WHY THAILAND IS THE ULTIMATE DESTINATION FOR WOMEN THIS MARCH
Middle East, 5 March 2019: March marks a month of celebration for women across the globe, with a host of significant key dates on the calendar, including International Women’s Day (IWD) 2019 on 8 March and Mother’s Day 2019 on 21 March.
This month is truly dedicated to women and there’s no better place to rejoice than in the Land of Smiles, where a perfect blend of leisure, culture, nature and adventure await. From a thriving culinary and art scene to boutique wellness retreats and sporting adventures – there’s something for every female traveller.
Chiang Mai and Pattaya, two of Thailand’s most popular cities, were also ranked among the healthiest cities in the world, this year. The study, carried out by UK travel site TravelSupermarket, saw Chiang Mai ranked in second place and Pattaya ranked fourth out of 100 other cities around the world.The study ranked each city based on the number of parks, gyms, spas, yoga and Pilates studios, health food shops and vegan friendly restaurants and eating options are available.
Chiang Mai scored 59.6 overall and was found to have 273 spas, that’s almost seven spas per square kilometre, 307 vegan option restaurants, 11 gyms, 5 parks or green spaces and 20 yoga and Pilates centres. Pattaya, which scored 47.66 overall, was found to have 56 spas, 9 gyms, 6 parks or green spaces, and 145 vegan option restaurants.
Here, we round up some of the best adventure activities, spas, salons, shopping centres and hotels on offer for female travellers to Thailand.
Adventure & Activities
Thailand is the birth place of the sacred martial art Muay Thai and offers renowned studios and training centres across the country. For a more active escape, why not master a new skill this month.
Muay Thai Ok- Located all over Thailand
Mauy Thai is deeply rooted in that Culture and has a rich history that has developed over centuries. Muay Thai or literally Thai kick boxing is a high intensity, combat sport that connects people from all over the world. With discipline and dignity, it’s a true tribute to the martial arts. Mauy Thai Ok is a collective of all the best gyms and training centres around Thailand’s best and offers a range of specialised training.
Fight of the Gibbon – Chiang Mai
Voted the best attraction in Thailand, it promises an afternoon of fun and thrills, with stunning views of the Thai rainforests.
For those in the South, Flying Hanuman ziplining adventure in Phuket is the perfect way to experience the island’s beauty, taking thrill seekers on a journey through the hillsides of Phuket.
Visiting Thailand for a long weekend? Did you know Thailand have world class beauty treatment that could help guests rejuvenate and transform? All types of beauty treatments are on offer from hand and nail spas, body scrubs, vitamin injection therapy and cosmetic surgeries. Imagine coming back from a trip to Thailand and surprising your friends with a fresh new look.
Holistic Medical Center – Bangkok
This premier medical center offers a variety of integrated medical and wellness treatments. Following a blood and cell analysis and a consultation with a doctor to evaluate your condition, you will be offered personalized solutions to revitalize your wellbeing. Treatments include detoxification, vitamin injection and anti-aging techniques.
APEX Profound Beauty – Bangkok
A widely-known beauty center with branches throughout Thailand, Apex Profound Beauty always stands at the forefront of the Thai beauty scene, thanks to its technological innovations like Ulthera, Thermage, Zeltiq (Cool sculpting) and Botox. APEX has garnered praise as Southeast Asia’s best salon for many years.
Hive Salon Bangkok
The preferred hair salon among Thai superstars, Hive Salon’s claim to fame isn’t just the cutting-edge hairstyles, but also its signature hair colouring complicated colour gradation that results in perfect colour that glows differently indoors.
Spa & Wellness
Thailand prides itself in providing world class spa treatments and experiences and is the ultimate destination for those seeking a transcendent relaxation like no other, in an array of stunning settings. The rich history of incorporating ancient Ayurvedic and wellness philosophies into daily life, as well as world renowned hospitality and exotic natural ingredients is the result of a truly divine spa experience.
Panpuri Organic Spa – Bangkok
Luxury Thai spa product brand is located in an extravagant mall right in the heart of Bangkok. Two elite treatment rooms are encapsulated in a lavish black and gold theme, eliciting a sophisticated yet mysterious ambience. All treatments are centered around its luxury organic spa products.
Rarin Jinda – Chiang Mai
When it comes to wellness spa resorts in Chiang Mai, Rarin Jinda is a step above. Located along the Ping River, Rarin Jinda has a unique history that goes back over a century. Now an elegant contemporary setting, Rarin Jinda offers a complete range of medical, rejuvenation and detoxification treatments.
