Who doesn’t dream of jetting off to Thai paradise? Sugar white sands, turquoise blue waters and miles of gorgeous greenery. There are several ways in which tourists choose to travel around Thailand, exploring its natural beauty, fabulous people and culture and its top landmarks. Whether that be backpacking, day trips, planned tourist excursions etc. However, if you’re after a slow-paced and luxurious trip lapping up the hot sun, then you’re in for a treat! Thailand happens to be home to some of the world’s most ultra-luxurious resorts, whether that’s beach enclaves, urban hotels or jungle retreats. If you're a luxury lover, make sure to check out our series for more inspo.
Keemala Resort, Phuket 🏖️
With a distinctive design and extraordinary guest experiences, Keemala is one of Thailand’s top luxury resorts comprising 38 villas. A stunning resort hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Phuket, overlooking Kamala Village and the Andaman Sea. Curving shapes and a highly unusual architecture paired with beautiful interiors throughout, this resort screams luxury and is the ultimate relaxing retreat.
The spa treatments, holistic programs, gastronomic choices, activities, magical villas, and cottages provide something for everyone who stays here. Some would say that a trip to Keemala is a real escape from reality in which the accommodation you stay in blends into the gorgeous green canopy of rainforest behind the resort. Privacy is respected here, with each villa coming complete with its own pool. As well as the privilege of your own body of water, each villa is finished with captivating sea views, comfortable beds and spectacular bathrooms. Social spaces, including the main pool with its man-made waterfall, are a great way to socialise with other jet setters like yourself and to enjoy the lounges and swim-up bar.
Dining at Keemala is as grand as everything else featured here. Whether you fancy a traditional Thai dish, unique Indian cuisine, or something light and refreshing, the experienced chefs at Mala Restaurant will be sure to cover every tastebud and desire.
Four Seasons Resort, Koh Samui ☀️
Four Seasons hotels are synonymous with luxury, comfort and high quality service across the globe therefore, you know that this resort is bound to be a Thai treat! This hotel oozes luxury considering its a 5* and boasts stunning facilities and rooms for guests. Despite its modern and fabulous 4 Seasons touches, this hotel still perfectly blends in with its spectacular natural environment. Set on a tropical hillside that opens up into the crystal clear waters of Koh Samui, this is just one of many stunning luxury hotels in Thailand.
Modern amenities can be enjoyed by guests throughout the villa such as; an infinity pool with seascape views to a state-of-the-art fitness centre and, of course, speedy Wi-fi. The Four Seasons on site spa is totally luxurious with guests able to enjoy traditional Thai massages and other relaxing treatments. If you are after sheer indulgence with beautiful beaches like this private stretch that looks out onto the mystical Gulf of Siam, relaxing experiences and gorgeous food and drink then this calm and serene hotel is for you.
The dining options here are more or less endless! With the ‘Koh Thai Kitchen’ serves a great selection of Southern Thai food and offers incredible views from its prime location up high on the hillside. Other dining options for slightly more western dishes can be found at the ‘Pla Pla’ restaurant and for those who fancy a handcrafted cocktail, should head over to the ‘Cocorum Bar’ for an evening of laughs and good drinks!
Soneva Kiri, Koh Kood, Trat 🌊
Unparalleled luxury meets eco-friendly design. Soneva Kiri is nestled within lush tropical rainforest on an unspoiled island with some of the best beaches in Thailand. A slightly more remote hotel but, only a 60 minute flight from Bangkok on the resort’s private plane, this is a must to add to your list when visiting the naturally gorgeous Koh Kood. Not only one of Thailand’s best hotels but, one of the worlds most luxury hotels on the market, this ticks every box for a dream holiday.
The stunning Soneva Kiri consists of 36 resort villas and offers an unrivalled combination of luxury, environmentally friendly design and unforgettable, authentic Thai experiences. Guests can enjoy a number of stunning infinity pools, impossibly chic furnishings, personal electric buggies, and impeccable service courtesy of private butlers. There is endless fun here at Soneva Kiri, with everyone in the family amused at all times. Whether you want to lay back in the Summer sun and tan yourself on the white sands of its beach or, enjoy the facilities such as the; open air cinema, chocolate and ice crema parlour, immersive dinner experiences or diving in the stunning wtares that surround you, you will not be bored easily here!
The resort boasts luxury villas that blend seamlessly with the island’s natural beauty. Featuring a calm and serene interior throughout, inspired by nature and built to accentuate the beauty of their idyllic island locations. If you're feeling inspired to stay at an eco-resort, check out our top recommendations.
Sovena Foundation - “In 2008, we introduced a 2% environmental levy on all stays. This goes towards the Soneva Foundation, which invests in a variety of projects that have a positive environmental, social and economic impact, offsetting direct and indirect carbon emissions, such as resort activities and guest flights.”
Six Sense, Ko Yao Noi, Phuket 🌺
Six sense, set on Koh Yao Noi, a stunning but peaceful island, located between Phuket and Krabi. This is one of the two Six Sense resorts in Thailand and is definitely up there with rankings of top places to stay if you’re after luxury in Thailand! Set into a hill in what appears from the outside to be dense jungle; thatch-roofed villas are dotted around a steep hill that runs down to the sea. The hotel's remote location, far from the tourist hoards, makes this a holiday to remember, with guests making the most of the serene and picturesque location that they are staying in.
With a stunning, and insanely photogenic hilltop infinity pool, guests staying here are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing where to kick back and relax. Six Sense has a beautiful serene stretch fo white sands, where guests can either catch some ryas or partake in some snorkelling along the rocky shoreline. What else is on offer here? Make the most of your time in Phuket and join in with some fabulous activities such as; Qi gong, yoga, mini-massages, reflexology workshops – and the watersports centre has free-to-use stand-up paddleboards, kayaks and windsurfing boards.
Like most other luxury resorts dotted throughout Thailand, villas and rooms here place emphasis on space, privacy and nature. The thatched roof rooms are decorated beautifully, with interiors featuring driftwood canopy beds, citrus-coloured sofas, sunken bathtubs and outdoor showers feature in the woody rooms.
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