Your last trip to Thailand may feel like a distant memory, but don't let it stop you from dreaming about the country's stunning islands
, Muslim-friendly snacks
, and chilly destinations for that pretend winter vacation
While we're staying at home, we can't help but checking out the best luxury hotel deals in Thailand for our future trips. Whether you're travelling to Bangkok or Koh Samui someday, we hope this article will ease your holiday planning when the time is right.
: Do note that this article is in no way encouraging you to travel now. We do acknowledge that the situation right now is very uncertain and with this article, we hope it'll continue to inspire your future getaways to Thailand when it's finally safe to travel again.
Guide to booking a hotel room during this period of uncertainty
In this period of uncertainty, travel plans may change and restrictions might be reinforced when we least expect it. If you're planning a getaway next year, here are some tips to book your hotel room in advance.
- Stay up to date with the country's travel advisory and restrictions. As the number of new COVID-19 cases can fluctuate at any time, get the latest updates from your local embassy as well as the country's Health Ministry and Immigration Department.
- Before you book a room, double-check the hotel's cancellation policy and date flexibility. Take note of the final cancellation date in your calendar, so you'll remember to cancel before it's too late.
- When booking through a third-party platform, browse for hotels using the free cancellation filter. For example, Agoda EasyCancel and Hotels.com's free cancellation allow you to cancel your booking before a certain date, in case there's a change of travel plans.
- Lastly, create a flexible travel plan. Since the travel situation may change at any given time, prepare a travel plan that allows you to move around your dates easily when the unexpected happened.
: All nightly rates are based on a search between October and December 2020 for 2 adults. Prices may change in the upcoming months and we recommend that you do a search before booking. At the time of writing, the nightly rates for 2021 are unavailable.
1. Sawaddi Patong Resort & SpaCredit: Sawaddi Patong Resort & Spa on Facebook
The best time to visit Phuket is between November and April when you'll experience more sunny days at Sawaddi Patong Resort & Spa
. When you're here, admire the shimmering ripples of their swimming pool, unwind with a body treatment at the Vara Spa, and enjoy a comfortable sleep on their pure-cotton bed linens.
: Starts at RM150 per night on AgodaAddress
: 21 Sainamyen Rd, Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150, Thailand
: +66 76 343 444
2. Diamond Resort PhuketCredit: Diamond Resort Phuket on Facebook
Walk along the Bang Tao beach and you'll find Diamond Resort Phuket
. Decked out with modern and stylish furniture, the resort definitely aces the balance between coastal living and lush tropical scenery. As one would expect from a luxury hotel in Phuket, it has fully-furnished suites that come complete with a private balcony, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a small dining area.
: Starts at RM132 per night on AgodaAddress
: 106 Soi Cherngtalay 14, Choeng Thale, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand
: +66 76 609 542
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3. SALA Samui Choengmon BeachCredit: SALA Samui Choengmon Beach Resort on Facebook
The city of Surat Thani may not be as famous as the neighbouring island of Koh Samui, but it has plenty of luxury resorts to offer including SALA Samui Choengmon Beach Resort
. Featuring pool villa suites ideal for honeymooners, relaxing on the full-size day bed after spending the afternoon in the swimming pool sounds like the ingredients of a well-deserved holiday.
: If you book directly through their website, the resort also offers free cancellation up to 3 days prior to your arrival. We recommend that you enquire about the cancellation policy before booking.
: Starts at RM310 per night on AgodaAddress
: 10/9 Moo 5, Baan Plai Laem Soi 2, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
: +66 77 245 888
4. Bhundhari VillasCredit: Bhundhari Villas on Facebook
Waking up to a view of Chaweng Beach is one of the privileges you'll get from staying at Bhundhari Villas
. Our hearts are definitely set on the ocean-view Deluxe Pool Villas that have a private balcony, a private pool and a comfortable bed to rest after spending your day amidst the sun, sand, and sea.
: Starts at RM148 per night on AgodaAddress
: 111/1-2 Moo 5 Chaweng Beach Koh Samui, Suratthani 84320, Thailand
: +66 77 915000
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5. Centra by Centara Phu Pano Resort KrabiCredit: Centara Hotels & Resorts on Facebook
From the pristine beaches to lowland forest landscapes, there are so many things to love about Krabi. If you want to experience it all, plan your stay at Centra by Centara Phu Pano Resort Krabi
. Just a short drive from Ao Nang, guests can choose between a pool view and family residence to spend the night. While it's nice to watch some movies on the comfortable bed, don't forget to go sightseeing and visit the nearby markets too.
: The resort provides a full flexibility option that allows you to modify or cancel your booking at any time before 30 November 2020. We recommend that you enquire about the flexibility option in advance before booking.
: Starts at RM116 per night on AgodaAddress
: 879 Moo 2, Soi Ao Nang 11, Krabi 81180, Thailand
: +66 75 607 888 9
6. Krabi Front Bay ResortCredit: Krabi Front Bay Resort on Facebook
With a stunning view of the Andaman Sea, Krabi Front Bay Resort
is charmingly detailed with Moroccan and Southern Thai-inspired decor. Coupled with easy access to Krabi's main town and attractions, each guestroom has a view of the sea or garden. Some rooms even have a private balcony, so you can admire the beautiful scenery any time of day.
: This resort has a halal-certified restaurant, so you can have a yummy halal breakfast spread, complete with mocktails and freshly squeezed juices.
: Starts at RM111 per night on AgodaAddress
: Sai Thai, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand
: +66 75 626 777
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7. The Residence on Thonglor by UHG
Credit: The Residence on Thonglor by UHG on Facebook
For city dwellers who want to stay close to the bustling vibe of Bangkok, find comfort at The Residence on Thonglor
. Detailed with contemporary furniture, each spacious room has an oversized window and balcony as well as a fully-equipped kitchen, so you can cook something quick for your late-night snack.
: Starts at RM138 per night on AgodaAddress
: 73 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor) Next to Camillian Hospital, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey, Wattana, Bangkok 10110 Thailand
: +66 2185 1555
8. Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18 Bangkok - A Chatrium CollectionCredit: Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18 Bangkok - A Chatrium Collection on Facebook
Surrounded by shopping and dining spots, you're never far away from the city's heartbeat when you stay at Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18
in Bangkok. Whether you choose to stay in a Studio Room or One Bedroom Deluxe, there's nothing like taking a nap on the comfortable bed before heading out to find delicious halal tom yam soup and practice your bargaining skills at the street markets.
: Starts at RM232 per night on AgodaAddress
: 26 Sukhumvit Soi 18, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
: +66 2 302 5777
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Wanderlust has never failed to make us dream about our next escapade to Thailand. While we're staying at home and patiently waiting for the situation to get better, we hope these luxury hotel deals in Thailand will stay affordable until we're ready to travel again!