The Best Places In Thailand For A Luxury Getaway 

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Our Picks for a Luxurious Stay in Thailand

The Land of Smiles, formerly known as the Kingdom of Thailand, is arguably among the most exotic and naturally enticing destinations in the world. So, it’s no wonder why millions of people from all over the world hail to Thailand’s shores on an annual basis to enjoy all of the splendour and excitement that this beautiful country has to offer.

Whether they be lone wanderers seeking adventure, young families hungry for an action-packed vacation, bachelors in need of some colourful nightlife, or even a newlywed couple bound for a honeymoon in paradise; Thailand has something for absolutely everyone.

In this article, we are going to focus on the best places in Thailand for a luxury getaway. Whichever category of adventurer you fall under, we can guarantee that all of the following destinations will blow you away with their immense beauty & authenticity.


Yang - Japonica Villas on Phuket

Phuket is the largest island in Thailand. It’s so large in fact, that without consulting the map, you likely wouldn’t even realise you were on an island. There is a large bridge that connects Phuket to mainland Thailand, but it can also be accessed via air and sea.

The main reason why we have selected Phuket for our luxury getaway list is the sheer variety of choice available. You can stay in Phuket town for a little authenticity, the bustling town of Patong for a more upbeat and wild-party style, or simply check yourself into one of the many luxurious beach resorts or quality private villas which are carefully scattered throughout the island.

Our Recommended Accommodation on Phuket:

  • Villa Yang
  • Villa Japonica

Hua Hin

Hua Hin is a beachside town that rests quietly, overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. Once referred to as a “sleepy town”, Hua Hin has since expanded reasonably so, with plenty of exciting excursions available for those with more active appetites. Of course, for those who want luxury and privacy and nothing more, Hua Hin certainly has that in abundance.

With so many sea-view villas available to rent, and five-star beachside resorts for you to choose from, you won’t have any trouble finding your luxury fix here. That, and it’s a short journey from Bangkok, so access to Hua Hin is relatively effortless.

Our Recommended Accommodation in Hua Hin:

  • Villa Anthuria
  • Sida Villa Tropical


Kanchanaburi is a fan favourite location in Thailand as it is rich with historical landmarks and other fascinating excursions. As an example, the Death Bridge over the River Khwae which was built during the second world war is a chilling yet interesting feat to behold. 

Aside from historical landmarks and cemeteries of war however, there is much natural beauty to explore, such as the waterfalls and natural rock waterslides.

All in all, Kanchanaburi is a splendid gem with plenty of luxury on offer.

Our Recommended Accommodation in Kanchanaburi:

  • The Poppy
  • Teakwood Villa

Koh Samui

Quartz - Lilly Villas on Samui

Koh Samui has long been branded a “party island” and one of the most popular islands in all of Thailand, but there is so much more on offer in this gorgeous corner of the world. If luxury is the key ingredient that you need on your vacation, then Koh Samui has it in abundance.

Certainly, there is plenty of nightlife and bustling markets for you to enjoy, but in the same breath, there is an overwhelming amount of privacy and tranquillity to be had if you know where to find it!

 We believe that Koh Samui is best enjoyed from the privacy of your very own luxury sea-view villa, however, with so many high-end resorts at your disposal, you can’t really go wrong.

Our Recommended Accommodation on Koh Samui:

  • Quartz House
  • Villa Lilly

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is an Emerald green paradise in the northern region of Thailand—Famous for its breath-taking mountain scenes, Chiang Mai is an especially popular spot for those who love nothing more than a stunning, natural view.

Of course, there’s so much more than misty mountains & dense forests to entice the weary traveller to this exceptional holiday destination; the boundless shopping experiences for one (whether in luxury mall outlets or busting street market stalls). Another attractive benefit of visiting Chiang Mai are the elaborate Buddhist temples that are scattered throughout the landscape. For those who favour luxury with a healthy spattering of culture, this is the place for you! 

