Is a Vacation Rental Property in Thailand Right for you?
A hugely popular tourist destination, Thailand attracts an estimated 21 million visitors per year. Each drawn to the fabulous mixture of beautiful beaches, warm weather, and incredible food. For beyond the beach and the bar, lies an historical, spiritual, and culturally sophisticated land overflowing with activities for the whole family to enjoy. All of which makes renting a vacation property in Thailand a fantastic opportunity to create a holiday you will remember for a lifetime.
Where to Stay on your Vacation to Thailand
With well over 1000 vacation rental listings all across Thailand, whether you prefer the big city comforts of Bangkok, the beachside serenity of Krabi, or the jungle surroundings of Chiang Mai; HomeAway offers the properties you want, in the locations you want them. From holiday apartment rentals in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, to vacation villas in Pattaya and Koh Samui.
Transport in Thailand
Transport options will depend upon where you book your vacation rental. Within Bangkok, the easiest and most efficient means of transport will be the BTS Skytrain which connects the entire city with a fast, clean, and convenient service, in addition to the taxis and public bus services. Although during the hot season, it is best to avoid the public buses as they do get very hot. Outside of Bangkok, taxis and tuk-tuks, motorcycles, and songthaews are going to be your friend! But be aware that road accidents are common on Thai roads, so buckle up and always put your safety as paramount importance.
Places to Visit on Your Holiday to Thailand
An immensely impressive gold adorned structure, the Grand Palace in Bangkok is perhaps the go-to tourist location in Thailand. Inside this sprawling complex you will find the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, perhaps the spiritual heart of this deeply religious nation. Siam Paragon, meanwhile, offers a taste of the good life with high-end fashion stores, and top-end restaurants. While the Ayutthaya Historical Park, in Thailand’s former capital city, offers visitors a free exploration into Thailand’s history.
Things to Do During a Vacation to Thailand
Thailand caters for a wide variety of visitors. From the vibrant nightlife of Bangkok, Pattaya, and Patong, to the museums of Bangkok’s Noi District, to the Thai National Heritage Museum, and the pristine Railay Beach between Krabi and Ao Nang. Booking a vacation rental property in Thailand ensures that you can tailor your vacation to your needs.
Natural Attractions in Thailand
Thailand is home to a large number of working elephants, but at the Elephant Retirement Park in Chiang Mai elephant-riding is off limits. Instead enjoy time with these majestic animals on the ground as they bathe, eat, and play! Whilst Nong Nooch Botanic Gardens in Pattaya offers an expanse of manicured landscapes, beautiful plants, cultural activities, and a zoo that children will love. Or head to Khao Yai National Park and hike through the jungle landscape to see the spectacular waterfalls and wildlife that lurk within.
What (and Where) to Eat in Thailand
If Thailand should be known for one thing, and one thing only, it would have to be the food. Now served, and loved, the world over, Thai cuisine utilizes fresh ingredients and vibrant spices, to leave a dish with strong flavour, a kick of spice, and a satisfied stomach. From Tom Yum Goong and Phad Thai, to Som Tum and Tom Kha Kai, enjoy the very best that Thailand has to offer; from the up-market restaurants down to the simple street food stalls.
Family Vacations to Thailand
When planning a family vacation to Thailand there is no need to worry, with a plethora of locations offering child-friendly activities. Siam Park City in Bangkok offers an amusement and water park, perfectly located to allow families sweltering in the Thai heat to escape into the clutches of the pool! Whilst Dreamworld in Thanyaburi offers rides that cater for, and delight, children of all ages.