Sala Phuket turns 10

sleep December 06, 2017 01:00

By The Nation

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The award-wining Sala Phuket Resort and Spa is celebrating its tenth anniversary by inviting guests to share a photo along with a description of their most memorable moment on its Facebook page until January 5.

The winners will get a two-night accommodation voucher. 

Guests staying 10 nights or more in December will receive a 10 per cent discount on treatments at Sala Spa and a Bt1,000 credit to use on resort services during the stay. 

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Counting down in style

Travellers planning to countdown to 2018 in Thailand should check out the luxurious New Year’s Eve packages at when booking a two-night stay between now and December 22. 

Under the promotion, rates start at Bt31,000 and are valid for stays through December 31. The packages include a food and beverage credit of Bt500 per stay and a one-way airport transfer by Toyota Camry from Suvarnabhumi Airport to the hotel or vice versa for stays in the Junior River View Suit, Anantara Riverfront Suite or Two Bedroom Suite. 

Guests can also enjoy New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner “All White Party” with pre-dinner cocktails and a grand buffet dinner with free flow beer, standard spirits, wines and sparkling wine at Riverside Terrace for two.

Holland gets festive

The five-star Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam welcomes guests with a Christmas package that is available from December 24 to 26. 

Priced at 585 Euros (Bt22,600) for a two-night stay in any luxurious room or suite, the package includes daily breakfast for two and a four-course dinner including wine pairing in the Brasserie as well as a special watercolours boat tour on the canals of Amsterdam during the Light Festival. 

Online bookings can be made at or 

In love with Lanna

Several species of cold-climate flowers dazzle in a variety of hues as the “Colours of Doi Tung Festival” returns to the Doi Tung Development Project every weekend until January 28. 

Initiated by the late Princess Mother, the event boasts beautiful flower exhibitions, a market selling fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms and forests, ethnic food, healthy drinks and handicrafts produced by the Akha, Lahu, Tai Yai, Leu, Lawa and Chinese. Cultural dance shows and music provide the entertainment. 

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In full bloom

Udon Thani’s Nong Han Kum Pavapi sees red from now until February as the red lotuses go into full flower. The scene is best enjoyed by hiring a boat and going out on the lake, which boasts an abundance of local fish, birds, wild life and aquatic plants.

Visitors showing their Thai AirAsia boarding pass are entitled to a 50-per-cent discount on a half-day Red Lotus Sea tour. 

Learn more from the Tourism Authority Udon Thani office by calling (042) 325 406-7 or visit