4 Thailand Resort Top Picks For Any Type Of Traveller

January 21, 2022Tom Spruce

These four Thailand resort top picks offer a haven no matter what type of traveller you are.

Updated Jan 2022

Aerial shot of beachfront location at Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak, Thailand resort
Our Thailand resort top picks will give you a perfect resort no matter what you prefer on your break

We’ve been looking for our Thailand resort top picks recently and we’ve come to the conclusion, we absolutely adore these four.

Whether you prefer to stuff your break with activities the whole family can enjoy or you like nothing more than lounging in luxury. Or perhaps you prefer to go in search of more authentic experiences. These four resorts have got you covered.


4 Thailand Resort Top Picks

  • Angsana Laguna Phuket
  • Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak
  • The Pavilions Phuket
  • X10 Khao Lak


Dream Ticket Destination

You may be thinking that Thailand is just party central and this is true in some destinations.

However, the four resorts we’ve selected give you the chance to experience the very best of this incredible country, in the perfect way for you.

There are some truly special destinations in this diverse nation. And now the Sandbox Programme has been expanded, you can experience more quarantine-free.

Whether you prefer to paint the town red or stay reclined on your sunbed, there’s something to suit.

So, which Thailand resort is best for you?

Woman sits admiring the canal at Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak, Thailand
We’re convinced one of these Thailand resorts will be perfect for you

Angsana Laguna Phuket – For the Activity Lovers

  • Exterior Angsana Laguna Phuket resort, Thailand
  • Aerial view of Angsana resort Thailand
  • Aerial shot of the pool area at Angsana resort Thailand
  • Poolside area at Angsana Thailand resort
  • Xana Beach Club at Thailand resort

Located in the middle of a stunning triangle of lush tropical forests, a beautiful lagoon and a postcard-perfect beach. Angsana Laguna Phuket is a wonderland of eye-popping scenery and unforgettable activities.

This five-star haven sits majestically just 25 minutes from Phuket International Airport. Being situated on Bang Tao Bay you’ll be free to relax on one of the best beaches in Thailand. But you didn’t come to Thailand to just lounge on the sand right?

Activities galore

Due to the unique diversity of the landscape surrounding the resort, Angsana boasts a miasma of activities. Take the opportunity to go sailing out on the lagoon or diving below the surface of the Andaman Sea.

If you prefer the security of terra firma then Angsana has you covered with a range of excursions. They come at an extra cost, but you can spend one day exploring Phuket City and the next wandering Thailand’s iconic coastline. Including Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island – just one of the famous Hollywood destinations in Thailand.

  • A man and woman stare out over the lake from their private balcony at Angsana Thailand resprt
  • Inside shot of a One Bedroom Loft Villa at Angsana Thailand resort
  • Interior shot of the living area in a One Bedroom Loft Villa at Angsana Thailand resort

When all that adventuring gets too much, the Angsana Spa is perfect for unwinding. Here trained therapists take you through a range of treatments to help slow your roll.

There’s one other activity-shaped surprise waiting for you at Angsana Laguna Phuket. The resort features an 18-hole Championship golf course, so you can improve your swing while you’re away too. 

  • Woman and child walk across a bridge in a Thailand resort garden
  • Baan Talay Restaurant at Angsana Thailand resort
  • Inside the restaurant at Angsana Thailand resort
  • Woman relaxing at the swim-up bar at Angsana Thailand resort
  • Children playing in the kid's club at Angsana Thailand resort
  • The 18-hole golf course at Angsana Thailand resort

Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak – For the Authenticity Lovers

  • Exterior shot of Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak, Thailand resort
  • Woman sitting by the canal at Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak, Thailand resort
  • Aerial shot of beachfront location at Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak, Thailand resort

Away from Phuket we come to Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak a true natural paradise. Perfect for those fly and floppers who love nothing more than retreating into nature.

An exotic 90-minute transfer to Grand Mercure is ideal for getting to know the lie of the land in Khao Lak. As you pull further away from the international airport you start to feel more and more like you’re seeing authentic Thailand.

