Thailand's unspoilt natural beauty is what dreams are made of. With a weather classification of hot and humid, the lush country has three seasons: hot (March-June), wet (June-October) and cool (November-February). While we recommend the latter, there truly is no wrong time to go, and visiting with friends will always receive a strong nod of approval. Luckily, with the currency so cheap compared to that in North America, it's easy to rent stunning retreats that sleep up to 13 people. That said, there's no time like the present to start planning your group getaway.

Samara Villa

Situated on Koh Samui's unspoiled west coast, Samara Villa epitomises a dream oceanfront retreat. It's the perfect place to rent with friends as it accommodates up to 13 guests, and has every facility you could dream up. Not only is the villa just steps from the beach, the infinity pool has a swim-up wet bar and the private chef can cook your squad up some gorgeous, authentic meals. There's also a private garden, outdoor sound system and wine fridge - what could be better? Book it here .

Villa Padma

There's nowhere better to enjoy the splendor of Thailand's shore than at Villa Padma, a magical villa surrounded by Cape Yamu and the forests of Phuket. You can literally hear the noise of the ocean from the bedrooms (it sleeps 8), but you won't be there for long, since the games room, pool and Terrazzo soaking tubs are sure to take up most of your time. Eat authentic Thai cuisine with your friends, thanks to the private chef, and enjoy an indulgent in-house massage (available upon request). Book it here .

Villa Paradiso

Located on Phuket's western coastline, Villa Paradiso will be sure to please even the most snobby of interior lovers. The architecture is designer-chic with its arched ceilings and chandeliers, and the media and games room is retro 1950s. Accommodating 11, the villa has terraced seating overlooking incredible vistas, along with a stunning pool, fitness and spa room. Book it here .

Wang Nam Jai

Overlooking the Andaman Sea, this five-floored villa comes equipped with full time service staff to make your stay unforgettable. It's available to rent for 8 people and features range from a fitness center to an infinity pool overlooking Patong Bay. Stroll round the paths through the trees, enjoy the ocean views and embrace Phuket for all the luxury this villa provides. Book it here .

Villa Bianca

Villa Bianca is truly stunning - an art-filled, fully staffed gem on Natai Beach. The outdoor facilities really stand out here - from al-fresco sitting areas, to a barbecue, to an oceanfront deck. It sleeps 6, so grab your closest friends and luxuriate in a vacay that dreams are made of. The butler, driver, chef service and in-house spa and massage room won't disappoint. Book it here .