For most people, exotic and sophisticated Thailand seems beyond the limits of their budget. However, flights aside, you’ll be astounded to find out how far your money can take you in Thailand.
These divine adults-only, all-inclusive resorts in Thailand are priced around what you’d pay for a two or three-star hotel at home, and for this, you’ll get plenty of canoodling privacy and infinity pools with views you thought were photoshopped.
If you seek romance and tranquillity with a dash of mouth-watering cuisine, unparalleled service and an endless stream of magical sunsets, our selection of adults-only and all-inclusive resorts in Thailand will satisfy both your fantasies and your bank account.
trivago Tip: Completely all-inclusive resorts aren’t as common in Thailand as in Mexico or the Caribbean, so “all-inclusive” in this story refers to an unlimited supply of a specific amenity.
Adults-Only and All-Inclusive Resorts in Thailand
X2 Samui Resort for Unlimited Spa Treatments
Heaven is a place on earth and unlimited spa treatments are on the house at the X2 Samui All Spa Inclusive Resort in Koh Samui. If you love being pampered, then this resort fulfills your dreams of endless massages and treatments. High on our list of treatments to try would be the After Sun Soothing Wrap of Aloe Vera — perfect for remedying the effects of a sunburn. You should definitely reserve your desired treatments ahead of your stay since they are often fully booked. Breakfast is also included and the resident French chef makes sure the pastry and bread game is on par with the best.
Beyond the spa treatments, the experience at X2 is subliminally private with most of the 26 villas boasting their own outdoor space and private pool — perfect for honeymooners. The onsite restaurant can also plan out a bucket-list-worthy private beach dinner for two. End the meal with a sunset photo-op on the beach swing which gets immersed in the waves when the tide rolls in. With the glow of the Gulf of Thailand in the background, your snap will be worthy of placing on the mantelpiece.
The Pavilions Phuket for Ultra Private Infinity Pools
High on the hills with a view to kill for over Layan Beach, The Pavilions Phuket is a once-in-a-lifetime peek into the millionaire lifestyle. The property surpasses expectations with their ultra-private, all-villa concept and each comes with its own infinity pool overlooking either the sea or the lush countryside. You’re free to enjoy the privacy of your premises in your birthday suit without anyone stealing a peek. The villas are staggered up the hill and can be accessed via the hotel’s own funicular. You’re not isolated despite the remoteness and if you get tired of your romantic villa bubble, there’s a shuttle to the beach, which is quiet and relatively unexplored by the typical Phuket tourists.
Back up at the Pavilions, the Plantation Club restaurant presents elegant plates of fresh and delicious Thai and international dishes and catches the evening breeze from the sea through the wide floor-to-ceiling windows. Making good use of the bountiful local fruit, both bars have a juicy cocktail menu and front row seats for the spectacular sunsets that slowly drop over the horizon of the Andaman Sea.
Layana Resort and Spa for a James Bond-style enclave
Slide on the sunglasses and hop aboard– you can only access the Layana Resort and Spa by private speedboat that whisks you to the lush island of Koh Lanta. The resort atmosphere is refreshingly simple, friendly, and doesn’t compromise on luxury. From the Thai architecture and decor to the beautiful gardens and direct beach access, this is a spitting image of the Thailand resort you’ve imagined.
The island is tranquil and peaceful, removed from anything even vaguely resembling your everyday routine. Start your day with a swim in the saltwater infinity pool, working up an appetite for the breakfast buffet. The chefs on hand are ready to cook your eggs, waffles or Thai-style breakfast noodles — this is the perfect opportunity to expand your breakfast food horizons, local style. With nothing else on the schedule, you’re free to stretch out in the loungers on the beach or next to the pool and spend the remainder of your day napping or devouring a book. If you fall asleep, we bet you’ll be dreaming of your next stay.
Ayara Hilltops Resort for Sunsets and the Suite Life
Tucked into a jungle on a steep hill with a first-class view of the dramatic Thai sunset dropping into the Andaman Sea, the Ayara Hilltops is blissfully secluded. Built on a steep vertical, the villas suites are reached by winding wooden walkways lined with tall bamboo and crossing idyllic ponds. It’s the sort of place you’ll find yourself in the mood with zero chance of being spied on by the neighbours thanks to the swathes of foliage hiding the staggered hilltop suites with open-air showers, tubs, and infinity pools.
