A Zen-like tranquillity permeates this tropical outpost on the northern tip of Koh Samui. There are plenty of daily activities (including yoga, Thai cooking classes, Pilates and island excursions) but you might find it hard to drag yourselves away from the privacy of your pool villa.

Tucked into the hillside, the wooden bungalows offer complete seclusion with  a sun terrace and separate snooze deck only overlooked by boats chugging past to Koh Phangan.

Rooms are chic yet rustic with thoughtful little touches (walk-in closet, personal wine fridge) hidden away. The enormous bed is swathed in a mosquito net, and numerous wooden shutters open on to the azure sea.

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Venture out to the infinity pool and the renowned Six Senses spa for a choice of treatments in either air-conditioned individual spa villas or accompanied by a floating sea breeze in private salas. After your treatment, go for the 30-minute Foaming Red Wine Milk Bath, which is said to be a fabulous, potent regenerative experience.

For indulgent dining, visit Dining On The Rocks and ask for table 99. You'll see why when you get there - it's all about the incredible views and solitude.

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WOW FACTOR: The deafening morning chorus of birds and cicadas. This is the best time to head to the treatment rooms and start the day by spa-ing yourselves silly.

GO: The Turquoise Holiday Company (www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk) offers seven nights from £1,275 per person, B&B. Includes flights and transfers.

FLIGHT TIME: 13 hours via bangkok

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