Celebrate Easter and Songkran with Four Seasons Resorts Thailand

Spend a meaningful vacation with loved ones this April in the “land of smiles”

March 1, 2024,
Chiang Mai, Thailand

As Thailand anticipates April showers that washes its blossoming landscapes with festive fervour, Four Seasons Resorts Thailand celebrates Easter and Songkran with diverse relaxation experiences, culinary delights, and enriching activities. With its rich history, deep-rooted traditions and vibrant culture, the picturesque resorts in Chiang Mai, Koh Samui and Golden Triangle are preparing for one of the most anticipated holidays of the year within their unique settings.​ “We are excited to present a calendar full of festivity, beginning with the joy of Easter and culminating in the lively Songkran celebration to mark the Thai New Year,” says Sean Mosher, General Manager, Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai and Tented Camp Golden Triangle. “With the stunning backdrop of tropical sun, sand, and seascape at Koh Samui, a rich cultural tapestry at our countryside retreat in Chiang Mai, and an off-the-grid adventure in the bamboo jungles of the Golden Triangle, our Resorts offer that perfect family getaway across three diverse destinations,” adds Jasjit Assi, General Manager, Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui.

At Home with Four Seasons

The Private Retreats in Chiang Mai and Koh Samui are the perfect homes for families looking to make meaningful connection during this vacation, highlighted by the spacious two- to five-bedroom accommodation. With signature dining and spa experiences, and the convenience of airport transfers, the Private Retreats – Reunite and Reconnect offer at both resorts brings together the very best of in-resort experiences. “In the bamboo-cloaked intimate setting of the Tented Camp, a three- or four-night adventure package combines the very best of the camp experience and what the Golden Triangle has to offer,” beams Paweena Waraha, Camp Manager. With sustainability at its core, the camp experience offers a glimpse into three diverse destinations – Laos, Myanmar and Thailand – through its varied itineraries. Here, a relaxing therapy amid birdsong at the dramatic open-air jungle spa is juxtaposed with the burst of colours on the temple tour; a boat excursion culminates into delectable sundown at Burma Bar with a stunning array of cocktails. “Customisation is the cornerstone of our experience – tell us what you imagine your Easter and Songkran celebration to be, and we will make it happen,” affirms Waraha.

Dine Together

Inspired by the bounty of tropical produce that arrives with the season, the Resorts’ chefs have scheduled a delectable lineup of culinary experiences to liven up the mood. In Chiang Mai’s countryside, Rim Tai Kitchen is preparing for a dazzling Easter Sunday Brunch, highlighted by live counters and fresh seafood off the grill. “While the menu delivers a crackle and crunch, the live jazz trio playing riveting festive tunes and a treasure hunt for the kids make for a fun family affair,” smiles Anthony Tschudin, Resort Manager. Along the lush tropical hillside overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, a lavish Easter Sunday Brunch will rival the stunning views. “Expect a fine selection of Thai and International fare, with egg-hunts, bunny feeding, and so much more frolic for the kids to make this a truly Samui-style celebration,” adds Hannes Schneider, Resort Manager. Alongside Easter activities, the Resorts offer a range of enriching, fun and safe experiences for all ages including a dedicated Kids For All Seasons program that will keep young travellers entertained throughout their stay.

April Splash

“Immerse in the spirit of Songkran, embracing activities that honour Thai heritage," recommends Tschudin, while Schneider remarks, "Our curated experiences are designed to make your Thai New Year celebration truly memorable." From the traditional water blessing ceremony, Rod Nam Dam Hua, and Kor Kong Sai – the art of sand pile making, to crafting Lanna flags, Tung Sai Moo, the Resorts provide the perfect springboard to dive into the mesmerizing cultural traditions of Thailand. “Songkran is a time for religious observances and merit-making,” shares Tschudin. “Making merit by offering food to monks, participating in prayer ceremonies, and pouring scented water over Buddha images as a sign of respect are some of the common traditions during this event.” The traditional custom of pouring scented water on the hands of elders has turned into a modern-day celebration of fun-filled water splashing. “Expect to witness traditional dance and music performances at temples and public gatherings, while you try to avoid sprays from the water guns!” grins Schneider.

Blending with Culinary Traditions

At the centre of all the festivities, both Songkran and Easter are noted as the perfect time for a family reunion after the first few months of the year. “Family bonding underscores the theme of our celebration this April,” insists Schneider, highlighting the spectacular Songkran Thai BBQ dinner with all the frills of a Thai extravaganza including folk drummers and fire-spinners on the Main Beach of Koh Samui. At Rim Tai Kitchen in Chiang Mai, the Family Cooking Class is a must-do experience, where guests are invited to embark on a culinary journey that mirrors the rich tradition of family cooking in Thai culture. Together, families can explore the diverse flavours, learning various techniques and discovering unique ingredients straight from Chef’s Garden. “These experiences are not just about gastronomy, but a celebration of family bonds and cultural immersion, offering a delightful blend of fun, tradition, and deliciousness,” insists Tschudin. KHAO by Four Seasons rings in this truly Thai family celebration with a Songkran Wine night offering a lavish spread of traditional delicacies paired with a selection of premium wines from the Monsoon Valley collection. Served overlooking the glistening green rice paddies, this is a not-to-be-missed springtime serenade. “Create unforgettable moments with your loved ones this festive season,” says Tschudin, “At Four Seasons Resorts Thailand, transformative experiences that reflect the true spirit of this storied ‘land of smiles’ is a promise.”

To secure a place in the heart of Thailand’s cultural festivities, call +66 (0) 53 298 181, email reservations.thailand@fourseasons.com, or connect through the FS Chat App.

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