Need to know
Forty-six including 15 suites, 11 studios and 20 villas.
Noon, but flexible subject to availability and additional charges. Earliest check-in, 2pm. After check-out, guests can leave their luggage in storage and use the shower facilities at the Fit (fitness unit) to go sandlessly from beach to airport.
Double rooms from $272.22 (THB8,500), excluding tax at 18.7 per cent.
Rates include breakfast.
Villa guests also have access to the Index, an exclusive lounge with free refreshments and snacks.
At the hotel
Gym, library (naturally), film collection, free WiFi in the restaurant, library and pool area. In rooms: huge flatscreen TV, wireless headphones, coffee maker, minibar, and Macs with broadband.
Our favourite rooms
The Writer is the largest Pool Villa at the hotel at an impressive 359sq m; it has sea views and direct beach access. Bookmark Suite is closest to the beach and affords fabulous views of the sea and the ruby swimming pool from the comfort of the bed. All suites have Jacuzzis to bliss out in, and Writer, Editor, and the One- and Two-Bedroom Secret Pool Villas all have private saltwater pools.
Looking out over the beach and the bay, the Library’s eye-catching pool is lined with vivid scarlet Italian tiles, coloured to match the parasols and loungers on the wooden decking that surround it.
Leave your holiday reading at home. The Library lives up to its name, with hundreds of titles available to leaf through, as well as a wide selection of DVDs.
A compulsory Gala Dinner is held 31 December, rates include this charge at THB9,900 a person ex tax, with an additional THB5,900 a person applied for children.
Under-12s stay free in their parents’ room (breakfast is TBH530 a day); cots (free) and extra beds (THB2,968 a night) can be provided on request.
Under-12s stay free in their parents’ room; cots (free) and extra beds (THB2,968 a night) can be provided. Breakfast for under-12s is TBH530 a day. There’s a kids’ pool, and an assortment of beach-based activities on offer. Babysitting costs THB250 an hour.
Beach-bum teens and young fashionistas.
The ground-floor Two-Bedroom Suites offer the most family space, as well as safe outdoor patios and a Jacuzzi bath.
All the sea- and beach-based fun active little tykes could wish for, including windsurfing, kayaking, and volleyball. The hotel has (unsurprisingly) an impressive collection of books for young readers too.
There’s a kids’ section in the main pool, which is open from 7am to 7pm.
The Page offers a children’s menu, as well as high chairs, and will happily prepare packed lunches or heat milk.
A babysitter can be arranged for THB400 an hour.
No need to pack
Cots are available free.
The Library was designed to minimise environmental impact, being built around rather than over the on-site flora. Recycling is de rigueur, and all waste plant matter is made into compost.