Wandering through the property, you’ll catch whiffs of sweet flowers carried through the breeze and likely a bit of the sharp sea air. There are several beaches within a five-minute walk, all of which bear the quintessential white sands, turquoise waters, and palm trees for which Thailand is renowned. Back up at the resort, a pool is ringed with loungers for sleepy afternoons or indulgently early cocktails.
Beyond Resort Karon for Postcard-perfect Balcony Views
The hushed, adults-only Beyond Resort Karon is blissfully quiet. From your bed you can hear the waves crashing against the shore every night, lulling you to sleep. Rising fully rested, a free buffet breakfast is served al fresco. The fruit here tastes unbelievable and it’s hard to resist filling up on bananas and mangoes alone.
Each room has a private balcony with a view over the Andaman Sea and Karon Beach, to which the resort also has direct access. The pristine beach is celebrated as one of the most beautiful on the island and its white sands and see-through turquoise water grace practically every postcard from Phuket. The resort is set up to highlight the sea view, which is always in sight, even as you stretch out next to the two swimming pools. Find a shady spot because the soothing sound of the waves will make your eyelids heavy and send you off to a nap.
Bangsak Village Resort to Immerse Yourself in Jurassic Thailand
The Bangsak Village Resort is a collection of sleek thatched roof chalets and bungalows nestled into a tropical Jurassic foliage. The beachfront restaurant and bar are ideal for starting and ending your day with delicious cuisine and the cool sea breeze. The vibe here is relaxed –it’s less about hurrying around with your sightseeing agency and more about enjoying each other’s company in a heavenly setting. You’re also about 20 minutes outside touristy Khao Lak but within walking distance to several beaches.
The lovely blue-tiled pool stretches long enough for swimming laps with a rewarding view of the sea at the far end, luring you out to continue your swim in its warm blue waters. Possibly the best feature in the rooms are the huge bathrooms, designed to encourage you to linger while your partner takes their turn soaking in the deep tub or spritzing off in the shower.
Sensimar Resort and Spa Koh Samui for a Minimalistic Romantic Bubble
The Sensimar Resort and Spa Koh Samui is a haven of newly-weds and romantic twosomes near the Koh Samui nightlife. The property is comparable to Western resorts with amenities like yoga classes, cooking and cocktail courses, and guided market excursions included in your room rate. On the beach, kayaks and snorkel equipment await free of charge.
They’ve placed significant attention on reducing their environmental impact with sleek bamboo furnishings and specialized sustainable water treatment for both the rooms and the pool. The pool is serene and dazzlingly minimalist. It’s a generous 130 feet long and bordered on one side by rows of red umbrellas and loungers. The same loungers can be found on the designated Sensimar section of the beach, joined by giant red bean bag chairs that are easy to spot if you swim too far east and aren’t wearing your glasses.
Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas in the Glow of Golden Hour
Located in the Kamala Beach area of Phuket Island, The Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas overlook the Andaman Sea. When you conjure up an image of Thailand in your mind, it’s the view from Cape Sienna. Blue doesn’t even begin to describe the color of the water which shimmers throughout the day in a whole spectrum of vivid colors with rock islands rising above the waves. The view is particularly mesmerizing from the infinity pool at the Sienna Rocks Café. As golden hour slips into the sunset, most guests opt to watch the spectacle of changing colors upstairs at the rooftop Vanilla Sky Bar.
The hotel experience has won the accolades of guests with little details like providing free cell phones with internet access for the duration of your stay. You’re only a five-minute walk from Kamala Beach but many folks rent scooters to explore further afield. The phone comes in handy when you take a few too many wrong turns and need to locate your whereabouts with the trusty help of Google Maps.
Note: The hotel has an adult-preferred concept, meaning that if necessary, children can accompany their parents but it is highly discouraged to disrupt the peaceful experience of other guests.
This article was originally published on trivago magazine US.