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From dessert to body scrubs, enjoy the ultimate Big Mango experience with ONYX on your next trip to Bangkok

May 16, 2017 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

What is the sweet treat that best represents Bangkok? The iconic mango sticky rice, known locally as the khao niew mamuang, is undoubtedly the answer. Bangkok, also nicknamed the “Big Mango”, is a city that has arguably some of the best mangoes in the world. Each year, hundreds of thousands of mangoes – green and yellow, ripe and raw – are consumed in this city – in salads, sweets, snacks and much more. During the mango season between April and June, the entire city is filled with the sweet aroma of mangoes. Locals and tourists can easily find the juiciest mangoes in restaurants, supermarkets, and even, street stalls and wet markets. Here are two recommended spots for the freshest mangoes in downtown Bangkok:

Mae Varee

Located within the Thonglor area of Bangkok, Mae Varee is famous for its mango sticky rice. Open until 23:00, the shop offers a wide variety of mangoes of different sizes and price ranges, making it a must-go spot for tourists looking at souvenirs to bring home.

Khlong Toei Fresh Market

Khlong Toei Fresh Market is the biggest wet market in Bangkok and the one most visited by locals. Reachable via the MRT, visitors will find numerous fruit stalls selling mangoes and other fresh fruit at prices lower than those at the supermarket chains.

After a day of mango hunting around the city, guests are invited by ONYX Hospitality Group to enjoy a good night’s rest at one of its properties situated within the Big Mango, or even, to take the mango journey to the next level.

Home away from home at Shama Sukhumvit Bangkok

Located five minutes’ walk away from the Ploenchit BTS station, Shama Sukhumvit is a stylish serviced apartment that offers guests a perfect home away from home. Having one-bedroom to three-bedroom apartments, Shama Sukhumvit is the perfect choice for guests travelling with families or friends. With a fully equipped kitchen, guests can continue to enjoy mangoes in their cozy apartments, or even prepare a few mango sweet treats on their own. Shama Sukhumvit is offering a City Break Package starting from 12,540 THB (approx. 2,814 HKD), inclusive of a three-night stay in a One Bedroom apartment, roundtrip airport transfer, and guaranteed late check-out until 16:00. For more details and reservations, please visit http://www.shama.com/sukhumvit/hotelpackage/city-break-package_322.aspx.

Exterior of Shama Sukhumvit Bangkok

Enjoy mango sticky rice on your skin at Amari Watergate Bangkok

For those who can’t get enough of mango sticky rice, having a body treatment at Breeze Spa, which transforms the famous Thai dessert into a scrub therapy, is definitely an option to go for. An aromatic scrub infused with mango butter, creamy coconut and rice, together with a generous application of coconut milk, will provide skin-deep nourishment and a delicious treat. Breeze Spa at Amari Watergate Bangkok is located on the 8th floor, and is open between 10:00 and 22:00 every day. There are treatment rooms for couples, making it perfect for best friends to enjoy treatment together. Amari Watergate is also introducing the Super Saver Package. Starting from 6,079 THB (approx. 1,365 HKD), the three-day-two-night package includes 25% discount at Breeze Spa, 30% discount on food and beverage, and a complimentary upgrade from Deluxe King room to Grand Deluxe room. For details and reservations, please visit http://www.amari.com/watergate/hotelpackage/super-saver-package_161.aspx.

Mango sticky rice body scrub at Breeze Spa

Relax in luxurious comfort at Oriental Residence Bangkok

Oriental Residence Bangkok, situated only minutes away from an area with select shopping malls and the BTS Skytrain, is now offering the Romance Moment package catering to couples visiting the Big Mango. Starting from 12,237 THB (approx. 2,746 HKD), the three-day-two-night package includes a complimentary upgrade from Grand Deluxe King room to One Bedroom Corner Suite, Oriental Plus privileges such as afternoon tea, all-day refreshments and free flow of drinks at the Oriental Bar, daily breakfast for two, private chef for in-room dining with a complimentary bottle of wine, romantic turndown service, complimentary shuttle service to Phloen Chit and Chit Lom BTS stations, and guaranteed late check-out till 16:00. During the mango season, mango sticky rice and other mango desserts will be introduced to the private chef menu. At the same time, Oriental Bar, located on the 2nd floor of the hotel, will be offering two delightful cocktails – Mango Mojito and Mango Daiquiri. For details and reservations, please visit http://www.oriental-residence.com/hotelpackage/romance-moment_605.aspx.

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