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Phuket: Must Do
Escape from the hustle and bustle of life at Coqoon Spa
Revel in the serenity of this luxury spa as you are being pampered.
Koh Samui: Must Do
Fall in love with the beauty of Namuang Waterfall 1
Bring your swimwear or a change of clothes to cool off beneath the waterfall.
Phuket: Must Eat
Chase away the Monday blues with local favourites at One Chun
Soak in the vintage interior as you enjoy authentic Phuket grub.
Koh Samui: Must Eat
Kanom Jeen Pa Taew is where the locals keep calm and curry on
Be spoilt for choice with the wide variety of rice noodles and curries at this local favourite.
Bangkok: Must Do
Get fresh with the produce at Or Tor Kor Market
Both pro and home chefs love the 4th-best fresh market in the world.
Koh Samui: Must Do
Eat your way through the night at Chaweng Night Market
The place is truly a foodie's paradise.
Phuket: Must Stay
Design lovers will feel completely at home at Little Nyonya Hotel
This cosy boutique hotel is a treat for both your eyes and pocket.
Bangkok: Must See
Get to know the city at the Bangkok Art & Culture Centre
Immerse yourself in Thai culture, both past and present.
Koh Samui: Must See
Lad Koh Viewpoint is the Zenith of all lookout points
Fill your feed with the best panoramic view of the island at this scenic spot.
Bangkok: Must Stay
The décor will make you fall in love with Beat Hotel in a heartbeat
Designed by talented young artists, each room is unique yet stylish.
Koh Samui: Must See
The coconut tree that juts out on Thong Krut Beach is simply outstanding
Grab the opportunity to take a picture while sitting over the crystal clear waters.
Bangkok: Must Eat
Taste the French invasion at Le Normandie – it’s absolutely divine
The well-executed dishes here will please both your eyes and palate.
Bangkok: Must Do
Escape the Bangkok jams at Jam Factory, a stylish converted space
Check out the stores and restaurants, or just chill in the courtyard.
Phuket: Must Do
Go island-hopping at the boat-iful islands near Koh Rang
Rent a speedboat or yacht to visit the islands at your own pace.
Phuket: Must See
Get a good dose of Vitamin Sea at Kata Beach
Relax on the soft white sand with limestone mountains in the distance.
Bangkok: Must Do
Get ready for non-stop eating action in Yaowarat, Thailand’s Chinatown
Pace yourself as you explore all the authentic Chinese food on offer.
Koh Samui: Must See
Feel spiritually grounded after a visit to Wat Sila Ngu
Check out the intricate sculptures at one of the island's most popular temples
Phuket: Must Stay
Blue Monkey Hub & Hotel doesn’t monkey around with work and play
Both hip travellers and digital nomads will love this trendy hotel space.
Koh Samui: Must Stay
Space out your activities in comfort at Nora Chaweng Hotel
Families will appreciate the space and proximity to the beach, shops and restaurants.
Phuket: Must Do
Learning about Peranakan culture at Baan Chinpracha is no chore
It’s less touristy than it sounds and there are nearby cafes to visit after!
Koh Samui: Must Stay
Suite dreams are made of these at Maryoo Samui Hotel
Enjoy a picturesque view of the glistening turquoise sea from your hotel suite.
Phuket: Must Eat
Curry favour with the flavours at Aroon Restaurant
Get a taste of Muslim Thai food in Phuket’s Old Town.
Phuket: Must See
Sundown at Laem Phromthep makes the trip up worthwhile
The beautiful sunsets are the highlight of every visit here.
Phuket: Must Eat
Speed over to Kan Eang for an authentic taste of Southern Thailand
Pair your seafood meal with a speedboat ride to a nearby island.
Phuket: Must See
Feel like the king of the hill when you hike up Khao Rang
Get the best views of Phuket and a history lesson at the top.
Bangkok: Must See
Everyone’s invited to have a good time at Open House
Pick an area and zone out with your favourite activities.
Koh Samui: Must Eat
The Little Green Café is big on tasty treats
The freshly baked goods and calming ambience make this place worth a visit.
Phuket: Must See
See Patong Beach in a different light after dark
The contrast between day and night on Bangla Road is a real eye-opener!
