With certain parts of the world slowly lifting COVID-19-related restrictions, many of us are planning the perfect post-pandemic summer trip, a popular option being Thailand, which is opening up to tourists by removing restrictions to make travel more convenient. If you're looking to visit the Southeast Asian country for your holidays, look no further than our roundup of some of the best hotels and resorts where you can relax on the beach, explore local foods, participate in wellness retreats and more.
Continue scrolling for some of Thailand's top beachside resorts to stay at for your summer holiday.
The first of the Aman brand's 33 luxury hotels, Amanpuri is located on the west coast of Phuket. The property overlooks the Andaman Sea while housing 40 guest pavilions and 40 villas. Guests can enjoy everything from the scenic view at the swimming pool to the holistic wellness center. The resort is currently undergoing seasonal maintenance and will be reopening on August 1.
Location: 118 ถนน ศรีสุนทร Cherngtalay Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Anantara is located on the banks of the Mae Ping River at the heart of Chiang Mai. Those who stay at this resort can immerse themselves in the local culture with Muay Thai and cooking classes, while touring temples, villages and more.
Location: 123, 1 Charoen Prathet Rd, Tambon Chang Khlan, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
This Phuket resort sits on Karon Beach, offering a gorgeous view from its very own water park. In addition to guest rooms and suites, Centara offers more secluded accommodation options such as villas.
Location: 683 Karon Beach, Patak Rd, Karon, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Devasom is a luxury boutique beach resort with locations in Hua Hin and Khao Lak. The Hua Hin space is located on a private beach with 24 guest rooms and villas offering a panoramic view. Guests can lounge by the large horizon-edge swimming pool and also take Thai cooking classes, take day trips to nearby attractions and more.
Location: 1446/23 Petchkasem Road (Km.207), Hua Hin, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110, Thailand
Four Seasons Koh Samui resort is located on the northwest end of the island. The hotel offers access to private beaches, while providing guests with a relaxing experience at its Secret Garden Spa, yoga studio and more. Those looking to stay active can try out Muay Thai, as well as water sports such as paddleboarding and kayaking.
Location: 219, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand
Located on Khuk Khak Beach, JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa is all about mindfulness and finding peace. Rooms and suites here are filled with traditional Khao Lak elements, which are accompanied by white sand beaches in front of the resort.
Location: 41/12 Moo 3 Khuk Khak, Khao Lak, Takua Pa District, Phang-nga 82220, Thailand
Sitting on Choeng Mon Beach, Meliá overlooks the Gulf of Thailand with highlight facilities including a Loop Pool to which 55 rooms have direct access to from private terraces. You can also relax with massages and facials at the YHI Spa.
Location: 83, Choeng Mon Beach, Bo Put, Amphoe Ko Samui, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
Phulay Bay is an ideal getaway where you can appreciate nature with wellness-focused activities such as yoga on the beach, hiking and more. The spot also provides wellness retreats and cultural experiences for tourists.
Location: 111 Moo 3 Nongthalay, Muang Krabi 81180, Thailand
Housing 71 pavilions and villas in total, Rosewood Phuket comes with recreational facilities, swimming pools, a fitness center, a wellness center and more. The resort is pet-friendly, providing amenities and services for your furry friends.
Location: 88/28 Muen-Ngern Rd, Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150, Thailand
SAii Phi Phi Island Village is a dreamy destination that sits on a private beach overlooking the Andaman Sea. Visitors can stay at one of the resort's 189 Thai-style bungalows or 12 Hillside Pool Villas with each featuring a private swimming pool. In addition to rooms, the hotel's facilities include restaurants, bars, a spa, recreation center and more.
Location: 49 หมู่ 8, Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand