Manicured lawns and calm pools surround a huge, ancient ficus tree. Sunloungers and draped pavilions frame a 25-square-metre infinity pool.
The only sounds are birds twittering and the soft trickle of the lily ponds. Peace pervades The Sarojin, set in 10 acres of gardens, with a palm-fringed, seven-mile-long white-sand beach on the Andaman Sea.
The luxurious 56 residences have double baths and some have plunge pools. The food is top notch - fine dining at Ficus restaurant, or Thai fare at beachfront eatery The Edge.
But what really sets The Sarojin apart is its tailored,
once-in-a-lifetime experiences: elephant trekking; mangrove
canoeing; or a Thai cookery class under a waterfall. On the days
when these activities seem too much effort, you can lounge by the
pool, hit the Pathways spa and then rock up for dinner on the beach
under a starlit sky.
Wow factor: Call on the 'imagineer' concierge to plan your dream excursion.
Flight time: From 13 hours 15 minutes via Bangkok.