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Banyan Tree Koh Samui, Thailand

The pristine beach at Banyan Tree is visible from myriad vistas.

Hillcrest villas offer residents stunning views from their balcony and pool.

More evidence that viewpoints were at the forefront of the designer’s mind.


The deluxe pool villas offer an palatial level of privacy and, of course, luxury.

Pimalai Resort, Koh Lanta, Thailand

The stunning beach is perfect for a spot of sunbathing, a cooling swim, or a romantic walk.


While the resort’s pool offers fabulous views, and not just at sunset.



Your villa will be surrounded by lush tropical vegetation.


And while inside it, you’ll be surrounded by luxury.

Rayavadee Resort, Krabi, Thailand

Pretend you are Leo di Caprio or Roger Moore as you survey the stunning scenery from the beach.



Alternatively the beautiful setting for the pool is unmissable.


Enjoy the stylish restaurant.



Your villa will be set back in serene gardens.

Sheraton, Krabi, Thailand

The beach offers serene views out to the Andaman Sea.



Swim in one of two beachfront pools.



The dining experience is both classy and colourful.



While bedrooms are equally brightened with subtle touches of colour.

Six Senses Samui, Thailand

The resort’s rooftop dining options maximise its stunning location.

As do the pool and sundeck of your private villa.

Meanwhile, indoors is a bright, airy and luxurious affair.

Tubkaak Boutique Resort, Krabi, Thailand


Experience the stunning sights of Krabi from your hammock at Tubkaak.


There are few more relaxing places to dine in the world.


Enjoy a villa set back in beautiful gardens.


Interiors are both cool and comfy.

Song Saa Island, Cambodia

A truly beautiful island. Song Saa makes for a great break following a few days visiting the many temples outside Siem Reap. We travelled with our young girls and stayed for 3 nights travelling on the excellent new connecting flight from Siem Reap direct to Sihanoukville on Cambodia Angkor Air (50 minutes).

Ocean Villa Song Saa

We enjoyed many lazy hours in the pool and beach deck.

Experience one of Cambodia’s few luxury island resorts off the coast of Koh Rong in the Gulf of Thailand.

Pool villas offer an outdoor lounging area and, obviously, a private pool. The interior design is very well executed.

Indoors, rooms are comfortable and exotic.

Walkway to restaurant Song Saa

Destination Dining is one of the special features of the resort with tables set up in private areas around the beach and jetties affording the best views of the beautiful sunsets over the nearby stilted fishing village.

Sunset at Song Saa – Dining on the beach





There are few prettier places in the world to take a bath. (This is one of the Jungle Villa bathrooms)

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, Maldives


The Coco Palm Dhuni Kohlu is on a beautiful island, the resort is fringed by white sandy beaches, dressed with luxurious tropical vegetation, and hosts a blue crystal clear lagoon for the enjoyment of a vast range of water sports. Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu features delightful thatched villas, either dotted among palm trees in carefully planned tranquility or on stilts over the lagoon, with spectacular views of the sea and nearby desert islands.

I visited from the nearby Soneva Fushi resort in 2012. The rooms are simple and most do not have TV but offer easy access to beaches.

The food is very good.

The water is amongst the clearest of any resorts I visited in the Maldives.

The resort is home to 98 exquisite villas that either sit on the prefect white sands of the miniature island or stand in the coral banks for that true sense of escapism and abandonment. Because this is a Coco resort, expect the utmost in indulgence and luxury with everything from the finest cuisine to international standard diving for you to enjoy. Romanticism is alive and well here. This hotel offers an all-inclusive board basis, see special features for the all-inclusive package

You’ll have as much space and privacy as this couple when you stay at Coco Palm.

Plunge Pool

Enjoy your very own plunge pool with a water villa.

Beach Villa

Swimming and snorkelling in the lagoon are essential features of a stay here.

Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, Maldives

Maldives Sea Plane

The Start of your journey to Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru. We visited in August 2012 .

Beach Villa beach

The Beach in front of the Beach Villas is truly stunning!

Beach Villa pool, Four Seasons Maldives

You can do laps in your own Beach Villa Pool overlooking the ocean.

Sunset beach dining at Four Seasons Maldives

Dining out on the Beach and watching the sunset was very relaxing. The food at the resort is also top class.

We made good use of the bicycles to get around the resort . The kids really enjoyed the fun activities at the Kids Club.

This beautiful beach is all yours.

Enjoy a meal on your very own island.

The beach villas offer you the use of your own private pool.

There is plenty for kids to do at the resort’s Kid’s Club.

Your ride to and from the island, offering stunning bird’s eye views of the atolls.