Luxury Thailand Holidays: 4 of the Best Resorts

BY Daniel Hales

Beautiful beaches, check. Crystal clear sea, check. Incredible cuisine bursting with freshness and flavour, check. There’s no secret as to why a luxury holiday in Thailand is the perfect choice for relaxing and recharging. But choosing where to stay is a more delicate matter, so read on to discover four of Yonder’s favourite luxury Thailand holiday resorts.

SALA Samui Choengmon Beach Resort

With 50km of coastline characterised by the most beautiful selection of beaches imaginable, Koh Samui – Thailand’s second largest island – is the perfect place to eat, sleep and relax on your luxury Thailand holiday.

Samui has everything. From lazy white-sanded beaches and exquisite culinary delights, to swimming, shopping and incredible nightlife. Whatever your tipple and whether you’re visiting for a family holiday or a couples holiday, you’ll be in heaven.

At the beautiful and secluded Choengmon Beach in Samui’s north eastern tip – just a short trip from the airport – you’ll slip away from the crowds and melt away into an ambience that’s pristine, peaceful perfection.

The SALA Samui Choengmon Beach Resort runs right along the stunning sands of Choengmon, with two sea view swimming pools to choose from and a delightful fusion of traditional Thai architecture and luxurious facilities where you’ll be pampered by excellent staff.

Six Senses Samui

Koh Samui island’s most treasured quality is undoubtedly its natural beauty. The sights and sounds of its palm-lined beaches and mountainous rainforest are enough to loosen anyone’s shoulders. It’s everything you need for the most relaxing of luxury Thailand holidays.

But if you need a bit more help, you’ll find it at the Six Senses Samui.

Right on the island’s northern tip, at the Six Senses you’ll experience the beauty of Samui as it meets the Gulf of Thailand in one of the retreat’s 66 serene hideaways. These rustic villas offer tranquillity and privacy that’s unbeatable on the island – accompanied by blissful spas, your pick of hatha yoga and reiki and superb cuisine.

For a romantic couples holiday, we recommend lazing in the incredible infinity pool and watching the sun melt into the sea, followed by fresh, award-winning dining on the retreat’s sun-terraced cliff face.

The Siam Hotel, Bangkok

Escape the business of Bangkok on your luxury holiday in Thailand by stepping into The Siam’s world of opulent serenity.

This unique hotel effortlessly combines traditional Thai architecture with modern, Art Deco styles to produce one of the coolest, crispest luxury hotels in Thailand we’ve seen.

The Siam’s range of stylish suites, relaxed pool villas and the refreshingly relaxed Connie’s Cottage (perfect for a couples holiday in Thailand) will provide an exclusive sanctuary oozing with classic Thai charm.

At the Opium Spa, you can take your pick from a wide range of wellness treatments and activities, from traditional spa treatments to yoga and meditation.

And when it comes to the dining experience, there are a range of options, from the Thai teakwood-infused Chon Thai Restaurant to the stylish Deco Bar & Bistro – all set by the Chao Phraya River.

If you leave the comfort of this luxury Bangkok hotel, The Siam offers a variety of carefully selected classic Bangkok experiences, whether you fancy giving Muay Thai a go, or taking the cosmopolitan route into town and avoiding the traffic jams with a short river cruise.

The Racha, Ko Racha Yai

Just 12 miles south of Thailand’s largest and hugely popular island of Phuket lie the twin islands of Ko Racha Yai and Ko Racha Noi. Famous for their crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches, these islands are ideal havens for a family holiday in Thailand.

Racha Yai boasts a beautiful crescent bay with pristine sands and perfect water, providing the perfect destination for one of our favourite luxury island resorts – The Racha.

Perfectly in keeping with its heavenly surroundings, The Racha exudes a minimalist style and tropical ambience without compromising comfort and elegance.

The Racha offers a range of dining options, from savouring seafood straight from the sea in an authentic Thai atmosphere to homemade gelato and cocktails by the pool.