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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.

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

Sit on secluded Choeng Mon Beach, Beachfront Meliá Koh Samui invites you and your better half to stay on the paradise island with special romantic luxuries with 2 curated experiences. Vitamin Sea for Two Package A stay in a Premium Pool Access Room with a private terrace by the resort's lagoon pool A 1-hour Thai massage for two on the beach 3 pre-dinner tapas plates complimented by 2 glasses of sparkling wine Daily breakfast for two 20% off foods and beverages at the resort's dining outlets 50% off spa treatments A complimentary round-trip airport transfer (for a 3-night stay or more) Priced from THB 4,800 net per room per night   Energizing Couple's Escape Package A stay in a Premium Pool Access Room with a private terrace by the resort's lagoon pool A wellness consultation at YHI Spa A 60-minute Ultimate Hands On massage class for couples A body exfoliation for two and facial treatment for two A floating breakfast Daily breakfast for two Daily F&B credit of THB 500 20% off foods and beverages at the resort's dining outlets A round-trip airport transfer Priced from THB 29,99 net per room for 7 nights (a further 5% discount is applied for bookings of at least 14 nights, with a further 10& discount applicable for bookings of 30 nights or more)   Both packages are available until 30 June 2021. For more details or to make a booking, please call +66 (0) 77 938 899 or email reservation.kohsamui@melia.com

With the Covid-19 pandemic crisis hitting the globe, a new genre of travel has appeared i.e. private, whether individual or group. Lifestyle + Travel has compiled a list of top villas and suites in Thailand for your next holiday in private and in style, as it looks like we will have to live with the ‘new normal’ for quite some time.   Soneva Kiri, Koh Kood Known for its unparalleled luxury meets eco-friendly philosophy, Soneva Kiri nestles within lush rainforest on an unspoiled island with some of the best beaches in Thailand. The Six Bedroom Sunset Ocean View Pool Reserve, a magical haven atop the cliff, spans over 2,928 sqm and caters up to 16 guests with its six bedrooms. The tree house is a dream come true for children, their own realm in a private jungle canopy. There is a separate master bedroom with walk-in dressing area and bathroom with outdoor vanity, blitz shower, steam room and bath. Four further ensuite bedrooms have with indoor and outdoor showers, bath and personalised deck areas. Other enticing features of this haven are the gargantuan swimming pool with its own water slide, gym and steam room, games room, outdoor dining table and oversized cushions on enormous day beds overlooking the water. E. mail@soneva.com / reservations@soneva.com W. soneva.com   Villa Siam at Iniala Beach House, Phang Nga Designed by Eggarat Wongcharit, Villa Siam is an eclectic fantasy inspired by Thai culture and Buddhism in Phang Nga. Eggarat’s extraordinary creations use a modern take on traditional Thai craftsmen’s techniques, and his unique and original work includes beds and sofas suspended from the ceiling by wicker bamboo, as well as a spa inscribed with Buddhist teachings translated into English, located within an ancient golden Thai bell. Intricate wickerwork and glass mosaics grace the rooms, one of which pays tribute to the sacred Buddha with three large illuminated images on the wall behind hanging white sofas, covered in mother of pearl. A wrapped pagoda with traditional Thai weaving expanding over it onto the ceiling ties the room’s contemporary lines with its Thai roots seamlessly together, and the weaving incorporates an elaborate dream catcher facing down upon guests as they walk in. A dining table seats up to six, with a backdrop of playfully-waving cats. E. info@iniala.com W. inialathailand.com   Villa 24 at Samujana, Koh Samui Set on a tranquil, pristine beach of Samui, Villa 24 is the largest of the Samujana villas at an impressive 1,808 sqm. This is a home for a big family or someone with many friends, as it showcases eight bedrooms. Villa 24 has both south and west views over the Gulf of Thailand for enjoying sunrises and sunsets over the ocean. It comes complete with an outdoor dining sala, private gym, cinema, large infinity edge pool and jacuzzi. The friendly Samujana Villa hosts have been handpicked and professionally trained to ensure guest needs are not only met, but exceeded. For fun beyond the villa, Samujana offers an extensive range of land and water experiences from boating excursions on a private sailboat to chauffeured tours

Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse brings you to a whole new GLAMPING experience without having to leave Bangkok! “Surawongse Glamping” has landed in Bangkok for the very first time, transforming the hotel's pool terrace into your one-off outdoor get-together, with the whole space all-to-yourself for ultimate enjoyment with an exquisite choice of indulgent tailored menu and beverages while soaking in splendid views of the glittering city under a starry sky. Open for booking for every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and starting from this 18 December onwards. Priced at THB 2,888++ per person, including dinner and beverages. The package is for 2.30 hours and 2 - 10 persons. For more information and booking, please contact pawika.j@marriott.com or send us Facebook message via www.facebook.com/marriottsurawongse

The month of joy has finally arrived, when the whole country is filled with jolly ambience. Even though a lot has happened in the year of 2020, don't forget to reward yourself for coming through the year gorgeously with one of these special feasts.   Bangkok: Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road To make the festivity even more extraordinary, Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road elevates your experience at various venues on the top of the upscale hotel. Lavish in an exclusive Surprise Me set menu for a surprisingly special price of THB 999 per person at CHAR Restaurant from 1 - 23 December 2020. On 24 and 25 December, experience CHAR's signature culinary moments with a festive five-course set menu including with 1 glass of mulled wine, a most popular holiday drink. Get yourself ready for fantastic 2021 with such great fun at the hotel's infinity pool on the 24th floor, CHAR Restaurant on the 25th floor, and CHAR Rooftop Bar with a special five-course set menu for THB 3,500 per person, featuring Chef Sebastian’s delicious culinary creations and a complimentary countdown drink. Countdown to the new year with unrivalled panorama of the city and electrifying fireworks at CHAR Rooftop Bar, Bangkok's top spot to get lively all night long with famous DJs. Entrance tickets required. Date: 1 - 31 December 2020 Booking: +66 (0) 2 207 4999 ext. 8980 / bangkok.hotelindigo.com / CHARBANGKOK@ihg.com   Bangkok: The House on Sathorn Quaintly elegant The House on Sathorn offers an exclusive feast to pamper your taste buds will your special ones on New Year's Eve. Celebrate the last day of the year with Paii special six-course modern Thai seafood set menu including lobster yellow curry terrine, French razor clam with citrus sauce, tom yum steamed egg with blue swimmer crab and many more at THB 3,200++ per person (additional 5 wines paring at THB 1,800 per person). Date: 31 December 2020 Booking: +66 (0) 2 344 4000 / megatix.in.th/festive2020-wbkk / bf.wbangkok@whotelsworldwide.com   Koh Samui: Banyan Tree Samui Nestled in the secluded hill with a completely private, pristine beach, Banyan Tree Samui invites you to pass the year with unforgettable joy. The resort's all-day dining spot, The Edge, serves a special set menu for New Year's Eve. Before 2021 arrives, beachfront Sands restaurant makes you merry drinks to enjoy along groovy beats by a live DJ and a fire show before witnessing spectacular fireworks to welcome the brand new, better year. Date: 31 December 2020 Booking: www.banyantree.com/en/thailand/samui / reservations-samui@banyantree.com   Chiang Mai: Anantara Chiang Mai Resort The weather is right, the pleasure is yours – Anantara Chiang Mai Resort turns its exquisite self into the stage to celebrate Christmas and to end the year spectacularly. The Restaurant serves magnificent Christmas Eve Dinner, comprising international fares, Thai favourites, and traditional Christmas cuisine by award-winning chefs at THB 2,500 net per person with free flow house wine, local beers, and soft drinks. An all-you-can-eat festive brunch on Christmas Day, serving traditional Christmas fares, by the tranquil Ping River with free flow drinks at THB 2,900 net per person. Rejoice in mouthwatering dishes and enchanting performance of

