Enjoy the VIP treatment on your next luxury Thailand holiday
It takes just over 11 hours to reach these beckoning shores, but when you touch down you’ll be surrounded by such incredible natural beauty that it’ll be well worth the flight time.
Thailand is known for its opulent royal palaces and ornate temples, but it’s not just royalty and celestial beings that get the VIP treatment here.
You’ll also be living in the lap of luxury in any of Thailand’s many prestigious 4* and 5* hotels, located all along the shoreline and taking advantage of Thailand’s rugged and secluded beaches and stunning waterfall backdrops.
You’ll have easy access to beaches and tropical gardens, or you can stay indoors and get pampered at one of the hotel spas. Thailand’s luxury spas are second to none, with Thai massages, beauty treatments, herbal steam saunas and face and skin wraps all on the menu.
Living the high life in Thailand
Holidays to Thailand revolve around the stunning sands, and no region knows this better than Khao Lak. Overlooking the Andaman Sea, Khao Lak is home to the blissfully soft sand and endless space for sunloungers and parasols of Nang Thong Beach.
For some true tranquility and soul searching you can take a trip to the Ton Chong Fah waterfall, a five-tiered natural masterpiece that runs into a large pool in Khao Lak Lam Ru National Park. This region is also home to several top-rated spas, focusing on holistic Thai massage and hot stone therapy.
Phuket is one of the most popular luxury destinations in Thailand, and with its picture perfect beaches and array of 5* hotels, it’s no wonder.
In Phuket there’s no end to the high life experiences you can enjoy, from yacht rentals to open water diving classes. Golfers will especially be drawn to this area’s immaculate 18-hole golf courses – each gives you breathtaking scenic tours of Phuket as you putt with mountainous hills in the background.
Other luxury holidays to take a look at
If you’re interested in more luxuriously dreamy holidays, destinations like Caribbean, Dubai and Sri Lanka all have gorgeous resorts ready and waiting to shower you in decadence.
But if Thailand is calling your name, check out our travel guide for more information on how this beautiful country will exceed your holiday expectations. While you’re here, have a look at some of our top luxury hotels in Thailand as well.
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The 5* NaiThon Beach Hotel is drenched in luxury and offers exquisite vistas from its clifftop setting.
You'll get an eagle's nest view of the popular beach and have easy access to its shores. The hotel itself is modern, with state-of-the-art furnishings and additions like flatscreen TVs and iPod docks. You can spend your days unwinding in one of the two large pools or at the hotel's luxury spa.
Located in the hilltops of Tri Trang and surrounded by tropical greenery, you may never want to leave this Thai retreat for relaxation and rejuvenation.
You've got it all here, with three pools to choose from, views over the beach below, a main buffet restaurant as well as a rooftop grill house, and a VIP spa with Thai massages and array of beauty treatments.
This chic hotel rests on the sands of Apsara beach, so you'll have unlimited access to its pristine shores. There's more than enough to keep you occupied here with a large infinity pool with sea views, a spa with treatment rooms, and two restaurants serving up international and Thai fusion cuisine.
Apsaras Beach Resort is a popular spot for honeymooners and weddings, as couples receive a special VIP treatment with little extras like fruit baskets, flowers, sparkling wine and a complimentary romantic dinner for two.
This 5* hotel pulls out all the stops, with a beachfront setting, four restaurants and one of the longest pools in southeast Asia.
The resort itself gives traditional Thai-style a contemporary twist with Oriental frescoed headboards and swim-up rooms with a lounger-lined terrace. The massive 2.2-kilometre swimming pool is made up lagoons and canals that wind around the resort and lead up to hotel room terraces.
For stress free relaxation, head to the Haven Khao Lak. This hotel has a laid-back Thai vibe, with a huge pool, tropical palm tree surroundings and views over a sandy bay.
The hotel prides itself on its Thai culture and keeps traditional Thai architecture alive with thatched roofs and bamboo floors. Inside you'll be greeted with all the modern comforts of a luxury hotel including satellite TVs and free Wi-Fi zones.