Spring Roll

Try rolling your own fresh spring rolls at Black Ginger, The Slate’s Michelin-recommended Thai restaurant

PLAN YOUR GASTRONOMIC GETAWAY IN PHUKET OR KOH SAMUI l Missing the fresh flavours and fragrances of Thai Cuisine? Craving for the hot, spicy, sweet and sour sensations that dance on your tongue when you taste your favourite dishes?

Phuket and Koh Samui, Thailand's two most popular paradise islands are now open again, enabling international travellers, to satisfy their appetite for authentic Thai Food!

Both the "Phuket Sandbox" and "Samui Plus" Programmes, which commenced in July 2021, overseas visitors who fully vaccinated, can now plan their long-awaited return to the Southern Thailand's pure shores. A wealth of exotic attractions and activities await in these two idyllic islands, including some of the Kingdom’s finest restaurants.

Celebrating the launching of these innovative international travel programmes, highly desirable hotels and resorts in Phuket and Koh Samui, created value-added packages so every guest can stay in style and rediscover their love for Thai cuisine. 

Recommended by the Michelin Guide, Black Ginger is one of Thailand’s finest places to dine

Embarking on an unforgettable culinary journey at Black Ginger, The Slate's Michelin Guide-listed restaurant, designed in the style of a traditional Thai Village, floating above a tranquil lagoon. Accessible by raft, the dining destination revives Phuket ancient recipes and presents them with a contemporary twist. 

POH PIA SOD (roll-your-own fresh spring rolls)
The interactive experience allows diners to create their own light, vibrant spring rolls. The traditional Hokkien recipe is passed down from the grandmother of The Slate's owner, Krystal Prakaikaew Na-Ranong (or Khun Moo, as known to her friends)

Pool Suites and Villas
The Slate is inviting guests to experience its stunning art-inspired pool suites and villas with a wealth of added extras

Under its “Summer Sandbox” package, The Slate – the Bill Bensley-designed, art-inspired beachfront resort – is offering a FREE seventh (7th) night stay, to guests who book a six-night stay, including 15% off F&B and spa treatments, welcome cocktails, airport transfers and daily breakfast. Pool Suite and Villa bookings will also receive complimentary spa therapies. 

This offer is valid until 30th September 2021 and rates start from only THB 5,000 per room per night. Please book direct via the resort’s website:

Phuket’s famous crab curry, Gaeng Pooh is a must-try dish for visitors to southern Thailand

What more can be enticing than chilling out on a soft, sandy beach, enjoying exceptional cuisine, kissed by the gentle sea breeze? At COAST, a casual beach bar and bistro at Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, guests can sit back, sip cool drinks, feast on fresh seafood and share stories and laughter with family and friends.

Gaeng Pooh  (is Phuket’s quintessential dish)
A rich, fiery crab curry that blends the finest ingredients from land and sea. COAST’s Thai master, Chef Janut Dejharn, uses locally-caught crab, Thai herbs and creamy coconut to create this delectable yellow curry, which is traditionally served with fermented rice noodles.

Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket’s stunning Premium Spa Deluxe rooms offer uninterrupted sea views

Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket is welcoming international travellers to “Stay Three, Pay Two” and get 100% of their room rate back in hotel credit! Available for bookings made from now until 31st August 2021, and stays taken by 23rd December 2021, this attractive offer maximises every vacation with free nights and generous hotel credit, which can be redeemed for memorable meals, refreshing drinks, soothing spa treatments, room upgrades and more! To book, please visit

Delicious and nutritious, Santiburi Koh Samui’s Buddha Bowls are the perfect fuel for a healthy vacation

A spectacular seafront setting at The Beach House & Bar, Santiburi Koh Samui's, an elegant alfresno restaurant. This inviting eatery exudes natural charm and showcases stunning scenery. Select sumptuous seafood and prime meats, or opt for organic vegetarian and vegan menu. 

Buddha Bowls (a healthy, flavourful and fulfilling treat at any time of day.) 
At Santiburi Koh Samui, visitors can combine a wide range of sports and leisure activities with these wholesome bowls, which comprise a variety of organic vegetables, Thai herbs, pan-seared chicken or salmon and much more. They are even more appetising when accompanied by a fruit smoothie.

Samui Plus

Experience luxurious island living with Santiburi Koh Samui’s Grand Reserve Pool Villa

Under the “Samui Plus” promotion, guests can book a salubrious island escape at Santiburi Koh Samui, including daily breakfast, in-room fruit, daily afternoon tea, early check-in & late check-out, use of the resort’s gym, tennis court and non-motorised water sports, shuttle services to Santiburi Samui Country Club and more! Rates start from just THB 5,413 per night – book now at

Phad Thai

Saffron’s Phad Thai Goong Sod is a contemporary reinterpretation of Thailand’s most popular street food dish

, Banyan Tree’s signature restaurant concept, celebrates the joy of Thai cuisine through indigenous ingredients, authentic dishes and timeless cooking techniques, presented in a contemporary style. Gather your loved ones and experience your favourite Thai dishes, like you’ve never tasted them before!

Phad Thai is perhaps Thailand’s most popular street food, but the expert chefs at Saffron have elevated this classic noodle dish to new levels of excellence.
Banyan Tree Phuket’s Phad Thai Goong Sod features 20 ingredients, all carefully combined to create the perfect balance of tastes and textures. Wok-tossed rice noodles, fresh prawns and ripe mango are accompanied by a vibrant banana blossom salad.

Guests can stay in a breath-taking DoublePool Villa at Banyan Tree Phuket

The Slate Phuket, Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, Santiburi Koh Samui and Banyan Tree Phuket have all achieved their Amazing Thailand Safety & Health Administration Plus (SHA+) certificates, which shows that they adhere to the highest health and safety standards, and that at least 70% of their staff members have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Banyan Tree Phuket’s “Your Sandbox Stay” package gives international travellers the chance to enjoy an extended vacation with luxurious pool villa accommodation, daily breakfast and generous resort credit. Valid between now and 30th November 2021, this enticing offer is available for bookings from seven to 28 nights, with between THB 3,000 and THB 15,000 of credit to be used for a wide range of resort services. Guests who stay for 14 or more nights will also be treated to Coral Lounge access and a VIP meet & greet service! To book, please email the resort at

Under the Phuket Sandbox initiative, fully-vaccinated overseas travellers from 67 countries and territories can fly direct to the “Pearl of the Andaman”, stay in world-class resorts and soak up the blissful beachfront vibe, without the need to quarantine. The Samui Plus programme lets international guests to fly to Koh Samui (either direct or via Bangkok) and stay for seven nights in an approved quarantine hotel, before moving to an SHA+ certified resort. After the first week, visitors will be free to explore the three enchanting islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao.

For more information about the international travel requirements for Phuket and Koh Samui, please check the latest updates from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) at

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