This appealing resort's 45 teak chalets (traditional outside, pure luxury inside) are perched on stilts in a tropical garden that blends seamlessly with the neighboring rice paddies and the foothills of the nearby mountains. A thatch-roof reception area adds an additional exotic touch. The terrace restaurant ($$), overlooking the pool and a lotus-covered pond, is one of the region's best, serving fish from the Pai River and lamb from New Zealand.
113 Moo 6, Huay Poo-Wiang Nua Rd., Tambon Wiang Tai, Pai, 58130, Thailand
053-698266; 053-698267; 02-693–2895-in Bangkok