Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Christines stay in stunning Koh Phangan in Thailand....not all about Full Moon Parties

Thailand is one of our fav destinations, home to fascination culture, scenery, beaches, people and food. Thailand has plenty of island paradises and one of our favourites is Koh Phangan. Christine spent a few days here and loved it! 

'I was on a trip around Thailand and spent some time on Thailand east coast. Koh Phangan, just to the north of Koh Samui, is renowned for its monthly Full Moon parties, but away from the partying there’s a beautiful island that makes a perfect hideaway destination. 

Adjacent to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan is reached by boat from her neighbour, taking around 90 minutes in total to travel from the main areas of Koh Samui to the resorts of Koh Phangan. Koh Samui airport has regular flight connections from around Thailand.

With over half the Island being a national park there’s plenty to explore with a hilly interior and coastline dotted with fishing villages, plus it’s a great spot for diving too. Koh Phangan makes an ideal destination for total relaxation, and twins perfectly with nearby Koh Samui.

I spent a few days exploring the island and have to say it I found it to be a great island to chillout and get away from it all. If you're a party animal, then schedule your stay on the island to coincide with one of the Half or Full Moon parties, personally they sound all too lively for me! 

Escape Worldwide can offer plenty of holiday ideas to Koh Phangan. Combining Koh Phangan and Koh Samui is easy, and we’d recommend at least a night on Koh Samui before visiting Koh Phangan.

There are some stunning resorts on the island and I was fortunate enough to stay at the stunning Santhiya Koh Phangan which is set on a stunning beach, with good quality accommodation and a couple of stunning swimming pools! 

Koh Phangan is well worth a stay for a few nights and also including Bangkok in to your itinerary is easy, while other areas of Thailand such as Chiang Mai and Phuket are possible, via Samui.

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Karen's Leopard on Safari in Kenya

We love Kenya here at Escape Worldwide and Karen is a massive fan:

'I was lucky enough, again, to spend two nights on safari on the amazing Masai Mara in Kenya recently and every game drive you go on is a different experience, you always see something new, as even if it’s the same animal they are doing something different.

Leopard on Safari in Kenya

This time we saw a leopard, one of the cats I have never seen so I was very excited! Usually people see them up a tree keeping out of the way, but this one was just wandering in an out of the trees and it was amazing. It wasn’t bothered by us sitting in the safari vehicle watching him – in fact, he was showing off a bit and quite enjoying himself! I had to remember to stop taking photos and just sit back and watch the show – quite difficult to be honest!

Leopard on Safari with Escape Worldwide

Although we saw elephants, cheetah, giraffe and all sorts of other things, this was definitely the highlight of the trip, and for some of my fellow passengers with me it was their first time on safari so they were incredibly lucky.  I was staying at the Ashnil Mara Camp which is extremely well located on the Masai Mara and has a fire pit which we all sat round after dinner with a glass of beer or two - a great place to discuss the day’s game drives!

Ashnil Mara Camp with Escape Worldwide

Safaris really are one of the best experiences I have had, watching these amazing creatures in their own environment, doing all they can to survive and look after their children at the same time, is awesome.
I simply love Kenya and a safari here is a truly magical and memorable experience.'

Want to see your very own leopard, then checkout the great range of safaris we have available to this amazing part of the world:  http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/safari/kenya_holidays.html 

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