Thailand is one of the best destinations in Southeast Asia and the world to spend a luxury holiday. The large number of the luxury things to do in Thailand & the exceptional accommodation options make it one of the most attractive destinations for luxury travelers. In this article we will be highlighting 19 of the best luxury things to do in Thailand that you must consider to ensure an exceptional holiday in the land of smiles.
Table of Content
- Luxury things to do in Bangkok
- Luxury things to do in Phuket
- Luxury things to do in the north of thailand
- Luxury things to do at the Airports in Thailand
Luxury things to do in Bangkok
Helicopter Tour over Bangkok
Taking a helicopter tour in Bangkok is an exhilarating way to Explore the city from a different perspective. Flying above the iconic skyline, the Chao Phraya River, and the network of canals, The amazing city’s landmarks including the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, and the modern marvels of downtown Bangkok, will allow you to explore the City from a bird’s-eye view.
Explore Ayutthaya with a Hackercraft Boat
Ayutthaya is Historical destination near Bangkok. It used to be the Capital of Thailand before the Burma invasion. Ayutthaya tour from Bangkok is a very recommended thing to do when being in the capital. The best way to explore Ayutthaya city is through a Hackercraft boat. You will first need to take a private Car from Bangkok to Ayutthaya, which takes approximately an hour drive, and then take the hackercraft boat from the pier to explore the City’s main highlights comfortably away from the crowded streets from the Chaophraya river.
Dine in a Michelin Star restaurant
Thailand has over 25 Michelin-starred restaurants, which include establishments with one, two, and three stars. They are mainly located in the Main tourist destinations around Thailand including Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai.Bangkok has the highest number of Michelin Starred restaurants, followed by Phuket, known for its unique high end beachfront dining Experiences, and then comes Chiang Mai.
Below are the best and most recommended Michelin starred restaurants to try when visiting Thailand.
- Gaggan (Bangkok): Gaggan, one of the most famous Michelin-starred restaurants in Thailand, has held three Michelin stars. It is known for its innovative Indian cuisine and was frequently ranked among the world’s top restaurants.
- Le Normandie (Bangkok), located in the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, one of the best luxury hotels in Bangkok, is renowned for its French cuisine and has held two Michelin stars.
- Mezzaluna (Bangkok), situated atop the Lebua at State Tower, offers modern European cuisine and has held two Michelin stars.
There are many other great Michelin starred restaurants in Bangkok, however the above are the most recommended ones.
The great thing about michelin Starred restaurants in Bangkok is the wide range of cuisines available. You will find restaurants specializing in French, Japanese, Indian, Thai, and fusion cuisine.
(Make sure to make reservation at least 1 month in advance to make sure you can secure a space for your dinner experience)
In addition to the Michelin awards, some of these restaurants collected other international and regional awards such as Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, World’s 50 Best Restaurants, Restaurant and Chef Awards, and others.
Luxury dinner cruise in Bangkok
One of the best luxury things to do in Bangkok at night is embarking on a luxury dinner cruise. Chaophraya Dinner cruise gives you the opportunity to explore Bangkok at night from the river while enjoying a delicious meal on board. There are several cruises operating in Bangkok, however the best and most recommended ones are Saffron (By Banyan Tree), and Manohra cruise (By Anantara the riverside Bangkok). Usually the cruises depart at around 7 PM and cruises in the Chaophraya river for a Couple of hours and come back to the pier after a lovely dinner experience.
Sky dining in Bangkok
One of the best luxury things to do in Bangkok is Sky dining. Imagine Enjoying a World Class dinner while the wind blows and watching the City from above with Its beautiful lights at night. The best and most recommended rooftop restaurant in Bangkok is Vertigo, at the Banyan tree Hotel. It requires pre reservation.
Stay in an Ultra Luxury riverfront Hotel
Bangkok has many Luxury hotels. However the best and most luxurious ones are located by the Chaophraya river. According to our experience as well as the review of the world’s 50 best hotels award, the most luxurious hotels in Bangkok are:
- The Four Seaons at the Chaophraya river
- Capella Bangkok
- Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
- The Siam Hotel
- The Peninsula Bangkok
Private Cooking Class
A great thing to do in Bangkok is taking a Private cooking class in one of the leading cooking schools in town. You will have the opportunity to learn how to cook the most delicious Thai dishes, learn about the ingredients used, the techniques, and enjoy eating what you have prepared. All of this will be done with the guidance of professional chefs ensuring you have the best possible Thai cooking claas experience.
Luxury things to do in Phuket
Private Yacht Charter at the Andaman Sea
Renting a private yacht in Phuket is a great luxury experience. It offers a great opportunity to explore the breathtaking beauty of the Andaman Sea. You can have the opportunity to explore the stunning coastline, hidden coves, and pristine islands in complete privacy and comfort. Aboard a private yacht, you can indulge in personalized service and enjoy spacious decks for sunbathing.
Private Beach dinner
One of the greatest Luxury and exclusive things to do in Phuket is a private dinner by the beach. This experience is very recommended especially for couples and Honeymooners. This experience is usually arranged by luxury beachfront resorts for in house guests with additional charges.
