Planning a trip to Thailand with your loved one?

Thailand is an amazing destination for couples and while most think of the usual beach destinations of Phuket, Krabi, and Koh Samui, we recommend taking a detour to the stunning city of Chiang Mai.

Aptly nicknamed “The Rose of the North”, this mountainous destination is known for its beauty and serenity.

From historical and cultural treasures, peaceful temples, divine food, and incredible spas, Chiang Mai is the ideal getaway for couples.

While there’s plenty to see and do in this magnificent city, staying at a romantic hotel with a private plunge pool will make your trip even more special. 

Check out these amazing options we’ve found for your romantic escapade to Chiang Mai.

1. The Inside House

Spectacular doesn’t begin to describe the rooms at The Inside House in Chiang Mai!

Built in the 1920s, it’s Lanna Colonial style will blow you away with its old-world charm. 

The star of the property is the old Bodhi Tree that will give you an instant feeling of calm. 

Pool Suites at The Inside House are amazing for couples and offer a private and lavish experience.

The Waterfall and Chedi Pool Suites have large 7-meter private pools, the Corner, Bodhi, and Junior Pool Suites have 5 or 7-meter pools, while the Glass Pool Suites are on the top floor and have a unique glass-walled pool and outdoor bathtub.

This is the only property in Chiang Mai that has a whopping 14 swimming pools and all the private ones are temperature-controlled! 

After you’ve worked up an appetite, try some delectable Northern Thai food at their main restaurant Ghin. 

The hotel is close to Wat Sri Suphan, Chang Puak Market, and Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping.

  • Guest Rating: 9.5
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 56 Samlarn Road, Tambon Phra Sing Amphoe Muang, Phra Sing, 50200 Chiang Mai, Thailand

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2. 137 Pillars House

Take a journey back in time by staying at the 137 Pillars House in Chiang Mai.

Built in the late 1800s, this beautiful teak wood building was restored to its original glory and is now a fabulous hotel for a luxury stay.

All the Suites are absolutely heavenly with their tranquil decor, high ceilings, large terraces, indoor and outdoor showers, and stunning views of the gardens.

Couples should splurge on the Louis Leonowens Pool Suites which are spacious, overlooking the infinity pool, and have a private swimming pool.

Enjoy handcrafted cocktails at Jack Bain’s Bar, savor gourmet cuisine at Palette, try the finest Thai and Lanna cuisine at the Dining Room and engage in Afternoon Tea at the gardens or the Parlor of Baan Borneo House.

End your day with a highly recommended and relaxing couples massage at Nitra, the spa.

  • Guest Rating: 9.4
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 2 soi 1, Nawatgate Road, Tambon Watgate, Muang, Chang Moi, 50000 Chiang Mai, Thailand

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3. Raya Heritage

Located on the banks of the Ping River, Raya Heritage will transport you into another world instantly.

Here, traditional Thai design, natural hues, and contemporary elements are combined in the most eye-catching and beautiful way.

With cream and white interiors, one-of-a-kind furniture and unique artefacts sourced by local craftsmen, each of their 33 suite rooms is luxurious yet soothing at the same time. 

The Kramm Pool Suite in particular is ideal for couples on a romantic getaway as it features a large terrace for lounging and a 3×7 meter private pool.

Try delicious local cuisine at their rustically elegant restaurant Khu Khao, enjoy herbal teas and fresh juices at the outdoor Laan Cha Tea Terrace, and savor bespoke cocktails at Baan Ta where their namesake cocktail made with local Mekhong rum, Thai herbs, and passionfruit is a must-try! 

If shopping is on your agenda, head to their in-house store Him Gong where you can buy jewellery, clothing, accessories, Thai artefacts, and stunning home decor. 

At Al Waan Spa, couples can experience regional healing treatments in private rooms, including the signature Bamboo massage where therapists use heated sections of bamboo to soothe aching muscles. 

Staying at Raya Heritage is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience that you will not regret!

