Thailand has always been a haven for couples taking a break from work and stress in the city. A one-stop country for all your partner’s wanderlust needs, from beaches to islands, from culture and history, from people and places, from temples and buildings. Not only because Thailand is one of the cheapest countries you can spend your honeymoon getaway too, but also because this country could have the best of both worlds.
In this regard, we’ve asked fellow travel bloggers about their most favorite and recommended getaway resorts when it comes to vacationing in Thailand as a couple. Here are their expert advice and testimonials on that matter.
Chivapuri Beach Resort [Koh Chang]
Contributed by Claudia Tavani of My Adventures Across The World
Chivapuri Beach Resort is located in Bang Bao Beach, on the southern shores of Koh Chang. This is the second biggest island in Thailand, and as such it gets a high volume of tourists, yet Bang Bao Beach has a different feel. As it is far from all the main ports on the island, and a bit more difficult to reach, fewer people actually go there. The location is ideal for those who need peace and quiet, such as couples on a honeymoon. The beach is well kept. There are several small local restaurants on the beach, which can all be reached on an easy walk and all serving really good local food for more than reasonable price.
From the small port of Bang Bao (right by the market) boats leave every day for several nearby islands, such as Koh Wai, which can be visited on an easy day trip, or Koh Muk. luxury resorts in Thailand
The resort is simply splendid. A series of beautiful villas, all facing the beach and set around a gorgeous, lush and perfectly kept garden. Rooms are large, cozy and comfortable. There is a nice infinity pool right between the park and the beach. The main hall is all open, and it is a great place to hang out. There are DVDs and books available for guests. The breakfast buffet is incredible, with a superb choice of hot and cold food. Staff is incredibly friendly and welcoming. It simply is a wonderful place to be.
Koh Yao Yai Village Resort
Contributed by Andra Padureanu of Our World to Wander
What strikes you the most when it comes to the Koh Yao Yai Village Resort is its location. You will find it on the quiet island of Koh Yao Yai, squeezed between the hectic Phuket and Krabi. It is impressive to discover such an oasis so close to Thailand’s most crowded places. But it’s there and going there will be worth it.
Although you can easily spend the entire day at the Koh Yao Yai premises, relaxing at the spa or just enjoying the pool, you will have plenty of other activities to choose from. They have fantastic day trips, including village tours, kayaking and island hopping. We did a one day island exploring with them the incredible Phang-Nga Bay, home of the James Bond Island. The trip was terrific, we really felt pampered, and they took really good care of us. luxury resorts in Thailand
The Koh Yao Yai Village is a must-try experience because you will get the quiet vibes of the island and relax by choosing from their appealing activities.
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Crown Lanta Resort and Spa [Koh Lanta]
Our favorite luxury accommodation in Thailand can be found on the island of Koh Lanta. Koh Lanta tends to be one of the more “quieter” islands, making it a great place for couples on a getaway or honeymoon. If you go during low season, you might even feel like you’re one of a handful of people staying on the island.
The resort we recommend here is the Crown Lanta Spa Resort. Located on its own little corner of the island with its very own private beach, making it an ideal paradise vacation spot.
They even offer rooms that give you direct access to the pool, meaning you go out the back door and just jump right in! luxury resorts in Thailand
The poolside restaurant offers some delicious entrees, but for the ultimate island experience, we recommend heading to their Reggae Bar. This is where you can enjoy dinner and drinks to the soft sound of the waves clapping against the beach, almost as if to applaud the dazzling sunset as it paints the most colorful skies!
If you’re up for some adventure, taking a snorkeling tour to the secluded island of Koh Rok would be an excellent experience.
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THE PAVILIONS PHUKET
Contributed by Inma Gregorio of A World to Travel
I don’t think we have ever stayed in a more honeymoon like a hotel than the gorgeous villa we enjoyed for 2 nights in Phuket. Part of The Pavilions complex, this adults-only property enjoys all the intimacy you can expect from the luxurious villa with its own private infinity pool, spa area, pool cabana and more. All without forgetting great views of the hills in front of the property. The Pavilions is a fairytale hotel, made for couple’s relaxation and wellness. A paradise within a paradise, as it is in the super touristy island of Phuket, but far from the touristy paths. luxury resorts in Thailand
On the other hand, the exceptional service will most likely exceed all your expectations. I know it exceeded ours!
We were in such awe that we barely left the property in 48 hours! If you are curious about how this gorgeous property look, check out The Pavilions Phuket review.
