Insider Tips: Where to stay in Thailand

01 December 2019

Insider Tips: Where to stay in Thailand

Here at Oxford Private Travel we’re passionate about delivering exceptional holidays with memories to last a lifetime. Our Travel Managers regularly visit and inspect the hotels and resorts on our portfolio in order to provide the best recommendations when booking your tailor-made trips. Abby recently visited Thailand and below you can read about some of the amazing properties she visited and her top tips for each destination.

Anantara Mai Khao, Phuket

Anantara Mai Khao is situated on the northern tip of Phuket, on a golden beach lined by the lush vegetation of the national park. In traditional Southern Thai village style, the accommodation is made up of water villas which are clustered around the lagoon.

During your stay you could try morning yoga or Muay Thai on the beach at dawn. Venture further afield and cruise into the horizon with a private yacht excursion.

From Abby – Here you can enjoy the alfresco shower and bathtub which is built into your own private pool!

Special Offer – Book by 31st December 2019 and stay before 31st May 2020 to receive a 35-50% discount. This incredible offer also includes Christmas and New Year!

Anantara Mai Khao Phuket 

Anantara Layan Resort, Phuket

This luxury beachfront resort is an incredible spot to unwind whether you’re traveling as a couple or with the whole family. Visit the Anantara Spa to experience a traditional healing massage to truly relax into your surroundings.

From Abby - Feast in the cliff side chapel overlooking the ocean or head to the beach to trial the many types of mojito available at the Mojito Factory, a beach bar which hosts a Happy Hour every day from 5:30-7:30pm.

Anantara Layan Resort Phuket 

Kata Rocks, Phuket

Kata Rocks Phuket has a total Ibiza vibe, perfectly blending style, serenity, signature Thai hospitality and island comfort. The Lounge and Bar features a 35 metre infinity pool and faces due west for the best views of the stunning sunset whilst sipping a cocktail or two.

From Abby – You must visit the Infinite Luxury Spa during your stay; it provides signature treatments and has won the World Luxury Spa award for the last 5 years!

Kata Rocks Phuket


Santiburi, Koh Samui

Santiburi Koh Samui is a tranquil sanctuary on the pristine shores of Koh Samui. The resort has 5 on-site restaurants, one of the largest swimming pools on Koh Samui and the unmatched hospitality means you’ll wanting for nothing during your stay here.

From Abby – Santiburi has a great Pocket Concierge app which allows you to communicate with the hotel when you’re offsite, book facilities and order in-room services, making your stay even more seamless.

Santiburi Koh Samui 

Six Senses Samui

With a real rustic, ‘back-to-nature’ feel, Six Senses Samui’s private villas blend effortlessly into the landscape of the surrounding vegetation. The resort is an escape from the busy everyday life where you can laze by the vast infinity pool and switch off as you gaze out over the Gulf of Thailand.

From Abby – Join one of the twice weekly tour of their ‘Farm on the Hill’ where you can learn about their sustainability efforts, feed the animals and even gather laid eggs for your breakfast!

 Six Senses Samui


Samujana Villas, Koh Samui

Samujana Villas is situated on Koh Samui, one of the most enchanting island in Asia which is alive with wildlife such as turtles, monkeys and dolphins. Each of the villas has a large private infinity pool and sublime views over the sea and distant hillside. Villa 30 is the jewel in the crown of Samujana with 350 degree views allowing you to enjoy both sunrise and sunset!

From Abby – I would highly recommend a private yoga session on the rooftop of your villa with stunning views which compliment perfectly.

Samujana Villas Koh Samui


Ready to start planning your Thailand adventure? Abby and the rest of our Travel Managers are here to help, simply contact us here.