6 Hotels and Resorts in Thailand with the Most Amazing Swimming Pools

6 Hotels and Resorts in Thailand with the Most Amazing Swimming Pools

Whenever the holidays roll around, most of us take a journey away from the boredom of everyday reality to a place of our dreams. Each of us has different destinations in our minds, depending on our interests and hobbies. Those who love an adventure often take a trip to the other side of the globe to try their hands at some extreme sports. Those of us who appreciate the beauty of history travel to the wonders of the world. The love for shopping will lure us to the most popular cities in the world, while the love for eating makes us follow the steps of foodies all around the world. On the other hand, some tend to spend the holidays relaxing in a nice resort or hotel that provides us with all that we need for a perfect getaway. If you like yoga classes, spa treatments, fine dining, and swimming along an infinity pool among the breathtaking scenery, a holiday resort is your ideal holiday destination.

Thailand, being a top holiday destination, is home to countless hotels and resorts that comes with impressive services, complete amenities, and well-designed rooms, all inside a beautiful setting away from the city. The swimming pool, then, is one of the features we often look forward to as part of our holiday experience. Imagine a dipping yourself in the pool on a fine afternoon, sipping away on some cocktails and taking in all that nature has to offer. Memorable to say the least.

We’ve got for you six hotels and resorts from all corners of Thailand that houses an extraordinary swimming pool where you can spend the entire day drifting away in paradise.

The Barai by Hyatt Regency | Hua Hin

© The Barai by Hyatt Regency Hua Hin
© The Barai by Hyatt Regency Hua Hin
© The Barai by Hyatt Regency Hua Hin
© The Barai by Hyatt Regency Hua Hin
© The Barai by Hyatt Regency Hua Hin

The Barai is best known for being a top holiday destination for those who love to treat themselves with a relaxing spa experience. Guaranteed by international awards like Conde Nast Johansens Awards, Exotiq Best of the Best Awards, and The Luxury Travel Guide Awards since 2007 up until today, you can be sure the give your body and mind a well-deserved retreat. The resort was inspired by The Bayon, a Khmer temple at Angkor in Cambodia, giving it a luxuriously mesmerizing red color tone as designed by the famous architect Mathar Bunnag.

Inside, you’ll find 18 treatment rooms, steam rooms, rain showers, quiet areas for performing yoga or taichi, and eight suite spa rooms including pool villas, balcony suites, and pool suites. The resort offers all sorts of wellness programs and amenities such as yoga, fitness, muscle building, spa, massage, facial treatment, maternity treatments, as well as dietary programs designed to change your lifestyle. The Mcfarland House, a restored two-story 19th-century pavilion that has been transformed into an airy beachfront bar, also offers a variety of modern European dishes and healthy menus.

Hyatt Regency Hua Hin has large free-form interconnecting pools featuring three distinctive pool areas: river pool with a unique waterfall and Jacuzzi flowing into the interconnecting lagoon pool – perfect for swimming or basking in the sun, free-form pool with 22-metre-long and seven-meter-high water slide* and unique beach pool for children is also available.

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Swimming Pool Highlights

Tranquillity Court - A peaceful saltwater swimming pool parallel to a sandy courtyard, often used to host activities like yoga and taichi, and decorated with rocks and trees all around. The area is surrounded by a crimson cement wall, giving a sense of seclusion unlike any other.

The Barai - Straight out of the historical kingdom of Kambujadesa (Khmer Empire), this square-shaped scarlet pool is not for swimming, but rather an impressive piece of architecture to appreciate. Viewed as a sacred place that symbolizes wellness and healing, this pool is definitely worth a few snapshots on your phone.

  • Location:

    Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan

  • Contact Details:

    Call 032-511-234

Six Senses Yao Noi | Phang Nga

© Six Senses Yao Noi
© Six Senses Yao Noi
© Six Senses Yao Noi
© Six Senses Yao Noi
© Six Senses Yao Noi

On Ko Yao Noi in Phang Nga Bay sits one of Six Senses resorts, a resort brand is known for being located at some of the most incredible and exquisite locations in the world including Maldives, Fiji, and Butan. Winner of The 2018 World's Best Resort Hotels in Southeast Asia by Travel + Leisure, the resort offers nothing short of breathtakingly beautiful scenery and unmatched hospitality. Surrounded by crystal-blue water, mangrove forests, and limestone cliffs, Six Senses Yao Noi focused on sustainable tourism and used only natural materials to build its beach house style accommodations in the resort.

You can choose from a variety of room types including pool villas, beachfront pool villas, suites with a view of the rubber plantation, and a special four-bedroom pool villa. Amenities around the grounds include a fitness center, spas, yoga classes, and 6 different restaurants and bars serving up everything from farm-to-table European influenced cuisine to creative cocktails. The resort also offers multiple luxurious activities including a helicopter ride to the resort, yachting, water sports, and nature bike trails

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Swimming Pool Highlights

At The Hilltop Reserve restaurant atop the resort is an infinity pool where you can catch a panoramic view of Phang Nga Bay. Whether you prefer a morning swim or an evening dip, the stunning scenery will definitely be a memorable holiday experience.

  • Location:

    Ko Yao District, Phang-Nga

  • Contact Details:

    Call 076-418-500

Anantara Golden Triangle | Chiang Rai

© Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
© Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
© Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
© Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
© Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

On the mountain ridges where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos meet is an area called “The Golden Triangle”. Among the tranquility of the forest and the Mekong River is the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort where you can immerse yourselves in once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Inspired and designed with contemporary Thai styles in mind, the resort is the combination of the beautiful cultures from all three surrounding countries. You’ll have a chance to join the Elephant Camp where you can observe, play, and connect with elephants in their natural environment, as well as a journey into the jungle with them and their mahouts on their daily walks.

