Known as the Land of Smiles, Thailand is a popular travel hub in Southeast Asia. Are they honeymooners, luxury holidaymakers or adventurers, the country is a well-worn destination for everyone. And those looking for the finest things in life will definitely love to learn about the top luxurious things to do in Thailand. From pristine white beaches and lush wilds to world-class adventure to amazing foods and opulent private villas, you’ll get everything here.
So, if you are planning a super-stylish and smashing trip to Thailand, take our ultimate guide to make it the most memorable and luxurious experience of your life.
Let’s get started for a luxurious trip to Thailand.
Glide Through The Blooming Red Lotus Lake
Every morning in January, the ordinary Lake Nong Han turns into a sea of blooming red lotuses or water lilies. Though it’s not truly a sea, the lake is really very large, expanded in the area of over 8,000 acres, which makes it one of the most notable luxurious things to do in Thailand (that you don’t actually need to pay for).
Just imagine you get in the lake on a boat, gliding among the floating beauties. Doesn’t it induce romance and magic inside you? And, that’s the reason Red Lotus Sea is popular among honeymooners and for pre-wedding photo shoots.
Wear light colors to pop in the photos among all that red. Also, arrive at the place before 10 am to witness the flowers at their peak bloom.
Board a flight from Suwannabhumi airport or a train from Bangkok to Udon Thani. If you come by car, drive on Highway 2 (Mittrapha Rd) to Kumphawapi. Take a left turn at Marker 26 Banna Dee – Nong Meg for 14 km until you reach Bahn Diem village.
Address: Tambon Lao Ngam, Kumphawapi District, Udon Thani
Best time to visit: November to February
Opening hours: 24 hours but the hire boat operates from 6 am to 11 am
Witness The True Water Nymphs at Emerald Pool
Paint the picture: You’re trekking in a dark, dense jungle boasting tall trees and twisted roots like big snakes. And, all of a sudden, you discover a magnificent pond of crystal clear blue water. Doesn’t it sound like a fantasy?
The pool is filled with extremely crystal clear spring water and reflects intense emerald hues due to the sun shining down on its surface. It’s just heavenly to swim in.
The best option is rent a motorbike. It’s around a 55 km drive on good roads with less traffic. Take the Highway 4 towards Khlong Thom and then, Highway 4038 and 4021. Follow the signage to reach the Emerald Pool.
Address: Khlong Thom Nuea, Khlong Thom, Krabi, Thailand
Opening hours: January – April and November – December (10 am to 3 pm)
XANA Beach Club – A Picture-Perfect Swim-Up Bar
The list of the top luxurious things to do in Thailand could not be complete without the amazing beachclubs it abounds with. With heart-throbbing backdrop by the sea, a private rooftop terrace, mesmerizing sound system and a 35-meter swim-up bar, XANA Beach Club invites you to never-seen-before cocktail events. Start with a laid-back afternoon in the swimming pool and continue the party until late at night with chill-out music in the background.
If you’re lucky, you’ll get to attend occasional parties with International DJs at the club.
Things you’ll enjoy
An underwater color scheme in the swimming pool at night, great non-slip pool flooring, brightly lit walk-through showers, Wi-Fi, an upstairs VIP bar and lounge, flown-in big-name DJs on a monthly basis, and much more.
The club is also open for private events and beach-themed weddings.
Address: Angsana Laguna Phuket, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang Phuket
Opening hours: Daily 10 am-12 am (1 am on weekends)
Tel: 66 (0)76 358 500
NY BEACH Republic – A Lively Cocktail Bar
This vibrant beach bar is the shining star of the Nai Yang beach scene at night. Here, you can enjoy freshly-made cocktails while listening relaxing tunes on the beach. The big fluffy pillows spread around the low tables make it an ideal place to spend a luxurious night.
The bar is just five minutes south of the airport. You can easily reach there by taxi.
Address: NY BEACH Republic, Ban Nai Yang, Phuket, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0)88 118 1333
Camp Meating – Luxurious Beach Barbeque
Going on a honeymoon or want to escape for romance? Nothing could replace the charm and pleasure you’ll get at Camp Meating.
