It’s so easy to see why Thailand is one of the most visited countries in the world – the street food, the luxury hotels, the nightlife, the beaches – you simply can’t choose one favourite thing about this place. To help guide you in the right direction, we have listed some of our favourite hand-picked hotels for you to choose from and trust me, you will not be disappointed!
Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa
Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa in Pranburi is the original award-winning boutique luxury resort upon which Aleenta started. This special boutique resort and spa features 25 unique residences, most with a private pool. Each suite is located within steps of the beach and offers commanding views of the stunning sunset sea view of the Gulf of Thailand. Situated on the pristine and golden sand stretch of Pak Nampran Bay, Aleenta Hua Hin Resort& Spa, Pranburi is 2.5-hour drive south of Bangkok and offers plenty of things to do for all types of travellers. From riding the waves and exploring the region’s natural beauty, to indulging in romantic moments and taking advantage of the bountiful local fresh fruits, vegetables and more.
Aleenta Phuket Resort and Spa
Located on the sunset side of the Andaman Sea on Natai Beach, Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa in Phang Nga is just 25 minutes north of the Phuket International Airport, a short distance away from the Blue Canyon Golf Course and the nearby the picturesque Phang Nga Bay. The concept of “all suites, all private” is delivered in a range of sizes – from 80sqm for smallest suites up to 1000sqm for the 5-bedroom beachfront Grand Villas.
COMO Point Yamu
Best For – Days at the beach club on your own private island and afternoons spent in the famous COMO Shambhala Retreat spa.
COMO Point Yamu in Phuket, Thailand, has 360-degree views across the Andaman Sea, with rooms, suites, and villas by designer Paola Navone, reflecting the ocean side setting. Cuisine is catered for at the Italian-inspired La Sirena while Nahmyaa uses southern Thai food as inspiration. COMO Shambhala Retreat nurtures wellness, with a full range of holistic treatments in mosaic-tiled rooms overlooking the aquamarine waters. For the active guest, biking, yoga and water sports are available. There’s also COMO Beach Club, set on a tranquil island off the east coast of Phuket, accessible by 40-minute transfer.
SALA Phuket MaiKhao Beach Resort
A chic five-star resort featuring a collection of pool villas, suites and luxurious facilities all overlooking the Andaman Sea. Nestled on the secluded shores of Mai Khao Beach, this contemporary resort is just 20 minutes from Phuket International Airport, making it easily accessible. SALA Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort features two large beachfront swimming pools, a world-class seafront restaurant and bar, a serene SALA Spa and much more, all supported by SALA’s professional and personalised service, creating unsurpassed experiences for every guest. World-class golf courses and the iconic seascape of Phang Nga Bay are also located nearby.
Best For – Exploring the city of Bangkok.
COMO Metropolitan Bangkok, located on South Sathorn Road, enjoys close proximity to Bangkok’s business and shopping districts as well as the famed nightlife of this eastern capital. It is well connected by the easy-to-use Sky Train, which efficiently links the city’s disparate neighbourhoods. The hotel has 169 rooms, including four Penthouse Suites and a two-bedroom COMO Suite. All interiors are defined by subtle and elegant contemporary design, with oversized mosaic-tile and limestone bathrooms. Michelin-starred restaurant nahm — headed by chef Pim Techamuanvivit —specialises in world-class Thai cuisine, while glow delivers COMO Shambhala Cuisine’s healthful dishes from a menu designed to maximise personal performance, increase concentration and calibrate blood-sugar levels. Relaxation is nurtured at COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, with holistic Asian-inspired treatments such as Thai massage and Reflexology, the signature COMO Shambhala Massage, complimentary yoga classes, a spacious state-of-the-art gym with new LifeFitness equipment, yoga studio and 25m outdoor pool.
A tropical indulgence waiting to be discovered. The resort’s 94 two-storey pavilions and 7 luxurious villas are dotted throughout tropical gardens and coconut groves that feature fully equipped, spacious accommodation and stylish details throughout. With five-star dining, an abundance of activities and a new direct flight from Dubai with FlyDubai, Rayavadee offers relaxation and adventure.
Raya Heritage is an all-new 38 luxury suite property set in a lush green garden on the banks of the Ping River in the mountains of Chiang Mai. Inspired by the Spirit of Lanna life in former times, Raya Heritage offers beautifully curated, one-of-a-kind furniture pieces, artefacts and accessories, sourced from and handmade by local craftspeople. A highlight of any stay here is the menu in restaurant Khu Khao, showcasing dishes from Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and China – a nod to the cultural crossroads on which Chiang Mai sits. The icing on the cake is the location: it only takes 20 minutes to get to the iconic city centre.
Meaning ‘villa of great pleasure’, Villa Mahabhirom is made up of 14 traditional two-storey dwellings, all built out of teak and centred around a large, midnight blue tiled lap pool. Each villa offers garden, courtyard, swimming pool or mountain views. The villas are individually, uniquely decorated with objet d’arts and antiques from the owners’ private collection. Some villas feature an open-air living room on the ground level, perfect for lounging when you want to enjoy the fresh air.
Offering unprecedented magnificence in architecture accompanied by spectacular sea views and the highest level of personalised service, a Samujana experience is like no other. Conceived as an extension of the surrounding landscape, Samujana offers uniquely built villas which make use of every natural feature available on the island of Koh Samui such as large rock outcrops and mature trees, both of which are integrated into the design of the property. Offering a collection of 23 villas with 1 to 8 bedrooms, each individual space has an open and expansive living area. Naturally ventilated and covered terraces are orientated towards stunning views and the infinity edge swimming pool. With villa roofs featuring garden planters, reflecting pools and natural rocks, a stay at Samujana allows you the chance to escape from your daily routine.
A sanctuary for seclusion-seekers, holidaying in Koh Kood is all about reading a book from the comfort of your hammock, kayaking from sandy beach to shore, and exploring the vibrant sea life. Offering the best of both worlds, the centre of the island offers a mix of impenetrable jungle and rubber plantation interspersed with waterfalls, the most famous of which is Klong Chao in the centre of the west coast. There are also many beautiful beaches to explore from Bang Bao, a picture-perfect horseshoe shaped bay with great snorkelling to North Beach, home to the super snazzy Soneva Kiri. Offering an unrivalled blend of indulgence, environmentally friendly design, and unforgettable, authentic Thai experiences, this is barefoot luxury at its best.
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