With quarantine free travel and direct flights from Australia to Thailand, all travellers can now experience the many textures of Thailand by Four Seasons.
Blessed with a vibrant heritage and abundant natural beauty, Thailand is a realm of intriguing contrasts. In the lively capital city of Bangkok, resplendent palaces and historic temples rub shoulders with cool cafes and ultramodern shopping arcades. Street food vendors ply their trade happily alongside award-winning restaurants and glamorous bars.
In Chiang Mai, the pace of life turns meditative. Mountains rise up from the mists, wrapped around lush rice paddies and sacred shrines in the Mae Rim Valley. The city of Chiang Mai is an artistic treasure trove, home to traditional handicrafts and contemporary art galleries alike.
From here, a half-day drive brings travellers to the legendary Golden Triangle, a forested region where the Thai border intersects with Myanmar and Laos. The bamboo-lined trails of this remote spot are a far cry from the well-trodden streets of Thailand’s buzzing cities.
Off the country’s southern coasts are some of the world’s most picturesque islands, brimming with coconut palms and friendly smiles. In the Gulf of Thailand on the island of Koh Samui, shimmering waters meet pristine sands to form a tranquil dreamscape, perfect for everything from leisurely cruises to adrenaline-fuelled water sports.
At each of these destinations, Four Seasons is the ideal base to explore surrounding attractions and soak up local culture – all with the peace of mind that comes from impeccable standards of health and safety, guided by the renowned Four Seasons Lead With Care program.
Luxurious accommodations, world-class dining and personalised service make guests feel right at home, even in the most exotic of locales. With in-house experts on hand, all the details are taken care of – from local transfers and restaurant reservations to individually-customised itineraries.
Located along the majestic Chao Phraya River, this energetic urban resort puts guests at the centre of Bangkok’s riverside district, a coveted neighbourhood filled with galleries, boutiques and cafes.
Envisioned by award-winning designer Jean-Michel Gathy, the hotel’s airy indoor-outdoor layout is inspired by the rhythms of the river.
The magic begins the moment guests arrive, greeted by light-filled open spaces, cascading water pools and a succession of green courtyards. Take in sweeping river views from the outdoor lap and infinity pools and savour inventive gastronomy at the high-concept restaurants – from waterside Italian lunches to refined Cantonese dining.
The BKK Social Club serves bespoke cocktails and craft spirits in a setting that echoes the legendary glamour of Buenos Aires.
Nestled among the emerald rice paddies of the Mae Rim Valley, this hidden haven is perfect for slowing down, recharging and finding fulfilment.
Guests can embark on a personalised journey of wellbeing with a range of tailored experiences: practice asanas and breath work with the knowledgeable resident yogi, rejuvenate with rituals focused on the sacred scales of balanced living at Wara Cheewa Spa, or work up a healthy sweat with outdoor activities like hikes, tennis and cycling along the paddy fields.
Feel enchanted at Thailand’s most sacred Buddhist temple built early in the 19th century. The Buddhist Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is one of the sacred and most important temples in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The structure is an incredible piece of architecture and skilled craftsmanship.
Just a short drive away, the centre of Chiang Mai holds endless possibilities: chat with Buddhist monks at charming temples, browse colourful craft markets and track down the perfect cup of artisanal coffee in the hipster lanes of Nimmanhaemin.
The adventure of a lifetime awaits in the dramatic environs of northern Thailand, bordering Myanmar and Laos. In this land of spectacular bamboo jungles and mountain trails, travellers can let their inner 19th-century explorer come to life.
Interact with rescued elephants in their natural habitat, set sail down the storied Mekong River or simply savour the gifts of wilderness –from birdsong to foraged meals.
At the camp, going #OffTheGridWithFS is key to seizing the day. From fishing with locals and picnics by the river to hillside bicycle tours, the team invites travellers to unplug and make a memorable connection with the Golden Triangle.
Share cocktails and canapes against a sweeping golden backdrop up at Camp Peak, or head deep into the jungle for sundowners at a secret riverside spot.
Guests can also chase the sunset, safari style: hop atop a Land Rover for a champagne picnic as the vehicle makes its way across the sunset trail. Try fish trapping and bamboo fishing with friendly fishermen, or bike through serene hillside villages and fruit plantations.
Connect with the joys of island life at this seafront sanctuary, set in a picturesque bay cascading with coconut palms. Whether in the mood for sun-kissed cocktails or adventures on the waves, Four Seasons provides the perfect setting – sandy beaches bordered by the azure waters of the Gulf of Thailand.
Explore underwater marvels with the resident Marine Biologist, train with a pro Muay Thai fighter in the open-air boxing ring, rest your muscles and sample the flavours of southern Thailand at a starlit dinner in a private cove.
Guests can also experience the unspoiled beauty of Angthong National Marine Park from the vantage point of a Four Seasons luxury yacht. Glide through turquoise waters dotted with rainforest-fringed islands, stopping to swim and snorkel among tropical fish and vibrant coral reefs.
Along with gourmet meals on board, enjoy unforgettable dining such as a bonfire and barbecue on a secluded beach.
Flowing down a hillside that faces the sea, the villas and Private Retreats at the resort come with a private infinity pool and island-inspired amenities. In the calming environs of The Secret Garden Spa, therapists use pure local herbs and ancient techniques to heal mind, body and spirit.
With luxurious hotels at four iconic destinations across the country, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts offers guests a seamless Thai journey filled with wonder, discovery and the highest levels of care.
Curated experiences open the door to hidden facets of local life, connecting travellers with the true spirit of Thailand.