Destination guide

Dive head first into Thailand's heady mix of flavors

Treat your senses with a trip to Thailand, a hedonist's playground, a foodie paradise, and a culture vulture's dream, all rolled into one. Famous for full moon parties on the beach, frenetic market experiences, and adrenaline-inducing tuk-tuk rides, Thailand delivers so much, whether you explore its many natural wonders, get in touch with its spiritual side, or sample its epicurean delights. Thailand vacation rentals mean you don't have to choose when it comes to exploring everything this colorful, charming country has to offer—instead you can take it all in at your own pace.

Things to do

Steep yourself in Thailand's uniquely beguiling culture

Thailand is a traveler's mecca and there's more to see here than you could possibly fit into one short vacation, but Thailand vacation rentals give you the time and the space needed to explore as much of this beguiling country as possible. Buddhism forms the heart of Thailand's unique culture, and a visit to some of the country's temples will open any traveler's eyes. Wat Phra Kaew is perennially popular in Bangkok, but Wat Pho has smaller crowds and is just as impressive. Phimai Historical Park is home to Thailand's most notable Khmer ruins, while just north of Bangkok you'll find the beautiful national parks of Erawan, and Khao Yai.

Activities

Eat, sleep, dive, trek, cook, repeat—this country has it all

Thailand has more activities than you shake the proverbial stick at. Practice your chopstick skills by going on a food tour of Bangkok, or learn to whip up a Thai-style storm in the kitchen by taking a cooking course. If your idea of Thailand vacation rentals involves more in the way of white sand beaches and crystalline waters, then you won't be disappointed; snorkeling and diving are two of the most popular activities in Thailand, especially off the southern coast, while beach bums will be just as happy hanging out on the sand. Keen hikers meanwhile might want to try trekking in the north of the country.

Weather

Rain, rain go away—come to Thailand in the cool season

Thailand's year is divided into three distinct seasons, rather than the usual four. The rainy season runs from May to October, the cool season from November to February, and the hot season from March to May. Most visitors choose to come in the cool season, when temperatures still rise to a very warm 86°F, with temperatures soaring to over 95°F in the hot season. Travelers are often put off Thailand during the rainy season, although if you do choose to visit then, you'll likely find it to be less crowded, and won't experience non-stop rain—you'll get an hour or two each day.

Natural features

Find your paradise on one of Thailand's idyllic islands

Thailand is located in the area generally referred to as southeast Asia, and is bordered by Myanmar, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Laos. The capital of Bangkok sits on the Gulf of Thailand, which is also scattered with the country's famed islands, and home to its many beach resorts. Immediately east of the capital, the beaches of Pattaya have been colonized by all-inclusive resorts, while those seeking something a little more sophisticated head to Ko Samet, or the Ko Chang archipelago. To the north of the country you'll find lush countryside, waterfalls, and great trekking country, as well as the charming historical city of Chiang Mai.

Where to stay around Thailand?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 8,890 vacation rentals near Thailand. From 3,292 Villas to 1,181 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Thailand for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Thailand?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Thailand. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Bangkok: 1,083 vacation rentals
  • Phuket: 2,465 vacation rentals
  • Chiang Mai City: 443 vacation rentals
  • Phuket: 2,636 vacation rentals
  • Koh Samui: 1,764 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Thailand! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Thailand?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Thailand:

  • Bangkok: 1,083 rentals
  • Phuket: 2,465 rentals
  • Chiang Mai City: 443 rentals
  • Pattaya: 1,205 rentals
  • Hua Hin: 636 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Thailand?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Thailand are:

  • Pattaya (PYX-Pattaya Airpark): 1,123 vacation rentals
  • Phuket International Airport (HKT): 1,705 vacation rentals
  • Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK): 1,023 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Thailand?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Thailand. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Patong Beach: 2,636 rentals
  • Pattaya Beach: 1,198 rentals
  • Ao Nang Beach: 207 rentals
  • Thailand Cultural Center: 1,081 rentals
  • Koh Lanta Lighthouse: 66 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Thailand listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Thailand

Bangkok
1,083 vacation rentals
Phuket
2,636 vacation rentals
Krabi Province
443 vacation rentals
Chiang Mai Province
453 vacation rentals
Chiang Rai Province
16 vacation rentals
Rayong Province
79 vacation rentals
Surat Thani Province
1,813 vacation rentals
Prachuap Khiri Khan Province
559 vacation rentals
Chon Buri Province
1,204 vacation rentals
Phang-nga Province
77 vacation rentals
Nonthaburi Province
33 vacation rentals
Trat Province
72 vacation rentals
Phetchaburi Province
109 vacation rentals
Samut Prakan Province
89 vacation rentals
Nakhon Ratchasima Province
18 vacation rentals
Phnom Penh
27 vacation rentals
Penang
372 vacation rentals
Siem Reap
123 vacation rentals
Perak
169 vacation rentals
Hanoi Province
458 vacation rentals