5 Luxe Thai Getaways Where You Can Start the Year Off the Right Way

[SPONSORED CONTENT] We can’t imagine a better beginning to 2020 than a holiday at one of these gems in the Cape Hotel Collection.

Feb 21, 2020

From a beautifully designed hotel in the heart of Bangkok to luxe retreats on the best beach locations in Thailand, the Cape Hotel Collection excels when it comes to next-level extras that are perfect for trips all year long. Meet the local figures who have kept the magic of Thailand’s islands alive through environmental and cultural conservation efforts, or set sail on a truly remarkable voyage with Cape Yacht Charters. With a sleek, state-of-the-art fleet helmed by top-flight crews, each of these journeys is unforgettable. 

Cape Fahn Hotel, Koh Samui

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Every room at this elegant private island resort has a private pool, along with dreamy views of cerulean seas and tropical foliage. Located just off Choeng Mon Beach, the resort offers easy access to everything that Koh Samui has to offer, while at the same time providing an exclusive, serene space. Don’t miss the superb Southern Thai dishes at Long Dtai, the resort’s signature restaurant by renowned chef David Thompson. 

Cape Panwa Hotel, Phuket

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Nestled in a hillside with jaw-dropping views of the turquoise waves of the Andaman Sea, this stylish haven has a secluded beach with sheltered waters that allow for year-round swimming. Inspired by Phuket’s famous Sino-Portuguese mansions, Panwa House, the resort’s signature restaurant on the beach, serves incomparable Thai dishes in a truly memorable setting. 

Cape Kudu Hotel, Koh Yao Noi

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Unscathed by mass development, this idyllic island remains a favored retreat of in-the-know travelers. Guests at this intimate boutique seeking adventure can embark on a thrilling boat trip to neighboring islands. Highlights on the journey include the Mu Koh Hong archipelago, with 12 islets composed of striking rock formations. The “Hong,” is a stunning, naturally enclosed pool with a large rock chimney open to the sky that can only be entered via a dinghy or small motorboat.

Cape Nidhra Hotel, Hua Hin

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Situated an easy drive from Bangkok, the laid-back seaside town of Hua Hin is perfect for couples and families craving sunshine and seafood. Every single room in this elegant oasis features a private pool. The best place for sundowners is On The Rocks Bar, a chic watering hole with craft cocktails overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. Guests at the hotel have the rare opportunity to rise early and watch the local monks make their daily procession. Simply ask the reception the day before for a basket of offerings.

Cape House Hotel, Bangkok

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You don’t need to get out of the big city to take a restorative break. With its unbeatable central location near Lumphini Park and buzzy Sathorn’s shops, nightlife and restaurants, this stylish urban oasis is perfect for either a staycation or a sophisticated business traveler. The nearest BTS Skytrain station is an easy five-minute walk away, making it a breeze to get around town. Don’t miss the chance to dine on exquisitely prepared pizzas, pastas, and authentic Thai and Italian specialties at No. 43 Italian Bistro.

Food & Drink

Sorn

Following the trail of history to old village recipes from soldiers and subsistence farmers made these southern boys an instant hit.

Food & Drink

Front Room

For this fresh Thai fare with a Danish accent, little is lost in translation.

Food & Drink

Crowning Jewels at Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

Whether you need a full evening’s fantastic agenda or a just few special hours, Bull & Bear steakhouse, The Loft and The Champagne Bar shine bright like three diamonds above Bangkok.

Hotels & Resorts

The St. Regis Bangkok

In keeping with the St. Regis ethos, the property melds unabashed opulence with tasteful restraint.