If you haven’t watched The White Lotus TV series (streaming on Crave in Canada), you should! Not only is it amazing, but the action takes place in beautiful hotels in breathtaking destinations. Recently, the 2 hotels for Season 3 in Thailand have finally been confirmed! Yes, you will be able to sleep in the very setting of your favorite TV show!
In this article, you’ll find the 2 heavenly hotels for The White Lotus Season 3, but also 3 other Four Seasons hotels in Thailand that came close to being chosen for the show.
They are all in different regions of this beautiful country, so it can help you plan your itinerary if you want to try all these luxury properties.
Overview of The White Lotus hotels
So far, both seasons of the infamous TV show have been filmed at resorts that are part of the very high-end Four Seasons hotel chain; the 1st season was at the stunning Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea in Maui, Hawaii, and the 2nd was at the San Domenico Palace, Taormina, A Four Seasons Hotel in Sicily, Italy.
The Thailand setting has been known for a while, so that meant the 4 hotels in “The Land of Smiles” that are part of the Four Seasons chain were likely candidates. Indeed, only one was chosen… but for the first time, there will even be 2 hotels featured in The White Lotus.
The production team has officially announced that Season 3 is going to be shot in 2 beautiful luxury hotels:
And, as you might have guessed, they are just as incredible as the previous seasons. Are you as excited as we are?
Thailand is filled with ultra-luxurious hotels that are dreamy and so much more affordable than ultra-luxurious hotels in the countries located where most people tend to always travel (North America and Western Europe).
Here’s an overview of those 5 hotels to give you a few more options to help you organize your trip and explore Thailand, although Flytrippers recommends not just staying in resorts the whole time.
The 2 hotels in The White Lotus Season 3
Here’s where filming is starting soon.
Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui
Chosen as the main setting for Season 3 of The White Lotus, the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui is located in the idyllic northwest corner of Thailand’s Koh Samui island. This resort is everyone’s jungle paradise dream. You can choose from private villas hidden between the trees or facing the white sands of the beach. Tough choice indeed!
With treetop sunbathing platforms and balconies that bring the jungles right up to the bedroom windows, it’s the ultimate getaway. Perfect for some TV show to stir up some drama with some amazing views in the background!
The Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui is family-friendly, with plenty of amenities for both kids and adults. You can relax by the crystal blue waters of the Gulf of Thailand, treat yourself to a spa experience, or explore the astonishing surrounding areas.
Visiting Koh Samui
Koh Samui is Thailand’s 2nd-largest island, with endless stretches of beaches, bright turquoise water, and dense rainforests; it’s known as a calm and chic destination.
The rainforest and mountains make for a stunning backdrop to the many historical temples on the island. Visiting Koh Samui means exploring Buddhist temples, swimming in secluded jungle pools, and enjoying fresh food and local cuisines.
More remote and private than other islands, Koh Samui is one of Thailand’s best-kept luxury secrets. However, you should know that there are much more affordable lodging options than the Four Seasons of course.
Whichever one you choose, you should take advantage of the record-high deal on the TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite Card that gives you $925 with its welcome bonus. It’s one of the highest offers ever seen in Canada for simple points (points you can apply to any travel expense, like hotels in Thailand).
Flights from Bangkok (BKK) to Koh Samui (USM) are as low as $95 one-way.
Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas
This hotel is a resort. So you get to stay at a charming Southern Thai-styled pool villa while being able to enjoy spa facilities, and activities such as yoga or Muai Thai on the beach.
On the practical side of things, Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas has a great location. It’s located only 15 minutes from the airport and is also within short distance from some of Phuket’s most beautiful spots such as Layan Beach, Nai Thon Beach, and the Laguna Phuket.
It will be the first non-Four Seasons hotel to be featured in The White Lotus. Anantara is a luxury hotel brand that is headquartered in Thailand. It is quite large, but with a limited footprint outside of Asia, it’s less known to North Americans.
