Need to know
66 villas, including 52 with private pools.
Noon. Later check-out is available by prior arrangement (subject to availability).
Double rooms from $336.31 (THB11,188), 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.
This luxury resort is a sustainability star in its commitment to water saving, recycling and the local community. The resort has initiated projects to minimise its impact on the environment, including creating its own biodiesel, filtering and recycling wastewater, and working with UNICEF and Restaurants Against Hunger.