Souchada Spa & Resort is one of the nicest hotels in Saraburi. It is just 2 hours away from the captital city and gives those looking for an alternative to the busy beaches just South East of Bangkok a 5-star accomodation to relax.
Cetainly the most regular visitors to this resort are Bangkokians that are looking for a weekend getaway without all the fuss, hustle and bustle of havng to get on a plane or beat the traffic to the beaches. Mostly we saw young businessmen that have been living and working in Bangkok on fatcat salaries being paid by the foreign companies that haved sent them to Bangkok to expand or overlook their South East Asian interests. Another set of clientele we noticed were those that are living in Bangkok running their own businesses.
The resort is easy to get to with just a 2 hour drive from the captial. I is perfect for a taxi ride if you don;t want to drive and the fee is just a mere 1,500 baht there and the same again on your return. That is the same rate many would pay travelling to Pattaya or even Hua Hin. The other distinct advantage to this journey whether you decide to drive or catch a cab was the fact that there was literally zero traffic on the way.
We actually visited the resort on a holiday weekend, whereby Monday was a holiday. From expereince of making the same 2 hour journey to Pattaya or Hua Hin the 2 hour drive has never actually turned out to be a 2 hour drive. Yes 2 hours to get to the beach, but then another hour or more to navigate the traffic on the busy roads in Pattaya city. This is not really what a weekend break is all about.
Another great side to the Souchada Spa & Resort that we really noticed was just how quiet the place is.
Really if you are looking to get a time out from yrban life, this is the place to come. Funny because a luxury trip to the countryside was not something that srpings up in your mind as a young man working in Bangkok. However, it turns out that this is one of my favourite places visit just beause you really do get maximum downtime.
The air is fresh, there is plenty of space to walk around, you can chat to other guests easily because the relaxed and friendly vibe, or just relaz in peace without being distrubed. The choice is really up to you. I indulged in the Spa, massage and suana; something I never do in Bangkok because I never really see the point of doing all that only to step out into the traffic and stress of what maybe a city of convinience, but is also a very muggy city. All though each to their own that is just me In the end after an amazing time getting pampered and clearing out my skin, I felt like I was on another planet.
Then there is the food – the restuarants server some amazing food – totally affordable and really high class at breakfast time, lunchtime and dinner time. Plus, if you fancy trying some of the local cusine, then you can always take a quick trip out into the quiet town of Saraburi where there is an abundance of food stalls to choose from.
Weighing it all up – quiet, relaxing, luxury, healthy, and a chance to take a time out from reality and recharge the batteries!
You’ve been working all year long and now you’re planning your vacation. It’s possible that you don’t know all the details yet, but you’ve been expecting this period for too long and now it’s all that you can think about.
When this happens, you need to have a clear mind, because the planning has to be perfect and you must not forget anything back at home. It will be a crazy period for about a week or so, when all you’ll do is think about what you will take with you in your bags, where will you go, where will you be staying and so on.
To make this a lot easier for you, let’s see some tips for planning the perfect vacation. This way, not only will you have everything set right from the start, but you’ll make sure that you’ve taken everything that you need with you.
Well, you can go alone in a vacation, but it’s more interesting and fun if you go with a group of friends, your family or your significant other. If you go alone, you can go anywhere, but if you want to go with a group or with someone else, you will have to make sure that your schedules match – meaning, all of you will have to have some free time in the same period.
The Time Period
Now, as we’ve said about the time period – you can choose any season for going in a luxuriant vacation – don’t confuse luxuriant with luxurious, as the first one usually includes the second. However, you can find luxurious places no matter the season, and you can choose to go somewhere where it’s always winter and a lot of snow. However, the luxuriant places are those where you can bathe in the sun all year long and have not a care in the world.
The location is very important, as you can choose to go locally, but those are places that you might have seen already. If you want to go abroad, you can choose anything that your budget allows. If you want to invest in something, make sure you invest in seeing some places that you’ve never visited before. Asia is a good place to start with, as you’ve got available plenty of options, all of them worthy to be seen.
Once that you know the area that you want to see, you can now check out to see what resorts or hotels are available there. It’s ideal to look online for reviews and prices before you decide on anything, no matter what you’ve heard from your friends. Usually, all of those places have a website with photos and details about what you can find there.
Some resorts allow you to pay something in advance, this being actually a prior reservation. This way, you will be sure that your room will be waiting for you and the resort will be sure that you will come there. Make sure you use secure payment methods, or ask if you can make a money transfer from a bank or a financial institution. You need to know whom you send the money to, and a paypal account or any other online payment method doesn’t always tell you this.
The Luggage and Transport
Once you know where you will be going, it’s time to take care of the transport means. You can choose to go with the airplane, if you’re travelling abroad, or you can take your own car if you’re going locally. Make sure you make reservations for plane tickets if you choose to take the plane.
The luggage needs to contain everything that you have to take with you in your vacation. Make a list with everything that you need, starting with the ID papers and ending up with personal hygiene items. After you’ve placed any item in your luggage, just check it out from the list.