Major hideaways and romantic retreats in Thailand

Thailand’s remote islands and small towns are testaments that there are still some idyllic corners left in the world. With the utmost level of serenity and adventures perfected by prestigious rentals in Thailand, holidays to this heaven-on-earth destination is potentially one of the most refreshing and magical  trip you’ll ever have.

On that note, I’ve rounded up an a great selection of hideaways and romantic retreats in Thailand.

Chiang Mai

Appointed across 60 acres of wonderful vista and rice terraces in Chaing Mai, Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai draws historical and cultural influence in Lanna Kingdom. Ancient Lanna-oriented villas and mansions host some of the high-end restaurants and amenities in Thailand. These spacious digs feature isolated sitting areas and private outdoor swimming pools.

Koh Samui

Take yourself to a tropical setting, filled with towering palm trees and private stretch of powdery sand – Koh Samui is definitely the place to be. This southern Thai island perfectly blends with Mother Nature’s intrinsic beauty. It is a wonderful island to experience Thai perfection in a hillside luxury retreat, shadowed by tropical trees and overlooking the vast Gulf of Siam.

Koh Phi Phi

Even though it attracts budget and backpacker travelers, Koh Phi Phi also happens to be the home of some of the most luxurious destinations in Thailand. Its sugar white sand and pristine waters make it on top of the list of Thailand visitors.



Surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery, Krabi is the ultimate honeymoon destination. It boasts premier relaxations spas and top of the line cuisines perfectly blended with dramatic, intimate retreat. There are tons of villas and retreats to choose from with elegant, state-of-the-art amenities to personalized wedding getaways.


Perfectly situated into the cerulean sea of Andaman, Phuket is God’s gift to mankind. Its impressive coastline with perfectly fine white sand and jagged cliffs gives it a contrasting ambience that attracts visitors for decades. Although this means that a part of the island is quiet crowded, there are still some hidden, traditional side of Phuket that are worth to discover.

Chiang Rai

Celebrating such a diversity of attractions and cultural charm, Chiang Rai is often underrated. This petite, wonderful city deserves much publicity than its neighboring cities. If you are looking for authentic Thailand with relaxed atmosphere, great eats and one-of-a-kind stay, it is only logical to head over to Chiang Rai.


Thailand’s capital is never neglected on this list. Its Buddhist temples and ancient remnants ceaselessly amaze visitors by its artistry and intricate details. On the other hand, if you’d rather spend enjoyment in traditional Thai cuisines or party all night, Bangkok is ahead in the restaurant and club scene. With that said, luxurious and high end accommodations are sprawling in the world-renowned metropolis.

Khao Lak

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Less than 90 km north of Phuket, Khao Lak has suffered the merciless tsunami last 2004. Fortunately, the town has revived its tourist industry not long after. Hence, its coastal areas offers more secluded and tranquil beaches and family centered itinerary. More importantly, it offers unprecedented snorkelling and scuba diving spots.

Hua Hin

Mostly favored by Bangkok locals, Hua Hin is wonderful beach destination just outside of Bangkok. Generally, it is a quick getaway to unwind and spend some family time. Once a fishing village, it has transformed into a luxurious getaway yet maintaining its small town vibe. Its proximity to Bangkok makes it one of the popular destinations of Thai royalties.



Thailand is renowned not only for its world-class beaches in the south but also for its breathtaking landscapes in the North. Near the Burmese border, voluminous and rugged terrain are perfectly preserved for everyone to appreciate. Being tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, visitors can enjoy utmost serenity and privacy. This little town has become prominent for traditional, genuine Thai hospitality and cuisines which makes it a mecca for those seeking to discover the real Thailand from centuries ago.

Phang Nga

Another popular luxury choice in the south of Thailand is Phang Nga. It is showered with natural geological wonders with its picturesque bay, amazing islets, sunken caverns, excellent scuba diving and mesmerizing rock formations rising upwards out of the water. The bay is perfectly sheltered thus, excellent for day tours on kayaks.

Koh Chang

Often called the Elephant Island, Koh Chang is the third largest island of Thailand. It is National Park with beautifully preserved mountains, thriving wildlife, prolific rainforest, as well as soft tan beaches on the west coast. Koh Chang maintain a small town vibe with sundry shops, cafés and seafood restaurants. If you are looking for a laid back spot to chill the day away, Lonely Beach is where you should head to and steer clear from the northern end where tourists flock. There are tons of adrenaline activities that can be arranged such as trekking, kayaking, waterfalls adventures, and visiting nearby islands seemed to be popular outdoor activities during our trip to Koh Chang.

Koh Wai

This tiny crescent-shaped island is merely 40 minutes away by boat from Koh Chang. This is a sleepy Elysium without villages, shops, roads nor electricity with only thatch huts and simple resort-style bungalows as options for those who want to stay a few nights. It is the ultimate raw island experience – just to relax and do nothing. Intimate beaches with pristine waters, gloriously fine sand and rich snorkeling right off the beach make Koh Wai a true paradise on earth!

2 responses to “Major hideaways and romantic retreats in Thailand”

  1. A very good post, Sarah. Thailand never cease to amaze me 🙂


    1. Me too! I consider it my second home.


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