Millions of tourists flock to Bangkok every year, and now a resort 2 hours outside the city has been named the world's 'best private villa' for $150,000 a week – INSIDER

  • The Resort Villa in Thailand[1] offers guests private access to a 150,0000-square-foot property that includes seven villas and a full-time staff[2] of 60 people.
  • The resort was recently dubbed “the world’s best private villa” by the Boutique Hotel Awards[3].
  • The property is two hours outside of Bangkok[4]— the biggest international tourist destination[5] in the world — and prides itself on its privacy.

The world’s best private villa is an unlikely destination: It’s a two-hour drive from the world’s biggest international tourist destination.

But you wouldn’t guess it from the looks of things inside The Resort Villa[6], where privacy is key. Seven villas, four bars, and nine dining areas are spread out across 150,000 square feet of property.

The resort beat out other five other candidates in the Maldives[7], Spain[8], South Africa[9], Fiji[10], and St. Barthelemy, respectively, to win the award. It also unseats Over Yonder Cay in the Bahamas and Coco Prive in the Maldives, which jointly won the award in 2017[11].

Read more: The top 14 boutique hotels in the world[12]

, largely in thanks to its stunning beaches. In fact, Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, was recognized as the most popular city in the world for international tourists[13] for three years in a row[14]. And, earlier this year, the iconic Thai bay featured in the movie “The Beach”[15] was permanently closed due to long-term damage caused by tourists.

The Resort Villa, however, is located in the non-commercial area of Rayong[16] and prides itself in offering respite from highly tourist-trafficked areas.

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