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Beach resorts in Thailand are an excellent choice if you want to immerse yourself in the peace of the beach while not giving up luxury. They are always located in a beautiful setting, away from the bustling city but not isolated, surrounded by dining venues and shops− just a few steps away from the ocean.
We believe that Koh Samui, Krabi, and Phuket have some of the best resorts of the country, and we chose some for you. They are 3, 4, or 5-star resorts, with elegant yet cozy rooms, ideal for honeymooners and families as well. They represent the perfect retreat − the swimming pool, the spa, the high-quality restaurants… everything contributes to your wellness.
Check out our short article and learn more about the top beach resorts in Thailand.
Most of the best resorts in Thailand are located in Koh Samui, Phuket, and Krabi. Often they are located directly on the beach, surrounded by tropical gardens.They are always elegant and well-designed, with a definite Thai flavor but modern style. Rooms are spacious (at least 45 sqm), and have direct access to the swimming pool.
You will find resorts with 3, 4, or 5 stars. 5-star resorts are of course the most luxurious ones, with bigger rooms, private villas and higher prices.
For example, one night in a Deluxe Room at Amari Vouge in Krabi will be about USD 200. 4-star hotels offerhigh-quality service,but they are not as luxurious as the 5-star ones. A Superior Room at Beyond Resort Kata is about USD 100. 3-star hotels are the cheaper ones,and rooms are smaller.In Koh Samui, a Twin Superior comes at about USD 75.
Of all the beaches in Koh Samui, we feel we should recommend three: Chaweng, ideal if it is your first time in Koh Samui, since it is the largest and most popular beach on the island; Lamai, with the largest option of restaurants and shops; and Bophut, famous for the Fishermen’s Village and the brandnew high-end venues.
A contemporary hotel, situated on the famous Chaweng Beach, Malibu Resort is a great place to immerse yourself in nature and culture. The beach is lively, with plenty of water sports and restaurants; and the setting is unique, as the hotel is surrounded by a lush forest that will give you a break from the bustling cities.
The resort has 32 rooms, each one of them with all the comforts you are looking for (air-conditioning, refrigerator, tea/coffee maker, toiletries, hairdryer, etc.), cozy interiors and private balconies. If you like your privacy, there is a private beach with a pool.
This elegant, Thai-style resort tries to combine beach culture and luxury, to give you the ultimate relaxing experience. You will find it in a small bay in the north of Chaweng Beach, at walking distance from the town.
You can choose from six different types of rooms, from the Deluxe Family to the Honeymoon Beach. All the rooms are elegant, cozy, well-furnished and filled with comforts. The resort also presents three restaurants and a bar by the beach, and the gym and the spa are the perfect places to get rid of all the stress.
Located just 20 minutes from the airport, Le Meridien is a high-end resort for those willing to get the best out of their beach experience. It is a true paradise, with a stunning view of the Gulf of Thailand and rooms and villas to satisfy all your desires. The luxurious villas, in addition to all the comforts you might expect, come with a private pool, an outdoor courtyard and a sun lounge.
Le Meridien offers you an excellent spa service to take care of your body and spirit.There is an amazing restaurant with tables on floating platforms, for a romantic and unforgettable dinner with your loved one.
Both, Kata and Karon Beach (really close to each other), are quiet and popular beaches, with white sands and crystal waters, the ideal places for families. Bang Tao, on the other hand, is where the most luxurious resorts are, and it is perfect for honeymooners.
The resort is located on Kata Beach, a beautiful spot with placid waters. It features more than 200 rooms and suites, with many of them especially designed for families. The eco-friendly resort is designed in a modern style, with a swimming pool, immersed in a lush garden, and the roomsare facing the sea.
The restaurants inside the hotel provide every meal, from breakfast to late dinner, and the Kids’ Club will take care of your children while you can relax for example in the spa and take care of your body and spirit.
This unique elevated resort is surrounded by small waterfalls and tropical gardens, while it overlooks the famous Kata Bay. You can choose rooms with private pool, terrace, Jacuzzi, etc.− the best of the luxury in the best setting possible.
The resort has more than 140 rooms (all bigger than 45 sqm), decorated with taste, and fully equipped with all the facilities you will need.Their fitness center comes with a gym and a spa. A large continental breakfast is included, and the resort is surrounded by numerous dining venues.
This resort is the most luxurious retreat in Phuket. Located on Kata and Karon Beach, it offers 5-star design boutique rooms (some with Jacuzzi), and private villas for maximum privacy; for example, the Honeymoon Villa comes with a rooftop, a Jacuzzi terrace, and a beautiful view of the sea. The swimming pool is ideal to relax, and from the rooftop there is a breathtaking view of the beach below you.
Their many services include: Thai massage, herbal massage, herbal medicine, natural healing, boat tours. In addition, the restaurant focuses on delicious Thai dishes, all prepared with fresh and organic ingredients, personally chosen by the chef.
In the small beach of Ao Nang, surrounded by beautiful rock walls, you will find luxurious restaurants and resorts directly on the sand. Klong Muang is a bigger beach with easy access to Koh Hong island; while TubKaekis where the most hotels (like Sheraton) are located.
A warm and welcoming resort, perfect as a base to explore Krabi’s limestone cliffs and hidden beaches. With more than 170 rooms, some villas and a private pool, Beyond Resort is the perfect retreat when you are on Kong Muang Beach. The lobby on the 5th floor will give an amazing view of the ocean and of Krabi’s limestone towers.
The resort is perfect for families, but there is also an adult-only area. The resort is eco-friendly and it aims to preserve the pureness of the natural surroundings. The spa offers yoga lessons and many different treatments, and the restaurants offer every meal in an air-conditioned space. Private dinners can also be arranged in your own room.
In Ao Nang you will find Krabi Resort, with rooms, bungalows, and villas surrounded by gardens and mountains. Rooms are designed following either a Thai or a modern style, and they all come with a private bathroom, a balcony and plenty of facilities.
The facilities offered by the resort are incredibly numerous.For example, for kids the resort has a babysitting service, a kids’ club, a mini golf court and an archery range, so that they will never get bored. It is also possible to ask the hotel to arrange tours, and the two outdoor swimming pools are the ideal place to relax in the evening or to start your day.
Amari Vogue at Tub Kaek Beach is a gateway to paradise. Located directly on the white sands of this beautiful beach, the resort has 57 rooms built in Lanna architecture, surrounded by a beautiful lush garden. The accommodation is suitable for any kind of holiday makers: couples, honeymooners, solo travelers, and families. The Spa Suites and the Ocean Villas are truly amazing.
One of the highlights of the resort is its restaurant on the beach, considered to be one of the best in Krabi: Belling Italian Restaurant, with fresh seafood and homemade pasta. A high-end restaurant in a perfect setting, ideal for a romantic dinner. And finally, the spa offers many treatments to take care of yourself.
The calm and beautiful setting of Thailand’s beaches can be improved only by these eco-friendly, luxurious resorts.We know you can’t wait any longer to admire the spellbinding ocean from the comfort of your room. Book your next trip to Thailand with the help of Asia Highlights!Our knowledgeable staff will help you to plan every step of your trip, to ensure you and your loved ones a hassle-free vacation.
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