Bangkok, Thailand Luxury Guide for Private Jet Travelers
Since establishing a stable democracy in the 1980s, the country of Thailand has become an increasingly popular vacation destination for Western travelers. Frequent private jet charter travelers have fallen in love with this country’s exotic jungles and its booming metropolises. Thailand’s exhaustive list of attractions include secluded resorts and spas where guests can relax without lifting a finger, to intensive backpacking trips through the frontier of the country where tourists sleep on the jungle floor and have the opportunity to interact with some of Thailand’s indigenous tribes.
Tourists can find a balance between these two extremes in the city of Bangkok and experience the country’s untouched natural beauty during the day without missing out on Bangkok’s dynamic club scene at night.
Thailand is a region that has entertained celebrities and VIPs in its resorts and spas, has housed sultans and kings in its ancient palaces, and its untouched frontier has made it a paradise for outdoorsmen. Before you plan your next vacation, consider Thailand.
Best Resorts in Bangkok, Thailand:
The Peninsula Bangkok: The Peninsula Bangkok is a juggernaut in the hotel industry and has garnered some of the industry’s most prestigious awards, including Travel and Leisure’s “World Best Hotel” award in 2003. The unique design of this resort offers views of the Chao Phraya River in each of its 370 rooms. Suites at the Peninsula are adorned with Asian silk and modern fixtures made from teakwood. Each suite has its own separate living room with a separate dining and living room area. The Peninsula’s boutique suites can come with their own outdoor Jacuzzis, a fitness center, and a private study.
Lodgers here also have access to the resort’s outdoor swimming pool, steam rooms, and beauty salon. Golfers at the Peninsula have the unique opportunity to play 18 holes at the exclusive Thai Country Club.
Banyan Tree Bangkok: The Banyan Tree Bangkok is ideal for travelers in search of an oasis within the city limits. The elegant design of the grand club suites can accommodate a variety of travelers. All suites here come with their own sitting rooms, a fully stocked mini bar, and access to the outdoor swimming pool. An in-suite breakfast is catered each morning by the resort’s gourmet restaurant.
The spa at the Royal Banyan is the crown jewel of the resort. Of the numerous treatments offered at the spa, the Royal Banyan is perhaps the most unique. This three-hour signature treatment originates from the Royal Thai Palaces of centuries past and literally allows guests to live like royalty. For guests who request privacy, the Banyan Tree Spa also features three grand spa Rooms and four deluxe spa rooms.
The Metropolitan Bangkok: The Metropolitan Bangkok is ideal for travelers wanting to recuperate from a long day of business meetings. Located in the city center, the mental and physical health of the guests at Metropolitan Bangkok is the hotel’s highest priority. Guests here are encouraged to restore their mind and body at the Como Shambhala Urban Escape. This luxury spa offers full body massages, skin treatments, and customized Thai herbal treatments, and also has a trained staff of personal trainers and yoga instructors.
The food options available at the resort’s main restaurant, Nahm, provide health conscious meals for the Metropolitan’s guests. This Thai inspired eatery is the creation of chef David Thompson, who previously served as executive chef for the Michelin-stared Nahm restaurant at The Halkin hotel in London. The signature dish here is jungle curry.
The minimalist furniture and design in the suites at the Metropolitan are the standard of modern chic. Penthouse suites have a stocked mini-bar, yoga mats, COMO Shambhala bathroom amenities, and a 24-hour private butler service.
Best Restaurants in Bangkok, Thailand:
Blue Elephant: Located in a four-story colonial mansion, the Blue Elephant has been praised by the Tattler and a number of other travel publications for their refreshing take on traditional Thai cuisine. Some of the favorites here include the larb salmon, wing bean and pomelo salad, and rock lobster with green apple. The Blue Elephant also offers cooking classes for diners who want to hone their culinary skills.
Bed Supperclub: The futuristic design of Bed Supperclub Restaurant is unlike any in Bangkok. Set in a large white tubular room, dining room chairs can recline into beds where patrons can rest before, after, or during their meal. The restaurant is well known for its inventive cuisine like the Australian Angus beef served with zucchini, garlic gratin, and béarnaise sauce. At night the restaurant is converted into a dance club and local Djs spin electronic music into the early morning hours.
Best Nightlife in Bangkok, Thailand:
Face Bar: Decorated with Asian artifacts, including beds to lounge on, Face Bar has quickly become one of the hottest nightclubs in the city. Guests of Face Bar come from all over the world to sample the bar’s handmade cocktails, gourmet appetizers, and sushi. Face Bar is also home to two restaurants — an Indian restaurant, Hazara, and Lan Na Thai, which serves Chiang Mai style sausage and other Thai delicacies.
The Long Table: Located on the 25th floor of the Column Tower, this Thai restaurant claims to have the longest table in the world, seating nearly 70 people. The ambiance here oozes urban chic, thanks in part to its minimalist design and intricate lighting. In addition to swanky appetizers, like the roast duck and prawn meat salad with boiled quail eggs, The Long Table is also known for its top shelf cocktails and live music. At night, the Long Table transforms into one of the hippest lounges in Bangkok, where guests are treated to smooth electronic music spun by some of the world’s most well known DJs.
Top Attractions in Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok Markets: The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in Bangkok is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Thailand. The narrow channels that make up this market are packed every morning with small wooden boats carrying fresh produce, handmade conical straw hats, hand painted umbrellas, and other souvenirs that are unique to the region. If your stay extends to the weekend, visit the Chantuchak Weekend Market and browse the market’s extensive collection of Thai antiques, books, music, and film.
Tour the Countryside: Experiencing Thailand’s majestic landscape should be a priority for all adventure-seeking tourists. Hiking, biking, rafting, and kayak tours through the Central and Northern region of the country give visitors the rare opportunity to see Thailand’s beautiful mountain ranges, hike through the jungles that run along the Mekong River, and interact with the country’s indigenous hill tribes. Though most tours offer only the bare essentials, special requests can always be made. Both daytrips and longer, multi-day excursions are available.
Thailand is unlike any country in the world and its blend of tribal and mainstream Chinese culture separates it from other destinations in the region. Its cities combine 21st century modernity with its centuries-old history, and the diverse population has created a melting pot that’s ideal for food connoisseurs and shoppers. Whether you’re interested in jungle excursions or extensive spa treatments, Thailand is a destination worth experiencing.
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