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As Phuket has been welcoming more international tourists with strict safety protocols under the 'Phuket Sandbox' model, if you are one of those who are interested in unwinding safely in the paradise island, Megatix has brought together the best deals for your getaway across Thailand, including SHA Plus-certified hotels and resorts in Phuket, most of which are 5-star stays with breathtaking views and world-class services. The accommodations featured on the Megatix Phuket Sandbox campaign offer their most appealing packages or accommodations bundle with delightful inclusions such as airport transfer, daytrips, meals, ocean activities and just about everything else the heart could desire in Phuket. Presently, the participating hotels include Banyan Tree Phuket, InterContinental Phuket Resort, Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort, The Naka Island - a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa Phuket, Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa, The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa Phuket, Angsana Laguna Phuket, COMO Point Yamu Phuket, The Racha Phuket, Amatara Wellness Resort, Amanpuri, Trisara Villa and Residence Phuket, and many more. E-vouchers bought via Megatix allow you to pick your travel dates at your convenience, and if you wish to modify your dates, the process is rather easy since you are contacting the properties directly, so the complicated procedures with third party platform are cut out. Find and book tempting Phuket hotel packages via Megatix here!

From 1 July 2021 onwards, Phuket will reopen to international travellers again under the 'Phuket Sandbox' model, allowing fully-vaccinated foreign tourists to stay in Phuket at certified accommodations without having to quarantine. To warmly welcome tourists from aboard once again, a number of hotels and resorts in Phuket offers tempting promotions for guests' best experiences on the paradise island.   The 'Phuket Sandbox' in a Nutshell For a quarantine-free travel, tourists must strictly follow these requirements: Fly directly to Phuket from countries with a low to medium risk. Adults must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine registered with the MoPH or approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) no less than 14 days before the travel date. Unvaccinated children under 6 years old must travel with vaccinated parents. Unvaccinated children between 6–18 years old travelling with fully vaccinated parents must be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival at their own expense. All traveller must obtain a Certificate of Entry (COE) available here. Tourists are required to install the 'ThailandPlus' application. Tourists are required to stay ONLY in an accommodation establishment certified with the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) Plus. Tourists will be required to do RT-PCR test before arrival and during the stay in Phuket following the guidelines by the MoPH. If travellers are staying less than 14 days in Phuket, they cannot visit other domestic destination – they can only leave the country for international destination. To visit other provinces in Thailand, travellers must complete staying in Phuket for 14 days or more before leaving the territory to elsewhere. Travellers can enjoy places in Phuket freely, but are advised to strictly follow the DMHTTA precautions: D – Distancing, M – Mask wearing, H – Handwashing, T – Temperature check, T – Testing for COVID-19, and A – alert application. Please visit the Tourism Authority of Thailand's page for more detailed information.   Attractive Offers at World-Class Stays in Phuket Check out the latest attractive offers that are now available at Phuket’s world-class hotels and resorts: The Slate Phuket The Bill Bensley-designed, art-oriented beachfront resort has unveiled its 'Summer Sandbox' package, treating guests with a free 7th night when they book a six-night stay, as well as other appealing perks such as a guaranteed room upgrade for certain room types, welcome cocktails, roundtrip airport transfers, daily breakfast and 15% off all food, non-alcoholic beverages, spa treatments throughout the stay, and many more. Validity: Valid for bookings and stays until 30 September 2021 Rates: Starting from THB 5,000 per room per night Book at: www.theslatephuket.com/offers/summer-sandbox-package.html   Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket The luxurious family-friendly resort on beautiful Karon Beach is now offering free nights – including 'Stay 3 Pay 2', 'Stay 6 Pay 4' and 'Stay 9 Pay 6' options – and get 100% of their room rate back in hotel credit to be redeemed for room upgrades, F&B, spa treatments and more. Validity: Valid for bookings made from now until 31 August 2021, and stays taken by 23 December 2021 Rates: Starting from THB 2,800 per room per night Book at: www.centarahotelsresorts.com Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort The Patong's young resort offers a chance to

