Christmas in Thailand

For anyone who likes to migrate to warmer climes in winter, a Thailand Christmas holiday might be just the festive ticket. The weather in Thailand in December (and January) is pretty much perfect, with temperatures across the country hovering around the 30°C – rather higher than back home.

Our team of Asia experts are on hand to recommend and reserve the best accommodation, suggest the best itinerary route and arrange fun and interesting activities throughout your Thailand Christmas holiday. And when you're there our clued-up local Concierges are on always on hand to make and last-minute plans so you don't have to move from the sunlounger. Christmas as it should be, really.

So where to go for the best possible Thailand Christmas holiday? Most trips to Thailand begin and end in the capital, and Bangkok certainly delivers as one of the most fun and vibrant cities in Asia, if not the world. While in Bangkok you can enjoy a delicious dose of Thai culture, including its world class cuisine, before jetting off to other parts of the country.

The beaches of Thailand's east coast are a prime location for a Thailand Christmas holiday so we recommend booking well, well in advance. Our Asia consultants will talk you through the best properties and activities on offer, such as snorkeling and boating trips. One word of caution - the island of Koh Samui does experience quite heavy rainfall at this time of year but if you're prepared to take the risk the prices are subsequently lower than the peak rates elsewhere. Over on the west coast the likes of Krabi and the island of Phuket are other popular places for a Thailand Christmas holiday. The same rules apply with regards booking early.

If you want more than sun, sand and sea on your Thailand Christmas holiday then we'd also recommend heading north to the cultural capital of Chiang Mai, a lovely destination that dovetails beautifully with the country's beaches. Trek through stunning mountain scenery, stay in community-based and run lodges, tour Chiang Mai city's ancient temples with an expert guide and enjoy the subtly different and no less delicious northern Thailand cuisine.

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Jacqui and Frances are our 'Christmas in Thailand' experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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