If this were the old normal, by now we would be combining our vacation days to go on a summer getaway. Of course, with the new normal, jetting off to faraway lands is a wee bit tougher — but one can always dream, right?
As we enter another month of staying in, a lot of us are probably beginning to miss the exciting thrill of visiting new lands, and with the summer heat at its yearly peak, it would be great if we could book a quick vacation to one of Thailand’s stunning pool villas. To help keep your wanderlust alive, and inspire you to dream about future holidays to come, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite luxury pool villas and suites across the country. While away these warmer days by planning your next getaway — you might even want to try checking out deals now for advanced bookings, just in case!
For Design Lovers
The Oceanfront Two Bedroom Presidential Pool Villa at SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort
If you’re looking to experience a truly luxurious beach-front experience in Koh Samui, SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort has some of the largest two-bedroom options available. The villa comes with two spacious bedrooms — each fully equipped with a king-sized bed and full-sized daybed perfect for lounging and rolling around all day in utter bliss. If that isn’t enough to get your relax mode on, there’s also a spacious living room, and a huge outdoor swimming pool and sunbathing deck with stunning sea views, especially designed to help you make the most of summer. One of Samui’s largest luxury resorts, the island destination can comfortably house up to six people.
To find out more, visit salahospitality.com.
For Art Enthusiasts
The Bensley Suite at The Slate Phuket
There are those who love greenery, and those who love the seas. If, like us, you are a true lover of both, then we recommend The Slate Phuket. Surrounded by lush, green plains, the hotel’s Bensley Suite was designed as a sanctuary of nature and peace. Reminiscent of a far-flung paradise, tasteful flower arrangements and beautifully rich, dark wood decor gives off a sense of sophisticated warmth, while the surrounding natural wonders makes you feel like you’re holidaying in a dream. Indulge in juicy fruits in your private enchanted garden, and ease into a sun lounger as the sky blooms a pink hue, and the sun dips beneath the horizon. Be sure, of course, to make the most of your private pool!
To find out more, visit theslatephuket.com.
For a True Taste of Thai
Two-Bedroom Beachside Private Pool Villa at Pimalai Resort & Spa
If you’re looking to take your vacation down the Thai-inspired route, Pimalai’s beachside villas in Koh Lanta is the spot to set your sights on. Overlooking the breathtaking Andaman sea, the destination offers living space decorated in classy, contemporary styles. The Two-Bedroom Beachside Villa comes with a private infinity-edged pool, where you can spend your days rejuvenating and unwinding in utter peace. Of course, if you’re looking to go with a group of your nearest and dearest, the villa also comes complete with a living room, dining, and kitchen facilities to serve all your needs.
To find out more, visit pimalai.com.
Club Mirage The Royal Suite at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya
Of course, at this time of year, many of us wouldn’t only be planning our own independent adventures, but would typically be thinking about trips with the family. For an ideal family vacation, the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya’s Royal Suite can accommodate up to six people, and is the quintessence of ocean view living. Paying homage to the Lost World theme — think lofty decor and vibrant colours — the suite comes with a spacious terrace, with a private swimming pool that looks out over the glorious gulf of Thailand. Inside the ocean-facing duplex, expect a massive living room fully equipped with self-catering facilities for family meals, a master bedroom, and a second bedroom with two double beds
To find out more, visit centarahotelsresorts.com.
For True Privacy
The Grand Reserve Pool Villa at Santiburi Koh Samui
In the midst of summer, many of us are in the mood to retreat, and detox — both physically and mentally. If you’re in search of a holiday of true, utter peace, the stunning Grand Reserve Pool Villa at Santiburi Koh Samui makes for a stunning sanctuary. Much like a sophisticated traveller’s hidden gem, the private residence features bright, airy and modern interiors decked with designer decor. Floor-to-ceiling windows lead you directly onto a large garden, deck, and private pool. Come nightfall, super comfortable beds — and even a pillow menu, to boot! — customised lighting options and impeccable sound-proofing guarantee that you’ll gain a restful sleep, while en-suite bathrooms come with standalone tubs and refreshing rain showers to help you unwind and relax.
To find out more, visit santiburisamui.com.