Songkran/ Thai New Year Special Offers

Songkran/ Thai New Year Special Offers

Floating Markets and Candlelit Dinners on Koh Samui     

To mark Thai New Year on April 13-15, luxury resort Banyan Tree Samui will recreate a “Floating Market” theme at The Edge restaurant, a venue that offers guests a panoramic vista of the bay and sapphire blue sea. And for one night only on April 13, the hotel’s stunning beachfront restaurant Sands will host a Samui Street Market Buffet including a traditional Bamboo Dance and a fire show. Price is THB 2,300 nett per person. To round off the Songkran holiday feeling on April 15, Sands will host an International BBQ Night (Price THB 2,900 nett per person) which will include live music and a beachfront fire show. And throughout Thai New Year, Banyan Tree Samui’s signature restaurant Saffron will play host to a Songkran Celebration Set Menu with Candlelight Thai Dancing from 8pm to 8:30 pm each evening from April 13 to 17. Price is THB 2,650 nett per person (including wine). For all reservations and inquiries, write to: or telephone: +66 077 915 333.

Pool Party Makes a Splash in Chiang Mai to Celebrate Songkran

Meliá Chiang Mai will host a pool party on April 13 to mark Songkran, featuring five DJs from entertainers Elevate CNX, beverage promotions, a barbecue, lucky draw and more. The Songkran Festival Pool Party will be staged from 2-9pm at the urban hotel’s picture-perfect swimming pool on the first floor above the lobby. Executive chef Suksant Chutinthratip (Billy) and his team will serve a selection of grilled items alongside truffle popcorn and freshly made churros with chocolate sauce. Priced at THB 800 net per person inclusive of a glass of beer or mixer shots and entry in the lucky draw, the party is open to anyone over the age of 20. For further information or to make a reservation call +66 (0) 52 090 600 or email

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