The Best Beach Resorts in Thailand

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Photo of Kyle Hulme
5 September 2018

Everyone knows that Thailand is home to some of the most beautiful and scenic hotels, but it’s also home to some incredibly luxurious resorts too. From private beaches to tree-top dining, full-service spas to infinity pools, Thailand’s fancy beach resorts are worlds apart from the wooden bungalows you might be used to in the Land of Smiles. Whether you’ve saved for a dream holiday or a night or two of luxury, here are the Thailand resorts you’ll want to book.

Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

Set on the scenic island of Koh Samui, the Four Seasons features a private beach, comfy rooms and a pool with a stunning view of the azure sea. It includes all the typical facilities you’d expect from such a well-respected name, such as on-site restaurants and a spa, as well as childcare options to help give parents a well-deserved break. With comfortable, shaded seating areas all around to enjoy the beauty of the surroundings, it certainly one of the finest hotels on the island.

Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available (surcharge)
In-room accessibility
Full-service spa
Beach towels
Express check-out
Conference space
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Bar/lounge

InterContinental Hua Hin Resort

With stunning rooms, several bars and restaurants and even golf courses located nearby, the InterContinental is definitely one of the finest resorts in Hua Hin. Located in a prime location by the beach, guests can expect a touch of luxury here as they sip cocktails by the beach, or enjoy the comfortables beds around the stunning pool.

Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
In-room accessibility
Full-service spa
Beach towels
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Limo or Town Car service available
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace

Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Krabi is arguably the most beautiful of all the Thai provinces, and Phulay Bay encapsulates all of that beauty within its hotel. From its stunning infinity pool, guests are treated to a classic Krabi vista of the deep blue sea and the mountains that sprout upwards from below the waves. The architecture and design of the hotel is beautiful, combining Thai themes with striking features, such as its stone wall fountain. Located by the beach, guests can take advantage of its beach cabanas and enjoy their time in paradise in a state of luxurious bliss.

Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Full-service spa
Beach towels
Express check-out
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Smoke-free property

Soneva Kiri Resort

Koh Kood is one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand, and the Soneva Kiri resort goes all the way in matching that beauty. With its unique decor and environmentally friendly design, it’s the definition of a luxury hotel; gorgeous, modern wooden rooms and villas that are situated between the lush green rainforest and the white sands and clear waters of the beach. The pool has an unbeatable bay view, and the tree top dining offers a rare glimpse to see the full majesty of the location you’re in.

Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Full-service spa
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Twinpalms Phuket

Located right on Phuket’s gorgeous Surin beach is the wonderful Twinpalms resort. As if the gorgeous beach with turquoise water was enough, guests can also enjoy the beautiful, palm-tree lined outdoor pool and the comfy seating areas around it. The rooms are minimal and clean, the staff caring and attentive and, with three restaurants and a full-service spa on site, it should be on anyone’s list if they’re looking for a luxury beach resort in Phuket.

Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available (surcharge)
In-room accessibility
Full-service spa
Beach towels
Conference space
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Bar/lounge

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  • V Villas Hua Hin MGallery by Sofitel

    Featuring a wonderful infinity pool with views of the sea, V Villas is everything you could want from a beachside hotel and more. With the beach a short walk away, a restaurant and bar on site and well as a full spa service, the only problem you’ll have is finding a reason to leave. The rooms are extremely comfortable and modern, as are the communal and poolside areas.

    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Outdoor pool
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    Restaurant
    Full-service spa
    Express check-out
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Fitness facilities
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Multilingual staff
    Terrace
    Bar/lounge

    Rayavadee Resort, Southern Thailand

    Found on the outskirts of the Krabi National Marine Park, Rayavadee is one of the most pristine and private of accommodation options in Southern Thailand. The suites here on the Phranang Peninsula are nothing short of extravagant, with luxurious Thai-style bungalows equipped with dreamy and cozy decor. Each room has ample natural lighting, equipped with either floor to ceiling windows or large double doors that open up to some of the most impeccable views the country has to offer. The resort has multiple international rewards under its belt, so be sure to stay at least one night at Rayavaadee to see what all of the hype is about.
    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Outdoor pool
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    Full-service spa
    Beach towels
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Fitness facilities
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Terrace
    Bar/lounge

    Banyan Tree Samui, Koh Samui

    Nothing screams elegance like a private beach and a rooftop terrace, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at the Banyan Tree Samui. The hotel has several first-class amenities; from its many on-site bars and restaurants, to its spa service and indoor and outdoor pools, you’ll struggle to find a better equipped hotel in all of Thailand, let alone Koh Samui. With gorgeous rooms that feature stunning views of the beach and the bay, there’s little wonder that so many people save to enjoy a night in paradise here.

    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Outdoor pool
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    Restaurant
    Full-service spa
    Beach towels
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Fitness facilities
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Terrace
    Bar/lounge

    For those couples and honeymooners visit our article on romantic Thailand hotels and resorts you must visit.