SALA Phuket Resort & Spa in Mai Khao Beach
Contributed by Carole Terwilliger Meyers of Travels with Carole
Though when I stayed at the Sala Phuket Resort & Spa in Mai Khao Beach I was solo, it is the perfect place for a honeymoon. The property has an edgy feel for Japanese mod. Landscaping features grey bricks separated by the grass of different heights to form a walkway that guests find themselves following subconsciously. luxury resorts in Thailand
My guest room had high ceilings and two walls of floor-to-ceiling windows. I selected my choice of pillow and amenity fragrance at check-in (which was handled in the room). At turndown, fragrant incense and candles are lighted. Could it get more romantic? Yes! Of the 79 rooms and villas here, 63 have a private swimming pool. And my room had an outdoor bathroom and lounge area that was particularly nice in the morning. All this plus a pristine beach that doubles as a turtle hatchery, and a water-view restaurant that inexplicably plays Christmas tunes in spring.
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137 Pillars House [Chiang Mail]
Contributed by Eileen Cotter from Pure Wander
Step back in time a century or so to experience old world Asian luxury. 137 Pillars House is tucked on a side street outside of the old city of Chiang Mai in the north. They have rescued a large teak-wood home from the Borneo Trading Co. and transformed the complex into a sprawling oasis, perfect for couples who want to get off the grid.
Enjoy recommendations for Thai cuisine and cocktails from your personal butler, then indulge in a spa treatment calling upon ancient tradition. We loved the exotic fruit surprise, outdoor showers, and private jungle-like balcony view most of our massive suite!
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Panviman Chiang Mai Spa Resort
Contributed by Nathan Sado of Live Dream Discover
Panviman Chiang Mai Spa Resort is about 45 minutes from the city of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Situated within beautiful hills and surrounded by lush tropical forests, this is more than just a luxury hotel, it is a spa mecca. This resort allows you to separate yourself from the real world and truly reset your body and mind.
The rooms are elegant, to say the least. Various rooms with unique amenities such as a private balcony with wonderful views, a private Jacuzzi, steam room or pool. They even have a golf cart that will drive you to and from the main lobby and restaurant.
The resort grounds are filled with various activities at your disposal including a 2 story pool with waterfall, a meditation trail and cave, full-service spa, gym and obstacle trail, archery, boxing area, table games and even a mini-golf course. The on-site fine dining restaurant offers a delicious menu plus spectacular views from their multiple terraces. They offer cooking lessons as well for those looking to learn the art of Thai cooking. luxury resorts in Thailand
If you are looking to get away from it all at a luxurious resort with everything you need to replenish yourself. Panviman Resort may be just what you need.
Sri Panwa Phuket Luxury Pool Villa Hotel [Phuket]
Sri Panwa is one of the hippest and cool of the luxury resorts in Phuket
and one where you can enjoy some of the most romantic villas in the country. luxury resorts in Thailand
The resort is located on Cape Panwa with amazing sunset and sunrise views and has one of the most amazing rooftop bars in the world as rated by CNN travel. The villas, with their own infinity pools, are absolutely breathtaking and one of the most romantic places to wake up. Aside from infinity pools wrapping around the bed, there are two jacuzzis, a double one inside and an outdoor pool.
J.W. Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa
If you’re looking for 5* luxury away from the tourist hordes of Phuket, look no further than the sleepy resort town of Khao Lak, Thailand. The region was devastated by the 2004 tsunami but has since recovered into a strip of some of the finest and most relaxing resorts along the Andaman Sea.
What sets the J.W. Marriott apart, other than the gold standard of service, is by far the three km pool that winds through the entire resort, complete with two swim-up bars. Dive right into the relaxing wading pool straight from your bottom floor room and make your way from bar to bar. Or, set up at one of the lounge chairs set up along the beach for a dip in the ocean. luxury resorts in Thailand
Get antsy lounging on the beach too long? Take advantage of the location and make a day trip to James Bond Island, snorkeling around the Similan Islands, or explore Khao Sok National Park.
Settle back to the hotel in the evening and visit the little “downtown” strip of Khao Lak for the night market and one of the best American cover bands around at the local watering hole.
If you need to add your favorite resort in Thailand on this list, comment below or send us a message!
Jerny is a full-time freelancer, an IT Specialist, a traveler, a dreamer and also a reading enthusiast. He loves to travel, climb mountains, swim and take beautiful photos. Together with his girlfriend, Jane, are currently traveling all over the Philippines and aspires to explore every corner of the world.
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