The Imperial Samui Hotel

86 Moo 3 Chaweng Noi Beach Bophut, Ko Samui, Surat Thani 84320 Thailand

Tel: +66 (077) 422 020-36
Fax: +66 (077) 422 396-7

The Imperial Samui and Imperial Boat House hotels on Ko Samui offer special rates including American breakfast, airport transfers and tax and service charges for Thai nationals, residents and work permit holders. Rates at the Imperial Samui are 2,700 baht per night single, 3,000 baht twin and 4,700 baht for a suite. Rates at the Imperial Boat House are 2,000 baht per night single, 2,300 baht twin and 4,000 baht for a suite.

Travel Guides : Snorkel in the Similan

Swim and snorkel in the Similan Archipelago on six-day Friends of Nature outings planned for Feb 14-19 and March 15-20. The cost is 6,900 baht per person. Also on offer from March 8-13 is an excursion farther south to Tarutao national park at 7,500 baht per person. Call 642-4428-9.

Travel Guides : Long Rua Lae Nok Talay Noi Festival

The Long Rua Lae Nok Talay Noi festival will be held at Nok Nam Talay Noi Park in Khuan Khanun district, Phattalung, from Feb 14 to March 15. Highlights will be rafting and birdwatching on Talay Noi Lake. Other events will include longtail boat races, a marathon run and mountain-biking competition. For details, call the TAT, (75) 346515-6.

Travel Guides : Rose Apple Days

Rose Apple Days will be held in Phetchaburi from Feb 24 to March 4 at the Big C shopping centre. The event will promote the province's main agricultural products such as chompoo phet (diamond rose apples).

Travel Guides : Chiang Rai and beyond

Eco-Life organises regular trips to experience both natural and cultural treasures in Chiang Mai. The two-day programme starts in Chiang Mai with rafting on the Wang River, an elephant trek and a village stay with Hmong people. The cost is 4,200 baht per person for two people, and less for larger groups. Also on offer is an excursion to southern Laos, including the Wat Phu Khmer stone sanctuary and Li Phi waterfall, considered the "Niagara of Southeast Asia". Tel 567-2039, 958-4305
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