Even though it would take some more time for tourism to get back to the normal state, you can still look forward to bright days at the beach, adrenaline-rushing activities, or a romantic conversation in an embrace of mountains. Now, you can #TiewThip (meaning "imaginary travel" in Thai) to these high rated places recommended by booking.com, starting with picking a card that suits your emotion best, so you know where you want to set foot in once it's safe to do so.   Card No.1: Adventure This card shows that you are craving for an adventurous trip. With a venturous instinct, you are seeking for destinations where you can express your curiosity and athleticism while exploring the beauty of nature. One of the best choices for travelers who seek an adventure-based trip is Kanchanaburi. There are plenty of outdoor activities that can be joined whether it be mountain climbing, hiking, trekking tour or zipline while kayaking on the seemingly endless river or the big dam is always a top of mind activity for everyone. At the Panvaree Resort, guests in the raft resort are surrounded by breathtaking scenery of the river and can enjoy an all-free private kayak.   Card No.2: Relaxing This card reveals your true simple need to take a relaxing trip to de-stress and spend quality time close to the stunning coast. If you desire a relaxing trip that is close to nature - get refreshed and enjoy the peaceful and stunning surroundings of Khao Yai, Nakhon Ratchasima. Have you ever visited DusitD2 Khao Yai on your best weekend trip? If not, why don’t you plan your next trip at this resort which offers verdant views, which harmoniously goes along with the deluxe decor design.   Card No. 3: Instagrammable This card shows your creativity and self-expressive spirit as you are a content creator! You always seek to explore the hidden or off-the-beaten track destinations, and opts to stay in unique accommodations in order to differentiate yourself from the crowd. If the uniqueness and picturesque spots matter to you, destinations that offer breathtaking views of nature as Phuket is the must-visit one. The Surin Phuket is surrounded by coconut trees on the white sand private beach with its clear turquoise waters, this beachfront property is the perfect tropical getaway, and perfect location to capture your memorable shots.   Card No.4: Sustainability This Card reveals the traveler’s true soul of conservation with a will of traveling that creates a positive impact to the environment and society. Have you ever imagined that travelers can take a trip while also supporting the destination’s recovery efforts and that their money's going back into the local community. Let’s explore what Koh Samui has. To make your journey more sustainable, consider an eco-friendly or green accommodation. Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort is one of the eco-accommodations available on Booking.com. This resort offers a luxurious stay with plenty of leisure activities, whilst ensuring ecological conservation and partnerships with local communities through their practices. Moreover, travelers can enjoy their evening by visiting a nearby local market or area in order to support the local economy.

It's been a year already since Airbnb has launched compelling Online Experiences to invite people to travel virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Online Experiences allows you to still dig deep into local culture and share passions with the Hosts while staying safe at home. For an one-off virtual experience in Thailand, no matter where you are, you can Visit The Hidden Thai Village, learn about the History & Culture of Transwoman - Thailand, and try Street Dance with Smiles from Step Up. If you are a food aficionado, don't miss The Northern Thai Pantry! Various categories of the Online Experiences are available to satisfy your unique wanderlust. With a slow-but-steady increase of the number of the vaccinated, it opens up to more actions. Some new Online Experiences categories have emerged and have been gaining a lot of interest from people worldwide like the category of Outdoor Activities, Dance, Music, and Fitness & Recreation. Here are some of Airbnb’s most popular Online Experiences to date: From My House to Yours, Thai Cooking (most booked Online Experience in Thailand in 2020) Sangria and Secrets with Drag Taste Spice Up Life with Thai Food World's Top Coffee Masterclass ‘True vs False’ Funny Historical Game Pasta with the Grandmas GINspiration History & Cocktails at Home Master Northern Thai Dish with Insider Irish Village, History, Culture & Craic Secrets of Magic Looking ahead, Online Experiences will continue to support Host earnings, provide unique opportunities for human connection, and create new ways to draw travel inspiration from home. Keep your passport in your drawer, sit on your comfy couch, and explore the world now with the Online Experience.

