Last week I enjoyed a cup of tea with an elephant. It’s not something you do everyday. And he was good enough to carry the pot of tea himself, using his very adaptable trunk. This gorgeous, new experience is available at the Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort, a beautiful colonial style property overlooking the Krabi Islands, where the James Bond film ‘Man with the Golden Gun’ was shot. The staff set up a decadent spread near the pool, including chicken sandwiches, chocolate and strawberry jelly cakes, rice paper rolls, iced tea, espresso and more. Then the special guest, four-year-old male elephant Som Chai (meaning strong man) made his entrance. This is a wonderful experience for Frequent Small Flyers (FSF’s) who get to feed the elephant bananas and have their photo taken with him, while mum and dad enjoy a decadent high tea. I must say Som Chai, who lives at a local elephant orphanage, was a delightful afternoon tea guest – even if he did give me a cheeky whack in the back with his ear. Why not add it to your itinerary when next visiting Thailand!