Hotels in Thailand
Formerly The Chedi.
Destination Spa Spa-obsessed jet-setters, take note: Six Senses has brought the best of Southeast Asia’s healing arts to a speck of land off Phuket’s eastern coast. A 26-acre retreat houses four individual spas—yes, four—each dedicated to Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, or Thai traditions.
Most of Phuket's high-end properties are hermetically sealed temples to luxury, tucked behind gates with little daily interaction with non-guests. That's what makes the Dusit Thani so refreshing.
Hidden on a small residential street in the Old City, this quaint four-story hotel abuts the Chao Phraya River and has an open lobby with views of Wat Arun, the 19th-century Temple of the Dawn.
The lavish 227 guest quarters are studies in painted teak and marble, but unrivaled service sets the property apart. Our favorite space: the sleek, gray-on-white room 2102 on the 21st floor.
Formerly Pansea Napasai Samui
Overlooking the Chao Phraya River and the skyscrapers of Bangkok, the 63 stories of the Lebua are a respite from the vibrant Bangkok street life below.
This is the Asian seaside escape at its best: all the beauty of a remote destination without the hassle of being entirely off the grid. On the isle of Yao Noi, 45 minutes by boat from Phuket, guests are surrounded by lush jungle, tiny fishing villages, and untouched beaches.
Phuket's Amanpuri is the very first Amanresorts property and, perhaps, the loveliest. Guests may book one of 40 rooms or 30 villas and dine in either of the 2 restaurants before hitting the property's bar. Villas come with a private pool, a driver, a gardener and two maids.
During weeklong retreats at the 8,000-square-foot spa, guests focus on treatments and yoga, and relax on white-sand beaches just south of Krabi. For those looking to quit smoking, a naturopathic doctor leads support sessions, treats withdrawal symptoms, and recommends Ayurvedic treatments.