Thailand Holidays in 2019 / 2020
A holiday to Thailand in 2019 will transport you to the pure magic of Southeast Asia – a mystical destination with utterly captivating culture and history, golden beaches on idyllic islands, and a fascinating culinary scene.
Weather-wise, the best time to go to Thailand is December, especially if you'd like to escape the cold.
If you're looking for an exotic, luxurious but affordable getaway for 2019, there are a surprising amount of cheap holidays to Thailand available. So, why wait to book those flights? Even for last-minute holidays to Thailand, it's the destination that has it all!
A popular travel option with a lot of visitors is to book into an all-inclusive Thailand hotel in the cultural, chaotic city hubs, like Thailand’s vibrant capital, Bangkok or the captivating ancient city of Chiang Mai. But if you’d rather have an island escape and absorb the tranquil surroundings of Phuket or Koh Samui, you won’t be disappointed either.
All inclusive holidays to Thailand offer you an amazing experience. But wherever you choose to go for your break, you’ll be hypnotised by the magic of this beautiful country. Thailand holidays are always unforgettable, no matter what your interests may be.
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People also ask
How long is the flight to Thailand?
Your trip to Thailand from the UK will take just over 12 hours.
When is the rainy season in Thailand?
It varies from region to region and is largely dominated by the monsoon. Very broadly speaking, Thailand's rainy season can be classified as May/June to October.
Which airlines fly to Thailand from Manchester?
Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Etihad Airways, Finnair, Oman Air, KLM, Eurowings, Emirates, XiamenAir, Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Air France and Qatar Airways.
How much does a meal cost in Thailand?
The average cost of a basic Thai meal in a restaurant is 90 – 150 baht. Seafood may cost more.
What is the currency in Thailand?
The currency most commonly used is baht.
Do I need vaccinations for Thailand?
For most tourists, the recommended vaccinations for Thailand are against the childhood diseases (tetanus and diphtheria, measles, mumps and rubella), and against the food-borne diseases of typhoid and hepatitis A.
Do I need a visa for Thailand?
British passport holders arriving by air or land can enter Thailand for 30 days without a visa - this is known as a visa exemption. If you need to stay longer, it's possible to extend your stay once from the expiry date of the original visa, for up to 30 days.
Thailand holidays give you the choice of two stunning coastlines, both speckled with beautiful islands that have perfect beaches and offer all-inclusive hotels to visitors. The country is a dream for island hoppers, with a variety of backpacker-friendly hotspots like Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui along the east coast, and to the west, you can discover Phi Phi Island and a plethora of islets off Krabi. Pattaya Beach and other beaches near Bangkok are also unforgettable destinations.
- The province of Krabi is home to a collection of stunning beaches and a lively rock climbing scene. Just to the west, the Phuket beaches have unparalleled allure, especially Patong, with its nightclubs and go-go bars.
- On the west coast you'll find Khao Lak; once a series of simple fishing villages, it's now a tourist beach haven. With luxury resorts and smaller hotels, Khao Lak is ideal for your Thailand beach holiday in 2019, and a little different from the typical favourites.
Thailand has always been a preferred destination for young backpackers on a budget. And when they’re there, there’s no shortage of vibrant nightlife to experience.
- You’ll find the party mood carried through to most major tourism destinations in Thailand, including both the islands, Koh Samui and the major cities. Bangkok’s (https://www.loveholidays.com/holidays/bangkok-holidays.html) Khao San Road is perhaps the most famous night spot in the country, with famously cheap drinks available every night of the year.
- The scene doesn’t stop on the isolated islands either. Phi Phi Island and the islands off the east coast are globally synonymous with partying. Koh Pha Ngan (or Koh Phangan) has become famous for its lively Full Moon Party.
- Our cheap holidays to Thailand mean you can also explore another popular spot with party animals – Patong, on the coast of Phuket.
- Patong boasts a sort of Mediterannean beach-party vibe, along with a few more tradtional Thai elements like go-go bars, and even more heat! After partying all night, you can retreat to Phuket's quieter beaches and rest off that Thai hangover.
- With plenty of options from large resorts to quieter hotels, you can plan your 2019 Thailand holiday around your needs.
