The 15 best luxury hotels in Thailand
Thailand is a well loved destination for many travellers exploring beautiful Asia.
From enchanted boutique resorts in Chiang Mai’s thick rainforests and buzzing luxurious city escapes in Bangkok to high-end properties with stunning views of the Andaman Sea and beyond, you will have a hard time choosing your favourite out of The Asia Collective’s Best Luxury Hotels in Thailand.
Take notes for your upcoming Thailand holiday and immerse yourself in browsing these truly unique and utterly stunning luxury resorts in Thailand!
BEST LUXURY HOTELS IN PHUKET
Treat yourself to an intimate holiday at SALA Phuket Resort and Spa, a stunning luxury resort featuring private swimming pools in 63 out of 79 villas and suites with a focus on privacy. Combining rare historical Sino-Portuguese architecture with modern, state-of-the-art five star facilities, SALA Phuket is one of the best luxury hotels in Thailand and located on pristine Mai Khao beach on Phuket’s northwest shoreline.
Whether you want to spoil your family with a Thailand holiday, whisk your love away for your honeymoon or celebrate a destination wedding at a private pristine golden sand beach or lush beachside lawn, surrounded by a coconut tree plantation – SALA Phuket has you covered.
- Prices at this luxury hotel in Thailand vary between approx. 190US$++ and 1,100U$++ per night depending on season.
Located on the beautiful and secluded Pansea Beach and surrounded by lush rainforests, lies the unique luxury hotel The Surin Phuket. Offering 103 private cottages and suites (some including direct access to the beach), a seaview swimming pool and an expansive spa menu makes it hard to leave the beautiful luxury Phuket hotel behind to go exploring. If you do venture outside, make the most of their large water sports activities such as snorkelling, paddle boarding, kayaking and wind surfing.
Start your Thailand mornings at Lomtalay restaurant, an iconic space within one of the best hotels in Thailand, offering spectacular views of the Andaman sea and a light sea breeze along with an extensive breakfast selection.
- Prices at this luxury hotel in Thailand vary between approx. 185US$ and approx. 2,245US$ per night depending on season.
Eco-friendly design, unparalleled mountain views to soak in the panoramic Phuket sunset, highly comfortable rooms with modern facilities and the Dream Beach Club only 5 minutes away, make Dream Phuket one of the best luxury hotels in Thailand. Its 174 guest rooms, suites and villas all come with modern and contemporary design and state-of-the-art amenities. Its clean white exterior seamlessly blended with the lush mountain range nearby, creating endless photogenic opportunities for the perfect holiday shot.
From the hanging vines to palm trees surrounding the main pool, you will feel like you are in a tropical oasis. You shouldn’t miss sunset swim in their infinity pool stretched across the rooftop, overlooking the entire hotel with views of the mountain gracefully positioned behind Dream Hotel. Spend the afternoon at the pool for a tanning and swim session, some photo opps, or just relax with an easy read and cocktail in hand!
Click here to read The Asia Collective’s extensive review of Dream Phuket.
- Prices at this luxury hotel in Thailand start from approx. 155US$ per night in low season and 380US$ per night in peak season.
One of Phuket’s most exciting and modern contemporary resorts is located right on Surin beach with 72 rooms and 25 duplex and penthouse suites with private pools. Expect extraordinary service from this member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (think being greeted at the airport by your private butler in a limousine) and amazing dining experiences at mesmerising venues.
The aesthetic of this Phuket luxury resort is beautiful and peaceful away from the hustle and bustle of the streets. The grounds are full of big palm trees and beautiful gardens. The main lagoon pool extends over 1600 square metres into a shallow section, which can be used as a kids pool, and then wraps around the rooms (kind of like a mote) so you can jump off your balcony into the pool. The cute checkered towels and neutral day beds and umbrellas give the resort an eco-feel, as you soak up the sun peaking through the palms.
- Prices at this luxury hotel in Thailand vary between approx. 150US$ to approx. 400US$ per night.
If you’re looking for ultimate luxury and privacy, Kata Rocks’ 34 sky pool villas ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms (175 to 495 sqm) with spacious private pools with undisturbed ocean and Phuket’s famed sunset views might just be the perfect match! It’s situated on Phuket’s west coast between two of southern Phuket’s most beautiful beaches, Kata and Kata Noi. Its design blends in seamlessly with its lush surroundings and is exemplary of luxurious modern tropical design.
