Top 10 Romantic Escapes in Thailand
On your next trip to Thailand, check into one of these unique resorts for a vacation filled with five star service, amazing views and delicious cuisine. Whether you want to get away to the coast or visit Bangkok for some shopping and sightseeing, our list of Top 10 Romantic Escapes in Thailand will provide a great starting point for planning your couples' vacation. Some of the resorts offer facilities such as scenic golf and spas while others are more secluded, inviting you to relax surrounded by nature.
Banyan Tree DoublePool Villas
Banyan Tree DoublePool Villas in Phuket is an ultra luxury hideaway for couples with just 24 stunning villas, each with huge pool surrounded by landscaped tropical gardens. A sandy tropical beach fronts the resort, great for swimming and romantic sunset walks. Choose from a rich menu of Eastern and holistic therapies focused on finding spiritual, mental and physical harmony. The resort offers meditation and yoga classes, including soothing yoga, to help you relax and rejuvenate. Play a challenging game of golf at Laguna Phuket Golf Club. Facilities include a covered area for sun and rain protection, a full length driving range, putting greens, practice bunkers and chipping areas. The fitness center has modern gym equipment and tennis courts.
Take cooking classes using fresh seasonal ingredients. Guests participating in the class receive a certificate. Each villa is so spacious and luxurious that you may be tempted to order in and have a meal in the privacy of your own terrace. Or you can ask the staff to set up a romantic dinner right on the water. If you prefer to eat at a restaurant, Tre serves contemporary French Vietnamese cuisine. Nightly rates start at THB 29,000 per night (+66 76 372 400, website).
Akaryn Samui on Hanuman Bay
AKARYN Samui is a luxury newcomer in Koh Samui, located on the secluded Hanuman Bay with a 500-meter white-sand beach. The resort offers just 34 suites and villas, all with private pools. The service is five star, but strives to be as unobtrusive as possible so that you can relax in a casual setting. The beach is the centerpiece of the property, offering swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and other activities. If you decide to simply relax, take advantage of the Beach Pampering Service to get a delivery of beach treats, cucumber slices for the eyes, fresh towels and even have your sunglasses cleaned, all complimentary.
Another great way to relax is to visit Spa IV which uses organic products and offers a diverse menu of treatments. Try one of the signature crystal rooms designed to align your aura. You don't have to worry too much about which room to book since they are all spacious and luxurious. If you go with a suite, ask for one with a view of the water so that you can read and take naps in the plush daybed on the terrace. The villas are decorated in Asian style with genuine antiques and offer pools with water views. For the aspiring chefs, the resort offers Thai cooking classes taught by master chefs. Resort facilities include a submerged pool bar, a gym and both indoor and outdoor dining options. There is a library, Tea Salon, kids' pool, yoga classes, sauna and steam rooms, and a free-form swimming pool with pool bar. Rates at the hotel start at 6,400 Thai Baht.
Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
Mandarin Oriental Bangkok is the hotel of choice for traveling royalty and dignitaries. The hotel is furnished with opulence and features one of the most beautiful spas in the world. The spa is situated in a Thai-style house of carved, golden teak wood. Try the popular Oriental Massage, the Jet Lag Recovery Treatment or the Oriental Herbal Pack. The hotel offers 358 guest rooms and 35 suites, most with scenic river views. Guest accommodations are decorated with Thai touches and feature a work desk, a bathroom with separate bathtub and walk-in shower and private butler service. The hotel has nine restaurants and lounges, including Le Normandie, one of Asia's most renowned French restaurants, and Lord Jim's which features traditional Thai dancing. Room rates start at THB 13,150 per night (+66-2-659-9000, website).
Point Yamu by Como – Phuket
Adventure movie lovers and James Bond fans will fall in love with Point Yamu by Como in Phuket. It is located on a peninsula, very close to the Phang Nga Bay where the movie "The Man with the Golden Gun" was filmed. The luxury hotel offers stunning views of the lime stone cliffs and coral reefs of the Andaman Sea. The Italian designer Paola Navone has worked with Gervasoni and Armani Casa to create simple and elegant spaces throughout the hotel. There are 30 villas and 79 rooms at the resort, all offering stunning views of the bay. The interiors are contemporary and uncluttered, with turquoise and blue accents. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame beautiful ocean views. Ask for a room with a private terrace where you can have breakfast overlooking the ocean.
