Bangkok has to be my absolute favourite Asian city, it has so much to offer, from stunning hotels, to awe inspiring temples, unbelievably good food and out of this world rooftop bars. It’s also one of the best destinations if you love markets, rummaging and eating as much as I do.
This trip was all about exploring the W hotels of Thailand and boy, was my trip kicked off in true W style. Check out my airport pick up.
After 18 hours of travelling it’s safe to say that I was more than a little excited to finally check into the hotel.
Greeted by the wonderful front of house and quickly whisked to my room in a glossy, lacquered, glittering haze.
My favourite feature of the hotel has to be this. The Tuk-Tuk wall, made up of 800 lights to represent Bangkok’s crazy congestion and fast pace.
Bags dumped, I ran the most enormous bubble bath and slumped into the absolute marshmallow of a bed for a well deserved snooze.
My jet lag avoiding tip is; sleep when it’s dark and stay awake when it’s light. Let your body get used to its new time zone. If it’s light and you’re feeling tired, fight it with all you can. Your body will thank you for it in the days to come.
The next day I woke up feeling bouncy, full of energy and ready to hit the streets. You know I love a good market, right?
Now, I know most big cities have a China town but Bangkok’s is a whole different story. A cooking pot of colour and madness. As soon as you step of the Ratchawong pier you feel immersed in cultured chaos, it seriously get’s your heart racing.
The humidity and madness of China Town mixed left me feeling a little worn and there was only one thing for it. A trip to the spa.
I love a good spa, and this place goes above and beyond. The finish is really quite spectacular.
For my massage I was greeted by the therapist and taken into a treatment room, We had a chat and she asked me to choose my oils and room ambiance colour. I slipped off my robe, lay face down on the soft, gently warmed massage bed and covered myself in a silk blanket.
My therapist returned and slowly worked every bit of tension out of my body. My tight muscles from travelling and changing time-zones, melted under her expert touch. I forced myself to think of absolutely nothing and after 90minutes I felt utterly reborn.
Day two was all about brunch.
Every first Saturday of the month, W Does Brunch. You can consume a gargantuan amount of food and swim in champagne, pretty reasonably.
So that’s just what we did. The Saturday menu kicks off with cocktails
An expansive buffet with special food stations featuring everything you could possibly think of; Bruch style food, Chinese dumplings, cooked to order steak, cheeses, salads, cold cuts, BBQ, seafood, céviche and a myriad of sweet treats.
BKK is pretty much an amazing getaway for everyone. I have said it before and I will say it again , I cannot recommend a stay at the W enough (you may remember my last stay).
Website and all the details you could need are here. Next stop, Koh Samui!