Phuket is an island of sophistication with an ever-evolving cultural scene. The recent opening of Living Art Gallery has elevated the local art scene to international level. Set in the centre of Blue Tree, the lifestyle hub of Phuket, the new gallery promises to showcase revolving exhibitions of works by Thai artists of different genres, as well as by designers who work closely with Thai artisanal communities, which the gallery intends to support. Led by Somchat Krainara, The Living Art Gallery will host its inaugural annual festival in Phuket during 26 - 29 November 2020. “Phuket is a tourist destination because of its local attractions. The city has its own charms and characteristics, drawing in visitors from all over the world. The city is incredibly rich in culture, and by bringing art into Phuket I’m hoping it will enhance the art and cultural reputation of the destination -- in other words making Phuket become known as a MICE destination for arts, and creating a truly cultural and creative city,” said Somchat. Both the gallery and the upcoming festival hold on to the same purpose – to provide a platform for emerging Thai artists to showcase their work to an international audience, and to support artisanal communities across Thailand with opportunities to make connections with art lovers, fellow artists and designers, and an international audience.   Living Art Gallery is divided into four zones:   Zone 1: Peranakan Culture (Baba-Yaya) in Phuket Province Inspired by the traditional Peranakan houses of Phuket old town, Awika Samukrsaman – the apparel designer – creates woven textiles in pastel hues that interpret the patterns, colours and symbols of southern Thai culture. Awika has been w orking closely with local communities to preserve the local traditional knowledge of textiles and weaving, while pushing it into a contemporary direction. Within the conceptual Peranakan house, the vivid and intricate embroidered paintings of Sunisa Assawinrungroj are displayed. Stirred by the death of her pet rabbit, Sunisa embroidered delicate rabbits in traditional Phuket dress into these pieces. Hanging in one corner is Rungcheewan Kamvichit’s collection of contemporary tie-dyes, made using fine Thai silk and the rare Shibori tie-dye technique. On the opposite side hang a painting titled Sao Phuket by Sarawut Yasamut which depicts a southern woman carrying a Chinese-style food basket and embraced by flowers native to Phuket and Indonesia. Ongkorn Sinlapangkul is also featured in this zone, with the artist’s special interpretation of the colours and sights of Phuket in two fantastical paintings of a seahorse and woman with a dragon mask.   Zone 2: Forest and Landscape of Phuket The second zone of the gallery takes visitors on a journey through Phuket’s landscape from the viewpoint of artists. It kicks off with a special collection of nature-inspired ceramics crafted by master artisan Professor Somlak Pantiboon, known for his pottery studio Doi Din Dang in Chiang Rai. Also hailing from northern Thailand, but from Chiang Mai, is Likit Tunoud who describes the interaction of humans and nature, and its oftentimes destructive consequences, in intricate ink-on-paper drawings. Adding his influence to this zone is Professor

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) joins forces with ICONSIAM and entrepreneurs along the banks of Chao Phraya River to unite Thai hearts by organizing the mega-phenomenon “Amazing Thailand Countdown 2021” promising to become the most spectacular celebration of Thailand to ring in the New Year, under the concept of "The Wonders of Happiness upon the River", representing hope, faith, prosperity, and happiness. The mega-event will feature  over 20,000 spectacular, eco-friendly fireworks, which are made from Thai sticky rice, that will be lit up along the most beautiful curve of the Chao Phraya River spanning an area of over 1,400 meters and within a distance of over 5 kilometers of the city-wide celebration. Each act signifies auspicious meanings of Big Hope, Believe, Brilliant Life, Beautiful World, Blooming Wealth, Be Together (presented by True Corporation), and Best Begin. In addition to a myriad of entertainments throughout the night of New Year’s Eve by top artists and the avant-garde fireworks, one of the unmissable activities is the “Amazing Thailand Countdown 2021” video and photography contest under the theme of “Magic upon the River”, granting over THB 500,000-worth prizes to the winners. The countdown celebration event will be broadcast live on Thairath TV 32 HD Channel as well as on the online platforms via Facebook pages of ICONSIAM, Thairath Online, Khaosod and TrueID application. ICONSIAM is easily and rapidly accessible via the complete modes of transportation - cars, rails, and boats. The operation of Bangkok’s Gold Line electric rail route in December will also ease the public transportation.