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Muay Thai Boxing in Khao Lak

Muay Thai Boxing in Khao Lak, Herbal Massages in Phuket or Long Tail Boat Tours on the Gulf of Siam in Koh Samui…

More so than ever before the modern traveller looks for authentic travel experiences that create true stories to return home with. In light of this, MANATHAI Hotels & Resorts is making sure guests are able to immerse themselves in Thai culture with tailored activities at each of its boutique beach resorts. Bespoke to each resort, whilst encompassing the highlights of each destination, MANATHAI experiences are inspired by ancient Thai traditions with mindfulness and a wellness focuses throughout including fitness, healing and intuitive exploration.

At MANATHAI Khao Lak guests can learn the fundamentals of Thailand's national sport, Muay Thai boxing, guided by two experts from the resort's Thai recreation team - both of whom have entered the ring as challengers for a variety of titles in the past. The instructors show basic techniques as well as demonstrating effective defence moves. The classes take place on the beach or by the resort's enticing pool and boxers are kitted out with 16oz gloves and shin pads to prevent any blemishes to the tropical tan.

At award-winning MANATHAI Surin Phuket guests can enjoy an alluring menu of world-renowned Thai massage therapies that have been perfected over hundreds of years and are performed by skilled local practitioners to revitalise the body, soothe the mind and inspire the soul. One of Thailand's oldest and most effective wellness therapies, the herbal compress massage, is a health and wellness highlight at MANATHAI Surin Phuket. The massage uses acupressure techniques and light stretching followed by the application of powerful natural herbs through a cloth 'bolus' to help detoxify the body and boost the immune system.

Explore the deserted islands of Thailand and sail over the transparent blue waters of the Gulf of Siam at MANATHAI Koh Samui on boat journey typical of the island's inhabitants for more than a century. Local marine tours are available in traditional, brightly painted long-tail fishing boats, known in Thai as "the gondolas of the south" which are specifically designed with oversized propeller shafts for ideal navigation in shallow waters.

Casting off on a three-hour excursion, seafarers head first to the deserted island of Koh Tan, surrounded by the natural beauty of the ocean and rich in underwater life. After a dip in the warm, clear ocean they motor past the rocky islands known as the Five Sisters, where huts perch precariously on limestone cliffs, providing shelter for locals who collect rare bird's nests, revered throughout Asia for their health benefits.

Adding further to the diverse destination appeal on offer at MANATHAI Hotels and Resorts, the group is now also offering a choice of special promotions at each of its resorts, making the decision to stay and explore the location even easier.

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