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The Best Adults-Only & Child-Free Resorts in Thailand

May 7, 2024
The Shore at Katathani, an award-winning, adults-only resort in Thailand - Luxury Escapes

Whether you're after romance or rejuvenation, Thailand’s top adult-only resorts deliver.

When the urge to unwind and indulge arises, you can't beat Thailand, with its pristine white-sand beaches that stretch along the shores of the Andaman Sea. And while Thailand has excellent family-friendly accommodation offerings, it doesn't skimp on its share of luxe adults-only and child-free resorts, where the only splashes will be the sound of ice dropping into your drink. These havens aren't solely reserved for honeymooning couples or romantic retreats; groups of friends can revel in grown-up getaways too.

These are some of the best adults-only resorts Thailand has to offer.

Best adults-only resorts in Khao Lak

Beyond Khaolak

Sitting on the sugar-white sands of Pak Weep Beach, Beyond Khaolak invites you to surrender to relaxation in a quiet corner of Thailand. Here, the ultimate itinerary is to let go of plans altogether and embrace this secluded hideaway. Guests aged 16+ will find everything they need for a luxurious getaway, including sea kayaking adventures, rejuvenating spa treatments, and a huge resort pool to do laps in. But perhaps the best way to get into holiday mode is with a seafood feast under the thatched roof of @Beach Bar and Restaurant, or by sipping the day away with a poolside tipple.

Bangsak Village Khao Lak 

Bangsak Village Khao Lak has possibly perfected the castaway experience for guests aged above 12 years. Taking it easy is encouraged at this resort, which overlooks the aquamarine waters of the serene Bangsak Beach; the township of Khao Lak is a 10-minute drive away. The village-style resort features relaxed Thai decor, while the long stretch of beach is laid-back and casual. Relax at the resort's Kala Spa or lounge by the swimming pool, framed by towering palms. To refuel after days of hiking or mountain biking, dine at Rim Lae Bangsak Restaurant for traditional Southern Thai and international plates with endless ocean views.

The Haven Khao Lak 

Haven in name and haven by nature; this tucked-away oasis for ages 12 and above is located on Khuk Khak Beach, surrounded by a tropical lagoon and jungle greenery. The main attraction is the 5,000sqm saltwater lagoon-style pool; some rooms offer direct access and others also come with ocean-facing Jacuzzis. During your stay, drift away with a tension-melting massage at Aqua Spa, beachfront yoga or tai chi session. The sea's daily catch – served up in traditional Thai style or classic Italian – at Vongole Restaurant can’t be missed.

Khaolak Oriental Resort

Set amid forested headland Khaolak Oriental Resort's traditional architecture and red-tiled roofs resemble an east-Asian village. With its leafy Bhandari Spa and canal-style pool, this elegant sanctuary promises rest and relaxation for guests aged 12 and above. Start your day at Oriental Restaurant with a tropical juice, then end it in the company of the mixologists at the poolside Coconut Bar. For romantic wining and dining, opt for a Thai, European or seafood set menu and candlelit dinner on the beach.

Best adults-only resorts in Koh Samui

Explorar Koh Samui

Explorar Koh Samui, one of the best adults-only retreats in Koh Samui, Thailand - Luxury Escapes

Seek and you shall unwind at Explorar Koh Samui, a hideaway for guests aged 16 years and older on Mae Nam Beach. The hotel's approach to wellbeing draws visitors from far and wide. ‘Experience’ allows you to discover culture through beachfront dining at Odyssey, whether it be cooking classes or a modern menu of Mediterranean fare. ’Exhale’ invites you to partake in a transformative journey, including sound therapy, breathwork sessions, morning yoga or a soothing spa treatment. Head to the resort’s infinity pool, flanked by bright blue loungers and umbrellas, for tropical sips at the swim up bar, from the fruity Donna Summer to the creamy Coconut Drop.

Best adults-only resorts in Phuket

The Shore at Katathani

Hiding within lush, palm-filled gardens, The Shore at Katathani hovers above Kata Noi Beach. This award-winning, five-star stay welcomes adults 18 years and older looking for a secluded retreat in a pristine beachfront paradise. Wake up in your luxurious pool villa and spend your days relaxing by the hotel’s infinity pool that overlooks the Andaman Sea. Couples can fall into bliss on a visit to the Serenity Spa, which offers a range of pampering treatments including aromatherapy massages, facials, herbal steams and bath rituals for a truly rejuvenating experience. With all-inclusive packages available, a world of tranquility is at your fingertips.

TreeHouse Villas

Just a 50-minute speedboat ride from Phuket, TreeHouse Villas promises peace, privacy and pampering for guests aged 16 plus. The stay has just 32 villas, hidden in the jungle canopy of Koh Yao Noi. Combining sustainable eco-living without compromising on creature comforts, each villa features an outdoor plunge pool with daybeds, a double swing and a jungle outlook. The nearby pristine beaches and untouched jungle provide the ideal backdrop for two, with resort facilities including a blissful spa, three restaurants and bars and a pool that hangs over the golden beach. If you’ve got a special question to ask while here, book the mini pavilion for two for a dinner you’ll never forget.

Best adults-only resorts in Koh Phangan

Explorar Koh Phangan, one of the best, beachfront, adults-only resorts in Thailand - Luxury Escapes
Explorar Koh Phangan, Thailand. Source: Supplied.

Tropical island bliss awaits for guests 16 years and above at Explorar Koh Phangan, reachable by speedboat from Koh Samui. Hidden amid lush jungle and spilling onto West Haad Rin Beach, this laidback resort is all about woodfired pizzas and beers on the beach, fun social events like gastronomic pop-ups, and good times. Unwind with its holistic wellness offering, with everything from sound baths to light therapy available, complemented by nutritious dining crafted with ancient Thai recipes and locally sourced ingredients.

Feature image: The Shore at Katathani, Phuket, Thailand. Source: Supplied.

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