8 Reasons Thailand Should Be Your First Getaway Post-COVID

8 Reasons Thailand Should Be Your First Getaway Post-COVID

With the pandemic striking the world in late 2019, international travel was halted. This put an unfortunate stop to tourism, and frequent travelers have now probably stayed within their domestic borders for the longest time they’ve ever had to do in a while.

But, there’s light at the end of the tunnel. More than a year later, countries are slowly recovering from the pandemic. Health measures are in place, and planes are flying again. As borders slowly open, this brings back that excitement of traveling, relaxing on your luxury class seat on the plane, and making it towards your breathtaking and exciting holiday.

Among the many destinations you should choose from, a trip to Thailand should make it on your priority list. Here’s why:

  1. Its Beaches Are Pristine

Thailand’s beaches are just so magical and pristine. It takes a quick browse on the Internet of photos of its beaches to convince you that it’s definitely the place to be if you’re looking for a relaxing holiday.

If you don’t fancy the crowd of tourists in other city areas, you can always opt to go for smaller destinations in Thailand, Phuket, Koh Samui, and Krabi, among the many, where you can have the beach to yourself. There’s privacy, endless magical sparkling blues, and clean, white sand.

There are many luxury beach villa accommodations which you can choose from in less crowded areas in Thailand, so you’re never going to be out of options of what to do in Krabi or wherever your chosen place in Thailand is, for your type of relaxing and peaceful holiday.

  1. Its People Are Hospitable

The Thai people are hospitable. Known as the ‘land of smiles,’ they’re so used to having tourists around that everyone is welcomed there.

As soon as you land in Thailand, the warmth of the Thai’s hospitable nature will immediately make you feel safe, welcomed, and accepted. Of course, when you’re on this vacation to relax after the stressors of the pandemic, the last thing you’ll want is to be greeted by concierge or resort staff that are grumpy and less than amicable.

Thai locals are very warm towards their guests, making their hospitality known for its world-class and five-star quality.

  1. Its Street Food Are a Must-Try

On the days when you actually feel like leaving the comforts of your private luxury accommodation, it doesn’t hurt to join the locals to give their street food a try. Thailand’s street food is one of the most well-known in the world, and you’ll be missing out on the experience if you don’t even give it a try.

If you really don’t like the street crowds, surely your chosen resort can also provide you with samples of their local cuisine. Your five-star accommodation will come complete with a five-star dining experience, so you’ve got a taste of Thailand—minus the crowds.

  1. Its Selection of Luxury Accommodation Are Plentiful

Wherever in Thailand, it is you wish to go, you’re sure never to be short of luxury accommodation possibilities. There are so many luxury accommodation choices in Thailand, giving you a variety to choose from.

This is an advantage, as it means you’ve also got more leeway to factor in your personal considerations as to what you’re looking for in a luxury hotel or resort. You won’t have to lower your standards.

  1. It Boasts of a Rich History and Culture

A part of your visit to Thailand is to get to know at least a part of its history and culture. You don’t have to go from one temple or another. You can book your own private tours so as not to crowd with other tourists and choose the temples or other historical spots to visit.

Even if you aren’t Buddhist, getting to experience Thai culture is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. No matter which part of the country you’re in, there’s a temple to visit, and there you can appreciate more the life of the locals and how Thailand’s long-standing history paved the way to shape the country and its people today.

  1. It Offers A Great Range of Wildlife Exploration

In the seas of Thailand, you can go snorkeling or scuba diving. However, this isn’t the only experience out into the nature that Thailand offers.

The country also has very rich, natural wildlife, and you can immerse yourself in this experience. You can visit elephants in their natural habitat and even experience bathing and swimming with them. If you’ve got young children, this is surely an experience of a lifetime.

Taking a private forest tour will also welcome you to the sight of gibbons, dear, sun bears, gaurs, leopards, and tigers along the way.

  1. It Presents You with an Opportunity to Experience Thai Festivals

Thai festivals are magical, and they’re an experience like no other. If you’re lucky to have your trip scheduled during a festival season, that should be reason enough for you to go out of your accommodation and get a glimpse of the festival activities.

One of the most beautiful and important festivals in Thailand is the Light Festival, or locally known as Loy Krathong. This happens every full moon in November, where the locals release lotus-shaped baskets decorated with candles and flowers to the rivers.

If you get to witness this, it’s definitely an experience you won’t always get to see. Just imagine the rivers getting lit up by all those floating flowers and candles.

  1. It’s Also Great for Shopping

If you’re the type of traveler who loves to complete your luxury holidays with a shopping trip, Thailand’s capital city, Bangkok, won’t disappoint.

Its cheap night markets are often the earmark of shopping. But, if you don’t like the crowds and you fancy the malls better, Bangkok has big, luxurious shopping malls with so many local and international brands as well.

If you’re also a beauty junkie, don’t go home without buying world-class Thai skincare products.

Thailand is, without a doubt, one of the most exotic destinations in the world. It has also quickly emerged and risen as a top travel destination, pre-pandemic, and even later on post-pandemic. Think, long, relaxing Thai massage, tranquil beaches, exotic food, pleasant hospitality of the locals, and even exciting activities. As you lounge in your luxury villa by the beach, whether you fancy a day to just relax or one to head out for temple tours and street food, Thailand is definitely a must-go for every type of traveler.