The resort offers the different types of accommodations: Deluxe, Suite, and Family Suite. All 61 rooms and suites perch on a jungle hilltop, with a spread of valley, river and grazing elephants below. Other amenities include fitness center, squash court, Muay Thai gym, Yoga studio, spa, Mekong River boat rides, local tours, and 5 dining options that serves up Thai, Italian, and international cuisines in unique settings.

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Swimming Pool Highlights

Anantara’s infinity pool comes with a jacuzzi and sits among one of the best sceneries in Asia. With Laos on the left and Myanmar on the right, the beauty of the triangle becomes even more magical in the early hours with a light sea of morning mist.

  • Location:

    Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai

  • Contact Details:

    Call 02-359-910

Toscana Valley | Khao Yai

Toscana Valley, set on over 900 acres of land, is a place everyone should visit at least once even if it’s not for an overnight stay. The Italian architecture that fills the place was inspired by the northern city of Tuscany, making this location one of the must-see landmarks of Khao Yai in no time. You can find holiday homes, hotels, resorts, golf course, badminton courts, restaurants, cafes, bakeries, playgrounds, gift shops, and an Eiffel Tower model among the mountains. There’s also a lake lined with the greeneries of Oak and Pine trees where you can visit all day through.

There’s two accommodation areas in Toscana Valley, the “Town Square Suites” designed to simulate the Tuscan lifestyle with 41 hotel rooms in four buildings, each designed with simplicity, craftsmanship, and comfort in mind, and the “Hotel La Castta” that features spacious rooms surrounded by fountains, lush greens of wild petunias and pine trees where you can enjoy the stunning views of Khao Yai National Park, gaze among the flowers and wild grass in the gardens, or take a romantic stroll into along the lakes, fountains, and swimming pools.

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Swimming Pool Highlights

Horizon Pool: Two massive connecting infinity pools situated in Town Square Suites. Surrounded by mountain views and an never-ending greenery below, the Horizon Pool is perfect for morning dip where you’ll also have a chance to swim among the morning mist.

Roman Pool: This Roman-style pool is located in the Hotel La Castta zone and consists of 4 connection pools including the main pool, the kids' pool, jacuzzi zone, and a bathing zone.

  • Location:

    Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima

  • Contact Details:

    Call 084-683-6555

Marriott Resort & Spa | Rayong

On the beautiful Eastern Thai coastline, just two and a half hours drive from Bangkok sits Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa. Perfect of a weekend getaway with friends and family, this beachfront resort offer all sorts of amenities that can help your little ones stay occupied (playgrounds, game room, cooking classes, etc.), exciting activities (kayaking, beach volleyball, Muay Thai, etc.), and excursions to nearby Islands, such as Koh Samet and Koh Mun.

Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa offers seven accommodation types for its guests including Deluxe, Suite Studio, and Corner Suites. All 205 rooms come with either the natural views of surrounding green hillsides or sea views of the Gulf of Thailand where you can step out onto your balcony to enjoy. There are also five dining rooms serving up freshly caught seafood from neighboring fishing villages as well as international favorites all day long.

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Swimming Pool Highlights

Lagoon Main Pool: Shaped like a large unfolding river, the main pool comes with a water slide for guests to enjoy as well as a mini aquarium on the sides.

Island View Pool: This ocean-side pool has just a man-made beach in between itself and the Wang Kaew beach. It offers a close-to-nature relaxing both in the morning and evening experience as well as some underwater music for added repose.

Raindance Kids Pool: The kids' pool sits behind the Island View Pool and features a waterfall for the kids to enjoy.

Water Bar: The pool-side bar offers a variety of cocktails and tasty beverages whenever you need to catch a break from swimming.

  • Location:

    Klaeng District, Rayong

  • Contact Details:

    Call 038-998-000

So Sofitel | Bangkok

© So Sofitel Bangkok
© So Sofitel Bangkok
© So Sofitel Bangkok
© So Sofitel Bangkok
© So Sofitel Bangkok

So Sofitel Bangkok offers a luxurious urban holiday experience that caters to all types of visitors. Whether you’re in for a business trip, vacation, or simply to party, the hotel’s got you covered. The building houses six luxurious meeting rooms and ballrooms for special events, two restaurants, and cafes, and 3 bars (including the can’t-miss rooftop HI-SO Bar on the 29th floor). There’s also a complete spa experience, swimming pools, and fitness centers for those who are looking for a place to relax. What makes So Sofitel different is the neighboring Lumphini Park that gives you both the views of a tranquil city park and the surrounding vibrant city lights all at once.

If you're interested in staying here, So Sofitel offers 8 different types of playful rooms and designer suites. All 237 rooms were inspired by the essence of water, earth, wood, metal, and fire of Feng Shui philosophy, as represented by trees, dirt, ponds, sunlight, and buildings in the city of Bangkok. Each room then represents each of the five elements in a modern and luxurious way.

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Swimming Pool Highlights

On the 10th floor of the hotel is The Water Club infinity pool that extends up to 32 meters. This Lap Pool is perfect for those looking for a nice exercise as it also comes equipped with a counter-current section for an endless swimming experience. The daytime offers a fantastic view of Bangkok city and Lumphini Park, while the nighttime exposes all the beautiful city lights along the night sky.

So Pool Party The exclusive pool party that takes place every last Saturday of the month. Meet new friends and a talented line-up of local and international DJs that will be putting on some party tunes from 13.00 all the way to 21.00. Tickets are 600 THB and come with one free drink.

  • Location:

    Sathorn, Bangkok

  • Contact Details:

    Call 02-624-0000

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