Craft a romantic memory with a stay on the luxuriously restored antique rice barge, the Anantara Dream by Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort
Craft a romantic memory with a stay on the luxuriously restored antique rice barge, the Anantara Dream by Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort

Slow boat to a Turkish delight

Thailand January 25, 2017 00:00

By Chusri Ngamprasert
The Nation

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Discover the most romantic ways to spend Valentine’s with your sweetheart

Spend Valentine’s night with the love of your life cruising on the Anantara Dream by Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort. You’ll sail slowly along the majestic River of Kings on a luxuriously restored antique rice barge – reserved exclusively for you. Pamper yourself with a 90-minute couple’s spa treatment, enjoy a candle-lit, five-course western set menu dinner along with a bottle of Moet et Chandon Champagne before retiring to a luxury cabin and waking up for breakfast with Mimosas. The Private Anantara Dream Overnight cruise is available on February 14 and priced at Bt78,000 per couple for a maximum of 2 couples. Call (02) 476 0022 or email

Discover the colourful side of one of the best beach destinations of Thailand with the Phuket Uncovered package from Amari Phuket. Guests will enjoy a privately guided half-day walk around the Old Town to appreciate various Sino-Portuguese buildings, elaborate shrines and temples while discovering an area dotted with cafes, museums, beautifully preserved shophouses and markets. They will also visit a local market to explore the source of the region’s special ingredients and experience the southern flavours unique to Phuket with a private cooking class led by an Amari chef. The package starts at Bt16,193 for a three-night stay in a Superior Ocean-Facing room. The deal is good until August 31. Visit

Arrange a meeting or an event at Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 and take advantage of such special offers as a special room upgrade, complimentary room or 10 per cent discount on either the meeting package or food and cocktails depending on the number of rooms that you book. Groups with 10-20 rooms get two perks while groups with 30 rooms or more get three perks. The deal is available until November 30. Call (02) 009 4999 or email

Enjoy your time in Hong Kong and treat yourself to the Divine French Chocolate High Tea Set at Three on Canton at Gateway Hotel Hong Kong. Delight in an alluring array of chocolate-themed savoury and sweet treats, accompanied by a cocktail, mocktail or floral tea selection. The ‘Divine French Chocolate High Tea Set’ will whisk you away to France for an afternoon of romantic indulgence. It can be enjoyed at Three on Canton or the Be on Canton alfresco terrace between 3 and 5pm daily. Priced at HK$488 for two persons, the tea set comes with two glasses of coffee or tea, selected cocktail or mocktail, or two cups of floral tea. Email

Take time out this Valentine’s Day with Pause in Time Travel’s romantic trip to Turkey from February 11 to 18. The travel agency will arrange direct international return flights plus two domestic flights with Turkish Airlines, accommodation in five stars hotels with two fancy nights in the heart of Istanbul, the city of two continents and two nights at Cave hotel in Cappadocia. You’ll spend Valentine’s night in Cappadocia, Turkey’s land of fairy chimneys. The package costs Bt44,900. Call (062) 324 9546 or visit Facebook/PauseInTime.