Oasis Turquoise Cove Spa – Phuket
Drift into relaxation at the Oasis Turquoise Cove Spa, offering the finest spa facilities whilst applying Ayurvedic ancient wisdom. Oasis Spa is perfect for restoration and rejuvenation, offering up a private sanctuary retreat and indulging clients with specialized organic ingredients. Living up to its name, it’s here you will experience what a true oasis feels like. The Spa’s décor was inspired by pan-Asian architectural arts with colours derived from the palette of the sea, resulting in an ideal space for true indulgence.
Infinity Spa Bangkok
Offering modern tranquillity, infinity spa is a contemporary urban day spa. From nourishing body wraps to indulgent massages feel rebalanced with their in-house essential oils to invigorate your senses or feel rejuvenated with their exclusive jetlag package. Experience true Zen and walk away feeling as though you have been floating on clouds.
Thailand is the ultimate destination for the shopaholic! With an array of tempting boutiques, hot new shopping spots and monumental malls – Thailand is undoubtedly a shopper’s paradise.
Bangkok is brimming with amazing malls and bustling markets! The energetic city has become one of the world’s great shopping Meccas from luxury designers, to vintage finds at the Train Night Market, as well as innovative clothing by local designers and an unbelievable variety of spa products, Thailand has something for everyone and every budget.
Bangkok Shopping Quartier
There is no better place to enjoy a shopping spree than Bangkok’s downtown. Get on the BTS sky train and easily hop between the city major’s shopping centres. Start off at the National Stadium Station and end your day at the luxury mall, Emporium alongside the more edgy, Emquartier.
Qurator – Bangkok
A one-stop shopping heaven for Thai fashion admirers, Qurator is a hot spot featuring the hippest Thai designers at the edgy-designed shopping complex Emquartier. You’ll find the latest selections from more than 60 established and upcoming Thai designers; such as, Disaya, Issue, Vatanika and Greyhound.
Boyy – Bangkok
Made famous by business and life partners, Jesse Dorsey and Wannasiri Kongman, BOYY launched in 2004 in New York City and grew to become a phenomenon. Since their first collection of luxury handbags and leather goods, media and celebrities have gone mad ever since. The BOYY flagship store is now at Central Embassy with a charming BOYY Café.
S’uvimol – Bangkok
With her exquisite knowledge of exotic leathers and her love for fashion, Ms. Pat established her own exotic leather bag brand in 2011 opting her mother’s name “S’uvimol Bangkok”. Pat intends for S’UVIMOL to be the first luxury handbag line with 100% Thai DNA; made by Thai exotic skins with Thai production, by Thai designers. Visiting S’uvimol store in Thailand brings a whole new level of connecting with the brand.
Icon Siam – Bangkok
Towering over the ever-glistening Bangkok river, Icon Siam is Bangkok’s latest and greatest mall and a truly iconic destination. Set to be the most luxe mall in Bangkok, it sets all the trends offering the latest in designer brands that your credit card can afford. It boasts an impressive indoor floating market, with a wide selection of local gifts and produce. It has everything from art galleries to a massive 7-Storey Takashimaya, an exclusive Japanese department store which will be a one stop shop for all.
Asiatique – Bangkok
Alternatively, if an outdoor mall is more your style, Asiatique is one of the largest in Asia, it’s also situated on the Bangkok river. Bag a bargain at one of the many unique stalls, get a bird’s eye view of Bangkok on the giant ferris wheel or indulge in a feast at one of the many boutique restaurants spotted along the riverside.
Hotels & Resorts
The Siam Hotel – Bangkok
The Siam Hotel is crafted by Bill Bensley into a riverside urban resort with a black and white monochrome palette, infused with Chinoiserie motifs. Savor luscious royal Thai cuisine while dining at Chon restaurant set in an elegant Thai pavilion or step into Café Cha for a more casual atmosphere.
Grand Hyatt Erawan – Bangkok
Adjacent to the Erawan Shrine and shopping district, this hotel’s recent 2017 refurbishment and facelift made it a go too. Rooms effortlessly blend classic Thai touches with contemporary design and offer tasteful luxury. Spa Cottages are perfect for those requiring extra rejuvenation and the grand lobby is impressive and inviting.
Keemala – Phuket
Indulge yourself with ultimate tropical luxury at this one-of-a-kind hotel. Nestled mountainside over Kamala beach, the resort comprises 38 pool villas in 4 different styles, each with their own stunning concept. Interiors have a hideaway woodland feel, with impressive attention to detail.
137 Pillars House – Chiang Mai
137 Pillars House transports guests to the center of the teak industry in Thailand. Surrounding the 1889 Teak mansion, are 30 luxurious and spacious suites. Rooms are British colonial style but fitted with modern amenities, so guests have an infusion of history and 21st century. The Teak House, is a great place to unwind with drinks and reflect on the history that surrounds you.