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Explorar Hotels & Resorts Announces Winner of ‘Best Job In The World’ Competition

Explorar Hotels & Resorts Announces Winner of ‘Best Job In The World’ Competition

[Thailand, 20 June 2023] – Explorar Hotels & Resorts, the pioneering and authentic hospitality brand revolutionising the way we travel, is thrilled to announce two winners of its highly coveted ‘Best Job In The World’ competition. After an extensive search, Aleksandra, also known as @agontsarova on Instagram, and Marta, also known as martasielska.pl have emerged as victors, securing a two-month collaboration with Explorar Hotels & Resorts.

Aleksandra, a seasoned content manager renowned for her expertise in the travel industry, has successfully managed iconic travel pages such as @luxuryworldtraveler, @thesunsecretioncollection, and @accessitaly. Her exceptional storytelling skills and eye for captivating visuals have made her a sought-after influencer in the travel community.

Marta, drawing on her extensive experience in digital marketing, has shifted her professional interests to become a passionate travel content creator. She fostered a robust presence on digital platforms such as YouTube and Instagram, dedicating a significant portion of her recent years to specialising in the stunning portrayal of Thailand’s enchanting landscapes. Her endeavours involve guiding her followers with valuable travel advice, suggesting hotel options, and exposing them to the local culture – a commitment that has culminated in her co-authoring an e-book guide about Thailand.

As the winners of the ‘Best Job In The World’ competition, Aleksandra and Marta will have the unique opportunity to live in-house at Explorar Hotels & Resorts and indulge in all that the enchanting Koh Samui and Koh Phangan islands have to offer. With a blend of leisure, remote working facilities, relaxation, and discovery, Explorar Hotels & Resorts provides a modern cultural getaway for friends, couples, and digital nomads seeking to Experience, Exchange, and Exhale.

“We are delighted to have Aleksandra and Marta as the winners of our ‘Best Job In The World’ competition,” said Tim Sargeant, Co-founder & CMO of Explorar Hotels & Resorts. “We were seeking influencers who were keen on staying in a destination for a little longer than usual! Their passion for travel, coupled with their exceptional content creation skills, perfectly align with our vision of redefining the travel experience. We look forward to showcasing the wonders of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan through their unique perspectives.”

During their two-month collaboration, Aleksandra and Marta will document their immersive experiences, providing their followers with an authentic glimpse into the hidden gems, cultural richness, and unparalleled beauty of the islands. From tranquil beaches to vibrant local markets, they will capture the essence of these destinations, sharing their adventures with a global audience.

“I am incredibly grateful to have been chosen for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” expressed Aleksandra. “Explorar Hotels & Resorts has created an innovative concept that encompasses everything I am passionate about: travel, exploration, and meaningful experiences. I am excited to embark on this journey with Marta and share the magic of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan with the world.”

Marta echoed the sentiment, saying, “Joining Aleksandra on this adventure is a dream come true. We share a deep love for travel and a commitment to showcasing the beauty and authenticity of different destinations. Together, we aim to inspire and guide our audience, offering them a truly immersive experience through our content.”

Follow the story by following @Explorarkohsamui, @Explorarkohphangan, @agontsarova, and @martasielskaon Instagram for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Aleksandra and Marta’s exploration of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan islands in collaboration with Explorar Hotels & Resorts.

Explorar Take-Over at Mrs B – Pop up in Phuket

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Explorar Take-Over at Mrs B – Pop up in Phuket

Join us for an exclusive takeover event with Explorar Hotels & Resorts culinary ‘pop-up’ team at Mrs B on Wednesday 17 June. Experience holistic mixology paired 4-course dinner by Explorar’s Culinary Director Raphael Kinomo and Head of Mixology, Joey Lai with Dj Tim Sargeant keeping the ambient settings under control behind the wheels of steel.

Priced at THB 2,000 + per guest for the 4-course menu, a vegetarian option is available.

19/1 Lagoon Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang
Phuket, 83110 Thailand

E [email protected]
T +66 (0) 93 586 9828

Samui Elephant Spa: An Unforgettable Adventure with Gentle Giants

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Samui Elephant Spa: An Unforgettable Adventure with Gentle Giants

Welcome to Samui Elephant Spa, where majestic elephants roam freely in a lush paradise. Prepare yourself for a day filled with incredible experiences, heartwarming encounters, and a deep connection with these magnificent creatures. In this blog, we’ll take you through the delightful itinerary that awaits you at Samui Elephant Spa.

Before we embarked on our adventure, we took a moment to understand the importance of an elephant sanctuary like Samui Elephant Spa. Unlike traditional elephant tourist attractions, this sanctuary prioritizes the well-being and happiness of these gentle giants. They provide a safe and nurturing environment where elephants can roam freely, engage in natural behaviours, and receive proper care from experienced mahouts (elephant caretakers).

The journey begins by preparing a special treat for our elephant friends. Under the guidance of knowledgeable staff, we learnt how to mix rice and bananas, creating a nutritious and delicious supplement meal that elephants adore. This activity allows you to contribute to the elephants’ well-being actively and serves as a bonding experience between you and these incredible animals.

After preparing the elephants’ meal, it was time to meet these magnificent creatures up close and personal. We were introduced to these gentle giants, each with unique personalities and stories. As we offered them the food we prepared, we witnessed their sheer joy and gratitude, creating a connection and building trust between us and the elephants.

It was time to venture into the breathtaking jungle alongside the elephants. Surrounded by the serene beauty of nature, we witnessed these remarkable animals exploring, foraging, and interacting within their natural habitat.

Accompanied by experienced guides, we embarked on a scenic trek, where the elephants led the way. Returning from the jungle, we prepared to get a little dirty as the elephants guided us towards a muddy oasis. The therapeutic mud not only provides a cooling respite but also helps to protect the elephants’ sensitive skin. This playful activity allows you to experience the elephants’ joyful nature firsthand. We joined them in the mud bath, and it was truly an unforgettable experience.

Once we finished the mud bath, we headed to the river for a refreshing experience. We grabbed a brush and joined the elephants in the river. It was very surprising to notice how thick the elephant’s skin is. As the scrubbing session came to an end and the day drew to a close, it was time to indulge in one more unique experience—a Thai noodle soup cooking class. Led by skilled local chefs, we learnt the secrets of creating authentic Thai flavours. From selecting fresh ingredients to mastering the art of balancing flavours, you’ll create a delicious bowl of Thai noodle soup. This culinary adventure serves as a perfect finale to a day filled with remarkable encounters and an empty stomach!

Samui Elephant Spa offers an enchanting and ethical elephant sanctuary experience that leaves a lasting impact on both you and the elephants. From preparing food for these gentle giants to walking alongside them in the jungle, indulging in mud baths and river play, and finally, engaging in a Thai cooking class, every moment is filled with wonder, joy, and a deep connection with nature. Discover for yourself and embark on this incredible journey creating memories that will stay with you forever.

Explorar Hotels & Resorts Influencer Competition: ‘Best Job In The World’

Explorar Hotels & Resorts Influencer Competition: ‘Best Job In The World’

Explorar Hotels & Resorts today announced the official launch of their “Best Job in the World” competition in search of a full-time social media influencer to develop content and videos for their social media channels. The winner of the competition will have the opportunity to live in the hotel full-time for two months, creating content for the brand while travelling to different locations showcasing the destination, culture, and experiencing the finest of the hospitality industry.

The competition is open to both individual and pair influencers that are passionate about travel, hospitality, and creating engaging content. Applicants must have a strong social media presence and be able to demonstrate their ability to generate high-quality content that resonates with a wide audience, as well as be ready to live the Explorar Hotels & Resorts lifestyle for two months or longer on Thailand’s legendary Koh Samui or Koh Phangan islands.

“Being such a digitally forward-thinking and content-driven brand, we’re excited to launch this competition and find the best social media influencer to join our team,” said Tim Sargeant, Co-founder & CMO of Explorar Hotels & Resorts. “Our goal is to show the world our hotels and destination through the eyes of a creative content creator, while also providing them with an incredible opportunity to live and work in our properties and experience the best of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, Thailand.”

The competition will last one month, from May 5 to June 5, 2023, and entrants must submit a short video displaying their unique content-creating skills in line with the Explorar Hotels & Resorts concept and distinctive offering to guests. To be eligible, the entry must include the hashtags @explorarhotels and #BestJobInTheWorld. Explorar Hotels & Resorts representatives will judge the videos. The winner will be revealed at the conclusion of the competition and will begin their new full-time position as a social media influencer.

The winner of the competition will be a full-time influencer for Explorar Hotels & Resorts creating engaging content for the hotel’s social media channels, including Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. They will be in charge of creating high-quality movies, images, and textual content that represent the hotels, the destination, and the region’s culture. The winner will live in the hotel full-board (food, drink, and laundry included), as well as have access to all of the hotel’s daily activities, services, and facilities, as well as travel to various spots in the region to capture the essence of the destination.

“This is truly the best job in the world,” Tim Sargeant exclaimed. “We can’t wait to see the incredible content that our new social media influencer will create, and we are thrilled to have them on board.”

For more information about the “Best Job in the World” competition and to apply, please visit the Explorar Hotels & Resorts website.

Celebrate Songkran 2023 with Explorar Hotels & Resorts.

Songkran is one of Thailand’s most important festivals, commemorating the traditional Thai New Year. The festival, held annually from April 13th to 15th, is famous for its water fights and splashing of water on friends and family. Koh Samui, an island in the Gulf of Thailand, is a popular Songkran tourist destination. 

The centuries-old Thai festival pay homage to elders with traditional ceremonies and festive activities. Based on the Buddhist lunar calendar, the festival coincides with the arrival of spring, making it a time of renewal and new beginnings. 

Songkran celebrations take place all over the Kingdom, with Koh Samui and Koh Phangan being popular destinations for tourists looking to experience the festival. The streets are lined with people armed with water guns, buckets, and hoses, all eager to participate in the festival’s signature water fights. 

Traditional ceremonies such as merit-making at local temples are also happening for those seeking a more cultural Songkran. Thais make offerings to the monks and receive blessings for the new year and water fights. Furthermore, many Thais perform a ritual known as Rod Nam Dum Hua, in which they pour scented water over the hands of their elders as a sign of respect and to seek their blessings. 

Songkran is also a time for feasting. To cater to the diverse range of visitors on the island, local restaurants and street vendors sell traditional Thai food such as som tam (papaya salad), pad thai, and mango sticky rice, as well as international cuisine through-out the holiday. 

Explorar Koh Samui and Explorar Koh Phangan guests can celebrate Songkran with a special Explorar Songrakn Festivities Kit, which includes a water gun, waterproof covers for valuables, and other items. On 14th April from 2 pm, guests can also enjoy Good Times & Tan Lines’ ‘Songkran Edition’ with DJs, live BBQs, Drink Specials, and more.

Koh Samui’s Famed Fishermans Village

Koh Samui is a beautiful tropical island located off the coast of Thailand, known for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and delicious seafood. If you’re planning a trip to Koh Samui and want to experience a more laid-back and authentic side of the island, Fisherman’s Village is the place to be.

Located in the bustling town of Bo Phut, Fisherman’s Village is a charming and picturesque stretch of road lined with colourful shophouses, seafood restaurants, and souvenir shops. It’s the perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon strolling along the streets, browsing the boutiques, and trying out the local food.

One of the highlights of Fisherman’s Village is the weekly walking street market, held every Friday evening. The market is filled with stalls selling a wide variety of goods, from handmade crafts and souvenirs to clothing, jewellery, and local snacks. It’s a great opportunity to pick up some unique gifts or souvenirs or simply soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the live music and street performances.

Aside from the walking street market, there are plenty of other things to do and see in Fisherman’s Village. You can visit the local temple, Wat Plai Laem, which is known for its giant statue of Guanyin, the Buddhist goddess of mercy. Or, you can take a boat tour from the pier and explore the nearby islands and beaches.

Of course, no trip to Fisherman’s Village is complete without trying some of the local seafood. The restaurants and food stalls in the area serve up a variety of fresh and tasty dishes, from spicy shrimp curry to grilled squid and fish. Whether you’re a seafood lover or not, you’ll find something to enjoy in Fisherman’s Village.

Overall, Fisherman’s Village is a must-visit destination for anyone visiting Koh Samui. It’s a great place to relax and unwind, experience the local culture, and indulge in some delicious food. So, if you’re planning a trip to the island, make sure to add Fisherman’s Village to your list of places to visit.