When it comes to luxury accommodations, very few places do it as well as the “Land of Smiles.” And in the past 12 months we’ve seen a number of exciting new luxury hotels and resorts open up across Thailand. We’re not just talking about your run of the mill, five-star places either. These properties are opulently designed, lavishly appointed and provide an experience that is simply stunning.
Of course, some of these hotels and resorts stand out just a little more than others. Whether it is having your own private driver, being able to swim in a private pool that overlooks the sea or simply being treated like a celebrity, these are the luxury resorts and hotel in Thailand that are not to be missed.
When Anantara took over the Four Seasons Bangkok, it’s safe to say they had some big shoes to fill. However, when they opened the the Anantara Siam Bangkok, a new level of luxury was introduced to the capital. The property manages to embrace the charm of traditional Thai architecture and seamlessly blends it with modern touches.
Situated in the heart of Bangkok, several rooms at the hotel offer views of the golf course at the Royal Bangkok Sports Club, one of the largest green spaces in the city. Thai silk adorns many areas of the rooms and you will also find a number of teak wood furnishings to give it that authentic charm. Accommodations are also equipped with all the luxurious touches you would expect to find at a five-star property.
A stylish outdoor pool with a waterfall can be found at the hotel and there is also a 24-hour fitness center with a yoga studio and squash courts on-site. The property also boasts the signature Anantara Spa where you can indulge in a number of relaxing treatments. Several gourmet restaurants can be found at Anantara Siam Bangkok as well with Madison steakhouse and Biscotti being among the most popular choices.
Shoppers will love the hotel’s location which is only a short walk from Gaysorn shopping centre, Zen Central World and Siam Paragon.
Despite being open only a short time, Dream Phuket Hotel & Spa has become the place to be when in Phuket. It’s not unusual see Thai and international celebrities hanging out at this luxurious resort for two reasons: the nightlight and the spectacular accommodations.
There are a mixture of rooms, suites and pool villas at the property and each one features contemporary interiors with sleek furniture and unique free-standing stone bathtubs. You also get to bask in the VIP treatment given to each and every visitor which adds to the ambiance of the resort.
Of course, the entertainment at Dream Phuket Hotel & Spa truly takes center stage. There is a free shuttle taking you to the popular Dream Beach Club and the resort also boasts a vintage wine bar where you can sip on the finest whiskies and brandies or enjoy a cigar. The resort also has a rooftop lounge where a guest DJ will keep the party going and the outdoor swimming pool and pool bar are always alive with action.
You can still find everything else you would normally have at a luxury property at Dream as well. There is a fitness center plus a spa and a salon for you to use. Two popular restaurants can also be found on-site and the hotel is a short drive from a number of Phuket hotspots including Laguna Phuket and Boat Avenue.
The only thing possibly more enchanting than the grounds of Keemala is the story behind its design. The entire resort is based upon the journey of a caravan that was traveling from Europe to China. During their journey this group ended up encountering a massive storm that wrecked their ships and forced them to stop at a location near Kamala Beach in Phuket. Once ashore, the group was so mesmerized by the area that they decided to settle down here.
And it is easy to see why they were so impressed. The beautiful beach, the lush tropical jungle and an abundance of resources are at your fingertips. The settlers built four types of accommodations and the resort does their best to recreate these unique structures with all the modern amenities you would expect to find at a luxury resort. Villas have private swimming pools or balconies overlooking the Andaman Sea and provide a romantic backdrop for your stay.
Guests will also find a luxurious, full-service spa on-site and the resort regularly invites holistic healers and other practitioners to hold workshops and classes. In addition to this, you can partake in a number of holistic retreats designed to purify and rejuvenate the mind and body.
The resort’s on-site restaurant, Su-Tu Restaurant, offers you a holistic gastronomic experience as well as healthy living cuisine. And there is no shortage of hip spots to enjoy a cocktail at when staying here. The Wine Cellar has a one of a kind design featuring numerous high quality wines while you may also sip on your favorite drink and watch the sunset at The Bar.
Keemala is a short drive away from Patong and Surin Beach, while Phuket International Airport is a 40-minute drive away.
Located next to the prestigious Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya opened in late 2015 with the goal of bringing a new type of luxury to Na Jomtien along Thailand’s eastern seaboard. In fact, it is the only five-star property in the region situated outside of central Pattaya.
The hotel has a spectacular outdoor pool area that is connected to a private, white sand beach and surrounded by tropical gardens. The hotel’s state-of-the-art fitness center provides a range of modern equipment to help you stay in shape while the on-site spa, Wave Spa, offers a range of signature treatments including massages, facials and body treatments.
The accommodations have a distinct nautical theme full of rich blue hues along with some stunning sea views and private balconies. Each room also has Wi-Fi access, a smart TV and an iPod docking station. There are also a number of suites at Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya that come with several luxurious amenities as well as access to the exclusive Executive Lounge.
The Phoenix Gold Golf & Country Club is a 15-minute drive from the hotel while the Pattaya city centre can be reached in less than half an hour.
Situated between the popular beachside towns of Hua Hin and Cha-Am, Veranda Resort and Spa provides luxury accommodations on the beach. The waters of the Gulf of Thailand are at your fingertips and the crash of the waves on the beach will serenade you. Whether you need a romantic getaway or a family vacation, this property can cater to your every want and desire.
There are a range of different accommodation types at Veranda but it is the Sky Pool Villas that really standout. Not only do you get a private, infinity-edge rooftop swimming pool as well as views of the sea from both the living room and bedroom, but each one comes with its own butler to ensure your whims are fulfilled. And if you prefer being closer to ground, you can stay in one of the property’s beachfront villas designed with honeymooners in mind.
The hotel is packed with facilities including a modern fitness center, a lovely spa area, a sparkling pool and a kid’s club stocked with games and activities to keep the young ones busy while mom and dad enjoy some private time at the beach. Two restaurants and a bar can also be found at the resort with al fresco dining near the water at Dining Room being a true highlight.
Its location also makes it ideal for a getaway as you can avoid the hustle and bustle of the city but still get there in no time at all. Hua Hin is less than a 20-minute drive away while Cha Am can be reached in 15 minutes.
Sit back, relax and enjoy views of the Andaman Sea at X2 Hua Hin Le Bayburi. This exclusive resort consists of four private villas that each have four bedrooms along with a number of other amenities. The X2 (pronounced “Cross To”) brand is synonymous for a high-end, chic design and this property lives up to that claim with a clean, modern appearance.
Each villa has a private pool along with a patio area that features a BBQ and a seating area that overlooks the sea. The accommodations are equipped with a number of high-tech amenities including flat-screen TVs, an iPod docking station and several other items.
The property is located in Pranburi and provides the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Hua Hin which can get crowded with visitors, especially during the weekend. Each villa also comes with its own private chef and a private driver so you will have one less thing to worry about during your stay. The cook specializes in seafood dishes among other cuisines.
A number of prestigious golf clubs including Eagle Milford Golf Club are a short-drive away from the resort while Thaao Ko Sa Forest Park is a ten-minute walk from the property
This article was originally published by DDproperty.com on 31 March 2016.