You will have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious dinner surrounded by the sea water and the soft sands while being served by a personal butler to ensure a unique luxurious experience.
Dining at Andasi, the underwater restaurant in Phuket, is a truly unique experience. This restaurant is located inside of Central Floresta mall and offers guests the opportunity to enjoy exquisite cuisine while surrounded by the mesmerizing underwater world of the Andaman Sea.
The restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling glass walls provide stunning panoramic views of vibrant marine life, creating a one-of-a-kind ambiance. The menu features a blend of international and Thai flavors.
Stay in a Luxury Private Pool Villa
Phuket is home to many Luxury Private pool villas that are perfect for luxury beach holidays. These villas provide exclusivity and privacy allowing you to enjoy their own space without the disturbances of crowded resorts. These villas also offer breathtaking views and well-appointed amenities, including private swimming pools, spacious living areas.
Luxury things to do in the North of Thailand
Private Hot Air Balloon ride
Riding a private hot air balloon in Chiang Mai is an exhilarating journey that promises both adventure and awe-inspiring views. As you ascend into the sky, the landscape unfolds beneath you like a vibrant tapestry, with lush valleys, misty mountains, and charming villages stretching out in every direction. The feeling of floating gently among the clouds creates a sense of serenity and wonder, offering a unique perspective of this beautiful region, Making it one of the best luxury experiences in Thailand.
To join this unique experience, you will need to wake up early and proceed to the field where the balloon will be inflated. Enjoy watching it inflating and then get ready to move to the basket for Boarding. During your inflight experience, you will enjoy a bottle of Champaign to celebrate this unforgettable moment with your partner.
Stay in a Luxury Boutique Hotel
Chiang Mai is home to several luxurious Boutique hotels. These establishments blend modern comforts with traditional Thai charm, offering a personalized experience.
Each boutique hotel in Chiang Mai is a unique haven, characterized by exquisite design, exceptional service, and attention to detail. The best and most recommended Boutique hotels in Chiang Mai are: Raya Heritage, 137 pillars house chiang mai, and villa mahabhirom chiang mai.
Jungle Bubble Stay at Anantara the Golden Triangle
Staying in the Jungle Bubble at Anantara the Golden Triangle, is a must do experience when going on Thailand Luxury tours that include Chiang Rai in the Itinerary. This resort is a hideaway gem located on the borders between Thailand, Myanmar and Laos.
When Staying at the Jungle Bubble, you will have the opportunity to watch the stars at night from your transparent ceiling, wake up surrounded by the elephants living in the Hotel’s camp, and enjoy a unique breakfast in the outdoor terrace from your Luxury Jungle bubble.
Luxury Tent stay at the Four seasons Chiang Rai
Staying in a luxury tent at the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle in Chiang Rai is one of the best things to do in the northern Thailand. Located within the lush jungles and overlooking the borders between Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos, these tents redefine the concept of glamping. Each tent is designed with rich furnishings and a private outdoor deck offering panoramic views of the surrounding wilderness.
You will not only enjoy the comfort and seclusion but also have the opportunity to participate in unique cultural and wildlife experiences held by the resort. From interacting with rescued elephants to indulging in exquisite cuisine.
Private Tuk Tuk ride
Exploring Chiang Mai’s historical sights and cultural spots with a private Tuk tuk and a professional English speaking guide is a great experience. You will have the opportunity to drive through the City’s roads and alleys with one of the traditional and most popular means of transportation in Thailand.
Luxury things to do at the Airports in Thailand
Fast Track Immigration services upon arrival
Starting your trip by skipping the lines at BKK Airport upon arrival at the Immigration line is a great idea. Who likes to wait in the Airport queues to finish the Immigration and arrival processes. Thanks to the Fast Track Bangkok Airport services, you can now skip those lines and finish these processes faster, easier and Hassle free. The representative meeting you at the airport will also help you with the luggage and help you find your driver for a full smoother arrival experience. This service is available for both arrival and departure.
Private Golf Cart at the Airport
When booking a Fast Track immigration service at the airport in Bangkok, you should conider adding a private Golf Cart to the service. Suvarnabhumi international Airport is huge, and sometimes, depending on the arrival gate, you may need to walk for a long distance to reach the immigration. Booking this service allows you to reach the immigration step more comfortobly and exclusively.
This Service are not only available in Suvarnabhmi Airport, but it’s also available in the other Main Thailand Airports including Don Muang and Phuket international Airport.
Chill in one of the Airport Lounges
One of the best luxury things to do on arrival, transit and departure from the airports in Thailand is chilling in one of the Lounges at the airports. The largest and most popular 3 Airports in Thailand in terms of air traffic, number of passengers and size are: Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), Don Muang Airport (DMK) and Phuket International Airport (HKT).
Best Lounges at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
- Thai Airways Royal Orchid Lounge
- Bangkok Airways Blue Ribbon Club Lounge
Best Lounges at Don Muang International Airport (DMK)
- Miracle Lounge
- Louis’ Tavern CIP Lounge
Best Lounges at Phuket International Airport (HKT)
- Coral Executive Lounge
- Coral Executive Lounge (Domestic)