Weekend ideas to do in Thailand, Bali and Vietnam for May 2022
For some travel inspiration, here are four weekend ideas near Bangkok you can do in May 2022.
As much as we love Bangkok with all its warm and buzzing hustle and bustle, it’s always refreshing to get out of the capital, even if it’s just for the weekend. As a travel guide, each month we list four weekend ideas, one for each weekend of the month.
As travel restrictions continue to ease for neighboring countries alongside the elimination of Thailand’s “Test & Go” program, international travel is finally possible. So, for May 2022, we recommend in-country locations as well as locations beyond Thailand’s borders. From an Indonesian island getaway to exploring a brand-new property, here are four weekend ideas near Bangkok you can do in May 2022. Happy holidays and happy weekends.
[Hero image credit: Regent Phu Quoc; featured image credit: Cape Dara Resort]
Weekend ideas near Bangkok in May 2022
At 2 o’clock: Cap Dara ResortPattaya, Thailand
If you are attending Creamfields Thailand Music Festival 2022 on May 28-29, 2022, we have the perfect weekend idea for you. You guessed it: we offer you a road trip in Pattaya. Where to stay? Cap Dara Resort. The five-star luxury resort is arguably one of the finest properties in town. Here you can spend the weekend dancing all day and resting all night. If you’re not attending the festival but prefer not to travel too far, this works for you too.
Recommended for: Festival goers looking for a road trip, or anyone looking for a quick escape
3 hours drive: Avani+ Khao Lak ComplexKhao Lak, Thailand
For travelers who enjoy exploring new properties, we recommend booking a stay at Avani+ Khao Lak Resort. Opened just two months ago in March 2022, the beachfront resort offers family-friendly amenities, chic restaurants, wellness services, a top-notch fitness center, and more. . When it comes to accommodations, the wide selection of room types ensures that all travelers are catered for. At the resort, a trip to Khao Lak means a weekend of unspoilt beaches, stunning waterfalls and bamboo forests.
Recommended for: Travelers looking to explore and discover a new property
At 4:30 a.m.: Potato Head Studios in Desa Potato HeadBali, Indonesia
Do you not only need to get away from the city, but also from the countryside? Luckily for you, the beautiful Indonesian holiday island of Bali is back to welcome foreign tourists. A trip to Bali is incredible, incomparable and, finally, irresistible. For your stay on the island, we recommend an eco-responsible and state-of-the-art property: Potato Head Studios at Desa Potato Head. Rich in culture and creativity, the building is constructed from recycled bricks and poured concrete cast in reclaimed wood. We love sustainable stays, and this one has implemented sustainability beautifully.
Recommended for: Travelers wishing to spend the long weekend (May 13-16, 2022) abroad
5 hours drive: Regent Phu QuocPhu Quoc, Vietnam
We end the list with another new property: the Regent Phu Quoc. This one is a luxury resort nestled in the White Islands of Long Beach, southwest of Phu Quoc, Vietnam. In terms of location, think stunning sunsets, deserted islets and white sand beaches. When it comes to property, think spa retreats, premier culinary outlets, and private destination restaurants. All in all, expect a top-notch tropical getaway when staying at this all-villa and suite property. As of this writing, direct flights from Bangkok to Phu Quoc are not yet available, but can be arranged in combination with a first stop in Ho Chi Minh City.
Recommended for: Travelers looking for a beachside getaway outside of Thailand
This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Bangkok