Offering state-of-the-art hospitality in their ocean-front club house, Dining on the Rocks and their wine cellar, positions Kata Rocks as one of Phuket’s best luxury resorts with its seductive mixture of style, serenity, signature Thai hospitality and island comfort.
- Prices at this luxury hotel in Thailand start from approx. 825US$ per night.
Luxury Phuket resort Sri Panwa is perched high atop Cape Panwa and offers dazzling views of the Southeastern tip of Phuket. Sri Panwa is a tropical oasis of relaxation and luxury offering a choice of 7 pool suites, 24 one-bedroom and 21 two-bedroom pool villas as well as 7 private residential properties set up to 60 metres above sea level along the Eastern and Western ridges of Cape Panwa.
Must-visit: Baba Nest. Be ready to be blown away when entering this exclusive rooftop bar perched 60 meters above sea level. Sip on our favourite cocktails while getting lost in the amazing 360-degree panoramic views overlooking more than 12 surrounding islands, the Andaman Sea and Phuket’s southeastern peninsula.
Click here to read The Asia Collective’s extensive review of Sri Panwa Phuket – one of the best hotels in Thailand.
- Prices at this luxury hotel in Thailand start from approx. 660US$ per night.
A light ocean breeze welcomes you when entering the spacious, airy grounds of COMO Point Yamu in Phuket – be careful not to get lost in the mesmerising 360-degrees view at check-in! Traditional elements such as a temple glockenspiel will soothe your mind while sipping on your Thai tea and provide the perfect start to a relaxing getaway at this bright and open ocean-front resort combining traditional luxury Thai interior with Mediterranean flair in a unique way.
For those who cannot live without a little adventure, get transferred to the nearby pier and slide on a traditional long tail boat through the glistening waters of Phang Nga Bay to COMO’s very own beach club. This stunning venue is located on Naka Yai – a little known island paradise within the Andaman archipelago.
Click here to read The Asia Collective’s extensive review of COMO Point Yamu – one of the best hotels in Thailand.
- at this luxury hotel in Thailand start at approx. 293US$ per night in low season and approx. 616US$ per night in peak season
One of the best luxury hotels in Thailand, Six Senses Koh Yao Noi dedicated its mission to support people in reconnecting with themselves, others and their surroundings. Pioneer concepts in wellness treatments go hand-in-hand with premium hospitality service, sustainable natural architecture and handcrafted experiences.
The Thailand luxury villa resort is located on a small island in Phang Nga Bay, promising stunning ocean and mountain views. From Hideaway Pool Villas and Ocean Panorama Pool Villas to their Beachfront Pool Villa Suite with private beach access, you can feel the brand’s commitment to sustainability and its focus to create an unique destination. Not to be missed: a Thai cooking class at The Dining Room restaurant with friends and family or your travel partner in crime!
- Prices at this Thailand luxury hotel start at approx. 595US$ per villa per night in low season and approx. 1,750US$ per villa per night in peak season.
Tucked well away from the crowds, overlooking the lush woodlands of Kamala Village and the Andaman Sea, the luxuriously magical Keemala Phuket offers a large selection of holistic activities, wholesome cuisine and an eco-friendly hotel experience beyond enchanting – not quite like any other you might have come across.
Choose your luxury escape amongst 16 Clay Pool Cottages, seven Tent Pool Villas, seven Tree Pool Houses and eight Bird’s Nest Pool Villas – all inspired by the four mythical fictional Phuket tribes and their skills and way of living. Keemala’s Enchanted Dining options combine Eastern flavours with Western influences and are available gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free – you name it. Keemala’s chefs lovingly cater to every need practising wholesome cooking techniques and using only organically grown ingredients.
- Prices at this luxury hotel in Thailand start from approx. 663US$++ per night for a Clay pool cottage to approx. 975US$++ per night for a Bird’s nest pool villa during peak season.
Derived from the Thai words meaning “natural” and “beauty”, Santhiya luxury resorts and spas are situated in the most pristine tropical corners of Thailand. Their recently added Koh Yao Yai property lies between Krabi and Phuket surrounded by the pristine waters of the Andaman sea. The eco-luxury Thailand hotel offers 39 teakwood private pool villas and 109 deluxe rooms, all blending in seamlessly with their natural surroundings – think your very own private beach and a spectacular waterfall swimming pool with mountain views.
