If you have decided to make Thailand your next vacation destination this year, you will need some help when deciding where to stay. Don't get me wrong, there is certainly no shortage of incredible places to stay, even if there is incredible, and then there is perfection. Why not indulge yourself in the latter and instead improve your holiday in an unforgettable life experience.
In this article, we will explore some different reasons why you should choose to stay in a luxury villa resort with private pool this year, rather than going to a hotel. Now, it is important to keep in mind that Thailand has some of the most wonderful hotels in the world. I'm not saying you won't enjoy yourself if you settle for a hotel. All I'm saying is that a luxury resort with a private pool is something else.
Take it from someone who has actually been there, done it, and got the Chang Beer Vest. I have lived in Thailand for the majority of 3 years and have every intention of returning before the year ends. I have stayed in all sorts of accommodations, believe me – I know what I'm talking about when I say that the luxury pool villas in Thailand are simply to die for.
I slept in a small beach hut of nothing but a futon on the floor, with only a frayed net and a wobbly fan to comfort me. And even then, I had the time of my life! So, you can imagine my exaltation the moment I set foot in one of the most beautiful and serene resorts I had ever seen …
You feel extra special
Whether you are staying in a rickety hut, a 3-star hotel or the best resort in Thailand; you will receive excellent service, of this there is no doubt – that's why they call it the land of smiles. Due to the unparalleled level of service that Thais have to offer – another reason to choose Thailand for your next vacation.
But there is something different when you stay in a luxury resort … you feel even more special. It's not so much the extra treatment you get, but the fact that you're not crowded in the one building. You have room to breathe and marvel in peace and quiet, something you won't be able to experience much if you stay like Bangkok.
You can truly immerse yourself in the serenity of nature
Yes, I know it looks mushy, but there is so much truth. When you are surrounded by nothing but lush emerald green foliage, beautiful fishtail palms and the relaxing sea breeze that spreads over the Andaman Ocean … you can't help but get involved in everything.
About 20% of Thailand is covered by mountains and hills; a staggering number when you think about how big the country is. It is a wonderful feeling, to be belittled by the splendid green giants. I found myself walking around smiling like an idiot most of the time, because you're constantly amazed at how beautiful Thailand really is!
Again, there are many wonderful hotels to choose from, although few can get you close to nature as one of Thailand's luxury private pool resorts.
Did anyone say PRIVATE POOL?
Don't forget, when you stay in a hotel you have to share the swimming pool with the other guests. Which is not that bad, as it is a great opportunity to make friends. However, if you ask me, I would prefer to make friends in the bar, not to get to know them while potentially floating in their pee!
No, I'd prefer my private pool, right? With only the extraordinary green foliage that spies on you in silence. If you consider that Thailand's temperature is 34 degrees during the summer, you will need it!
Even if you go in May and November, which is called the "rainy season", you will continue to observe temperatures of around 29 degrees (with even higher humidity levels). Having said that, once a storm arrives you better get out of the pool. . However, in the same breath, the view from your villa will be absolutely incredible. I sat down and saw many storms in Thailand unfold and it is one of the most impressive and spectacular events that can be witnessed. (As long as you're kind and dry of course)
When staying in a hotel, there is no guarantee who will be in the room next to you. Most of the time you will be fine, even if when you are hell and you are trying to breastfeed a Bloody-Mary in peace, but there is an army of screaming children jumping in and around the pool … well, you have got the idea.
And again, Thailand isn't really famous for its peace and quiet, is it? Believe it or not, there is a lot to appreciate, all you have to do is find the right place.