Whilst Bangkok is a cool 27 degrees and low-humidity haven at this time of year, it’s always refreshing to get out of the city – be it even just for the weekend. As a wonderful way to ease your mind, indulge your senses, and escape the never-ending buzz of the city, we’ve put together four resort weekend trips to inspire you this January. Go on one of them or go on all of them, and prepare a big fat red marker to check off this one resolution for the new year already: to travel brilliantly.

Resolutions in mind, our theme for weekend trips in January is that of reset-button-like relaxation, and recovering from the post-festive season madness (and the maddening calories we consumed). Think, resorts and retreats. Hidden sanctuaries. Blissful beaches. A sun-kissed nose deep into a novel on self care. Eat Pray Love your heart out. Just a few car or flight hours away from Bangkok, here are our top picks.

Featured and Hero image credits: SO Sofitel Hua Hin