Best Resorts In Thailand You Should Head To For Your Dream Beach Vacation

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White sands, blue waters and a vibe that is bound to bring you back over and over again—Thailand is a beach lover’s paradise, to say the least. Even though tourism in the country is booming like never before, there are still spots that remain untouched and pristine as ever. And since no great beach vacation is ever complete with a luxurious stay, here are the absolute best resorts in Thailand you should be putting up in the next time you visit the country:

Photo of Pimalai Resort & Spa, Krabi, Lang Sod pier - Koh Lanta, Ko Lanta Yai, Ko Lanta District, Krabi, Thailand by Nikita Das - Vagabond Stories

Where: Koh Lanta, Krabi, Thailand

Ideal for: If you want to explore the best kept secret of Thailand and want to be luxuriously lost in nature, Pimalai Resorts and Spa is easily the best resort in Thailand for you.

What's so special: Pimalai Resorts and Spa was envisioned as a paradise where the traveller could fall in love with golden strips of sand and the green surrounding mountains. Unlike the rest of Koh Lanta, which is busy with tourists, this part is private and secluded, making it the perfect spot to turn this dream into a reality. Every aspect of the Pimalai Resorts and Spa is designed to provide guests the relaxation they deserve. Maintaining the comfort and personal space of guests is the primal priority of the well-trained staff at the property.

Accommodates: There are five types of rooms available ranging from comfortable deluxe rooms to opulent beach-side villas. The beach-side villas overlook the Andaman Sea and come with their own infinity pool so that guests can unwind in privacy. There are two to twelve people that can be accommodated in the rooms depending on the type of the room.

Price: The deluxe rooms are ₹17,000 per night; with breakfast buffet included. They also have one bedroom pavilion rooms which costs ₹40,000 a night, inclusive of breakfast.

What’s nearby: Walk down the beach to enjoy kayaking and windsurfing; take a day trip to Ko Ngai and Ko Kradan and hike through Thung Teao Forest Natural Park.

Photo of Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort, Ao Nang, อำเภอ เมือง, Krabi, Thailand by Nikita Das - Vagabond Stories

Where: Phi Phi Island, Thailand

Ideal for: Travellers seeking seclusion without compromising on comfort factor

What’s so special: Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort is located on a 70 acre land amidst swaying palm trees, fragrant gardens and a shore overlooking the beautiful Andaman Sea. The secluded bungalows conform to the natural surroundings and cool vistas. All the rooms have stylish furnishings and overlook the private 800 metre white sand beach owing to which it is considered as one of the best resorts in Thailand!

Accommodates: The resort has 201 rooms and 12 private hillside pool villas. You can choose from a variety of rooms such as the superior bungalow, deluxe sea view or the opulent hillside pool villa. Extra beds can also be arranged in the rooms which are chargeable depending on the type of room.

Price: Starts at approximately ₹17,000 per night for a double accommodation. All stay options at the resort are inclusive of a breakfast buffet.

What’s nearby: Witness colourful coral reefs at Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park; take a ride in Thailand's iconic long-tailed boats and visit Khao Phing Kan, also known as the James Bond island.

Photo of Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort Nong Thale Krabi Thailand by Nikita Das - Vagabond Stories

Where: Nong Thale Muang, Krabi, Thailand

Ideal for: Perfect for families who want to enjoy a secluded beach holiday

What’s so special: Nestled in a secluded area and just steps away from the pristine Klong Muong Beach, lies the Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort. With 240 plush guest rooms and suites, the beach resort also has two beachfront pools, a variety of restaurants, a spa and tropical gardens as well. To add to that, all the guest rooms at the Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort come loaded with modern amenities like coffee makers, modern bathrooms and private balconies to enjoy sweeping views from the room.

Accommodates: The resort offers an array of double rooms, each of which come with an option of extra bed for children above the age of 12 and adults. The maximum number of extra beds, cots and children allowed in existing beds is dependent on the room you choose.

Price: Starts at ₹16,000 per night for a double stay and goes up to ₹22,500 per night for a premium sea facing room. Guests can pay an additional ₹1,600 per room to add buffet breakfast to their stay.

What’s nearby: Participate in traditional Tai-Chi and Batik painting classes; push your limits with a rock climbing session and spend some time unwinding at Klong Thom hot springs.

Photo of Soneva Kiri Resort & Residences Ko Kut, Ko Kut District, Trat, Thailand by Nikita Das - Vagabond Stories

Where: Koh Kood, Thailand

Ideal for: Travellers who don't believe in compromising on the luxury factor

What's so special: If you're someone who considers themselves a sucker for luxury and are travelling to Thailand, you need to drop everything and book a stay at Soneva Kiri! Apart from accommodation options that look straight out of a dream, the resort also boasts of a private beach, in-house cinema hall, an observatory and a well-equipped spa. Additionally, the resort also offers an exciting range of dining options and experiences. Considered not only one of the best resorts in Thailand but anywhere in the world, Soneva Kiri is the ultimate spot to pamper yourself.

Accommodates: Soneva Kiri has a range of plush villas that are bound to spoil you for choice. Designed keeping in mind needs of all kinds of travellers, while some villas come with uninterrupted views of the bay, others offer jaw dropping sunset views. Soneva Kiri also allows provision of one extra bed per villa, charges of which vary depending on the villa you pick.

Price: Starts at ₹1,53,000 per night for a bay-view pool villa which accommodates a maximum of three adults and one child. Stay packages at Soneva Kiri are excluding meals and guests will have to shell out an additional ₹5,200 per villa to enjoy a buffet breakfast.

