Relax on palm-fringed sands with an All Inclusive holiday to Thailand
A flight of around 11 hours is all that lies between you and your have-it-all holiday to Thailand.
From vibrant cities to sleepy coastal resorts, All Inclusive holidays to Thailand come in all shapes and sizes. However, there’s a few things you’re always guaranteed when you visit this exotic paradise – breathtaking landscapes and a warm welcome.
All Inclusive hotels are commonplace here and offer a perfect way to enjoy a hassle-free break with all the trimmings.
Khao Lak boasts a handful of luxury resorts that blend into the natural scenery and face out onto unspoilt beaches. Days here are centred around relaxation, with the hotel’s beachside bars and restaurants providing most of the entertainment and dining options.
Holidays to Phuket are slightly more upbeat and offer a wide range of activities and sightseeing opportunities. Most All Inclusive hotels in Phuket are located on the coastline and provide a plethora of watersports and day excursions.
For those who want to explore the surrounding area, historic temples such as Wat Chalong and Wat Tham with its spooky cave are well worth a visit.
Phuket has ample beaches, from unspoilt spots to busier shorelines fringed with bars.
The long Bangtao Bay is a relatively quiet and peaceful beach, with pristine sands, a handful of seafront restaurants and luxurious resorts dotted along the shore. Families and couples often flock here to escape the more crowded places like Patong Beach.
The coastline in Khao Lak is Thailand scenery at its very best, with swathes of white sand that gently slopes into the warm sea. The postcard-worthy Pakarang Beach offers a safe, clean and quiet spot for relaxation, while the nearby Bangsak Beach has a similar laid-back vibe.
What's included in your holiday
The best thing about All Inclusive holidays is that all the essentials are already covered. This usually includes transfers to and from the airport, as well as your main meals and drinks, including alcohol.
The All Inclusive package may also offer daytime and night-time entertainment programmes and activities such as tennis, golf and non-motorised watersports. However, this can vary according to which hotel you chose, so make sure you check the holiday information when booking your holiday so you’re 100 percent certain of what’s included.
Other All Inclusive holiday destinations
When it comes to booking an All Inclusive holiday to Thailand, you’re spoilt for choice. But if you want to keep your options open, there’s a wide range of deals on offer.
For interesting wildlife and a jungle adventure, Costa Rica is a great option for an All Inclusive trip. The Caribbean is also a popular choice for an indulgent getaway, with some of the world’s most stunning tropical scenery and exclusive resorts. Or for sun-drenched beaches and world-class nightlife, try somewhere closer to home like the Balearic Islands.
But if you’re still set on Thailand, take a look at our handy travel guide for more information and read our picks of some of the best All Inclusive hotels below.
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With its beachfront setting and glorious views of Bangtao Bay, the 4* Best Western Bangtao Beach Hotel is an ideal spot for enjoying Thailand's famous scenery.
As well as having a relaxing pool scene, the All Inclusive deal allows guests to use the neighbouring Sunwing Resort and Spa, where you'll find a wide choice of massage and beauty treatments. The hotel also provides a handful of activities, including table tennis, a fitness room, yoga, Pilates, kayaking, windsurfing and more. Food-wise, there's a couple of restaurants and a swim-up bar serving snacks.
The traditional 3* Arinara Bangtao Beach Resort offers first class service and activities the whole family can enjoy. The hotel sits on a spacious stretch of sand, where you can make use of the exciting watersports on offer.
A range of on-site restaurants, bars and swimming pools are also part of the hotel's offerings, while the All Inclusive package includes daytime activities like fitness classes and table tennis, plus evening entertainment. Swim-up rooms can be booked for an additional cost.
The modern Apsaras Beach Resort combines spectacular sea views with stylish interiors. This 4* hotel has everything you need for a relaxing holiday, including the beautiful Pakarang Beach right on your doorstep.
You'll also find a luxurious infinity pool and spa with treatment rooms and Thai massage pavilions, and for those who like to stay fit while on holiday, there's an on-site gym. When it comes to food and drink, you can take your pick from a range of restaurants serving international cuisine and two bars.
The main appeal of the 4* Khao Lak Merlin Beach is its fantastic location. Set in 16 acres of tropical rainforest, the hotel has a peaceful atmosphere and is just a few minutes drive to the centre of Khao Lak.
There's a white sand beach right outside and four pools to choose from, so there's plenty of opportunity to relax in the sun. Activity-wise, there's lots to keep you busy here with a fitness centre, spa, tennis courts, table tennis, beach volleyball and a children's playground.