For a totally unique Christmas, come to one of our hotels in Thailand
If your blood runs cold at the thought of another Christmas spent holed up in a house with long-lost family members you see just once a year, then why not go against the grain and do something totally unique?
This Christmas, why not leave the turkey and all its trimmings in the freezer and treat yourself to a luxury holiday in Thailand for a truly memorable end to 2012?
Thailand – the Land of Smiles – is a mainly Buddhist country which means that December 25th is not a public holiday. Trains still run, businesses still open – and life generally goes on as it would any other day.
But for those that like to see a little festive cheer even on a luxury holiday in Thailand, there are still some signs of Christmas conviviality.
In fact, many hotels in Thailand and shopping malls in larger towns and cities are adorned with Christmas trees and glittering baubles, but many of these are put up to celebrate the birthday of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was born on December 5th 1927.
The king, the world’s longest serving current head of state known affectionately as Rama IX, is greatly revered by many Thais and his birthday, a national holiday, is a cause of great celebration.
Beyond that, however, very little goes on in December, and the Christmas period – so hectic in many other countries – is a serene time of year to enjoy a luxury holiday in Thailand.
Indeed, this is one of the best times to visit the country as the weather is so fantastic, with the average temperature in coastal areas hovering around 30C. There is also very little rain, apart from in the south eastern parts of Thailand, such as Koh Samui, which can experience daily rain showers but even these are interspersed with periods of brilliant sunshine.
It’s the ideal time to relax with a good book by the luxury pool at one of our hotels in Thailand and truly unwind.