Thailand couples holidays
With its stunning scenery, coastal beauty and its vibrant culture, Thailand holidays are an unparalleled romantic destination.
- Among the most popular Thailand attractions are the white, sandy beaches – a real magnet for couples looking for some alone time in the sun.
- Around Phuket, you’ll discover some of the best resorts for couples in Thailand, along with tranquil strips of sand lined with fine dining establishments, spas and luxury hotels, making Phuket the perfect romantic destination.
- Around Krabi, couples will find many of the best hotels for couples in Thailand. It’s known for its mesmerising, romantic boat trips.
- Bobbing along between the karst islands, finding hidden lagoons and deserted coves, and roaming around Krabi can be just like living out your very own secret love story.
- You can even find romance in busy Bangkok, by escaping to the Hua Hin beach resort, providing ample respite from the city chaos for couples.
- The northern retreat of Pai is situated in a picturesque valley near Chiang Mai, and has become a popular retreat for hippies, drawing them into a contagious, bohemian community atmosphere. The surrounding countryside is the area’s main draw, boasting waterfalls, mountainous vistas and gushing rivers.
- For an unprecedented Thai national park experience, look no further than the stunning Khao Sok National Park, arguably the country’s most beautiful wildlife reserve. Home to stunning flora and winding rivers, an adventure around Khao Sok on holidays in Thailand means you may even spot tigers, elephants and gibbons in their natural habitat.
With our luxury Thailand holidays, you can just sit back and relax. Great flights and fantastic hotels mean you can just sit back and let life happen.
Things to do in Thailand
Thailand holidays offer a wide range of hotels and destinations. There are plenty of things to do in Pattaya – a picturesque area with many white, sandy beaches; there's big city life in bustling Bangkok, and remote hideaways from coast-to-coast.
- A singular cultural experience awaits when you book your Thailand trip. The country is full of captivating temples and ancient sites that take you back to a bygone era full of mystery and vibrant colour.
- Those who love ancient temples are in for a treat, especially in Bangkok and Chiang Mai. The cities are full of temples and palaces. Wat Arun and Wat Pho are among the most breathtaking sights in the capital.
- When you’re in Chiang Mai, you won’t want to miss Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep – try saying that after a Thai whiskey or two! It’s also definitely worth visiting one of the country’s ancient ruins in the capital.
- The two most famous and impressive sites are Sukhothai and Ayutthaya – the former is best explored by bike. Heading to the river town of Kanchanaburi takes you to one of the focal points of WWII; the town is home to the bridge over the River Kwai and the Commonwealth cemeteries.
- Thailand’s wildlife is another captivating lure, with elephants, tigers and monkeys lurking in the beautiful and diverse landscapes that make up this wonderful country. There are so many things to do in Bangkok!
Food in Thailand
How about some real Thai food in Thailand? One of the most indulgent attractions in Thailand is the country’s mouth-watering culinary scene. Thai food is popular all over the world for a very good reason!
Typical cuisine in Thailand is spicy, fresh and zesty, with a mix of coriander, lemongrass and other exotic flavours. The cost of eating in Thailand is very reasonable, and food safety is generally sound.
- There’s no better place to tuck into some of the country’s most famous dishes than in the restaurants and street food stands that adorn the capital city of Bangkok.
- Whether you go for pad thai, phat thai kung or kuay tiew, you’ll be spoilt for choice for dining locations in the capital - from the upper-class restaurants serving authentic meals, to street food areas like Ratchawat Market and Sukhumvit Street.
- Thailand holidays are often fundamentally focused on food, and no two holidays to Thailand will be the same in terms of culinary experience. On Thailand's islands - like Koh Samui and Phuket - you'll find a range of seafood with a Thai twist.
Thailand family holidays
Theravada Buddhism is the most prominent religion in the country, and its culture and customs are a very important part of Thai culture and values. There are many peaceful places of worship you can visit and serene places to explore, including Wat Arun and Wat Chedi Luang.
History buffs can also bask in the beauty of the ancient ruins of Sukhothai or Ayutthaya.
Conversely, the bustle of city life is just around the corner, with nightclubs, partying and commerce everywhere. Thailand is a spicy nation that’s teeming with opposites.