Thailand has captured the heart of many a traveller. Bustling Bangkok with its careering tuk tuks, scent-assaulting local markets and hedonistic nightlife is wedged between the traditional temples and hill tribe villages of the north and the chilled out beaches and jungles of the south. It offers an intoxicating mix of mayhem and sacredness, with glittering Buddhist temples sitting comfortably alongside swanky rooftop bars and mouth-wateringly-good street side food stalls. From haggling for bargains at a night market, to trekking through lush jungle, to indulging in a Thai massage, to exploring ancient ruins, to perfecting a curry at a cooking school, this South-East Asian jewel has something for everyone, whatever the budget.
North Bali Beach Camp - 4 nights
Menjangan Dynasty Resort
The Menjangan Dynasty Resort, Beach Camp and Dive Centre offers the ultimate 'glamping' resort experience in a world class diving location within the beautiful surroundings of Northwest Bali. Resting upon 16 hectares of land on a quiet peninsula beside a blissful white-sand beach, this eco-friendly, tented, boutique retreat caters to outdoor adventure enthusiasts with an appetite for indulgence as well as folks who just want to relax and be pampered. From here, you can enjoy a spellbinding vista that extends across the gentle waters of Banyuwedang Bay to the lowland forests of the West Bali National Park, taking in a mangrove-entwined coastline and the tiny uninhabited island of Menjangan, the craggy north-facing folds and ridges of the Tiga Saudara Mountains, and East Java's volcano alley. The safari-style tented rooms and villas, combined with a series of magnificent communal spaces crafted in bamboo and 'alang-alang' thatch, present a refreshing alternative in architectural style.
7 nights from $849