Around 20 km from the town, settled on the beach, this sandy area is decorated with draped flags, fun teepee tents, and cute, twinkling fairy lights.
Sit comfortably on the cushions lying on the floor mat and enjoy jaw-dropping meals as you cuddle up to a romantic evening with hearty talks. Food is served beachside on low wooden tables for a casual luxe experience.
The BBQ, live music and the ambiance will serenade you in the evenings as you chill under the starry night sky.Must visit this place for a luxurious trip to Thailand.
Address: Don Kaeo, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai
Opening hours: Daily from 4.30pm to 10 pm
Price: Set meals from USD 28.40 / approx. 1000 Baht
Nakara Jardin Patisserie & Bistro – Have Sweet treats in French Ambiance
Sitting on the Ping River banks, this French-inspired dining area is simply idyllic. You’ll yearn to stay here for a long time. The garden is accentuated with bird baths and fountains. Stone walkways take you through a manicured lawn.
The top attraction of the garden is its fabulous desserts. Don’t miss to have chocolate macaroons and Tiramisu during a mid-afternoon tea or coffee. Also, try French-style dishes presented by Cordon-Bleu trained chef.
Address: 11 Soi 9, Charoenprathet Rd., T.Chang Klan, A.Muang, Chiang Mai
Opening hours: Daily (except Wednesdays) from 11 am to 7 pm
Price: Cakes from USD 2.40 / approx. 85 Baht
Six Senses Spa Village to Relax Yourself
Nestled into a lush tropical hillside, the Six Senses Spa Village offers a unique and memorable spa journey. Whether you need a regular message or looking for a long-term wellness program, this spa facility will get you everything.
The best spa experts at this spa village use natural and ethical products. They incorporate four elements – water, air, earth, and fire, to balance all your senses through their spa treatment.
Highlights: Facials, massage, body treatments
Phone: +66 7641 8500
Indulge In Wellness At Museflower Retreat & Spa
Do you want to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of city life? Come to the Museflower Retreat & Spa that is located around 17 km away from Chiang Rai. Surrounded by spectacular lake and lush rice fields, this spa facility offers a perfect green retreat in organic settings with holistic treatments.
Things To Do
Luxury lies in the simplicity and calmness of this place. Meditate, sip coffee by the beautiful lake, cycle with nature or soak your body leisurely in their Himalayan salt pool.
Address: Don Sila, Wiang Chai District, Chiang Rai 57210, Thailand
Phone: +66 93 137 0414
Hype Boat Club For A Larger-Than-Life Experience
Located on a big stylish Catamaran, the Hype Beach Club offers complete comfort with daybeds, hostesses, and a professional crew. You’ll get to taste traditional Thai cuisines and an extensive collection of fine spirits, cocktails, and Champagnes.
Professional DJ will entertain you whole day while you enjoy breathtaking glimpses of crystal clear water of the ocean and a magical sunset.
Hire A Private Cruise
You can hire private charters for family or friends fun. The rent price for private cruises varies according to low season, high season and peak season.
Address: HYPE Club Group Co., Ltd, 73/103 Moo 3, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket
Phone: +66 76 385 141
Stay At Thailand’s Most Luxurious Villas
Extravagant and luxurious villas dot the shores of this mesmerizing country. When you are in Thailand for an idyllic vacation, make sure you stay at one of these glitzy beachfront villas is a must for an Instagram-worthy and comfy stay.
Among the many, the Five Island Beach House lists among the best villas in Thailand. Located on the beach and overlooking five islands, this Thai-style house was created by a Swiss businessman. The striking entrance of the villa speaks a lot about the enchanting interior of this property.
This four-bedroom villa offers breathtaking views of the sea and luscious gardens from each room. You will get all lavish amenities in the villa along with private staff and a well-trained chef. Staying at a lavish villa like this is a must for a luxurious trip to Thailand.
However, the choice of luxurious villas in Thailand is truly endless – check them all and find your perfect match!
Address: 335/1 Moo 4 Ban Taling Ngam, Koh Samui, 84140 Taling Ngam Beach, Thailand
Closest Airports: Samui Airport and Surat Thani Airport
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