8 Luxury Villas in Thailand to look for in 2021

Are you a local traveler looking for a place to isolate in? Perhaps a daring international one looking for a home away from home? Or, are you traveling with us through a screen looking for some travel inspiration? No matter who you are, these 8 luxury villas in Thailand will surely make it onto your next travel bucket list.

With Thailand offering a significantly long Special Tourist Visa (after a 14-day quarantine) villas have made it to the top of our list of places to social-distance in. It has even reduced mandatory quarantine to 7 days for vaccinated travelers and is looking to reopen in October, according to the Thai Embassy.

With generous long stay rates, exclusive offers, a full staff, and plenty of in-villa activities, why not pick one to live in? Not only will you have plenty of space to wander around, but peaceful settings are also great for work, school, or wellness. And, should you need them, most of our villas welcome in-house services such as yoga classes and massages — all while following protocols and best practices recommended by WHO.

Check our picks for some of the best luxury villas in Thailand for 2021 below:

Ban Sairee

beachside villa with pool in luxury villa in thailandWhere: Laem Sor, Samui

Basics: 4- to 9-bedroom beachfront villa with 3 acres of landscaped gardens with direct access to a beautiful beach that’s swimmable all year round. Guests can enjoy the private tennis court, yoga area, massage sala trampoline, tables, and kayaks.

Perfect For: Extended families, large groups of friends, large wedding parties, or nomads who want to isolate themselves on a property with large open spaces and sports activities.

Why We Love It: This unique Ayutthaya-style designed property is perfect for travelers looking to get close to Thai design and culture. At Ban Sairee, one can choose to swim on the beachfront or enjoy a scenic morning walk uphill to the nearby temple Wat Kao Chedi. The premises has two luxuriously-fitted teakwood pavilions, with each area from the high-ceilinged living spaces to the lush bedrooms featuring uninterrupted views of the pristine beach, turquoise ocean, and nearby islands.

The antique Big Barn that’s also known as the Honeymoon Suite is perfect for couples and, for those with kids, the property has to connect children’s rooms (2 bunk rooms) – perfect for families! Experience genuine Thai hospitality with a full staff and private chef as they serve your evening BBQ on the outdoor dining areas and sun loungers near the pool. For an additional cost, villa staff can also arrange private boat trips, kickboxing lessons, and yoga classes at your convenience.

Rates: From USD 1,500++ per night. Drop us an email for enquiries!

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Villa Natha

luxury villa in thailand overlooks the bayWhere: Chaweng, Samui

Basics: 5-bedroom hillside villa with stunning views of the Gulf of Thailand. There’s also an L-shaped infinity pool overlooking the ocean as well as a private cinema room and a well-equipped gym with ocean views.

Perfect For: Discerning travelers looking to spend time on private estates with gorgeous views and ultra-modern, minimalist designs.

Why We Love it: If you’re looking for a contemporary chic getaway to perfectly capture that #travelbloggerlife, Villa Natha is the Instagramable villa of everyone’s dreams. Take those FOMO-inducing shots with gorgeous views of Koh Mat Lang Island and the surrounding undulating greenery as the backdrop. Showcase the epitome of luxe, active lifestyles while you lounge in a relaxed indoor and outdoor setting, sporting cocktails in the infinity pool, or keeping fit while working out in the villa’s private gym. The full-length sliding glass door panels, wide terraces, and minimalist interiors make sure every corner offers breathtaking views and unparalleled privacy.

The full staff and private chef will make sure that your every need is met from complimentary daily continental breakfast & round trip airport transfers! If the urge to look around hits, one can take a quick stroll over to Chaweng and enjoy a bit of shopping and dining at Koh Samui’s most popular entertainment district! This definitely ranks as one of the most beautiful luxury villas in Thailand.

Rates: From USD 1,100++ per night. Drop us an email for enquiries!

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Eagle’s Nest

poolside lounge in luxury villas in thailandWhere: Yao Noi, Koh Yao Noi

Basics: 2- to 4-bedroom serviced hilltop villa with direct beach access and a 15-meter long infinity pool. Lounge areas overlook a panoramic, uninterrupted jungle and Phang Nga Bay.

Perfect For: Nomads with luxe tastes who prefer to be away from the hustle and bustle, preferring quieter areas without sacrificing any comfort.

Why We Love it: If a more remote, laidback lifestyle is your vibe, Eagle’s Nest will surely catch your eye. It’s one of those villas that just come to mind when you say luxury villas in Thailand.

Comprised of three connected main buildings, the property is designed to be open- plan. This ensures spectacular views of the Marine National Park of Phang Nga Bay. Entertainment is perfect in the main building and sliding doors open to the pool area for indoor-outdoor living. All bedrooms of the villa have been named after birds that are found in the area. Each features ensuite bathrooms with either bathtub or rainfall showers. 

A modern kitchen and dining room make sure all your meals can be done in-house. The dedicated villa staff makes sure guests always have their favorite cold drinks and food on hand. If you wish to explore, Eagle’s Nest is within walking distance to Island Resort Yoga Retreat and Six Senses Resort for those days when we wish to be pampered in the idyllic tropics.

Rates: From USD 1,059++ per night. Drop us an email for enquiries!

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Baan Rattana Thep

traditional luxury villa in thailandWhere: Lipa Noi, Samui

Basics: 5-bedroom villa in the exclusive Dhevatara Cove complex. This luxury Thai villa is family-friendly with a large pool. Bookings include access to the estate’s communal fitness center, sauna, and steam room.

Perfect For: Families or groups of friends who prefer traditional Thai aesthetics, with a keen focus on wellness and closeness to nature.