What's nearby: Seek solace by practicing yoga at Shivoham Yoga Centre; go snorkelling to explore Thailand's rich marine life and experience the gushing waters of Klong Chao waterfalls.

Photo of The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, Phuket, Rasada, Phuket, Thailand by Nikita Das - Vagabond Stories

Where: Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand

Ideal for: Travellers looking for a luxury stay with easy accessibility to Phuket town

What's so special: Located along Phuket's east coast, overlooking the magnificent Siray Bay, The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa boasts of 257 guest rooms including 43 suites and 18 pool villas. Apart from plush accommodation options, the resort also has some great recreational facilities including a fitness centre, kids area, swimming pools and a heavenly spa amongst others. With a range of dining options offering exotic cuisines from around the world, The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa is one of the best resorts in Thailand for food enthusiasts.

Accommodates: The resort offers stays in sea-facing double rooms, duplex suites, villas with private pools and one bedroom villas. While standard rooms are strictly for double accommodation, guests can choose between double and triple accommodations for other stay options. The resort allows one extra bed per room, which is charged depending on your choice of room.

Price: Starts at ₹22,700 per night for a double stay in a sea-facing room, excluding breakfast. The resort gives guests an option of adding a buffet breakfast to their package by paying ₹2,000 extra.

What's nearby: Trek up on Mt. Nagakerd and marvel at Phuket's biggest Buddha statue; take a heritage walk through Phuket's Old Town area and go kayaking in Phang Nga Bay.

Photo of Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, Thailand, Moo 5 Angthong Chang Wat Koh Samui Surat Thani, Thailand by Nikita Das - Vagabond Stories

Where: Koh Samui, Thailand

Ideal for: Family travellers looking for plenty to do while on their luxury vacation

What's so special: Located on an island best known for its white sand sun-kissed beaches, Koh Samui's Four Seasons Resort is one of the best resorts in Thailand for your perfect family vacation. While luxury vacationers swear by the hospitality here, the wide array of experiences and activities on offer ensure there's never a dull moment. Muay Thai lessons, private yacht rides, private movie screenings and blissful spa treatments—there's plenty to keep your hands full!

Accommodates: The resort has a wide range of luxurious villas that can accommodate three to nine guests per villa, depending on the villa you choose. The maximum number of extra beds, cots and children allowed in existing beds is dependent on the room you choose.

Price: Starts at ₹68,000 per night for a double accommodation and goes up to a whooping ₹5,35,000 per night for a four bedroom villa with pool that can accommodate five adults and four children. While some villas don't include meals for the guests, others offer guests a complimentary breakfast—again depending on your choice of stay.

What's nearby: Head to Samui Crocodile Farm to experience a crocodile show; visit Wat Khunaram to witness a unique mummified monk and go swimming at Namuang Waterfalls.

Photo of InterContinental Hua Hin Resort, Petchkasem Road Hua Hin, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand by Nikita Das - Vagabond Stories

Where: Hua Hin, Thailand

Ideal for: Travellers looking for an offbeat luxury vacation

What's so special: A destination best known for its sprawling golf courses, Hua Hin has continued to attract travellers for years. And if you're planning a visit to this pristine beachside town, it just won't be complete without a stay at InterContinental Hua Hin Resort, one of the best resorts in Thailand. Offering unrivalled style, sophistication and comfort to its guests, the resort has two main accommodation wings, each with luxurious rooms and suites. Additional facilities include a signature spa, well-equipped fitness centre and eight wide-ranging food and drink options.

Accommodates: The resort offers guests a choice between standard, superior and king-sized double rooms, all of which come laden with all modern amenities. If you plan on going the extra mile, the resort also has king suites which will simply leave you drooling. While children under 12 can stay in a double accommodation room without any extra cost, those above 12 and adults can get an extra bed by paying ₹5,400 per night.

Price: Starts at ₹19,000 per night for a double accommodation in a superior twin room and goes up to ₹37,000 per night for a king suite. The prices are exclusive of any meals but guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast by paying ₹1,900 extra per room.

What's nearby: Explore Sam Roi Yot National Park, Thailand's first marine sanctuary; go shopping in Hua Hin's famous night market and visit the Buddha temple located atop 'Monkey Mountain'.

Photo of Rayavadee, Ao Nang, อำเภอ เมือง Krabi, Thailand by Nikita Das - Vagabond Stories

Where: Railay beach, Krabi, Thailand

Ideal for: Travellers looking for a secluded getaway in the lap of nature

What's so special: Nestled amidst tropical gardens and gorgeous cliffs with the clear waters of the Andaman Sea making for a beautiful backdrop, Rayavadee is every nature lover's dream come true. The resort's 96 two-storey pavilions and 5 luxurious villas blend seamlessly with the serene natural surroundings, offering guests an experience unlike other. And if you happen to be someone who takes their seafood seriously, this one is hands down, the best resort in Thailand for you—fresh catch, exciting flavours and a dream-like setting, what more could one ask for?

Accommodates: Rayavadee has an array of pavilions such as deluxe, terrace, pool, spa and hydro pool pavilions designed to suit travellers of different kinds. These luxury accommodations are designed to house two adults and one child while provision and price for extra beds depends on your choice of pavilion. In addition, the resort also has luxury villas, details of which are available on request.

Price: Starts at ₹28,500 per night and goes up to ₹73,000 per night, inclusive of breakfast for guests. Price for the villas are available only on request.

What's nearby: Take the famous four-islands boat tour from Railay; explore the limestone caves of Phra Nang and watch the sun set at Railay beach.

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