An ancient Asian country with a history dating back centuries, Thailand has a rich culture and heritage that has made it a popular travel destination for Black millennials over the years. From the fast-paced streets of Bangkok to the country’s lush bamboo jungles, Thailand has a lot to offer, whether you’re looking to party or relax. Hidden on some of Thailand’s islands and high in its jungle hills are some of the best luxury resorts in the world.

These state-of-the-art properties are elaborately designed and decorated to cater to the creme de la creme of travelers, offering top-notch amenities and accommodations you won’t find anywhere else. Here are some of our favorite luxury resorts in Thailand that you might want to check out when booking your next Southeast Asian vacation.

1. Amanpuri, Phuket


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With ancient Ayutthayan architecture and designed to bring harmony and peace to its guests, Amanpuri is considered the world’s most exclusive hotel brand. Its white sand beaches are perfect for late-night strolls, and the Holistic Wellness Centre provides access to the healing arts of Thailand and aims to enhance the bodies and enrich the spirits of everyone who visits.

Travelers have visited Amanpuri for years seeking to tap into more positive vibes, and it continues to be one of the country’s most visited resorts year after year. They have multiple styles of villas with large interior spaces, Thai art, and outdoor dining spaces throughout the garden and offer a variety of watersports and excursions for the entire family.

Amanpuri is closed for seasonal maintenance right now, but the resort reopens on August 1, 2022. 

2. Rayavadee, Krabi


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Surrounded by lush, green forests, breathtaking cliffs, and the flowing Andaman Sea, Rayavadeeonis is located in Krabi’s Phranang Peninsula on the border of Krabi Marine National Park. It is one of Thailand’s most popular resorts for honeymoons and wedding celebrations.

The property was built over 20 years ago and its beautiful gardens, five-star accommodations, and fine cuisine keep travelers coming all year round. One of the best things about this resort is its commitment to nature and the environment. None of the natural growing trees were cut during the building process and contractors worked double-time not to disturb the natural habitat of the animals who lived there.

There also are a plethora of activities to do at Rayavadee, including sea excursions like scuba diving, Thai cooking classes, and private rock climbing lessons.

3. The Siam Hotel, Bangkok


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Considered Thailand’s most exclusive resort, the Siam Hotel Bangkok is said to have the largest suites of all the luxury properties in the country. The Siam is an urban sanctuary with modern, chic designs, extravagant internal gardens, and architecture inspired by Asian cultures.

The rooms are decked out with plush furniture, high ceilings, and comfy king-size beds that also feature their own private pools and roof terrace. The Siam is set on 3 acres of lush greenery alongside the Chao Phraya River and is described as an escape from the bustling streets of Bangkok. This hotel is unlike any other luxury property in Thailand and is a true masterpiece of Thai tourism. 

4. Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai

The luxury glamping adventure of your dreams, the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle is an all-inclusive, jungle experience. The resort is located near some of Thailand’s oldest, historical civilizations and includes only 15 tents for guests to stay in that cover 54 square meters.

Golden Triangles’ resident elephants walk amongst the travelers and the surrounding bamboo-filled jungles and winding mountain trails are the perfect places to explore and relax. 

5. Rosewood, Phuket


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Reflective of Thailand’s rich natural landscape and cradled into 600 meters of the Emerald Bay shoreline, Rosewood Phuket is an island paradise celebrated for luxury living. The property features 71 villas and pavilions and its contemporary architecture uses environmentally friendly, indigenous, raw materials in all of the hotel’s designs.

Focusing on offering guests a sense of peace, Rosewood Phuket provides Asaya treatments, sound therapy, yoga, and specially trained, in-house practitioners to help travelers tap into their inner peacefulness. 

6. Keemala, Phuket


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Hidden in the rainforest overlooking Keemala Village and the Andaman Sea is the Keemala luxury resort in Thailand. With 38 private villas, Keemala is a favorite for travelers seeking out tranquility and peace without being too far removed from the bright lights of Phuket.

The property is designed to enhance the quality of life of its guests, and with spa treatments, magical cottages, holistic programs, and wellness amenities galore, Keemala is the self-care, rainforest wonderland travelers have been searching for. An enchanting place full of wonder and delight, Keemala comes in high on most lists of Thailand’s top luxury resorts.

7. Banyan Tree, Phuket

Nestled at the borderline where fairy tale meets reality, Banyan Tree Phuket is an incredible all-pool resort cradled around a bright, sparkling lagoon. This destination is a great place for travelers looking to enjoy Thai beaches and culture in a hidden getaway shrouded in tropical allure.

Banyan Tree is the epitome of luxury wellness, and whether you’re looking for winding golf courses, signature spa treatments, or biking through the Laguna neighborhood, the resort has a little bit for everything for every type of traveler. 

8. Soneva Kiri, Koh Kood


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Considered to be the most exclusive resort in the world and the best hotel in Thailand, Soneva Kiri is a little piece of heaven located on the unspoiled island of Koh Kood. To reach the property, you have to take a 60-minute flight from Bangkok on the resort’s private plane.

If that’s not luxury enough for you, take some time to explore one of their 36 villas surrounded by lush rainforest on all sides. The amenities at Soneva Kiri are endless with electric buggies, an open-air cinema restaurant, a chocolate and ice cream parlor, and a children’s den. 

9. Na Narind Romantic Boutique Spa, Chiang Mai

Birthed from the legend of two lovebirds who once lived on the resort grounds, Na Narind Romantic Boutique Resort is one of the most Instagrammable hotels in Chiang Mai.

The rooms and suites encompass a 100-year-old rain tree and the quality Thai-style hospitality is charming and unmatched. This resort is perfect for baecations, so be sure to add this to your travel bucket list.

10. Six Senses, Samui


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With 66 private villas merging into the landscape along the gulf, Six Senses Samui Resort is a magical destination where you can lounge in the infinity pool and even pick out the fresh eggs you want cooked for breakfast the next morning.

The resort has award-winning cuisine and offers an incredibly intimate experience the entire family can enjoy. Located on the northern edge of Samui Island, Six Senses is a place where you can easily get lost in the horizon, and the resort attracts a ton of celebrity guests. 

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