Cascading across the hillside of Koh Naka Yai, on a sparsely populated fisherman's island just off the coast of Phuket, lies this stylish resort.
Most of the 67 cottages come with views of the Andaman Sea, and while you might want to specify a beachfront villa for the best views of that emerald-green water, all the rooms have infinity pools and outdoor bathrooms with seductive soaking tubs.
There's a lagoon-like pool, a broad sandy beach, an amazing 770sqm spa with serene pools and botanical treatments, plus two pool-side restaurants serving zingy Thai cuisine. Explore the island on foot, by kayak or on a swish Schwinn bike.
WOW FACTOR: Night-time bathing in your infinity pool surrounded by tea lights.
FLIGHT TIME: 15 hours
WHEN TO GO: Winter, Spring