Our Recommended Accommodation in Chiang Mai:

  • Baan Boo Loo Village
  • Mae Paradise

Koh Samet

Koh Samet is a stunning little island to the south-east of Bangkok in the Gulf of Thailand, off the coast of Rayong. This little gem has luxury in abundance with a grand selection of spectacular accommodation scattered throughout.

Of course, for those on a budget, there are some gorgeous beach huts available, but Koh Samet is best enjoyed in a private sea-view villa or five-star beach resort.

If you want the tropical island experience without having to venture too far from Bangkok, then Koh Samet is the ideal place.

Our Recommended Accommodation on Koh Samet:

  • Samed Villa Resort
  • Baan Ploy Sea

Koh Lanta

The Koh Lanta archipelago is located off the west coast of Thailand by the Andaman Coast and belongs to the Krabi Province. It has long been a favourite of many travellers passing through Thailand for its natural beauty, stunning beaches, and peaceful charm.

This gorgeous location enables you to enjoy the luxury of Thailand’s tropical islands in a location which hasn’t yet lost its “low-key” groove as many other of the more popular islands have.

Our Recommended Accommodation on Koh Lanta:

  • Atlanta Villa
  • Deepspace Villa X1

Koh Chang

Sea View - Elegance Villas on Koh Chang

Koh Chang is among the largest of the Gulf of Thailand islands, boasting dense and steep jungles with all manner of hiking trails and breath-taking waterfalls for you to absorb. How could we possibly write a list of the top 10 luxurious destinations in Thailand without including this little gem?

Whilst this island is certainly extremely attractive to backpackers and budget travellers, there is plenty of luxury accommodation for you to choose from. If the idea of staying in a premium beach by the crystal Gulf seas appeals, then this island is must-see.

Our Recommended Accommodation on Koh Chang:

  • Sea View Pool Villas
  • The Elegance Pool Villas


Krabi is the central hub for those looking to explore the tropical islands in the Southern region of Thailand. We have selected this spot for our top luxury getaway locations in Thailand due to its convenience.

Certainly, within Krabi town itself you might find yourself a little lacking in things to do. However, due to its prime location, you can easily access one of the many neighbouring islands for the occasional day trip here and there.

For luxury accommodation, as with anywhere in Thailand, a five-star resort or private luxury villa will be easy enough to find.

Our Recommended Accommodation in Krabi:

  • KG Private Pool Villa
  • Baan Santhiya Private Pool Villas


Bangkok is probably the last location that you expected to see make its way onto the “Best Places in Thailand For A Luxury Getaway” list but bear with us.

Certainly, Bangkok is renowned the world over as being one of the most vibrant and bustling locations in the world. However, if you know where to look, there is luxury, privacy, and escape to be found in the broiling metropolis of Bangkok.

In fact, Bangkok is home to some of the most high-end luxury hotels, villas, and resorts in the world. This means that when you’re not out exploring the busy streets, you can step into your small corner of paradise and feel like you’re in a different world entirely.

With so much to see and do, we would highly recommend spending some time in Bangkok and exploring the many sights. Amidst the chaos, there truly is plenty of luxury and relaxation to be had!

Our Recommended Accommodation in Bangkok:

  • The Siam
  • The St. Regis Bangkok

So, Where Will You Stay? 

The fact is, the spectacular nation of Thailand has so much beauty and culture to offer that no matter where you go, you can’t really go wrong. The Thai people are among the friendliest and most hospitable people on the planet and they take caring for their guests incredibly seriously.

So, if it’s luxury that you want, you’ll have to spend some extra time finding the perfect accommodation for you. However, once you step outside and start exploring the tropical landscape, you’ll find luxury in all manner of shapes and sizes.

If you need more inspiration, Inspiring Villas has a wide selection of premium quality luxury villas available in Phuket, Koh Samui, Hua Hin and more—all of which made their way into this ultimate luxury getaway guide. Browse at your leisure and see if you can find the perfect luxury villa to accommodate you and yours.

In any case, we wish you have a great time on your vacation in Thailand. We’re confident in the fact that you will fall in love and never want to leave.

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