What a great idea! It's a wonder that not many people have thought about hotel-and-tour packages – they're something that makes life easier and more attractive for every party involved.
Think about it: The notion of taking it easy in a top-of-the-line hotel with no hassling in arranging and booking tours is a mighty appealing one, especially so because you have absolutely no transport problems – it's all done for you.
Let's take a closer look. The four-day-three-nights Family Adventure Package arrangement lets visitors take in elephant rides, a superb cultural-fantasy show and a trip to and around one of the world's most beautiful islands – Koh Phi Phi, and the beauty of it all is that it's flexible according to your needs.
- Phuket FantaSea Cultural Theme Park
- Phi Phi Islands Tour with Express Boat
- James Bond Island Full-Day Tour via Big Boat
- Coral & Racha Islands Full-Day Tour
- Whitewater Rafting & 4-Wheel-Drive Adventure
- Sea Kayaking at Ang Thong Marine Park
- Flying Hanuman Ziplining Experience
- Canoeing Excursion in Phang Nga Bay with Thai Buffet Lunch
- Introduction to City Tour
- John Gray's Cave Canoeing Tour in Phang Nga Bay
The Hotel: Centara Karon Resort
Centara Karon Resort has 335 rooms in four distinct zones. The resort is cleverly spread throughout its generous 60,000sqm lush grounds and has recently undergone a redevelopment and refurbishment, lending a chic, modernistic feel to the place.
Accommodation choices span from Deluxe Rooms, many fitted out with two double beds, ideal for families; the Tropicale Wing offers a more luxurious experience while the Cabanas each offer total privacy, a plunge pool and sun terrace.
4-in-1 Half-day Siam Safari Tour
On Day two you will be picked up from the hotel and driven to nearby Chalong. Travel up a mountain by Land Rover and arrive at Siam Safari elephant camp. Watch how monkeys are trained to pick coconuts. Learn about buffaloes and sit on/ride one.
See how coconut milk and oil is made and how Thai jungle curry is prepared and rubber trees are tapped. Meet Siam Safari’s elephants and see how young elephants are trained.
And the highlight – trek on an elephant through Chalong's highlands and appreciate the great views.
Phuket FantaSea Show
A Phuket FantaSea van will pick you up early evening from the Centara and take you to Kamala Beach, the location of this truly unforgettable spectacle – 'The Ultimate Theme Park'. Browse around the extensive grounds and have a look at everything on offer; jewelry, clothing, souvenirs and carnival games before heading to the huge Golden Kinnaree Buffet Restaurant.
This is serious buffetland with 4,000 seats and constantly replenished fresh food. After dinner, make your way to FantaSea's theatre and get settled in to watch 'Fantasy of a Kingdom' cultural illusion show, the longest running permanent show in Asia.
But be warned – it's spectacular, dazzling and decidedly magic. Expect the unexpected. Showtime is at 21:00.
Phi Phi Island Tour by Speedboat
Once again, you will be picked up from Centara, only this time early in the day, and driven to the Boat Lagoon where fresh coffee and a light breakfast await. An hour's skimming across the 46km of blue sea that separates Phuket from Phi Phi later and you'll be gasping at the beauty of the place.
The sheer limestone cliffs rising from the turquoise sea; waters teeming with tropical fish; the majesty of Maya Bay – scene of Hollywood's The Beach and the mysteries of Phi Phi Ley's Viking Cave.
You will also pass by Monkey Beach, snorkel and swim at Lho Sa mah Bay and Pi Leh Cove, have a delicious lunch at Laemtong Beach then visit and swim at Hin Klang, Bamboo Island and Khai Nai Island before arriving back at the Boat Lagoon at 17:30 for your transfer back to Centara.
Come day four you'll be gasping for a break so lay back and enjoy Centara's three pools and three swim-up bars and have lunch whenever you decide to, at the all-day dining Lotus Restaurant. Enjoy.