The Best 5-Star Resorts In Thailand

17 January 2017
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Thailand is a country of tropical beauty, rich culture and bustling modernity. Whether it’s a visit to the capital or a getaway to the tropical islands in the Gulf of Thailand, here are Thailand’s best 5-star resorts.

Melati Beach Resort & Spa Koh Samui

This resort is beachfront luxury at its absolute finest. Choose from 77 contemporary guestrooms, suites and private pool villas, all with exclusive limited access to Thong Son Bay. Immersed in lush tropical gardens, landscaped right up to the beachfront, Melati Beach Resort feels worlds away, despite being located just 15 minutes from the nightlife and entertainment of Chaweng Beach and 10 minutes’ drive from Samui Airport. In other words, a pristine paradise awaits as soon as you disembark the plane.

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort

When you think of Bangkok, you’ve probably not considered the Thai capital from the unique perspective of the stunning Anantara Riverside Resort. Set along the banks of the Chao Phraya River, this resort is a serene oasis in the heart of the bustling city. The resort grounds offer a prime position for sunsets over the busy river below, 10 onsite restaurants and bars tantalise with a range of cuisines, the Anantara Spa offers soothing bespoke pampering and suites are lit up by the twinkling city lights at night. This is the ultimate romantic stay in the 'City of Angels'.

Centara Grand Resort & Villas Hua Hin

 

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A historic fixture in Hua Hin, Centara Grand Resort was built in the early 1920s when Hua Hin emerged as Thailand’s first beach resort along the railway to Malaysia. Today regarded as one of the grand hotels of the East, this elegantly restored resort oozes the grandeur and 5-star service of a bygone era. Accommodation is spread across three wings of the main building and 42 single-storey villas – the largest suites with living spaces up to 170 square metres. From private plunge pools and Jacuzzis to a children’s pool and family-friendly suites, this resort leaves nothing unconsidered.

Movenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket

Set moments from beautiful Karon Beach, this resort and spa offers 5-star luxury with a family-friendly, tropical style. Choose from sea-view rooms and suites through to two-bedroom contemporary residences. Couples seeking the ultimate in comfort and privacy can leave the four pools and landscaped tropical gardens behind for exclusive garden villas with outdoor rainforest showers, or Penthouse Plunge Pool Villas with rooftop sundecks and private plunge pools.


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Vicki Fletcher

A writer and photographer for Flight Centre, Vicki loves road trips down unknown tracks, hiking into mountain ranges, following locals to the best food in town, and spending long afternoons people watching in city squares. She's written for publications across Australia and Europe. Top travel tip: always look up. Follow Vicki on Instagram @vickijanefletcher.