If you are planning an elegant getaway suitable for multi-generations, don't miss out on considering Four Seasons Resorts as your family's next home-away-from-home with myriad facilities and activities to bring the family together and connect the young and the old with Thailand's vibrant culture amidst lush nature.   Get Closer to Nature and Culture at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai At Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, children and adults alike can enjoy learning about farming culture of Northern Thailand at the Resort's own rice fields and the rice museum, as well as meeting the Resort’s famous resident buffaloes. Kids will also get to join the farmers to place rice sprouts, which is a rare, valuable experience, in the vicinity of your exquisite villa. For the upcoming summer break, the Resort offers an exciting Family Escape with savings on residence, guaranteed upgrade, daily breakfast and the option of a Resort credit of THB 1,500 or a spa experience at Wara Cheewa Spa. Additionally, children can stay and dine with the Resort’s compliments!   Go Glamping at Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle For a serene getaway, Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle offers an extravagant level of privacy in the midst of magical jungles of the Golden Triangle with 15 ample tented camps and a two-bedroom Explorer's Lodge. Older kids (10+ years old), together with adults, can embark on marvelous explorations including "Fishing with Locals", "My Elephant and I", unmissable "Golden Triangle Excursion", and more. Available from now until this New Year's Eve, Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle invites you to Go Glamping with special perks for stays of two nights or more.   Aquatic Excursions at Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui On the gorgeous Koh Samui, Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui is nestled on the most tranquil side of the island, with pristine sea that is home to rich marine lives. One of the most compelling activities is "Coral Talk", an enjoyable educational session on coral reef and sustainability led by the Resort's on-site marine biologist, where families can snorkel along the vibrant reef adjoining the Resort. Also, kids can enjoy complimentary "Kids For All Seasons" funs while the parents are unwinding at the award-winning spa. To make this summer more memorable than ever, you can embark on an Island Getaway in your luxurious pool villa, enjoy in-villa breakfast and choose from a Resort credit of THB 1,500 to savour the delectable dining or a relaxing spa experience at The Secret Garden Spa. Here too, children eat and stay with the Resort’s compliments. To reserve a family experience, email reservations.thailand@fourseasons.com, call +66 (0) 2207 8900 or download the Four Seasons App to connect via the FS Chat.

As travel restrictions across the globe are easing, The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives has relaunched its Stowaway package to allow guests to plan a long-term stay in the tropical paradise for 14 or 28 magical nights. Whether you are planning a romantic escape, a family vacation, a group-of-friends getaway, or even a solo retreat, The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives offers one-of-a-kind Maldivian affairs and carefree routines. You may indulge in curated cultural experiences, get yourself pumped with aquatic beauty, pamper your body and soul at a full-service spa, unwind in tranquility, or get social with like-minded people. At its 6 onsite outlets, farm-fresh locally sourced ingredients are turned into a mouth-watering array of local and global creations. The Stowaway package is priced from USD 3,600 for 14 nights or USD 6,000 for 28 nights. Available to book now until 30 April 2021 for stays between now and 22 December 2021. The package includes daily breakfast and 20% off food at the resort’s various dining options, from the bright and breezy dining room at KULA to the traditional Maldivian cuisine and hospitality found at GUDUGUDA. To reserve a room and learn more, visit www.standardhotels.com

On 1 and 2 May 2021, luxurious Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort will host an unmissable event for lovers of water sports, "Stand Up Paddle Fest", taking place on the calm, crystalline waters of Andaman Sea at Krabi’s beautiful Klong Muang Beach, a lengthy stretch of tranquil white sands on which the resort is situated. Over the two days, there will be 4 friendly paddleboard races of various distance: 1, 2, 3 and 6 kilometres, as well as other activities to keep visitors amused throughout the weekend including yoga classes by professional instructors and live DJ shows. Snacks and refreshments are available from midday onwards around the resort’s Breeze beachfront swimming pool, and participants can also make use of many of the resort’s facilities including the pool and kayaks. In both evenings the fun fest will be joined by special guests from Krabi’s well known Skimboard Group who will showcase their amazing boarding talents. Entry ticket for both days is priced only at THB 590, including access to any one of the 4 races, a festival shirt, commemorative medal and phone dry bag. Dusit Thani Krabi Beach resort is committed to support the local community and will donate THB 100 from each ticket sale to the Klong Muang Public Health Center and will carry out a beach cleaning before and after the event. Also, the New Normal procedures will be strictly implemented. For more information and to make a reservation, send a direct message to Glowfestkrabi

Starting from 31 March 2021, Laguna Phuket will host 3 weekends of "Laguna Phuket Revive 555 Festival", a series of exciting sports, music, cultural and community events at various chic venues. Here is a brief schedule of The Revive 555 Festival, so you can plan ahead, and don't forget to book early as this could be of high demand!: 31 March - 4 April: Laguna Phuket Thailand Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Championship 2021 hosted at Xana Beach Club 3 - 4 April: Laguna Phuket Soundwave presented by Works.com music concerts hosted at Laguna Grove 3 - 4 April: Angel Market offering arts, crafts, food and live entertainment at Cassia Phuket 10 - 12 April: Roy Rim Lay, which showcases local gastronomy and music at Laguna Grove 11 April: An afternoon beach run, followed by live entertainment and refreshments at sunset at Xana Beach Club 12 April: Laguna Phuket Sustainability Day and Night Community Activity 12 - 15 April: Laguna Phuket Pride 2021, a 4-day event celebrating the LGBTQ+ community 14 April: Laguna Golf Phuket tournament 17 - 18 April: A surf skate event at Cassia Phuket 17 - 18 April: Laguna Phuket Soundwave presented by Works.com music concerts at Laguna Grove In addition, each Laguna Phuket hotel will be arranging exclusive fringe activities. Guests at Angsana Laguna Phuket, Banyan Tree Phuket, Cassia Phuket, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket and Saii Laguna Phuket will be able to access all destination events directly via Laguna Phuket on-site shuttle services, with promotions available throughout the festival. Hotel guests will enjoy priority and special access to all events. Book now at www.lagunaphuket.com

In partnership with Singapore Tourism Board, Ascott has launched "Hey Explorer, Make Memories with Ascott in Singapore" promotion, offering guests who are Ascott Star Rewards (ASR) members a complimentary heritage walking tour experience with their stay at any of the nine participating properties in Singapore. Guests can choose from any of the three walking tours of the heritage districts of Singapore – Chinatown, Kampong Glam, and Little India. The tours will be conducted by award-winning tour operator, Monster Day Tours. Guests will visit key attractions while learning about the district’s heritage and culture, taking a deep dive into Singapore’s multi-racial history. Chinatown Heritage Walking Tour - Follow the footsteps of early immigrants in the historic district of Chinatown and learn more about how they live, play and braved obstacles to build a life here in Singapore. Rediscover Chinatown’s rich cultural heritage with a visit to famous temples, heritage shophouses and hidden streets. Kampong Glam Heritage Walking Tour - Explore the rich and colourful tapestry of Kampong Glam through a deeper understanding of the Malay culture and traditions. Relive history as we trace life back to the Kampung days and the transformation to modern living. Capture insta-worthy photos with iconic monuments such as Istana Kampong Gelam (former Malay palace in Singapore) and the Sultan Mosque. Little India Heritage Walking Tour - Go on a sense-awakening journey through colourful Little India. Visit traditional Indian shops, Indian temples, and off-the-beaten-track spots for a deeper exploration of a community that is brimming with cultural beauty and rich history. Learn about the use of “forgotten spaces” for arts & culture, and areas of this precinct. The complimentary heritage walking tour is available from now till 31 December 2021. To redeem the heritage walking tour voucher, guests can approach the front desk during their stay. The voucher is valid for one month after their stay with Ascott. Participating properties include the following approved to market and accept leisure bookings: Ascott Orchard Singapore, Ascott Raffles Pace Singapore, lyf Funan Singapore, and D’Hotel Singapore. For more information, please visit: www.the-ascott.com/en/offers/hey-explorer-make-memories-with-ascott.html.