Thailand has some of the top luxury hotels and resorts in the world. Amazing views, incredibly awesome pool villas and some of the warmest hospitality and service that you will get. Any trip to Thailand is going to be memorable.
In this article, we look at 9 luxury hotels you have to see to believe. You are going to experience absolute luxury and although luxury doesn’t come cheap, a dream holiday awaits. Which one will you add to the top of your bucket list?
1. Keemala Luxury Boutique Resort
Hidden within a canopy of rainforest, each of the 1 and 2 bedroom Villas have been inspired by ancient mythic tribes and the result is a lavish array of exotic accommodation that mimics birds’ nests, tree houses, nomadic tents and Clay pods.
There is something alluring and intriguing about a resort that flies in the face of convention. Such a resort is Keemala – a new luxury hillside boutique retreat comprising 38 pool villas of unique and rare design. Hidden within a canopy of rainforest, each of the 1 and 2 bedroom Villas have been inspired by ancient mythic tribes and the result is a lavish array of exotic accommodation that mimics birds’ nests, tree houses, nomadic tents and Clay pods. Under each of the rustic facades however are oversized beds with Egyptian linens, stand alone bathtubs, 21st century amenities, and eclectic pieces that creates a unique sense of style, character and elegance.
In keeping with their overriding endeavour for rejuvenation and an enhancement to the quality of life, all of their 4 dining destinations offer a Healthy Living Cuisine version of their standard menu. Their Spa embraces traditional healing approaches and fuses them with the best modern pampering techniques. Happily however, in an effort to maintain true balance, they have an extraordinary wine list and the perfect locations in which to enjoy them.
2. Paresa Phuket
Perched hillside overlooking the Andaman Sea, this luxurious resort exalts in its mantra that it is ‘the heaven of all heavens’, and when you first arrive you indeed believe you have found Paradise.
Greeted by the Paresa staff (lovingly referred to as Angels) the views up and down the coast are breath taking, as are its lavish Suites and 2 and 3 Bedroom Villas. Each features a cliff hugging private pool with expansive Terrace with four poster sun lounge, indoor/outdoor bathrooms and contemporary décor using warm woods, white linens, local Thai artifacts and deluxe amenities.
Dining here is gourmet delight with Diavolo one of the best known Mediteranean restaurants in Phuket, while Talung Tai serves delicious authentic Thai cuisine. For those inspired by the culinary offerings, there is a Cooking School onsite as well as gym and decadent Spa inspired by Thai ancient healing using natural ingredients. By far the most memorable experiences are the Bespoke Adventures created specifically for you by the Paresa ‘Dream team’. Presented as an Experiences Menu it allows you to select from jungle treks, private island tours or even catching your lunch from a long tail boat and it is these little touches, together with its incredible location that will ensure that your stay at Paresa is long be remembered as ‘heavenly’.
3. Kamalaya Koh Samui
Kamalaya offers a synergistic wellness experience to help people reconnect to life’s potential and achieve optimal well being.
This multi-award winning Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa ideally located amid a tropical landscape on the southern coastline of Koh Samui. There are 75 rooms in total, all immersed in the beauty of nature and styled with elegant interiors and modern comforts. Kamalaya’s food and beverage areas are all in open-style interior settings with breathtaking views. The cuisine is an integral component of the holistic health concept.
The Wellness Sanctuary features open air treatment spaces as well as deluxe air-conditioned suites. There are over 70 certified wellness professionals at Kamalaya, including naturopaths, doctors of Chinese medicine, western medical doctors, registered nurses, nutritionists, life transformation experts, Ayurvedic and Thai therapists, fitness specialists and yoga, meditation and pranayama teachers.
4. Amanpuri Phuket
Amanpuri Phuket is set on a hillside overlooking a private white sand beach. A beautiful resort featuring contemporary Thai-style Pavilions & Villas, a stay here is a must!