  • Guest Rating: 9.3
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 157 Moo 6, Tambol Donkaew, 50180 Chiang Mai, Thailand

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4. X2 Chiangmai Riverside Resort

With a blend of modern and traditional Lanna design elements, stellar service, and incredible surroundings, the X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort on the banks of the river Ping will make all your vacation dreams come true.

The Pool Suite is the very definition of luxury with a large living area, a private pool with ample deck space, sunbeds, a separate lounge area, and lavish furnishings.

Couples will love the Ozone Roof Bar by the infinity pool which offers stunning views of the river and the city.

You’ll also find The Oxygen Dining Room with an open floor space, refreshing cocktails, and mouthwatering fare.

For a casual evening, head to The Library Bar & Cafe where you can enjoy high tea, magazines, game of chess, delicious snacks, wine, and unique cocktails.

Experience ultimate relaxation at X2 Spa surrounded by lush gardens and overlooking the Ping River. 

With two private suites, a luxury hot tub, and skilled therapists, any treatment here will leave you feeling absolutely rejuvenated! 

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even take a kayak out to the river between 10am and 5pm. 

Now, that sounds like fun!

  • Guest Rating: 9.1
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 369/1 Charoenraj Road, Watket, Muang, 50000, Wat Ket, 50000 Chiang Mai, Thailand

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5. Villa Mahabhirom

Literally translating to “A villa of great pleasure”, Villa Mahabhirom is a charming resort where history, culture, art, and craft come together to create a mesmerizing experience. 

The restored teakwood villas are raised on stilts, have a roof made of clay tiles, and are truly one-of-a-kind.

While there are a few accommodation options, we recommend the Villa Royale 1-Bedroom Pool Villa that is just right for a romantic holiday. 

The Duplex features a private plunge pool, lush garden courtyard with a living area, antiques and artwork downstairs, a gorgeous bedroom, study area, and an Italian marble bathroom upstairs. 

No visit to Thailand is complete without tasting delicious local fare which you can do at the Thai Royal Project.

The private Mahabhirom Dining Room will enthrall you with its wooden interiors and antique chandeliers while the Noppadol Verandah overlooking the pool and gardens is perfect for sunset cocktails.

Guests can also enjoy afternoon tea with delicious finger sandwiches, petit pastries, scones, and irresistible cakes at the Mahabhirom Tea Room.

Couples will love the relaxing experience at the spa, the Yoga and Tai Chi classes which can be booked in advance. 

  • Guest Rating: 9.1
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 62 Moo. 10, Suthep, Muang, Chiang Mai, 50200 Chiang Mai, Thailand

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6. Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

Unwind and recharge with your loved one at the Four Seasons Resort in Chiang Mai. 

Nestled among emerald rice fields with lavish interiors and stunning views, this resort is truly heaven on earth.

With a private pool, extravagant interiors, buffet breakfast, and a live-in personal assistant, the exclusive private residences are exactly what a couple needs.

For food, there are five on-site dining options.

This includes North for grilled meats and delicacies, Khao for Thai, Burmese, and Yunnanese cuisine, Rim Tai for street-food themed dinner where you can also enjoy a cooking class, Ratree Bar & Lounge for craft cocktails, and Rice Barn for leisurely lunches and cooking classes.

The resort offers special experiences for couples including bike riding through the Mae Rim Valley, learning the art of Thai cooking, the connected heart ritual at their spa, and anything else you can think of.

  • Guest Rating: 8.9
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 502 Moo 1, Mae Rim-Samoeng Old Road, 50180 Mae Rim, Thailand

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7. Panviman Chiang Mai Spa Resort

A couple’s getaway should be all about connection, relaxation, and luxury and that’s what you will get at the Panviman Chiang Mai Spa Resort. 

Located high up in the hills, surrounded by tropical forests and flower gardens, this resort offers a dreamy stay like no other. 

There’s no better way to experience this place than by staying at the Viman Pool Villas that offer infinity pools with stellar mountain views.

