Wanderlust: My Thailand Bucket List

Wanderlust: My Thailand Bucket List

Thailand is one of those places everyone seems to have been to but me. That’s not for lack of want to go there though. I’ve spent plenty of time flicking through travel brochures, browsing blogs and Pinning pretty pictures, so I’ve compiled a bit of a bucket list of things I’d love to do there already. And if you want to get out there and experience Thailand for yourself, you could WIN a luxury trip…with 5 star hotels and flights included! Amazing.

Brightsun Travel are currently running a competition to win an amazing six night luxury holiday for two in Thailand, including flights. The winner will spend three nights at the 4-star Furama-Silom Hotel in Bangkok and 3 nights in a villa at the 5-star Vijitt Resort Phuket. Amazing, right?

Enter your details here for a chance to win! 

As part of the competition, Brightsun are asking you guys to pick your top three experiences of things you’d love to do in Thailand. Even though I can’t enter myself (boooo), to give you some inspiration, here are my own three picks….

‘James Bond’ Island Tour

James Bond Island

In Phang Nga Bay, near Phuket, you’ll find the Ko Tapu rock formation – most recognisable from its appearance in James Bond movie ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’. Take an adventure around the bay by boat to see it up close by boat. As well as living the spy life as you cruise along in a speedboat, a visit to Phang Nga Bay is a chance to check out loads of the islands, rock formations and caves in the area. 

Watching some Muay Thai boxing

Womens Muay Thai

After watching some live NXT shows at Download festival, my reignited interest in watching people fight each other is definitely alive and well. Muay Thai boxing is a traditional Thai combat sport, known as “the art of eight limbs”. With music, ritual, bright lights and action, seeing this sport take place in its home country would definitely be pretty epic.

Shopping at a floating market

Bangkok floating market

Honestly, I don’t tend do a lot of shopping on holiday – unless it involves markets, and then I’m all over every stall and chance to haggle that I can find. Plenty of floating markets can be found near Bangkok, selling fruit, veggies, local food and crafts. You can either wait for the boats to come to you on the shore, or hire a boat yourself and get stuck in to find the best deals!

If you’ve entered the comp (which you 100% should), let me know what your top three choices would be in the comments. Fingers crossed for you, fabulous readers!

*Post written in collaboration with Brightsun Travel

The competition starts at 9:00am GMT on 1st of June 2017 and ends at 9:00am GMT on 28th of July 2017 (closing date). Entries received after the closing date of the competition will not be considered.


  • All about the floating Market! I’m also really keen to go to a proper Elephant reserve, you know, where they’re treated properly. I’m desperate to explore food markets, visit the grand palace and go on an island hopping tour. pretty much all the things, I know that’s more than three…

  • Becca Talbot

    Just entered this comp, how exciting! I don’t think the boxing would be my thing, but the floating market sounds amazing x

  • Yasmin Rebecca

    I’d LOVE to visit Thailand, it looks absolutely amazing and Phang Nga bay sounds like it would be on my list too! I’m also sooo fascinated by the floating markets, I really hope I get myself there one day!

    Great post, going to enter the competition now!

    Yasmin x
    The Sweet Seven Five

  • I was really disappointed when I went that I didn’t have time to fit in the floating markets – they look so cool!

  • Joanna Butler-Savage

    the beach, the food and the architecture

  • Michael Garlick

    The floating market, visiting an elephant reserve and enjoying the wonderful cuisine.

  • Fletcherdirect

    Visiting the muslim villages, Walk dogs on the beach (there are volunteer opportunities at the Lanta Animal Welfare in Koh Lanta for tourists) and visit the unicorn café in Bangkok!

  • Phil Morris

    For me it’s about the culture, and it’s food. The two are usually linked. 1. Floating Market 2.Eat some street food. 3. Travel into the jungle, and see how the locals harvest their produce.

  • Cate

    Oh my goodness, what an opportunity! I’m a photographer, so any of these experiences would be amazing from a photographers point of view! You’ve chosen 3 amazing experiences. I’d like to second your floating market (I mean! Ahhhhh-mazing!!!) I’d love to indulge in the amazing food and go to the jungle! There’s loads more I’d love to do too!

  • Samantha Ellershaw

    Puckett providence, golden temple, khai Yao

  • I’d totally go for trekking, whitewater rafting or zipline!

  • Stephanie Rose

    I’d want to do the floating markets, rafting and a zipline!