11 of the best resorts for couples in Thailand
24th July 2019 | by Guest author
Whether it’s ultra-extravagance by the sea, a cosy hillside nook to snuggle up in, or a city-centre hideaway, the best resorts for couples in Thailand all have a little extra romantic magic. Our Thailand Specialists have picked a few of their favourite places for you to enjoy quality time with your loved one...
Romantic beachside villas…
Golden sands, blue seas and a smooth horizon… The picture perfect Thai beach paradise is a classic for good reason. After all, it’s hard to beat spending carefree days together in such gorgeous surroundings.
Six Senses Yao Noi
Every villa at this chic resort on the unspoilt Koh Yao Noi is swathed in lush vegetation, creating individual, undisturbed havens.
Relax on the sundeck by your private pool, gaze out across the ocean, enjoy in-villa dining and 24-hour butler service, and find calm candlelit dining pods sunk between still pools at the main hub. Sublime spa treatments and a truly heavenly beach to wander along are the icing on the cake. Find out more
The Slate, Phuket
Sleek modern lines and striking contemporary design pieces give this resort on Phuket’s north west coast a very hip profile, but it’s the Coqoon spa nests that make it extra special for couples.
These huge, spherical bamboo nests rise between the trees like props from a futuristic film! Climb up and away from the busy beach and treat yourselves to a couples’ spa package of pure, rejuvenating bliss. Find out more
The two-storey thatched pavilions, that suddenly appear in this resort’s well-spaced clearings, look as if they’ve sprung straight from the pages of a fairy story. Inside, things get instantly chic and surprisingly spacious, making them just perfect for creating that retreat vibe.
Though very relaxed and family-friendly, this stylish resort is geared towards ensuring that, should they wish to, couples can hide away and enjoy their tranquil bubble. Find out more
The Shore at Katathani, Phuket
One glance at the side-by-side sunloungers, or the ‘tables for two’ on the terrace, and it’s clear that Shore puts couples at the fore. A relaxed, vibe means you don’t feel under the spotlight, and there are plenty of secluded spaces to withdraw to. Sip something cool in a poolside cabana, stroll along the wide sands of Kata Noi beach, and book a bespoke dinner in one of the special locations around the resort. Find out more
Some resorts artfully balance being both a peaceful retreat for couples and a relaxed family-friendly haven, while others focus on a dedicated, child-free experience. Our favourite adult-only resorts centre around serene spas, peaceful pools and romantic dinners for two.
9 Hornbills, Koh Yao Noi
Glamping on a Phuket hillside overlooking the stunning, islet-scattered waters of Phang Nga Bay sounds like a pretty idyllic way to spend quality time together, but the chic safari tent chalets at 9 Hornbills make the experience truly classy. Watch the sea change shade as the day progresses from your lounger on the lawn, and enjoy romantic floating breakfasts in your private infinity pool. Find out more
The Sarojin, Khao Lak
The Sarojin specialises in the type of luxury that seamlessly fulfills your every wish with sophisticated ease. Everything’s focused around ensuring that you and your significant other have an experience that’s perfectly tailored to you, from private charter diving trips around the coral reef to magical candlelit dinners beside a jungle waterfall, allowing you to chill out and recharge. Find out more.
Layana, Koh Lanta
Layana, on the up-and-coming Koh Lanta Yai, is an award-winning example of how to create a stylish adult-only retreat, and is a great option for people who want to get away from the crowds without venturing too far from the beaten track. Think shady sun-loungers on a quiet beach, long cool drinks at sunset, and four-hour-long romantic spa experiences. Find out more
City havens for two…
There’s something quietly wonderful about finding private corners within the urban bustle where you can unwind together after soaking up the sights...
Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
Renowned as one of the best hotels in Asia, the Mandarin Oriental’s reputation glitters before it, and the reality doesn’t disappoint. This vertical resort’s grand scale comes with a kaleidoscope of diverse facilities to match, and its heritage profile brings sophistication and elegance. Choose your ideal suite and live it up together in the creme-de-la-creme of Bangkok luxury. Find out more
Bangkok Tree House
Just outside the city, and at the opposite end of the size charts, with an inspirational eco-focus credited as being modelled on the philosophy of Henry David Thoreau, is the quirky Bangkok Tree House. Though not specifically adults-only, the remote location and rustic facilities means it’s less suitable for young children. The perfect (near) city break for couples who like to walk on the wild side. Find out more
Na Nirand, Chiang Mai
Making the most of its quiet location on the Mai Ping river, all rooms at the Na Nirand have private balconies where you can sit and watch Thailand’s second largest city go by. This oasis within the urban bustle brings a sense of serenity to a romantic city break. Enjoy candlelit meals by the water, spa treatments for two and head up to the rooftop bar for 360° views of Chiang Mai’s temple-dotted skyline. Find out more
A very special rural retreat…
Birdsong in the trees, lush green surroundings, a sense of getting back to nature… some of Thailand’s most romantic hotels nestle deep in the jungle, far away from the non-stop distractions of modern life, and this one in particular makes a wonderfully unusual couples’ retreat...
Four Seasons Tented Camp, Chiang Saen
On top of the attraction of its chic, secluded nests high above the forest floor, this remote resort in the heart of the Golden Triangle offers guests the chance to spend time with some VIP residents - the camp’s rescued elephants.
Spend your days with the elephants as they wander through the forest, enjoy candlelit dinners accompanied by traditional folk music alongside these gentle giants, then lay back in the hot tub on your verandah and watch the sun set behind the trees. Find out more