idyllic beaches, lush jungle, diverse landscapes, fascinating culture, traditional markets

From the stunning beaches and magnificent karst islands of the south to the lush jungle and verdant rice paddies in the north, Thailand’s diverse landscapes, excellent infrastructure, sublime cuisine and extremely hospitable people justifiably make it one of the most visited countries in Asia. That said, if you know where to go and which properties to pick, it’s still very easy to get off the beaten track and experience what first enticed travelers to this intoxicating country.

Many travellers come to Thailand for its idyllic beaches, which enjoy world-class accommodation, often at excellent value, but there is plenty more to attract the visitor. Bangkok is a thrusting Asian metropolis – where skyscrapers, shopping malls and boutique shops jostle with Buddhist wats and traditional markets.

In the north, Thailand’s second city – Chiang Mai – is the undisputed cultural capital, the gateway to fascinating hill tribe cultures and the forests and waterways of the infamous Golden Triangle.

Whether you want to relax on the world’s finest beaches or delve into one of Asia’s most interesting cultures, we make a difference is by knowing the style and character of each hotel and destination. Our handpicked guides and specialised tours are tailored to your interest and help you to make the most of your time in this fascinating country.

All itineraries are individually designed, but as a guide, we can arrange a ten day luxury Thailand holiday (not including flights) from £2500 per person.


The creation of each individual itinerary starts with a client’s dream. In discussion we translate these initial desires and aspirations into our vision of the best achievable holiday. Our meticulous planning and love of our destinations ensure that we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We promise you precious and everlasting memories.

City to Beach in Thailand

luxury holiday to Ko Lanta

We have found something incredibly special in Thailand – a 6 by 32 kilometre island, which boasts some of the beaches and clear waters you have dreamt about. Say hello to Ko Lanta Yai. Jungle clad and much less developed than nearby Phuket or Ko Samui it now has one of our favourite beach hotels…

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Places to Stay

At c+l, we have no vested interest in the hotels and lodges which we select - we review everything and choose the best for a particular client. And because we visit our three regions on a regular basis and have detailed conversations with over 90% of our clients on their return, our choices can be refined continually. The choice of what is best for the client is our only consideration.


Amanpuri, Phuket

Phuket's Amanpuri was the very first Aman hotel in the world but despite this, it is still looking fresh faced and has undergone constant refurbishments. Located on a stunning headland on the west coast of Phuket, this exclusive boutique hotel blends in perfectly to its surroundings set amongst coconut palms, boasting one of the islands best beaches.The hotel is effectively divided into two with beautifully decorated Thai-style pavilions which are more suited to couples and larger private pool villas for families and groups.

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Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

We feel a visit to the ‘Grande Dame’ of Bangkok, The Mandarin Oriental, does not disappoint even the most discerning of travellers. Our clients adore the stunning ‘old world’ style suites in the original Author’s wing, which was built 130 years ago, as well as the more contemporary Deluxe Rooms in the River Wing. Almost all of the rooms have atmospheric views of the dynamic river which we feel are a must to ensure the most memorable stay in Bangkok.

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Soneva Kiri

Soneva Kiri, Koh Kut

Set on the tropical island of Koh Kood, Soneva Kiri unequivocally lives up to its reputation as being the ultimate in low-key, barefoot luxury. Renowned for its superb service and food, Soneva Kiri is incredibly stylish and has a commitment to being environmentally conscious in every detail. We love the understated design of the villas which exemplifies the 'Soneva' natural style, as well as the sheer spaciousness of them. Each villa has its own private wrap-around pool and remarkable views of the beach and ocean.

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Trisara, Phuket

Located on the island of Phuket in Southern Thailand, since opening in 2004 Trisara has remained undoubtedly Phuket's most luxurious and exclusive hotel. The food and service is some of the best that we know of at any hotel and all of the villas and suites have their own private infinity pools and stunning views over the sea. As the beach is rather disappointing, we feel that the remote location of the resort, together with the privacy and splendour of the accommodation, makes it the perfect choice for couples looking to completely relax.

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Four Seasons Tented Camp

Four Seasons Tented Camp, Golden Triangle

In the heart of the Golden Triangle, amid a spectacular backdrop where Thailand, Laos and Burma meet, the Four Seasons camp is the ultimate in tented luxury. Unlike most Four Seasons hotels, there are only a handful of tents here making it an exclusive destination and hence our favourite hotel in Northern Thailand. The camp is the perfect destination for adventurous adults, as there is a vast amount to do including elephant trekking, cooking classes, bird watching and excursions to the Mekong River.