Phuket Island, the country’s largest, is a postcard-perfect paradise.
From the crowded beaches of Patong to the tranquil shores of Kata Beach, and even the iconic James Bond Beach, travelers can enjoy all sorts of water activities. You can simply sunbathe or enjoy one of the many activity options such as snorkeling or scuba diving excursions, and even yacht cruises.
But it’s after dawn that Phuket really comes to life.
The island is very popular for its lively beach clubs and rooftop bars. Bangla Road especially is considered the island’s “party hub”, where you can find street performers, many options for cheap drinks, and just a lively crowd in general.
Flights from Bangkok (BKK) to Phuket (HKT) are as low as $19 one-way.
The 3 other Four Seasons options in Thailand
These are the other 3 hotels that were considered for the show and can be great options if you like luxury.
Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle
On the border between Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar is a magical treetop glamping experience. Large, well-decorated tents hang within the canopy with animals swinging and perching on branches: the accommodations at the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle are unique and sublime.
Furnished in traditional styles using natural materials, the luxurious tents look over grassland, rivers, and jungles. With private terraces and pools, you can relish this calm and peaceful part of Thailand.
It’s the ultimate Four Seasons experience: off-roading adventures, exploring the resort’s gardens, enjoying the local dishes, taking tours of the nearby wilderness, and keeping your eyes peeled for wild animals before relaxing at the open-air spa.
Prices are around $3270 for 2 nights (the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle has a 2-night minimum stay requirement). A low-budget alternative is the Hotel One Budget Chaingsean Golden Triangle for around $24 per night (rated 9.1/10).
Visiting the Golden Triangle
This area grew wealthy and attracted people from all over the world as it became a center of trade in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Nowadays, it’s still rich in history, blending all 3 cultures of the nearby countries.
The misty mountains, flowing rivers, and untamed jungles are dotted with old plantations, temples, spiritual sites, and ancient cities. It’s one of the most popular places to visit, with so much to see and do.
This is a rather remote area, so you’ll first need to fly into Chiang Rai. Flights from Bangkok (BKK) to Chiang Rai (CEI) are as low as $60 one-way.
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
Nestled among rice fields and the jungle, the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai is in the heart of the “Land of Smiles”.
With private pavilions and villas with exclusive pools and sundecks, it offers a unique chance to unwind. You can enjoy yoga, tennis, cycling, and, why not, spiritual experiences.
Centered on local history and cultural education — including crafts as well as historical tours and food masterclasses — the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai is all about balancing experiences and moments of calm.
Visiting Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is the 2nd-largest city in Thailand and is surrounded by vast expanses of remote and untamed wilderness. With so much to explore, there is something for everyone, from downtown shopping malls and traditional tourist attractions to hiking trails and UNESCO World Heritage-protected sites.
The region is known for being very colorful with flowers, religious temples, and decadent foods. With huge national parks and protected forests, lakes, and rivers, it’s a natural paradise with lots of outdoor activities and excursions.
Visiting Chiang Mai is a perfect mix of traditional life and festivities. Flights from Bangkok (BKK) to Chiang Rai (CEI) are as low as $60 one-way.
Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok
A true oasis of calm and zen amid Bangkok’s busy urban scrawl, the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok is elegant, stylish, and tranquil. Right in the heart of downtown Bangkok, the Four Seasons is designed to help you relax after a day in the noise and smells of the city.
With landscaped gardens, open-air dining, and floor-to-ceiling windows, the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok blends city and nature to create a real modern sanctuary. Guests can find an expansive spa and wellness center, beautiful common spaces, a fashionable bar and social club, and 2 pools.
Bangkok blends the country’s history and tradition with modern amenities. Ancient Buddhist temples and sprawling decorative palaces sit around the corner from huge commercial malls and downtown riverfront bars.
Bangkok (BKK) is Thailand’s main international gateway, so you’ll likely arrive here.
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