Mention Koh Phangan and conversation invariably turns to
backpacking memories and full-moon parties. However, a number of
luxury resorts have opened in recent years, of which Santhiya
Resort & Spa has one of the best locations.
Arrive by speed boat from Koh Samui to get a spectacular first
view of the resort, set into the cliff face above its private
Traditionally decorated rooms and villas feature intricate
carvings and Thai objets d'art, while the outside
bathrooms and private pools have views stretching down over the
cliffs, giving a sense of idyllic isolation.
If you want a change of pace, walk to Thong Nai Pan Noi, where
beach-barbecue restaurants offer simple, delicious meat and seafood
at bargain prices.
Wow factor: The amazing views out over treetops and beyond to
the beach by day, and up to the Milky Way by night.
Flight time: From 13 hours via Bangkok.
Go: Book with Turquoise Holidays; call 01494 678 400 or
visit www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk for more details or
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