Gone are the days of ‘fly and flop’ holidays as UK travellers seek meaningful travel escapes and wellness retreats to reconnect with themselves and the world around them. There’s no doubt as to why Thailand is at the top of everyone’s bucket list right now, as the destination ticks all of the boxes. If you’re looking for a wellness  escape, we think it’s About Time you recharged in Thailand.

Where to Stay for a Well-Deserved Wellness Escape

Thailand’s rising wellness offerings are reframing the destination as it becomes a haven of ritualistic wellbeing and breathtakingly beautiful spas. Having opened at the beginning of October 2022, JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort Suites is one of the newest additions to Thailand’s luxury wellness scene. The resort’s Quan Spa offers holistic healing therapies, from traditional Thai massages to revitalising body wraps and scrubs using organic coconut oil produced onsite. This serene experience is elevated with organic products made from ingredients grown in the brand’s signature JW Garden.

Travellers seeking an active and mindful escape will love the “Recharge Retreat” at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. Located on the shores of the Andaman Sea in southern Thailand, this stunning resort offers a six-day wellness escape, inclusive of beach yoga, energy walks to Naga Mountains National Park, an Andaman island excursion, a traditional Thai tea ritual and spa treatments for a rejuvenating escape for both the mind and the body.

Where to Stay for a Meaningful Travel Experience to Remember

Travellers can seek a deeper connection with Thailand through a meaningful stay at JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa. More than ever, travellers are pursuing trips that offer more purposeful encounters with a destination’s culture, community and environment; this is made possible with the resort’s Good Travel with Marriott Bonvoy™ programme. JW Marriott Phuket was built on Mai Khao Beach, part of Thailand’s Sirinat National Park that is a renowned breeding ground for the endangered leatherback sea turtles. Since 2002, the hotel has collaborated with the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and continues to work to help protect the habitat of the turtles, educate associates, guests and visitors about sea turtle conservation and preserve their precious environment. Travellers can get involved in beach clean-up and mangrove-planting events to make a lasting impact from their stay.

Where to Stay for a Taste of Roaring City Life

As young travellers revel in the freedom and independence of solo travel, many are heading to Thailand’s vibrant cities to experience the infamous hustle and bustle of the culture, culinary scene and nightlife. Solo travellers can enjoy the delights of the capital in style with a stay at W Bangkok, a lively hotel situated next to the swift BTS skytrain station, enabling easy access to the spirited city centre.

Culture vultures can take in the city of Bangkok from the water on an iconic cruise trip along the famous Chao Phraya River to take in the essence of this buzzing city before hopping off for some authentic street food. In the city that never sleeps, a trip to Bangkok is incomplete without a party. Travellers can round off the ultimate stay with a Thai cocktail at W Bangkok’s signature WOOBAR, before dancing the night away at one of the city’s many nightclubs.