Deciding which hotels are going to make it into this list – and which ones won’t be displayed – hasn’t been harder for any other country than it’s been for Thailand. There are simply too many extremely luxurious properties located throughout the whole country and especially so on Koh Samui and Phuket, so it was very hard to choose.
We think, the following 16 hotels might be your best bet if you’re looking for the most amazing hotels in Thailand.
“Standard” rooms, if you can call them that, start between US$100 and US$3,000 a night. The good thing about some of the really large villas is, that they often offer five or more bedrooms so you could split the cost with your friends.
Here are our top picks for, the most amazing hotels in Thailand:
You can see the characteristic limestone rocks in the Andaman Sea right from your bed or own infinity pool if you decide to stay at the Six Senses Yao Noi, located on the island Koh Yao Noi about 45 minutes by speedboat from Phuket.
We’ve had the pleasure of spending 5 nights at this stunning resort. The Santhiya Koh Yao Yai, just south of Koh Yao Noi, is the only affordable property on this list. Rooms start at US$100, your own pool villas are roughly $200, the really nice ones with infinity pools looking out to sea will set you back $300, and even the huge two story villas with room for up to six people usually won’t cost you more than $400 to $500 depending on the season. Excellent value!
The villas are all built in traditional Thai style so this place is really authentic too.
Along with the Lebua at State Tower (Hangover II), the Moon Bar up on the equally amazing Banyan Tree hotel belongs to the very best in Bangkok. The Moon Bar will most likely not be as crowded with selfie-taking tourists and thus a bit more classy, however the prices are not significantly lower. Expect to pay at least US$15 for a proper drink up here.
Some of the largest private pools you’ll ever see, are part of the Banyan Tree Phuket. The really long pools reach out right into the lake, or towards the beach, depending on what villa you settle for. There are a few villas that come with a water-surrounded massage parlour, with unlimited massages included throughout your stay.
This resort has probably got the only infinity pool in the world from which you can view three countries. All at the same time in the same direction! Thailand right in front of you, Myanmar further back, and the mountains in the distance belong to Laos. Not to mention the Anantara Golden Triangle itself is pretty amazing too, with lots of great view spots. However if you decide to come during winter, be prepared for night temperatures of only 15°C (59°F), which Thailand usually isn’t known for.
The third Banyan Tree property on this list, and they just don’t get boring. If you’re going to Koh Samui and you’re willing to splash your cash, then the Banyan Tree is the place to go.
Located right beneath some of the most beautiful limestone formations around Krabi, the Rayavadee has got an amazing setting to offer for sure. Not only do the beach and restaurant indulge you with these fantastic views, but also the private pool villas are located just next to some of these beautiful rocks!
Soneva is known for a few of the most luxurious resorts in the entire world, such as the Gili Lankanfushi in the Maldives. They’ve also set foot in Thailand, with the Soneva Kiri located on the sparsely populated island of Koh Kood. They’ll even fly you there on their own plane straight from Bangkok! I guess if you can rack up the US$3,000 a night for the “basic” villas, you don’t have to worry about the cost of a private flight…
Pictures say more than 1,000 words… Unfortunately these villas at Trisara, Phuket will also set you back more than US$1,000 per night…but with stunning views like this, its no surprise.
Would you rather spend the afternoon sitting in your own hot tub or chill in your super modern infinity pool? The choice is yours at the Vana Belle Koh Samui. It’s part of the Luxury Collection and thus part of the SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) programme with all the benefits resulting from that.
Ritz-Carlton has got one property in Thailand. It is located in Krabi and especially famous for its beautiful, relaxing, tropical themed spa. Besides that, of course their “rooms” at Phulay Bay are pretty decent too.
That bedroom right there is seriously next level. You basically just need to fall out of bed to find yourself in your own amazing infinity pool. For what it is, the price tag is still acceptable as well, with pool villas starting at US$300. Even the 250m² villa you see right here at Sri Panwa Phuket is “only” around twice that much.
At the Conrad Koh Samui you’ll get a great view from almost every villa there is to choose from. The good thing is, you can book it on Hilton points and thus get some good deals in high season. During low season, it might be more economical to just pay for it, instead of using points.
The Iniala Beach House is probably one of the most stylish hotels you’ll every come across. Especially inside the futuristic villas, every single piece of furniture and decoration is nothing short of ridiculously amazing. Put all that right by a beach, add an infinity pool, and this is what you get. Unfortunately the price is extremely high too, with basic rooms starting in the four figures.
If you’d rather stay in a Zanzibar style beach villa, check out the Paradee Hotel on the island of Koh Samet known for its white beaches. The villa design reminds a bit of african beaches more than asian beach destinations and thus is a nice change.
Before you ask: This is not the public area, this is your own terrace and pool. The Samujana Koh Samui is so over the top, there aren’t really any words to describe it. They have villas from three to eight bedrooms available, starting between US$1,000 and 3,000 a night.
If renting these is not an option for you, you can buy them outright and then rent them out to other people or use them as a holiday home. How does that sound!? This is a six bedroom villa:
Do you have any other of the most amazing hotels in Thailand to add to our list? Any questions regarding these? Just comment below and we will be happy to answer them. 🙂
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