Need to know
93, all of which are suites or villas.
12pm, but flexible (later check-outs are charged at half-day rates). Check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $145.65 (THB4,820), excluding tax at 18.7 per cent.
Rates include champagne breakfast at the Plantation Club.
Although it's tucked high in the hills, the Pavilions runs a free shuttle bus to Layan Beach in Sirinat National Park throughout the day (and can provide a picnic hamper for lunch). There are also restaurants by the beach.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout, book and DVD library, shop, gardens. In rooms: satellite TV, CD/DVD player, iPod, maxibar and fridge, private spa treatment room.
Our favourite rooms
Part of the appeal of the Pavilions are the amazing views, so opt for an Ocean View Pool Villa. Like all the suites, it has its own walled entrance, which opens up to separate bed, living and bathing areas, and it is a very private 310 sq m space. There is also a private infinity pool and sundeck.
Individual plunge pools are just about long enough for a few strokes.
Bring a pair of binoculars for spotting wildlife or scoping the panoramic views from the bar.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only. For a spa session with a difference, the Pavilions' treatments have been picked for their holistic properties. Relax with the utterly indulgent Scentsual Passion (the signature treatment) in the privacy of your villa.
Welcome in certain room types. Those up to the age of two can share a bed with parents for free; those between two and 12 can stay for an additional charge. Children over 12 are considered adults.