Luxury Hotels in Thailand

Let's face it you could sleep on a beach in Thailand and still feel like an exotic traveller, but with the wide variety of top class resorts, boutique and luxury hotels, no one will be sleeping on any beach (unless they choose to of course, on a sun bed at a five star resort with a Chang beer in hand). The Original Travel team has selflessly travelled the length and breadth of the country in search of the very best and, we're pleased to report, have managed to narrow it down to a pretty impressive bunch. Here are our suggestions of the best luxury hotels in Thailand:

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Soneva Kiri

Thailand > Far East

The beautiful Soneva Kiri is set amidst lush tropical rainforest on Koh Kood island, just a short and scenic seaplane flight from Bangkok, but feeling a world away from the bustle. Read more

Tamarind Village

Thailand > Far East

This serene boutique hotel in Chiang Mai's old town, accessed down a bamboo-lined entrance, is set up around a series of quiet courtyards, the main one of which is home to a 200-year old tamarind tree. Read more

The Surin, Phuket

Thailand > Far East

Slip off the sandals and put your feet in the sand - The Surin Phuket brings a new level of luxury to Pansea Beach. This elegant resort is set on the shores of the Andaman Sea, with Phi Phi Island and Phang Nga Bay just around the corner. Read more

Belmond Napasai

Thailand > Far East > East Coast Thai Beaches

The Belmond Napasai sits on Koh Samui’s north shore, overlooking the gulf of Thailand, and is surrounded by 17 acres of lush tropical gardens making it the perfect secluded hideout. Whether you’re a lazy lounger who doesn’t want to flex a muscle all day or an avid adventurer ready to get stuck... Read more

Ritz Carlton Koh Samui

Thailand > Far East

The soon-to-open Ritz-Carlton Koh Samui sits on the north tip of Thailand’s second largest island and overlooks the picturesque Plai Laem beach. Read more

Six Senses Samui

Thailand > Far East

Six Senses Samui is located on a headland on the northern tip of Samui, set amongst 20 acres of indigenous plantings and offers stunning views of the surrounding sea and outlying islands. Read more

Evason Hua Hin

Thailand > Far East

Hua Hin is Thailand's original beach resort area, and in contrast to some of Thailand’s other beach resorts with their bright lights and nightlife, remains a much more peaceful, family-oriented place. Read more

Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa

Thailand > Far East

A spa retreat tucked away in the secluded southeast point of Koh Samui, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa is a haven for those in need of some well-earned r & r, and it has the eco-chic vibe down to a tee. Read more

Four Seasons Koh Samui

Thailand > Far East

Koh Samui is an island of beautiful beaches, but possibly the finest of all is home to the Four Seasons Koh Samui. Read more

SALA Samui

Thailand > Far East

SALA Samui is a lovely boutique hotel in a prime location on Choeng Mon beach, on the north east corner of Koh Samui Island. Read more

Santiburi Beach Resort & Spa

Thailand > Far East

Santiburi Beach Resort is on the unspoiled northern coast of Koh Samui, an island fast reinventing itself from hippy hangout to chic beach retreat. Read more

Amanpuri

Thailand > Far East

Accommodation consists of traditional Thai-style pavilions and villas scattered amongst the towering coconut palms; all rooms feature king-size beds and private outdoor terraces. Read more

Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas

Thailand > Far East

Anantara Phuket resort and spa is located on a quiet stretch of Mai Khao Beach in Phuket’s more secluded and natural sunset coast. Read more

The Sarojin

Thailand > Far East

The Sarojin is in an ultra romantic setting and has all the bells and whistles to make it a honeymooner’s paradise. Secluded beach - tick; impeccable service - tick; bath rims big enough for a champagne glass - tick; and an ‘imagineer’... of course. Read more

Six Senses Yao Noi

Thailand > Far East

Set in a landscaped rubber plantation on a small island in Phang Nha Bay, the Six Senses villas offer the highest in luxury island living. The resort is committed to environmental sustainability, including water recycling and energy efficiency, without compromising its dedicated personal service. Read more

Trisara

Thailand > Far East

Overlooking a private bay on the quiet, northwest coastline of Phuket, the ultra-luxurious Trisara has arguably surpassed the Amanpuri as the finest resort on the island. Read more

Pimalai Resort & Spa

Thailand > Far East

An hour by boat from the mainland, this secluded resort on the island of Koh Lanta is worlds away from the crowded beaches of many Thai islands. Read more

Point Yamu by COMO

Thailand > Far East

Point Yamu by Como is an ultra hip addition to the already budding Phuket portfolio of luxury hotels. Located at the tip of Cape Yamu, overlooking the Andaman Sea and the dramatic limestone peaks of Phang Nga Bay, this place is ultimate bliss. Read more

The Tubkaak

Thailand > Far East

The Tubkaak is a lovely rustic boutique hotel located in the prime location of Krabi's Nopparat Thara National Park, on a wonderfully secluded beach looking across the Andaman Sea at an archipelago of 13 beautiful islands. In fact, two of these islands - Koh Yao Yai and Koh Yao Noi - provide the... Read more

Banyan Tree Phuket

Thailand > Far East

Banyan Tree Phuket resides in Bang Tao Bay within the larger resort of Laguna Phuket, an area encompassing five miles of beautiful beachfront. This is elegant five star Thailand just showing off. Read more

The Aleenta Phuket

Thailand > Far East

Luxury boutique hotel The Aleenta is located in Phang Nga, overlooking the Andaman Sea at Natai Beach. Although just a 20 minute drive from Phuket international airport, it feels a world away, on a picturesque stretch of sandy bay. Read more

Rayavadee

Thailand > Far East

Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Phranang Peninsula, the Rayavadee hotel sits within tropical gardens dotted with swaying palms, and encircled by towering limestone pinnacles. Read more

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

Thailand > Far East

Perched on a hill overlooking the enchanting hills of neighbouring Myanmar and Laos, this charming hilltop hideaway effortlessly combines luxury living with a genuine sense of adventure. Read more

Four Seasons Tented Camp

Thailand > Far East

The Four Seasons Tented Camp is a luxurious camp set amidst the bamboo forests of mountainous Chiang Rai province in northern Thailand. Read more

Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai

Thailand > Far East

Accommodation consists of colonial-style suites, private two-storey villas or palatial residences with private pools, and the whole property is surrounded by 60 acres of peaceful landscapes incorporating paddy fields and lush tropical greenery. Read more

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

Thailand > Far East

Located on the banks of the Mae Ping River in the heart of the historic city of Chiang Mai, the hotel features the contemporary Asian design and chic styling typical of the Anantara. Read more

Four Seasons Chiang Mai

Thailand > Far East

Situated overlooking rice terraces in the Mae Rim Valley, the Four Seasons Chiang Mai is an extremely luxurious retreat in a beautiful part of Northern Thailand. Read more

Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Thailand > Far East

A Bangkok institution since the 1860s, whose famous guests have included Joseph Conrad and Graham Greene. Read more

The Metropolitan by COMO

Thailand > Far East

The Metropolitan by COMO is another of the crop of contemporary hotels to open in Bangkok and rival the old guard. Located in the trendy business district, it's near shops galore, a futuristic sky train and handfuls of hip bars to see and be seen at. Read more

The Siam

Thailand > Far East

The Siam hotel is a luxury urban retreat right by the Chao Phraya River in the hub of the Thai capital. Think antique, chic and boutique. Read more

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