Yesterday I posted a trip to Thailand and there was a few questions whether this trip would work in June so here it is! Flights from Dublin to Chiang Mai, Koh Samui and Bangkok, Thailand with 14 nights accommodation in 3 and 4* hotels for €918 pp!
Chiang Mai is a city in mountainous northern Thailand and is the former capital of Thailand. It is famous for its beautiful ancient Buddhist temples, cuisine and treks. For those looking for an ethical experience with elephants, Chiang Mai is 60 km from the Elephant Nature Park, which has been rehabilitating elephants since the ’90s.
Koh Samui is Thailand’s second largest island and lies in the Gulf of Thailand. It is known for its stunning beaches and party atmosphere. Koh Samui is also in close proximity to Koh Phangan, which is famous for its full and half moon parties, and Koh Tao, which is a popular diving spot.
Bangkok is Thailand’s capital and is a large metropolis known for ornate shrines and vibrant street life. It is home to stunning temples like Wat Pho, Wat Arun and the Grand Palace. Khaosan Road is synonymous with backpackers and the Floating Markets are also worth a visit.
The itinerary is as follows:
Dublin to Chiang Mai via Hong Kong leaving on 1st June, arriving on the 2nd of June (4 nights)
Chiang Mai to Koh Samui direct on the 6th of June (7 nights)
Koh Samui to Bangkok direct on the 13th of June (3 nights)
Bangkok to Dublin via Hong Kong leaving on the 16th of June, arriving on the 17th of June.
The flights are with a mixture of Cathay Pacific and Bangkok Airways. A minimum of a checked bag of 20 kg is included on all flights. There are links below to the main international flights and the internal flights, click on these to be brought to the Skyscanner website.
There is a list of hotels below that I recommend in each destination. Like the flights, each one must be booked separately.
The hotel in Chiang Mai is the 4* The Rodman Hotel, which is rated a superb 9.1 out of 10 with guests from Booking.com. This property is located in the Old Town of Chiang Mai and is 300 metres from the Gate Market.
A double room at The Rodman Hotel is available for €70 pp for a 4 night stay. There is a link below to the hotel, click on this to be brought to the Booking.com website.
The hotel in Koh Samui is the 3* Thongtakian Resort, which is rated a fabulous 8.9 out of 10 with guests from Booking.com. This property is located right next to Silver Beach and is a quiet part of Koh Samui. There are a few shops and restaurants close to the hotel. The popular Chaweng area of Samui is 5 km from the hotel.
A double or twin room at Thongtakian Resort is available for a bargain €105 pp for a 7 night stay. There is a link below to the hotel, click on this to be brought to the Booking.com website.
The final hotel is the 4* Travelodge Sukhumvit 11, which is rated a fabulous 8.7 out of 10 with guests from Booking.com. The hotel is a 7 minute walk to the closest Skytrain station and is a 10 minute walk from Arab Street, which is famous for its nightlife. This property has a stunning rooftop pool and fitness centre.
A double or twin room at Travelodge Sukhumvit 11 is available for €68 pp for a 3 night stay. There is a link below to the hotel, click on this to be brought to the Booking.com website.
The total price for all flights and 14 nights accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels is €918 per person, which is based on 2 people sharing.
Please note prices are correct at time of publication and are subject to change.