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The Best Resorts In Thailand

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Thai resorts we’re dreaming of escaping to right now…

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Thailand reopens its doors to international visitors from 1 July, and while the UK’s travel restrictions are open to change, a little dream destination planning won’t hurt. Whether it’s a family-friendly eco-trip or a post-lockdown Thai detox trip that you’re seeking, look no further. We’ve found the most enticing luxury Thailand resorts and regional openings for 2021.

Best Thailand Resorts 2021

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  • Absolute Sanctuary, Koh Samui

    Absolute Sanctuary, Koh Samui

    Head to the spa capital of Thailand and check into the simple but wonderful (or should that but simply wonderful?) Absolute Sanctuary. A perfect kick-start to that long-planned detox / health-kick, the yogis at the sanctuary are world-class (and train yoga instructors from around the world). Also on the menu is Reformer Pilates, Box Fit, a host of other exercise options and a 7-night detox programme to leave you looking and feeling at your best.

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    The 7 Night Detox With Manual Lymphatic Drainage includes: 7 nights’ accommodation, all meals, in-depth detox consultation with Bioimpedance analysis, 1x Manual lymphatic drainage massage therapy per day (60 mins), 2 x liver flush drinks (1 before and 1 after the programme), 2x detox meals a day, 2x detox drinks per day, 2x good green stuff shots per day, 1x coconut juice per day, unlimited broth soups per day, 1x group pilates reformer/core suspend class, final detox consultation, unlimited access group yoga, meditation & fitness classes and more | From £1,235 per person for double occupancy | 01 July – 31 July 2021 & 01 October – 26 December 2021 | Healing Holidays | 020 3372 6447 can arrange a 7 night Yoga programme from £1,749.00 per person sharing, including British Airways flights, transfers, full board accommodation and inclusions of the Yoga programme

  • Four Seasons Tented Camp

    Four Seasons Tented Camp, Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai

    Hidden within bamboo jungles overlooking Myanmar and Laos, the Four Seasons Tented Camp offers tailor-made experiences close to some of Thailand’s oldest civilisations. The Superior Tent offers a breezy living area, rustic wooden furnishings and a refreshing outdoor shower, plus themed décor that reflects the culture of Northern Thailand. Fans of Thai food can enjoy daily tasting sessions, cooking classes, and a private wine-pairing dinner in the resort’s wine cave. You’ll want to take the opportunity to explore the wilderness with mahout guides to visit the local elephant population and check out the outdoor spa offering rituals inspired by Asian traditions and mountain botanicals.

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    Luxtripper is offering a stay at the Four Seasons Tented Camp in a Superior Tent from £1450 per night, on a bed and breakfast basis | 0208 534 3125 

  • COMO Point Yamu

    COMO Point Yamu, Phuket

    Enjoy top notch wellness facilities, sunrise yoga and delicious Italian cuisine on the secluded and peaceful east coast of Phuket. The resort boasts panoramic ocean views and bright aquamarine and burnt orange interiors to reflect the sea and Thailand’s Buddhist culture and the colourful influence of Phuket’s Peranakan culture. The COMO Shambhala retreat sits at the tip of Cape Yamu with treatment rooms overlooking the ocean and the limestones of Phang Nga bay, offering a menu of Asian inspired therapies.

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    From £175 per night on a B&B basis | comohotels.com

  • Six Senses Yao

    Six Senses Yao Noi

    Are the kids ready to ditch the buckets and spades and learn how to be an eco-warrior? Take budding conservationists to Six Senses Yao Noi located in the beautiful Phang Nga Bay on the small and unspoilt Thai island of Yao, 45 minutes from Phuket by speedboat. The Junior Eco Warrior Program features various sustainability activities over a three-day rotational itinerary from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm daily. Guests will collect fresh eggs and spread seeds that grow into the lush produce they will harvest later on for a cooking class. They will battle against trash before seeing how it can be turned into treasure through “Do-It-Yourself” projects. Then at the 3R Workshop, young conservationists will build nests for the VIP residents of the Hornbill Villas. While children are occupied, parents can relax in one of the 55 elevated Pool Villas or take a trip to the spa.

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    Scott Dunn offers seven nights at Six Senses Yao Noi, Thailand from £3,100 per person based on two sharing a Hideaway Pool Villa on a B&B basis, including economy flights from the UK, private car and shared speedboat transfers. For more information, please visit scottdunn.com or call 020 8682 5060

  • Soneva Kiri Resort

    Soneva Kiri Resort, Koh Kood

    This eco-friendly five-star resort is positioned on the largely undeveloped island of Koh Kood, southeast of Bangkok. Thailand’s least populated island, it is a place of raw, natural beauty with untouched slopes, wild interiors and pristine beaches. The rustic-chic-designed villa suites offer living spaces cliffside, bayside, or beachside, ranging from one to six bedrooms. Outdoor bathrooms and private swimming pools allow you to immerse yourself in this beautiful jungle hideaway. Soneva Kiri has worked hard to reduce its carbon footprint and develop the natural beauty in the area, banning imported bottled water, launching coral restoration projects to help local marine life flourish, and raising $5.5million through a carbon levy to help thousands of people in need.

