Ever thought about visiting Thailand? We’ve chosen some great spots to stay at if you want to take the trip.
1. Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
Perched on a ridge overlooking the hills of Myanmar and Laos and the confluence of the Mekhong and Ruark rivers, Anantara Resort and Spa Golden Triangle is as enchanting as the region in which it’s located. Explore the surrounding forest on an elephant. Spend the day rejuvenating at the spa. Anantara’s deluxe accommodations and amenities ensure that every moment is perfectly memorable.
This 77-roomed upcountry retreat is something very special. Rooms offer Lanna silks, tribal cottons and teak furnishings along with large bathtubs and local crafts. There are 19 suites and 58 deluxe rooms, all with balconies overlooking the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos and offering exquisite views of rolling mountains, bamboo forests and glimpses of elephants – a landscape rich in Thai Lanna heritage. Rooms all have two-person sharing terrazzo tubs that can be opened up via sliding doors onto the bedroom. Suites have separate walk-in showers as well.
2. Anantara Phuket Villas
It is the beginning of a story, of island charm and tropical beauty. Of jasmine garlands, strung by a nimble hand. Of elephant treks through untouched jungle, morning dives into Andaman reefs brimming with life and romantic candlelit dinners. It is a story you’ll live out at in a luxury pool villa set within the lush grounds of Anantara Phuket Resort & Spa.
Guest response and rave reviews have confirmed Anantara’s luxury Phuket resort as one of the most desirable destinations in Thailand. Each of 83 private Phuket pool villas creates a haven of peace and tranquility, whilst our restaurants, bars and leisure facilities tantalise the taste buds and stimulate the senses. The full delights of Anantara Phuket Resort & Spa are ready for you to enjoy.
3. Amanpuri, Thailand
Amanpuri (which means “peaceful place”) was the very first Amanresort. It is located within a former coconut plantation overlooking the Andaman Sea on the west coast of Phuket. Amanpuri is entirely self-contained on a verdant peninsula sloping down to Pansea Beach and its pristine, sheltered cove.
4. Four Seasons Koh Samui
One need to look no further than the private infinity pools that each room of the Virtuoso property, Four Seasons Koh Samui comes equipped with to appreciate that this hotel in Thailand is the pinnacle of tropical luxury. And if one infinity pool isn’t enough, then you’ll be pleased to find out that the larger villas feature two of them, along with private bars, thatched-canopy covered outdoor dining areas, sun decks, and even a ‘mae baan’ Thai for live-in housekeeper.
And while you’re swimming in these seemingly endless pools, you’ll be overlooking gorgeous panoramic views of Laem Yai Bay, the island of Pha Ngan, and the Gulf of Siam. The insides of the room at Four Seasons Koh Samui feature sleek wooden furniture, high speed internet access; 32′ LCD screen TVs, marble dining tables, iPod docking stations and stereo systems, and private bars. Best of all, for an alfresco bathing experience, sliding glass doors open to wooden decks with outdoor rain showers.
This luxurious hideaway is the baby of Anthony Lark, the man who made the Amanpuri name synonymous with ultra-luxury chic retreats. When you see your Trisara pool villa, you’ll realize that there are pool villas and then there are Trisara pool villas. Everything, not least your 10-meter private horizon pool, is palatial at Trisara. The beds are positioned to overlook each villa’s gorgeous private swimming pool and, beyond, the Andaman Sea. Recline on one of your twin sundecks that jut like planks, leaving you suspended over swaying palms, and savour your slice of paradise. Decoration in your oasis is minimalist. There meticulous and understated style, beautifully furnished and majestic in size. The bathrooms are outfitted with outdoor, open-to-the-moonlight shower. And if that weren’t enough, the masseuses who staff the six spa suites were handpicked from across the kingdom.
6. The Ritz-Carlton Phulay Bay
Venture to a captivating corner of the world, where glistening sands and blue skies converge with the Andaman Sea, and where the charm and natural beauty of Thailand blends with an aura of serenity and discovery. Once there, The Ritz Carlton Phulay Bay, envelops you in an incomparable setting featuring Luxury villas in Thailand conveniently located 40 minutes from Krabi International Airport and two hours from Phuket International Airport, Outstanding opportunities to explore the area’s wealth of natural beauty with pristine islands and Panom Benja National Park, Personalized service to attend to your needs and whims, 24-hours-a-day, Spacious, luxuriously appointed Krabi villas set in tropical gardens or featuring ocean views, Lavish amenities, including rainforest showers, indoor and outdoor baths, spacious walk-in wardrobes and verandas with lounge beds, Alluring facilities, including an infinity pool, destination spa, fitness center, shopping, cooking classes and Thai Batik painting. Thailand luxury villas are complemented by a selection of casual and formal dining, including gourmet Royal Thai specialties, extensive wine lists, live entertainment and captivating views. Unique event space that accommodates up to 80, perfect for weddings, with a dedicated catering manager to ensure that your requests are satisfied.
7. Banyan Tree Phuket
Bordered by the golden sands and gentle waves of the Andaman Sea, Thailand, Banyan Tree Phuket is an oasis of peace and tranquility. A tropical paradise of extraordinary natural beauty, it has earned many an accolade from leading magazines the world over. Exuding seclusion, luxury and romance, this exotic hideaway boasts only the finest facilities and ambience. A ‘Land of Smiles’ indeed under the sheltering canopy of the Banyan Tree.
Located on the shores of Bang Tao Bay in the northwest of Phuket island in Southern Thailand, Banyan Tree Phuket is just a 20-minute drive away from Phuket International Airport and a 25-minute drive from Phuket town. It is part of Laguna Phuket, Asia’s first integrated resort, which consists of five luxury hotels, six palm-fringed lagoons, 600 acres of parkland, three kilometers of pristine beach and an outstanding array of recreational and dining facilities.
8. AKA Resort and Spa
AKA Resort is an exclusive lakeside retreat situated in one of Thailand’s most traditional locations, Hua Hin. Fringed by mountains and lakes, the resort offers monastic tranquility and the utmost privacy.
Villas are places around the resort’s ten acres of verdant tropical landscape. All include private infinity pools, garden terraces and roof gardens. The spa services provided are top rated. The resort is a 2.5 hour drive or 30 minute flight from Bangkok.
9. Belmond Napasai
Napasai is a blissful retreat in a cashew nut grove, beside a fabulous beach and lagoon, on Koh Samui, an island just of Thailand’s south-east coast. The resort is easily accessible, yet so peaceful and relaxing it could be a world away.
Days roll lazily by: water buffalo graze in the grounds, guests enjoy spa treatments outside by the ocean, romantic tables are set by the water’s edge, cool towels are brought to sunbathers beneath the trees.
Anyone who dreams of staying here forever can purchase one of the spacious cliffside villas to enjoy their personal oasis in the sun.
10. Rayavadee, Thailand
The exquisite Rayavadee is located on the edge of a lush national park and bordered by three beaches. This impeccable resort offers luxury villas and plush pavilions, some of which feature Jacuzzis and hydro pools and all recently refurbished with a contemporary tropical decor. State-of-the-art amenities lend an air of convenience and ease to these accommodations, further complemented by a stunning spa and complete with service that is truly in a class by itself.