Regarded as one of the most prestigious resorts in Thailand, Amanpuri Phuket is set hillside overlooking a private white sand beach. With views over beautiful turquoise waters, this resort is the perfect holiday destination.
Choose from one of the elegantly designed Pavilions or Villas that open onto outdoor sun decks & private dining terraces, or treat yourself to a little extra luxury by staying in one of the Pavilions that offer your own private pool. Go on, indulge yourself!
5. Six Senses Yao Noi
Six Senses Yao Noi will exceed all expectations.
Six Senses Yao Noi is located on a small island in Phang Nha Bay between Phuket and Krabi. Six Senses Yao Noi is a stunning luxury resort that provides those guests lucky enough to holiday here with an experience that will exceed all expectations. Spacious individual pool villas are scattered hillside affording privacy and elevated views. Relaxing, decadent and tranquil – this is a simply beautiful resort!
Beautifully catering to both couples and the family market, Six Senses has something for everyone. With plenty of activities available for both the kids and adults, you can be as busy or relaxed as you wish.
6. The Sarojin Khao Lak
Extraordinary hospitality with careful attention to detail and lavish personal service – and it achieves all this and more.
A multi-award winning boutique resort located in Khao Lak, comprising of 56 luxury guest residences overlooking tropical gardens. It’s the little touches that take a holiday at The Sarojin to a whole new level.
All day a la carte Champagne breakfast, weekly GM’s cocktail party, petal filled bath & candlelit bathroom prepared on your final night, extraordinary hospitality, romantic candlelit dinner in a location of your choice and so much more. A holiday at The Sarojin will never be forgotten!
7. Anantara Mai Khao Phuket
Spacious Thai influenced villas with large private pools and luxury amenities.
Tucked away in the charming tropical beauty of Mai Khao beach, Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas provides a luxurious retreat that opens out onto unspoiled panoramas. Awake to the sight of virgin sands backed by the lush vegetation of Sirinath National Park. Trek through the dense jungle by elephant to discover untouched island wonders.
Relax in your private pool villa surrounded by the finest materials and design. 91 private pool villas scattered harmoniously across a prime stretch of Mai Khao Beach are complimented by a host of services and facilities of the highest standard, including premium restaurants, bars and leisure facilities. A great choice for discerning couples or small families wanting a luxurious, tranquil and relaxing holiday in a spectacular setting.
8. The Sands By Katathani Khao Lak
Rest along the soft, golden sands at lively Nang Thong Beach, Khao Lak in Thailand. Embraced by lush green hills, The Sands Katathani Khao Lak comprises a tropical beachfront paradise, approximately 60 minutes from Phuket International Airport.
Featuring inviting color schemes and spacious layouts, the guestrooms and suites are designed to envelope guests in the natural ambiances which are: effortless, fresh, and tranquil. An inviting resort with tropical contemporary design and architecture.
9. Banyan Tree Phuket
Relax in your own pool villa at the Banyan Tree Phuket. The premier resort in the Laguna complex, the Banyan Tree Phuket is consistently ranked as one of the best properties in Asia.
Their luxurious free standing pool villas are located throughout the resort gardens offering guests a sense of privacy, tranquillity and space. Designed to reflect a traditional Thai home with a décor of rich woods and resplendent Thai silks, all villas feature the contemporary amenities one would expect in a luxury resort.
Whilst not beachfront, the Banyan Tree does have easy access to the white sands of Bang Tao Bay. Its beautifully landscaped resort grounds feature a lagoon and canals that provide the property with a sense of calm. On check in, each guest is allocated a bicycle for the duration of their stay for ease of movement around the vast resort grounds. Cooking classes, yoga, gym, kids club, indulgent Spa and golf lessons are just some of the guest activities on offer. Eclectic dining options are available at the resort and in addition to their 4 restaurants guests can take a Long Tail Boat Dinner cruise or have a romantic dinner in the middle of the lagoon.