Accommodation & Boats

Please find below a list of some of our favourite accommodation & boats in Thailand.

All hotels, lodges and vessels are regularly inspected by a member of the Selective Asia team to ensure they keep to the very high standards our clients have come to expect. Your consultant will be happy to discuss the pros and cons of any of our hotels and boats with you prior to you making a booking. If a hotel of your choice is not listed, please feel free to ask - it may just mean it didn't make our final cut due to the high number of good-quality properties in a particular destination....Selective by name, Selective by nature!

Please note that your choice of hotel may affect your overall holiday cost.

Khao Lak

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Hotel Class Explained

Why don't we use the more recognisable star rating?

5 stars or 3 stars

Because there is a huge disparity between grading systems in each country. There is no international governing body and this leads to a vast difference in each “star” (*) category from one country to the next.

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Deluxe hotels offer the highest standards of service and facilities and are acknowledged as the leading properties in the region. Facilities such as swimming pools and spas are the norm, and guest rooms are luxurious, with an excellent standard of amenities.



Good superior accommodation offering a range of services. Many superior hotels feature a choice of restaurants and, in addition, virtually all have a swimming pool plus, in some instances, a spa and health club.

First Class


Comfortable en-suite guest rooms, good amenities and public areas. Most first class properties offer a restaurant on-site and many will have a swimming pool.



Good, basic amenities, well kept and often characterful. Hotels are often small, centrally located and offer a personal experience. Bathrooms are en-suite (unless specified).

Home Stays


As far as we are aware, there are no * ratings awarded for home stays as yet. As the title suggests, you will actually be a guest in someone’s home. We often use home stays when trekking and visiting minority tribal villages, allowing our guests to really experience life in these more remote destinations. We also feature a handful of city centre home stays. The standard of facilities varies depending on location.