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 an island-studded coastline. When you stay at any of the exceptional all inclusive resorts, you elevate your dreamy escape to an unforgettable holiday. Think free-flowing cocktails, all your meals taken care of and endless beach-based activities on offer to add a splash of fun to each day.
To narrow it down, we’ve rounded up our pick of the best all inclusive resorts in Thailand.
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Escape the crowds to five-star luxury: 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.
Embrace the tranquillity of all inclusive island life: 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.
The ultimate all inclusive foodies’ paradise: Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort
If you’re a foodie, Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort should be your 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.
Boundless all inclusive activities and adventures: Club Med Phuket
If you’re a traveller who can’t stay still for long, when it comes to all inclusive resorts, Club Med Phuket is the vibe you should chase. Embrace childhood dreams of joining the circus at the flying trapeze school, learn basic martial arts techniques at a Thai boxing class, or hit the bullseye at archery school. There’s also a day spa, fitness centre, scuba diving lessons and daily excursions to nearby islands on offer.
If, finally, you’re ready to relax, Club Med Phuket has two bars where you can enjoy a drink or two. The Sanook is a swanky pool deck bar where plush sunbeds, cocktails and live music guarantee a fun night, while Zen Bar is the perfect spot (in the adults-only pool area) to enjoy a quiet beer and a swim. If you’d prefer to stay in the comfort of your room, crack open a beer on your private balcony and soak up some sun.
24/7 butler service indulgence: 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.
Ultra-cool beach club and all inclusive packages: Apsara Beachfront Resort & Villa
Located along a white sand beach is the luxurious, eco-friendly Apsara Beachfront Resort and Villa, one of Khao Lak’s few all inclusive resorts. Days here can be spent floating in the free-flow outdoor pool, dining at the two incredible restaurants, watching the sunset from your room’s private balcony, sharing a cocktail at Horizon Bar and chilling out at Karkinos Beach Club. All inclusive packages are available to make your stay extra indulgent, including a surf package for wave riders which includes daily breakfast and surf classes.
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