. Phuket
There are many regions (including seaside ones) in the Kingdom of Smiles, but a Russian tourist has paved a wide highway to only a few of them. These are the islands of Phuket and Koh Samui, as well as the city of Pattaya. For a long time, even talking about "all inclusive" in these resorts was considered bad manners. Most hotels offered breakfast only, rarely half or full board. And even now hotels in Phuket (Thailand, "all inclusive") allow their guests to choose the concept of food themselves - BB, HB, FB or AI.
One can only wonder how cleverly the staff is guided by the color of the bracelets in the categories of guests. We have already mentioned Phuket hotels with the concept of "all inclusive". It remains to complete the list. This is Club Med 5on Kata Beach;D Varee Mai Khao Beach 4on the wonderful quiet and deserted coast of Mai Khao; the neighbor of the previous hotel is Dream Resort and Spa Natai 5; Centara Grand West Sands Resort and Villas and Double Tree Resort by Hilton 4.
On this island in Thailand's Gulf of Thailand, all-inclusive hotels are rarer than in Phuket. Be sure to remember the representative office of Sheraton on Koh Samui. The hotel is impeccable in everything except one: it is located between Chaweng and Lamai and is located on a hillside. Therefore, it will be difficult for the elderly and young children to go down and up to the beach.
Tourists also leave accolades about the Centara Villas hotel. It is located on a quiet beach "Laem Set Beach". The lack of infrastructure near the hotel and led to the concept of "all inclusive". Tourists noticed only one minus - tangible low tides, during which the sea recedes far from the beach. In third place for Samui hotels with AI is "Shiva 4 " with a rating of 7.8 out of 10 possible points. The food and service at this hotel in Lamai is a solid five.
The youth and budget resort, which has earned itself the fame of the capital of the Thai sex industry, is not at all designed for a measured, calm rest inside the hotel. In addition, dirty beaches and a muddy sea bottom make tourists living in the city travel to nearby islands every day. Therefore, the resort has the fewest hotels in Thailand "allincluded.”
Pattaya nevertheless is a large city, one might even say, an agglomeration. Therefore, it makes sense to look for all-inclusive hotels on the northern and southern outskirts of the resort. We have already mentioned them above. However, in this case, you can’t count on a budget vacation.
The southern province of the country has not yet been fully mastered by Russian tourists. And Krabi has the fewest all-inclusive hotels in Thailand. It's especially hard here. Only one hotel has so far implemented this concept of food and services. It is called Sofitel Krabi Fokitra Golf and Spa Resort 5. Tourists leave the most enthusiastic reviews about it. Only the coast is complaining. The low tides on the hotel's own beach are very noticeable. During them, the bottom, strewn with fragments of corals, is exposed.
The island-reserve is positioned as a place of calm and measured family or romantic vacation. On Khao Lak, all-inclusive hotels are also numerous because it is located near Phuket. And this island, as we remember, was the first in the country to introduce the concept of AI and even UAI. A characteristic feature of Khao Lak is a large number of 4-star all-inclusive hotels.
Thailand also offers cheaper hotels for recreation, but in them a tourist can only hope for breakfasts included in the price. On Khao Lak, The Sands by Catatani 4, Apsara Beachfront Resort & Villa 4, and Sentido Grazeland Resort & Spa 5 have received the most accolades.
North of the country
Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai areplaces of exclusively sightseeing holidays in Thailand. All-inclusive hotels here are a rarity. After all, tourists immediately after breakfast go to travel through the mountains and temples. But the seeker will always find. And so we found for you several resort hotels "all inclusive", where guests are fed, watered and also taken on excursions.
The best of them is the five-star Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp. This tourist camp is located in the middle of the jungle, 57 kilometers from Chiang Rai, between the villages of Chiang Saen and Mae Sai. Very good reviews are left by guests about the three-star Tao Garden He alth Spa and Resort Chiang Mai. True, the hotel is separated from the city by about 30 kilometers. Tourists claim that here you can not only have a good rest and get acquainted with the culture of Northern Thailand, but also improve your he alth.