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12 Best 5-Star Luxury Hotels in Thailand

Thailand was the first place I ever visited in Southeast Asia, and since then, I’ve made it my mission to visit this gorgeous country again and again. A place where jungle views, white sand beaches, and incredible skyscrapers lay only a few hours apart, Thailand is a must-visit hotspot no matter what kind of vacation you’re after.

For those who like a taste of luxury, Thailand has plenty to offer, with a huge range of five-star hotels complete with sumptuous spas, unique excursions, oceanfront infinity pools, and everything in between. Read on for all of the best top five-star hotels in Thailand!

Banyan Tree Samui Banyan Tree Resort, Koh Samui
Credit: Banyan Tree Resort, Koh Samui by banyantree.com

Banyan Tree Samui

Visited Lamai before? If not, you’ll definitely want to add it to your travel bucket list when you realize Banyan Tree Samui is located there. Home to a range of ocean and pool-view villas, this top-rated beach hotel in Thailand is a top choice no matter whether you’re traveling with family, friends, a special someone, or even by yourself. Each elegant villa here comes with a private pool, a living area, a bathroom with a rainfall shower and a soaking tub, as well as something a little different: butler service. The hotel also has a stunning infinity pool with a bar overlooking the ocean, as well as a renowned spa with hydrotherapy areas and 10 treatment cabins offering a range of massages, facials, and wellness programs.

Key Amenities:

  • Luxury spa with facials and hydrotherapy areas

  • An infinity pool and ocean-facing bar

  • Villas with private pools and butler services

Six Senses Yao Noi Six Senses Yao Noi
Credit: Six Senses Yao Noi by sixsenses.com

Six Senses Yao Noi

Heading to Thailand for your honeymoon? There’s arguably no better place to stay than Six Senses Yao Noi. Located on a picturesque island in Phang Nga Bay, known for its stunning limestone karsts and turquoise waters, you can reach this popular couples resort by speedboat from Phuket’s Ao Po Grand Marina. A place designed for all kinds of travelers, you can indulge in the spa treatments, relax at the yoga classes, try your hand at a cooking class or wine tasting at the resort, or join the excursions to nearby islands, caves, or beaches. Feeling a little more adventurous? You can also try kayaking, snorkeling, diving, sailing, or fishing in the bay when you’re not busy relaxing in the hotel’s gorgeous grounds. 

Key Amenities:

  • Villas with sea views and personal butlers

  • Yoga classes, cooking classes, and wine tasting

  • Luxury spa on-site

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
Credit: Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai by Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

The Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai might just be one of the best Four Seasons hotels in the world, and that’s saying something! A luxury resort located in the Mae Rim Valley, surrounded by rice fields and mountains, it offers everything from bungalows with outdoor living spaces to private residences with pools. A top choice for those looking to explore, it’s home to a spa, an outdoor swimming pool, two restaurants, a lounge, and a cooking school. But the best part about this five-star hotel? It has to be its location; it is nestled among emerald rice fields, tropical gardens, and lush hills. You can relax in your private outdoor Thai sala, swim in your pool or whirlpool, or take a walk through the herb and vegetable garden without ever leaving the grounds.

Key Amenities:

  • Bungalows and private residences with pools

  • Outdoor pools, luxury spa, and cooking school

  • Multiple restaurants on-site

The Siam The Siam
Credit: The Siam by The Siam

The Siam

It’s hard to beat The Siam if you’re into cityscape views and the ever-buzzing atmosphere of Bangkok. This five-star hotel goes above and beyond when ensuring a luxury service. The Siam offers a private and serene escape from the city, located along the Chao Praya River in the historical and cultural district of Dusit. With its spacious suites and pool villas, each with a unique design and a personal butler, this is a hotel that knows the true definition of attention to detail. While here, you’ll never find yourself bored: check out the restaurants, spa, gym, yoga terrace, Muay Thai boxing ring, library, cinema, infinity pool, and more before heading out to explore the busy city.

Key Amenities:

  • Set along the Chao Phraya River

  • Luxe suites and villas with private pools and butler services

  • An infinity pool and yoga terrace

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
Credit: Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort by Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

Step off Thailand’s beaten track and head to Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort if you’re looking for something a little different from the usual Thai adventure. This five-star resort shows you a whole other angle of this Southeast Asian hotspot: the unique experience of staying in the jungle with views of three countries and interacting with elephants on a daily basis. Surrounded by bamboo forest, lush gardens, and rice paddies, this is a place for true relaxation, with private balconies and stunning views of the mountains of Myanmar and Laos. Your all-inclusive package doesn’t disappoint here and includes things like elephant encounters, spa treatments, cooking classes, and cultural experiences.

Key Amenities:

  • All-inclusive 5-star property

  • Multiple on-site restaurants

  • An outdoor infinity pool and posh spa

The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket
Credit: The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket by The Naka Island

The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket

Have you ever watched “The Beach”? You can expect a similar kind of unique atmosphere when you catch a boat over here: home to The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket, a stylish hotel that offers stunning views of the Andaman Sea and Phang Nga Bay. Ideal for those looking for a tropical paradise with private pool villas, beach access, spa treatments, and delicious dining options, this unique spot is only accessible by a short speedboat ride from Ao Po Pier, just adding to the sense of escape and adventure. And, when you’re ready to explore, rent a bicycle and cycle around the island, or join a guided tour to visit the local village.

