11 Top-Rated Resorts in Thailand for Couples
Thailand, with its turquoise waters and pristine white beaches, is a favorite destination for honeymooners and couples looking for some alone time. Not only are luxury resorts usually very affordable in this tropical paradise, but they also offer impeccable accommodations and amenities-from private infinity pools to stunning sea views to oceanfront locations where you get to bury your toes in the sand as soon as you step out of your room.
For couples looking for privacy and romance, there are also plenty of resorts offering bungalows set deep into their own corner of lush evergreen jungle-places where it's easy to feel you are completely alone and away from the world. Whether you're looking for a private beach, world-class spas, or ultra-luxurious service, see our list of the top resorts in Thailand for couples.
1. The Pavilions Phuket, Choeng Thale
Perched high on a green hill with gorgeous views of the Andaman Sea, The Pavilions offers private villas with their own pools, or luxurious rooms with their own private gardens and views of the surrounding limestone hills. All rooms come equipped with their own sitting area, while a stay at the villas includes free daily breakfast at one of the resort restaurants, plus daily afternoon high tea.
For the ultimate in luxury, couples can grab the Pool Penthouse with Spa, a two-story duplex featuring a private spa with a steam room; outdoor rain shower; a private covered terrace with lounge chairs; a welcome foot massage; and a daily shuttle service that can take the happy couple straight to Layan Beach-a quiet, pristine stretch of sand away from the crowds.
Numerous on-site amenities are available, including three restaurants, an award-winning spa with a fitness center, swimming pool, and yoga lessons.
Address: 31/1, Moo 6, Choeng Thale, Phuket
Accommodation: The Pavilions Phuket
2. Chanalai Romantica Resort, Kata Beach, Phuket
For those looking for privacy, it doesn't get much better than this adults-only resort, where all the amenities, décor, and extras offered cater to couples. A beautiful five-minute walk from popular Kata Beach, the resort allows for easy beach access without sacrificing your hideaway retreat.
Here, you can choose from rooms located on the hill with private balconies and views over the pool and deep soaking bathtubs, or ground level rooms with outdoor terraces that provide direct access to the pool.
Couples booking the Executive Room will get daily free drinks at the on-site restaurant, in-room high tea every afternoon, and VIP room amenities. Aside from a pool to splash in, couples can also enjoy personalized services such as a fully-equipped fitness center, a pool bar serving tropical fruit juices, and an exclusive dining outlet with a romantic setting and an international menu.
Address: 62 Kata Road, T. Karon Muang, Phuket
Accommodation: Chanalai Romantica Resort, Kata Beach, Phuket
3. The Shore At Katathani, Kata Beach
This adults-only beachfront resort is an oasis of privacy, perfect for couples and honeymooners looking to escape the world. In addition to the resort's main infinity pool, all villas here also feature their own private pool and come with either garden or sea views. The Seaview Pool Villa Romance seamlessly combines indoor and outdoor living with a large private sundeck; a Thai-style pavilion with a day bed overlooking the ocean; and a long list of amenities, including deep tubs illuminated by candlelight, a dining area, and large glass doors that open right onto the private pool.
The tour desk can help organize personalized expeditions, including cooking classes, snorkeling, and sea kayaking tours. On-site, couples can enjoy the spa and its full menu of massages and body and face treatments, try the Thai and international menu at the resort's restaurant, join yoga or fruit-carving classes, or take advantage of the game room and tennis court.
Address: 14 Kata Noi Rd., Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket
Accommodation: The Shore At Katathani
4. Amari Phuket, Patong
Set on a secluded private corner of one of Phuket's most famous beaches, the Amari Phuket offers the best of both worlds: easy access to world-class amenities and service and luxurious privacy with stunning views of the Andaman Sea.
Here, almost all the bright, modern rooms look over the turquoise waters from their floor-to-ceiling windows or their private ample balconies. Some of the rooms also include exclusive access to The Clubhouse, a private area within the resort with its own infinity pool, fitness center, and buffet breakfast.
The resort's two main pools, an Italian restaurant with fine menu choices, and a spa that opens over Patong Bay provide couples with plenty of options to relax and enjoy each other's company. Guests yearning for some adventure can ask the tour desk to organize exclusive scuba diving or snorkeling adventures with a local five-star diving center, where you can become a certified diver in only two days.
Address: 2 Meun-Ngern Road Patong Beach, Patong, Kathu, Phuket
Accommodation: Amari Phuket
5. Sareeraya Villas & Suites, Koh Samui
Sitting right on Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui's most stunning and famous stretch of pristine white sand, the Sareeraya Villas & Suites offers all the exclusivity and luxury couples might want. Surrounded by a landscape of coconut trees and white sand as far the eye can see, guests can choose from spacious suites with sea and pool views, and deluxe villas with either outdoor spa baths or their own plunge pool in addition to uninterrupted views over the Gulf of Siam.
Couples will be spoiled for choice when it comes to resort amenities, which include a fitness center, a luxurious spa and gym, and a wide range of mouth-watering meals at the on-site Chef's Table restaurant. It's also possible to request a dinner-for-two experience that includes a lone gazebo right on the beach, lots of candlelight, a personal waiter, and an exquisite dinner menu.
The resort is located steps away from some of the best snorkeling and diving spots in Koh Samui. The tour desk can also help organize special boat trips to the islands, as well as sea kayaking adventures, cooking classes for two, and much more.