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    Luxtripper is offering a stay at the Soneva Kiri in a Bayview Pool Villa for £650 per night, on a bed and breakfast basis | 0208 534 3125 

  • Rayavadee, Krabi

    Rayavadee, Krabi

    Situated in the beautiful Phranang Peninsula on the border of Krabi Marine National Park, this resort was built with the idea of living in balance within this unique environment. The accommodation was constructed to nestle in between the property’s many trees, none of which were cut during the process. Built with sustainability in mind, low-key approaches to building were employed so that the habitat of the areas many varieties of birds and animals was not disturbed. The resort utitlises sustainable water and waste management, as well as energy efficiency. As part of the Premier Group of Companies, the resort has a strong and longstanding commitment to staff, local communities and it donate a portion of its annual profit to company-run charitable organisations, including Pan Kan, Food4Good and the Yuvabhadhana children’s scholarship fund.

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    Luxtripper is offering a stay at the Rayavadee Krabi in a Deluxe Pavilion from £390 per night on a bed and breakfast basis | 0208 534 3125 

  • The Peninsula, Bangkok

    The Peninsula, Bangkok

    This urban oasis is launching The Peninsula Mental & Physical Wellbeing programme with a personalised two-night package, ‘Active Body and Healthy Mind’, focusing on four key pillars of wellness: food, exercise, sleep and mindfulness. The mindfulness element includes attending mindfulness breathing sessions or participating in meditating with Thai monks. Guests can also enjoy the arts through music, dance, painting and artist-in-residence programmes. To complement the healthy eating programme, check out the ‘Thai Herbal Discovery’ herb appreciation class to explore and learn about Thai cuisine, discovering Thailand’s most popular herbs and spices.

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    The Active Body and Healthy Mind packages are priced at THB 28,000++ per person (approx. £685) and THB 45,000 for two persons (approx. £1,070) | Stay at The Peninsula Bangkok in a Deluxe Room from THB 8,800 (approx. £220) per night on a room only basis | peninsula.com/bangkok

  • Rosewood Phuket

    Rosewood, Phuket

    Check in to the Rosewood Phuket and check out the Asaya spa to enjoy a wide range of treatments or sign up to the Cleanse or Balance programme combining physical and emotional aspects of treatments for a truly holistic experience. The Thai culinary class is an immersive cooking class to get to grips with some Thai classics, a welcome change after a year of banana bread.

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    rosewoodhotels.com

  • Mandarin Oriental

    Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

    On the hunt for the best spa in Thailand? Check out The Oriental Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, a leading hotel spa for more than 25 years. Reached by crossing of the Chao Phraya river to the teak spa by private boat, early morning guests will see monks collecting their alms. Treatments include northern Thai-inspired therapies such as the Lanna Ceremony which involves using local herbs and rhythmic tapping, or the Spirit of Isaan, a body wrap treatment using black sticky rice and jasmine rice soap to detoxify the body. Or if a year of hunching at a home desk has left you crying out for some muscle relief, try the Muay Thai Massage, a passive form of deep oil massage emulating typical Muay Thai movements, including gentle punches, along with a massage that uses elbows and knees to provide a deep sense of invigoration and rejuvenation.

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    mandarinoriental.com/bangkok

  • Kamalaya, Koh Samui

    Kamalaya, Koh Samui

    Built around a tiny cave where Buddhist monks used to come to mediate, this is the perfect spot for some post-lockdown healing. This holistic spa offers uniquely-tailored programmes, delicious food and incredible treatments and its loyal clientele return year after year to relax and recharge. Sounds pretty appealing right about now, doesn’t it?

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    Healing Holidays; 020 3372 6447 can arrange a 7 night Relax & Renew programme from £2,699.00 per person sharing, including British Airways flights, transfers, full board accommodation and inclusions of the Relax & Renew programme | healingholidays.com

  • RAKxa, Bangkok

    RAKxa, Bangkok

    This integrative medical retreat in Bangkok opened in 2020, providing high tech equipment and advanced medical treatments for the ultimate wellbeing break. RAKxa offers tailored wellness programmes from three days to two weeks long, designed by certified medical doctors that combine advanced medical treatments with revered holistic therapies. Alongside 27 villas and one restaurant Unam there is a high-tech medical gym with Olympic athlete training equipment, hydrothermal spa facilities, an anti-inflammatory food philosophy, a cleansing tea lounge, an organic garden, and plenty of workshops and activities to try.

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    Healing Holidays; 020 3372 6447 can arrange a 3 night Immunity Booster programme from £5,155.00 per person sharing, including British Airways flights, transfers, full board accommodation and inclusions of the Immunity Booster programme | healingholidays.com

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