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Thailand: Accomodations

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Accommodation Assignments - Names in the same color are sharing

Accommodation Assignments - Names in the same color are sharing



We will be staying in Villa Phukao and Villa Tropical Castle Phuket. The villas are 5-10 minutes away from each other.

Villa Phukao

This villa comprises of 7 stunning en-suite bedrooms with terrace and balcony areas and it is located in Bang Tao, Phuket.

There is also a large roof terrace area with lounge seating, sun beds and a bar area which offers stunning views of the Andaman sea, and Bang Tao town below. 

More villa details linked here.

Villa Tropical Castle Phuket

Tropical Castle Phuket features 18 bedrooms and is divided into 2 separate parts. Each part has its own private 22 m long saline swimming pool.

More villa details linked here.

Villa Facilities:

  • Infinity pool

  • Extensive outdoor patio with panoramic ocean views and a rooftop patio.

  • Cable TV, Blue Ray player and entertainment system with iPod dock and SONAS system.

  • Wireless Internet throughout the villa. 

  • European kitchens 

  •  Indoor Air conditioning.

  • Safety Deposit.

  • Toiletries provided daily ( tissue paper, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, shaving gel, disposable razor, tooth paste & tooth brush, cotton buds ,lotion ). Available shower towels, pool towels or beach towel and hair dryer. 

  • Mini bar available and Lunch & dinner are also available to order from the chef at your own expense.

These spacious and modern villas have plenty of style, luxurious comfort and privacy with a calm and serene ambiance. Aside from the Chidi Ashley Travels trip assistants, you will have a team at your service during your stay, this will include a villa manager, a chef, housekeepers and security. The staff has been instructed to be available on a discreet basis for privacy reasons but they are always a call away.

 Villa Distance:

-   30 minutes drive to Patong.

-   25 minutes drive to Phuket International Airport

Please see the link below for more information on the villa.

Chala Number6 Hotel - Chiang mai

(2 Nights)

I selected this hotel primarily for its elegant Thai charm and location, this 5 star hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and is set 200 m from Chedi Luang Temple in Chiang Mai. The property is also located 500 m from Three Kings Monument and less than 1 km from Chiang Mai Gate.

A buffet breakfast is available daily and the in-house restaurant serves international cuisine.

Chai Lai Orchid - Chiang Mai

(2 Nights)

I visited the Chai Lai orchid last year and the whole experience changed my perspective on travel. This part of the trip is special to be because I get to support one of my favourite places in the world. I am not exaggerating when I say you will have a smile on your face from the moment you walk in, to see elephants roaming around along the river bank till the moment you leave. Not only is Chai Lai Orchid an amazing place to experience elephants, beyond the traditional and saturated elephant tours. It is also an organization which was built to fight for human rights and provide education and relief to refugees and victims of trafficking. Many of the women who work here have incredible stories, I urge you to spend some time talking to them.

Please note this is an adventure experience it might be a little out of your comfort zone but I promise you will love every minute of it.

Things to note:

  • This is a sanctuary hence there will be Elephants roaming around during the day, all elephants are safe and friendly, however, please always be aware of your surroundings to prevent any accidents.

  • There is phone service but no Wifi in the rooms, only in the main areas of the lodge. (Consider this an opportunity to unplug, just a little bit!)

  • There will be bugs..lots of them. Please come prepared with bug spray.

Click the link below to learn more about Chai Lai Orchid and get excited for everything that is to come on this one of a kind trip!

Villas at Chai Lai Orchid