Top 10 Outstanding Secluded Boutique Hotels in Thailand
Every year, the HotelClub Awards dole out kudos in accommodations excellence. To kick off the illustrious annual honours, weâ€™re unveiling a multitude of relevant â€œTop 10â€³ lists to enlighten our readers.
In this installment, discover our favourite secluded boutique hotels in Thailand for 2010.
While comfortable seclusion is on tap at the Ananda Museum Gallery Hotel, fortunate visitors have less than 12 km to travel to explore the remarkable UNESCO World Heritage ruins of the ancient city of Sukhothai. The hotel’s Museum Bar and Lobby Lounge provide sublime environs for quiet reflection and conversation.
The heady scent of tropical fruit trees and flowers permeates the lush confines of the marvelous Panviman Spa Resort in gorgeous Chiang Mai. Simple and stylish, the hilly hotel is a wonderful place to relax and recharge.
A prominent perch over Patong Bay provides the Baan Yin Dee Boutique Resort with a powerful advantage over other hotels in Phuket. While the aquamarine waters of the Andaman Sea beckon, Baan Yin Dee is a sumptuous one-stop-shop spa resort.
The serene west coast of Koh Kooh (Ko Kut), Trat Province, plays host to this pre-eminent sanctuary. A postcard-perfect island escape, the Centara Boutique Collection resort offers private villas and paradisal natural beauty.
North of Chiang Mai and near the Myanmar border, the fertile province of Mae Hong Son serves up authentic charm and culture. The peerless Phu Pai Art Resort is a superb, low-key haunt, where visitors while away the hours in lavish comfort.
A luxury boutique hideaway on Krabi’s spectacular Klong Muang beach, The Elements enchants with discreet and attentive service, wonderful rooms and superior spa services. The hotel is a tranquil gateway to Krabi’s national parks and famous coastal beauty.
Though lively downtown Kanchanaburi is a stone’s throw away, Mida Resort is a lovely refuge for those who want to dine on delicious al fresco cuisine and unwind in pool-side villas. Nearby points of interest include Ladya Temple and Taweechai Elephant Camp.
Incomparable Krabi is a tourism dynamo with many fine resorts to choose from. Few however, compare with Rayavadee’s magnificent location on the gorgeous Phra Nang Peninsula. Coconut groves, dense tropical foliage and a brilliant necklace of white sand frames this remarkable, upscale resort.
As a nexus of venerable temples, rice fields and lush lake and forest scenery, Thailand’s Khon Kaen is indomitable. The majestic riverside Wishing Tree Resort delivers all of the handsome province’s best attributes and much, much more.
The exclusive Aonang Phu Petra Resort in Krabi is truly extraordinary, with twenty-five tasteful villas and glorious mountain panoramas. A photogenic gem, the resort nestles seamlessly within a landscape of hilly and thick jungle flora. A superb restaurant, pool and easy access to Krabi’s best points of interest round out the exceptional resort’s assets.