by Cormack O'Connor in Cool Travel on Thursday 18 October 2012

If you’ve ever dreamed of having a baby elephant work out all your knots and pains, you can now be massaged by one at Thailand’s Bang Tao Beach. The master masseuses, Lucky and Lilly, are 3 and 4 year old beasts with a very beautiful nature. Having actually met the babies in real life, I can vouch for their welfare and say they live a pretty luxurious life. And while they weren’t offering massages when we last met, they did have some pretty slobbery kisses on offer. So if you’re in need of some quick relaxation, looking for an interesting experience, or just want to meet some elephants, Bang Tao Beach is the place. Be careful of the heat, though. The last time I set foot on Bang Tao Beach, I ended up with heatstroke.