Key Amenities:

  • Oceanfront beach resort

  • Multiple beachside restaurants

  • Upgraded villas with private pools and sea views

Soneva Kiri Soneva Kiri
Credit: Soneva Kiri by Soneva Kiri

Soneva Kiri

You’ll find Soneva Kiri on Koh Kood, an island in the Gulf of Siam. Undoubtedly one of the best hotels in Thailand, this luxury spot is all about barefoot luxury and environmental sustainability with its spacious villas, private pools, personal butler service, and unique dining experiences. A place that screams “premium experience” from the second you arrive in Thailand, this remote yet accessible hotel starts with a 90-minute flight from Bangkok on the resort’s private plane. When you arrive, you’ll be shown to your villa with a private pool, and you can explore in your own personal electric buggy. Other unique features include a chocolate and ice cream parlor, a children’s den, a spa, a water sports center, an observatory, and an eco-centre.

Key Amenities:

  • Villas with private pools and butler services

  • Spa with Thai massages

  • Water sports center

Kata Rocks Kata Rocks
Credit: Kata Rocks by Kata Rocks

Kata Rocks

Kata Rocks is all about Thai hospitality, which means an unbeatable experience in pure paradise. This luxury resort and residence sits in Phuket and offers stunning oceanfront views, private infinity pools, and an impressive range of amenities and services. While here, you can dine at the fine dining restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner alongside the gorgeous views of the 35-meter oceanfront iconic infinity pool. You can relax and rejuvenate at the Infinite Luxury Spa with its unique treatments and therapies. And, if you’re looking for the real luxe experience, you can grab a ticket to some of the most innovative and luxury events that Kata Rocks hosts, like the Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous, Culinary Cinemas and the Collective Series parties. 

Key Amenities:

  • One to four-bedroom pool villas

  • Multiple restaurants on-site

  • An infinity pool and luxury spa

The Sukhothai Bangkok The Sukhothai Bangkok Hotel
Credit: The Sukhothai Bangkok Hotel by The Sukhothai Bangkok Hotel

The Sukhothai Bangkok

It’s hard to know where to start when it comes to The Sukhothai Bangkok. So we’ll start with a fun fact: The hotel is named after the ancient capital of Thailand, Sukhothai, which means “Dawn of Happiness” – how’s that for a reason to check in? This five-star hotel sits in the heart of Bangkok and is home to spacious rooms filled with teakwood furniture and Thai silk, as well as a luxury spa, a fitness center, a swimming pool, and multiple dining options. The hotel has a tranquil garden paradise that contrasts with the bustling city: a place you’ll definitely enjoy relaxing in after a busy day exploring the big city.

Key Amenities:

  • Set in the heart of Bangkok’s financial district

  • Award-winning fine-dining restaurants

  • Luxury spa and 25-metre, infinity-edged swimming pool

Rayavadee Rayavadee
Credit: Rayavadee by Rayavadee


Head to the gorgeous Krabi to check into the one and only Rayavadee. Located on the edge of Krabi’s National Marine Park, at the heart of the stunning Phranang Peninsula, you’ll enjoy the views of the lush foliage, limestone cliffs, white sand beaches, and the emerald waters of the Andaman Sea on a daily basis while staying here. A place that goes above and beyond with the decor, the hotel’s rooms and suites were inspired by the atmosphere of a southern Thai village with the fabrics and atmosphere to match. While there’s plenty to do indoors here, you’ll likely want to spend your time soaking up the magic of Krabi through kayaking, snorkeling, diving, rock climbing, hiking or visiting the nearby islands and temples. 

Key Amenities:

  • Luxury villas a few minutes’ walk from Railay and Phranang beaches

  • Multiple restaurants serving international and traditional Thai cuisines

  • Spa therapies draw on ancient Thai healing traditions

The Peninsula Bangkok The Peninsula Bangkok
Credit: The Peninsula Bangkok by The Peninsula Bangkok

The Peninsula Bangkok

Worried about not getting a room with great views on your next vacation? That’s not a problem you’ll ever struggle with when you check into The Peninsula Bangkok. This hotel has a unique wave-shaped design that ensures river views from all rooms and suites, which means waking up to the gorgeous Chao Phraya River every morning. A place where you can experience authentic Thai culture, you’ll want to ensure you stop for Thai cuisine at Thiptara, a restaurant set in a traditional Thai-style teak house on the riverfront, as well as checking into the hotel’s luxury spa for a Thai massage or two. 

Key Amenities:

  • Rooms with city and Chao Phraya River views

  • Luxury spa treatments

  • Thai restaurant on-site

SALA Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort SALA Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort
Credit: SALA Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort by SALA Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort

SALA Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort

If you’re looking for an uninterrupted experience of a lifetime, you’ll want to check into SALA Phuket. Located on the quiet Mai Khao Beach in Phuket, it’s home to a collection of pool villas, suites, and facilities that combine historical Sino-Portuguese architecture with modern amenities – the perfect fusion for your next five-star trip. Some of the best-loved amenities here include the SALA Spa, which offers a range of treatments, sauna, and steam baths, as well as the hotel’s beachfront restaurant and bar, which serve Thai and international dishes, seafood, cocktails, and wines to keep you sufficiently fed and watered. And, when you’re looking to explore, you can check out the Blue Canyon Country Club, Phang Nga Bay and the Turtle Village shopping center close by.

Key Amenities:

  • Luxury pool villa accommodations

  • Stylish spa on-site

  • Beachfront bar with oversized daybeds

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