  • Exterior shot of the Deluxe Pool Access Room at Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak, Thailand resort
  • Interior view of a Deluxe Pool Access Room at Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak, Thailand resort
  • Daytime shot of Deluxe Pool Access Room exterior at Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak, Thailand resort

Sink into authentic Thailand

Inspired by Thailand’s riverside villages, the resort features a canal which meanders through the site. Wander around Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak’s manicured gardens for a wonderfully chilled experience before going for a dip in one of the pools. Or take advantage of the beachfront location to relax on stunning Bangak Beach.

Backed by lush tropical forests and national parks, why not head out on an excursion and immerse yourself in natural Thailand. Conversely, if you’re craving a little hustle and bustle. You could head into the local area and check out the pace of every day life in Khao Lak City or explore mesmerising Bang Niang Market one of the best night markets in Thailand.

  • Man and woman relax in the pool at Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak, Thailand resort
  • Woman standing poolside at Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak, Thailand resort
  • The entrance to Green Mango restaurant at Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak, Thailand resort
  • Food at Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak, Thailand resort

The Pavilions Phuket – For Those With an Eye for Elegance

  • Sunset view from a room at the Pavilions Phuket Thailand resort
  • Exterior shot of the Pavilions Phuket Thailand resort
  • A building in the  grounds of the Pavilions Phuket Thailand resort
  • A Buddhist statue in the grounds the Pavilions Phuket Thailand resort
  • Layan Beach

If you like a taste of the finer things in life when you’re on holiday, then The Pavilions Phuket is the Thailand resort for you. The activities here are not as plentiful as somewhere like Angsana, but you don’t care because your version of an ideal break is sea, sand and sun loungers.

The resort finds itself picturesquely nestled in the hillside overlooking superb Layan Beach. Relax in the comfort of your Luxury Ocean View Villa with Private Infinity Pool.

It’s the type of resort where you can dial up the elegance by enjoying your morning coffee from your infinity pool while staring out over the stunning Thai coastline. All the while knowing you don’t have to venture much further today, if you don’t want to.

Live that A-List life

Take yourself off for a good pamper, you’ve earned it! Tucked away in the ultimate tranquillity of the resort gardens you’ll find the spa. Choose from a range of treatments which utilise locally grown ingredients to leave you feeling completely rejuvenated.

The dining experiences at The Pavilions Phuket are just as special as the A-List views. If you don’t fancy enjoying your delicious meal, cooked with fresh ingredients from resort gardens, in either of the two restaurants why not try a truly special dining experience?

Select anything from in-room to tepee dining. You could even try a Picasso Desert Table which is more fine art than fine dining.

Once you’ve had your fill, end your day in the best way possible by heading to 360° Bar. Enjoy a classic cocktail with panoramic views out over the rolling hills and glistening bay. If there’s a more A-List holiday experience to be had, we don’t want to hear about it!


X10 Khao Lak – For Family Time

  • Kids suite
  • Colourful interior design
  • Kids furniture
  • Adult area of the kids suite
  • Spacious suite
  • bathroom
  • Sun terrace

We should initially clear up that X10 Khao Lak isn’t solely aimed at families. However, with a colourful kids pool, a super engaging club for the little ones, and even specially created kids suites. It’s definitely a great shout for your next tropical family holiday. 

In a Kids Suite your little ones get a bedroom all to themselves. While your room will be as chic and relaxing as you’d expect, the kids will have a colourful and engaging space to call their own.

Featuring colourful walls, jaunty artworks, and comfy bunk beds they’re sure to have the time of their lives. 

  • Main pool at X10 Khao Lak
  • The main beachfront pool area
  • Beachfront loungers
  • Kids pool
  • Kid's club
  • Woman getting a massage in the sun spa
  • The Main Restaurant
  • Seaside Seafood Kitchen
  • twin bedroom
  • Couples suite
  • Pool view from the balcony

Still Fun For the Adults

Although, like we said, it’s not just about the kids here. From an adults perspective there’s still plenty to love about X10, including its location. Enjoy being just 10 minutes from all the best things to do in Khao Lak. Take a journey into the resort and sample incredible street food, visit the amazing temples or even see some elephants. 

Meanwhile, back in the resort, you can also have an amazing Thai experience without leaving X10. The resort swimming pools gaze out longingly over the Andaman Sea, while the Sun Spa waits to work out all your kinks. 


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