For accommodation that allow discerning travelers to enjoy some of the best holiday moments in posh style, luxury pools villas are on top of our list. Here are just some leading examples in Thailand:
By Percy Roxas
If you’re a frequent Thailand traveler, you probably know that the concept of the pool villa has not only taken off phenomenally here. It has become almost a basic requirement for a major luxury holiday experience anywhere in the kingdom. Indeed, the country boasts some amazingly stunning pool villas that, besides allowing us to take a dip in stylish privacy and offering some unbelievable views, create a truly indulgent atmosphere that make our stay more memorable and priceless. Our own experiences in Thailand have taken us to several luxury pool villas around the country, which we really enjoyed. Let us share some, just some, of them with you. Making an ultimate list is rather difficult given the choices available, so this is just a personal and random sampler of the range of luxury pool villas you can enjoy for your own kind of holiday retreat in Thailand.One of the most delightful rooms I have ever had the fortune to stay is the one-bedroom Pool Villa of Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai. This villa provides maximum privacy while allowing easy access to all the resort’s facilities, not to mention a view of Doi Suthep and tropical gardens. More like a private home than a guestroom, the luxury villa offers 77sqm of indoor living space and 282sqm of outdoor living space – giving me so much space to do what I want when I want it but hardly diminishes the feeling of total intimacy we often desire. Needless to say, the furnishings are all top of the line, and the full amenities available ensure that you have everything you need all by yourself. A feeling of absolute privacy is assured as soon as you enter the antique wooden door that seems to separate you from the rest of the world. Of course, the 24sqm-private pool and sundeck lounge outside are all yours to enjoy anytime.
This Ritz Carlton Reserve, the first such brand in fact, is the very epitome of a truly romantic accommodation. If romance is escape, then this resort is your passport to another world almost too good to be true. With designer pool villas set within a spellbinding landscape that become more romantic as you stay longer, I would love to rush back here anytime. The entire villa reeks of sheer luxury, and the view of the outlying islands across the infinity pool of your villa spells pure romance.