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Tropical Luxe in Thailand

Take an exotic trip to two exceptionally alluring islands on Thailand’s east coast, staying in stylish, hideaway hotels.

This summer enjoy a relaxing holiday to the paradisiacal shores of Thailand, exploring two different islands on the east coast, for an Asian sunshine break in incomparable luxury. Stay at two secluded properties, with a short speedboat ride between each, allowing you to appreciate the tropical nuance of these exquisite Thai islands.



“Thailand’s top hotels are like no other – world-class service, unfailing style and often in dizzyingly beautiful locations. On this trip, you will explore both Koh Phangan and Koh Samui, enjoying the seclusion and style of tranquil, hideaway resorts shrouded in off-the-tourist-track locations.”

Exotic Entrée

Landing in Bangkok, waste no time in getting to the beach, with a 45-minute flight taking you directly to the palm tree-studded island of Koh Samui, where a speedboat awaits to whisk you across the glorious Gulf of Thailand succinctly to the northeast coast of Koh Phangan. Once a hippy hangout and home to the famed Full Moon parties, the northeast of Koh Phangan feels far removed from the buzz of nightlife and is particularly quiet and peaceful, characterised by tropical beaches, swaying palm trees and low-key restaurants. Reminiscent of an undiscovered Thailand tourism forgot, enjoy Koh Phangan’s picture-postcard beaches and forge a path inland to find local villages, flourishing nature and hidden waterfalls.

Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas

"Come evening, head to the beach for a toes-in-the-sand cocktail to watch the impressive poi fire dancers before a sushi, sashimi and teppanyaki feast - Anantara Rasananda is home to an excellent Japanese restaurant, a rarity in these parts."

Recharge at the Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas, found on the sublime shores of Thong Nai Pan Noi beach, an archetypal contrast of dazzling white sand and turquoise blue water, that draws instant comparisons to famed backpacker movie The Beach. Backed by lush rainforest, the hotel is clasped by overflowing greenery, giving it an off-radar, hideaway feel, and the low-rise thatched Thai architecture roots the resort in its castaway island concept. We’d recommend staying in a standalone pool villa to maximise privacy – the Ocean Pool Villa comes with direct beach access, an indoor-outdoor bathroom and a private pool that sits alongside an open-sided sala, perfect for horizontal relaxation.

Six Senses Koh Samui Thailand

Incomparable Style

From one secluded haven to another, leave the peaceful shores of Koh Phangan behind for neighbouring isle Koh Samui, accessed by a quick speedboat ride directly to your resort. Dotted with palm trees, golden buddhas, temples, markets and white sand beaches, Koh Samui is one of Thailand’s more developed islands, however you will be sequestered away in the calm recluse of Six Senses Samui.

Six Senses Koh Samui Thailand
Six Senses Koh Samui Thailand

Six Senses Samui

Located on a secluded headland on the northern tip of the island, Six Senses Samui is everything you would expect and more from this luxury brand that consistently delivers. Villas and suites are nestled into the hillside jungle – inside find stylish retreats decked in bamboo with thatched roofs, sunken tubs and private pools. Elevated villas come with sensational Gulf of Thailand views; those at ground level are shrouded with lush jungle and open out on to the silky-soft beach. We love the new two-bedroom Beach Reserve that sits by the reinvented beach club, perfect for popping into the chilled vibes of Drift at The Beach or enjoying your villa’s spacious sundeck with private access to the sandy shore.

Must Do: As you might imagine the combination of ancient Thai healing and the Six Senses ethos means the wellness offering at Six Senses Samui is of a very high standard. Enjoy a rejuvenating Thai massage from a skilled therapist, utilising techniques discovered more than 700 years ago. End the day with a private dinner ‘on the rocks’ on the very tip of the headland, benefitting from sensational sea views paired with exquisite, award-winning food.

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The Siam, Bangkok, Thailand
Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand
Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand
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City Finale

From Samui, fly back to Bangkok for your return journey home. If you’re not ready to finish your exotic getaway, consider adding on some days in Thailand’s energetic capital for sightseeing and culinary adventures in buzzy Bangkok.

Lay your head at The Siam, a stylish monochromatic hotel designed by avant-garde architect Bill Bensley, located on the Chao Phraya River and perfectly placed for exploring Bangkok’s varied sights. With a private guide, be introduced to Bangkok’s dazzling contrasts from glittering skyscrapers to ancient temples, floating markets and the gold-gilded Grand Palace. A visit to silk mogul Jim Thompson’s house, via a klong boat on the canal, displays a fascinating collection of art and antiques held within a traditional Thai heritage house.

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Sky Bar, Lebuan State Tower, Bangkok, Thailand
Food in Damnoen Saduak Floating Market near Bangkok, Thailand
Floating market, Bangkok, Thailand

Must Do:

Bangkok is abuzz with foodie experiences for those in the know. From rooftop sky-bar cocktails, to Michelin-starred chefs, fine dining in five-star hotels, tuk-tuk tours to innovative gastronomy, let us know your preferences so we can ensconce you at the top table in your chosen restaurant.

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