Why We Love It: Located on the west coast of Koh Samui, Baan Rattana Thep is ideal for destination weddings or family reunions. Traditional Ayutthaya style spaces offer expansive sunset views of nature and the Gulf of Thailand. There will be plenty to do in-villa with its swimming pool, hot tub, and home theater. Guests can also relax in the privacy offered by the villa’s balconies, garden patio, lush gardens, or pool terrace.

Aside from the high-end amenities, Baan Rattana Thep is a paragon of excellent service. While guests swim on the beach, your personal Thai chef will whip up an extraordinary meal. Come back to a warm welcome as hot food is served at the beachfront pavilion.

Rates: From USD USD800++ per night. Drop us an email for enquiries!

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Villa Praison

sea views in luxury villa in thailandWhere: Layan, Phuket

Basics: 5-bedroom clifftop villa with an infinity pool and amazing ocean views. The villa’s western vantage is perfect for sunsets and it’s just minutes from Banana Beach. A gym can be found at neighboring Trisara Resort, or keep yourself entertained in the game room!

Perfect For: Large families with lots of kids, who like the privacy of being surrounded by jungle without being too far from the beach.

Why We Love It: Being the very definition of luxury villas in Thailand, the upper level of Villa Praison is home to high ceilings, sliding glass walls, and a wraparound balcony, perfect for letting in tropical breezes and indoor-outdoor living. The living sala showcases a view of the ocean and the infinity pool which disappears into the trees. The large master bedroom rests features a walk-in wardrobe and luxurious bathroom featuring a wall of windows.

The rest of the bedrooms are found on the lower level, each with an ensuite bathroom and direct access poolside. There is even a children’s dormitory with four bunks sleeping eight – ideal for sleepovers!

On warm afternoons, the villa’s full staff (and private chef) will be hard at work to keep you happy. Lounge by the pool with a cocktail in hand as you watch the sunset. As evening sets in, lavish Thai meals are served in the tropical dining room to end your day.

Rates: From USD USD1,250++ per night. Drop us an email for enquiries!

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The View

cliffside ocean view luxury villa in thailandWhere: Taling Ngam, Samui

Basics: 4-bedroom villa with an infinity pool, jacuzzi garden room, and kids’ room. The spectacular clifftop location promises panoramic floor-to-ceiling ocean views from all across the villa. Bookings include the use of 2 kayaks, snorkeling equipment, paddleboard, croquet and cricket equipment, soccer ball, bicycles, spa sala with massage beds, fully equipped private gym, and 2 hammocks.

Perfect For: Sophisticated nomads and their families or friends looking to spend time in one of Samui’s most luxurious properties. The View offers unparalleled service with direct beach access.

Why We Love It: Named for its breathtaking clifftop views over the west coast of Koh Samui, The View has uninterrupted 180-degree views from each of bedrooms, living spaces and, wraparound balconies. This luxurious villa is perfect for nomads who can’t get enough of Thailand’s magical sunsets. It’s the best place for a stylishly-isolated getaway that makes you feel like you’re on top of the world.

Yoga or Muay Thai lessons can be held in the villa’s ample lounge areas on the terrace. Groups can entertain at the bar or around the pool. The full staff and private chef will make sure that your every need is met during your stay. All you need to do is enjoy The View!

Rates: From USD 1,150++ per night. Drop us an email for enquiries!

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Villa Chan Grajang

infinity pool in modern thail luxury villa in thailandWhere: Surin, Phuket

Basics: Located in the sought-after Surin Beach enclave, Villa Chan Grajang sits on a clifftop with 4- to 6-bedrooms, 2 pools, an on-site gym, games room, movie room, and 30-meter chipping and putting course.

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Why We Love It: Resting in the Ayara Hilltops estate on top of Surin Hill, Villa Chan Grajang boasts unhindered panoramic views of the Andaman Sea and the glorious sunsets of west-coast Phuket. Get full privacy during your stay as the team of experienced staff ensure five-star service for every guest.

Entertainment is no question as one can do everything from relaxing in the lounge area to partying to working out. Private chefs will tickle your taste buds with an extensive selection of Thai, Western, vegetarian, and children menus available in-villa. Almost like a palace, one would never want to leave!

Rates: From USD 2,224++ per night. Drop us an email for enquiries!

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Sangsuri Estate

aerial view of an extate of 3 luxury villas in thailandWhere: Chaweng, Samui

Basics: Estate comprised of 3 beachfront villas (6-8 bedrooms) with dorms. Bookings include the use of 2 kayaks, a paddleboard, a lawn for games, a beachside spa, and a yoga studio (shared with the whole estate). Book each villa separately or all together to bring occupancy up to 42 pax (without dorm rooms).

Perfect For: Large groups and families looking for a beachfront estate with centralized services. Great for family reunions or corporate retreats, each villa is also designed to stand alone to maximize privacy between groups.

Why We Love It: If you’re looking for a property with rooms just steps away from the sand, only a few minutes from the airport, an outdoor cinema set-up by the garden, and private cinema rooms, Sangsuri Estate is perfect for you. It has not just one, but three luxury villas in Thailand! Each villa has well-decorated bedrooms that feature their own ensuite bathrooms and indoor or outdoor showers.

Stand in endless awe at the wide-open lounge spaces, large dining rooms, alfresco areas, sky gardens, and sun terraces. Let landscaped terraces lead you to a secluded stretch of beach. The entire property has a total of 4 swimming pools, perfect to keep even large groups entertained. Traveling with children? The villa is perfect with the option of adding up to four dormitories that are specifically designed for kids. For an extra cost, guests keen on fitness can even access the gym on-premises!

Rates: From USD 5,050++ per night. Drop us an email for enquiries!

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There you have it! Which one of these luxury villas in Thailand caught your eye? Tell us in the comments below!

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