With so many diverse destinations and experiences to enjoy, Thailand is ideal for a luxury holiday. Thailand is a destination where you can start your holiday unwinding at an intimate boutique hotel in the mountains, and round it off with a week on a tropical island in a private beachfront villa. Whether you want to treat yourself to a rejuvenating break at a world-class health and wellness resort or live the A-list lifestyle at any of Bangkok’s high-end hotels, you are spoilt for choice in Thailand. And with the country representing such good value for money, you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy some of the best luxury experiences Thailand has to offer.
Thailand luxury inspiration
If you’re looking for travel inspiration, check out our series of luxury Thailand articles. We’ve put together tips and advice from luxury travel experts to help you plan your dream Thailand trip and enjoy the amazing experiences that can be found all around the country.
Travel in vintage style on board the Eastern and Oriental Express or enjoy some of the most romantic dining experiences in Asia. Stay on a private island near Ko Samui or wake up to the magical sight and sounds of elephants at Anantara Golden Triangle in Chiang Rai or Elephant Hills in Khao Sok National Park.
Where to stay
Thailand is renowned for its hospitality and wherever you choose to stay in the Land of Smiles you can expect a heartfelt welcome. Take a look at our destination guides to give you some ideas for what to see and do during your holiday.
If you fancy the idea of getting off the beaten track, there are no shortage of options. Located in Phang Nga Bay between Phuket and Krabi, the laidback island of Ko Yao Noi is home to the gorgeous Six Senses Yao Noi. Over on Thailand’s East Coast, stay on the quiet island of Ko Kood and relax in style at Soneva Kiri or High Season Villa Resort. Or head south to delightful Trang province and indulge in barefoot luxury at Sivalai Beach Resort on Ko Mook. From Ko Mook, hire a private longtail boat to take you across to the serene islands of Ko Kradan and Ko Ngai.
Staying in a luxury hotel doesn’t mean you have to forego local experiences. It’s good to see an increasing number of hotels in Thailand taking their corporate responsibilities seriously. Not just towards the environment, but to the staff and local communities who play such an important part in making your holiday extra special. The Sarojin Khao Lak is one example with their ‘Sarojin Cares’ initiatives which help the local community as well as focusing on eco-friendly activities.
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Best time to visit Thailand
Thailand is a year-round destination and any month can be a good month to visit. Take a look at our best time to visit Thailand article which includes a month-by-month guide to Thailand’s weather.
In a post-Covid world, the smiles and welcome you receive in Thailand will be extra special. The country is looking forward to bouncing back safely and most luxury hotels and resorts have already completed the necessary steps to join Thailand’s innovative Safety & Health Association (SHA) scheme.
In mid-2020 we spoke with Khun Waraporn, Assistant Managing Director at the luxury Devasom Khao Lak to get her views on the ‘new normal’. The family-run resort was one of the first hotels in Thailand to be awarded the SHA certificate. Khun Waraporn pointed out that Thailand managed to handle the pandemic well and is confident that the high hygiene standards and measures required by the SHA scheme will ensure Thailand is a safe sanctuary for overseas and domestic tourists.
Book your luxury Thailand holiday
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