Need to know
56 suites, in seven different buildings.
Noon, although later check-out is possible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $162.95 (THB5,392), excluding tax at 18.7 per cent.
Rates include breakfast. Guests staying in a Spa Suite get an additional 60-minute Thai or Royal Oriental massage a day, for each room.
At the hotel
Spa, Jacuzzi, fitness centre, croquet lawn, petanque pitch, library, boutique, free WiFi throughout, charter boat. In rooms: TV, CD and DVD player, espresso machine.
Our favourite rooms
We like the Pool Residences, with their enormous onyx plunge pools sunk into the terraces – perfect for a late-night cocktail while soaking under the stars. All suites offer plenty of space and are decorated in simple and soothing white and warm woods. The huge bathrooms are an unexpected pleasure: the oval terazzo couple's bath tub set on a pebbled floor adds a relaxing garden feel.
Fringed with palm-trees and manicured lawns, the turquoise-tiled infinity pool’s focal point is the pavilion islands, each with sun-loungers and removable roof.
The hotel can provide mountain bikes, kayaks and windsurfing kit – all you need to remember are sturdy shoes, stay-on swimwear and a taste for adventure.
A seven-night minimum stay is required over the Christmas period.
Over-10s are welcome; extra beds can be added to the Spa Suite, Pool Residence and Garden Residence. Babysitting can be arranged.