Monday, November 13, 2023

Loy Krathong Festivities at Luxury Hotels Across Thailand

Celebrate in Style on Koh Samui

Nestled into a lush hillside overlooking an exclusive palm-fringed beach, Banyan Tree Samui is a tranquil oasis for the discerning visitor. On 27 November, the resort's award-winning Saffron Restaurant will host a one-night-only special 4-Course set menu featuring an array of traditional Thai dishes served in exquisite style. Main courses include a choice of Grilled Tiger Prawns in Aromatic Thai Red Curry, Wok-Fried Beef in Peppercorns or other mouthwatering Thai favourites. Guests will be presented the opportunity to float a krathong and there will be two traditional Thai dancing performances, at 7:30pm and at 8:30pm. Price is just 2,100 THB nett per person. For reservations, contact: or call +66 077 915 333.

Chiang Mai Welcomes Exquisite Dinner and Full Moon Rooftop Party

To mark Loy Krathong and Chiang Mai's Yee Peng festival, MeliĆ” Chiang Mai will host a four-course set menu and a full moon rooftop party on November 27 and 28. Affording spectacular views of the city, 21st floor Mai Restaurant & Bar's menu starts with a trio of Thai appetizers, followed by Tom Yum soup, a main course of either baked salmon trout or slow-cooked tender pork ribs in Khao Soi curry sauce, and a Loy Krathong treasure basket featuring desserts. Perched on the hotel's 22nd floor, 360-degree rooftop bar Mai The Sky Bar provides a prime vantage point to view fireworks and floating lanterns illuminating the city skyline. A live band and DJ will perform as the bar's mixologists serve cocktails and more. Priced at THB 2,999 for two, dinner from 6-10pm at Mai Restaurant & Bar includes a glass of wine, and tea and coffee. Mai The Sky Bar's party from 6pm-midnight costs THB 500 per person and includes one Jim Beam beverage. Please visit or call +66 52 090 699 for further details.

Light Up the Night in Krabi

Often known as Thailand's "Festival of Light", nowhere is the spectacle of floating lanterns and sailing banana boats more rapturous than in Krabi, a popular coastal town in southern Thailand. Located on secluded Tubkaek Beach, away from the crowds, Banyan Tree Krabi is an idyllic venue for an evening of superb dining and fun. The resort's Naga Kitchen, located just a stone's throw from the beach, will this year host a buffet feast of festive foods and a wide selection of dining options for loy Kratong. A salad bar, a live carving station, a dessert corner and a wok-fried station will all compete for diners' affections, as the restaurant turns up the heat, culminating in a night of feasting and fun. Price is 2,200THB nett per person, and the event is one-night only - 27th November. For more information or reservations, contact or tel: +66 75 811 888.


Colin Hinshelwood - Balcony Media Group

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