In terms of variety, Thailand really does have it all, from undeveloped islands with secluded beaches, right through to twenty-four hour cities such as Bangkok. Whether your ideal getaway is as far away from your fellow man in a one of the many national parks, surrounded by exotic wildlife and stunning scenery, or right in the hustle and bustle of a big city, resorts in Asia often provide an air of magic rarely seen in western resorts. While there are literally thousands of awe inspiring resorts in Thailand, here are a few of our top picks.
Keemala Resort, Phuket
Keemala Resort, resort is situated in the hills of Phuket, surrounded by lush forest and rubber plantations. Keemala, offers the chance to stay in a range of unique lodges, all themed around the four (imaginary) clans of Phuket: Perhaps the most stunning being the Nest Clan's treetop lodge, complete with its own treetop pool.
Focused on heath and well being, the resort offers a range of activities, including guided treks through the surrounding forests, yoga and a range of Spa treatments.
Soneva Kiri Resort, Koh Kood
Although Koh Kood is Thailands fourth largest island, it is also one of the least densely populated, making it perfect for a relaxing getaway. Soneva Kiri offers a range of private villas either beach front or nestled in the tropical forest, and their stunning eco-friendly designs make for a truly wonderful experience.
Costa Lanta, Koh Lanta
Koh Lanta, is situated in the region of Krabi, an area renowned for its stunning natural beauty and iconic longtail boats. The Costa Lanta resort, offers fantastically designed cabanas that can be completely opened up to allow maximum sea breeze, or even the feeling of sleeping outdoors. Furthermore, the whole resort has been carefully planned to provide maximum privacy for each cabana, perfect as the bathrooms are semi-outdoors!
Four Seasons Tented Camp, Chang Rai
There aren't many resorts that can boast their own herd of rescued Elephants. The all inclusive Four Seasons Tented camp in the golden triangle doesn't come cheap, but offers guided tours, fine dining, and of course, unique elephant experiences, all included with your stay.
Khao Sok Tree House Resort
The Khao Sok National Park is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, dense virgin rain forest, and amazing wildlife. Being able to stay in a tree house that could belong to the lost boys, greatly enhances the experience. With prices starting at around 2000baht per night, the tree house resort is one of the more affordable options on the list.
Cliff and River Jungle Reort, Khao Sok National Park
Once again Khao Sok, showing that you don't need to be a millionaire to stay in beautiful surroundings. Cliff and River Jungle Resort offers traditional lanna style bungalows in a beautiful wild setting. The perfect base for trekking, canoeing, or just relaxing by the pool.
Bangkok Tree house
No trip to Thailand would be complete without a visit to the metropolitan sprawl that is Bangkok. The Bangkok Tree House sits right on the Chao Phayra river, and even offers you the opportunity to sleep on a floating bed on the river itself. The hotel is a masterpiece in modern design and designed to make as little an impact as possible on the environment, incorporating everything from solar heated showers to home grown organic produce.