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Point Yamu by COMO

Point Yamu by COMO, Phuket

Point Yamu has been on the cazenove+loyd radar as it is Christina Ong's most recent hotel to open. Situated in Phuket, with stunning views of Phang Nga Bay it makes you feel as though you are on a James Bond film set. As expected from the COMO brand, it is cool, minimalist and extremely stylish. Currently in soft opening, it is certainly a hotel to watch for the future once all of the finishing work is complete. It is very much a "work in process" but, knowing COMO, they will get there.

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For over 20 years we have been creating the best luxury tailor-made holidays, we know our countries inside and out and really know how to get under the skin of each one and the best way to experience them.


Exploring Bangkok by bicycle

Easy to overlook when the historical area and vibrant, bustling cosmopolitan centre are just metres away is Bangkok’s “other face”. Some of the most interesting and fun parts about the city are in the back streets where the locals get on with their day-to-day routine. As long as you are with one of our expert guides who won’t get you into any hairy situations, the best way to explore this side of the city is by bicycle.

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Kick Boxing Lesson

If you enjoy sports we highly recommend that you have a Thai kick-boxing class whilst in Thailand. Not only is it an extremely good way to get the heart pumping, but it is also very interesting as it offers an insight into a sport which has been a huge part of Thai culture for hundreds of years.

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Explore Bangkok

Bangkok is the pulse of modern Asia, incorporating the old with the new. The city is bustling and vibrant with so much to explore; great night markets, delicious cuisine and of course the famous red light district.

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The Golden Triangle

Connecting Thailand, Laos and Burma, exploring the Golden Triangle on the Mekong river gives a fascinating insight into Asian culture and also provides an incredible adventure.

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As every one of the holidays we create is unique, all of our clients come back with different and interesting stories. We love to hear from our clients on their return to find out about their most memorable moments. We from c+l are also always travelling to our destinations and every trip allows us to refine and add value to our clients' future experiences.


A Day of Fun with the Elephants

"Is there anything more glorious than waking up to elephants roaming around beneath you?" One of our clients, Diana Lacy believes there is not. She spent an extraordinary day riding and bathing elephants in Thailand.

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The many sides to Thailand

Sabrina has travelled many times to Thailand to fulfil her passion to learn more about the Thai culture. On this particular trip she met with the ethnic elders of a small village to understand more about the Khmer ruins in Northern Thailand.

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Fascinating discoveries in Thailand

Sara Cator had never travelled to Thailand before, and with only a short amount of time to spend, she and her daughter explored everything from a Thai boxing class to tasting exotic foods in market in China Town.

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A introduction to Thailand

Isobel took her first trip to Thailand with cazenove+loyd, she had no idea what the country would be like and was blown away by the sights, sounds and smells. Her highlight of the trip was taking part in local cooking lesson, where she learnt the art of Thai cuisine.

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At cazenove+loyd we like to try out the hotels before we recommend them to our clients. This is exactly what Alex Townsend before Six Senses opened the doors to the Koh Yao Noi island retreat. She fell in love with the first class resort and how it was so utterly peaceful and relaxing.

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‘you never forget how to ride a bike’

Alex Townsend, head of the Asia department undertook a research trip to find interesting activities for our clients. One of her hidden gems she found was a privately guided tour of Bangkok by bicycle. She explored many areas where tourists very rarely visit.

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Elephant Heaven

Chloe Fox enjoyed a very special experience while on holiday in the Golden Triangle - meeting the elephants of Thailand. She washed, fed and learnt to talk to the elephants and even shared a place at the breakfast table with her new found friends.

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We know Thailand better than most. The possibilities are endless and ever-changing. On the map below, we have plotted some of our current favourite places to stay, some c+l highlights and a few pertinent client stories. And you can see if there is a team member travelling in that particular country and link through to them and what they are up to, so you can get them to call you on their return.

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Best time to go

There are two distinct seasons for those wanting the best beach destinations in Thailand. November to March is best for the West coast beaches and Bangkok, February to July for the East coast.

Bangkok is an important regional hub which means that Thailand combines well with Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Burma and Indonesia.

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