Need to know
66 villas, including 52 with private pools.
12 noon. Later check-out is available by prior arrangement (subject to availability).
Double rooms from $392.72 (THB12,531), excluding tax at 18.7 per cent.
Rates include breakfast and private butler service.
There's a construction site near the resort, so you might hear the odd spot of drilling.
At the hotel
Spa, watersports centre, gym, boutique, butler service, wine cellar, library, speedboat. In rooms: TV, DVD/CD player, iPod dock, free WiFi, minibar, fridge.
Our favourite rooms
Nab yourself a Pool Villa so you can splash about in your own private pool and dry off on your sun-deck. The higher up the hillside you go, the better the view, so ask for villa number five if you’re after postcard panoramas. To minimise bedroom-to-beach travel time, go for villas 43 or 42, which are situated right on the water. Plush Ocean Front Pool Villa Suite 38 also comes recommended – it’s got some delightfully shady trees ornamenting the sun-deck.
A bamboo-lined wooden walkway leads to a huge aquamarine infinity pool with a row of ocean-view day-beds and vast white parasols.
Insect repellent is a must – creepy crawlies come out at night.
All villas are assigned a private butler to look after each guest’s wishes and whims. There's a minimum seven-night stay between 22 December and 7 January.
Welcome. Extra beds (THB 3,500 a night for over-12s) and cots (free) are available. Babysitting can be arranged for THB350 an hour, and the restaurant provides a children’s menu.