Thailand is one of the premier tourist destinations for those looking for the ultimate in luxury and service and the number of high-quality resorts is increasing all the time.
Regularly contending for top spot in Thailand is The Banyan Resort in Hua Hin. Spectacular one and two bedroom villas offer modern comfortable accommodation for the most discerning of guests. The resort facilities are exceptional with tropical gardens, infinity pools and 5-star dining experiences for guests to enjoy.
The golf courses in Hua Hin that adjoin these state-of-the-art resorts are some of the best in South East Asia and regularly achieve awards for their quality, service and design.
The golf course is superb, designed by local designer Pirapon Namatra its 7361 yards are immaculate year-round and offer some of the most stunning views in the area. The wonderful short par 3 15th is, without doubt, one of the most breath-taking holes in the region and at just 139 yards plays a lot harder than you would think.
If you want a taste of real Thailand then head to Baan Laksasubha Resort, also in Hua Hin and you will be welcomed by the most attentive staff. A choice of 5 luxury villa styles is available, with each enjoying their own private landscaped gardens, whilst occupying the original houses lands. A cosy, elegant resort which will leave you feeling pampered and relaxed the moment you step foot through the doors. It is the most decorated all-inclusive family resort in Thailand over the past 5 years and M.L Laksashuba´s vision is to give all guest the ultimate Thai relaxation experience. The dining options are superb with Thai and international cuisines served to the highest standard.
Nothing is too much trouble for the staff at Baan Laksashuba, from usual daily duties to preparing a candlelit romantic meal served on the beach as you watch the moon twinkle over the waters of the Gulf of Thailand.
For golfers, the resort is ideally placed to enjoy the variety of courses in the region.
Built to resemble a traditional Thai beachside village the Anantara Resort at Hua Hin is an incredible experience. Guests get to enjoy the ultimate in resort holidays with an award-winning spa that delights in the use of ancient techniques to help you to relax and unwind.
The beachside setting of the village delivers spectacular views out across the lotus-clad lagoons and the jungle style gardens are a delight, filled with local wildlife and flora.
A grown-up resort perfect for a romantic holiday, golf is never far away with 7 world class golf courses within easy reach of the resort.
Putahracsa Resort is a beachside resort which is divided into two areas, beachside with the luxury villas overlooking the beach and ocean and the Sanksy rooms some 100 metres from the beach.
Luxury is key here and although perhaps not as modern as other resorts in the area the attention to detail and service is outstanding.
It is an absolute must to try the spa which prides itself on maintaining the traditional treatments of Asia and ensuring that you go away feeling revitalized.
Being in such a central location a Tuk-Tuk service is available to transport you to almost any city sight.
There is no golf course on site, but you are surrounded by wonderful courses so this is not an issue.
Perhaps the best resort and certainly one of the most admired golf courses in the region can be found at Black Mountain Resort. A high-class resort set amongst the foothills of the mountains.
The resort facilities are varied and you will not be stuck for what to do during your stay here. A water park, wakeboarding site, spa, tennis off-site excursions are just of the many activities that you can indulge yourself in.
For golfers, you have an incredible golf course designed by Phil Ryan of Pacific Coast Design and he has created an immaculate golf course. Each hole framed with native red grasses that not only create picture perfect holes but provide a testing challenge for those wayward enough to find it.
The Black Mountain course is an absolute must visit course if you are in the area and the resort is a superb base to stay. Exclusive luxury villas and sweeping vistas marry beautifully with stunning cuisine and unparalleled service.