With Thailand’s hot and dry season coming to an end, there are plenty of opportunities for those seeking affordable escapes to stay in a private villa In Thailand
There is a plethora of reasons why Thailand’s green season is a good time to visit the Kingdom – especially if you’re staying in one of its spectacular private villas.
You’ll find that there are many promotions on accommodation, meals and shopping during this time, but the sun is far from absent so you can catch some rays too, as showers rarely last for a full day.
The green season also offers a reprieve from Thailand’s hottest weather, making it an ideal time to explore the sights and scenery on tropical islands like Phuket and Koh Samui.
If you book one of Thailand’s private rental properties in the green season, below are five activities to enjoy come rain or shine.
One of the best things to do when it’s raining outside is settle down with a good movie and a big bowl of delicious snacks within arm’s reach. Many villas offer plenty of choice when it comes to catching up on your favourite movies and TV shows. Some properties even have dedicated movie rooms with wall-mounted projector screens, top of the range sound systems and a built-in movie library. The bedrooms around the property also feature their own flat screen televisions and DVD players.
If you’re feeling peckish when the rain starts, then why not have your villa’s professional chef cook up a Thai feast? Whether it’s meal time, or you just fancy a snack, he or she can whip up a range of tasty Thai delights and you also have the choice of numerous dining areas throughout the property, whether you fancy a quick meal seated at the kitchen’s breakfast bar, or a long and lavish brunch seated at the main dining area overlooking the gardens and ocean.
Get a Sweat On
When it’s raining outside, then there’s no better time to head to your villa’s private gym and do a good workout. Typically, villa gyms are equipped with a range of fitness machines, so you can take your pick when it comes to what kind of workout you need. Yoga mats, weights and larger equipment like treadmills and cross trainers are often included and you’ll find they’re never too far from mini fridges stocked with water for you to keep hydrated. Simply hook up your iPod to the gym’s speaker system and get moving.
If you’re not in the mood to sit down and relax, then why not organise an impromptu cooking lesson with your villa’s professional chef? While there are many reputable cooking schools throughout Thailand, you may not even have to leave the comfort of your private villa if your villa chef is happy to give cooking lessons “at home”. The villa’s fully equipped kitchen also provides a stylish, modern workspace so you can learn the basics Thai food and understand more about the flavours that give Thai cuisine its unique and irresistible appeal.
Relax and Unwind
Last but by no means least, a great way to enjoy the ultimate rainy day pamper session is by organising a massage or facial at your villa. The manager will be able to call a professional masseuse to come directly to the beachside sala or dedicated spa room and you can even choose the type of therapy that suits you best, whether traditional Thai, Oil massage or even Swedish techniques. This can be followed by a long shower using some local aromatherapy spa products, or even a blissful, lazy salt or bubble bath in the private tub.