Address: 100 / 1 Moo2, Chaweng Beach Road, Chaweng, Bophut
Accommodation: Sareeraya Villas & Suites
6. Six Senses Samui, Bophut
Six Senses occupies the northern tip of Koh Samui, a quiet corner that offers all-around panoramic views of the turquoise waters and stunning sunsets over a private, powdery-soft beach. Accommodations here vary from treehouse-like villas with sun decks to two-story oceanfront pool villas with private pools, spa bathtubs, and uninterrupted views over the Gulf of Thailand. Rooms also come equipped with satellite TV, outdoor dining or relaxing areas, and outdoor showers.
For the adventure-seekers, Six Senses' ideal location means easy access to diving, snorkeling, sea kayaking, and cycling tours, as well as a chance to try out cooking classes or join a local culture tour. Couples who would rather spend their time on-site have many options for relaxation and entertainment, including an infinity pool, two restaurants that also offer themed dinner nights, a spa with yoga classes, and a state-of-the-art fitness center, and many quiet corners to lounge by the water or on the sun terrace.
Address: 9/10, Moo 5, Bophut
Accommodation: Six Senses Samui
7. Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort, Ko Phi Phi Don
A private beach right against the Andaman Sea, 70 acres of coconut trees softly dancing in the cool, salty breeze, and stunning coastal views make this an ideal destination for couples looking for privacy. Here, guests can choose between deluxe bungalows with thatched roofs, and luxurious villas with private pools and spa baths.
There are four restaurants on-site, as well as an infinity pool and a spa offering a variety of treatments, including a His and Her Package that features a private Jacuzzi, a massage, and a coconut body scrub.
The resort's on-site recreation center can help guests organize the trip of their dreams-from visiting marine sanctuary Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park to snorkeling with blacktip reef sharks to a perfect Romantic Rendezvous package, a private four-hour escape on a longtail boat to explore Bamboo Island, enjoy a picnic of seasonal fresh fruits and cold drinks, and snorkel the local reefs.
Address: 49 Moo 8, Aonang, Muang, Ko Phi Phi Don
Accommodation: Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort
8. Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi, Ao Nang
Surrounded by towering limestone cliffs and accessible only by boat, this stunning resort is located inside a national park-hidden away from the noise of other Thai beaches and massive tourist crowds. Visitors can choose from a number of accommodation options, including both rooms and villas with outdoor spa baths, covered terraces, rain showers, and more. Some of the larger villas have their own pools and offer full views of the ocean and stunning sunset colors.
The resort has four a la carte restaurants and also offers couples a chance to dine on the sand, under an intimate private canopy as the sun sets.
Couples visiting the Centara can expect a laid-back atmosphere with oceanfront dining options; two swimming pools; and a world-class spa offering special packages for couples, an outdoor relaxation zone, and treatments using locally-grown herbs. Guests can also organize a number of activities through the hotel's concierge, including special snorkeling and island-hopping tours, trips to nearby climbing areas, trekking in the surrounding jungle, and even sailing lessons.
Address: 396-396/1 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Amphur Muang, Ao Nang, Krabi Town
Accommodation: Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi
9. Layana Resort and Spa, Koh Lanta
Uninterrupted golden sands, dozen of islands dotting the horizon, and the clearest blue waters you have ever seen are just the beginning of what awaits you when you get to the adults-only Layana Resort and Spa. Located in one of the most beautiful islands in Krabi, the resort offers an infinity pool plus a second half Olympic-size pool, a number of sun terraces where you can relax or join a restorative yoga class, an award-winning spa mixing the best of East and West wellness treatments, and a spacious air-conditioned gym.
Both deluxe rooms and villas are available, offering extras such as private gardens, direct access to the beach, outdoor showers and bathtubs, private swimming pools, and furnished covered terraces.
Aside from a restaurant and lounge, the resort also has a pool bar offering only fresh-pressed vegetable and fruit juices. Guests can arrange snorkeling, diving, and other water sports right at the resort, rent a bicycle to explore the island, or enjoy a live music performance near the pool.
Address: 272 Moo 3 Phra-Ae Beach Saladan, Ko Lanta
Accommodation: Layana Resort and Spa
10. Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas, Mai Khao
The Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas occupies a soft stretch of white sand in Phuket. The all-pool villas offer a perfect marriage of indoor and outdoor living, with private sundecks, BOSE sound systems, outdoor rain showers, built-in terrazzo bathtubs, and high-end espresso machines. Despite being located in a favorite tourist spot, the villas offer complete privacy-majestic thick greenery enveloping each villa just steps away from the sand.
Couples staying here can try the main resort pool; play a friendly game of tennis; embark on a jungle adventure on a rented bike; take on the waves through a private sailing lesson; or try a yoga, Tai Chi, or Pilates class right on the beach. The award-winning spa offers couples' treatment suites, while the three on-site restaurants provide ample dining choices, including barbecue, Thai, and international dishes.
Address: 888 Moo 3, Tumbon Mai Khao, Mai Khao, Phuket
Accommodation: Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas
11. Banyan Tree Samui, Lamai Beach
Set on an oceanfront private bay in one of Koh Samui's best-known beaches, this five-star resort doesn't hold back when it comes to luxuries and amenities. Here, couples can choose their own private villa on a cascading hill and pick from panoramic views of the Gulf of Thailand, jungle and palm grove views, or villas with private tropical gardens. All 88 villas at the Banyan Tree Resort come with their own private pools, lounge sundecks, rain showers, and outdoor sitting or dining areas.
When you're ready to leave your room, you can wander through the trails towards the five on-site restaurants, world-class spa, and yoga center. You can also take a dip in the main pool overlooking the ocean, visit the library to discover the collection of books and games, or relax on the private beach without a care in the world. The resort's tour desk can organize private island excursions, Thai cooking classes, and even an island-hopping adventure on the resort's private speedboat.
Address: 99/9 Moo 4, Lamai Beach, Maret
Accommodation: Banyan Tree Samui
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