Need to know
1pm, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $188.27 (THB6,600), excluding tax at 17 per cent.
Rates usually include breakfast (Continental, plus one à la carte dish each) and WiFi.
Caffeine addicts will appreciate the coffee machines in the Beach Front Suites.
At the hotel
Public beach, small spa with two treatment rooms; pool, library, on-loan kayaks, CDs and DVDs for guests to borrow, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, CD/DVD player, iPod dock, minibar, bathrobes.
Our favourite rooms
There are 11 Sea Breeze Suites (all surveying the pool) and three Beach Front Suites to choose from. Rooms are styled according to three themes: European (pale palette, dainty glass vases and Provençal furniture); Chinese (darker woods and furnishings, Chinese silks and antique wardrobes) and Local (the darkest palette of all, with lots of wood, a grey-and-green colour scheme and lanterns made from fishing nets). Our top pick is Beach Front Suite 111: this is the only suite with direct beach access; it also has its own Insta-worthy day-bed on the beach with flowing white curtains and swaying palms.
The pretty pool is the heart of the hotel, shimmering with green-blue tiles and shaded by lantern-strung trees. Elegant cream muslin-and-wood deck chairs are clustered around the water. The hotel also has a clutch of loungers on the public beach, in front of the hotel, where you can swim during high tide. At low tide, hop on the hotel’s shuttle to Bophut beach (THB300 for two; book two hours’ ahead).
Opt for a massage and choose from the following scents: coconut, roses, lavender or lemongrass.
Camera and cologne.
Itching to explore? The hotel will lend you a car and driver (THB2,000 for four hours).
Little Smiths aged six and above are very welcome. Extra beds (THB1,500 a night) and cots (free) can be added to rooms. The restaurant can serve up smaller portions for little mouths.