Dream Hotels and Beaches in Thailand ☀️🌴📸 A STEEMIT PHOTO/GIF-STORY (PART 1)

in #travel5 years ago (edited)


My boyfriend and I spent 5 weeks travelling and working in #Thailand.
We had to create content for a travel photo book 🎥📸.
The producers offered organising free accommodation and food, in exchange we had to buy our own plane tickets. Soon enough we were waiting at the gates of London Heathrow Airport, ready for adventure.

The photo book hasn't been published yet, but instead here on Steemit, I'm featuring our personal travel photographs and gifs first.

The Naka

The Naka

Grande Centre Point Terminal 21 in Bangkok

This location sounds like an airport station, but you'll actually find a gigantic mall, luxury hotel and restaurant. Whats on the roof? An infinity pool, a bar, mini golf, and a tennis court.. the list goes on.

Casa De La Flora, Khao Lak

A relatively new resort, but definitely already growing a name for itself through its unique urban design. It's the perfect destination for couples and friends who want to chill out, far away from full-moon parties. Did I mention, that each villa has its own private pool?

Casa de la Flora Bathroom

The Naka Phuket, Khao Lak

The Naka Phuket is also a member of Design Hotel, it has a similar industrial/urban look like Casa de la Flora, which I adored.
This ultimate luxury destination is very privately located near Phuket, on a secluded hill with beach. We didn't get to stay here, however they gave us permission to use their hotel as a shooting location (more about this shoot in PART 2).

The Naka Phuket

Palm Trees

David at The Naka

The Naka Phuket Beach

Villa Nalinnadda, Koh Samui

We stayed for one night in Villa Nalinnadda. It started off by sipping a delicious fresh coconut welcome drink, sunbathing, riding bikes throughout the island, bathing with ocean view, and ended with a late night visit to a nearby beach bar.

Villa Nalinnadda

Villa Nalinnadda

Villa Nalinnadda

Beach Vibes


Charm Churee Villa, Koh Tao

Welcome to the jungle! This is how they greet you here..
Charm Churee Villa isn't an easy hotel to get too. First you fly from Phuket to Koh Samui, then you take a ferry to Koh Tao, then they pick you up with a Charm Churee shuttle-truck.
Our rooms were tree-houses located in the jungle and on a cliff, right next to the ocean, I'd definitely return again, but not during monsoon season 😉

Charm Churee Villa

Charm Churee Villa

Charm Churee Villa

Grande Centre Point Hotel Ratchadamri, Bangkok

The last few weeks were spent in Grande Centre Point Hotel's executive suite with the best views of Bangkok's skyline. It was 3 rooms with bathroom, a living room, a kitchen, and guest bathroom, modern and neat.
This hotel is located perfectly in the centre of Bangkok. The lobby was grand, the service first-class, I still dream of the fresh fruit deliveries...


Selfie in a hotel room


Koh Pan yee

Finally but not least, this 15 second video "Koh Pan Yee" pretty much sums up how our working days looked like. We were shooting on a village built on stilts in Phang Nga Bay, but as promised more about that in my next post (Thailand - PART 2).

I recommend everyone to visit Thailand, it is truly amazing.. I hope you enjoyed this photo/gif-story, let me know your thoughts?

Nicole xx

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Cameras used: iPhone 6+ and Nikon D810

All photos and gifs by Nicole Markhoff @itsnicoletv


Congratulation u won 10 SBD, your photo gave me warm feeling!

she deserves it ;), thanks for the contest.

Hey Nicole, I really like your post :) , upvoted!

love the use of the stop motion like gif movies - great post & upvoted

wow !! awesome :)

visit to my post about traveling here : #bromomountain,
what do you think? :)

Beautiful photos! Looks like paradise!

i particularly like the first pic with pink tone on the beach. beautiful atmosphere.

sawadee krup as they say in thai. thanks for bringing me a side of Thailand I never get to see yet.

Thanks for sharing your Thailand trip with us @itsnicoletv!

Those photos and gifs are mesmerizing and breathtaking.

Your post made my day, and I look forward to visiting Thailand someday.


Nice @itsnicoletv
Shot you an Upvote :)

Keep up the great work @itsnicoletv

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Keep up the great work @itsnicoletv

Keep up the great work @itsnicoletv