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Escape to Thailand With These 3 Girl Getaway Secrets

Thailand imbibes the ideal escape hatch for anyone in need of some serious “me” time. For women, the pickings in pampering and fun activities are aplenty.

Here are 3 girl getaway escapes to Thailand:

A girl’s getaway should include a butler. That’s an affirmative at the St. Regis Bangkok. The luxury property spoils its guests by providing butler service. Among the perks: two daily garment pressings, morning coffee or tea service—no request is too small.

One afternoon at the Elemis Spa, this writer forgot her swimwear in her luxury suite. Problem solved. In one simple phone call, Zoey my afternoon butler (I had two butlers, both women) appeared within 15 minutes holding not one but both of my bathing suits.

At the Anantara Chiang Mai Resort the new 27-room boutique residence hotel addition known as the Serviced Suites comes with big family appeal. The new build located across from the luxury resort launched recently offers spacious suites in 1, 2 and 3-bedroom categories. These new suites include a balcony, bathroom with rain shower and bathtub, living room, dining area, kitchen, washer and dryer, writing desk, 2 flat screen LCD TVs, ample closet space and Wi-Fi.

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With a 5-minute walk to the bustling Night Bazaar in Chiang Mai how could you go wrong with a place that offers a signature spa, contemporary dining, and a bar with a fun 1921 spin?

There is no shortage of shopping opportunities in Thailand.

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To boot, diamonds may be a girl’s best friend but pearls are high up there too. In Bangkok after sightseeing various neighbourhoods like in hopping Bang Rak we stumbled upon the Sahil Beads Co., a family-run jewelry box of precious and semi-precious stones and pearls. Earrings made to order in 5 minutes and necklaces strung to your preference under 20 minutes. It’s fast fashion at its best.

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Retail therapy has its promises in other parts of Thailand too. In the beach towns of Koh Samui, head to the crammed roadside shops in Lamai Beach or the mall-concept Central Festival in Chaweng Beach.

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Sunset Drinks
Yes – hit the rooftop bars while in Bangkok. Suspended in the sky on the 63rd floor of The Dome at lebua, the Sky Bar which is considered one of the world’s highest open air bars is one of the hotly sought after spots for people who like to say they have arrived. Picture the bold and beautiful types. The panorama is superb.