Comedy-drama The White Lotus is set to return, with speculation that season 3 will be filmed in Thailand.
The first was set in Hawaii at The Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, while the second season was shot at The Four Seasons San Domenico Palace at Taormina. While there’s no official word on whether the new series will be shot at a Four Seasons resort, here’s a bit of inspiration for your very own ‘White Lotus’ adventure in Thailand.
Jungle-Cloaked Escape: Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle
In this land of spectacular bamboo jungles and mountain trails, travellers can go off the grid with Four Seasons in the dramatic environs of northern Thailand, bordering Myanmar and Laos. In this land of spectacular bamboo jungles and mountain trails, travellers can let their inner explorer come to life. While rescued elephants roam in their natural habitat, set sail down the storied Mekong River or simply savour the gifts of wilderness – from birdsong to foraged meals.
Laid-back Island Retreat: Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui
Set in a picturesque bay cascading with coconut palms, and bordered by the azure waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the Resort offers a range of family bonding experiences. There are several activities for families including experiencing the unspoiled beauty of Angthong National Marine Park from the vantage point of a Four Seasons luxury yacht. Guests can sail through turquoise waters dotted with rainforest-fringed islands, stopping to swim and snorkel among tropical fish and vibrant coral reefs. With hillside Tam Rab Thai, brunches with Thai dance performance and music, Fisherman’s Night – barbecues on the beach with live music and fire-spinners, Trattoria Night – a casual Italian culinary affair, and more – the Resort promises spectacular dining with memorable experiences.
Lush Mountain Hideaway: Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
This countryside retreat is perfect for slowing down, recharging and finding fulfilment. Guests can embark on a personalised journey of wellbeing with a range of tailored experiences: practice asanas and breathwork with the knowledgeable resident yogi, rejuvenate with rituals focused on the sacred scales of balanced living at Wara Cheewa Spa, or make a meaningful connection with the “cultural capital of Thailand” through arts and crafts at Chaan Baan.
Laid out in the style of a traditional Thai village, the beautiful villas and multi-bedroom Private Retreats are surrounded by working rice fields and tropical gardens. Just a short drive away, the centre of Chiang Mai holds endless possibilities: chat with Buddhist monks at charming temples, browse colourful craft markets, and track down the perfect cup of artisanal coffee in the hipster lanes of Nimmanhaemin.
Stylish Riverfront Hub: Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River
Located along the majestic Chao Phraya River, this energetic urban resort puts guests at the centre of Bangkok’s riverside district, a coveted neighbourhood filled with galleries, boutiques and cafés. Envisioned by award-winning interior designer Jean-Michel Gathy, the Hotel’s airy indoor-outdoor layout is inspired by the rhythms of the river. The magic begins the moment one arrives, greeted by light-filled open spaces, cascading water pools and a succession of green courtyards. Guests take in sweeping river views from the outdoor infinity pools, and savour inventive gastronomy at the high-concept restaurants – from waterside dining that bring an Italian and French flavour, to a refined Cantonese soiree at the Michelin-starred Yu Ting Yuan. At Thailand’s number one bar according to Asia’s Top 50 Bars, BKK Social Club, bespoke cocktails and craft spirits echo the legendary glamour of Buenos Aires.