Introduction: luxury hotels
Booking your trip abroad to Thailand can be overwhelming, but why should it be when the Southeast Asian country screams tranquility? From lush jungles that meet staggering beaches to perpetual wildlife that encompass wild elephants, you can’t go wrong with any of these luxury hotels of the world.
The first decision I always make when booking any trip is my hotel accommodation and when traveling abroad, I typically choose an all-inclusive hotel, which inspired me to assemble a list of dumbfounding luxury hotels in Thailand for you to consider
Located in Krabi, this Ritz-Carlton Reserve provides you with an infinity pool with oceanside views. All guests experience personal butler service and the villas are equipped with a private pool and garden.
The hotel has claimed many titles, including the Best Luxury Boutique Hotel in Thailand in 2019 by Luxury Lifestyle Awards and made the list of Top 15 Best Hotels in Asia in 2019 by Fodor’s Travels Finest Hotels.
Whether you’re craving Mediterranean, American, Thai, or other International fares of the world, the dining experience at Phulay Bay has you covered.
Start your days with a Thai massage at their 11-treatment room spa. Spend your afternoons either hiking through the jungle to the Naga mountains or taking a long-tail boat ride to Hong Island.
Located in the heart of Bangkok, this hotel is best known for its rooftop restaurant where you can dine underneath the stars while overlooking the bustling city. The hotel’s Moon Bar that is located on the 61st floor has made it on the Top 10 Rooftop Bars in the World.
There are several accommodation options at the Banyan Tree luxury hotel, with rooms ranging from 474 sq ft for a one-bedroom suite or up to 2,196 sq ft for a two-story Presidential Suite that offers panoramic views.
Take off on the Apsara Dinner Cruise along the Chao Phraya River, take a five-minute walk down to Lumpini Park to take a paddleboat around the lake, enjoy a couples massage at the Banyan Tree Spa, or take a water taxi to explore the city – maybe even winding up at the Chatuchak Weekend Market!
This pet-friendly, 30-square mile luxury hotel offers 74 villas that are all equipped with private pools and views of the Gulf of Thailand.
Explore all that Koh Samui has to offer. Known for its white sandy beaches, dive into the culture of the city by visiting Angthong National Marine Park. There, you can explore some of the 42 islands by scuba diving, snorkeling, or kayaking. The Big Budha Temple, built-in 1792, is another major attraction for visitors that come from every corner of the world..
On-site activities at the W include the state-of-the-art FIT Gym and the Away Spa. You can grab a bite to eat or enjoy a cocktail at WOOBAR, NAMU, or SIP bar.
Receiving second place in Travel + Leisure USA’s “Worlds Best Hotels 2020”, the Lebua at State Tower luxury hotel offers every visitor a room with a suite, with private balconies to enjoy the vibrant city lights of Bangkok included.
Their website states that,
“Bar-hopping isn’t door to door, but floor to floor,”
with restaurants and bars throughout the hotel’s floors. Experience fine-dining under the stars at their rooftop restaurant on the 63rd floor called Sirocco or belly up to the bar on the 51st floor at Lebua No. 3, named the world’s tallest gin, caviar, and vodka bar.
Explore nearby attractions like the famous Jim Thompson House of the Bangkok Art and Culture Center which are only a few train stops away from Lebua at State Tower.
Enjoy the forest and bay scenery at your private infinity pool villa suites, ranging from one to four bedrooms at Six Sense Yao Noi.
With four different hotel restaurants to choose from, a Six Senses Spa to find your zen, or a Watersports Center, you won’t ever have a boring moment on this island retreat. Explore the local caves and lagoons by kayak or visit a rubber tree plantation if you want to get away from the hotel for a day.
Peak season at this luxury hotel is from October to April but there’s never a bad time to visit.
Don’t namaste-in-bed all morning and enjoy the complimentary yoga offered at SALA Samui Resort every morning from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Explore Choengmon Beach by kayak or paddleboard, get your cardio on at the gym on-site, and enjoy on the beach under the stars. The hotel also offers cooking classes and private island tours at an additional cost for guests.
Wine and dine at the SALA Samui restaurant or the beach bar or enjoy Italian eats at Pangaea. Private dining beach-side is also offered.
Most villas are equipped with a private pool and an outdoor shower and daybed.
The Birds Nest Pool Villa’s that are offered by Keemala Resort were inspired by the Rung-Nok Clan (Nest Clan). The Nest Clan was a group of people including artists, musicians, astrologers, philosophers, and poets, and were seen as more superior and creative than others. Their creativity and desire to be exclusive is what prompted the design of these nests.
The resort includes private pools, the MALA spa, several dining locations, and a MALA bar to enjoy sunset cocktails.
Although the resort is nestled in the forest, there are several beaches close by including Kamala Beach, Patong Beach, Laem Singh, Nai Thon, and Mai Khao Beach.
Look out your floor-to-ceiling window in your luxury hotel villa at Cape Yamu to the Andaman Sea at COMO Point Yamu Resort, located on the eastern peninsula of Phuket.
Enjoy Thai cuisine at Nahmyaa restaurant or Italian cuisine at La Sirena. On the first Saturday of every month, the hotel features a Wellness Brunch that is poolside which begins with a yoga session, transitions to mini-massages, and ends with a well-balanced, delicious meal.
Experience Phuket’s jungles by going on an ATV tour, dive into the Khai Islands to go snorkeling or take a hike at one of the three routes near the resort.
If a romantic getaway is what you’re seeking, then this 5-star Banyan Tree Phuket resort burrowed on the white sands of Bang Tao Beach is for you.
Plunge in Thai fare on the Sanya Rak Dinner Cruise and take a walk on the beach at sunset.
You have the choice between one, two, or three-bedroom villas that feature private pools and greenery for up to six guests.
You can enjoy dinner and drinks between six restaurants and two bars, featuring fresh seafood and a variety of cultural cuisines.
The Shore at Katathani is another luxurious oasis that offers villas with private pools and panoramic sea views. Every room offers a bathroom with a rain shower, a lounge, with contemporary designs that have a touch of oriental representation.
The Harbor Restaurant, located inside the hotel, offers American breakfasts and your choice of organic, Thai, and international cuisines for lunch and dinner.
Located 20 minutes South of Patong Beach and 50 minutes from Phuket, The Shore at Katathani offers guests an unforgettable experience by the sea.
Regardless of what city you choose to visit in the Land of Smiles, you can’t mess your trip up with these top 10 luxury hotels. From Bangkok to Phuket and beyond, the friendly locals will welcome you with open arms as you see for yourself the wonders of Thailand that everyone’s been raving about.