South + South East Asia


idyllic beaches, lush jungle, diverse landscapes, fascinating culture, tradtional 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.

Best visited: November to March for the west coast beaches, February to July for the east coast and November to March for Bangkok

All itineraries are individually designed, but as a guide, we can arrange ten days in Thailand (not including flights) from £1900 per person.

“Louise was extremely, extremely helpful – I would like everyone to know how great she was. I really developed a trust in her to understand my needs”

Crown Jewels

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 bicylce

hire a bike in Bangkok Thailand

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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a kick boxing lesson in bangkok

explore Thai culture

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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the beaches and island of PHUKET

luxury beach trip to Thailand

Not only is this area stunningly beautiful, with emerald green waters and jungle-clad shorelines, but it is also home to some of the best beach resort hotels in the world. With a varied selection of activities, accommodation and well-kept secrets we will arrange the best ones to visit to suit you.

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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.

discover thailand

five star beach holiday to Thailand


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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 at c+l are also always travelling to our destinations and every trip allows us to refine and add value to our clients' future experiences.

the many sides to thailand

cultural trip 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

best beach 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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an introduction to thailand

cookery school in 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 lession, where she learnt the art of Thai cuisine.

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a luxury retreat in thailand

luxury beach retreat Thailand

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'

guided bike tour bangkok

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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Our relationships count for a lot and we still work with some of the same people we have worked with for twenty years. There is also constant change and the teams are always reviewing and adding to the experiences which they can offer and the lodges, hotels and guides they work with.

cedric arnold

photography guide

guided photography tour Thailand

There is a real art to taking wonderful photos. If our clients are already experts or want to improve their skills, we have a fantastic professional photographer who can help them to understand their camera in order to take wonderful photographs whilst exploring the fascinating backstreets of Bangkok.

Cedric Arnold, who is fluent in English, French and Thai has over 12 years’ experience in the region with his work often published in Conde Nast Traveller, Travel & Leisure and the Sunday Times Magazine.

If photography is a passion, we can arrange private workshops with Cedric ranging from one day to a whole week, which will be tailored to suit each client’s camera experience. It is a great way to capture the moment whilst also learning about the local culture, with Cedric’s insights on architecture, history, local religious practices, food and above all the people of Bangkok.  Our clients’s favourite part of a day with Cedric is often exploring the Buddha statue workshops, before sitting down for a delicious coconut ice cream or other traditional treat at a tiny local hangout.

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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 details 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

Manderin Oriental Bangkok

luxury suite Bangkok hotel

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

Thailand luxury beach hotel

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.

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luxury hotels phuket thailand

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

secluded luxury hideaway thailand

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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