Need to know
22, including one suite.
Check-in is at 2pm and check out is at noon. If you arrive early or have a later departing flight, the hotel’s hospitality lounge on Choeng Mon has free non-alcoholic drinks, snacks, WiFi, newspapers and magazines.
Double rooms from $477.90 (THB14,920), excluding tax at 18.7 per cent.
Rates generally include breakfast, served either in the Crest or right to your villa.
Once a week, the resort hosts Moonlight Cinema – a classic Hollywood movie screening at the pool with drinks and snacks.
At the hotel
Beach, spa, gym, fitness classes, three pools, activities room, library, boutique, laundry, WiFi. In rooms: private pools, furnished pool terrace, TV, DVD player, air-conditioning, free bottled water, tea, coffee, daily fresh fruit.
Our favourite rooms
For sea views and sunsets, the Ocean-View Pool Villas can’t be beaten. For ultimate swagger, though, it has to be Bond-villain lair Fahn Noi Private Island Pool Villa with its commanding spot on the tip of the island, preposterous proportions and enormous private pool.
There are three, so choose your own aquatic adventure: the central salt-water pool has Gulf of Thailand views and perfect parasols, the children’s pool is, um, splashy, and the adults-only plunge pool is the definition of serenity.
The calming Cape Spa specialises in Thai massages and aromatherapy treatments. There are two rooms for couples’ treatments, a steam room and hammam.
Pack your Lululemon to take advantage of the yoga and pilates classes on offer in the gym. Left something at home? The adorable resort boutique has teeny weeny bikinis and tchotchkes galore.
All ages are welcome – there’s a children’s pool and both restaurants have children’s menus.