Thailand has one of the best preserved and most developed tourism resorts in Asia with some of the finest beaches and most luxurious spa resorts in the country. For those travelers visiting Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket or Samui who want to experience the real flavor of Thai culture, there are a number of luxury resorts in these locations that will allow you to get the best of both worlds. These locations provide everything you would expect from a top resort including excellent beaches, marvelous locales and world-class facilities. Even if you are traveling alone or with family, these are the best places to stay while on holiday in Thailand.
Ko Samui is perhaps one of the best-known islands in all of South East Asia. Its pristine beaches and idyllic villas will create a truly unique holiday experience for you and your companions. The best hotels in Ko Samui are located at Cape Panwa, Chepong, Bophut, Chaweng, Choeng Mon and Hua Thanon which are situated on the east coast of Thailand. The beaches are simply stunning and there are a number of wonderful villas available to rent here. They offer everything a couple could ask for in a resort including pools, restaurants, bars and lounges as well as being a very popular holiday destination with tourists from across the world.
In Phuket, another premier location, guests can choose from the heart-warming beach resorts at Hua Thanon and Choeng Mon, or the much more luxurious and perfectly themed Phuket Diamond Resort. There are also resorts located at Ko Pha Ngan that is perfect for couples looking for the ultimate in luxurious accommodations. Of course, the best hotels in Phuket are situated at Patong, on the northern part of the island and offer guests a wide array of activities and attractions to enjoy such as diving, snorkeling, surfing, and skiing. Other popular resorts in Phuket include the Silver Star and the Rainbow, with many of the more boutique and expensive hotels also available in Phuket.
However, for all of the great activities and tourist attractions of Phuket, the best hotels remain the same – Maenam, Wat Arun and nearby Phuket town. The three words, Maenam, are derived from the name of the largest Hindu temple in Phuket, Maenam Sathana. It is located in the area of Bophut, on the north of Thailand. Many of the tourists who come to Phuket opt to stay here during the night, as this is when the temple is most crowded. At night, the streets are full of activities and the temples are illuminated with lighted bulbs, giving a beautiful glow to the night. This is one of the reasons that the best hotels in Phuket often have a steady flow of visitors during the weekend and into the late evening.
The Bophut area, though not as heavily populated as other parts of Phuket, has its own share of exciting attractions and there are definitely some fantastic boutique hotels in this area that will appeal to even the most discerning of travellers. One of the most popular of these boutique hotels is the Mandarin Oriental, located in the heart of the Bophut area. This boutique hotel boasts fine dining, an indoor pool, a restaurant with international cuisine, a spa and a gym. In addition to this it also has a spa room, a fitness room and a conference room, making it very flexible to meet any of your needs. Other places that feature in the list of the top hotels in the world include the Royal Albert Hall and the Bell Hotel, both located in London, and the Sheraton Hotel in Paris.
If you are looking for the ultimate luxury experience in terms of accommodation, you will want to check out the Ritz Carlton, the hotel that features the best hotels in the world. If you are willing to dine at the finest restaurants and golf courses on the planet, then you will need to check out the Ritz Carlton, where cuisine is world class, spas abound, and the resort offers amazing shopping opportunities for those interested in purchasing the finest items on the fairgrounds. The Ritz Carlton is also home to a world-class fitness centre, a wet bar, a steam room and a Jacuzzi spa. Other things to do include golfing, tennis courts and a tennis practice room, a golf course, a bowling alley, and a tennis academy.