Bali is a popular destination for Thai Airways International, which flies to the Indonesian island on a daily basis from Bangkok. Round trip tickets to Bali are available from THB 8,485 during the ‘Hello Indonesia’ promotion, valid for travel between 10 January 2017 and 30 June 2017. It’s one of two points the national Thai airline serves in Indonesia, the other being the country’s capital in which THAI customers can book round trip flights to Jakarta for only THB 8,350.
These two Indonesian points are among the nearly 50 destinations in 19 countries that feature in THAI’s Asia-Pacific route network. Visitors to the airline’s website thaiairways.com can book flights online throughout the region including Bangkok to Bali, as well as to THAI’s 12 destinations in Europe and 3 in the Middle East. A flight from Bangkok to London or direct flights from Thailand to Australia, for example, are just a few clicks away once at the site.
They can also search for great deals on flights to Thailand, book domestic flights within Thailand operated by THAI and its subsidiary THAI Smile, book accommodation worldwide, purchase travel insurance, arrange airport transfers in over 120 countries and more. The holiday product of Royal Orchid Holidays is also featured on the site, as is a section on THAI’s customer loyalty program Royal Orchid Plus.
Known as the Island of the Gods, Bali is renowned for its glorious beaches which are a major reason the island welcomes millions of international visitors each year. A major reason undoubtedly, but not the only reason. Bali also boasts a rich and diverse culture that is evident everywhere from the daily offerings seen placed by locals along the streets to colourful events and processions, world-class health and spa retreats, great shopping and great eating, exotic sightseeing and soft adventure opportunities, excellent diving in waters abundant with coral and marine life, stunning scenic vistas of terraced rice paddies nestled among jungle-clad hills and, of course, the warm and welcoming Balinese people themselves.
Among Bali’s numerous beaches, the most well-known on the tourism scene include Nusa Dua, Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak and Jimbaran.
With its enclave of various 5-star resorts lined up along the beach, including international brands like Sofitel, Grand Hyatt, Conrad and Courtyard by Marriott, Nusa Dua is positioned as an ‘all-inclusive’ tourist destination within itself. Along with the luxury accommodation, tourists staying here will find in the area a shopping complex, an 18-hole golf course, a museum, temples and other attractions. This is a wonderful choice of location for honeymooners and families, in particular.
Bali’s earliest beach resort area, Sanur offers a relaxed and laidback ambiance and as a former fishing village has managed to retain much of its charm, making it a favourite with many holidaymakers. The world-class hotels and beachfront resorts share the coastline with restaurants, shops and bars, which are great to explore when not lounging by the pool or on the beach. Much the opposite is Kuta Beach, a few minutes from the island’s airport and what is pretty much Bali’s most famous locale. With its own plentiful choice of hotels and resorts, Kuta bustles both by day and by night with much in the way of tourist activities on offer and a vibrant nightlife scene.
Needless to say, Kuta Beach is particularly popular with the younger tourist crowd. As is nearby Legian Beach where as much a drawcard as the white sandy beach is the nightlife.
Those seeking out Bali’s most fashionable beach will probably find themselves in Seminyak, home to luxurious resorts and also some fine restaurants boasting international chefs, fashion stores and boutiques. Those in search of real peace and tranquillity will head to Jimbaran, where yet more luxury hotel names such as Four Seasons and InterContinental can be found nestled in the tropical landscape.
When it’s time to take a break from the beach, an hour’s drive north of the airport is the traditional country town of Ubud. This charming locale situated in the cool mountains is considered the cultural heart of Bali and is a flourishing arts and crafts centre, with a multitude of shops selling woodcarvings, textiles, paintings and other crafts to meander through as well as art museums and studios, some said to be the best in the country.
For those looking to experience a more cosmopolitan setting, Thai Airways’ ‘Hello Indonesia’ promotion also features low rates to Jakarta, the largest city in the nation and gateway to the rest of Indonesia. Jakarta features luxury hotels, bustling nightlife and many noteworthy attractions including the beautifully restored colonial buildings and Ancol, the renowned beach recreation complex.
With so much to see and do, Jakarta is great for adventure seekers. Getting around in Jakarta’s infamous traffic jams is simplified with plenty of public transportation options including air-conditioned taxis and plenty of buses.
Coffee lovers rejoice as the birthplace of Java coffee features numerous famous shops to ensure you have your caffeine fix before hitting the town. A history rich city, main attractions in Jakarta include the National Monument located at Merdeka Square. Kota, or as it is also known, Old Jakarta provides visitors with a look at 16th century colonial times. And for those really looking to gain insight into Indonesian culture, be sure to check out Taman Mini Indonesia Indah or Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park.
Other hidden gems of the capital city include shopping bargains found during Jakarta’s Great Sale in June and July and year-round in Pasar Rawa. Once finished shopping, relax in the Thousand Islands, a place famous amongst locals looking to escape the crowds for sandy beaches and taking in the sights of other reminders of its Dutch era.
Once the sun sets, Jakarta comes alive with its many roof-top bars that feature a fun, friendly environment. To recharge your batteries, be sure to seek the advice of a local who will be sure to point you in the direction of their favourite street vendor that typically features sate (grilled skewers of meat or chicken) or soto (spicy soup with rice cakes). With so many reasons to visit, you will be happy you took advantage of the Thai Airways ‘Hello Indonesia’ promotion today!
As the national flag carrier of Thailand, Thai Airways International flies to more than 60 destinations around the world from its headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand. This includes 48 points in 19 countries in the Asia Pacific region, 12 cities in Europe and 3 in the Middle East. Together with subsidiary THAI Smile, Thai Airways International operates domestically within Thailand to 10 points in the North, Northeast and South.
Thai Airways International is a founding member of the Star Alliance network that currently offers more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,330 airports in 192 countries.
For more information please contact:
Thai Airways International Public Company Limited
Tel: +66 2545 1000