Top 10 resorts in Thailand (with photos and map)


With hundreds of beautiful tropical islands, Thailand has no shortage of beautiful resorts. This list presents the best Resorts in Thailand , according to the evaluation of visitors. While hotels in Thailand are available in all price ranges, the resorts on this list are upscale. Most of the luxury resorts are located on the islands of Koh Samui and Phuket.

The best accommodation prices can be found during Thailand’s low season, which unsurprisingly coincides with the region’s monsoon season.

1. Banyan Tree Samui

Banyan Tree Resort Samui Thailand
Banyan Tree Samui

The Banyan Tree Resort has a collection of private villas, each with its own private pool. Each villa at this luxurious Koh Samui resort is designed with Thai elements using local materials. Floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass doors open to open decks. The resort overlooks the rocky cliffs and sandy beaches along Koh Samu’s Lamai Bay and is just a half-hour drive from Samui International Airport.

2. Layana Resort & Spa

Layana Resort And Spa Thailand
Layana Resort & Spa

The luxurious Layana Resort and Spa is located on the west coast of Koh Lanta Yai, on Phra-Ae Beach. Facing a 3-kilometer stretch of fine white sand beach, the adults-only hotel is set in a picturesque setting of wooded hills. The hotel has 50 rooms each with four bedrooms, nestled in gardens, balcony, satellite and multilingual TV channels.

3. Paresa Resort Phuket

Paresa Resort Phuket Thailand
Paresa Resort Phuket

Perched on top of a cliff amid tropical forests, overlooking azure waters and a picturesque panorama of the Andaman Sea, Paresa Resort is an oasis of tranquility and luxury. All villas and suites have ocean views and offer different sea and nature views. This Thai resort in Phuket is located near many attractions including Patong Beach, as well as Karon Beach.

4. Sri Panwa Villas Phuket

Sri Panwa Villas Phuket Resort Thailand
Villa Sri Panwa in Phuket

This boutique hotel is located above the waters of the Andaman Sea in Cape Panwa, southeast of Phuket. It offers panoramic views from the top of Cape Panwa, as well as an exclusive private beach. The resort offers accommodation in one and two bedroom pool villas and family suites. Amenities at all villas include a private infinity pool with hot tub and outdoor hot tub.

5. Bo Phut Resort Spa

Bo Phut Resort Spa Resort Thailand
Bophut Resort Spa

Combining an exotic and tranquil setting, Bo Phut Resort Spa is located at the northern tip of Koh Samui, on the Gulf of Thailand. The 32 villas and 29 deluxe rooms are designed in a modern Thai style with modern amenities.

6. The Khao Lak Meridian

Le Meridien Khao Lak Resort Thailand
Le Meridien Khao Lak

Nestled between unspoiled forests and 10 kilometers of unspoiled beach, Le Méridien Khao Lak Beach and Spa Resort offers an indulgent experience. Numerous facilities include three swimming pools, an award-winning spa, six restaurants with creative menus, and a variety of sports facilities.

7. Chalet Long Beach

Long Beach Chalet Resort Thailand
Chalet Long Beach

Perhaps the most affordable on this list of resorts in Thailand, Long Beach Chalet is located on Ko Lanta Island, near Long Beach and Klong Dao Beach. A beach bar, poolside bar, and lounge bar are open for drinks. Each of the 15 individually furnished and decorated rooms has a balcony overlooking the garden. The rooms also feature free internet access and cable TV.

8. Mai Samui Beach Resort Spa

Mai Samui Beach Resort Spa Resort Thailand
Mai Samui Beach Resort Spa

Mai Samui Beach Resort is an elegant hideaway located on the west coast of Koh Samui. The resort consists of 97 rooms ranging from the elegant Deluxe Room to the decadent Villa Mai Pool Villa. The hotel spa offers a number of relaxing treatments, from cleansing facials and aromatic salt scrubs to ancient Thai massages, all performed by professional therapists in a wonderfully relaxing setting.

9. Luxury sandalwood villas

The best luxury sandalwood villas in Thailand
Luxury sandalwood villas

Sandalwood Luxury Villas are located on the hillside amid lush tropical gardens on Koh Samui Island. The villas are an elegant combination of traditional Thai design and modern elegance. Each of the 40 villas has its own charm and has a balcony or terrace from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Siam.

10. Ko Yao Island Resort

Best Resort in Thailand, Ko Yao Island
Ko Yao Island

Koyao Island Resort is located on Ko Yao Island in Phang Nga Bay, near Phuket, in southern Thailand. Remote but still accessible, the resort is surrounded by secluded beaches, rainforests and uninhabited islands. The hotel has 23 luxury villas, designed in traditional Thai architectural style, each overlooking the beach with its own private garden.


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