Thailand holidays Self catering holidays in Thailand

Thailand is one of the jewels of Asia 'The land of smiles' and its beautiful southern islands are a tropical paradise. Surrounded by palm fringed coral sand beaches, the most beautiful turquoise sea and the welcoming Thai people. The peaceful & fun loving spirit of the islands is infectious and its no wonder why Thailand is still one of the world's top holiday destinations.

Apart from the incredibly beautiful white sandy beaches and tropical climate, Thailand has an interesting and heart warming culture.

saduak floating market in bangkok
Key Facts
Language Thai
Currency Thai Baht
Family holidays
Coastline 3,219 kms
Capital Bangkok
Known for Food, Temples, Buddhas, Beaches
Time difference GMT +7 hours
Temperature Average daytime high of 30°C
Best time to visit November to April
Dry season November to April
Tropical storms May to October

For food connoisseurs, Thailand caters for all cuisines and budgets from the celebrity favourites five star hotels & restaurants such as the relaxed and romantic Trisara, Phuket to the breathtaking views of Khaothong Hill restaurant, Krabi. However, for great value Thai food and atmosphere, the open market street food is the best.

Popular islands of Thailand

Thailand has many beautiful islands, some of the most popular are...

Koh Samui

Sitting in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui is a beautiful island, offering something for everyone with a perfect paradise backdrop. Chaweng beach offers exciting nightlife, while Lamai offers a more relaxed vibe. Between Koh Samui stunning jungle scenery its a lively place full of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants and where you will find many beachfront vacation rentals from one bedroom apartments to luxury family villas.

  • Koh Samui - Island in the Gulf of Thailand
  • Extensive shopping
  • Lively nightlife and plenty of bars and restaurants
  • Perfect beaches for watersports


Krabi sit on the west coast of southern Thailand and is known for its beautiful beaches, relaxing vibe and stunning views. It makes an excellent base to explore nearby islands such as Koh Phi Phi and Phuket. One of the highlights is a long boat ride over to Railay beach or out to one of the sandbars.

Krabi is also a world famous diving location thanks to its calm, warm waters and fantastic reefs. There are many things to do there as well as a cultural wonder like the Tiger Cave Temple. Climb the 1237 steps up to the top to see the golden Buddha and the breathtaking panoramic views.

Phuket villas

Diverse Phuket is home to many luxury hotels and elegant villas. Patong Beach is probably the most visited beach of the island and includes the famous Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa hotel. The west coast, otherwise known as Millionaires Mile, is the most exclusive area on the island and where most of the expensive self catering holiday properties are located.

Koh Phangan villas

The next door neighbour to Koh Samui is the beautiful island of Koh Phangan, famous for its legendary Full Moon Party but there is so much more to this tropical paradise. Offering a laid back vibe, lush tropical forests and jungle and great accommodation options. Koh Phangan is a perfect diving spot, offering excellent white sand beaches and authentic food & friendly local culture.

Featured Thailand holiday homes

Thailand is a country that caters for all its visitors accommodation requirements. From the beautiful villas on the hilltop retreats to relax and unwind, or chic and stylish apartments alongside the beachfronts or golf courses - there is something for everyone. Staying in a self catering holiday villa or apartment for your holidays in Thailand, gives you the flexibility to what you want when you want. If you are travelling as a family, there is a wide choice of self catering accommodation especially in the more popular areas such as Koh Samui, Phuket, Krabi and Koh Phangan.

Thailand weather

The temperature ranges between 24 and 30 degrees throughout the year with the driest and most popular months being from November to April. Between May and October, the low season, temperatures are higher and so is the rainfall and the humidity with the tropical storms. When the tropical storms do occur, they typically last for a short while and then followed by bright sunshine.

Things to see & do around Thailand

Learn the art of Thai cooking at one of the many cooking schools
Scuba diving one of the wreck sites, like 'King Cruiser Wreck' near Koh Phi Phi
Tropical flower forest
Island adventure on a 4X4 jeep safari
Night markets & delicious street food
Visit many of the magnificent Buddhist Temples
Full Moon Party & beach parties
Guided jungle hiking
Coastal horse riding trails
Thai massage & yoga retreats
botanical gardens barbados

Our view on Thailand

One of the most frequently asked questions you normally get asked after a holiday is "would you go back?" Thailand certainly falls into the "yes" category. If you are looking for winter sunshine, delicious Thai food, superb beaches and diving plus a plethora of other activites including world class golf courses, then Thailand ticks all the boxes.

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