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!
Be ready to have your understanding of barefoot luxury taken to the next level! Unique Thailand resort Soneva Kiri is the ultimate island paradise to relax and unwind with its no-news-no-shoes policy, a gladly welcomed concept within this fast-paced world. Reach your luxury yet a fun home away from home conveniently via a private plane from Bangkok where not only breathtaking natural beauty awaits you. From ice cream & chocolate parlours that are complimentary for guests to a stargazing platform and a treetop dining experience, Soneva Kiri makes sure your stay will never be forgotten.
The spacious luxury island villas range from 1 to 6 bedroom options and come with private infinity pools (the 6-bedroom one even with its own water slide!), a dedicated private butler called Mr./Ms. Friday, private electronic buggies and impossibly chic furnishings.
- Prices for Soneva Kiri, one of the best luxury hotels in Thailand, start from approx. US $950++. Click for best available prices.
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 for The Sala Phuket, one of the best luxury hotels in Thailand, start at approx. US $190++. Click for best available prices.
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 daybeds and umbrellas give the resort an eco-feel, as you soak up the sun peeking through the palms.
- Prices for Twin Palms Phuket, one of the best luxury hotels in Thailand, start at approx. US $150 per night. Click for best available prices.
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 a 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 longtail 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.
- Prices for Como Point Yamu, one of the best luxury hotels in Thailand, start at approx. US $293++ per night. Click for best available prices.
Tucked well away from the crowds, overlooking the lush woodlands of Kamala Village and the Andaman Sea, the luxuriously magical Keemala Phuket offers a large selection of holistic activities, wholesome cuisine and an eco-friendly hotel experience beyond enchanting – not quite like any other, you might have come across.
Choose your luxury escape amongst 16 Clay Pool Cottages, seven Tent Pool Villas, seven Tree Pool Houses and eight Bird’s Nest Pool Villas – all inspired by the four mythical fictional Phuket tribes and their skills and way of living. Keemala’s Enchanted Dining options combine Eastern flavours with Western influences and are available gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free – you name it. Keemala’s chefs lovingly cater to every need practising wholesome cooking techniques and using only organically grown ingredients.
- Prices for Keemala Phuket, one of the best luxury hotels in Thailand, start from approx. 663US$++ per night. Click for best available prices.
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 creating a 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 for Six Senses Koh Yao Noi, one of the best luxury hotels in Thailand, start at approx. US $595++ per villa per night. Click for best available prices.
Derived from the Thai words meaning “natural” and “beauty”, Santhiya luxury resorts and spas are situated in the most pristine tropical corners of Thailand. Its 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 for Santhiya Koh Yao Yai, one of the best luxury hotels in Thailand, start from approx. US $103++ per night. Click for best available prices.
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 a 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 for The Siam Bangkok, one of the best luxury hotels in Thailand, start from approx. US $526++. Click for best available prices.
The stylish SO Sofitel Bangkok is an urban oasis boasting stunning interior design and architecture inspired by the five natural elements of Water, Earth, Wood, Metal, and Fire.
Each of the 237 guest rooms and suites throughout the property feature-rich modern furnishings, Apple Mac Minis, deep-set bathtubs with separate rain showers, and stunning floor to ceiling windows with panoramic views of Lumpini Park and the city skyline. You could easily mistake the stunning view for Central Park in New York!
Other unique aspects of the SO Sofitel are, the world-class SoSPA that is designed like a mythological forest offering relaxing massage treatments and rejuvenating hot tubs in a serene setting. Fine dining on the hotel’s rooftop at the Chic Park Society Restaurant and Bar. Live culinary shows where gourmet chefs prepare your meal in front of you, straight from the grill to table! And to end, or begin, your journey at SO Sofitel Bangkok treat yourself to beautiful chocolate creations made in-house by world-renowned chocolatiers at the SO Sofitel chocolab.
- Prices for So Sofitel Bangkok, one of the best luxury hotels in Thailand, start at approx. US $190++ per night. Click for best available prices.
Get lost in Bangkok’s exotic cosmopolitan city lifestyle while experiencing both past and present Thai traditions at The Peninsula Bangkok. Defined by sophistication, luxury, and charm, The Peninsula exudes five-star services, amenities, and experiences.
Offering 11 different accommodation options there is a style to suit every need. Each room features rich furnishings in Thai silk-clad finishes & indulgent marble bathrooms, as well as breath-taking scenic views of the Chao Phraya River and the city skyline, delivering the most spectacular views both day and night.
When you’re ready to take on the city jump in The Peninsula’s iconic green Tuk Tuk for an adventurous drive around the Chao Phraya River and through Bangkok’s streets to where you will be greeted with delicious Thai cuisine and iconic shopping.
- Prices for The Peninsula Bangkok, one of the best luxury hotels in Thailand, start from approx. US $290++ per night. Click for best available prices.
The Peninsula, Bangkok
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’ walks 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 personalized tours.
- Prices for 137 Pillars House, one of the best luxury hotels in Thailand, start from approx. US $580++ per night. Click for best available prices.
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 for Four Seasons Chiang Mai, one of the best luxury hotels in Thailand, start from approx. US $518++ per night. Click for best available prices.
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 mesmerizing 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 flavours 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 for Ritz Carlton, one of the best luxury hotels in Thailand, start from approx. US $575++ per night. Click for best available prices.
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