As certain parts of the world slowly lift COVID-19-related restrictions, many of us are planning the perfect post-pandemic summer trip. A popular option is Thailand, which is opening up to tourists by lifting restrictions to make travel more convenient. If you’re planning to visit the Southeast Asian country for your vacation, look no further than our round-up of some of the best hotels and resorts where you can relax on the beach, sample local foods, partake in wellness retreats and more.
Keep scrolling for some of Thailand’s best beach resorts to spend your summer vacation at.
The first of the 33 luxury hotels under the Aman brand, Amanpuri is located on the west coast of Phuket. The property overlooks the Andaman Sea and houses 40 guest pavilions and 40 villas. Guests can enjoy everything from the scenic views by the swimming pool to the holistic wellness center. The resort is currently undergoing seasonal maintenance and will reopen on August 1st.
Location: 118 ถนนศรีสุนทร Cherngtalay Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Anantara is located on the banks of the Mae Ping River in the heart of Chiang Mai. Those staying at this resort can immerse themselves in local culture with Muay Thai and cooking classes while touring temples, villages and more.
Location: 123, 1 Charoen Prathet Rd, Tambon Chang Khlan, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Located on Karon Beach, this Phuket resort offers beautiful views from its own water park. In addition to guest rooms and suites, Centara offers more secluded accommodation options such as villas.
Location: 683 Karon Beach, Patak Rd, Karon, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Devasom is a luxury boutique beach resort with locations in Hua Hin and Khao Lak. The Hua Hin area is located on a private beach with 24 guest rooms and villas with panoramic views. Guests can relax by the large pool on the horizon and take Thai cooking classes, take day trips to nearby attractions, and more.
Location: 1446/23 Petchkasem Road (Km.207), Hua Hin, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110, Thailand
The Four Seasons Koh Samui Resort is located on the northwest end of the island. The hotel offers access to private beaches and offers guests a relaxing experience at the Secret Garden Spa, yoga studio, and more. Those looking to stay active can try Muay Thai, as well as water sports like paddleboarding and kayaking.
Location: 219, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand
Located on Khuk Khak Beach, JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa is all about mindfulness and tranquility. Rooms and suites here are filled with traditional Khao Lak touches, which are accompanied by white-sand beaches in front of the resort.
Location: 41/12 Moo 3 Khuk Khak, Khao Lak, Takua Pa District, Phang-nga 82220, Thailand
Located on Choeng Mon Beach, Meliá overlooks the Gulf of Thailand with outstanding facilities including a loop pool, to which 55 rooms have direct access from private terraces. Guests can also relax with massages and facials at the YHI Spa.
Location: 83, Choeng Mon Beach, Bo Put, Amphoe Ko Samui, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
Phulay Bay is an ideal getaway where you can enjoy the great outdoors with wellness-focused activities like yoga on the beach, hiking and more. The place also offers wellness retreats and cultural experiences for tourists.
Location: 111 Moo 3 Nongthalay, Muang Krabi 81180, Thailand
Housed in a total of 71 pavilions and villas, Rosewood Phuket features leisure facilities, swimming pools, a fitness center, a spa center and more. The resort is pet friendly and offers amenities and services for your four-legged friends.
Location: 88/28 Muen-Ngern Rd, Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150, Thailand
SAii Phi Phi Island Village is a dreamy destination on a private beach overlooking the Andaman Sea. Visitors can stay in one of the resort’s 189 Thai-style bungalows or 12 Hillside Pool Villas, each with a private swimming pool. In addition to the rooms, the hotel’s facilities include restaurants, bars, a spa, a recreation center and more.
Location: 49 หมู่ 8, Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand