If you’re looking for the ultimate relaxation, the ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, then head to a luxury escape in Thailand where you’ll be greeted by crystal-clear waters and white sand beaches.
In Thailand there are resorts to vie the best of the best anywhere in the world. If you want absolute quiet, there are even Thai resorts which do not allow children or pets; it can be an adult-only, noiseless escape, the kind you would adore if you are looking for the ultimate stress buster. Come with us on a journey of the ultimate escapes!
If you want unspoilt sands, untouched nature, and absolute relaxation, head straight to Khao Lak. It’s the perfect destination for some peace, quiet and discreet romance. There are several top-class resorts at Khao Lak, such as the uber-luxurious villa-based Beyond Resort. Only those above 18 can stay here. This resort overlooks the pristine white sands of Pakweep Beach along the shores of the turquoise blue Andaman Sea. This haven of relaxation is located at a distance of an hour’s drive from Phuket International Airport.
Imagine Khao Lak – long stretches of white sandy beaches bordered by green jungle-clad mountains; incredible fine dining restaurants, vibrant nightlife and plenty of boutique shops for shopping. It’s heaven on earth. Beyond Resorts have independent beach-front villas, with all the comforts you could need. The villas are surrounded by five large swimming pools and plenty of palm trees for shade. There are lounge areas with traditional Thai pagodas, large beach umbrellas and comfortable lounge chairs.
At Khao Lak, you can enjoy a number of activities such as scuba diving, windsurfing, snorkelling, petanque, stand-up paddle boarding, beach volleyball, golfing and mountain biking. You can even boat to the Similan Islands and enjoy diving into the crystal clear waters there. To top it all, you can enjoy some great spa treatments at the Kanda Day Spa. Khao Lak offers one of the best luxuries escapes Thailand, one that would make any traveller truly happy.
Some of Thailand’s most sought-after white sand beaches are in Phuket. If you’re into scuba diving and snorkelling, Phuket should be your default destination. The island has a plethora of restaurants and bars along with a bustling night scene and plenty of markets and shops.
If you love partying the night away, then Phuket is the place for you. Just visit Bangla Road and join in on the all-night parties there. If you want quiet, peace and a true luxury escape, there are many resorts in Phuket that offer you what you need. The historic Old Town with its beautiful medley of architectural influences and temples adds a touch of culture to Phuket.
Phuket is close to some of Thailand’s most captivating sights. Be sure to check out the breathtaking Phang Nga Bay, with its islands, caves, emerald green waters and dramatic limestone rock formations. There’s some great diving to be had in Phang Nga Bay with its incredibly rich coral reefs. Also the breathtaking Phi Phi islands, where the famous Maya Bay is located, is close to Phuket as well.
Karon Beach is one of the most pristine beaches in Phuket. As far as resorts go, you cannot do better than the Banyan Tree Phuket, where each villa has its own private pool. This resort oozes affluence and exclusivity, and it is the best place if you want to disconnect from urban life and escape to nature. Located in the Laguna Phuket complex, the resort is famous for its Banyan Tree Phuket Spa and the nearby Laguna Golf course. Phuket is a popular choice for Thailand holidays; this island sees a lot of traffic during peak travel season.
Koh Samui offers some of the most pristine island experiences in Thailand. The island is known for its beautiful, sprawling coconut groves, lush rainforest, beaches strewn with palm trees and many luxury resorts. One of the best resorts here is the Mai Samui Beach Resort & Spa, which offers airport pickup and drop, buffet breakfasts, massages, BBQ beach dinners, excursions and classes and more. The resort also offers free stay for two kids, which is a bonus. Some the best Thailand luxury hotels are located near this resort.
There’s much to do and see on this island paradise. The Hin Lad Waterfall and Temple make for wonderful daytime excursions. Do check out the Chaweng Beach from where you can witness the most stunning sunsets. Fisherman’s Village is the place to hit for some flavoursome seafood dining options. You can boat over to the wonderful islands of Ang Thong National Marine Park and check out the reefs and marine life there. With so many beaches around, you can spend your days in a different beach each day. Koh Samui is full of possibilities for the adventurous and the beach-lover.
If you’re a scuba diving enthusiast, head straight to Koh Tao, which is the best place for it. Also known as ‘Turtle Island’, Koh Tao is lined with pretty lantern-lit restaurants and sweet little sandy coves. There are plenty of dive shops here so you don’t need to bring your own gear. Scuba diving is one of the best things to do in Thailand.
If you’re new to diving, you can sign up for your PADI or SSI Open Water certification here. This certification usually takes about 4 days. If you don’t plan on spending four days on this island, then opt for one day Discovery Dives, where you’ll be diving for 12 metres without certification. Certified holidaymakers can take up advanced courses as well, night dives, Nitrox diving, wreck diving and shark diving.
Koh Tao has an excellent nightlife and the odd full moon night party. If you’re in Koh Tao, stay at the Casas del Sol which offers five contemporary self-catering hillside villas. These villas have pools overlooking the sea. If you are a diver, then stay at the Nangyuan Island Dive Resort on the unspoilt Koh Nang Yuan islet just Koh Tao.
Koh Pha Ngan
If you are a party animal, then head straight to Koh Pha Ngan. Here, parties can go on for three four days and nights. This island is well known for its beachside full moon parties at Haad Rin’s Sunrise Beach. This island sees a lot of visitors during peak season who come here for the dancing, drinking and cavorting on white sands.
Yes, there are secluded beaches far away from the partying crowd for a bit of relaxation. The Bottle Beach, perhaps one of the best beaches in all of Thailand, is on this island. If you are in need of some rejuvenation, check yourself into an afternoon of recovery at the luxury Ayurvana Spa at Santhiya Resort on Thong Nai Pan Noi Beach.
Just a boat ride away is the Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa, located on the Thong Nai Pan Noi Beach. This luxurious resort offers you all the cool amenities you require and is still close enough to all the partying and shopping. Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa is one of the top luxury resorts Thailand.
Suncliff Resort is located at a walk of 10 minutes from Sunrise and Sunset beaches. This resort comprises of rustic and luxurious huts on stilts located among the tropical trees. You’ll get beautiful views of the ocean from these huts. With all these fabulous islands and their terrific beaches and wonderful waters, it’s a wonder that you haven’t applied for your Thailand Visa yet!
A trip to Thailand is the best to rejuvenate your tired spirits and body. Experience a Thai massage, especially the incredible foot massage and you’ll never want to leave Thailand. This incredible paradise offers the most pristine beaches, beautiful landscapes and crystal clear waters – it’s enough to make anyone happy.