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Thailand is an exotic destination that’s perfect for a romantic trip, where it’s idyllic offshore islands feature white sand beaches, limestone cliffs and mangrove forests and its luxury hotels boast beachfront villas, sparkling infinity pools and pampering spas. A one-stop shop for postcard-perfect landscape, beautiful lagoons and memorable outdoor adventures, couples can unwind in their secluded paradise settings and truly get to know one another. From Ko Samui and Phuket to way up north in Chiang Rai, here are the best couples resorts in Thailand.
A beautiful all-inclusive resort in Chiang Rai, Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle is nestled in the natural surroundings of northern Thailand. Here couple’s can get off the grid and interact with rescued elephants, explore scenic trails that traverse bamboo jungles and unwind in luxury tents. Stay in a Superior Tent for a breezy living area, wooden furnishings and an outdoor shower, then visit the outdoor spa for blissful rituals inspired by Asian traditions in open-air salas.
Trisara is nestled between a lush tropical forest and the Andaman Sea, featuring luxury villas with dramatic views. You’ll find private swimming pools and outdoor living spaces, while a private beach is reserved for guests and is ideal for sunbathing, water sports and romantic strolls. Dine on authentic Tai seafood inspired by local recipes, then visit Jara Spa for sea-facing treatments or enjoy creative concoctions at the stunning cocktail lounge. Want to go all out? Reserve a 30-minute private helicopter flight over the World Heritage listed Phang Nga Bay or organize a luxury motor yacht for island hopping.
Six Senses Yao Noi showcases resort living in Thailand with its iconic limestone abodes overlooking the waters of Phang Nga Bay. The luxurious Pool Villa accommodations offer private infinity pools with outside dining areas and extra perks like a wine fridge and espresso machine, while the on-site spa treats you to 24K Gold Age-Defying facials, Coconut Body Scrubs and Thai Green Tea body wraps. Enjoy farm-to-table European cuisine at the Dining Room, then organize memorable activities such as diving, snorkeling or mangrove kayak tours.
JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa offers 5-star treatment with its beachfront location, just steps from Rai Khao Beach. The spacious rooms and suites have luxury amenities in addition to beautiful outdoor spaces with views of the lush gardens, pool or sea. For a private pool and ocean view, upgrade to the Royal Villa. You can relax at the award-winning spa or take a dip in one of the three sparkling pools, then sample local specialties at one of the 11 on-site restaurants or cook up your own feast in a cooking class.
Paresa Resort Phuket is perched on seaside slopes amongst natural surroundings of tropical forests, where you can soak up panoramic views of the Andaman Sea. Stay in an Ocean Pool Suite for expansive sea views in addition to a private pool, large sunny balcony and outdoor shower. The on-site Diavolo sets the scene for a romantic date with its gorgeous water views and Mediterranean cuisine, while Talung Thai serves southern Thai dishes. Book a couples massage at the spa or participate in the cooking classes, then sign up for snorkeling excursions off Koh Yao Islands or enjoy an afternoon on Phang Nga Bay.
The Premier One-Bedroom Pool Villa at Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui is a dream for couples looking for privacy, as this stand-alone, sea-facing villa offers views of the Gulf of Thailand from its infinity pool and private deck. The spa offers couples treatments surrounded by nature, while Koh Thai Kitchen and Bar is perched on a palm-fringed hilltop serving southern Thai cuisine. Drink decadent cocktails poolside at Cocorum or enjoy the curated wine list at Koh Bar before lounging your day away at the beachfront infinity pool, trying your hand at paddle boarding or catching a movie under the stars.
Nestled next to Kata Noi Beach, The Shore at Katathani is a romantic oasis with luxury one and two-bedroom villas with outdoor pools, sundecks and separate living and dining areas. Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the on-site restaurant that overlooks the beach, then lounge by the infinity pool or book a pampering treatment at the spa, while yoga classes are also available. Wrap up your day with a tropical drink and sunset views at The Lighthouse.
A 5-star resort overlooking the Andaman Sea, Pimalai Resort and Spa is an intimate couples hotel accessed via a speedboat. Choose from the luxurious one and two-bedroom suites that include separate living rooms and gardens, or stay in the one, two or three-bedroom villas with four-poster beds, private pools and direct beach access. Enjoy an in-villa spa treatment or enjoy water-based activities like kayaking, windsurfing and sailing, then refuel with Thai cuisine at RAK Talay or enjoy fine dining and water views at Seven Seas.
Nestled near Kamala Beach, Andara Resort and Villas offers postcard-perfect accommodations with its one to four-bedroom suites, which come equipped with kitchens, living areas and terraces with Andaman Sea views. Enjoy the private infinity pools or visit Silk Restaurant for Thai cuisine, then relax with traditional Thai, Ayurveda, Swedish, and Javanese massages at the spa. The hotel’s Baglietto Italian-designed motor yacht is also available for private day and overnight charters.
Twin Lotus Resort & Spa is an upscale, adults only beachfront hotel perfect for a romantic rendezvous. The Private Superior Rooms feature a second-floor balcony with gorgeous sea views in addition to a large king-size bed and cozy sitting area. Dine at the open-air But Fah Restaurant or enjoy the beach views at Barracuda Restaurant & Beach Bar, then work off your meal with a swim in the pool or enjoy the outdoor oversized Jacuzzi and open-air pagoda at Bua Luang Spa.