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ANANTARA BOPHUT RESORT & SPA

TWO-BEDROOM BEACH POOL VILLA Square Footage: 3,821 Rate: From $1,184 Why We Love It: Guests are greeted at this island retreat with massages and stocked beach bags, setting a precedent for pampering that will continue throughout their stay (a “beach guru” is on hand to tend to your every need as you soak up the sun). A private pool, outdoor […]

Two¬bedroom Beach Pool Villa / Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa

CONRAD KOH SAMUI

CONRAD ROYAL OCEANVIEW POOL VILLA Square Footage: 3,423 Rate: From $3,000 Why We Love It: This two-story, glass- walled villa—rolled out with the rest of the paradisal property last September—lays claim to a dramatic (and wonderfully secluded) seafront locale. Its 74-foot private infinity-edge pool is home to a spectacular sunken lounge—ideal for sundowners—and a spa-worthy soaking tub melts away workaday […]

Conrad Koh Samui

Oceanview Three-Bedroom Pool Villa Why We Love It: Rich tones and natural textures dominate the interior spaces of this resplendent villa, which gives it a contemporary, yet tropical feel. And you’ll relish views of the lush rainforest and cerulean waters of the Gulf of Thailand from the enormous 66-foot-long, suite-length infinity pool, which can be accessed from each bedroom.   […]

oceanview three-bedroom pool

INTERCONTINENTAL HUA HIN RESORT

Opened in 2009, this beautiful InterContinental offers perfectly expressed resort luxury in Hua Hin, a tranquil seaside town long favored by Thailand’s royalty and social elite. Perched on a choice stretch of beach, the resort’s bold design and classic East Asian- inspired décor epitomizes the confident yet serene luxury for which Hua Hin is known. Throughout the hotel, public spaces […]

Privatebalcony/La Résidence Huahin

SIAM KEMPINSKI HOTEL BANGKOK

ROYAL SUITE Square Footage: 3,229 Rate: $11,489 Why We Love It: A regal design with a traditional Thai vibe (the product of interior experts Hirsch Bedner & Associates) makes this new two-bedroom suite feel exotic, but it’s the 1,291-square-foot private terrace with Jacuzzi—looking out across Bangkok from 16 stories high—that really steals the show. General Manager Holger Schroth 66-2162-9000 holger.schroth@kempinski.com […]

Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

SONEVA KIRI

While Soneva Kiri’s idyllic environment, beautiful architecture and warm service are model representations of Thai hospitality standards, the resort’s spirit of innovation transcends tradition, resulting in unique experiences not found elsewhere. Set on an island within the embrace of the Indian Ocean, this gorgeous property’s signature element is a celebration of Intelligent Luxury, a concept that focuses on indulging all […]

Ocean Villa Suite

Spa of the Week: Secret Garden Koh Samui

By Olivia Cuccaro

Olfactory memory is a powerful thing, and when it comes to relaxation, there are few fragrances that evoke a tranquil ocean setting more vividly than coconut. In Thailand, a stone pathway hemmed with palm trees and flourishing greenery leads to The Secret Garden Spa at Four Seasons Koh Samui, where nourishing coconut treatments take guests to a state of beachside […]

THE NAKA ISLAND, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT & SPA

ROYAL HORIZON POOL VILLA Square Footage:3,896, plus 13,326 of outdoor space Rate: From $2,500 Why We Love It: Spread across three private pavilions tucked amid tropical gardens, The Naka Island’s star complex picked up a second bedroom (and a fresh feel) in a recent refurb. Unreal emerald panoramas of Phang Nga Bay follow guests from the wraparound infinity pool deck […]

Royal Horizon Pool Villa

THE SIAM

CHINESE POOL VILLA Square Footage: 700, plus 660 of outdoor space Rate: $1,185 Why We Love It: The Siam’s highly anticipated June debut granted Bangkok its first and only private pool villas. The Chinese-themed edition (our favorite) pulls off a blend of black and white Art Deco and ornate Chinese detail- ing (think calligraphy, embroidered silk panels and antique signs) […]

THE ST. REGIS BANGKOK

ROYAL SUITE Square Footage: 2,700 Rate: About $6,647 Why We Love It: Jaw-dropping vistas are among the highlights of the Royal Suite, with floor-to-ceiling windows providing an unobstructed glimpse across scenic Rajadamri. Three full marble baths, indulgently appointed with freestanding stone tubs, double rainforest steam showers and built-in LCD TVs, are another standout selling point. General Manager Andreas Oberoi 66-2207-7777 […]

Royal suite / The St. Regis Bangkok

Vana Belle, A Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui

Ocean View Pool Suite Why We Love It: From the terrace’s cascading infinity pool, which joins with an alfresco bathtub, you’ll see nothing but the azure waters of the Gulf of Thailand before you. It’s a view you won’t want to give up so just slide the space’s floor-to-ceiling glass doors entirely open to let that outside view in.   […]

Vana Belle, A Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui

W RETREAT—KOH SAMUI

EXTREME WOW OCEAN HAVEN Square Footage: 9,600 Rate: From $6,587 Why We Love It: This sumptuous island hideaway offers all the comforts of home over two floors—including custom furnishings, LCD TVs and a Jack/Pack plug and play entertainment system—plus the kind of outdoor living space a setting this stunning commands, with a private swimming pool and furnished wooden deck. General […]

Extreme Wow Ocean Haven ,W Retreat Koh Samui