Once a simple excuse to lie in the sun and do nothing, vacations today can bring the promise of a holistic wellness retreat; and what better destination for a journey that relaxes you to the core and inspires a sense of wellbeing than a villa vacation with a magical island escape in Thailand.

Phuket, in the Andaman Sea, and Koh Samui, in the Gulf of Thailand, each boasts some of the most spectacular luxury villa rentals; incredible oases set in their own private clifftop, beachfront, and beautiful green settings; villas designed with glorious infinity swimming pools and stunning views, in prime locations with in-villa staff and chefs cooking delectable dishes for intimate, al fresco dining; pampered stays that give you all the time and space you need to feel fully restored.

Balance is about understanding what your body, mind, and beyond needs and finding that reflected in a villa experience. You may need a sense of tranquil seclusion or to wake to a breathtaking view of the ocean each morning to nourish your inner-self. You may be looking for a relaxing yet active getaway that leaves you feeling energized. Perhaps you want a romantic villa vacation rental in Thailand so that you can connect with a loved one on a deeper level, or luxurious simplicity to reconnect with yourself. Equilibrium may be about finding a villa that inspires wellness for the whole family so that you can spend quality time together.

To offer you some inspiration, here are 5 Thailand villas perfect for a wellness retreat:

Villa Analaya

The Thai Aesthetic and Secluded Beachfront Location of Villa Analaya simply stun as you look out across Phuket’s western shoreline from its spectacularly secluded headland setting on a private estate along the island’s superb Millionaire Mile. With six bedrooms, the villa makes the most of the natural light, gentle breezes that come in from the surrounding rainforest, and breathtaking Andaman Sea views with its contemporary floor-to-ceiling-glass door design and wide-open spaces. The Thai architectural and décor elements work wonderfully well with the clean, modern interior style, creating cool and relaxing retreat spaces indoors. Guests can walk down from the infinity pool to a private beach just below, with shallow waters and kayaking available as well as the promise of experiencing idyllic castaway moments. Outside, there is also a yoga and meditation deck with sea views and a trampoline, while indoors the fully-equipped gym keeps energy levels up too.

Villa Akatsuki

The Meditative Beachfront Setting of Villa Akatsuki is by the white-sand beach on the sunset coastline of Koh Samui. The Thai and Japanese styled villa has the essence of a true wellness retreat with its Feng Shui attributes and its mesmerizing trio of cascading infinity pools and a kids’ pool too. The villa’s spa room with a bubbling onsen bath is a special feature, whilst the five suites, all with balconies, are therapeutically relaxing and individual sanctuaries. Villa Akatsuki has a truly tranquil ambiance created by its understated décor and Thai pavilion architecture, as well as views that connect seamlessly with the gardens outside and the ocean just beyond. The grand, open atrium area is perfect for attracting natural light and sea breezes into the villa space whilst the fully-equipped gym, beach volleyball and kayaks keep guests fit, energized and healthy.

Villa Amarapura

The Energizing Facilities of Villa Amarapura balance perfectly with its quiet Cape Yamu location on Phuket’s east coast. These include a putting green and games room with golf simulation as well as a pool table. Set on an exclusive estate, you can also enjoy a game of basketball or tennis or explore with some kayaking. A contemporary and chic clifftop stay, with its own cinema, the seven-bedroom villa exudes an upmarket vibe, with delightful freestanding tubs and incredible en-suite bathrooms creating individual retreats. A standalone bungalow is ideal for some extra special space and privacy, while the villa’s two infinity pools, two Jacuzzis and nest seats ensure the outdoor space inspires wellbeing too.

Villa Anavaya

The Heavenly View from Villa Anavaya is one that will remain in your memory long after you have left its doors. Perched on the highest point in the area, the property gazes down on the entire northeastern coast of Samui. Though the view can be enjoyed from every bedroom of the villa, it is the dramatic rooftop deck which perfectly captures the splendor of this panoramic spectacle. Anavaya also comes with plenty of other leisurely options such as a state-of-the-art cinema, a fitness room, and a marvelous infinity-edge swimming pool with jacuzzi. The suites are all equally furnished with lavish amenities including private baths and flat-screen TVs.

Villa Ocean’s 11

The Rejuvenating Experience at Villa Ocean’s 11 may just be the holiday break you need. Comfort, relaxation, environment, health – this villa covers just about every aspect of holistic development. The setting is a beachfront hillside on Phuket’s exclusive Cape Yamu estate. Lush greenery surrounds the villa as it looks out into the waters of the Andaman and the distant Phang Nga Bay. The interiors are wrapped in deep handsome hues that contrast with the vibrant outdoors. Facilities include a gorgeous infinity pool, a gym, a spa room, a home theater, and a lovely poolside al fresco dining pavilion.