Try the exotic cocktails and healthy meals at Panorama and if you want to stay in and cuddle, there’s always room service.

Enjoy a heavenly combination of East meets West treatments that include ancient Thai Lanna healings at Panviman Spa.

You can even detox and connect with your inner selves with daily classes of Yoga and Meditation.

  • Guest Rating: 8.8
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 197/2 Moo 1, Tambol Pongyang, Amphur Mae Rim, 50180 Mae Rim, Thailand

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8. Chantra Khiri Chalet Chiang Mai

Literally translating to “prosperity of the mountains”, the stunning resort of Chantra Khiri Chalet offers panoramic views of Chiang Mai that will leave you spellbound.

If it’s a private pool you’re after, stay at the Honeymoon Suite which is spacious, luxurious, and offers a magnificent pool with mountain views.

Their on-site restaurant Krua Baan Krieng serves Thai Home-cooking style dishes using vegetables and herbs that are grown right there. 

The outdoor swimming pool and garden are great for relaxation, while the bar’s cocktails will take your holiday to the next level.

You’ll find Chantra Khiri Chalet resort 9 km from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and 12 km from Chiang Mai Zoo.

All in all, it’s a great hotel option for couples looking to have the time of their lives.

  • Guest Rating: 8.7
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 49 Moo 3 Ban Pong, Hang Dong, 50230 Ban Pong, Thailand

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9. Veranda High Resort Chiang Mai – MGallery by Sofitel

Imagine contemporary design and Lanna culture coming together in this scenic property that offers captivating views over rice and tea terraces.

All rooms are comfort personified and have open bathrooms and large private balconies that will allow you to take in the splendour of the place. 

The Plunge Pool Pavillion is ideal for couples with its luxurious furnishings and pool that overlooks the rice terraces.

Guests can eat at two wonderful restaurants, The Higher Room which serves up European favorites and Rabiang Cha where local cuisine is the star!

The infinity pool overlooks the valley and has plenty of sunbeds for you to relax on.

Get pampered in a relaxing spa amidst the forest where each private cottage comes with a large sunken bath, steam shower, and twin beds ideal for couples.

It doesn’t get more romantic than that!

  • Guest Rating: 8.6
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 192 moo2, Banpong, Chiang Mai, 50230 Hang Dong, Thailand

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10. Flora Creek Chiang Mai

True to its name, Flora Creek is surrounded by 10 acres of landscaped gardens against the backdrop of a lush forest and mountains.

This place is a sight for sore eyes with its colorful flowers, charming creek, and wonderful Thai decor.

The Mountain Top Pool Villa is stunning and offers couples all the privacy they need.

Spacious and airy, these villas have a kitchenette, large living room, coffee and tea making facilities, and an amazing private pool. 

Set beside a natural waterfall, the Fueng Fah Bistro will let you experience Thai dishes of Somtum and fried chicken, while the Creek Cafe offers an excellent fusion of Thai and international dishes.

The Green House Spa will soothe your body and soul and make you feel at one with your partner.

  • Guest Rating: 8.4
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 90 Moo 4, T.Baan Pong, Hangdong, 50230 Hang Dong, Thailand

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Map of Chiang Mai Hotels with Private Plunge Pools

Couple getaways are all about creating romantic memories that you will remember forever.

The best way to do that is by staying at a dreamy resort with your private plunge pool.

While there are many amazing options in Chiang Mai, our favorite is 137 Pillar House for its rustic charm, large private pool, and  exceptional service.

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Chiang Mai Hotels with Plunge PoolsRatings
The Inside House9.5
137 Pillars House9.4
Raya Heritage9.3
X2 Chiangmai Riverside Resort9.1
Villa Mahabhirom9.1
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai8.9
Panviman Chiang Mai Spa Resort8.8
Chantra Khiri Chalet Chiang Mai8.7
Veranda High Resort Chiang Mai8.6
Flora Creek Chiang Mai8.4
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