To know Bangkok is to love Bangkok, as this eclectic, energizing, and exciting city captures the heart of any visitor who takes the time to spend time in the capital. While some see Bangkok as a pitstop on the way to a dream beach destination, those in the know understand that Bangkok is an incredible city to explore and what is discovered can be surprising.
Sophisticated, cosmopolitan, and dynamic, Bangkok’s restaurant and retail scene are outstanding with some world-class eateries and the most luxurious brand-name outlets along with some totally unique designer labels. Sunsets can be enjoyed from the city’s many upmarket sky bars, while pockets of greenery provide a breezy escape from the hubbub.
The iconic Chao Phraya River promises a chance to see the city in a different way. There are also wonderful temple retreats such as Wat Pho, with its spectacular Reclining Buddha, which at certain times of the day are gloriously peaceful. With some luxurious spas offering holistic therapies from aroma massages to soothing facials, Bangkok is renowned for being a city where luxury and relaxation are intrinsically ingrained in a stay here.
Whilst vacationing in the city, the perfect retreat is the wonderful sanctuary that is The Sukhothai with its old style and contemporary design features. In a prime location in well-to-do Sathorn, the ambiance is a million miles from the frenetic energy of the city. A trip to the Big Mango can be combined with a trip to the Pearl of the Andaman, Phuket or the white sands of Samui or a drive to Hua Hin with its regal history. A private plane transfer takes guests from Bangkok to the island of Koh Kood and the Soneva Kiri resort with its gorgeous villas and private residences as well as outdoor cinema over a lagoon.