Enjoy spectacular views of the Andaman sea while indulging in fine Thai and International cuisine at Chantara restaurant or treat yourself to a private candlelight dinner at the resort’s pier to the soothing sound of crashing waves.
- Prices at this luxury hotel in Thailand start from approx. 103US$ per night.
BEST LUXURY HOTELS IN BANGKOK
River-front, nestled amongst Bangkok’s historical palaces, temples and museums lies the luxury boutique hotel The Siam. Owned by passionate hoteliers, the Sukosol family, and designed by globally acclaimed architect and designer Bill Bensley, The Siam features some of Bangkok’s most spacious suites and is one of Thailand’s best luxury hotels offering intimate private pool villas with rooftop terraces boasting stunning views of Bangkok city.
Choose from an array of bespoke cultural activities during your stay at The Siam. Explore Bangkok by cruise from their private pier; treat yourself to a pampering session at their spa; explore the lush hotel grounds and discover a veritable treasure trove of curiosities; or simply unwind with a sunset cocktail at their riverfront bar.
- Prices at this luxury hotel in Thailand start from approx. 526US$++ all year round, except peak season (starting price per night approx. 605US$++).
Dive into this luxury urban playground that is one of Bangkok’s best hotels – W Bangkok. It effortlessly combines premier accommodation and five-star amenities with style and comfort in North Sathorn Road. Take your pick from their spacious 403 rooms and suites which all boast inspiring interior designs and custom furnishing right in the heart of Bangkok. Whether you’re in the city for business or pleasure, the luxury Bangkok hotel offers 24/7 relaxation.
Step outside the design oasis where jetsetters, fashionistas, exotic designs and exhibitions from up-and-coming artists meet, and dive into the lively streets of Silom area.
- Prices at this luxury hotel in Thailand start from approx. 211US$ per night.
BEST LUXURY HOTELS IN CHIANG MAI
The award-winning luxury boutique hotel 137 Pillars House offers 30 unique suites displaying its rich colonial past. Built around the original colonial teak homestead which dates back to the late 1800’s, it’s located in a leafy residential enclave only a few minutes’ walk from the historical Watt Gate Temple, Ping River and Chiang Mai’s trendy boutique shopping area. Take a break from sightseeing and switch on holiday mode – a spa treatment at 137 Pillars House’s spa cannot be missed, neither can a swim in their shimmering pool facing a lush jungle wall.
Create a worry-free stay in Thailand’s jungle with private airport transfers, complimentary wifi, your very own personal wedding, babysitting services and personalised tours.
- Priced at this luxury hotel in Thailand start from approx. 580US$ per night.
Leave the busy southern beaches and hectic Bangkok city life behind and immerse yourself in the lush Northern Thailand tropics. One of Thailand’s best luxury hotels Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai overlooks the terraced rice fields of the mystical Mae Rim Valley. Discover the local Thai culture on your own terms, whether from your very own private rice terrace pavilion, your private pool villa or a Four Seasons residence when travelling with your loved ones.
Add their signature Four Seasons service, utterly relaxing treatments at their award-winning spa and unique experiences for the modern traveller, and a stay at Four Seasons Chiang Mai is almost mandatory when venturing to Thailand’s north.
- Prices at this luxury hotel in Thailand start from approx. 518US$ per night.
BEST LUXURY HOTEL IN KRABI
Escape to Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve to dive into the local Krabi culture amongst a stunning luxurious beach-front setting. Soak in the mesmerising views of white sandy beaches and blue skies above the glistening Andaman Sea. Leave your everyday worries behind and take every (beach) day as it comes. Embark on a journey inspired by the flavors of the world in of the five own’s world-class restaurants or your very own private lagoon picnic on Hong Island and relax and unwind at their spa which is set against the impressive backdrop of a tropical jungle and the tranquillity of the limestone hill.
All accommodations at this luxury hotel in Krabi feature unique touches and large, inviting indoor baths, spacious walk-in wardrobes and extensive verandas with lounge beds. Or treat yourself to one of their villas – featuring your very own outdoor bath and private plunge pools.
- Prices at this luxury hotel in Thailand start form 575US$ per night in low season, 730US$ per night in high season and 1,392US$ per night in peak season.
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