Author : Kevin Baker (February 24, 2016)
Looking to treat yourself or a loved one to a special experience in one of the most luxurious and glamorous places in Bangkok? These top 5 places are sure to make an impression on you that will remain clear in your memory for a lifetime.
The Lebua hotel is an amazing place to stay if you want to treat yourself to somewhere luxurious; however, the Sirocco Restaurant is arguably the most amazingly beautiful and glamorous place to take a loved one for dinner and drinks, which even outshines the actual hotel. It is the world’s highest alfresco restaurant that serves a range of international and Thai food, including Mediterranean dishes. You must dress up to enter this restaurant, as sandals or shorts will not be viewed as appropriate dress code. When you walk into the restaurant, over a bridge of star lights, you are greeted with a breathtaking panoramic view of Bangkok from high above. If you like you can order a 30,000 baht champagne bottle if you’ve just won the lottery, or skip the champagne to keep the bill down to a less shocking amount. Nearby is the Sky Bar which has live piano playing and a balcony, where you can chill out on a sofa and drink a small bottle of beer for around 500 baht per bottle. Yes, it’s pricey but worth experiencing on a special day such as a birthday or anniversary.
For a luxurious spa experience try the Banyan Tree Spa package, where you can have a marathon 6 hour long treatment with an extra 1 hour lunch and a 30 minute relaxation period thrown in. Meaning that you’ll have to devote a whole day to the experience and part with around 15,000 baht from your purse or wallet. This top class spa located in the Sathon area has a bamboo aisle, crystal reflections and candles, with 16 spa treatment suites where you can chose from a range of treatments, such as the Tropical Rain mist experience. Your partner will love you forever if you treat them to this package, or cotton on to the fact that you might be trying to have a break from them for a whole day.
The Gaysorn Shopping Mall in Chidlom is the most expensive high-end shopping mall in Bangkok. It is just a short walk away from the Central World Mall but is very relaxed and quiet in comparison, mainly because the shops are stocked with only designer goods, such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Disaya and Fly Now. The watches for sale are from top quality watch manufacturers such as Tag Heuer and Omega. This luxurious shopping mall also has a ‘Lifestyle Consultant Team’ to help you get into the premium lifestyle groove of expensive gifts, cocktail parties and building that dream walk in wardrobe. Alternatively, if you don’t want to spend all your hard earned cash on brand name goods you could always go there for a coffee, or just wander around aimlessly window shopping.
That’s right, imagine yourself cruising around the streets of Bangkok in a bright yellow Lamborghini . . . “But I don’t have a Lamborghini?” you may say. Well, you may not own a Lamborghini but you can still rent one for the day for a cool 50,000 baht from Prestige Car Rental Bangkok. If veering around the random hazardous traffic in Bangkok in one of the most expensive cars on the planet doesn’t grab you, then you will be glad to hear that you can also hire out a Porsche, Mercedes SLK or E250 for around 11,000 to 13,000 baht per day.
You can rent a helicopter from Advance Aviation and take a VIP helicopter flight from the airport to a landing pad on top of your hotel James Bond style, which will set you back around 40,000 baht if you are staying at the Peninsular hotel for example. Taking a helicopter flight works out at around 87,000 baht per hour, where they will meet you off the plane, then usher you through customs to your own private lounge, before being taken to the helipad to then be whisked off to your hotel.
If you are feeling like really splashing out, you could fly by helicopter to your hotel, have a luxury spa day, drive a Lamborghini to Gaysorn Shopping Centre, and then spend the remainder of the evening at the Sirocco sky top restaurant. Or, alternatively, you could just take a taxi to a decent 3 or 4 star hotel, eat some Thai street food, go shopping around the local markets, have a Leo beer in a quiet bar and save a huge wad of cash.