If your clients are seeking a luxurious beach vacation, but are equally concerned about staying at hotels that encourage greener practices, booking a vacation from a list of Thailand’s Green-Leaf certified properties should help ease their social conscience. Below are a few “green” beach resort packages currently available.
Better the World Package
Banyan Tree Phuket
Clients can immerse themselves in Phuket’s natural environment while doing their part for the environment. In keeping with Banyan Tree’s philosophy of Embracing the Environment and Empowering People, Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts has designed the Better World package — a line-up of fun-filled and educational activities to bring the message of nature conservation to life.
The package includes three nights’ accommodation for two, daily American buffet breakfast, a trekking adventure tour to the Khao Pra Taew Waterfall, a bike tour around Laguna Phuket, a 90-minute foot reflexology session for two, roundtrip transfers to the Phuket airport and a 20 percent discount on additional spa treatments. Offer is valid through Oct. 31.
Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort
Discover the beauty of Phuket and cruise the Andaman Sea with an exclusive package that includes your client's choice of one of three privately catered, all-day family cruise experiences aboard the resort's historic Margaret Lee cruise boat. Also included are roundtrip airport transfers by minivan and a daily buffet breakfast for the entire family.
Rates start from approximately $283 per night for a seven-night stay. Offer is valid through Oct. 31.
Exotic Winter Sun Holidays 2008 – 2009
Centara Villas Samui
Clients can stay a week or more at a Thailand Centara property this winter and enjoy a host of extra benefits and upgrades, for free. The eight-day, seven-night Exotic Winter Sun Holidays package includes seven nights’ accommodation, daily American breakfast, roundtrip airport transfers, a set dinner for two, a complimentary 45-minute spa treatment massage at Spa Cenvaree for one person and a complimentary welcome drink.
Package rate starts at approximately $522.
Relaxing Spa Vacation
Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa
Indulge in the tranquil spa at the Pattaya Mariott Resort & Spa and spend the rest of the trip soaking up the stunning views of the ocean, or walking through the hotel’s beautifully landscaped grounds. The package includes accommodation in a deluxe gardenview or deluxe seaview room for two, daily breakfast for two and a one-hour spa treatment.
Rates start from $182 per room, per night and are valid until Sept. 30.
Hua Hin Sunny Package
Evason Hua Hin & Six Senses Resort
Hua Hin made Thai headlines in 1926 when King Rama VII built a palace there. Today, the city remains home to the Thai Royal family as their Summer Palace. Gaining recognition with international visitors for its relative proximity to Bangkok, Hua Hin enjoys a small-town charm with calming views of the Gulf of Siam.
The package includes five night’s accommodations, daily breakfast, a Six Senses welcome amenity, a 50 percent discount on meals for children, complimentary entry to Just Kids children's club and complimentary wellness activities at Six Senses Spa.
Rates start from about $68 per room, per night and are valid until Oct. 31.
Journey of Memories
The soft sand beaches and coral reefs of Ao Nang Beach serve as the backdrop of the Aonang Villa Resort. Spend the day relaxing among the hotel’s tropical gardens, explore the nearby limestone cliffs, or take a boat ride to a neighboring island.
The package includes three nights in a pool-side Romance Suite; champagne served on the suite’s private pool terrace; daily complimentary in-room fruit and snacks, breakfast served sea ide or on the private terrace; lunch for two; daily afternoon tea, coffee and baked goods; a romantic seaside dinner, accompanied by live music; VIP roundtrip transfer to the Krabi Airport; butler service; a Krabi day trip; and one spa treatment.
Rates start from about $892 for a three-night stay. Offer is valid through Oct. 31.
Deep Blue Scuba Diving Package
Taking advantage of greener diving has never been so easy. This exclusive beach resort combines subtle five-star comforts, natural beauty and lots of open space. The package includes five nights in a deluxe room, daily full breakfast, roundtrip airport transfers, a one-hour aromatherapy massage per person, two dives at nearby diving spots, a set barbecue dinner for two, a welcome drink upon arrival and late check out until 4 p.m.
Rates start from $1,242 per person.