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Boutique hotels in Thailand (14)

One of South-East Asia’s most enchanting and magical locations, Thailand has an amazing wealth of natural, cultural and human treasures. From the many crystal-clear bays and inlets to the vibrant markets of Chiang Mai and Bangkok, there are countless unique experiences to take in across this one of a kind country.

Where to go
Catch a boat to the stunning beaches and awesome rocky outcrops of Phi Phi Bay. Explore the striking and soaring temples dotting Bangkok. Swim, surf, jet ski and snorkel off the beaches of Phuket. Visit the many daily markets throughout the city selling delicious street food. Explore the ruins of ancient Sukhothai, the medieval capital of the country. Come close to the country’s beautiful wildlife at zoos such as Dusit Zoo and the Bangkok Aquarium. Float away in your hotel pool, cool drink in hand.

Food & Drink
Thai food is (quite rightly) world famous for its tangy spiced curries perfectly complementing seafood, beef, and chicken. Try to sample it at street food stalls around the country, for a real, authentic taste. To eat well in Thailand, we recommend Blue Elephant (96 Krabi Road, Muang District) to have as much of an education about Thai cuisine as a meal. Over in Koh Samui, Nuch's Green Ta'lay Restaurant (1/4 Moo 5, Thong Krut, Koh Samui) does one of the finest green curries in the world - well worth making the detour to visit!

While some parts of Thailand have gained a reputation as rowdy and full of hairy backpackers, some parts of the country - Bangkok, in particular - have given birth to an acclaimed bar scene. Our favourites include Maggie Choo’s (Novotel Bangkok), for its warm, intimate basement vibe and Vesper Bangkok (10/15 Convent Road, Silom) for the care and preparation it puts into its cocktails, in addition to its easy access to transport.

Where to stay
Some of our favourite SE Asian boutique hotels can be found in Thailand. Amongst the newest is Anantara Chiang Mai Resort, on the banks of the River Ping - we are especially fond of the authentic Thai experiences it offers its guests. Paresa Phuket feels like a palace floating in the clouds and is the perfect choice for those looking to pamper and indulge themselves with spa treatments. Finally, Casabay Luxury Pool Villas is great for those looking for villa accommodation for family groups or gatherings of friends.

How to get there 
Thai and British Airways fly to Bangkok from London most days. 


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muang, thailand

The pace of life at Thailand's The Vijitt Resort Phuket is wonderfully slow. This luxury all villa retreat sits right on the beach on Chalong Bay and is surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Thai-owned, this beach Chic Retreat exudes charm and has some of the best service on the island.
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kathu, thailand

If you are looking for an idyllic beach retreat in Thailand where you can stay in the lap of luxury, off the beaten track, look no further. Paresa, surrounded by tropical forests on a hillside over looking Kamala Bay, is one of the best luxury hotels on Phuket with 48 amazing ocean view suites & villas as well as a spa, gym, beach club and a choice of restaurants.


chiang mai, thailand

Traditional Thai charm meets chic designer hotel at Anantara Chiang Mai Resort, close to all the action in Thailand's northern capital. The spa and the restaurant, housed in the former British consulate, are both highlights, but we think you'll love the spectacular riverside views and the large pool with loungers.


chiang rai, thailand

A stay at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort gives you, the guest, unique opportunities to be up close and personal with the elephants and to even command your own through specialist training courses. Perched on a ridge overlooking the hills of Laos, Myanmar and Thailand it is the best place in Asia to experience the enchanting world of elephants first hand.


phuket, thailand

Relax in the lap of luxury in your own luxury villa in Phuket. Sleeping up to 16 people, the CasaBay Luxury Pool Villas are the ideal alternative to a boutique hotel when travelling with family & friends.



Aava Resort & Spa is a luxury boutique hotel with spa in southern Thailand on Nadan beach, a 9km stretch of unspoilt beaches, with 21 bungalows and villas.


chiang mai, thailand

Rachamankha is an award-winning boutique hotel that has just 24 rooms and suites set in 2 acres of gardens within the old city walls of Chiang Mai.  This very private Chic Retreat is renowned for its architecture which is a nod to Chiang Mai’s golden age, the Lanna period.



Villa M is the only luxury villa directly on the beach in the heart of Fisherman’s Village, Koh Samui. The enviable location of this gracious home is matched by stunning design and stylish interiors, making it the ideal holiday hideaway.


mae rim,, thailand

The Vana Villa is a stunning and authentic luxury villa in Chiang Mai. Vana is Sanskrit for “woods”. Grand and luxurious in every way the newly-opened Vana sleeps up to 10 people across two houses (which can be rented separately). Guests enjoy Four Seasons Club Membership.


koh samui,, thailand

Samujana, on the beautiful island of Koh Samui, Thailand, is a collection of some of the most beautiful luxury sea view villas on the island. Each with their own private infinity pools and stunning views these luxury villas sleep 2 to 16 people and can be rented for a minimum of 3 nights.


charoen muang rd, thailand

The style and character of Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel reflects its historic neighbourhood. Puripunn is situated in the midst of what is now a heritage zone that is home to the city's greatest concentration of antique wooden buildings.


udon thani, thailand

Gecko Villa is a very private Chic Retreat that sleeps up to 6 people near Udon Thai, Northeast Thailand.  Surrounded by lush grounds and paddy fields it enjoys an enviable position and a beautiful pool.  Fully serviced and fully catered for Chic Retreats clients, Gecko Villa is the perfect hideaway for a relaxing holiday in the sun.



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