In 2018, more than 30 million foreign tourists came to Thailand, making it one of the top holiday destinations in the world and now that travel restrictions are being lifted around the world, many people are looking to spend Xmas and New Year in the Royal Kingdom of Thailand. There’s no point in travelling halfway around the world for a few days; most people spend at least 3 weeks in Thailand, while retired people typically stay for the duration of the European winter. And if you are looking for some day trip ideas, you have come to the right place.
Here is our list of top 5 Day activities to arrange when holidaying in Thailand.
- Explore the Eastern Seaboard – With daily yacht hire in Pattaya from a leading yacht charter firm, you can explore the amazing marine life to be found off the coast of Pattaya. The skipper knows all the best places and in the evening, you can dine while mooring in a quiet, secluded bay and even do some midnight swimming.
- Bangkok Canal Adventure – Stay at one of the many boutique hotels on Sukhumvit Road and spend the day exploring the many canals that run through this amazing city. Riding the canal taxis is not for the faint-hearted and the locals use these longboats to commute to work, and the canals run around the city, which is a great way to spend the day. To complete the experience, you can dine on one of the cruise boats that run up and down a section of the Chao Phraya River. Here are a few budget boating tips, which might come in handy in Thailand.
- Play Golf at Hua Hin – Thailand is host to some of the best golf courses in the world and Hua Hin is a resort town about 3 hours’ drive from Bangkok, on the way to the south of the country. You can do battle with top courses and stay in a 5-star hotel and enjoy the best Thai cuisine. Search online for a list of world-class 18-hole courses and book a few days to play on the lush green fairways, which are always kept in tip-top condition.
- The Floating Market – The best floating market can be found at Dam Neun Saduak, which is about 2 hours’ drive south of Bangkok. It is usually open daily from dawn until about 1pm and you can book a tour of the floating market from your hotel reception. This is a great place to buy all your holiday souvenirs and bartering will definitely save you some money.
- Deep Sea Marlin Fishing – If you are in Phuket, this is a great opportunity to experience deep sea monster fishing, with several species including blue marlin. Google deep seas fishing in Phuket to get a list of tour operators and make sure you take motion sickness medication, as the sea can be quite rough in the best fishing locations.
Here is some more information about tourism in Thailand that might help you to plan your holiday and as things are opening up again, we can all look forward to a foreign holiday in the sun.