Thailand is well-known for its cheap places to stay - and there are cheap Thailand hotels available practically everywhere you want to go. If you'd rather enjoy this beautiful country in more luxurious surroundings then there are plenty of four and five star hotels too - if you go all inclusive, the prices won't be too bad.
In a country so diverse, it's definitely worth thinking of visiting at least a couple of different places, so here is our quick guide to the areas to help you decide on the destination for your 2016 Thailand holiday.
Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is vibrant and bustling city crammed full of attractions and delicious food. It's a good idea to book your cheap flights to Thailand and hotel separately here, although you can keep an eye out for great value late deals to Thailand as well, as these often include a couple of nights in Bangkok. The Chao Praya River is the city's heart, with boats sailing up and down all day long.
Phuket is Thailand's original beach holiday destination. It's great if you want a luxury hotel as this is the most developed beach resort with plenty of luxury hotels. It's also a great destination for a family holiday to Thailand as there are so many great family friendly resorts. A popular day trip from here is to head over to Coral Island (Ko Hae) for a day of exploration.
Chiang Mai is known as the cultural centre and it's also the gateway to the northern jungles, so a holiday that includes Chiang Mai will certainly be a feast for the senses, and it often features as a destination on Thailand multi-centre holidays. Be sure to see the Night Bazaar as well as some of the stunning temples - and save some time (and money) to head off for an adventure. This could be riding elephants, trekking the jungle or visiting native hill tribes!
Beaches and Islands are located off the coast of the long stretch of southern Thailand and there are so many beautiful ones to stay at on a Thai holiday that you'll be spoilt for choice. The most popular destinations are Ko Samui, Ko Phagn Nagn and Ko Phi Phi, where you'll find a range of accommodation from luxury to super-cheap backpackers hostels, as well as watersports, more gorgeous stretches of sand than you could ever enjoy, and a fantastic nightlife too. In fact, Ko Phi Phi was used in filming The Beach! If you're after one of the legendary Full Moon parties then get yourself to Hat Rin on Koh Phang Nagn.
We work with a number of holiday companies who are phone only travel firms. They sometimes have access to airfares that they cannot show online so if you are after a discount holiday to Thailand we suggest calling at least one of these providers to see if they can provide a lower holiday price to their online rivals.