What doesn’t melt, won’t give you fillings but will make you happier than the Easter bunny this April? Thai Smith hotels with offers, that’s what. Enjoy these seasonal treats from the boutique hotel hunters at Mr & Mrs Smith, and don’t skimp on the hot cross buns…
Best for Beachy bliss
Style Tropical contemporary
Setting Seductive Si Kao seaside
Home to an Ayurvedic day spa, fragrant gardens and a buzzy beach club on Koh Kradan, Anantara Si Kao Resort & Spa is a pinch-yourself-to-believe-it paradise. Neighboured by tropical jungle and too-blue sea, the resort is the promised land for wannabe mermaids and mermen: the diving club ventures to the nearby national conservation area of Koh Kradan and those preferring to keep their hair dry can try their hand at kayaking or sailing. Post-snorkel, head to the Anantara Spa, which is tucked away in a tranquil courtyard (complete with lotus pond) and boasts a treatment menu of scrubs, facials and traditional massages.
Prepare to say sawadika to serenity at Anantara, a resort made even more attractive (if that’s possible) with an exclusive offer for Smith members: 30% off stays between 16 April and 31 October 2014.
Best for Dazzling sunsets, complete privacy
Style Understated glamour
Setting Private bayside
In Sanskrit, Trisara’s name means ‘Third Garden in Heaven’, and thanks to its lavish villas, private beach and a heavenly hillside location, it more than lives up to it. Set along Phuket’s less developed north-west coast, each villa or suite is a sanctuary of serenity… think breathtaking ocean views, private pools and sublime bathrooms, surrounded by leafy gardens with Olympic-worthy tubs, sofas and sexy outdoor showers. Take to the beach for swimming, kayaking and snorkelling to explore rock pools. When a rumbling stomach interrupts, Trisara happens to have one of the best eateries on Phuket – the pad Thai is a corker and beach barbecues are held in the cool season.
Ready to make like the international jet-set and head to Trisara? To make it all the more tempting, Smith members can take advantage of an exclusive offer with stays of three nights or more: one free meal for two (pick from a Friday lobster dinner, a Sunday champagne brunch or a Monday beach barbecue).
Best for Island rainforest relaxation
Style Tropical, tranquil villas with a view
Setting Forest coasts of Phuket
Dotted amid the lush green slopes of Cape Panwa, Sri Panwa boasts a seductive collection of contemporary villas, with clean minimalist lines, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and better-than-postcard views. Each villa comes complete with its own counter-current infinity pool, only a few barefoot steps away from the bed. If sea-frolicking sounds appealing, the hotel’s private, beyond-blonde beach beckons. A fleet of yachts is available to whisk you to nearby islands in Phuket’s archipelago for snorkelling and scuba-diving. Back on land, amble between tennis courts, yoga or Thai boxing classes, and the Baba lounge bar. When all this hardcore holidaying gets too much, retreat to your villa for a soak à deux in the outdoor terrazzo tub.
For stays between March and the end of June 2014, Smith members can claim an exclusive offer of 30% off their time at Sri Panwa. Be sure to pack your sunscreen.