Following our three months in India we are planning to enjoy Thailand for two months — again. Our only previous visit was in 2016. As with India, it will be some new destinations — (just north of) Phuket island in the south and the enchanting village of Pia in the north. And some old destinations — Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Pattaya.
We enjoy clothing optional resorts and beaches. We’ve stayed in a few “naturist” resorts in the US, Mexico and Thailand. Among our most watched hotel review videos on our YouTube channel is the Chan Resort in Pattaya. We know of at least three other clothing optional locations in Pattaya we have never visited. We are talking about doing a “clothing optional” tour of these other properties while in Thailand. Check out the Chan Resort video below.
We will spend the 2019-2020 Christmas/New Year’s holiday month at the brand new, swanky Oriental Beach Resort in Phuket — rack rate is $2,800/month including breakfast. We will ring in the new year with few encumbrances — and few items, if any, of clothing. We will likely need some stripped-down time to regroup and process our three months in India.
A few years ago we spent the year-end holidays in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. We stayed at the clothing-optional sister resort, Oriental Village Chiang Mai. Check out videos #4 and 4.1 on our YouTube channel for our review and commentary of that property.
Following our New Year 2020 visit in the south we plan to stay 12 nights in a standard double at Gordnuea Boutique House (property link, we paid $73 per night including tax) in central Chiang Mai.
And then a week following in nearby Pai staying at Pai Village Boutique Resort & Farm ($122/night including taxes)..
We hope to then meet friends in Bangkok and spend a few nights seeing some of the sights we missed on our Keeping It Fresh Tour in 2016-17.