The hotel has two restaurants. La Sirena serves Italian cuisine next to the pool overlooking the bay. Sample Thai dishes at Nahmyaa, inspired by street food of Thailand. Choose from curries, noodle soups, sates, fish cakes as well as fried, steamed or grilled fish. The Central Bar is open daily from 9 am to midnight, serving juices, smoothies and delicious cocktails. The lounge is on the ground floor offers a diverse selection of drinks and snacks. The COMO Shambhala Retreat is a beautiful Thai wellness center with a yoga studio, 7 treatment rooms and 4 Thai massage alcoves. Two of the treatment rooms were designed to accommodate couples. The wellness center has a gym, Jacuzzi and separate men's and women's steam rooms. Get married with spectacular views of Phang Nga Bay while the hotel wedding planners take care of your every wish. The courtyard at the hotel can accommodate weddings of up to 150 people. The resort is 25 minutes from Phuket International Airport. Room rates start at THB 15,000 per night (website).
Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai
If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind place to immerse yourself in the Thai culture, book a stay at the Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai. The resort offers a wide selection of cultural activities, as well as luxury amenities such as two swimming pools and a beautiful Thai spa. The resort is set on 60 natural acres with views over paddy fields. You will be close to Chiang Mai's major cultural attractions and just 15 minutes from the airport. Ban Sam Lang, the Arts and Crafts village, offers traditional demonstrations, lectures and classes in flower arranging, dance and music. Guests are invited to participate in daily rituals, such as the offering of rice to Buddhist monks on their morning alms rounds.
Learn Thai cooking techniques from the best at the Oriental Culinary Academy. The cooking school offers lessons for up to 20 students at a time. Classes take place 6 days of the week and include informative trips to the local market and preparation of a four course meal. Choose from several distinct accommodation options, including 54 colonial suites, all with separate sitting areas; 64 private villas, some with private plunge pools and 5 opulent residences, some with private pools. Choose from a variety of flavors on your vacation to Thailand, including Fine French cuisine at Farang Ses, regional Chinese dishes at Fujian, Authentic Thai dining at Le Grand Lanna, Mediterranean breakfasts and Sunday Jazz brunch at Akaligo, light lunches at Colonial Pool Bar, poolside dining at Loy Kham Bar, evening cocktails at Horn Bar and cake at the Oriental Shop. Room rates at the resort start at THB 18,099 per night (+66 (53) 888 888, website).
Hyatt Regency Hua Hin
Hyatt Regency Hua Hin Thailand is a luxury 5 star tropical beach getaway set on a sandy stretch of beach. Surrounded by over 12 acres of lush tropical gardens, the hotel has designer pools and ocean views. The hotel has 211 guest rooms and suites with private balconies and original artwork. The Barai residential spa offers 18 private treatment rooms, and eight spa suites for treatments and overnight stays. Treatments are inspired by Thai traditions and the balance of the four elements: water, earth, air and fire. Local attractions include Klai Kang Won Palace, Pa-La-U Waterfall and Hua Hin Night Market. If you are traveling with children, there is a water slide, game room and many water sports. Room rates start at 3,600 THB per night (+66 3 252 1234, website).
Vana Belle in Koh Samui
Vana Belle in Koh Samui offers 80 private suites and villas with stunning ocean views. Koh Samui is Thailand's third largest island, surrounded by warm tropical waters, a beautiful coral reef abundant with fish and other marine life. Calm tropical surroundings at the hotel are enhanced with a luxury spa and relaxing activities such as yoga and gourmet dining. Each suite and villa has a private pool and terrace, ideal for lounging in the sun. Rates start from THB 15,000/night (about USD $505). The hotel's sister property W Retreat Koh Samui is another great place to stay in Koh Samui.
