Travel with Khanh Ong across Thailand for a trip that perfectly balances foodie flavours and nightlife adventures.
Begin your trip by checking into Banyan Tree Hotel in Bangkok's CBD - 5 star luxury in one of Asia's tallest buildings. Spend the afternoon at the hotel swimming in the rooftop pool or indulging in a spa treatment at Banyan Tree Spa with stunning views looking out over the city skyline. For dinner, head out to Restaurant POTONG for an unparalleled foodie experience based on chef Pam's philosophy of 'the 5 elements.' After dinner make your way back to the hotel and enjoy sipping on cocktails with a view at Vertigo and Moon Bar - the magical rooftop bars overlooking the bustling Bangkok city.
Explore the famous Bangkok Floating & Railway Markets on the morning of Day 2 with a half-day private tour. Enjoy the unique shopping experience of colourful floating stalls, traditional Thai food and drinks and local live music. For dinner, enjoy one of Asia's best restaurants; Eat Me, and don't go past the best dish on the menu - mixed clams served with nam, or fermented Thai sausage, and coriander lime broth. After dinner indulge in a couple of drinks at the secret Opium Bar, and try their award winning sustainable cocktail 'On the way.' End the night at Nana Plaza and dance the night away amongst some of the city's best nightlife.
On Day 3 catch a flight from Bangkok to Koh Samui, checking in to the Silvadee Pool Spa Resort up high on the cliffs on Laem Nan Beach. After indulging in a relaxing massage at the hotels Silvadee Spa and soaking up the sun on your very own private beach, head to the other side of the island for dinner at Jahn for the ultimate Thai Fine Dining experience.
Day 4 takes us all over the island for a big day of adventuring and exploring. Star the morning with a half-day experience at an Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, with the opportunity to get up close and personal with the amazing creatures. For dinner, dine at one of the sunken tables built in to the edge of the infinity pool at STAR restaurant, before heading out to check out the Koh Samui nightlife at Soi Green Mango, with countless food, bar and nightclub options to discover.
Located at the Six Senses Resort, Dining on the Rocks has a reputation for serving some of the best food on Koh Samui. The fusion cuisine encompasses both regional and international dishes and you can be sure that there is an emphasis on sustainable and organic produce, of which some comes from their own garden.
The ideal time to visit Dining on the Rocks is just before sunset, where you will be able to really appreciate the scenery of the restaurant’s atmosphere. This restaurant takes pride in its stunning 270-degree view of Samrong Bay and features an intricate work of platforms and terraces, all linked together by luxurious walkways.
You will find familiar Asian favourites on the menu that have been tweaked and given a new twist to give food lovers an original yet exciting taste. The wine list is exhaustive and their cocktails are very well prepared. Dining on the Rocks is a fascinating restaurant where guests can experience a new way of dining under the stars
On Day 5 you'll be catching a flight over to Phuket for the final leg of your trip. Check in to The Village Coconut Island, located on a small island just minutes away from the mainland. There are a ton of activities to explore at the resort with complimentary use of the resorts mountain bikes and kayaks, before you head to dinner at KOKO restaurant for traditional Japanese cuisine and Asian fusion flavours.
For your final day of the trip, head over to the mainland for a tour of the islands surrounding Phuket on a private speedboat. Enjoy snorkelling in the crystal blue water and marvelling at the natural beauty of the islands, with drinks and snacks provided on board. Explore the mainland a little more upon your return, and stop in at One Chun Cafe & Bar for dinner where family recipes passed down over 3 generations make for an authentic Thai feast.
End your Thai adventure with a quick stop in at Roti Taew Nam for the tastiest egg roti you'll ever have for breakfast.