Being one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, Thailand has a diverse range of accommodation and holiday options to suit the needs of various types of travellers. When it comes to highlights, the country can roughly be divided into beach destination and non-beach destinations.
The north of the country is mountainous and loved by locals and foreigners alike for its natural beauty, rich culture and cooler climate, while the south is where world-renowned holiday destinations such as Phuket, Pattaya and Koh Samui are located.
In the southern Gulf of Thailand visitors have a choice smaller islands, including Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao not far from each other, while the northern Gulf is home to Koh Chang, Koh Kood and Koh Mak, as well as countless other smaller islands. The west coast is most famous for Phuket, Krabi and the Phi Phi islands, with less developed destinations peppering the coast further south.
Thailand caters to just about any budget. The Kingdom boasts some of the world's most luxurious hotels and resorts, as well as a vast choice of more modest accommodation. Most of the larger tourist destinations have five star hotels or resorts, while on islands such as Koh Samui and Phuket have made it their specialty to cater to the well-heeled with private villas. Generally speaking, the less famous places tend to have fewer luxury accommodation choices, but there is always a comfortable accommodation Thailand option tucked away somewhere for those that search hard enough.
In recent years, more and more people have been choosing to rent a private villa when holidaying in Thailand, which has had a significant impact on the overall tourism industry. To cater to the growing demand, some hotels have even started offering their own pool villas, giving guests the opportunity to enjoy the common facilities such as pools and restaurants, while enjoying the privacy of their own residence. Professional management companies like Luxury Villas and Homes also offer an extensive portfolio of villas, and renting a private property, even at the luxury end of the scale, is often more economically viable for larger groups travelling together as the price of a villa is often justified by the larger number of rooms.
Koh Samui and Phuket both have an extensive range of villas, from modest one or two bedroom bungalows to expansive ten-bedroom mansions complete with staff and extensive private facilities. It is not uncommon for the largest villas to have a private gym or spa, wine cellar, tennis court and an entertainment room with its own cinema, library and games room. These villas offer the ultimate personalised holiday experience, providing the utmost in terms of privacy, amenities and world class service.
Posted by Max Vee