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Boasting two luxuriously long coastlines, lush tropical rainforests, spectacular Buddhist temples, and over 1400 islands anchored in crystal clear waters, there’s no denying that Thailand is a beautiful country.

Thailand has long been a getaway that suits everyone; hermits can relax with a cocktail on a private beach under swaying tropical palms, hedonists can party into the early hours of the morning, and it’s affordable for both prince and pauper.


Thailand is a destination where budget travelers can spend as little as $20 USD a day, and where mid-range travelers can find themselves affording luxury private villa stays.

Thailand is one of the popular countries in the world for travelers seeking affordable luxury, and with the unique opportunity for everyday travelers to shoot higher than 5 star hotels, private luxury villas have become the trend.

Think about it; walking into a lavish Master Suite and wandering around the kitchen as a dedicated Master Chef prepares coffee and breakfast; you wander past your private pool to enjoy your coffee on a secluded slice of beach.

Convinced yet?!

If not, here are 6 reasons to pick a luxury villa in Thailand!

6 Reasons to Pick a Luxury Villa in Thailand

Total Privacy

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One of the biggest perks of staying in a luxury villa is the privacy. And it’s offered at a level that even 5 star hotels can’t beat. Though just like hotels, there are various villa types to suit your budget.

It’s a misconception to think that you shouldn’t book a villa because you don’t need 4-5 bedrooms; there are single bedroom villas, right up to Villa Estates, and while they’ll vary when it comes to space, the one thing they all have in common is total privacy.

When you book to stay in a villa you have a whole property to yourself, for guaranteed peace and serenity.  The exclusivity of your own residence means that there are no obnoxious neighbors, and no other travelers to share your space with.

You can sweat it out in your private gym, kick back with a book in the gardens, or have an outdoor shower after a morning swim – nobody will be watching!

Luxurious Settings

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While Thailand luxury villas are located all around the country, one thing they all have in common are that they’ve been built into a stunning location; as an individual property, villas are able to secure more exclusive, secluded locations than hotels.

From beachfront villas on tropical islands, to jungle escapes, and those with infinity pools that look out directly over the ocean, a definite perk of booking a luxury villa is the setting.

Because this is one of the biggest selling points, you’ll find that most villas have been built with floor to ceiling windows, and accordion style doors that completely open, to let in as much of the view as possible.

Unlike hotels, where you share your view with hundreds of other people, luxury villa stays make you feel as though you have your own private slice of paradise, and floor plans are often designed to be as immersive as possible with nature.

Beyond inviting the natural land and seascapes in, villas are often landscaped as well, with luxurious tropical gardens that feature native trees and plants to offer a serene environment. You’ll likely find perfectly manicured green spaces in your outdoor areas.

Great Staff

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Thailand is world renowned for its hospitality, and the standard of staff you’ll encounter when booking a private luxury villa are a step above the rest (after-all, it’s called the land of smiles for a reason!).

Thai people are benevolent, polite, smiling, and incredibly hard workers. From the housekeepers, who ensure your villa is sparkling clean, to professional chefs and bartenders that prepare delicious meals, you’ll be well taken care of.

And, because you have a dedicated team of staff who’s sole purpose is to ensure you have an excellent stay, everything is personalized, 100% to your tastes.

The number of staff members you’ll have attending to your needs will vary from villa to villa, though will likely include a combination of a villa manager, villa attendant, pool and garden attendants, security staff, drivers, housekeepers, chefs, and a concierge service.

Some villas will even offer extras like babysitters, massage specialists, and personal trainers. If you’re not keen on too many staff, tell your villa manager in advance so they can make sure your stay is comfortable.

State-of-the-art Facilities

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With a luxury villa in Thailand, you can always expect state-of-the-art facilities, and while facilities will vary, the options are truly endless!

Looking to work out? Find a villa with a state of the art gym. Traveling to unwind? Choose a secluded location with an en-suite spa. Booking a family trip? Choose something with bunk beds, game rooms and a cinema.

And, these facilities are all private; luxury beachfront villas Thailand often even come with a private, secluded section of beach! There’s no need to worry about how to dress, or tracking sand into dinner; the whole property, including facilities, is yours to use as you wish.

Think open kitchens, grand living rooms, and professionally designed outdoor pavilions. “Antique and reclaimed wood furniture, elegant interiors with collectible paintings, tropical gardens with day beds, balconies facing the beach, and spacious bathrooms with baths overlooking nature.”

Being self contained is standard, so you can expect facilities like a full kitchen, laundry, and lounge spaces, and then additional facilities like a swimming pool, cinema and gym, will depend on which villa you’re booking.

Great For Families

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Choosing a villa is one of the best decisions you can make if you’re traveling with kids. Mainly because of the privacy, but also because villas have an intrinsic sense of space!

Large families, groups, and couples with kids will enjoy both indoor and outdoor spaces, which allows you to comfortably spread out and not feel like you’re living on top of each other.

And the best part is that you never have to worry about noise.

You also don’t have to worry about any of the regular hassles of family vacations because of the dedicated staff; chefs will cook your meals, housekeepers will keep the villa clean; your kids can play and you can relax, without having to do everyday parental chores.

You’ll Be Amazed by the Price

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By this stage, you’re probably wondering what the price of such comfort and luxury would be. But, if you look at it from a practical and economic standpoint, a villa is a very cost-effective alternative to a hotel!

Think about it, how many rooms will you have to book if you are traveling with a family in a hotel? Why not choose a luxury villa instead of booking numerous rooms to cater for the needs of everybody in a hotel?

Booking a luxury villa is significantly cheaper for large families and groups who would have to bear the cost of multiple hotel rooms, though even if you’re traveling solo or as a couple, you might be surprised by the affordability.

Luxury villas in Thailand can often be booked for as little as $100 per person, per night. When you compare this to luxury hotel counterparts, it’s a no brainer (do keep in mind that rates are cheaper during low season).

And you also have to think about the value – when you’re booking a villa you’re not just booking the room, you’re getting access to an exclusive property, often with a private pool, beach access, and separate pavilions.

Try finding a luxury hotel for the same value!

Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; an online magazine dedicated to opening your eyes to the wonders of the wild & natural world.

Having visited 50+ countries across all seven continents, Megan’s travels focus on cultural immersion, authentic discovery and incredible journeys. She has a strong passion for ecotourism, and aims to promote responsible travel experiences.


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