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SEPTEMBER 2021
PHUKET & PHANG NGA
7+7 AMAZING REASONS TO VISIT NOW
We are pleased to share explorations of Phang Nga, one of several extension areas visitors can enjoy under the Phuket Sandbox Sandbox 7+7 Extension.
The Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension allows fully vaccinated visitors to travel to various designated locations in the Andaman and Gulf of Thailand regions after staying a minimum 7 days in legendary Phuket. The glorious Phang Nga Bay, with its iconic limestone karsts that jut out of the emerald green waters are just one of the many otherworldly attractions of this extraordinary province in Southern Thailand, that is designated as part of the Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension.
Here are just a few of the reasons to visit now.

FEATURED EXPERIENCES AND DESTINATIONS IN THE PHANG NGA AREA
KHAO SOK
Perfectly situated between Phuket, Krabi, Khao Lak and Koh Samui, Khao Sok is one of the most glorious National Parks in all of Thailand. You’ll enjoy up close and personal elephant encounters, explore the diverse flora and fauna, and marvel at the stunningly beautiful Cheow Larn Lake with its floating raft houses and luxury tents in the heart of Khao Sok – an absolute must-see!
COMMUNITY CONNECTION AT KOH YAO NOI
Spend a full day on Koh Yao Noi, and immerse yourself in local culture. You'll meet residents, visit a rubber plantation to see how the trees are tapped for sap, a process done entirely by hand, before heading to a small workshop to witness the time-honoured tradition of batik making. After taking part in preparing and enjoying lunch with a local family. you can see water buffalo grazing in the rice fields, explore local markets and learn about the traditional ways of life on this tropical island.
ELEPHANT HILLS
Elephant Hills Elephant Camp is a one of a kind experience offering tailor-made luxury tents and ethical elephant experiences. The floating Rainforest Camp, one of the world’s only luxury floating tented camps, was opened in 2011 and is situated on the emerald green waters of Cheow Larn Lake. Here, you will enjoy nature and soft adventures in the beautiful Khao Sok National Park, and interact with the elephants.
AN ISLANDER EXPERIENCE ON KOH YAO NOI
Discovering Koh Yao Noi is like taking a journey back in time. Here, the island’s indigenous people live a simple life that still follows the ancient customs and traditions. Enjoy a catamaran cruise through towering karst islands and dramatic seascapes in Phang Nga Bay, then explore Ruen Rim Rai, a garden initiated by King Rama IX, learn how to make delicious, traditional Thai desserts and cycle through a pine tree tunnel surrounded by green rice fields leading to the sea. Visit a floating fishing farm to learn about life lived on the sea before heading back to your hotel.
KHAOLAK ELEPHANT HOME
Khaolak Elephant Home is a 356 acre elephant rehabilitation and retirement home in Khao Lak. Founded in 2018 by Ching and his friend, a mahout, they built the sanctuary with the vision of rehabilitating elephants and creating a place where they can roam freely in nature while guests can come and meet and learn about these majestic and honoured creatures.
UPCOMING EVENT
Please join us as we share details and discuss the rules of the Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension that allows fully-vaccinated travellers to enter Phuket without quarantine, stay a minimum 7 days on the island and then proceed to other designated locations in the Andaman and Gulf of Thailand regions.
Our presenting partner Abercrombie & Kent Thailand DMC will also join us to share updates on the amazing destinations and experiences one can enjoy in the Andaman and Gulf regions.
***Special prizes will be awarded to five lucky winners***
DATE: October 1, 2021
TIME: 12:00 PM EST/ 9:00 AM PST
WHERE TO STAY
SIX SENSES YAO NOI
Phang Nga Bay has to be one of the world’s most spectacular seascapes and it sets the stage for your magical stay on Koh Yao Noi. Just 45 minutes from Phuket, this Six Senses island resort in Thailand is as close to nature’s luxury as you can be. Villas are enveloped in tropical greenery and complete with a private swimming pool for your ultimate hideaway.Here, we’re not just green, but every shade of blue. Six Senses is Thailand reimagined.

SANTHIYA YAO NOI RESORT & SPA
This beautiful eco-luxury resort comprises of 39 teakwood pool villas and 109 deluxe rooms that blend in perfectly with the natural mountainous surroundings and offer a rare, private stretch of beach frontage. Unrivaled guest facilities include a spectacular waterfall swimming pool, an indulgent spa offering a range of pampering treatments, and world-class restaurants serving the absolute best in Thai and global cuisine.
THE SAROJIN – KHAO LAK RESORT
The Sarojin – Khao Lak Resort is a secluded luxury boutique beach hideaway amidst stunning nature. This romantic resort, alongside a heavenly 11 km white sand beach and within easy reach of Similan Islands, Phang Nga Bay and five stunning national park offers a very personalised experience with each day bringing brand new delights. From extraordinary private dining experiences at the jungle waterfall or private beach, a rejuvenating spa massage lulled by the sounds of the Andaman Sea or an unforgettable day trip on the Lady Sarojin luxury boat, The Sarojin is sublime, serene and peaceful.
JW MARRIOTT KHAO LAK RESORT & SPA
Experience modern luxury at JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa, where you can re-discover your sense of presence and mindfulness. Located amidst the peaceful surroundings of Khao Lak, Phang Nga, our resort hotel welcomes you with newly renovated rooms and suites combining traditional elements of Khao Lak with five-star hotel luxury. Be inspired by the pristine white sand beaches melting into the azure waters of the Andaman Sea. Indulge your senses at 10 restaurants and bars or nourish your soul at Quan Spa with massages and luxury wellness therapies.
ADDITIONAL THAILAND RESOURCES
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to cause disruption amongst international destinations. While we remain vigilant and have been successful in our efforts, this is an evolving situation. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.


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