With its rich history, exotic culture, and stunning scenery, (not to mention the fabulous food!), Thailand offers a romantic getaway like no other. It’s also a destination brimming with incredible accommodation, where you can indulge in luxury, marvel at the local attractions, and enjoy the warm welcome that makes couples return time and again.
If you’re wondering where to stay in Thailand, we’ve hand-picked a few favourites from the country’s leading hotel group Centara Hotels & Resorts. These luxe hideaways and island escapes will introduce you to some of the best holiday hotspots in this magical kingdom.
Let the journey begin …
Welcome to the gold standard of romantic Thailand accommodation on the sublime holiday island of Samui. Centara Reserve Samui is the first in Centara’s curated luxury collection of refined hotels: and it’s seriously impressive! Formerly Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, the oceanfront property has been completely reimagined and rebuilt into another realm of indulgence, blending Thai-inspired elements and colonial charm with contemporary luxury and style.
Choose from 184 exquisite rooms, pool suites, and beachfront pool villas — each with a spacious private balcony or terrace, and extra treats to elevate your stay: think complimentary mini-bars and cocktail stations replenished daily. There’s also five bars and restaurants, three swimming pools, and a superb spa with dedicated treatment rooms for two. The resort’s lush tropical grounds step out to the largest slice of beachfront on Chaweng Beach, placing you close to all the shopping, entertainment, and restaurants of Chaweng.
Couples will love: The refined luxury and sophisticated style. For a special stay, see the Reserve Ocean Pool Villa, complete with ocean views, a private pool and outdoor dining area, super-king bed and daybed, and private beach access. With a whopping 501 sqm of space and the resort’s Reserve Host service at your fingertips, it’s heaven for a honeymoon or romantic escape.
Seaside indulgence awaits on the fine sands of Karon Beach in southwest Phuket (the sunset side) at the Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket. Retreat to warmly inviting rooms, suites and villas inspired by the classic Sino-Portuguese style of Phuket Old Town, wine and dine your way around seven restaurants and beach bars, then hit reset at SPA Cenvaree — it’s not a holiday in Phuket without a massage or two!
The resort’s adults-only pool is perfect for lazy afternoon cocktails, or you can catch an Andaman Sea breeze at COAST Beach Club & Bistro and channel your inner child at the water park. With the township of Karon just a beach stroll away and the highlights of Phuket well within reach, this is a top spot for discovering one of Thailand’s most beloved islands.
Couples will love: The relaxed luxury and warm Thai charm of this beachfront escape. Wondering which room to choose? Look to top-floor options for sweeping sea views and a balcony spa bath to savour that Phuket sunset. If you’re thinking private pool, choose a suite or villa. With 132 sqm of space, a One Bedroom Private Pool Villa offers an emerald-hued pool with terrace so you can enjoy a secluded dip and gourmet in-villa dining.
Heart set on a private pool villa? Why not add a private beach and a glamorous speedboat arrival to the list? It’s the fabulous reality at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi — a secluded west-coast haven fusing coastal charm with laidback luxury. Nestled in a private turquoise bay overlooking Krabi’s iconic limestone cliffs, the resort offers spacious rooms and decadent private pool villas elegantly furnished Thai-style and dotted amongst the lush palms and greenery.
Explore over 50 holistic therapies and healing rituals at SPA Cenvaree, laze the day away on the beach or by the cascading pool, and head offshore for magical marine adventures. Just leave room in your holiday schedule for the excellent dining options, showcasing traditional Thai and Japanese dishes right through to fresh-caught seafood and international favourites. Our tip? COAST Beach Club & Bistro for toes-in-the-sand sunset cocktails and the beachfront for a romantic candlelit dinner.
Couples will love: The luxe private pool villas, dazzling views, and sheer sense of escape. Nestled in a pristine private bay accessible by boat, this blissful union of nature and luxury will delight the senses. Poised on the hillside, the One Bedroom Private Pool Ocean View Villas are perfect for two, with glossy hardwood floors, bathtubs, and sun-drenched private balconies and pools to enjoy Krabi’s mesmerising seascape.
Once the seaside playground of Thai royalty, Hua Hin still retains its old-world charm and relaxed elegance. Channelling the mood is the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin: a property tracing back to the 1920s when the railway line from Hua Hin to Malaysia’s Padang Besar was built. This property first opened its doors as The Railway Hotel and transformed the sleeping fishing village of Hua Hin into a stylish seaside escape. Beautifully preserved but updated for the modern traveller, the resort now offers a choice of 209 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites plus 42 private villas, six dining options, four swimming pools, and a blissful spa that draws on traditional Thai, Balinese, and Ayurvedic traditions.
Couples will love: The classic meets contemporary feel. Stroll the manicured gardens, indulge at the Railway Restaurant, and just enjoy the low-key and lovely ambience. Relax in a One Bedroom Villa with Private Pool or choose the Royal Suite Ocean View for those beautiful ocean vistas.
Heading to Bangkok? The Thai capital is a gateway hub for most travellers and Centara’s five Bangkok properties are well worth a look. Our pick is the upscale Centara Grand at Centralworld: an urban retreat right in the heart of the shopping district. Along with a range of well-appointed rooms and suites, the hotel’s rooftop restaurant and bars are next level. Red Sky Restaurant, Red Sky Bar, and CRU Champagne Bar (on the 55th, 56th and 59th floors respectively) offer incredible views of Bangkok’s skyline and a glorious way to experience this glittering 24/7 city.
The northern Thai hub of Chiang Mai (once the epicentre of the ancient Lanna Kingdom) is a historic and mountainous destination beloved by locals and visitors alike. Inspired by traditional Lanna architecture and cultural traditions, the Khum Phaya Resort & Spa offers 85 exquisitely designed rooms and villas, all with Jacuzzi, with the option of pool access or a plunge pool. Love a little private pampering? Choose a Lanna Villa for its herbal steam room, perfect for massages. This atmospheric retreat also features a lagoon-shaped pool surrounded by century-old trees, authentic and delicious Thai cuisine, and signature Centara spa.
Couples will love: Embracing a different side of Thailand and exploring the rich heritage of this stunning region of mountains, waterfalls, nature trails, and temples. Steeped in nostalgia, this beautiful property is located just ten minutes from the Old Town and 30 minutes from the airport, ideal for couples seeking relaxation and taste of ancient Thailand.