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The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Thailand

The pool at Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach, one of the best all-inclusive resorts in Thailand - Luxury Escapes

You won’t need to lift a finger when you stay at the best all-inclusive resorts Thailand has to offer.

Paradise is brought to life in Thailand, home to palm-fringed beaches, mouthwatering national cuisine and island-studded coastline. A stay at an all-inclusive resort elevates a flop-and-drop to the next level: think free-flowing cocktails, all your meals taken care of and endless beach-based activities to add a splash of fun to each day.

Read on for our pick of the best all-inclusive resorts in Thailand. 

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort is one of Luxury Escapes' most popular resorts for a reason: it offers all the best elements of an all-inclusive Thailand flop-and-drop, wrapped up in a bow. Its southwest coast location, tucked away amid the jungle-covered hills of Kata Noi Beach, offers tropical island serenity, yet Phuket's attractions (Kata Night Market, Big Buddha, Old Town) are all within a short drive. However, you don't even have to leave the confines of the resort with six restaurants, six bars and six pools providing plenty of variety for all ages. When it comes to dining, think grilled seafood on the beachfront, authentic Thai beside lotus ponds and a beach club serving cocktails, frozen drinks and smoothies beside the sea.

Island Escape by Burasari

Located on Koh Maphrao, Island Escape by Burasari promises its guests the luxury of a private isle retreat with all the perks of being close to the Phuket mainland - a 5-10-minute boat trip, to be exact. This proximity is ideal for exploring the wider Phuket island, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town. That said, guests of Island Escape by Burasari may find themselves hard-pressed to want to leave the luxe confines of this haven - not when deluxe rooms and private pool villas are your home-away-from-home and the resort's facilities span glittering pools, white-sand beaches and spa and wellness programs.

Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort

Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort, one of the best all inclusive resorts in Thailand
Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort.

For foodies, Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort should be the top choice for all-inclusive resorts in Thailand. There are two restaurants: Tamarind serves up mouthwatering Thai cuisine with a side of Andaman Sea views, while the ultra-cool Aqua Restaurant is your go-to for contemporary Western and Asian dishes. At Edge Beach Club, pull up a sun lounger in time for free-flow drinks hour and order a bespoke cocktail or premium beer by the outdoor pool. There’s a bevvy of fun activities on offer between bites: go kayaking, try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding or show your competitive side with a round of table tennis.  

Pullman Khao Lak Resort

In signature Pullman style, this gem on the shores of Khao Lak’s Bang Muang Beach offers a heightened level of round-the-clock indulgence and five-star luxury. At Pullman Khao Lak Resort, each day is a veritable feast with breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets and set course meals. At Plai Dining Room, fill your plates to the brim with everything from fresh, buttery croissants to grilled meats, classic Pad Thai and succulent burgers (just to name a few). In between meals, recline on a sun lounger at the ultra-cool Kram Beach Club to enjoy local beers, house spirits, select cocktails and soft drinks that are free-flowing and – arguably – the highlight of your stay. 

Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket

Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, one the best all inclusive resorts in Thailand.
Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket.

Perched on the shores of Karon Beach’s sparkling white sand is Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, just an hour’s drive from Phuket International Airport but worlds away from reality. Travellers of all walks of life can find something to enjoy here. There are four swimming pools, an award-winning day spa, a fun-filled onsite waterpark with waterslides and seven extraordinary restaurants (when it comes to all-inclusive resorts, foodies are spoilt for choice). There’s even a beach club, where you can nibble on light meals, freshly caught seafood and ice-cold drinks while cool beats play in the background. If you have little ones in tow, drop them off for a day of fun at the supervised Kids’ Club while you enjoy an afternoon of serenity in the adults-only swimming pool. 

The Village Coconut Island

Hugging a sweeping crescent of coastline, The Village Coconut Island is a five-star all-inclusive resort only minutes from mainland Phuket. Despite how easy it is to get to Phuket Town or Koh Phi Phi from Coconut Island, you can enjoy an enviable level of seclusion here. Slow down from the hurried pace of everyday life and take a breath: relax in private villas and jacuzzi suites, join a sunrise yoga class, or learn how to make an authentic Thai dish at a cooking class. When you want to pick up the pace, take advantage of unlimited kayaking, sailing, mountain biking and stand-up paddleboarding, or enjoy a friendly round of tennis or Muay Thai session, all available at Village Coconut Island. 

24/7 butler service indulgence: Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, one of the best all inclusive resorts in Thailand.
Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

Be swept away by the luxury of having your own personal butler take care of your every need when you stay at Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve. Not only will you be treated like royalty, you’ll also enjoy a bountiful daily breakfast and daily sunset cocktails, best enjoyed on a comfy lounge chair on Phulay Bay, one of Krabi’s stunning beaches. When you’re not living it up in five-star luxury at one of the most enticing all-inclusive resorts in Thailand, start your day with yoga on the beach, stretch your legs on a hike to Krabi’s Dragon Crest Mountain or be immersed in local culture at a Batik painting workshop or Thai cooking class. 

Feature image: Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach.

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About Felicia Arhontissas
A keen traveller and a margarita enthusiast, Felicia is all about getting to the nitty gritty of each destination she visits and discovering its hidden gems (and then running home to write about it).

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