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Destination guide

Retreat to Thailand holiday lettings

Renowned for its opulent royal palaces, ancient ruin sites, ornate temples and tropical beaches, Thailand combines history and natural beauty with a modern cityscape and a variety of urbanite attractions. Whether you’re looking to explore the outdoors, relax on the beach or learn more about the local culture, you’ll find just what you need for an unforgettable holiday in Thailand with holiday lettings.

Things to do

Things to do near Thailand holiday homes

With so much to explore, you’ll be spoilt for choice for how to spend your time in Thailand. Holiday homes can be found near Phi Phi Islands, a tropical island group with pristine beaches, seaside amenities and rainbow-coloured marine life for memorable snorkelling experiences, and Patong, a beach resort town with unique shops and bustling nightlife spots. For a more contemplative experience, visit the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, a sacred shrine with a famous reclining Buddha, or Wat Arun Ratchawararam, a riverside temple with ornate spires and stunning architectural details. For unique gifts and souvenirs, visit Khaosan Road, an urban space with shops and amenities for passing backpackers and travellers.

Beaches

Beach areas near Thailand holiday homes

Thailand has beautiful coastlines and tropical islands for beach relaxation and water sports. Holiday homes are available near Similan Islands, a group of islands with magnificent beaches and a clear, azure sea for snorkelling, scuba diving and manta ray encounters, and Railay Beach, a remote beach with picturesque limestone cliffs for rock climbing and turquoise waters for diving and snorkelling. Ko Pha-ngan, a lively island known for party events on the beach, and Ko Lipe, a small island with sandy beaches, seaside amenities and diving and snorkelling opportunities, are also great places to unwind by the water. For a little more adventure, visit Ko Lanta Yai, a lush island district with vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life for snorkelling and scuba diving.

How to get around

Getting to Thailand holiday homes

Thailand has various transportation options to travel by land, air or boat. The well-connected roads travel through provinces in Thailand, allowing you to use motorcoaches, taxis, hire cars, hire motorcycles, public bus or train and Tuk Tuk, a three-wheeled motorcycle that’s a Thai icon. The two long coastlines of Thailand connect with rivers and canals for boating, ferries or river cruises as transport throughout the area. Several airports throughout the country offer international, domestic and private plane charter flights to get into the country. Upon arrival, you can use the common road transport to get to and from your holiday rental and nearby destinations.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine in Thailand

Thai cuisine varies by location and landscape, but all Thai dishes share an emphasis on light fare with aromatically strong ingredients and a hint of spice. In Bangkok, the influences of Teochew and Portuguese cultures afford a more delicate, upscale cuisine, and the rice plains, coconut milk and influences of the Dvaravati culture have a strong influence on Central Thai cuisine. In Northern Thai, the cuisine reflects the cooler valleys and forested mountains of the highlands, which includes a lot of fermented fish dishes. By comparison, Southern Thai enjoys the rich bounty of the tropical seas with Malay, Hainanese and Cantonese influences. The most iconic Thai dishes that every traveller should try on a Thailand holiday can be found in various restaurants and eateries throughout the country. Just visit a restaurant near your holiday rental and experience the eclectic flavours and distinctive food culture of Thailand.

How many holiday rentals are available around Thailand?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 13,105 holiday lettings around Thailand. From 5 villas to 5 bungalows, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.