Emilie Persijn

Thailand Travel Expert

“In a country that showcases pulsating city scenes, rich wilderness, and shimmering blue waters, visitors can expect a sophisticated collection of hotels to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a hotel deep in the foliage of Chiang Mai or high in the high-rises of Bangkok, Black Tomato can promise that your itinerary will be crammed with luxury from location to location.”

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Thailand Travel Expert

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Thailand Highlights

Seeking out the ultimate in beachside bliss, searching for dramatic scenery or looking to lose yourself in the pulsing party vibe? You’ve come to the right place. Enjoy the good times in Thailand. Follow us to uncover where to find them…..


Often referred to as the travel hub of Southeast Asia, Thailand is all encompassing. It offers the likes of lush jungles, divine beaches, a subway-polis overflowing with opportunity, and the kind of gastronomic scene that can convert even the pickiest of eaters. Thailand has a variety of different tours, so if bathing with elephants one day and perfecting age-old recipes with a local family the next sounds like your sort of thing, you’re on the right track.


If Las Vegas had an older sibling, we think it would be Bangkok. Much larger and much older, Bangkok is a city that never rests; a city where rooftop bars are a nightly occasion and hotels are synonymous with luxury – only the royal palaces are real and every street is brimming with history. Thanks to our in-house Travel Experts, we know the best place for an evening sundowner just as well as we know how to beat the crowds at Wat Arun.

White Temple, Chiang Rai


The north of Thailand is the perfect place to visit for the people wanting to get acquainted with the vibrant and infatuating culture of this country. Cities like Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai are packed tight with market stalls, street-food vendors, quaint yoga studios and even smaller local galleries. While gaining popularity, it maintains an ambience of intimacy, and Black Tomato can ensure your luxury vacation here is special beyond belief.


With hundreds of Thai islands to choose from, it can be hard to narrow down the few that really tickle your fancy. Koh Samui is home to the best luxury resorts in Thailand, Koh Lipe is best for romantics, and Koh Tao is frequented for its dazzling diving spots. One thing that’s for sure: whichever you decide, turquoise waters and fine-sand beaches are awaiting your arrival.

Doi Angkhang Mountain, Chiang Mai


Chiang Mai is a vast, modern city that’s reassuringly laidback and steeped in ancient traditions. It’s also ripe for adventure. Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you embark on a hike to the Lahu Hilltribe Village. Stay the night with a tribe family, learn about their lifestyle, and see how they make their herbal medicine. After a day in the company of majestic elephants, you’ll spend an evening with a Thai family who’ll show you how to make the best scorching laab dishes in the country.

Floating markets in Bangkok


Weave through the mangrove swamps to see the authentic floating markets. Join us on an unforgettable guided tour through the fruit plantations and ancient forts of Amphawa district. Chow down on spicy wagyu taratre laab and Chico Bay oysters at Eat Me restaurant (some struggle to get a table, but our travel experts usually have a few tricks up their sleeves). If you think you’ll have any energy spare the next day, we’ll organize Muay Thai boxing lessons at the grand Peninsula Bangkok hotel overlooking the Chao Phraya River.

Phuket, Thailand


Whether you choose to spend several days simply flopping on Phuket’s legendary beaches with a good book or strolling its lush jungle for a spot of exotic bird watching with a local twitcher, you won’t want to leave. For a scuba diving adventure with a difference, we’ll arrange a private night dive, where you’ll have a chance to discover the magnificent manta rays that frequent Racha Noi Island. Of course, no trip to Thailand is complete without some quality spa time and the Royal Six-Hand Massage at the five-star Trisara redefines wellness and tranquillity. 


Take a ride into the history of Ayutthaya, the ancient Siamese capital, with a guided tour on old-style bicycles. Feel the breeze in your hair as you roll past grand stone palaces such as Wat Chaiwatthanaram and admire the peeping tree Buddha at Wat Mahathat. Expand your culinary prowess in a Thai family kitchen, where you’ll create smoky Isaan-style fermented sausage and other local delicacies. 

A sea of lanterns


Held every November on the full moon of the 12th lunar month, Loy Krathong festival is an occasion so magical it’s worth building your trip around. We’ll grant you special access to the local community as it prepares for the celebrations that culminate with the release of thousands of handmade lanterns into the night sky. Don’t forget to make a wish. The ideal experience for honeymooners, we’ll whisk you back to The Siam in Bangkok afterwards for a tranquil spa day.


Historians, cinephiles, and classic literature fans will be enchanted by our exclusive excursion to explore the River Kwai area, which was immortalised with the release of The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957). You’ll travel through Hellfire Pass by train as your guide separates fact from fiction and provides you with a deep insight into the true events that took place during the construction of the Burma Railway.

Thailand Highlights

Seeking out the ultimate in beachside bliss, searching for dramatic scenery or looking to lose yourself in the pulsing party vibe? You’ve come to the right place. Enjoy the good times in Thailand. Follow us to uncover where to find them…..


Deciding where to stay in such a massive country is no easy feat. With hotel options ranging from tented camps in Chiang Mai and dreamy villas on sun-drenched islands all the way to charming boutiques hidden behind a bustling Bangkok street, it’s our job to ensure you end up dreaming exactly where you dreamed of.

Yao Noi beach view


The beach – it’s where we all go to unwind, decompress, and get our fix of Vitamin D. In Thailand, however, the beaches come flanked by impressive limestone mountains and the shores are teeming with charming longtail boats, which makes it all the more enticing. To experience all of this with a splash of luxury, the Six Senses Yao Noi should be at the very top of your Thailand bucket-list.

Four Seasons Tented Camp, Chiang Rai


Maybe you think of ancient temples and pristine beaches before you think of damp and dense greenery, but this kind of vegetation defines northern Thailand – and its beautiful. The Four Seasons Tented Camp outside of Chiang Rai ticks all of the boxes: it’s surrounded by a bamboo forest, is home to an elephant rehabilitation center and invites guests to pamper themselves at an open-air spa.

Staying in Bangkok


Bangkok is the buzzing hive, the melting pot, and the main attraction of Southeast Asia, which is why we feel confident that it should rank high on your list of must-sees. Perched on the Chao Phraya River sits the Peninsula Hotel, a beacon of timeless Thai elegance and the ideal place to call home while getting acquainted with this captivating urban expanse.

  • Population Population 69,900,000
  • Capital Capital Bangkok
  • Currency Currency Thai Baht
  • Language Language Thai
  • Time Difference Time Difference GMT + 7 | ET + 12
  • Expert Tip Expert Tip

    "Catch a glimpse of the monks chanting at Wat Pho at sunrise"

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