Bangkok: Must See
It’s easy to lose track of time at Train Night Market Ratchada
With so many shops to explore, it’s good they’re only open at night.
Phuket: Must Do
Wander around and revel in the vintage vibes of Old Phuket Town
Support the local community by patronising the cafes and hotels here.
Bangkok: Must Eat
The tomyum noodles at Rung Rueng Noodle are offal-y tasty
Once just a favourite with locals, now it’s drawing in tourists too.
Phuket: Must Stay
ANI Private Resort is unlike any other when it comes to privacy
The only strangers you’ll ever meet here are the hotel staff!
Phuket: Must Do
Sea how wandering sea gypsies settled down at Koh Siray
Get a glimpse into the simple lives of these previously nomadic folk.
Phuket: Must Stay
Reboot, recharge and get a fresh start at The Slate Phuket
Indulge yourself in this luxe boutique hotel – the spa is a must!
Bangkok: Must Eat
Jeh Choel Kanom Jeen has a truly delicious recipe for success
You can’t go wrong with Thai comfort food that’s made with love.
Koh Samui: Must Eat
The curries at Phensiri Thai Restaurant will leave you wanting more
Get a taste of traditional Thai food from experts with over 30 years' experience under their wok.
Koh Samui: Must Do
Find peace among gentle giants at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
Don't miss out on this chance to feed, bathe and play with elephants.
Koh Samui: Must Stay
The Stay Chaweng Beach Resort is where you can live the tropical jungle life
Party animals will have a field day at the resort's beachfront bar!
Koh Samui: Must Do
Looking up to the Guan Yu Shrine is a tall order for everyone
At 16 metres tall, you simply can't miss the statue of this Chinese deity.
Bangkok: Must Do
Stop and smell the roses at Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market
Pick up local or imported flowers any time of the day (or night)!
Bangkok: Must See
Arrive by boat for a smooth-sailing outing to Tha Maharaj
You can bank on good food and photo ops at this pitstop.
Phuket: Must See
Find out what your future holds at Wat Chalong
You can also learn more about Buddha or make a lotus flower offering.
Bangkok: Must Eat
Ping’s Hotpot is one place you won’t mind getting into hot soup
Savour the best of Thai Teochew food at this award-winning restaurant.
Bangkok: Must See
There’s nothing recycled about the creativity at ChangChui
Let your imagination take flight in the iconic disused airplane.
Koh Samui: Must Eat
The baked goods at Bar Baguette are some of the island's best
Sip on the best coffee Koh Samui has to offer while you have your pastry.
Bangkok: Must Do
Leave the concrete jungle behind at Bangkok Tree House
This urban oasis even creates self-sustaining habitats for fireflies!
Koh Samui: Must See
Hin Ta and Hin Ya are proof that grandparents are the solid foundation of every family
These rock formations have a sad backstory, but also elicit unintentional giggles from visitors.
Phuket: Must Eat
The 74-year-old recipe at Mee Ton Poe is a heavily guarded secret
Try the Mee Hokkien that’s now whipped up by the third generation!
Koh Samui: Must Eat
The fun never ends at SUMMER by Coco Tam’s
From smoothie bowls to smooth cocktails, this place has it all.
Koh Samui: Must Stay
COSI Samui Chaweng Beach is the place to cosy up with new friends
Social butterflies will love hanging out at the communal space or rooftop pool.
Koh Samui: Must Do
Fisherman's Village is a great place to fish for good bargains
Take a stroll down this walking street lined with boutique shops and hipster cafes.
Bangkok: Must Stay
Create your own Bangkok story at Adventure Hostel
This hipster backpackers’ hostel is a great way to meet new people.
Koh Samui: Must See
Encounter the transience of human existence at Wat Khunaram
Pay homage to the mummified Buddhist monk of Koh Samui.
Koh Samui: Must Stay
Reserve a space to centre yourself at Centara Reserve Samui
Enjoy a stroll along the pristine sands of Chaweng Beach – without the crowds.
Bangkok: Must Stay
Start your exploration of old Bangkok at Baan Dinso
You can even wake up to a spectacular view of the Democracy Monument.
Bangkok: Must Eat
Eat your way through north-eastern Thailand at SomTam Nua
With over 100 dishes to choose from, it could take a while.

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