Santiburi Beach Resort
Santiburi Beach Resort, Golf and Spa is located on 23 lush tropical acres in Koh Samui in northern Thailand. The hotel has a calm sandy beach ideal for swimming, a wide range of luxurious suites and villas, fine restaurants and lounges, wellness and entertainment facilities. Play golf on a nearby scenic island golf course or choose from various sporting options at and near the resort. The hotel has a dozen luxurious single or double bedroom duplex suites and 59 spacious villas overlooking the scenic gardens or the beach. Ask for a villa closest to the beach so that you can go for a refreshing swim when you wake up in the morning.
The Vimarnmek showcases mouth-watering buffets of continental and Asian dishes. Thai cuisine is served at the Sala Thai, while the Rim Talay offers grilled seafood and views of Mae Nam Bay. The Taksin Lounge and Poolside Bar offer a menu of snacks, light lunch, refreshing beverages and cocktails. Relax with a massage in one of the private treatment rooms with tropical Jacuzzi gardens. The hotel has an air-conditioned fitness center, fully-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.
The Par-72, 6,930-yard golf course has been called one of the beautiful courses in Asia and is part of the PGA Asian Tour. The course is located 10 minutes from the hotel end enjoys cool mountain winds. As a guest, you will receive tee time priority on the course. There is no handicap requirement to play. It is recommended that beginner golfers start on the easier 9 holes because the course is quite demanding. The clubhouse features Thai architectural style and has views down towards the sea. There is a pro shop that sells and rents equipment. Green Fee is THB 3.000 for hotel guests, plus mandatory THB 750 for the cart and THB 300 for the personal caddy. (For non-hotel guests green fee is THB 4.000 per round plus mandatory THB 300 for the caddy and THB 750 for the cart).
You can participate in several organized sports activities, such as batik painting, gel candle making and Thai culinary classes. The Kids' Activity Center offers a game room, library and competitive outdoor activities. For kids aged three years and younger, there is The Kid's Club that attends to their needs. At the end of every fun-filled day, complimentary tea drinks and refreshments are served to parents while kids are treated to a buffet. Plan a dream beach wedding at the resort, followed by a relaxing honeymoon in the tropics.
Guests have access to resort butlers, private limousine transfers and other five star services. Beach butlers pamper guests with complimentary bottled mineral water, towels, ice cream and fruits twice a day. Room rates start at 8,180 THB per night (+66 77 425 031, website).
Thailand Deals and Trips
Check into one of the luxury resorts in Phuket, known for its sandy beaches and sunny weather. Or travel to one of the nearby islands for complete privacy and seclusion. Packages and luxury deals include free nights, room discounts, dining credits, free massages and free dining for kids.
Families save 15%
Plan a luxury trip to Phuket and save 15% at Banyan Tree Phuket on certain villa types. The special includes breakfast, airport transfers, and a Daily THB 4,000 food credit. Plan your trip between May 15 and the October 31 during the Laguna Family Festival and receive these additional family perks: Kids Dine free (one child per one full paying adult) in the restaurants (does not apply to room service). Children between 9 and 16 years get a free round of golf when playing with a paying adult. The hotel also offers free tennis and free select excursions for kids.
Third Night Free on a Luxury Private Island
Buy three nights and get a free third night on the luxury Naka Island in Thailand. A Starwood Luxury Collection property, Naka Island is private and secluded, which makes it a perfect honeymoon getaway.
Penthouse Special Offer
Book 4 consecutive nights in a Seaview Jacuzzi Penthouse at the Movenpick Resort Bangtao Beach, Phuket and save with a special. The resort offers just 40 luxury residences, surrounded by pools and a sandy beach. Enjoy luxury service in the resort restaurants, bars and in your room. The eco-friendly resort is a perfect for beach enthusiasts who like slick modern decor. The Seaview Jacuzzi Penthouse has 3 bedrooms, offering plenty of space to families.
Save 15% When You Book 7 Days in Advance
If you are planning to stay at least two nights and book 7 days in advance, you can save 15% at The Surin Phuket with rates from THB 6,960. The resort offers other specials and packages, including a spa package for couples, summer specials, luxury honeymoon package and other promotions.