Tatler Travel Guide 2012
Cleveland Collection sister company of Africa Travel proud sponsors of the Tatler Travel Guide 2012, featuring the 101 best properties in the world. From luxury island hideaways, to chic city escapes, and cultural journeys this informative guide highlights the very best properties in the world. We have created a number of unique and exciting offers for readers to exclusively experience these exotic worldwide destinations.
Pimalai Resort & Spa Koh Lanta, Thailand
On one of the most spectacular islands in Thailand, Pimalai Resort & Spa on Koh Lanta is a true sanctuary in harmony with its surroundings. The setting is strikingly beautiful and the hospitality is warm and attentive, as you would expect in Thailand. Rooms are just a stone’s throw from the picture-postcard beach and have a contemporary Thai design with a tropical twist. The Pimalai Spa on the edge of the ocean is just the place to indulge with tailormade treatments and therapies. For those seeking tranquility and relaxation, this piece of paradise is hard to beat.
Book it: Cleveland Collection (020 7843 3596) offers seven nights from £1,485pp based on two sharing a Deluxe Room with breakfast, including return flights and private transfers.View
EXCLUSIVE TO TATLER READERS: receive a 20% discount on any spa programme at Pimalai Spa, plus receive a 10% discount on food and beverage at all restaurants.
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa Resort Koh Samui, Thailand
Luxurious yet relaxed, Kamalaya is a wellness sanctuary and holistic spa located in a tropical jungle paradise where therapeutic treatments and wellness programmes intertwine with the healing power of nature to create an integrated experience. The Relax & Renew programme, designed for those wanting to take a step back from their busy lives, includes a range of healing therapies and holistic activities to relax, de-stress, replenish energy and revive the spirit.
Book it: Cleveland Collection (020 7843 3596) offers seven nights from £2,645pp based on two sharing a Hillside Room with full board, a wellness consultation, daily massages and fitness activities. Flights and private transfers also included.View
EXCLUSIVE TO TATLER READERS: a 90-minute Traditional Thai massage and free room upgrade, subject to availability.
Sri Panwa Phuket, Thailand
Glamorous Sri Panwa in Phuket has been called one of the most seductive hotels in the world. Perched high on Cape Panwa, with pool villas built into the hillside, it has stunning panoramic views of the ocean and the lush tropical countryside and a reputation for incredible service and a bit of a wild side - the Baba Phuket restaurant and bar are hot party spots. However, this is a place to come for pampering, relaxation, delicious Thai food cooked by local chefs and some downtime at the aptly named Cool Spa. Here you can indulge in traditional Thai massage, modern treatments, herbal exfoliations and soothing full body wraps by charming ladies using fresh, local ingredients such as mango and coconut. Bliss out in this sublime setting.
Book it: Cleveland Collection (020 7843 3596) offers seven nights from £1,985pp based on two sharing a Pool Suite with breakfast, including return flights and private transfers.View
EXCLUSIVE TO TATLER READERS: a Sri Panwa gift set, one-hour Traditional Thai Massage for two people and a room upgrade, subject to availability.
The Tongsai Bay Koh Samui, Thailand
Hidden among 25 acres of breathtaking tropical gardens and overlooking a private sandy bay, The Tongsai Bay is a friendly family-owned hotel on Koh Samui known for its passion for the environment. Accommodation ranges from chic suites to spacious pool villas – all with the hotel’s signature ‘bath with a view’ on the verandah and sea views. Unusually for Koh Samui, it has a secluded private beach and offers free use of sailboats, windsurfers and kayaks. There’s a peaceful pampering spa with therapeutic, healing and restorative treatments aimed at putting you in a state of bliss. The hotel is also home to Koh Samui’s new Po-Lad Beach Bistro and Bar, which serves bistro fare by day and at dusk turns into aromantic gourmet restaurant – a slice of heaven.
Book it: Cleveland Collection (020 7843 3596) offers seven nights from £1,490pp based on two sharing a Beachfront Suite with breakfast, including return flights and private transfers.View
EXCLUSIVE TO TATLER READERS: book at least 90 days before arrival in a Cottage Suite (or higher category) for a minimum stay of seven nights and receive 500 Baht credit per room per day.
The Sukhothai Bangkok, Thailand
Enter the peaceful green sanctuary that is The Sukhothai and it’s hard to believe you are in the heart of buzzing downtown Bangkok, just minutes from the city’s famous shops. Inspired by the ancient city of Sukhothai, it is a temple of contemporary, elegant luxury, decorated with traditional Thai art and fabrics and infused with an old-world glamour. Seamless friendly service, beautifully designed rooms and modern facilities such as the wonderful Spa Botanica with its tranquil garden setting and natural products make it the only place to stay. The hotel’s Celadon restaurant is known for its delicious Thai cuisine, the Zuk Bar is a buzzing cocktail bar for night owls and the pool bar next to the 25-metre infinity edge outdoor pool is said to be the best place to relax in Bangkok. Blending the golden days of Thailand’s ancient heritage with the cosmopolitan luxury of modern Bangkok, The Sukhothai is a wonderful pampering place to rest your head.
Book it: Cleveland Collection (020 7843 3596) offers three nights from £995pp based on two sharing a Superior Room with breakfast, including return flights and private transfers.View
Rayavadee Krabi, Thailand
Situated on the edge of Krabi Marine National Park, this luxury five-star resort nestles amid tropical gardens and coconut groves against a spectacular backdrop of sheer cliffs and the Andaman Sea. Surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty from all angles, it’s the perfect Thailand honeymoon destination and setting for intimate, personalised wedding celebrations. But it’s also fab for families – for the ultimate in privacy, opt for a spacious Family Pavilion with Hydro Pool, set in an enclosed tropical garden with its own dining area. To complement the accommodation, Rayavadee boasts delicious cuisine, one of the most unique relaxation spas in Thailand, with therapies drawing on ancient Thai healing traditions, and service that is second to none. There are also memorable activities to indulge in during your visit, ranging from kayaking through mangrove forest, embarking on elephant rambles, scuba diving and Thai cooking lessons. All in all, this is one beautiful Thai bolthole.
Book it: Book it: Cleveland Collection (020 7843 3596) offers eight nights at Rayavadee from £1,895pp based on two people sharing a Deluxe Pavilion with breakfast, including return flights and private transfers.View
EXCLUSIVE TO TATLER READERS: book four nights, receive four nights free when staying in selected Beachfront Villas.